Shadow Heart - Chains of darkness

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Elise is a young woman who lost her parents when she was five and who longs for love and the security of a family. Instead, she grows up under very oppressive conditions with her aunt Tylandora, a cold-hearted vampire, who cannot ignore Elise's greatest flaw; that she was born a human and not a vampire. Elise is barey of age when Tylandora decides to sell her to a wealthy businessman. However, another vampire shows interest in the pretty young woman - and Konstantin Rouillard has his own plans; he is particularly fond of her humanity.
In a world dominated by vampires, Elise must find her way. From her desperation grows the hope of a better existence, in which her wishes could come true. Can Konstantin lay the world at her feet? And can Elise manage to open her heart to a vampire? Not everyone is benevolent towards her fate.
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About the author

Anna Winter was born in 1982 and lives in southern Germany.
Even as a young girl she was enchanted by fairy tales and other stories, she began illustrating short stories for her family and, at eight years old, began to write on an old typewriter. She has read countless books and never lost her fascination with words. Later, she wrote novels for her friends, who encouraged her to publish. Since then a large readership have found and enjoyed her books.
She is already working on her next novel and continues to do it for love.

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Publisher
Babelcube Inc.
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Published on
Jan 14, 2017
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Pages
113
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ISBN
9781507166697
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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This content is DRM free.
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Interview with the Author
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After Lucy’s first boyfriend turns out to be a complete loser, it seems like there can only be one real man for her – her guardian angel. But how on earth is she supposed to find him?
On top of that, her best friend Pia keeps trying to interest her in normal men. And then there’s Adam, an incredibly sweet guy she can’t get out of her head since he almost kissed her.
Really, life could be a lot simpler, and Christmas is right around the corner...
Interview with the Author
How would you describe Lucy’s Wish?
Lucy’s Wish is a humorous love story which captures the hopeful atmosphere and romance of Christmastime. Anything is possible...isn’t it?
And how do we envision the world in which Lucy lives?
A bit like our world. So it isn’t ruled by vampires, but they exist in secret: vampires, werewolves, ghosts and a few other types of creatures. So in the midst of the magic of Christmas, there is also another ‘magic’. A touch a fantasy in our midst.
Is it part of a series or a standalone novel?
Both. Lucy’s Wish is complete in its own right, but I have two more winter romances planned for the coming winters, in which the reader will again encounter Lucy’s friends and the affairs of their hearts. They will all be characterized by wishes, dreams and hopes.
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