Valerie: Daughter of the Dragon
By Robert S. Fuller Jr.
Publication Date: November 2012
About the Author:
Robert is a fan of all things relating to vampires. It’s this obsession with vampires that makes his debut, “Valerie: Daughter of the Dragon”, the perfect vehicle to launch his writing career. Robert was born and raised in Northeast Ohio at a time when late night television stations filled their programming with old horror movies. Robert gravitated towards the motion picture vampire, but also the vampires depicted in the writings of Stephen King, F. Paul Wilson, and Robert McCammon.
Robert worked at JC Penney’s, where he spent 10 years in the Visual Display Department. His love of vampires, and a decade in the retail/fashion industry, provided the inspiration to create his own vampire tale. After several years of writing and re-writing, “Valerie: Daughter of the Dragon” was born.
When Robert isn’t writing, he enjoys going to the movies, or listening to his extensive music collection. Robert is a huge sports fan, but prefers football and baseball to all other sports. One of his favorite pastimes is participating as team owner and Commissioner of a long running fantasy football league. Robert manages to travel to the beaches of South Carolina at least once a year to recharge and enjoy some ocean time. Robert is married to his best friend and soul mate, Jackie. They have a son, Dustin, and two rambunctious cats, Meeps and Benny.
Valerie pours each of them a glass of wine and raises hers, offering a toast, “to truth, love, and new beginnings.”
They clink their glasses together and Samantha swiftly guzzles hers in a single gulp trying to quiet her nerves. She pauses a second for the wine to settle in her stomach, hoping it will settle her down a little. Part of her dreads what she wants to discuss and how awkward it may sound, but for them to move forward, she needs to get through it.
“No my dear, you’re not a conquest or a trophy. In fact, I’m a lot like you. I haven’t felt this way about someone in a long time. I don’t pretend to have all the answers, but I believe in fate. Why else would I choose Lexington unless destiny wanted us to meet?” Valerie explains hoping her words break down the barrier that Samantha has built between them.
“Then, here’s to fate,” Samantha exclaims as she raises her glass and downs half of it in a single swallow.