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. ***UPDATES MONDAYS*** Cover art by @Aviatrix427 © 2016 Jeanine Croft I DO NOT allow translations and I strongly condemn plagiarism in all its forms! I thank you kindly for respecting my rights as an author.