An embarrassment-prone middle school girl's life gets risky when she suspects her pretty older sister's good-looking boyfriend is really a vampire, and sets out to prove it.

Sylvia is going into eighth grade when she meets her older sister Julia's new handsome boyfriend, Terry. Too good to be true, Sylvia looks closer at this handsome man and sees "vampire". She snoops some more.

Sylvia studies Valtieri "Terry" Dakmarr, who has kept a low profile and just wants to belong to normal society. He comes from a family with a long business history of making vampire blending in happen.

Beginning eighth grade, Sylvia has the usual self-doubts of a girl her age, especially one in the limelight of a perfect older sister. She also lives in the peripheral vision of a mom who knows she's there somewhere (kind of a hands-off approach to parenting), but has her own life to live.

Sylvia and her best friend Holly sneak around Terry's apartment, being where they shouldn't be, learning things about him he's kept hidden for centuries. This comes to an end when Sylvia, alone and snooping, comes face to fang in Terry's apartment. Terry discovers her, confronts her realizations, and dismisses them as her imagination.

Knowing the truth to what she's seen firsthand, Sylvia is dumbfounded. The truth comes out between Sylvia, Julia, and Terry. The story concludes with acceptance, and Sylvia realizing she's not as plain as she feels to the right boy.

No bloodlust, no biting. Focus is on Sylvia's coming to terms with herself.

Written by:
Starring Roles For:
13 year old girl
a lovely 18 year old actress
A handsome man
In the Vein Of:
Malcolm in the Middle
Lizzie McGuire
Drew Barrymore comedies
Author Bio:
Freelance writer, ghostwriter, and editor, including adaptations and localization work. Details by request.

Some of my work:

THE WANDERING EARTH by Liu Cixin. I edited the English short story collection; now a movie (*as Kim Fout editor

GUILTY OF MIND/EVIL MINDS: *I edited Lei Mi's translated novels, now a Chinese TV series & movie.

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