A Reason to Live
By: Mark Wooden
A urban fantasy short story: What will a mother sacrifice to save her daughter, complicated by their lives as vampires?
An urban fantasy short story:
Illyana Dakanova witnessed true evil during her unlife as a vampire. She had sometimes been the root of that evil.
Then Adriana, the vampire Illyana loved like a daughter, leaves her for a fool’s errand of vengeance. Illyana’s guilt becomes too great to bear.
She tries suicide-by-Japanese-mobster. But a Knight of Vyntari intervenes, offering Illyana a way to win back her daughter’s love and to absolve some of her guilt.
However, the offer will drag both Illyana and her daughter into the secret war between supernatural creatures they know as the Shadowdance.
“A Reason to Live” is a free ebook, urban fantasy short story that takes place a few months before the events of By Virtue Fall. If you’ve read By Virtue Fall, this story provides insight into the motivations of the characters within with minor spoilers.
Welcome to the “Shadowdance” urban fantasy saga. More action, less paranormal romance.