The Duchess de Nuit
Angelique is forced to wed a monster in exchange for a noble title. The Duke of Annecy is cold and cruelly sadistic, making the young duchess's life a living hell. On a fateful summer night in the lavish palace of Versailles, she meets an exotic courtier whose glittering dark eyes promise more than mere temporary relief from a loveless marriage. Angelique is offered the gift of immortality by the ancient vampire prince, Arsham, and she accepts it with open arms. She rises within the ranks of his coven to become his favorite, but will a tempting slayer make her fall from grace? From Louis XVI's France to Victoria's England and modern London, this unique vampire novel is brimming with lush sensuality, suspense, and vivid historical details.