The Van Helsing Impetus – Excerpt No. 415

Maman,” a girl said. “Is this your hotel?”

That voice broke through her mind focused on the verbal fusillade. She turned away from what promised to be a battle royale and looked upon the young girl with curly brown hair and big brown eyes holding her mother’s hand.

This child was clearly a younger version of her mother. The elder looked up to the sign her child was pointing at, which showed the hotel’s name with gold lettering on a black background.

The mother smiled and kneeled to be at eye level with her daughter. She brushed away a stray curl and kissed her daughter tenderly on the forehead.

Non, Tessa,” her maman replied. “It was named after a famous poet. One of our ancestors.”

“Really?” Tessa asked.“Yes, really,” her maman replied.

Picture of a mother and daughter taking from the back. Both are wearing formal dresses, pink and blue respectively, mother appears to be speaking to the child who is looking out a window. Image by Марина Вельможко from Pixabay.

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


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