REVIEWS FOR SHADE
"This is a nailbiting, teeth clenching, scream inducing, not blinking, afraid of the dark and anything moving in it read that hooked me from the start."—Kaye, 5-star review on Amazon
Merrie takes the reader on a Gothic horror thrill ride through Mary Wollstonecroft Godwin's eyes that ends in a heart-stopping cliffhanger. I can't wait to read the rest of the story!"—Jane, 5-star review on Amazon
Shade hit the ground running from page 1. It is a truly disturbing gothic horror story with some romance thrown in for good measure."—Kimberly, 5-star review on Amazon
COMING MAY 1
Book 1: The Frankenstein Saga
A broken heart. An infamous holiday gone wrong. A deadly curse brought to life.
A holiday in Switzerland is supposed to lift Mary Wollstonecroft Godwin’s spirits. She wants to forget the past and have fun. In fact, everyone in her party is running away from one indiscretion or another—from her fiancé Percy Shelley to Lord Byron to Mary’s stepsister, Claire. But from the moment Mary arrives at Byron’s villa, she knows something is wrong. He rushes her indoors and forbids all of them to go out at night, claiming that the horrible weather has driven wild animals down from the mountains.
The only person who doesn’t seem to be running away from anything is a handsome, young Italian doctor, John Polidori. Instead, he is fervently pursuing local folk legends and a new scientific theory that claims people can be raised from the dead.
But it’s not until they all challenge one other to write ghost stories that the real danger begins. In a nightmare, Mary envisions a patchwork man animated by Galvanism and she begins writing Frankenstein. Likewise, fueled by local legends, John writes The Vampyre—one of the first vampire stories ever written.
What neither one of them knows is that they are conjuring a dark evil. Before long, all of their lives will be in danger—for neither of these characters are imaginary. Far from it.
For fans of the Netflix program, THE FRANKENSTEIN CHRONICLES, AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White, SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY by Susan Dennard, and BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA.
COMING JUNE 1
Book 2: The Frankenstein Saga
REVIEWS FOR DUSK
I'm not lying. This just keeps getting better."—Kaye, 5-star review on Amazon
"In book two we learn that the horror haunting the mountains around Geneva has a name. They are the Sangsue - powerful, magnetic, desirable and deadly...Again, Merrie Destefano keeps a relentless, page-turning pace that will leave you at the end breathless and anxious for book three."—Jane, 5-star review on Amazon
COMING JULY 2
Book 3: The Frankenstein Saga
REVIEWS FOR DAWN
"Merrie Destefano brings her trilogy galloping to a satisfying end, a thrill ride through the long dark night of the soul. Do yourself a favor and start at the beginning with Shade and Dusk before reading Dawn. You will not regret it!"—Jane, 5-star review on Amazon
"I started reading this afternoon and I couldn't stop even if I wanted to. I finished all three books in one day! I was under this series spell until the thrilling end!"—Kimberly, 5-star review on Amazon
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