Title: Ella, The Slayer (Serenity House # 1)
By: A.W. Exley
Published: 6th June 2016
Ella is an Edwardian Cinderella with an undead problem…
The flu pandemic of 1918 took millions of souls within a few short weeks.
Except it wasn't flu, and death gave them back.
Seventeen-year-old Ella copes the best she can; caring for her war-injured father, scrubbing the floors, and slaying the undead that attack the locals. Vermin they're called, like rats they spread pestilence with their bite. Ella's world collides with another when she nearly decapitates a handsome stranger, who is very much alive.
Seth deMage, the new Duke of Leithfield, has returned to his ancestral home with a mission from the War Office — to control the plague of vermin in rural Somerset. He needs help; he just didn't expect to find it in a katana-wielding scullery maid.
Working alongside Seth blurs the line between their positions, and Ella glimpses a future she never dreamed was possible. But in overstepping society's boundaries, Ella could lose everything – home, head and her heart…
ELLA, THE SLAYER is an Edwardian Cinderella retelling with a sprinkling of the undead. This is book 1 in a new series and is currently on sale for just 99 cents. Sale price lasts until February 15.
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Books and writing have always been an enormous part of Anita's life. She survived school by hiding out in the library, with several thousand fictional characters for company. At university, she overcame the boredom of studying accountancy by squeezing in Egyptology papers and learning to read hieroglyphics.
Today, Anita writes twisted historical novels with heart. She lives in rural New Zealand surrounded by a weird and wonderful menagerie consisting of horses, cats, a mad boxer and chickens who think they are mini Velociraptors.