The Scotsman and The Vamp
Featured in The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2
Vampire Claire Armand enjoys her undead life in the world of 1920s Hollywood where she’s now a star actress. The only flaw in her world is Ross Maclaran, whose family has been traditional protectors of vampires for centuries. Ross’s job is to take her back to Scotland to nurture and protect for the rest of her long, long life.
The trouble is, Claire gave up her meek and mild ways years ago, embracing the party-loving movie stars who are now her friends. Here, in modern-day California, a woman can do what she likes.
No more wispy white nightgowns and sleeping in coffins–Claire wears short beaded gowns and dances the Charleston.
Ross’s task is to teach her to obey and come home, but he starts to like this new Claire. And when both of them are threatened, they need to decide which they will choose–tradition or exile?
A short story in the Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance II anthology.