Winterly

Winterly

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Lady Croft By Aviatrix427 Updated 5 days ago

London, 1814. A time before Vampyres were romanticized. When they were nothing more than Eastern European legends borne across the English Channel; only Gothic tales of Horror. 
      
      And to Emma Lucas, an aspiring governess of merchant class, Vampirology is merely a pastime indulged by crackpot eccentrics; not to be taken seriously by level-headed skeptics like herself. She would require proof. All the usual cliches, of course: 
      
      There would need to be a brooding castle on a hill, for one thing, and an enigmatic master of that eerie edifice, for another. 
      
      But there is such a place; there is such a creature. And when He wants you to believe... you will.
      
      Excerpt: 
      
      "Was not the earth once also thought to be the center of the universe, Miss Lucas? Science and myth are but one and the same -- the former proven and the latter yet be so..." 
      With that, his smile turned positively feral, his lips peeling back to reveal long, vicious canines.
    
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Dandirawr Dandirawr May 15
Sweet! I can't wait to read! (Even though vampires creep the hellouta me. I think it's cause I hate needles)
Perfect a/n I need to add something similar. Your confidence is awe inspiring. 😎
OOh, I have a bit of reading time - such a luxury these days - and my prompt suggested this story by my fav writer!  BONUS!!!
Spyder918 Spyder918 May 15
Yay, for someone who doesn't have a degree in history...you do a fab job!!!! Was waiting for this book!!
HJaneMay HJaneMay May 22
What's this? A new book? *favs this sucker faster than you can read this comment*
                              
                              Vampires? Pass the root beer and let's get this party started!
May I hope for a dashingly handsome but dangerous male lead?
                              Pretty please?