About the Author
Scarlett Stoker is a vampire who was born a Russian princess in 1716 in St. Petersburg. Raised in luxury, Scarlett developed an appreciation for beautiful clothes and dazzling jewelry early. As a child her favorite object was not a doll or teddy bear, but an ermine trimmed silk cloak she wore on trips to the country.
As a young royal she was taught sewing, embroidery, French, and horse riding in preparation for her betrothal to a French prince. In 1731 Scarlett was married and living in Paris when she took a lover, a certain Count from Austria who had business in the French capital.
Obsessed with Scarlett’s great beauty and wit, one month into their affair the Count made her a vampire so she could be his lover for all eternity. (They are still entwined, though he lives now in London and she in New York) Becoming undead forced Scarlett to leave her family, lest she destroy them in bloodlust.
Suddenly a woman alone, she had to support herself. Using her brilliant skills at sewing and her deep love of fashion, through the centuries Scarlett has worked to dress and inspire the great and the good, including toiling inside the court of Marie Antoinette and the atelier of Christian Dior.
In the last century she moved to the United States, where she has worked in a design house on Seventh Avenue and celebrity stylist. Today she can be found on the masthead of a famous fashion magazine, still hungry, after all these years, to spread the gospel of chic.
Still hungry too, for blood.
Over the centuries Scarlett has taken many lovers, for which she is unashamed. Her most adored was the Irish writer Bram Stoker, who after learning of her dark secret was inspired to write the novel Dracula for her. Later, after his death, she would take his name in appreciation.
Many of the men in Scarlett’s life were well dressed, but those who weren't, she made over. Some she even turned into vampires.