Susan Raines, Dana Raines
(, April 20, 2020)
What you are doesn't define who you are. Being born to a certain "race" or "class" doesn't mean a path is forced upon you. The power of free choice has been put into the hands of the individual. The struggle most often is with predetermined conceptions of what is expected either created by self, environment, or those of influence in one's life. Cole, a loner merely existing in the shadows of life, bares a secretive, deadly burden. As a hundred year old vampire, Cole struggles with why he is. With no memory of how he became this creature of night, he battles self loathing and the confusing blackness of anger towards a fate which took his right of choice from him. However, when fate places the care of a beautiful, young girl in his arms, Cole's journey to discover his purpose and place in life begins. It is a path twisted by selfish ambitions, evil plans, and uncertainty. He is faced with choosing between a forced duty conceived by false obligation and the confusing, uncharted waters of love and personal sacrifice. As he makes his choices, Cole discovers what he is doesn't define who he is.