Tears of Crimson


By Michelle Hughes

Publisher : Tears of Crimson

ABOUT Michelle Hughes

Michelle Hughes
Michelle Hughes is an international bestselling romance author with over 15 books published. She is an Alabama native, married with five children, and formerly a singer/songwriter. Michelle is also the owner of Tears of Crimson LLC which provides exposure to independent authors and enterta More...



Tears of Crimson, the New Orleans Vampire Bar.

I was only fifteen the first time he found me.  I say he found me because I hadn't been looking for him... yet there he was when I closed my eyes. When my mother was declared insane, the only person I had left in the world was Granny Louise.  Even though she was good to me, I was a target for bullies, ones that were convinced that the apple never fell far from the tree.  I was tired of my life, tired of a world that fostered such heartache and pain.

Rafe changed things.

He salvaged what was left of my will to live.  Those six years became my lifeline.  He opened my eyes to passion, shared a world with me that was so vivid that I could still hear his words in my ears, and the ghost of his touch on my skin when I woke up.

Now that my world has seemingly fallen apart, the only place I can think of going is where my dreams took place- New Orleans.  Rafe and I have walked those streets in my fantasies.  Somehow, I feel like that's where I can find my salvation, my purpose.

What frightens me is, now that I've stepped in Tears of Crimson, a part of me is starting to believe that some dreams are meant to be lived.

Tears of Crimson has been with me, literally, for over twenty-five years. The entire book is based on dreams that I began having as a young girl of fifteen. When I released the original version in 2010, I was very new to the writing world. Cara and Rafe have always been my favorite characters, and I wanted to give them a revamping to tell their story the way it was always meant to be told. ​Rafe came into my life at a time when I was dealing with heartbreak, and the hormones of a teenage girl to go along with it. I honestly do believe he saved me from myself, and for that I'll be forever greatful. Looking at my five children, husband, and the life I have now, in part I owe that all to him. Even today he is my muse, and I still dream about the worlds he opened my eyes to so many years ago. To say this is a labor of love, would be an understatement. I've put all of my other work on hold while I tell his story because it's that important to me. Whatever Rafe truly is, be it guardian angel, my muse, or something I'm not capable of understanding at this point in my life, he will always be my redemption. I hope you enjoy the Tears of Crimson book, and fall in love with Rafe and Cara the same way I have.