Everett Grantham, half human and half vampire, has been leading a tortured double life since being bitten long ago. Now living in London, he struggles with his secret, his bloodlust, and his Hippocratic Oath. He has vowed to feed only upon scoundrels and murderers as he drifts through the centuries searching for some kind of solace.
But when he meets Rose Brendan, a feisty, eighteen-year-old Irish girl who has just come to town at the invitation of her best friend Mary Kelly, he's immediately drawn to her. The answer to their deep attraction lies buried in history, in a past incarnation during the French Revolution. He owes her a debt of life, but soon his sense of obligation turns to love, a love that might restore his lost humanity.
But there is a figure in London far darker than any vampire. Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the city. And Rose is next for his blade.
Keywords: vampires, fantasy, paranormal, historical fantasy, Jack the Ripper mystery
In 1873, orphaned sisters Barbara and Adele Traugott travel to Upper Michigan to live with their uncle, only to find he is deceased. Penniless, they are forced to spend the long, fierce winter alone in their uncle’s remote wilderness cabin. Frightened yet determined, the sisters face blizzards and near starvation to survive. Amid their difficulties, they find love and heartache—and then, a ghostly encounter and the coming of spring lead them to discovering the true miracle of their being.
Annie is a Culper Spy captured by Hessian soldiers. Powerful and mysterious Captain Thayer Emmerich takes mercy and releases her. Annie is inexplicably drawn to the handsome German, but she hates the feeling of powerlessness the enemy has left her with. Annie would give anything to be stronger.
One evening at the famous Green Dragon Tavern, Annie befriends the ethereal Millicent. Soon after meeting Millicent, Annie discovers her secret--her new friend isn't human. Millicent introduces Annie to her maker, Alexandre, and Annie joins their preternatural family.
Annie finally has the strength and freedom she needs to aid the revolution and see Thayer, once again. The two discover a passion neither has known before. But, too many complications exist for the pair to find happily ever after. Not only are they fighting on opposite sides of the war, the evil Emilia Romanov has plans for Thayer that do not include a love affair.
Rebel Heart is set in 18th century Boston and Savannah, as well as modern day Germany and France. This is the second book in The Immortal Kindred Series.