At the heart of this origin story is dark, descriptive writing that makes you believe that real vampires, not sparkly ones, do actually exist An exciting novel that made me love a good vampire novel again. I have become quite the fan of David Lee Summers This book was such a great read that I was sorry when it ended Mr Summers introduces several new modern vampires who team up with the older vampires who have come to live in America The book is not only about vampires but otherworldly legends, nanotechnology, and romance Mr Summers is highly creative and writes the most interesting stories This book is perfect for anyone who loves fantasy, vampires, action, and romance He delves into the new vampires' lives and how they became vampires, which I found fascinating Great read Highly imaginative A book I'll not forget. Soldiers of fortune and seekers of acceptance is the way I would describe the first book, Vampires of the Scarlet Order by Award Winning Author David Lee Summers.The novel opens with an introduction to a young man wanting to obtain revenge and suffering from extreme loneliness In the High Middle Ages, he meets Lord Draco, and is recruited to the Scarlet Order vampire mercenaries.I was entranced with the history I felt like I was there Fear and honor ran through my fingertips as I read It was strange, but the alliance with the Church, seemed to almost make sense A great character and somewhat sad, Lord Draco endeared himself to my soul.Quickly, I was whisked away from the Middle Ages to the Wild, Wild West in the United States I felt like the shift happened flawlessly The real life characters were written so well, that I thought I was actually getting an eyewitness encounter with Billy the Kid!Then to Modern Times we come tocharacters which emerge and captured my attention I loved the way Mr Summers does not “villainize” the vampires He makes me want to cheer for them and cry for their loneliness and heartbreaks.Vampires of the Scarlet Order took me on a wild ride from year to year and century to century I absolutely became enthralled with the characters Desmond, Lord Draco being my favorite! Even if you are not a fan of Paranormal, this novel should be on your list.What got me is that even after reading it, I’m still wondering about the Vampires of the Scarlet Order I love the cover too, it seems to leap at me!For this, and so much , I will have to rate this novel as FIVE STARS and must read for all! I must admit I'm not a huge fan of the vampire genre, but I picked this up when I heard the author speak at Tuscon Fantasy and Science Fiction Convention a few years back and I'm glad I did.Vampires of the Scarlet Order is the best of what the small press has to offer What major publishing house is going to accept a book by a thenunknown author that has vampires as something other than angsty teens? The vampires in this book are most certainly not Summers takes the implausible (the existence of vampires) and puts them in a plausible context (being used and discarded by secret government agencies) We're treated to a sweeping ride through history before settling down into modern day Las Cruces, New Mexico.This is where it got really fun for me I lived for many years in the desert Southwest and Summers captures the sights and smells of the desert perfectly There's even a few inside references to one of my favorite local Tucson bands If Summers writeshorror novels, especially if they're set in the West, I'll definitely pick them up. Vampires of the Scarlet Order is an actionadventure novel about an elite cadre of vampire mercenaries who have worked throughout history as pinpoint assassins Under the command of Desmond, Lord Draco, the Scarlet Order was involved in wars with the Ottoman Empire, The French Revolution and even the conquest of the Americas Now, at the dawn of the st century, vampires are too expensive, too untrustworthy, and frankly, too pass