A short story.
In Acquolina, Sibyl is a naive young fledgling of the Kume, a water-dwelling bloodline of lilitu (vampires). She's been waiting for the day of the Festival Della Costola, an annual celebration in which a new member is inducted into the Artigianti di Alta, who care for the art in the capitol city of Vitoria. As civil tensions between the different Kume houses erupt, Sibyl will be pulled in two opposite directions: toward a mysterious outsider who might be her only escape from the rising unrest, or toward The Ghost, another outsider, who has a vested interest in saving Vitoria by using any means necessary. But do they have their own agendas as well?
Acquolina is set before the events of both Vox, and the upcoming Aequitas.
Katherine Silva is the Midcoast Maine author of the Monstrum Chronicles series, is a connoisseur of coffee, and victim of crazy cat shenanigans. Her second book in the series, Aequitas, was nominated for a 2013 Maine Literary award. She published her first comedy, Night Time, Dotted Line in November 2013. She is a member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, New England Horror Writers Association, and founder of the Midcoast Maine Halloween Readings series Katherine’s latest literary projects include a paranormal murder-mystery comedy series heavily influenced by third-wave ska and punk, and a period piece described as “Downton Abbey meets American Horror Story”.