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“Sweet Redemption” by Susan Macatee

On a cold December night, Union infantry captain, Jonathan Hackett, is pinned down on the Fredericksburg battlefield trying to escape Confederate fire. But a creature of the night, more dangerous than any enemy soldier, stalks him. Jon must fight for his life as well as his soul.

Maddie Emery has lost everything dear to her. Her husband and parents have passed on and her brothers are off fighting in the Confederate Army. She’s alone, trying single-handedly to hold onto her family’s farm, when a Yankee soldier collapses across her stoop.

Maddie and Jon soon form a bond of love and tender desire. But when Jon begins to exhibit signs of becoming the creature he fears most, is their love enough to fight off the evil of a centuries old vampire bent on destroying them?

Hi, I’m Susan Macatee and am happy to be a guest here on Dariel’s lovely blog. Sweet Redemption is a stand-alone novella available at The Wild Rose Press, and my second vampire story. I write romances set during the American Civil War, both straight historicals and a few with paranormal elements such as time travel, reincarnation and, of course, my two vampire tales.


Those knocks were not made by a wolf, but he suspected the wolf had something to do with Reverend Arnwolf. “Is the wolf his minion, or can he transform himself?” he said, under his breath.

“What?” Mrs. Emery moved close. Her scent invaded his thoughts. “Please, tell me what’s going on?”

Jon sighed. “When I said I was attacked by a wild dog, I lied.” He moved back to the settee and sat, his hands dangling between his knees.

She sat beside him, but held herself ramrod straight. “What or who attacked you?”

“I was pinned down on the battlefield. Spent the night in the freezing cold. All of my men had died. A man appeared. Claimed to be a minister from Austria.” Jon grimaced as he recalled Arnwolf’s blood-red eyes and the sharp pierce of his fangs as they entered Jon’s throat. “He offered to help me, but...instead he led me to an abandoned barn and attacked me.”

Mrs. Emery gasped. “You’re not saying this man—”

“He bit me on the throat.” Jon pushed his hand through his hair. “I don’t know exactly what he is, but he’s not human.”

“That’s who you believe was at the door?”
Jon nodded. “I don’t know how, but I now have a connection to him.” He fingered the bumps on his throat. “I know things about him I shouldn’t possibly know.”

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Come back tomorrow when Dariel will interview my vampire hero, Jonathan Hackett.


Susan Macatee said…
Hi, Dariel! Thanks so much for having me on your blog today!

And readers, be sure to come back tomorrow when Dariel interviews my hero, Jonathan Hackett.
Isabel Roman said…
Just wanted to pop in and say congrats on the new release, Susan!
Susan Macatee said…
Thanks, Isabel! I'm really excited about my second vampire story!
Sounds like another intriguing story. Congrats on the release tomorrow!

Dariel Raye said…
Susan, the story sounds intriguing. Looking forward to tomorrow!
Mary Ricksen said…
Sounds great, gotta have it!
Susan Macatee said…
Thanks, Dariel!

And Mary, I've already sent your copy! LOL.

I can't wait to read another one of your exciting stories, Susan. Best of luck!
Dariel Raye said…
You'll love Jonathan - a dreamy man with soul :)
Margaret Tanner said…
Hi Susan,
Congratulations on the new release. Lovely cover and great excerpt.
Susan Macatee said…
Thanks, Paisley and Margaret! Stop back tomorrow for the interview and a chance to win a pdf copy of Sweet Redemption.