Vampires, Romance, and dark Celtic Mysticism fuse and blaze
in this epic tale set in New York City, Yorkshire, England — and time itself.
A Novel of Vampire and Faerie
by Anne Merino
Robin Dashwood, a handsome and charming British vampire with long gone aristocratic connections, is about to be thrown into an epic adventure that will shine light upon the rise of the vampire. This is the last thing he could imagine himself doing. Robin prefers to hide in plain sight — having devised a quiet life for himself in New York as a history professor in hopes of avoiding other more powerful vampires and their dangerous, decadent political machinations.
But a chance encounter in a Manhattan art gallery introduces him to the beautiful Lady Caroline DeBarry and reveals a vicious murder from Robin’s human past. In search of answers to this historical mystery, he returns home to England and to Caroline who has captured his heart. As Robin uncovers the truth, he finds traces of a far more ancient and shrouded realm than even that of the vampire. This will shake the foundations of vampire lore and its brutal hierarchy, placing Lady Caroline in terrible danger and setting in motion events that will lead to a final bloody confrontation between a revenant army and human kind.
Hawkesmoor is the first book in a trilogy that will continue the eerie adventures of Robin Dashwood – a very British vampire.
Publication Date: May 18, 2020
Audiobook Sample, Narrated by the Author
Anne Merino grew up riding hunters and jumpers in Arizona and Wales before deciding to become a professional ballerina. After a long career dancing for notable classical companies, she retired from the stage to teach and write. She lives in Northern California with her filmmaker husband, two fascinating sons and a retired working dog named Hector.
INTERVIEWS WITH THE AUTHOR
Part 1: Anne Merino talks about her novel, Hawkesmoor
Part 2: Anne Merino talks about writing and her background.
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR HAWKESMOOR
New York Times bestselling author of
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
Breathing new life into vampires isn’t easy — after all, they’re dead — but Anne Merino has managed it with aplomb. Like the vampire at its center, Robin Dashwood, Merino’s Hawkesmoor is both erudite and full of passion, witty and tragic, attuned to the classics yet utterly modern. If you’re in the market for a new, fresh vampire saga or just a bloody good time, look no further.
Award-winning author of A Lady in Disguise, Nine Ladies Dancing and Miss Fortescue’s Protector in Paris
Delightfully well-crafted, intricate and enchantingly imaginative, I was drawn deep into this enjoyable read with its complex world and fascinating characters. It actually makes me feel excited for vampires again! Romance and adventure, with an odd charm all its own, and fully realized world-building. Highly recommended.
Sanjay R. Singhal
Author of Tales of the Night Watchman
The passage of time, to a vampire, moves swiftly and yet slowly; all is present, and all is past. In which world does he walk, and beyond which shadows does he lurk? Anne Merino’s sweeping new novel, Hawkesmoor, invites the reader upon a vampiric journey from Georgian England to the French Revolution to modern-day New York. Robin Dashwood — tall, elegant, and beautifully dressed — makes his way through the world of men, seeking solace from his past, present and future. Hawkesmoor is beautifully written, crafted, and conceived; it is a vampire story unlike any other, offered by a writer unlike any other.