In 1990, eighteen-year-old Francesca Lucas was walking the cold streets of Rome. She was hungry and alone, ever since her parents were killed by thieves. She is dragged into an alley and bitten by a vampire. A silver-haired man wielding a sword decapitates the vampire, but it was too late to save her. She wakes up as a vampire. He tells her that she is now immortal like him, but she is not damned. Not all vampires are evil. In 2008, she enters the Nightmare Academy where supernatural creatures are being trained for the upcoming war against humans. However, she has other plans – revenge. The academy rules are ruthless: graduate or die.
In the Welcome to Nightmare Academy – #1 review, Anthony Avina presents readers with a simple story of lost love, conflict between good and evil, and a desire for redemption. The novella opens a window into a hidden world mortals never see. Although an interesting read, Anthony Avina stops short, encouraging readers to sample the next work in the series. This book will attract hard-bitten lovers of vampire tales and stories of the supernatural.
About Anthony Avina
Anthony Avina (Born March 1990), is an author, a journalist, and a blogger. Born in Southern California, he has battled through injuries, disabilities, moves back and forth across the country, and more, yet still maintains a creative voice that he hopes to use not only to entertain but to inspire hope in even the darkest situations.
He writes short stories and novels in several genres, and is also a seasoned journalist for the online magazine, On Request Magazine, as well as the popular site TheGamer. Having grown up reading the books of Dean Koontz and Stephen King, they inspired him to write new and exciting stories that delved into the minds of richly developed characters. He constantly tries to write stories that have never been told before, and to paint a picture in your mind while you are reading the book, as if you could see every scene of the book as if it were a movie you were watching. His stories will get your imaginations working, and will also show that in spite of the most despairing and horrific situations, hope is never out of reach. He is always writing, and so there will never be a shortage of new stories for your reading pleasure.