Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Last Keeper's Daughter

Today's special guest is Rebecca Trogner. Rebecca 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


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.


Vampires could not read minds, he hoped. They were secretive and mistrustful, and even Walter with all his knowledge of the Other world did not know the extent of Krieger’s ability. He did know that vampires could recognize a lie or deception by body language. No point in stopping now, he thought, and sat down in his chair to calm his nerves.

“I’ve lived a good life with few regrets. If I should not return from England then so be it.”

“I will contact the Elder. You’re too ill for this assignment.” Krieger reached for his mobile.

“No!” Walter rose halfway from his chair and fell back into another coughing jag. This conversation had depleted his already weakened state. “I must go, for Winston’s sake.”

“Then I’ll speak with my security. I’m sure something can be arranged for Lily.”

Walter shook his head.

Krieger stood and went to the fireplace, giving his back to Walter. “Fathers usually marry off their burdensome daughters. You ask a vampire to claim yours. You do understand the full implication of your request?”

He tried to answer but his coughing returned.

Krieger turned to see him nod. “She has no knowledge of me, I gather.”

“My oath to secrecy has not been broken.”

“Then so be it. Lily Ayres, the last keeper’s daughter, shall be a subject of my realm, and her physical being will be protected as I see fit.”


Rebecca will be awarding a $50 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

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Twitter: @RTrogner



Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

p.m.terrell said...

Thank you for visiting with us today! I love the fact that you have Paris, Virginia in your book. I have very fond memories of that area, and of the B&B and terrific restaurant there. Best of luck with your book tour.

Rebecca Trogner said...

Thank you for having me on your site today. Yes, I love the area around the mountains. Paris is really more of a place in this story. The mountains behind it are really the star.

Ingeborg said...

Another great excerpt, thank you.


Rebecca said...

Hi Kit / Ingeborg

I hope you're having a wonderful Thursday!

CanadianBaker said...

I love that cover more every time I see it. It's gorgeous!

Mary Preston said...

I'm looking forward to putting all the excerpts into context.


Andra Lyn said...

What an excellent excerpt!

andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

Karen H in NC said...

Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!
kareninnc at gmail dot com

bn100 said...

Sounds intriguing

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Kate said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks

hense1kk (at) cmich (dot) edu

Anonymous said...

I've always wanted to see Virginia--it'll be nice to see how the setting plays into the story!