By Winter Pennington
The place there's gentle, the darkness awaits, by no means too a ways behind.Two hundred years in the past, Epiphany used to be reborn a vampire. Sired via Renata, the Queen of the Rosso Lussuria, Epiphany willingly performed the position of the queen’s cherished pet—until the day got here while she was once forged from the Renata’s mattress and misplaced the queen’s security from the Elder vampires.Epiphany has performed her most sensible to not develop into a aim, attempting to stay as inconspicuous as attainable, like a long-forgotten reminiscence huddling underneath the mantle of Vasco’s energy, her one precise buddy one of the Rosso Lussuria. yet now Renata has referred to as Epiphany forth to stand the demanding situations that may raise her extended family prestige to the ranks of the Elder. yet Epiphany has few pals and plenty of enemies, and the possibilities of surviving the demanding situations are slim.Surrounded by way of harsh vampire politics and mystery objectives, Epiphany learns that an previous enemy is plotting treason opposed to the lady she as soon as enjoyed, and to avoid wasting all she holds pricey, she needs to include and shape an alliance with the darkish.
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I had been kissed before, when I was much younger. I had been kissed by a girl before too. When I was a child, my friend Abbey and I had been playing blind man’s bluff in the parlor of my father’s estate. I’d gotten exceptionally good at catching her whilst wearing a blindfold. Abbey had a bad habit of giggling. Once, when we were nine, I caught her and she caught my face in her hands and kissed me, slipping her wriggling tongue inside my mouth. Thankfully, none of my father’s house ladies were in proximity of the parlor, or both Abbey and I would’ve endured a thorough scolding.
I covered my mouth with the back of my hand and sat up, coughing against the tickle in my lungs. I groaned as the tickle turned into that damned bruising pain. When I drew my hand away, there was blood on my skin. I tried to take another deep breath and winced. “Epiphany,” she said. I took the kerchief she offered. ” I asked. She shrugged as much as her position would allow. ” I set about wiping the blood off my hand. “Yet, here I sit, not begging for my life, and you show me compassion. ” she asked.
In all honesty, I think most of the male Elders envied him, for Vasco was comfortable with not only his femininity, but with his sexuality. “You’re a dove of peace to my soul, colombina. You need to ready yourself,” he told me. ” He sighed and let his arms fall down to the sides of his body. “How she forgets this night is coming is a mystery to me,” he said talking to the ceiling. ” I was about ready to throw one of the pillows at him if he didn’t start talking. Why some of the other vampires made it a habit to be so vague all the time I’d never understand.
Darkness Embraced by Winter Pennington