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?


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

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, Find all works by Leigh Anderson here.