Book 1 in the Victorian Vampires novella series. In 1881, an innocent young Englishwoman who ventures into mysterious Baron Dalca’s Romanian castle may lose her life, her soul…or her heart.
Miss Michael Cargrave is desperate when the death of her bookseller father leaves her and her sister in a dire financial state. When she finds a letter from a mysterious foreign aristocrat, Baron Dalca, requesting that her father come work for him, she decides to risk everything by traveling to the Carpathian Mountains and claiming the position herself.
Vasile, Baron Dalca, expected an elderly gentleman scholar. Instead he finds on his doorstep a vibrant, courageous young woman who stirs him in a way that no woman has since the long-ago death of his wife. But for her sake, he can’t fall in love. He can bring nothing but danger to Michael Cargrave.
As Vital as Blood, book one in the Victorian Vampires novella series, is followed by As Strong as Earth, available now. If you love the historical atmosphere, deft characterization, and romance of Amanda DeWees’s other books set in the Victorian era, you won’t want to miss either one!