Cyril’s foray into the world of writing began in 2019, at the tender age of 24. What started as a personal outlet for self-expression soon blossomed into a deep and passionate journey, culminating in the creation of “An Empty Embrace.” Cyril shares,“Writing ‘An Empty Embrace’ helped me conceptualize the kinds of relationships I was interested in cultivating and held me through the heartbreak of a failed partnership.”But the depth of Cyril’s narrative doesn’t stop at personal catharsis; it dives into the realm of the gothic and the erotic, inspired by a lifelong fascination with the vampiric lore found in the works of Bram Stoker, Anne Rice, and Stephenie Meyer.
A pivotal moment that set the stage for “An Empty Embrace” was Cyril’s experience running a Dungeons and Dragons campaign titled Curse of Strahd. This endeavor ignited a desire to intertwine the elements of high fantasy with the shadowy allure of gothic horror, creating a rich, multi-layered narrative.
Join us in celebrating Cyril Mezden’s “An Empty Embrace,” a novel that promises to whisk readers away to a world where the boundaries of fantasy and horror blur, creating a mesmerizing tapestry of dark romance and adventure.