Frances Tate is a self-published vampire writer and a self-published writer of drabbles. She lives in the North-West of England where she is working on a series of vampire books that explore the pseudo-science of vampires. When not writing either novels or one-hundred-word stories, she experiments with flash fiction and short stories. She has one (long-suffering) partner, two fish, and a transient population of wild birds and hedgehogs to feed. She enjoys curry, cinema, reading, gardening, exploring historical sites, and travelling.
During a long, hot summer, a Tudor vampire meets Mercy, a girl who can manipulate his visions, see through his deceit, and overpower his mind control. He only has three options before his master’s hell breaks lose. It’s a race against the evil if he and Mercy are to survive.
The Last Summer first appeared in The Dark Sire from Issues 4-7 (2020-2021). It is the prequel novella for a multi-book series.