There are no vampires.
At least that’s what Charlie Williams keeps telling herself. After her winery’s last event nearly turned into supernatural bloodshed, she’s understandably nervous about her Valentine’s winemaker dinner. Things go from bad to worse when alarms go off at the winery and cops discover messages scrawled on the walls in blood.
Charlie is barely keeping it together as she rallies her staff and deals with guests, all while avoiding the idea that vampires are infesting her winery. But when her best friend and her events manager go on high alert, Charlie is left wondering if her winery will be a success or die on the vine…
Stakes and Stems is a prequel novella to Here to Slay in the Vamps in the Vineyard Paranormal Women’s Fiction Adventure series. If you like strong female characters, all slaying and no laying, and more vampire puns than you can shake a stake at, then this is the series for you!
Who says vampire slaying is a young woman’s game?
When 50-year-old Charlie Williams buys the winery she’s been saving for her whole life, she thought her vessel—wine not sailing—had come in.
Sure, there’d been a couple supernatural snafus, but that was behind her. But when she’s ambushed at home by two vampires, all she has to fall back on is witty banter and a hot streak of luck. Avoiding the truth won’t work anymore. The vampires are back, and accepting her calling as a middle-aged Buffy is the only way to save her business—and stay alive.
Charlie’s dreams of wine-making success are disappearing faster than a glass of chardonnay at a garden party. Unfortunately, the vampires keep raising the stakes.
How much more can her life suck? She’s about to find out…
Here to Slay is book 1 in the new Vamps in the Vineyard Paranormal Women’s Fiction Adventure series. If you like strong female characters, all slaying and no laying, and more vampire puns than you can shake a stake at, then this is the series for you!