A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. If you like Twilight you might like this. A witch is being hunted by vampires, daemons, humans, and her own kind because of a missing book. This book takes you into the hunt and the love affair between a witch and vampire. The story draws you in and before you know it, the book is finished.
Radiant, luminous "crone" woman. During ancient times, the crones, hags and witches were frequently sages, leaders, midwives and healers in their communities and were revered for their wisdom and knowledge. As history evolved and a patriarchal society took hold, the definitions of the crone, (the crowned one) the hag, (the holy one), and the witch (the wise one) were distorted.
Witchcraft was not made a capital offence in Britain until 1563 although it was deemed heresy and was denounced as such by Pope Innocent VIII in 1484. From 1484 until around 1750 some 200,000 witches were tortured, burnt or hanged in Western Europe.
Amazing World of Witches : Discover the Spellbinding History of Witches, Wizardry , Magic and Mystery