Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Last Keeper's Daughter by Rebecca Trogner

Last Keeper’s Daughter
by Rebecca Trogner



Born into old money, Lily Ayres lives at Waverly, her family’s estate situated at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Paris, Virginia.  She is a strange, small, almost mute, young woman who has no idea that her father has given her to the Vampire King Krieger.  Walter Ayres is the King’s Keeper and part of a secret society of historians who unearth, preserve, and attempt to understand relics of long forgotten civilizations.

Lily has never felt comfortable in the human world, but after she suspiciously falls down a flight of stone steps, and is healed and claimed by Krieger, she realizes there is another world.  In this Other Realm she feels a sense of belonging, and begins to untwine the mysterious event which left her mentally and psychologically damaged.  When Walter disappears in England, Lily works with human and supernatural beings to uncover his whereabouts.  With each new discovery, she is pulled deeper into the vortex of magic, intrigue, and dark desires that permeates the supernatural world.  The revelations revealed unfold a story of deception and betrayal that threaten to tear the thin veil between the supernatural and human world asunder.


“Sire, please, I’d rather not know how you acquired her medical records.” Dr. Caanan quickly looked up from the pile of folders. “I mean no disrespect.”

“None taken,” Krieger replied.

The doctor had attended medical school and later practiced medicine at Johns Hopkins. After his father died, he took over as the Royal Medicus. By then he was already in his mid-fifties, not eager to continue his human practice, yet not ready to retire. It had been the perfect fit for him.

“Do you have everything you need?” Krieger asked. 

Dr. Caanan spread out the folders on the table. “Everything,” he said, absently opening and then shutting files.

“Why isn’t she awake?” Krieger asked.

The previous night, Lily had become delirious with a high fever after he’d given her his blood. He’d had to trance a few people in order for them to leave Waverly undetected. Because it was after dawn when they left, he’d sustained a few burns, nothing severe, and nothing that had not already healed.

“Her body is metabolizing your blood well.” The doctor found the sheet he was looking for. “I also gave her a sedative.” He took off his reading glasses and made eye contact with Krieger. “On her last doctor’s visit she weighed ninety-two pounds.” He shook his head. “Unbelievable. If it weren’t for…” The doctor slipped his glasses back on to read the file. “…Ms. Best, she’d probably be dead by now.”

“Martha,” Krieger said.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Rebecca Trogner lives in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia, and frequently crosses the Blue Ridge Mountains that were the inspiration for Krieger’s home. She always dreamed of being a writer, but got sidetracked by the day-to-day adventures of life. With the encouragement of her family, she has finished her first novel and is currently writing the next book in The Last Keeper’s Daughter series. Rebecca lives with her husband and stepson, and a rescue dog named Giblet. To find out more about the author visit www.rebeccatrogner.com.

Rebecca will be awarding a $50 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  The more you comment the better your chances.  You can find the tour schedule here.

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  1. Good morning Dalene,

    Thank you for having me on your site!

  2. This excerpt really sounds interesting. Very fascinating story line.

  3. I am glad you are using different excerpts throughout the tour, it really keeps me interesting in following along to read more

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  4. I'm liking the excerpts, thank you.


  5. Excerpt tours are great way for readers to get a feel for the book. Happy that everyone is enjoying It's fun to see all the different blogs also. I always enjoy roaming around each site.

    Take care

  6. Thanks for another great excerpt!

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  7. The blurb and the excerpts just sound so mysterious to me. I don't get a clear sense of the plot yet...or what's happening. I'm intrigued.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  8. A most intriguing excerpt thank you.


  9. Enjoyed reading the excerpt.

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  10. I've been curious about Virginia, and how that setting will fit into the story!