Why are Vampires so sexy?!

Art of my character by this artist! Love or hate sexy vampires, they exist, and they have a huge impact on the paranormal genre. We all know the answer to the question above. It's due to the haunting allure of vampires, and there's a huge amount of 'sexual fixations' (Like my euphemism for 'fetish'?) surrounding…

Build a Vampire for nearly ALL magical settings – including MMORPG roleplay (Yes, this means World of Warcraft & FFXIV); How I take Vampires with me everywhere (Games & Writing)

Art credit of my character Goliath to this artist! It's no secret that I absolutely love vampires, and if there's a magical universe I either write or play a video game in, I will find some way to create them if there isn't already established lore. Heck, I can pull this even if there is…

Over 50 rejections, but I’m publishing anyway!

Claws of Midgard by Des M. Astor Ouch. To be honest, agents really do not like my story, and I will not lie and say all these rejections didn't hurt. I tried very hard to push my story, but in the end, agents said no. That's okay. Self-publishing is my choice, and while feedback on…

Cobratongue University: Summer Daze and Crimson Nights {Canon Short Story}

Image by Pexels from Pixabay Introduction Hey bats! Recently, a short story I wrote got accepted into an anthology. I wrote this one as well, and since it didn't get placed anywhere, wanted to share it! It's a perfect time to post, since it's the middle of summer in my area (and would be in…

Romance – Are my “Ships” too obvious? Hm… nah.

Credit to this artist for this lovely piece of Jasper x Luna! Well, maybe they are. But that's okay. It's intentional. You see, I have a 'hot' take that's quite hot, if you know what I mean. It's okay for ships to be obvious. Sure, the payout might not be as strong as the 'resolved…

DEEP DIVE: Vampires! What does Twitter think about them? What are some ongoing debates?

This art piece of my character Jasper is by Gynesis! Hey everyone! Today's deep dive subject is regarding some of my favorite humanoid monsters, vampires. As a vampire author, these dark concepts mean a lot to me, and I have my own version of them as well. I'll be discussing what creatives on Twitter think…

Happy Birthday to me, but more importantly to “The Dancing Crow”!

Aw, look at this big goof on his own book cover! The Dancing Crow, like Red Viper, had a different cover variation, but never started on Wattpad. It's The Dancing Crow's birthday (and mine but this is more important)! I adore this book, and while it doesn't have the typical romance I blend with my…

Books with a BITE: Vampire Book Blog by Des M. Astor; Information here!

Used my books here since they are primarily focused around vampires as an example! Hey there folks! I've decided to start a book blog of a very specific kind, one that falls into my tastes. This book blog will be about books centered around vampires, and I will talk about the book itself along with…

Free Short Story: The Crows’ Present

Introduction Hey. This is a short story canon in my universe. It got rejected as a submission. I figured I'd just offer it for free. Hope you like it. Genre: Gothic, Horror Content Warning: Gore The Crows' Present Iridescent feathers, the color of the midnight sky, shone in the sun as two crows looked toward…

NEW BOOK RELEASE: Cobratongue University: Professors & Kings! A magical college! You’re definitely going to want to check this out!

Interested in my novel?! CLICK HERE! Here is an animated cover I got from Morgan Wright! That's right folks! This is the fourth novel I've written at 80k+ words, and it's a standalone in my "Vampire Wars" universe! There will be another version, and a sequel, in the future, but this magical college can be…