EXCERPT and Giveaway: The Last Keeper's Daughter by Rebecca Trogner

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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.

Read an excerpt:

“You said, ‘my time’. You mean when you were human? How old are you?”

“I was born in the reign of Augustus Caesar.”

Her mind furiously worked through her history class timeline. “Before Christ?”

“Roughly two thousand years ago.”

There had to be a million questions she should ask, important things, and yet none of them came to mind.

“I thought people were smaller, less healthy back then, but you’re huge.”

He laughed, and she liked the sound of it. “I came from a tribe of warriors. We were considered giants in our time. The lands have changed hands many times since then but it was once called Germania under the Roman Empire.”

“Barbarians,” the word slipped out. She hadn’t meant to say it.

Krieger gave a wolf’s grin. “We were called that, and many other things. After my human death, I became a centurion.”

“But weren’t you fighting the Romans?”

He nodded. “I was to be sold for the gladiatorial games. A Roman took an interest in me, and the rest is history.”

“Did you want to become a vampire?”

She could see the question had caught him off guard.

“I wanted to live, and so I have.”

“And Liam, is he a werewolf?”

“He was born a werewolf. He became a Vantor.”

“I don’t understand.”

“When you feel more comfortable with Liam, you should ask him about the details. I will say that he and his pack are werewolves with vampire blood running through their veins. They are one of the most dangerous of the Others.”

About the Author:
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.

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Mary Preston said…
I think that the phrase "claimed by Krieger" in the blurb is very telling.

RTrogner said…
Good Morning and Happy Friday!

Thank you Judy for having me on your site.

Thank you all the commenters. I'm currently editing Book 2 so sometimes I'm have to read later in the evening, and it's so nice to see all comments.

Please remember to add your email address so that I can enter you into the giveaway!

Shannon R said…
Can you give us any hints about book 2?

fencingromein at hotmail dot com
Thank you for hosting
Julia Mills said…
Book sounds amazing!!! Just became my weekend read!! Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway!

Karen H in NC said…
Well, it’s Friday. Had fun following you around this week and looking forward to more good stuff next week. Have a great weekend!
kareninnc at gmail dot com
This sounds so enthralling! I am definitely adding it to my TBL! kbinmich@yahoo.com
Sarah P said…
This seems like a cool book!
Rita said…
Sounds like a great read.

Andra Lyn said…
Sounds like a fabulous story with lots of twists! Love it :D

andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com
RTrogner said…
Shannon, Hmmm hints about book two.... We meet other vampire royalty. Lily has some revelations. More Lucien. And, of course, more Krieger.
Catherine Lee said…
Thanks for the book 2 hints. Will we be able to read each book as a stand alone? I'm terrible about following series in order.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com
Kellani Arnold said…
Sounds like some good stuff.

Thank you for teh giveaway!

kellaniarnold @yahoo.com
Anonymous said…
When did you realize that this would be a series?