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Born into old money, Lily Ayres lives at Waverly, her family’s estate situated at the foot of the
Mountains in .
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. Paris, Virginia
Lily has never felt comfortable in the human world, but after she 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
, 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. England
Standing at the top, looking down the menacing stone steps, Lily debated whether to turn around. I’ll be fine, she thought. She wasn’t drunk, just dulled, like the rough edges of her brain had been sandpapered. She popped off her shoes and left them to the side of the steps. Picking up the hem of her dress, she went barefoot, each step taking her further from the party goers.
She wasn’t exactly sure when she became aware of the first tiny tendrils of the cold sensation, but she knew something was brushing along the outside of her elbow. That feeling of tiny spiders moving under her skin returned. Someone was watching her. She turned slowly, looking around, and behind, but she didn’t see anything.
Touching her toes down onto the next step, she felt the cold sensation move down her arm. What had been unease morphed into panic. She took the steps too fast, throwing off her coordination. She pitched forward. The cold sensation became icy fingers trying to wrap around her wrist. Her body reacted by yanking her arm wide and away, causing her to pinwheel over and down the long drop. With her other arm trapped inside the sling, she had no counterbalance, and nothing to keep her shoulder from slamming into the sharp edge of the bluestone. She heard rather than felt the snap of her collar bone, then, like a stone in water, she fell down to the bottom and into darkness.
Rebecca Trogner lives in the
Shenandoah Valley region of , and frequently crosses the Virginia 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.
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