Frank Sunborn was an ordinary boy of thirteen whose dreams and desires were simple but strong. Living in present day New York City, he does what every young teenager his age wants, adventure, fun and attention of beautiful girls. While trying to capture the heart of a girl in his school, Frank accidentally meets another young girl, who intrigues him by having similar interests and her unusual reactions to life and death. The girl who enters his life is no ordinary human. Cindy Condor is a 150 years-old vampire, whose innocent looks hide incredible superhuman powers. After a devastating breakup of a promising friendship and confrontations with a notorious school bully and his gang, Frank finds respect and affection frm Cindy, unaware of the fact that she is not human. When a revelation of her true nature shocks him to the core, Frank must make a choice whether to continue seeing Cindy or break up with her. Deeply intrigued by her vampire nature and her affection and respect for him as a human, Frank falls in love with Cindy. By becoming her blood donor, he enters a secret world of nightwalkers, being who have existed and evolved alongside humanity since the dawn of human evolution. Told from the viewpoints of two main protagonists, it is a story of friendship, love, danger and exploration of another side of reality.
About the Author: David Crane
I was born in the Ukraine in 1970, which was then a part of the Soviet Union, a country that no longer exists. I saw the world as a very different place while I lived behind the Iron Curtain. As a child, I never questioned anything because I was too busy trying to be a normal kid who played with toy soldiers, played soccer and hockey, who loved adventure and science fiction books, and occasionally skipped school to see my favorite movies. The world broadened for me after the famous Perestroika and Glasnost. Once forbidden movies, music, and literature from the West became more readily available.
Things changed when at the age of sixteen, I immigrated to United States with my family to join my relatives and seek a better life. I ended up a stranger in a strange land where everything fascinated me. New York City, the modern day Babylon, appealed to me with its myriad of languages, customs, and flavors. Assimilating into new culture, learning a new language, finishing high school and college, these were some of the best and most challenging years of my life. After earning my bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Graphic Design, I sought beauty in all its forms until slowly and rather surprisingly a new irresistible desire emerged inside me: a love of writing.
I had great teachers who taught me the craft with great patience, fun and understanding. I learned from the books written by some of the best writers in the world: Jack London, Ernst Hemingway, David Morell, Isaac Azimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert… And the movies that always inspired me are on my shelf, waiting to be picked up when I need to go where the winds of creation will take me. For me writing is a labor of love. I want to share with my readers all the fun and joy of creativity and imagination. My hobbies include traveling, book and coin collecting, graphic novels, Japanese food and manga, military history and science.
I currently live in New York City where I enjoy the best the Big Apple has to offer.