By Winter Pennington
The place there's mild, the darkness awaits, by no means too some distance behind.Two hundred years in the past, Epiphany was once reborn a vampire. Sired by means of Renata, the Queen of the Rosso Lussuria, Epiphany willingly performed the position of the queen’s loved pet—until the day got here while she used to be forged from the Renata’s mattress and misplaced the queen’s defense from the Elder vampires.Epiphany has performed her most sensible to not develop into a objective, attempting to stay as inconspicuous as attainable, like a long-forgotten reminiscence huddling underneath the mantle of Vasco’s strength, her one real buddy one of the Rosso Lussuria. yet now Renata has referred to as Epiphany forth to stand the demanding situations that might raise her extended family prestige to the ranks of the Elder. yet Epiphany has few buddies and lots of enemies, and the probabilities of surviving the demanding situations are slim.Surrounded through harsh vampire politics and mystery goals, Epiphany learns that an previous enemy is plotting treason opposed to the lady she as soon as enjoyed, and to avoid wasting all she holds pricey, she needs to embody and shape an alliance with the darkish.
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She leaned back on her heels. ” “Epiphany,” I whispered. “Epiphany,” she said as if tasting it. She tilted her head. ” Her fingers tickled down my cheek. ” With that, she stood in all her white glory and left. I swallowed, feeling as if I would choke on my pulse. * Hawk-nose went to the door, speaking in a language I did not understand. When he returned and clutched my arm to drag me to my feet, I didn’t fight him. The dark-haired man that had helped take the two girls stood by the door. Hawk-nose shoved me in his direction, and I stumbled, tripping over my own feet and falling.
You are young,” she said, reaching out and brushing a damp lock of hair out of my face. ” Her fingers brushed the curve of my ear. A strange feeling fluttered at the bottom of my stomach. “Sleep,” she said. ” I closed my eyes. ” Her breath tickled my lips and I looked up. She smiled, inches from my face, holding the length of her body above mine. ” The low laugh she gave was like silk and velvet. Her eyes sparkled. ” Before I could speak, her hand slipped to the back of my neck. She pressed that sensuous mouth against mine.
I breathed. “Your salvation, if you agree. ” I asked, but she had disappeared, leaving me with a fierce ache that burned between my legs. In time, I slept. True to her word, she returned the following evening wearing a gown of black velvet that laced between her breasts. Long sleeves trailed from her wrists, offering glimpses of blue taffeta nearly identical to the midnight blue in her eyes. Again, I was reminded that she seemed not to embrace the modern and ridiculous fashion of crinoline and corsets.