One of the cities my characters have to travel through on their crazy journey is Venice, city of water and lights. It sounds romantic. 118 island connected with bridges. No cars, just boats and pedestrian walkways. Ancient architecture at every turn. I was surprised what my mind turned this place into when Connie Bence, my heroine, finally arrives at her dream city.
Where we stood the canals ran black with inky water, and the dark cobbled streets echoed our footsteps. I hadn’t imagined this sinister side of Venice. My mind held images of crystal-clear blue waters, pots over-flowing with brightly colored flowers, and song filling the air. I guess the night touched all things. Even the ancient brick buildings seemed to weep at our passing as the condensed humidity trickled down their walls.
As I stared down at the water I recalled an unexpected swim in the Danube River in Budapest. It had seemed like hands of the unfound dead reached for my ankles in the murky waters.
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Angler Series Book 3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Annie Nicholas
Date of Publication: Oct. 21, 2013
Word Count: 65,000 words
Cover Artist: Kanax
Nosferatu rule from the shadow and keep order over their blood-thirsty people. Bald with pointed ears, they give vampires something to fear. If a law is broken, they have only one punishment. Death. They are the most powerful clan in the Vampire Nation and the most monstrous. Only a male vampire can be transformed into a Nosferatu, but not all survive.
Connie Bence is on the run with her two lovers, Rurik and Tane. As leader of the Nosferatu, Tane’s only threat is his own clansmen, and they want all three of them dead. When Rurik began to lose his hair, rumors spread, and the Nosferatu accuse Tane of trying to transform Rurik into one of them illegally.
With the Nosferatu on their heels, Connie tries to figure out what’s changing Rurik and cure him before she loses him to blood lust.
About the Author:
Annie Nicholas writes paranormal romance with a twist. She has courted vampires, hunted with shifters, and slain a dragon’s ego all with the might of her pen. Riding the wind of her imagination, she travels beyond the restraints of reality and shares them with anyone wanting to read her stories. Mother, daughter, and wife are some of the other hats she wears while hiking through the hills and dales of her adopted state of Vermont.
Annie writes for Samhain Publishing, Carina Press, and Lyrical Press.
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