Abused terribly since he was a boy, Kylo dreams of freedom. When his wicked stepsisters get invited to the handsome Lord Vincent's masquerade ball, the women believe they are going as potential brides. Forbidden to go by his evil stepmother, Kylo sneaks to the elegant manor to get a look at the mysterious lord. When he's captured for trespassing, Kylo fears a whipping yet the lord takes mercy upon him and invites him to the ball as his guest. As the night progresses, Kylo finds himself falling for the bewitching lord. Upon the stroke of midnight, Kylo flees from the ball, losing one of his gloves in his haste. When the lord searches the homes wanting to return the glove, he finds Kylo badly beaten. Realizing he is being abused, Lord Vincent returns that night to rescue the young man. Soon Kylo is pulled into a world of darkness, blood, and vampires. A sequel is available: The Angel And The Vampire. https://www.wattpad.com/story/288753789-the-angel-and-the-vampire-the-sequel-to-angel This is my second entry for the Open Novella Contest 2021. My prompt is number 32: "All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream" Edgar Allan Poe This is a Cinderella meets Dracula tale. Highest ranking: #1 in Vampire and #2 in Dracula. Warning for typical Christine darkness, abuse, death, vampire stuff, sex, bad words, and other mature themes.