The Salvatore brothers always say that secrets are commodities in Devil's Creek. And today, I'm airing all of their dirty little secrets, starting with the inspiration for the Princes, The Devil's Knights, and the town of Devil's Creek.

The image below is how I picture the Princes as I write them. Marcello is the top left, Damian is the top right, Bastian is the bottom left, and Luca is the bottom right.

Princes Character Inspiration

This probably isn't much of a surprise, but did you know the Princes of Devil's Creek series started as The Vampire Diaries fan fiction? I was bored sitting in the house in 2020 and decided to write my own version of my four favorite vampires - Damon Salvatore, Stefan Salvatore, Klaus Mikaelson, and Elijah Mikaelson.

If you really look at the princes, you'll see Klaus in Luca, Damon in Damian, Elijah in Bash, and Stefan in Marcello.

The Princes of Devil's Creek series is now complete and available in eBook, audiobook, and paperback. You can get all of the books bundled for one price HERE.

The Devil's Knights Series Covers

This is the original version of The Devil's Knights series that was my initial inspiration before deciding to turn this story into a reverse harem. I unpublished the books years ago but kept the character names, The Knights, and the world when I wrote what is now Cruel Princes.

If you're interested in reading what would have happened if Alex had to choose between the Salvatore brothers, the eBook bundle is available HERE.

Devil's Creek Inspiration

Greenwich, Connecticut is the real-world equivalent of the fictional town of Devil's Creek, Connecticut. The house in the bottom left corner is the closest to how I imagine the Salvatore Estate, except the mansion in my mind is three times the size of this one.

The town of Devil's Creek is a cute, quaint place you'd want to visit in real life... if you don't mind the Russian Mafia shooting at you or potentially getting kidnapped. Lol

I have a lot more to share with you, but this is probably the longest post I have ever written. If you made it this far, thank you for reading.


To read all of the books set in Devil's Creek, you can find them in a discounted bundle HERE.

Happy Reading!

XO,
Jill

Jillian Frost