The first book Asa Bailey ever read was about Vlad the Impaler. He was six years old. Ever since, he has been fascinated by vampire history, the gothic, the bizarre and the fantastic. Asa is a novelist and film-maker who - after living in London and New York -moved to a medieval village high in the Snowdonia Mountain range of North Wales. Today, surrounded by dark mountains, forests and rivers he tells stories that capture the zeitgeist, are sexy and modern with depth and atmosphere.