Sabilla "Bill" Vane led a pretty sad life until her entire family died in a car crash, leaving her free to become a full-time cat warden in her late great-aunt's decaying mansion.
Florian Werther Bathory Byron, her unexpected house guest, is a vampire. And while he says he hasn't eaten anything with a face in half a century, his life story is tragic, his complexion is luminous (literally), and Bill is finding herself irresistibly drawn to him even as her charges begin to disappear at an alarming rate...
*Complete in ten parts, and currently a Featured Story on Wattpad.*
"Our Nightingale sings from the highest point in the city no more. Last year, Rumen Tsor replaced her with a doll of gold-dressed porcelain: a doll who, according to the first precepts of the Mundites, has no mind and no soul..." A "refresh" of Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale "The Nightingale", written for the "Refresh Button" summer contest. (http://www.andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/hersholt/TheNightingale_e.html)