The Decline and Fall of Rowland Graves
A Devil’s Luck Vignette
A tragic love story to haunt your dreams.
Just how does a man become a monster? No one is born evil. Are they?
The young Doctor Rowland Graves loves Elinor Barlow with an unreasonable passion. She makes him whole; smooths down his jagged edges. Once he asks her father for her hand in marriage, their need for secrecy will come to its blessed end and their new life can begin.
The announcement by Abraham Barlow, however, of Elinor’s engagement to another man casts quite the pall over Rowland’s plans. And that becomes merely the first disaster. Schemes form inside schemes as Rowland struggles to thwart a hopeless fate. But the blackness, grasping and coiling from those corners of his mind he prefers to ignore, whispers terrible promises of reward, if only he opens the door.
Described as “chilling”, “darkly erotic”, and “beautifully macabre”, The Decline and Fall of Rowland Graves is a gothic horror novella crafted to satisfy the morbid curiosity of fans of The Devil’s Luck about the villainous surgeon’s past. But don’t worry! Rowland Graves stands on its own—you can enjoy all the lust and lurid details without feeling like you’re missing part of the plot.
What Readers Are Saying:
“Beautifully written, wonderfully paced and had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. … Deliciously dark and wickedly woven, I will certainly be reading this tale again and again. ”
“It’s disturbing, and dark, but also sad, sweet and amazing. I loved this story and in some ways it is the best example of Eris’s writing abilities that I have read so far (and I think I have read everything she has published) because it feels so, so real and it is so very clever.”
“Flawlessly executed. A chilling, and darkly erotic tale that just spiraled further and further into guilty depravity. … It’s so beautifully macabre.”
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