Beautifully Vicious

Sensual, violent and heartwarming

  • Character-driven "More than once I found myself chuckling at the ways he portrayed some of the complex relationships."
  • Modern and Unique "First off, I love vampire books and this one took it a bit above and beyond for me."
  • Strong Female Lead "She is strong and righteous...just my kind of heroine."
  • Immersive Adventure "This was one of the fastest read times I have ever had for a book. The story was so gripping that I could not stop."

Coming December 2017!

The First Novel in the VoI series


The Waif's Tale - a Valence of Infinity tale

Novella Companion to The Waif's Tale

A Case of Wrath

Available NOW!

Dallas Police Detective Sean Fennema has seen some weird things in his career, and some have never left him. Now a series of brutal murders is vexing the department and Fennema is frustrated that his prime suspect, novelist Damon Gables, seems to have an airtight alibi for each of the murders.

As Fennema runs down every lead he soon finds that Damon is in as much danger as the murderer's victims and a terrible truth begins to unfold. Could a case of serial killing actually be a series of targeted attacks spanning more than a century? If Fennema is in over his head, can Damon rise to the challenge? Or, will they both be victims in a case of wrath?

Combining the edginess of a police procedural with the dark twists of urban fantasy, A Case of Wrath is a powerful trek into an underworld we rarely witness.

Rated 17+ for brutal violence, sex and adult situations.

A Case of Wrath - a Valence of Infinity tale

about VoI

Valence of Infinity is a modern Urban Fantasy series by author C.L. Stegall. The series takes a look inside an ages-old society of people that, for all intents and purposes, is the basis of nearly all of the vampire myths and legends of history.

Calling themselves "Valensi," these people are both the epitome and antithesis of what we humans consider “vampires.” They have their own political framework and laws. They have their own town (although it is basically underground).

Through the tales and novels such as "A Waif's Tale," "One Night in Hollywood," and "A Case of Wrath," we learn more and more about the players large and small in the dark world of the Valensi and the bleeding over of their world into ours.

Future tales will include two more novels, a novella and several short stories, some of which will appear here, on the VoI site, for your reading pleasure.

Be warned, however...some of the tales of the Valensi are not for the kiddies. Each tale will be clearly noted, but remember that these are real vampires. No sparklies here!

About A Waif's Tale

From orphan girl on the cold streets of Northern England to one of the most dangerous people on the planet. Paris, a 135-year-old woman in the body of a teenager, is a beautiful and lethal member of the vampire underground's elite High Guard. Yet, one fateful decision turns her from trusted bodyguard to a fugitive with a death sentence on her head.

Paris flees into the human world, on the run from an ancient assassin who is the only man capable of finding her and the only man she has ever loved. With memories of her once-admirable life trailing her every move, she must stay one step ahead of her executioner and somehow find her new place in the world. Can she save herself from her fate? Can she protect herself from her own heart? Or, will she face her lover in a final game of death?

Dark, sensual, violent and thrilling, The Waif's Tale takes you behind the myths and legends and reveals the truth of what it is to be a denizen of the night.

What's being said about "A Waif's Tale" -

"Takes the reader through the amazing life of Paris as she grows from homeless orphan to one of the elite in an underground vampire society. Full of intrigue, love, and betrayal, it's a unique and fantastic addition to vampire lore."
- O. M. Grey, Amazon Gothic Romance best selling author of Avalon Revisited

"Full of intrigue, love, and betrayal, it's a unique and fantastic addition to vampire lore."

O. M. Grey, Amazon Gothic Romance best selling author of Avalon Revisited

"The characters were extremely well written. Many of them got their emotional hooks into me early..."

D. Brooks, Amazon Reviewer

"I absolutely love Paris, the most amazing character I have ever had the privilege of identifying with."

J. Jessie, Amazon Reviewer

about the author

CL STEGALL has been an engineer, a military intelligence linguist, a rail yard supervisor, a computer geek and, of course, an author. He's spent time on two continents, 7 countries, and 27 states. He's climbed in Yosemite and drowned in the Guadalupe. (Let's not do THAT again!)

With a wealth of experience and hard living behind him (and, in between making a living and a family), CL wrote his first published poem at the age of 19. Since then he has published novels, novellas, and short stories, as well as edited two anthologies while running his own publishing company. These days, he continues to write and to speak at writers' workshops and events whenever he can.

When not writing or speaking to folks about writing, CL spends his time with his lovely, irrepressible Wife and shares his abode with two dogs who think they run the joint.

Visit him at or find his writings at

CL Stegall, author of The Waif's Tale - a Valence of Infinity tale


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