Summer vacations are fast coming. My husband and I love going to a lot of places. We’re hungry for knowledge and fun all the time. Then there are those moments when we need a bit of solitude. That’s when we read.
Vampire Princess of New York is about the Noblesse Vander Meer. She’s the daughter of the Vampire King but frankly he’s not often around. So Noblesse has been ruling the vampires of New York for a long time. But being a princess isn’t what most would expect. For Noblesse, it’s about education beyond college. It’s knowing the people and being of service when she can. It means being a warrior when push comes to shove. It means not thinking of herself, and she hasn’t done that for over 200 years.
Two things have eluded Noblesse. Her mother went missing in Paris just before the beginning of the French Revolution, and she’s never been found. Noblesse has never know true love. Finding a lifemate just hasn’t happened.
For the second night in a row, Noblesse slept in the arms of Donovan Dupre.
Inside her dream, she screamed.
“Noble, wake up. Noble, you’re having a nightmare again.” He gently shook her.
Noblesse blinked and stared at him, confused for several moments. “Donovan,” she said half-in surprise, then hugged him for all she was worth.
“What happened, Sha? Last night you wouldn’t tell me, but tonight, please, you must.”
Biting her lower lip, she huffed. It was a habit she had tried to stop, because it revealed her feelings too well. Donovan, with that slight Cajun accent rolling off his tongue, made her feel safe and the floodgates opened.
“It’s always the same. I see and hear everything so loud, every word and sound as I stood with them and screamed. It was July 17, 1789 all over again. I was with the patriots waiting outside the Bastille. They refused to release their prisoners, and we stormed the prison with all we had. Gun and cannon fire struck us. Hundreds of tiny stars of light hit me and burned. I fell.
“At that very moment, Max walked through the mob to carry me away. He said he walked a distance to find a house both empty and far enough not to be fired upon. My heart could barely beat. I remember him saying, ‘I don’t want to hurt you. I want to give you another chance, my brave one, my noble one.’ The sky must have turned black. I couldn’t breathe. His fangs sank into my neck, but death was already there to claim me. I did not understand him but asked God for forgiveness. I died.”
Donovan frowned. “I remember you telling me this story before. Why is it suddenly so terrifying?”
“I saw something I’ve never seen before. When Max was carrying me, when life was swimming around me, we passed a doorway where a man concealed himself in a black cape.”
“Who was it?”
“I don’t know. His face was covered.”
Vampire Princess of New York is available in Kindle, Amazon Print and Kindle Unlimited.
It’s also available at Barnes and Noble online in Print
Go royal this summer with a great beach read – Vampire Princess of New York!
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestsellng Author of Vampire Romance