Rebecca Maizel

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Rebecca Maizel lives in Rhode Island, USA, where, alongside teaching, she writes science-fiction and fantasy for the young-adult market. She is best known for her Vampire Queen series, which began with Infinite Days in 2010 and continued with Stolen Nights in 2012.

Maizel graduated from Boston University and the Rhode Island College master’s program and she currently teaches community college in Rhode Island and is studying to receive her MFA from Vermont College.

"I started to free write one day. I literally sat down, started writing and Lenah’s voice came through, I let her tell the story and 8 months later, I had a draft of Infinite Days. I wish this story were more exciting. I should say something like, I fell down, cracked my head and when I was in the hospital, I had A VISION! A near death experience! But no, I was in a dark library free writing. After I had written the novel, I started to read everything in the genre so I could see what else was being published. Someone recommended the Twilight series to me and I thought (after reading it) “wow, this is huge. I wonder if there is room in this genre for me?”
An excerpt taken from a Pure Imagination interview with Rebecca Maizel in 2010

Literary inspirations

  • AM Jenkins
  • Franny Billingsley
  • Coe Booth
  • An Na

For more information, visit Rebecca Maizel's official website.

Rebecca Maizel books reviewed

Bibliography

  • Infinite Days (2010)
    For 500 years Lenah Beaudonte has been a vampire. 500 years of seduction, blood and destruction. But she is sickened by her dark powers – and longs to feel the sun on her skin, grass under her bare feet, and share the breath of a human kiss. She wants to be mortal again. But is she really capable of being human, after her long years of darkness? Waking up as a sixteen-year-old girl brings Lenah many things – the life she has missed, taste, touch, love. But a vampire soul is not easily shed. And her coven – the four vampires she led in decadence and thrilling destruction – want their queen back…
  • Stolen Night (2012)
    Lenah Beaudonte should be dead. But having sacrificed herself to save another, she finds herself awakening with strange powers that are neither vampire nor human - and with a new enemy on her trail. In her vampire life, Lenah had thought that being human was all she ever wanted; but the human heart suffers pain, heartbreak and loss. With her new powers growing and the dark force of the Nex after her soul, Lenah faces a choice: between the mortal love of gorgeous Justin, whose passion fed her human soul, and taking a different path to become the mistress of her own destiny, wherever that may lead…

Critical acclaim

"Infinite Days is a deliciously engaging mix of vampires and romance, peppered with humor and layered with a lush, grippingly dark backstory. Rebecca Maizel's first novel is a real treat!" A.M. Jenkins, author of Damage

"Infinite Days is a wonderfully sexy, dark novel full of lush prose. Rebecca Maizel is a marvel, writing more than just a story, she creates myth with every page." Carrie Jones, author of NYT bestselling series, NEED