My name is Erzsébet, Countess Dolingen of Gratz, and I am a vampire. I am also Vlad Dracula's one true love.
For centuries, we shared a love that consumed us whole. But betrayal can turn the greatest of passions bitter in the hearts of lovers. In anger, he impaled me on an iron stake and left me to suffer in a mausoleum hidden from the world. Now, my mind wanders through the centuries, recalling the triumphs and defeats of my long life. From my childhood as the daughter of an Archwitch to my time as the wife of Vlad the Impaler that eventually resulted in my captivity, I remember all the triumphs and the failures.
But what my beloved doesn't know is that I am not yet defeated…