Cast of Characters
She doesn’t’ know it’s unusual to communicate with animals.
On her eighteenth birthday, Haylee transforms from a puberty delayed teen to voluptuous beauty.
Almost as soon as Haylee learns to appreciate her new body and social status, she discovers she’s compelled to attack people.
Dark, broody, Irish businessman. He came to California to try mining, but returns to the family business, selling goods and supplies.
He questions his sexual orientation when he encounters a male he’s attracted to.
Reece’s younger brother. He moved out west to help his brother expand the business. Edward is chatty and friendly.
A sexy, persistent teaching assistant in Haylee’s Psychology class at CSU, Berkeley.
His attraction to her increases as she tries to keep him away.
Haylee’s dad and a walnut farmer. Since his wife died, he focuses all his attention on work.
Emis was an elegant soothsayer at the French Court. She lost her husband in the Napoleonic war. She came to California to work as a prostitute and use her special abilities to find a guardian for her about-to-be orphan daughter.
Josh’s athletic, wise-cracking younger brother.
Norah is a time-skipper, like Haylee, from a distant future. In her world, it’s OK to speak without filters and she’s never felt dirt before!
Provisions and Sundries listed in Alta California Newspaper in February 1849
1837 – 1901 – “THIS MAD, WICKED FOLLY”: VICTORIAN AMERICAN WOMEN
San Francisco Public Library Historic Photos
The Western Historical Quarterly
JSTOR Collection(s): Arts & Sciences VII Collection, For-Profit Academic Arts & Sciences VII Collection
Published by: Western Historical Quarterly, Utah State University on behalf of
The Western History Association
- Art & Merchandise
- Haylee Blog Posts
- Pinterest: Audiobooks
- Pinterest: Haylee TS Setting
- Pinterest: San Francisco 1800s & Gold Rush
- Pinterest: Waterhouse Paintings
- Pinterest: Setting & Images
- Pinterest: Last Traveler Setting
- RESEARCH: Genetic, Psychology, Plants, & Farming
- RESEARCH: San Francisco & Gold Rush
Animal & Vampire Research
Love for Life? 12 Animals That Are (Mostly) Monogamous – Scientific American
Scent of Attraction: How animals sniff the perfect mate
Vasopressin and Pair-Bond Formation: Genes to Brain to Behavior
Vampires & the Dracula Myth
Bela Lugosi 1881-1956
Bram Stoker 1847-1912
Dracula 1931– Film Description
1977 Dracula full-length Movie – Video – with Spanish subtitles
1979 – Love at First Bite
1992 Bram Stoker Dracula Movie Trailer
The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead by Gordon Melton
The Vampire in Modern American Media 1975 – 2000 – Dartmouth.edu
Vampires in popular culture – Wikimedia
Vampires: The Ever-Changing Face of Fear – International Student Journal Vlad the Impaler
Vlad the Impaler: The real Dracula was absolutely vicious – NBC News Article
Who Was the Real Count Dracula? – HowStuffWorks.com
Bram Stokers Dracula – free ebook
The Fair but Frail: Prostitution in San Francisco, 1849-1900 by Jacqueline Baker Barnhart
Priestesses, Norma Lorre Goodrich
Representative Men: Seven Lectures by Ralph Waldo Emerson – free ebook
Robert Louis Stevenson: A Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial by Alexander H. Japp – free ebook
Roughing It by Mark Twain – free ebook
The Great Western Cookbook – 1857 – Digitized – Michigan State University Library
The Hotel St. Francis Cookbook (San Francisco) – 1919 – Digitized – Michigan State University Library
The Ladies’ New Book of Cookery 1852 (*Store Closet pg 208) – Digitized – Michigan State University Library
The Story of a Summer by Cecilia Pauline Cleveland – free ebook
Uppity Women of Ancient Times by Vicki Leon
A Woman who went to Alaska by May Kellogg Sullivan – free ebook
Scene Setting and Music