Aecia is surrounded by her clan and yet she is alone. A daughter of Vampires, yet she was born human. The only relief she has from the constant fear of discovery is when she writes in her diary, which has become as real to her as a human friend. ‘Amica’ is with her when she falls in and out of love, when she becomes a young woman, and when her very existence is threatened.
After meeting the mysterious and attractive Garok (a new student in her class) she realizes the possibility that she is not alone in her humanity, but how much longer can she carry the weight of her secret? Could Garok be human and if there are their more people in her condition, how does she find them? As she navigates her way through her increasingly dangerous life, she discovers that the ‘Clones’ so callously strung up and drained for their blood, do have intelligence and emotions, and suffer in their nightmare existence. She encounters the ‘experimental’ species of Clones, the first grown by the vamps for food, and finds that their disfigured appearance does not truly portray the kind of heroes that are trapped within.
As she struggles to find a way of surviving in this blood-thirsty world, her real identity is revealed and the day of her birth has been the catalyst for events that will change the Vampire-ruled world forever.
Targeted Age Group:
All children, teenagers and young adults share a boundless pool of energy, curiosity and hope. Everything is new and captivating and begging to be investigated. I love that yearning and to be the person who intrigues their already colossal imagination, would be a great achievement.
There are certain limits when writing for children with regard to intimacy and profanity and I find it refreshing and innocent. Everything else to do with creating an exciting story for them is inspiringly limitless.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Many writers take their characters with them wherever they go and I’m no exception. To explore their personalities and their reactions to certain situations I imagine them in various scenarios throughout my day. The more rounded the character, the more believable the person is within the story. Your characters must be real to you if you want your reader to believe in them.
I have worked at many jobs throughout my life both in an office and working with people in a care situation. I have cared for the elderly, special needs children and young adults, and I still volunteer when I can. I am a full-time Author/writer now and have never been happier.
Writing a story opens up a world which is entirely controlled by the writer; it can be happy or sad, down-to-earth or mystical, heart-warming or terrifying. It is the most exciting and captivating use of time and is full of possibilities. A good story consumes the reader absolutely and leaves them bereft when they get to the end. I have read many stories like this and I hope that one day my stories will have the same effect. That is when I will feel that I have succeeded as an Author.