Teenager Alexandra Eidyn never suspected that her annual trip to Grandmother's house to spend the summer would this time destroy her plans to attend Oxford University in the fall and instead propel her into the World of Vampires and eventually to the gates of Heaven and Hell. On the way, she'd fall in love — something she'd come to think wasn't even possible for her — with two people, become a fugitive from justice, and be a casualty of the Church to which she'd turned for help. She withdraws into a vampire society she never knew existed but that has been waiting for her the last ninety years, and learns that the Divine World has prophesied of her coming for millennia. All this following her grandmother's revelation of a family connection to royalty that has been kept secret for generations.
My name is Lumi (Luminita) Laura. I’m the author of the novel Carpathian Vampire and a couple of associated short stories, all in the series Tales of the Carpathian Vampire. I was born somewhere in Romania, probably Victoria but possibly Fagaras. I have no record of birth, and my parents never seemed concerned about it. I attended public schools until I was to enter high school, but when I didn’t pass the entrance test, they were going to ship me off to a craft school for a couple of years, so I bolted. That was four years ago when I was fifteen. For a long time I was only the run, then stayed with a gypsy woman.
Being a fugitive is nothing new to my family. My father killed a man, and we were on the run for two years before they caught up with him. Now he’s in Codlea Prison for life. My mother has moved since I was last with her and now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. I moved there myself and live with my boyfriend.
I’ve been reading and writing English since I was five. The Roma family picked up a laptop computer for me. I didn’t ask where they got it, and they didn’t say. That was a few of years ago, and I’ve not put it down since.read more
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