The Creation of Eve by Leigh Anderson

She isn’t sure which is worse—not knowing who she is, or learning the truth.

After waking up naked and alone but with no memory of her past, the girl called Ann would rather not know what happened to her. The horrific scars covering her body tell a tale of terror she is sure she would rather forget forever. But to the doctors and benefactors overseeing her care, the possibly sordid details of her past are too enticing to ignore. She is forced to undergo a hypnosis session to unlock the secrets of her past.

But once that door is open, it is impossible to close.

The memories Ann recall are scant except for one—her name is Eve. And the man who inflicted the damage upon her body gave her that name. One at a time, the doors of Eve’s mind open, and she cannot help but walk through them, revealing horror after horror until she is no longer sure who the real monster is.

Fans of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and Margret Atwood’s Alias Grace are sure to love this blend of Gothic and horror from the pen of Leigh Anderson.

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About the Author

LEIGH ANDERSON loves all things Gothic and paranormal. Her master’s thesis was on vampire imagery in Gothic novels and she met her husband while assuming the role of a vampire online. She currently teaches writing at several universities and has a rather impressive collection of tiny hats. She lives in a small town in the mountains with her husband, human child, and two fur-children. She is currently working on too many writing projects, and yet not enough. You can find all works by Leigh Anderson here. Visit her website LeighAndersonRomance.com.

The Sumerian Curse by Leigh Anderson

After the death of her mother, Evelyn Crowley traveled with her father on his expeditions to the Near East seeking lost treasures and at a young age became a skilled translator of Arabic, Greek, and Ancient Sumerian. But a tragic accident – of which Evelyn was the sole survivor – ensured she was sent back to the safety of London and polite society.

Ten years later, while volunteering at the British Museum, a strange missive arrives, requesting Evelyn’s assistance with translating an ancient book owned by the elderly Lord Craven. Evelyn’s supervisor at the museum warns her not to take the job, but she can’t refuse. She packs what she can and climbs into Lord Craven’s carriage, bound for Carnarvon Castle.

Upon her arrival, however, she learns that it was not the elderly Lord Craven who requested her for the job, but his son, the handsome and dashing Alister Shaw. The elderly Lord Craven is dead, but Alister would like her to translate the book in his honor. Even though she knows she should refuse – for the sake of her reputation – she cannot resist the chance to finally earn respect for her translation skills. Even if the only character she can read in the book initially is a single word – Evil.

Will Evelyn decipher the book and learn its terrible secret before a past she longed to forget catches up with her? Or will she fall into disrepute when she can no longer resist her attraction to Alister Shaw?

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About the Author

LEIGH ANDERSON loves all things Gothic and paranormal. Her master’s thesis was on vampire imagery in Gothic novels and she met her husband while assuming the role of a vampire online. She currently teaches writing at several universities and has a rather impressive collection of tiny hats. She lives in a small town in the mountains with her husband, human child, and two fur-children. She is currently working on too many writing projects, and yet not enough. You can find all works by Leigh Anderson here. Visit her website LeighAndersonRomance.com.

La Fille du Vampire

Quand Ethan découvre que l’amour de sa vie, Victoria, est en fait la fille unique d’une bête monstrueuse et que pour sauver sa famille, elle a été promise à un autre homme, il décide de se retirer dans un monastère pour vivre le reste de ses jours seul.

Mais l’Eglise voit les choses différemment.

Le mentor d’Ethan lui demande de guider le célèbre chasseur de vampires Dom Calmet jusqu’à son village natal pour débarrasser la ville des vampires qui la tourmentent. Ethan doit alors faire un voyage, émotionnellement et littéralement, jusqu’à la ville de sa jeunesse et devra choisir entre l’amour et la foi quand il rencontrera une fois de plus la fille du vampire.

Contenant de nombreux tropes d’un roman gothique classique (une héroïne sombre, un héros indécis, un endroit exotique, des références à la littérature classique, un châteaux lugubre, un sentiment d’appréhension du danger) combinés à la sensualité d’un roman moderne, La Fille du Vampire vous gardera en haleine.

About the Author

LEIGH ANDERSON has lived in Asia for many years, which inspires her to write romances set in ancient China. Her friends and family have no idea what she writes in the dark hours of the night, when sleep eludes her. She keeps her fantasies safe within the confines of her writing….for now. You can find some of her work on her website, LeighAndersonRomance.com. Find all works by Leigh Anderson here.

 

吸血鬼的女儿

当发现这个事实之后——他的一生挚爱,维多利亚,其实并非人类,而是一只恐怖怪物的孩子,与此同时,她还必须嫁给另一个男人来拯救自己的家人。伊森选择离开浮世繁华,在一个修道院里独自度过后半生。

但是教会将他引向了另一条路。

导师要求伊森将举世闻名的吸血鬼猎人唐·卡尔梅带去他生活过的村子,为当地饱受吸血鬼肆虐的村民除害。伊森只得启程,他不论是从现实中还是情感上,都必须回归到他生长的那片土地,面对吸血鬼的女儿,在爱和信仰中做出最终抉择。

本书饱含典型哥特小说的各种文学要素(扑朔迷离的女主角,优柔寡断的男主角,神秘异域的背景,古典文学的引用,黑暗城堡,和可预知的危机感),并与现代浪漫小说的感官描写相结合。《吸血鬼的女儿》将让你期待更多。

关于莉·安德森

IMG_3475莉·安德森在攻读英语文学硕士的过程中,对哥特式浪漫小说产生了浓厚的兴趣,并在此后用哥特式文学手法写作了数篇与吸血鬼相关的短片作品。而后在亚洲的多年生活,给予了她以古代中国为背景进行浪漫小说创作的灵感。迄今为止,莉在网络中广泛发表作品,但多数是以其他笔名发表。此外,她还曾任职多所美国高校教授写作。如果对莉·安德森的其他作品感兴趣,请访问网站:LeighAndersonRomance.com