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Author: Chealsea Quinn Yarbro
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
When the exquisitely beautiful Madeline de Montalia falls violently in love with le Comte de Saint Germain, a nobleman of great charm and sophistication, she has no inkling of his terrible, torturous secret. He passionately returns her love and yearns to possess her, but he dares not – Saint Germain is a vampire.
With the dazzling Parisian society of the mid-eighteenth century as a back drop, Saint Germain and Madeline struggle wit their own desires while battling a fiendish coven of devil-worshipers who would defile Madeline’s body and destroy her soul.
In Hotel Transylvania, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro has woven a lavish and spellbinding tale of horror and passion that will enthrall fans of both romance and the occult.
Chelsea Q. Yarbro is the first woman to be named a Living Legend by the International Horror Guild and is one of only two women ever to be named as Grand Master of the World Horror Convention (2003). In 1995, Yarbro was the only novelist guest of the Romanian government for the First World Dracula Congress, sponsored by the Transylvanian Society of Dracula, the Romanian Bureau of Tourism, and the Romanian Ministry of Culture. Yarbro is best known as the creator of the heroic vampire the Count Saint-Germain. With her creation of Saint-Germain, she delved into history and vampiric literature and subverted the standard myth to invent the first vampire who was more honorable, humane, and heroic than most of the humans around him. She fully meshed the vampire with romance and accurately detailed historical fiction, and filtered it through a feminist perspective that made both the giving of sustenance and its taking of equal erotic potency. A professional writer since 1968, Yarbro has worked in a wide variety of genres, from science fiction to Westerns, from young adult adventure to historical horror. A skeptical occultist for forty years, Yarbro has studied everything from alchemy to zoomancy, and in the late 1970s worked occasionally as a professional tarot card reader and palmist at the Magic Cellar in San Francisco.
Hard cover with jacket 248 pages Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 77-21535