Monday, July 22, 2013


A paranormal romance/mystery

Born into old money, Lily Ayres lives at Waverly, her family’s 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.

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 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.

Vampires could not read minds, he hoped. They were secretive and mistrustful, and even Walter with all his knowledge of the Other world did not know the extent of Krieger’s ability. He did know that vampires could recognize a lie or deception by body language. No point in stopping now, he thought, and sat down in his chair to calm his nerves.

“I’ve lived a good life with few regrets. If I should not return from England then so be it.”

“I will contact the Elder. You’re too ill for this assignment.” Krieger reached for his mobile.

“No!” Walter rose halfway from his chair and fell back into another coughing jag. This conversation had depleted his already weakened state. “I must go, for Winston’s sake.”

“Then I’ll speak with my security. I’m sure something can be arranged for Lily.”

Walter shook his head.

Krieger stood and went to the fireplace, giving his back to Walter. “Fathers usually marry off their burdensome daughters. You ask a vampire to claim yours. You do understand the full implication of your request?”

He tried to answer but his coughing returned.

Krieger turned to see him nod. “She has no knowledge of me, I gather.”

“My oath to secrecy has not been broken.”

“Then so be it. Lily Ayres, the last keeper’s daughter, shall be a subject of my realm, and her physical being will be protected as I see fit.”


Rebecca 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

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  2. Mary,

    Thanks for having me on your site today. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to comment or contact me.

    Walter - hmmm -- what type of father gives away his daughter? Is he terrified or something else?

    1. You're welcome. :)

      If he's not terrified...oh boy.

  3. Sounds like an interesting blend of genres. How did you come up with the idea for your story?

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. Hi Andra,

      I love the paranormal genre. It lends itself to a lot of freedom. I just got this idea for a Vampire King and Krieger was born. Then I wanted to juxtapose this ancient being with a young person and see how they would interact.

      Thanks a bunch for your comment and interest.


  4. What an excellent giveaway! Thanks for sharing! Your book sounds wonderful!

    hense1kk (at) cmich (dot) edu

  5. Great excerpt, thank you.


    1. Thanks for stopping by! If you get a chance to read my book, please let me know what you think.

  6. Sounds like a really unique story, I look forward to learning more thoughout the tour

  7. Shannon,

    Please leave your email so I can add you to the list. At the end of the tour I'll pick one winner.


  8. I like the premise of this story. I'm curious about the keepers and the historians. I love the cover, too.

    1. Leah,

      Thanks. I've had a lot of positive feedback about the cover. It was created by the talented Lilliana Sanchez.

  9. Very intriguing excerpt!


    1. Sounds like a great read! I'm off to download!

  10. Nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  11. What a fascinating read this promises to be.


  12. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  13. Looks very intriguing!