St. Martins Press 1978
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Inextricable linked with these three is a stranger -- very wealthy, very mysterious newcomer to Florence named Francesco Ragoczy da San Germano.  Francesco builds himself a home that rivals the most sumptuous in the city.  No one knows for sure what rituals take place in his palace, but people suspect many things.  The stranger never eats in public, has no mirrors in his home -- even his manner of lovemakeing is strange.

Francesco's most powerful enemy is the fanatical monk named Savonarola -- an obsessed ascetic whose hypnotic effect on the citizens of Florence has led to the burning of Botticelli's paintings on the grounds of profanity.  Savonarola's influence is so malevolent that people have been burned at the stake.  Francesco must decide whether to flee with his life or to risk all to save a woman he loves from certain death.

Hotel Transylvania
A Novel of Forbidden Love

Jacket Illustration by Elias Dominguez

When the exquisitely beautiful Madelaine de Montalia falls violently in love with le Comte de Saint Germain, a nobleman of great charm and sophistication, she has no inkling of his terrible, torturous secret.  He passionately returns her love and yearns to possess her, but he dares not -- Saint Germain is a vampire.

With the dazzling Parisian society of the mid-eighteenth century as a backdrop, Saint Germain and Madelaine struggle with their own desiers while battling a fiendish coven of devil-worshippers who would defile Madelaine's body and destroy her soul.

In Hotel Transylvania, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro has woven a lavish and spellbinding tale of horror and passion that will enthrall fans of both romance and the occult.

Darker Jewels
A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain

The most irresistible vampire ever created -- in the bloody court of Ivan the Terrible.

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's immortal vampire, the Comte de Saint-Germain, is one of the most popular characters of his kind ever created.  Publisher's Weekly has called him a "veritable Prince Charming of the darker arts."

In Darker Jewels the Count is sent by the King of Poland to the court of Russia's Ivan IV, to use his alchemical skills to craft unearthly gems for the made emperor.  There he finds not only dark intrigue and hart-stopping danger, but a breathtakingly beautiful woman to whom he loses his heart.

Writ in Blood
A Novel of Saint-Germain

Ambitious in its scope and provocative in its content, the saga of the undying Count Saint-Germain is a monumental feat of the imagination.

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's novels have powerfully captured Saint-Germain throughout his long existence, from the temples of Ancient Egypt to our present century.

Now, on the verge of the First World War, Saint-Germain accepts a top-secret assignment from Czar Nicholas of Russia to deliver one last proposal for peace to the crowned heads of Europe.  But powerful men plot against Saint-Germain -- and may use his love for a talented young artist against him.