The Diary

Melinda De Ross
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 In the legendary Transylvania, a castle belonging to Countess Erzsébet Báthory is discovered. Cameraman Hunter Cole and broadcast journalist Serena Scott arrive to make a documentary about the discovery, and the sinister Hungarian noblewoman, known as the most prolific female serial killer in history.

The two Americans could cope with roughing it in a fifteenth-century castle, with no modern amenities. They can even cope with each other, despite their initial mutual dislike for one another, which gradually turns into a mind-blowing attraction.

But when two girls are tortured and killed in Báthory copycat style, the nearby village is shaken to the core. In terror, they wonder who will be next...

Author’s Note

Erzsébet Báthory (1560-1614) is a known historical figure and was a Hungarian countess, also known as Elizabeth Báthory, The Blood Countess or Countess Dracula. She has been labeled the most prolific serial killer in history, being responsible for the torture and murder of hundreds of young girls. The exact number of her victims is unknown, but is estimated at six hundred and fifty. It is speculated that she kept a diary with the names of all her victims, but if such a document exists, it has never been made public.

*This work is entirely fiction.


REVIEWS

"The author shines when describing atmosphere, not just in the old, decrepit castle, but also in the nearby village. There's a palpable sense of isolation for both characters, contradicted only by the growing bond between them. Fans of mystery novels, especially ones with a lot of romance and historic twists, will definitely enjoy this book." - IND'TALE MAGAZINE

"I felt as if I was in the Carpathians, in a small village, with amazing characters. Melinda is a brilliant writer who has an amazingly clean writing style and a sexy mind." - Louis Romano, bestselling author

"While I've enjoyed all of Melinda De Ross's books, The Diary is in a class of its own." - Susanne Matthews, bestselling author

"The permanent sexual tension between Hunter and Serena was magically erotic." - Purple Iris, international author
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About the author

 Melinda De Ross is an international author of Romanian origin. She writes in two languages, and her books combine the elegance specific to the European style with the modern appeal of the American culture. She has a Law degree and has been a professional target shooter for over a decade. Her favorite genre to read and write in is Romance, and anytime she prefers to watch a classic movie instead of going to a noisy club.

She loves to hear from her readers, and you can find her at:

http://melindadeross.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Melinda-De-Ross/513999791983330

https://twitter.com/melinda_de_ross

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7163748.Melinda_De_Ross

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Publisher
Melinda De Ross
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Published on
Aug 1, 2017
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Pages
250
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Gothic
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Historical
Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Literary Collections / Women Authors
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