Serena Polland meets Dr. Alexander Debergman, a two hundred year old vampire nobleman while battling the plague in a historical backdrop.
Brenda Bailey's Horrorotica
"The year is 1848 and the small town of Greenwich is run down by an unknown blood disease, the only hope for survival is to stay isolated from everyone. But the beautiful and spirited Serena Polland is unable to cope hiding away from the rest of the world. Defying her mother's wishes, Serena takes a job at the over-crowded hospital as a nurse. It is at this hospital, each night that Serena works side by side with the handsome and mysterious doctor, Alexander Debergman. For Alexander, life was nothing more than a mere two hundred years of solitude and darkness. His work was the only thing that could sustain him from the bitterness of eternity, until he met Serena. She was the sunlight he had not seen in centuries; she was a vision of warmth and beauty, love and desire. The unexpected happens when Serena not only loses her beloved mother to the strange sickness, but falls deathly ill from it herself. When Alexander finds Serena fighting for her life and slowly losing the battle, he does the only thing he can do to save her life, make her what he is...a vampire."