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The Lonely Vampire

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This folklore horror style novel is about Ileana Vladislava, a vampire who flees Transylvania in 1578 in the midst of eradicating vampires from the region 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 I ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 384 pages
Published September 1st 2020 by IngramSpark
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InD'tale Magazine
Rating: 3.5/5.0

A surprisingly quick read despite its almost 400 pages, “The Lonely Vampire” is a simple story about companionship and self-discovery.

Read full review in the 2020 Holiday issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Sep 23, 2020 rated it liked it
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Twenty-three going on twenty-four, Myrna Ivester feels lost in life. Being roommates with her best friend, Siobhan Mulcahy, is not helping. While Myrna is not jealous of her, she can’t help but compare their achievements. Siobhan just got promoted as head nurse in her department while Myrna is, well, she’s in the medical field too and wants to help people but she is not content with that. Call it a quarter-life crisis or something else, there is c
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Greyson brings an enchanting tale of vampire witch hunt, body-switching, and loneliness, set in enchanting lands of Romania, Bulgaria, and England.

Ileana Vladislava barely escaped the mass vampire killing in the midst of a vampire witch hunt of 1578 in Transylvania and fled the country. Now centuries later, Ileana lives out a lonely existence in Wightwick Hall, a castle within the Jesmond Dene woodland valley in Newcastle upon Tyne, a city in Tyne and Wear. When she sees the young and lovely My
Ann Greyson
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I got this idea for a vampire story in the summer of 2017 and went rolling with it. Three years later, the book is out after adapting it from a screenplay of a short TV program, broadcast on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Lifestyle Channel 2, where I portray the character Ileana Vladislava. The book has a bit of dark humor and focuses on the life issues facing Myrna Ivester who finds what she wants out of life as a vampire.
Liliyana Shadowlyn
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
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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 nei ...more
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Meaghan D'Otazzo
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A unique novel that breaks the walls of Genre.

Welcome to Newcastle upon Tyne where the weather is mostly cloudy to rainy. Near Jesmond Dene, a leafy woodland valley with waterfalls and rustic bridges, most of the houses in its vicinity are empty and the main road is dusty, and gloomy like a cemetery. That is where you will find lonely vampire Ileana Vladislava living in a castle.

Though much of the story is on cruise control, driven by the forward momentum of Ileana escaping the loneliness in her
Angie Mangino
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