K. Snyder [Official Website]

2013 goal: To have my first novel published before 2014!

A soldier on God's battlefield gets a second chance- in death. Taylor Halen went to war for the Confederate south hoping for honor, for glory... He met death in the form of a vampire who taught him how to be a real monster, the kind that spills blood without a rifle and powder.

The story before Vengeance is Written in Blood, but to be read second in the series, as told by the dark and calculating vampire Taylor Halling. But was he always so cold and brooding, or perhaps was there a side of Taylor Halling Allison never saw in her tale? Walk hand-in-hand with the dark-haired vampire as he shows you not only the enthralling visions of his past, but a behind-the-scenes view of his illusory role in Allison's life in the novel The Adventures of the Shaded Soul.

A Vampire's History - Mature Content
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(c) All ideas, characters, plot work belong to K. Snyder.


Characters as told by the author

Taylor Halen/Hall/Halling

Carolyn Taylor Halen

Seth Garnet

Rebecca Lockett

Tristan Stefan Lockett

Lukas Hapsburg/Hawthorn

Courtney Vengeance

Julie Rêve


Theaters of the Novel

Antebellum and Reconstruction era United States

(actual photograph taken by Timothy O'Sullivan "A Harvest of Death, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1863")

Halen Plantation Home and Property

(Actual photograph of Ford Plantation in Georgia)


Victorian era England


Occupied and Vichy France

WWII Stricken England

Shaded Playlist

** = Song is not on the above playlist

Taylor's Songs

On My Own - Three Days Grace
Just Like You - Three Days Grace
It's Been a Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra
Sin - Nine Inch Nails
Always On My Mind - Michael Buble
Fallen - Sarah McLachlan**
Something I Can Never Have - Nine Inch Nails
Let Me Go - 3 Doors Down
Monster - Skillet

Julie's Songs

Eyes to See - Flyleaf **
Building a Mystery - Sarah McLachlan
Cold Cold Heart - Norah Jones**

Rebecca's Songs

Hate That I Love You - Rihanna & NeYo
Near You Always - Jewel

Courtney's Songs

Seth's Songs

They All Fall Down - SR-71**

Lucas' Songs

My World - SR-71
Soldier of Love - Pearl Jam
Beautiful Monster - Ne-Yo
That's Life - Frank Sinatra

Carolyn's Songs

Curious - Holly Brook**