Denise K. Rago lives in New Jersey with her husband. A chance encounter with a mysterious man during a date-night visit to Manhattan inspired her to write Immortal Obsession, in which she created vampire Christian Du Maurï¿½. His story continues in the sequel Blood Tears.Rago, an avid reader, carries a passion for art museums, the French Revolution, and all things vampire. Her credentials include a bachelor's degree in anthropology and a master's degree in museum professions. She puts them all to work in her continuing vampire novels.