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1) You don’t have to invest money on tanning products. Of course, we probably all have at some point. I went through the insecure teen years where I spent too much time and money on tanning beds and fake tam sprays. It wasn’t until I became an adult that I learned to love my creamy skin tone.
2) You don’t have to worry about skin cancer. Well, sure, if you don’t take precautions against the sun, you do have to worry about skin cancer. But as a pale goddess, you surely do protect your skin against the sun, more so than your friends who welcome those burning rays on their bodies. You wear sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses all the time, so you don’t need to worry about that lovely fawn color costing you your health later on.
3) You look fabulous in those wide brimmed summer hats and large sunglasses anyway.
4) You will stay young forever. In true vampire fashion, by protecting your skin from the sun, you are also protecting it from premature aging. While you might be jealous of your friends’ tawny summer glow while you are all young, after a certain age, they will all be dying to know your secret to such young-looking skin.
What other benefits to being pale in the summer would you add to this list?
When Ethan discovers that the love of his life, Victoria, is actually the child of a monstrous beast and must marry another man to save her family, he retreats to a monastery to live out the rest of his days alone.
But the Church has other ideas.
Ethan’s mentor asks him to lead famous vampire hunter Dom Calmet back to his home village to rid the town of the vampires that plague it. Ethan must then take a journey, emotionally and literally, back to the town of his youth and decide between love and faith when he once again meets The Vampire’s Daughter.
Containing many tropes of a classic Gothic novel (an obscure heroine, an indecisive hero, an exotic location, references to classical literature, dark castles, a foreboding sense of danger) combined with the sensuality of a modern romance, The Vampire’s Daughter will leave you gasping for more.
About the Author: Leigh Anderson graduated with a master’s degree in English in 2009. Her master’s thesis on vampire imagery in Gothic novels gave her the inspiration for The Vampire’s Daughter. She teaches writing for several American universities and is an editor for a newspaper in southern China. You can read more about her and her works at LeighAndersonRomance.com.