Monday, February 25, 2013

Review and Giveaway - The Last Keeper's Daughter

The Last Keeper’s Daughter
Book 1 in The Last Keeper’s Daughter Series
Rebecca Trogner

Genre:  Paranormal Romance Mystery

Publisher: Crescent Moon Press

Word Count: 86,360

Book Description: 

Born into old money, Lily Ayres lives at Waverly, her family’s estate situated at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Paris, Virginia.  She is a strange, small, almost mute, young woman who has no idea that her father has given her to the Vampire King Krieger.  Walter Ayres is the King’s Keeper and part of a secret society of historians who unearth, preserve, and attempt to understand relics of long forgotten civilizations.

Lily has never felt comfortable in the human world, but after she suspiciously falls down a flight of stone steps, and is healed and claimed by Krieger, she realizes there is another world.  In this Other Realm she feels a sense of belonging, and begins to untwine the mysterious event which left her mentally and psychologically damaged.  When Walter disappears in England, Lily works with human and supernatural beings to uncover his whereabouts.  With each new discovery, she is pulled deeper into the vortex of magic, intrigue, and dark desires that permeates the supernatural world.  The revelations revealed unfold a story of deception and betrayal that threaten to tear the thin veil between the supernatural and human world asunder.

About the Author: 
Rebecca Trogner lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and frequently crosses the Blue Ridge Mountains that were the inspiration for Krieger’s home. She always dreamed of being a writer, but got sidetracked by the day-to-day adventures of life. With the encouragement of her family, she has finished her first novel and is currently writing the next book in The Last Keeper’s Daughter series. Rebecca lives with her husband and son, and a rescue dog named Giblet. To find out more about the author visit

Twitter: @RTrogner 

My review:

I was really interested in reading this story.  I always enjoy the concept of the secret paranormal world coexisting with our own.  And in this story the author has built a very interesting one.

The main characters of Lily and Krieger were interesting and well developed.  Lily has learned to copy with her world and how to exist but not really live within it.  When she is forced into Kreiger's world after her father disappears is when she really begins to come alive.

Kreiger is a king in his world and it is a very ordered rule abiding society where if you stray or break the rules the punishments can be severe.  He is respected and in all his years has never had someone like Lily under his protection.  This adds a new level to his character and even some of his reactions to events that take place.

The story about Keepers and the secrets they hold and the history they protect is interesting and I am hoping we find out more about their roles in the stories to come.  That way we can get a history of the paranormals beings that exist in this world in a way that we might not see other wise.

I really enjoyed the story.  The ending wasnt what I was expecting but it leads very well to the next book without it being a cliffhanger type ending.  There were parts of the story where time would start to get confused and it seemed like the story was going to be set in the past and moved to more of a time in the present for the story.  It was only a couple of instances early on so didnt cause many issues with the story.

I am really looking forward to the next in the series and hope we do not have to wait too long for it to become available.  Fans of mystery and the paranormal should definitely pick this up.  

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  1. Thank you for having me on your website today. I look forward to answering any comments.

  2. Replies
    1. Carrie,

      I think it's interesting to have a hidden world next to our own. It makes for good fantasy.

  3. oooOOOooohhh this sounds really good!! Thanks for having this.. will add to my TBR! :)

    1. Christine, Excellent. Let me know how you like it.