Even in Victorian times, Bram Stoker's vampiric masterpiece was considered a lascivious, sex-ridden tale. Nancy Kilpatrick, the mistress of gothic erotic delights, writing here as Amarantha Knight, has refashioned the story to give modern readers the same shocks and thrills that Stoker's novel enjoyed. In Knight's vision, Dracula is a master of the sadistic arts, Lucy and Mina are graduates of a rather severe charm school for young ladies, and even the servants express their deepest desires for the pleasures of the dungeon.
Award-winning author Nancy Kilpatrick's first collection of her vampire stories is an eclectic mix that presents the undead in all its various manifestations. Chelsea Quinn Yarbro says "Nancy Kilpatrick creates mosaics," and this compilation reflects that scope in stories exposing the dark side of the desire for passion, longevity, power, creativity and control.
Carol Robins is vacationing in Bordeaux, France trying to recover from the tragic failure of her marriage and the possibility that she has been infected with a fatal disease. At a small sidewalk café she meets the enigmatic Andre and her life changes forever in a brutal and shocking way. Andre is not a man but a vampire, cruel, intent on making Carol his next kill, and she has to find a way to save herself. Carol's bargain with the devil leads to her being dragged further and further down into the murky world of darkness, leaving her at the mercy of the merciless blood drinker.
"French Vamps Strike Again"