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estate situated at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Paris, Virginia. She
is a strange, small, almost mute, young woman who has no idea that her father
has given her to the Vampire King Krieger. Walter Ayres is the King’s Keeper
and part of a secret society of historians who unearth, preserve, and attempt
to understand relics of long forgotten civilizations.
suspiciously falls down a flight of stone steps, and is healed and claimed by
Krieger, she realizes there is another world. In this Other Realm she feels a
sense of belonging, and begins to untwine the mysterious event which left her
mentally and psychologically damaged. When Walter disappears in England, Lily
works with human and supernatural beings to uncover his whereabouts. With each
new discovery, she is pulled deeper into the vortex of magic, intrigue, and
dark desires that permeates the supernatural world. The revelations revealed
unfold a story of deception and betrayal that threaten to tear the thin veil
between the supernatural and human world asunder.
first memory was of dragging a sword too large for him to carry. He’d grown
into a man fighting the Romans. His combined experiences had hardened him
mentally and physically into the man he was today. That man was ill equipped to
be a nursemaid to a broken and frail woman. In battle, he’d carried injured men
over his shoulder, while still hacking and fighting. Now, he awkwardly held
Lily out from his body, trying not to injure her further as they maneuvered
through the access tunnel. Merlin hastily closed the hidden passageway door
behind them, concealing the entrance inside the conservatory to the outside
underground study was exactly the same as last time, and the time before that.
Liam stood guard outside the study door. Merlin stepped inside the room and
glared at the fireplace, and flames obediently leapt up, crackling the wood and
casting shadows about the room.
ever so gently laid Lily down on the blanket hastily spread out over the old
sofa. Her shoulder blade, already compromised, had broken through the skin, and
the jagged bone glistened in the firelight. The scent of her blood filled his
mind with dark and carnal images. He was vampire and she was bleeding. The
bouquet of her blood clung to his nostrils, luring him in with sweet promise.
Imprisoned fangs pressed against sore gums, his jaw muscles clenched, but he
refused to succumb to the call of her blood. Instead, he spread his large hand
over her lower belly, fascinated by someone so small that his hand width was
wider than her hip bones.
Trogner lives in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia, and frequently
crosses the Blue Ridge Mountains that were the inspiration for Krieger’s home.
She always dreamed of being a writer, but got sidetracked by the day-to-day
adventures of life. With the encouragement of her family, she has finished her
first novel and is currently writing the next book in The Last Keeper’s
Daughter series. Rebecca lives with her husband and stepson, and a rescue dog
named Giblet. To find out more about the author visit www.rebeccatrogner.com.