The Van Helsing Impetus – Excerpt No. 403

“You didn’t notice a family resemblance?” Clara asked before further indulging in the wine.

“You mean grey eyes, dark hair, and elfin ears?” Evelyn asked without waiting for a response. “That meeting happened fifty years after you died, and family traits carry on for generations. “Besides, unlike the genuine article, Ada was not interested in my advances. So, I focused on someone who was.”

“Hard to imagine how anyone could say no to you,” Clara teased.

“You’re too kind,” Evelyn said. “As a general rule, most vampires are immune to my charms. It works a bit like your faith, meaning that only those clinging to their humanity are afflicted.”

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Note: The latest novel featuring Clara Grey, The Van Helsing Impetus is out now. The attached image is sourced from Pexels.


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