Clara Winter's vampire series- The Immortal Kindred has a unique twist. Each tale tells the story of a vampire and features traveling into the past to get a better glimpse into the character of the vampire.
Her first book- Deepest Midnight brought readers along into early French times as the main character became a vampire.
Her latest release- Rebel Heart draws readers into 18th century Boston and Savannah along with the fight for our young country.
Psst... Ms. Winter also has three more riveting tales in this Amazing Series!! Be sure to grab each copy! Watch for the rest to come out in to the summer and fall!
Always and Forever
Annie is a Culper Spy captured by Hessian soldiers. Powerful and mysterious Captain Thayer Emmerich takes mercy and releases her. Annie is inexplicably drawn to the handsome German, but she hates the feeling of powerlessness the enemy has left her with. Annie would give anything to be stronger.
One evening at the famous Green Dragon Tavern, Annie befriends the ethereal Millicent. Soon after meeting Millicent, Annie discovers her secret--her new friend isn’t human. Millicent introduces Annie to her maker, Alexandre, and Annie joins their preternatural family.
Annie finally has the strength and freedom she needs to aid the revolution and see Thayer, once again. The two discover a passion neither has known before. But, too many complications exist for the pair to find happily ever after. Not only are they fighting on opposite sides of the war, the evil Emilia Romanov has plans for Thayer that do not include a love affair.
Rebel Heart is set in 18th century Boston and Savannah, as well as modern day Germany and France. This is the second book in The Immortal Kindred Series.
“Well, you certainly gave me a fright. You look like a new person this evening, which I guess you are.” She sat the candle on the seat of the wooden chair.
I felt so splendid I had forgotten what happened. Sitting bolt upright, I ran my hands over my face, neck, and body.
Millicent laughed. “Everything where it’s supposed to be?”
Instead of answering, I leaped from the bed and ran to the mirror. My appearance was no different. It was my senses. Closing my eyes, I could hear people talking on the street below. Their words were so clear they could have been in the room.
The sound of bugs skittering on the branches of the old oak tree, along with dew dripping from the bud of an open rose in the flower bed reached my ears. Opening my eyes, I took in the room. I could make out microscopic specks of dust entwined in the cords of the rug, the finely woven individual threads of Millicent’s dressing gown. My legs swayed underneath me, and I braced myself against the wall.
“This feels incredible.” I spun around. “What else can I do?”
Millicent was lighting the room’s lamps. “You are now able to move with such speed, mortals will not register you. You can jump great distances, so far it will almost seem like flying. The three of us have the ability to communicate with each other through our thoughts. And, of course, you will be strong. Very strong. This strength will grow as you age in your immortality.”
This was everything I needed to hear. All the strengths Millicent had listed would help me as a spy. There would be no thwarting me, no worry about capture, and I would complete one mission after the next with absolute perfection.
About the Author:
Amy Rugg grew up reading Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden, and Alice in Wonderland, while watching Buck Rogers, Star Trek, and Doctor Who. Writing her own stories naturally ensued. She is a wife, mother, and former school counselor, with a Master’s Degree in Counseling. Amy is from Colorado Springs, Co and currently resides in Mission Viejo, Ca. clarawinterbooks.com
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