Monday, August 12, 2013

Last Keeper’s Daughter by Rebecca Trogner

[I've got a sneak peek for you today at Rebecca Trogner's paranormal romance, Last Keeper's Daughter. Rebecca's giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky person who comments during her tour, so read on , and don't forget to leave a comment! ~ Lisabet]


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.” Merlin bowed low. “I took the liberty of starting this evening’s refreshments flowing.”

Krieger had showered and changed before arriving in the main hall to receive his subjects. He was a vampire who liked the clothes of this century and wore a silk shirt with black slacks. His one concession to his time was the sword strapped to his back, a gladius, which had served him well these many centuries. It wasn’t that he felt he’d need to use the weapon, but on formal occasion within his court, he liked to remind his subjects that he was their ruler for a reason.

He took the blood drink from Merlin, sipping it slowly while he walked through the cavernous hall. Here and there were Roman marble statues with eyes, hair, flesh, and clothes meticulously painted.

The room stretched out in every direction and appeared to go on indefinitely. This level was for his subjects to revel in the power and wealth of their kingdom, much like the great cathedrals of old.

Before leaving his chambers, he’d received a communiqué from the Elder. He and his entourage would arrive at dawn. The Elder rarely traveled. To have him come here, well, it did not bode well.

Merlin, prepare accommodations for the Elder.”

Of course,” Merlin said without emotion.

Did you foresee this?”

The Elder won’t stay long.”

Krieger stopped.

And your brother arrives soon,” Merlin added.

Henry, here?”

Merlin ran his hand down the ornate robe he wore for ceremonial occasions. “Strange, his arrival at such a time.”

We live in strange times.”

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About Rebecca

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

Twitter: @RTrogner


Rebecca Trogner said...

Good Morning and thank you for having me on your site today. This is my last week of The Last Keeper's Daughter Excerpt Tour. Wow it went so fast.

Lisabet Sarai said...

Hi, Rebecca,

Welcome to Beyond Romance, and congratulations on the release, which sounds very original.

Urb said...

This sounds grrrreat! Thanks for the excerpt! I'd love to read it!
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Anne said...

Interesting choice of excerpt. I was expecting one with Krieger and Lily. Love the suspense part mentioned in the blurb. It sounds like The Last Keeper's Daughter is going to have a more detailed suspense plot than most of the books I've read recently, which as a mystery lover, I appreciate.

Good luck with the tour.

catedid said...

Congrats on your book release. This book has been put on my TBR list. I love to read vampire stories and this one sounds like I am going to like alot.

bn100 said...

Interesting blurb

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John Klawitter said...

I know this may seem an odd comment, but I'm about 1/3 through with the 2nd book in The Hunger Games trilogy, and I'm struck by the way Collins moves the story forward. I wonder if you have read those books and what you might think of the inexorable drive to the storytelling. It is more than a hook at the end of each chapter; there is an internal hammering at the heroine's well being that almost forces the reader to continue.

In the light of that work, your excerpt, though well written, seems expositional and ritualistic. So I'm suggesting you might replace it with a passage that places your heroine in some more immediate peril, rather than the simple presence of the fashionable old-school plasma drinkers.
John K.

Rita said...

I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.


Andra Lyn said...

Another great excerpt! Thanks for sharing and being part of the tour!

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Anonymous said...

This looks very intriguing!

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Michelle said...

Love paranormal stories...

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Debby said...

Sounds great. Loved the excerpt. Makes me want more.
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Rebecca Trogner said...

Hi Anne, I've a quite a few mystery readers tell me they like my book.

Rebecca Trogner said...

Hi John,

Thank you for your thoughtful comment. No, I have not read the Hunger Games. I'm not really a YA fan, though I've heard many readers say that Hunger Games isn't a "true YA".

Every writer is different and though I appreciate your suggestions, I have to follow my own vision.

Thanks again,


Rebecca Trogner said...

I'm loving all the comments. You have a lively following.

Alicia said...

Oh now this sounds very intriguing! It sounds like it will have a beautiful setting and a dark and steamy story! Lily sounds like a great heroine and I can't wait to read "Last Keeper's Daughter"! Thanks so much for sharing about your book with us today! I absolutely loved the excert and I'm hooked! I can't wait to read the rest of the book!


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Catherine Lee said...

Interesting comment from John today. I don't agree with his exposition. I like reading the different excerpts that authors offer during these tours. They don't all have to be "hammering" or offer peril.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Jennifer Mathis said...

great excerpt

erin said...

congrats to Rebecca on the new release! Thanks for sharing ;)


orelukjp0 said...

Congratulations on your new release. I've added Last Keepers Daughter to my TBR list.

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Kate said...

An excellent giveaway! Thank you very much :)

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Natasha said...

Sounds like a great read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Mary Preston said...

I'm loving all the excerpts coming our way.


Karen H in NC said...

I enjoyed the excerpt and I like the cover too.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

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