(The Vampires of Emberbury #1)

by Eva Alton

A magical story about a lost witch recovering her self-esteem and overcoming a terrible mistake, a seemingly cheerful vampire with a tortured past, and finding love in the most unexpected of places.

Alba is about to lose everything after her divorce… until she meets The Vampires of Emberbury, who dwell under an abandoned graveyard, stuck in Victorian times. They will make her a very interesting job offer, and she will get to meet Clarence, a mysterious vampire gentleman who thinks cloaks and top hats are still in fashion. With his help, Alba will figure out that, sometimes, the scariest monster isn’t the one with fangs.

This is a slow-burn paranormal vampire romance and magical realism novel that deals with worldly issues in a magical, humorous way and guarantees to make you laugh, cry, and gasp as you follow Alba and Clarence on their quest to solve Alba’s real-life troubles in a fairy-tale setting.

My rating: * * * *

My Review:

I loved this story! The pacing was steady, and the characters were well-developed and realistic. The Stray witch is a look into the life of Alba a young witch of immense untapped power. Clarence is a centuries old vampire looking for meaning to this immortal existence. When their lives collide mayhem ensues. she learns that she’s a witch and is hired to work for a coven of vampires. It was fun to see her slowly accept who she is and watch her relationship with Clarence unfold. This is a story about magic, love and a mysterious vampire nest.
Alba is hired by the coven of vampires to be a personal assistant. To cover the day activities they cannot. She is coming out of an abusive marriage and really needs this job, but is worried about bringing her young daughters into a midst of vampires. She is surprised how backwards and old fashion the vampires are, and knows she will have to bring them up to the 21st century in order to do her job. Clarence is assigned as her guardian and help her become more comfortable amongst the strange inhabitants. The book has a little of everything. Witches. Vampires. Spirits. And romance. A marvelously entertaining read! I would highly recommend this book who love some fun in their paranormal romances


Ava Alton

Eva Alton is an author of paranormal romance and magical realism novels. She has been writing stories since the first time she held a pencil and has a tendency to devour books of all genres in her free time.

She’s the author of Stray Witch and The Vampires of Emberbury Series.

Eva currently lives in a small coastal city by the Mediterranean Sea.