Nicoleta has never taken a life before, but she will have to make her first kill soon. Typical of girls her age, she spends a lot of time thinking about boys and college. But when she takes a trip to Romania with several of her former classmates to celebrate graduating from high school, Nicoleta is going to discover who she really is. When Nicoleta learns that she is adopted and that her biological parents live in Romania, it's just the tip of the iceberg. Finding out that her birthright is hunting and killing vampires, Nicoleta has to decide whether to remain in Romania and fulfill her destiny or go back home to America and try to forget about the nightmare of a world that she has been thrown into.
Adding to Nicoleta's problems, one of the most powerful vampires has been waiting for her arrival. Varujan is anxious to meet Nicoleta since her parents are voinicos (people who didn't turn into vampires after being bitten by one). By birth, a voinico's child becomes a vânător (a vampire hunter). Varujan knows that the voinico’s daughter can't outrun her destiny and has anticipated that she would eventually come to Romania. He has been looking forward to killing her. With his vampire companion, Antanasia, Varujan seems unstoppable.
Is Nicoleta ready to face Varujan and Antanasia? The other vânătors have been training to kill vampires since they were children. Will Nicoleta be able to catch up on her missed training and be ready for the battle that is inevitably coming? Can she keep herself and her friends safe, or will they become the vampires' victims before their trip is over? Whatever happens, one thing is for sure. Nicoleta's life is never going to be the same again!
Sallie Cochren is a retired middle school teacher. She taught Language Arts for sixteen years. Since retiring, she has been enjoying working on her writing and has published several books. Genres include fantasy, science fiction, young reader's fiction, horror, and Christian fiction. When not writing, Sallie enjoys nature walks or spending time with her cat.
Elsie Marie Cochren is a retired exceptional education teacher. She is Sallie's sister. She has co-written this novel with Sallie, as well as the short story, "The Storm Keepers." She enjoys movies, reading and spending time with her cat.