This is book 1 of 3 A tale of magic, romance and fangs. This MIGHT be a little like Dracula if written by J. K. Rowling. It’s a place where magic and vampires interweave for an exciting adventure. We start with a shiny new pot of boiling water and add too many evil vampires, and not enough of the good biters. Toss in one suicidal Dracula add a cup of mayhem and a dash of romance. Oh yes, and a pinch of mirth. Stir lovingly and you have a new novel by A. J. Gallant. If it sounds like the recipe for you then you must read Dracula: Hearts of Stone. Dracula commands it. New York City is under attack. Dracula is suicidal in a world where evil vampires are in the early stages of taking over. The Master has lived too long and can’t find a reason to face another day. Nasty vampires are feeding on vulnerable mortals and causing chaos. Years ago he trained valiant sheriffs and expects them to defend the humans but they are being overrun. Piers Anthony, the author, is now a vampire. He spends his days attempting to get the Master to snap out of it and to defend the humans, without losing his head. A 12-year-old girl is a rare hybrid, half human and half vampire she was conceived the normal way, with her mother a mortal and her father a vampire. Jenny is slowly discovering that she may be a blood wizard. She’s already an accomplished vampire killer and can cast spells, but an underground figure has noticed the girl. Some believe that she might be the one of legend that tips the scale toward good. Sheriff Alexander and his vampire German shepherd stand and fight for justice. Will the red sheriffs be overrun? Will Michael finally get the courage to ask out the sheriff? Dracula: Hearts of Stone Book One of Three. Here are some of the characters in this book. Dracula is a bit of a good guy. Piers Anthony is now a vampire. Jenny is a 12-year-old hybrid with extraordinary talent. Lauren is an exceptional sheriff with unsurpassed fighting skills. A very special Siamese cat searches for Dracula. Tessy is a vampire German shepherd that hates the evil ones. Alexander is a handsome sheriff trying to save the world, one vampire at a time.