Review: The Lonely Vampire

The Lonely Vampire

Paranormal Fairy Tale

by Ann Greyson

This fairy tale style novel is about Ileana Vladislava, a vampire who flees Transylvania in 1578 in the midst of a vampire witch hunt and reestablishes herself in Newcastle upon Tyne, a city in Tyne and Wear, England. Hundreds of years later, Ileana lives out a lonely existence in Wightwick Hall, a castle within the Jesmond Dene woodland valley. When Ileana sees the young and beautiful Myrna Ivester at a public library, there is something about her that sets her apart from anyone else. She decides to take a risk and transform Myrna into a vampire believing it is her destiny. With the impending threat against the vampires by Claymor, a vampire hunter in the form of a grudge bearing werewolf, the war between good and evil finds a new battlefield in Newcastle upon Tyne.

REVIEW

4 out of 5

The Lonely Vampire is as mesmerizing as Ileana’s eyes. Starting with a witch hunt to wipe out vampires, before coming into the 21st century, this is a story with grudges, love, friendship, and a twenty-something just trying to find her way in life. Myrna isn’t really sure where her life is going, and while she loves living with her best friend, she knows something is missing. Ileana has lived alone for so long, and Myrna may just be the cure for that. Dodging Claymor the werewolf and a nosey neighbor provides plenty of tension. The pacing is even, and you can’t help but feel sorry for Ileana and hope that she and Myrna find their happy endings.

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About the Author

ANN GREYSON has written poetry for The Muse literary & arts magazine, and theatre reviews for Talent Magazine. She has a passion for creating fictional characters for television, acting in the programs: I Citizen, SpaceWoman Light-years Apart, Birdwatcher, The Lonely Vampire, The Out World, and PuRR. Ann portrays Hannah Winter in the Never-DEAD short television program screened at the 2016 MystiCon Independent Film Festival. She has produced Pompilia broadcast on Anne Arundel Community Television, and The Watchers, nominated for a VOLLIE Award for Best Local Documentary from Community Media Center TV of Westminster in 2014. She has also performed as a dancer on stage and some of the music videos she sings and acts in are: Shine, O Christmas Tree, House of the Rising Sun, Motherless Child, and Buffalo Gals. Ann has an Associate of Arts degree in English from Howard Community College. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA and the Alpha Alpha Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. She lives in Maryland.

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