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Monday, July 29, 2013

#excerpt Last Keeper's Daughter by Rebecca Trogner



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 www.rebeccatrogner.com.


Rebecca will be awarding a $50 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.


BLURB:
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.

Excerpt:
The Vantors fanned out and around Krieger with Merlin by his side. They were careful to stay outside the pools of harsh artificial light. Krieger doubted anyone would notice them, but it was always best to be cautious. He wanted this to go as smoothly as possible. Slicing through the night with their preternatural grace, they followed the path to the party tents.

“Liam, send two men to Walter’s study,” Krieger ordered. “You stay with us. Send the rest of your men amongst the guests. Have them report back anything unusual.”

Liam was the pack leader of the Vantors. Against Merlin’s advice Krieger had requested their presence at court. They would now be Lily’s personal guard. At least Merlin and he could agree that she needed guards.

Krieger noticed a distinctive looking woman. Her hair was dark and cut in a severe fashion around her face. She held a drink in each hand and constantly looked back toward the path, obviously waiting on someone. Her eyes scanned over them and he knew she was appraising them.

Liam emitted a long, low growl. Tonight was a full moon, a demanding time for Vantors to mingle with humans. “Now that,” he said, meaning the woman, “is something I’d like to chase.”

“Focus.” Krieger’s tone was clipped and harsh.

Lily walked down to the party tent and stood next to the woman. He watched Lily carefully, noting her shyness, the way she always looked away or down at the ground. She was comfortable with the other woman but still very reserved.

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19 comments:

  1. Kristabel - Good morning. Thank you for having me on your site today!
    Rebecca

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    1. I tried to leave a comment but it didn't come through! And on my own blog. Rebecca, you're welcome at any time!

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  2. Will this be a part of a series or is it a stand alone novel?

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Shannon, This is Book 1 in a 3 book series. Book 2 is out Feb 2014.

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  3. Another great excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. Hi Again! Hope you're ready for another fun filled week of touring! :) Thanks for sharing and have a happy monday!(as if those actually exist...)

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Yep, loving the tour! Enjoy your Monday

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  5. Well, it's the beginning of another week! I look forward to all the great posts and excerpts! Thanks so much for sharing and for the great giveaway!

    hense1kk (at) cmich (dot) edu

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  6. Hi Kate,

    You're welcome. Thanks for following along.

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  7. Giblet is an interesting name for a dog!
    I see this is book 1 in a series. I'm often very bad about sticking with series and I never seem to read them in order. How important will that be in your series?
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. Catherine,

      Giblet is my muse :) He is very helpful while I write. With this series it's important to read them in order. The 1st book sets up the foundation for the 2 following books. Thanks for commenting!
      Rebecca

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  8. Certainly intriguing. Is the story very dark?

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Mary,

      I wouldn't say it is dark. It is an adult book though. Not a YA or NA.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  9. 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

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  10. Very nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  11. Very intriguing!

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