England, 1876. Twenty-year-old Maraina Blackwood has always struggled to adhere to the restrictive standards of Victorian society, denying the courage and desire that burn within her soul. But after a terrifying supernatural encounter, Maraina’s instincts compel her to action.
Maraina soon discovers a plot to unleash a new world—one of demonic aristocrats, bloody rituals, and nightmarish monsters. Putting her upbringing aside, Maraina vows to fight the dark forces assuming control of England. But as her world transforms, Maraina finds that she too must transform…and what she becomes will bring out all that she once buried.
An innocent woman coming of age in a beautifully terrifying alternative-history Victorian London where vampires and incubi command the city. Hauntingly seductive. – Emerian Rich, author of Night’s Knights Vampire Series
“An engaging and disturbing alternate history/reality tale spun from the clever mind of a talented new voice in horror.” – R.L. Merrill
Jonathan Fortin was named the Next Great Horror Writer in 2017 by HorrorAddicts.net. He attended the Clarion Writing Program in 2012, one year after graduating summa cum laude from San Francisco State University’s Creative Writing program. His fiction has appeared in such markets as Allegory E-Zine, the Clockwork Wonderland anthology edited by Emerian Rich, and Siren’s Call magazine. When not writing, Jonathan enjoys wearing corsets, making poor attempts at black metal death growls, and indulging in all things odd and macabre in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can follow him online at https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Fortin