Descent Into Dust
“Twenty-five-year-old widow Emma Andrews grew up in the shadow of her mother’s madness, so when she arrives at Dulwich Manor in the midst of a mysterious plague and soon thereafter begins to see specters, her family fears fate has finally caught up with her. But one guest among them knows Emma’s visions are more than a trick of the mind. Valerian Fox has hunted the great vampire lord Marius through time and across continents, and he knows Emma has a remarkable destiny. She is Dhampir—a vampire hunter.
Surrounded by those who would use her powers for their own ends, Emma does not know who to trust or what she can believe. But when her young cousin is marked for death, she must embrace the terrible inheritance that lies in her very blood to save those she loves.
An extraordinary saga of courage, love, duty, and honor, of darkest destiny and ancient evil . . . and of the shadow of the Dracula himself. It begins.” (From Amazon.com)
Paperback Info: ISBN 006187812X, Avon A, 2010
Immortal With a Kiss
A masterful gothic chiller, Immortal with a Kiss is a paranormal historical adventure that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Jane Austen alike are certain to cherish. In a starred review, Booklist called Descent into Dust, Jacqueline Lepore’s first novel to feature Victorian vampire slayer Emma Andrews, “Deliciously macabre”—and in Immortal with a Kiss Emma travels to a girls’ school plagued by the undead to fulfill her great and terrible destiny as an avenger…and, perhaps, confront her sworn nemesis: the elusive monster Dracula.
Paperback Info: ISBN 0061878154, Avon A, March 2011