Acceptance
(Book One)

For more than two thousand years, a small community of humans has lived in harmony with vampires, giving their blood and obedience in exchange for protection. And for all that time, it's been a peaceful occupation.

 

When Kalyn Reid comes of age and pledges herself to the vampires, she has no reason to worry. She's paired with Anselm for her training, and she couldn't ask for a kinder, more patient mentor. She also couldn't ask for anyone better-looking. 

 

But before she has a chance to learn her new responsibilities--or get a date--her idyllic life goes up in flames. Without warning, the humans and vampires in her group are murdered by a strange new type of vampire and the few survivors are forced to flee.

 

Anselm and his brother, Micah, vow to hunt down the murderer, and they take Kalyn with them, thinking they can keep her safe. But when the killer finds them first, it's they who must rely on her if any of them are to survive.  

 

Now available in print, Kindle, and other e-book formats.


Keri presents her readers with a new, unexpectedly religious take on vampires that hooked me in from page one, and if not for my need to sleep and work, I wouldn't have put it down. ... It reminded me of Game of Thrones, except with less incest, and more vampires. - Author Michelle Proulx

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Credits

Scores used under Creative Commons License: "Five Armies" and "Private Reflection" by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com

All images used under Creative Commons License:

Skull Relief by guilanenachez

Unity Alley by Brian Stansberry

Le Vampire by Philip Burne-Jones

Cross by taliesin

Pyre by earl53

Graveyard by gladtobeout

Crying by grietgriet

Girl with Gun by openphoto

Man with AK47 by SamJUK

Basement by xololounge

Handcuffs by Emily <3 / Alex

Woman on Ground (andrea 154) by elward-photography

Scared by Eggybird

The Kiss by Odd Nerdrum (photograph by freeparking)

Bruised by SashaW

Nymphe qui pleure by Léon Auguste César Hodebert

Angel by charmaineswart

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If you would like a soundtrack to listen to while reading, here are some songs specifically chosen to coordinate with the listed chapters:

  1. Accepted - Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Greenday
  2. Waiting to Say Goodbye - Lullaby by Billy Joel
  3. They Are Waiting - Gloomy Sunday by Sarah McLachlan (this song is not available as a single mp3)
  4. Old Soldiers - Wild Boys by Duran Duran
  5. Trouble Comes in Fives - Breathe by Pink Floyd
  6. Master Joshua - Say God by The Idan Raichel Project
  7. The Basement - Cursum Perficio by Enya
  8. The Enemy Among us - Oculus Ex Inferni by Symphony X

You can listen to all of the songs on my Acceptance playlist on YouTube.

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Background for the website and the header is from Lilium medicinae by Bernardus de Gordonio, translated into Hebrew by Moses ben Shmaya de Castro in Escalona, Spain, January 11, 1466. The original manuscript is housed at the Bridwell Library at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The female figure in the header is from the Manesse Codex, which is housed at the Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany.