“In Bram Stoker’s dark classic Dracula, three “weird sisters,” make a brief but unforgettable appearance. The beautiful, mad brides of the vampire lord, their untold histories are at last revealed to us in SISTERS OF THE NIGHT, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s brilliant reimagining of a timeless legend. In a distant age of brutal chaos, young Kelene is her family’s salvation. An exquisite, golden-haired child just entering womanhood’s embrace, she is blessed-and cursed-with a great gift. For most of her fourteen years, God’s “Militant Angels” have guided her, shielding Kelene, her parents, her brothers and sisters from the horror and devastation visited upon their neighbors by the bloodthirsty Ottoman hordes.
But suddenly another has invaded her dreams. This angel who speaks to Kelene in the night is far more elusive and demanding than any who came before-filling her with uncertainty and terrors while tempting her with impure thoughts and unholy desires. He will come to her, he vows, in Kelene’s darkest hour. And then she will be his…for eternity.
A monumental work of the imagination from an unparalleled storyteller, SISTERS OF THE NIGHT: THE ANGRY ANGEL is a haunting, erotic, and endlessly enthralling tale of innocent death and corrupted love…and of one extraordinary young woman-the first of three-whom destiny has chosen to be Dracula’s consort.” (description from Amazon.com)
Paperback Info: ISBN 0380789841, Avon Books, 1998
The Soul of an Angel
“Young and beautiful, Fenice Zucchar lives in opulent splendor on the world’s richest island. The pampered daughter of a wealthy and powerful owner of ocean-going merchant vessels, Fenice’s soul yearns for the freedom of the sea–for the adventures and breathtaking sights and sounds that await her far from Venice, her velvet prison. Determined to flee, she feigns an audacious kidnapping and stows away on one of her brother’s ships on the very eve of her own arranged wedding.
But her plans are dashed to bits when, upon discovery, her brother refuses to offer her safe quarter–and abandons the young noblewoman in the teeming port of Varna, just as panic is descending upon the city. For death has come to this place, spawning stories told in hushed, frightened whispers in the night–a being of strange, alluring power and dark sensuality who has chosen Fenice, offering her more freedom than she could know in a hundred lifetimes.
Subjugation is the price this mesmirizing creature demands for the exquisite renegade’s eternal pleasure, as Fenice follows her Dark Lord to his mountain domain, where she is to live…and die. But another is waiting there already, lurking in the shadows of the imposing castle keep: a lovely and crazed consort already corrupted by Dracula’s terrible passion…a once-mortal girl named Kelene, late of a distant realm called Greece who could prove to be Fenice’s staunchest ally and sister, or her most fearsome adversary.” (description from Amazon.com)
Order Info: ISBN: 0380974010, Avon Books, 1999