Sarah A. Hoyt’s short story Blood of Dreams, published 2012 (appearing originally in the 2007 anthology The Secret History Of Vampires), has an original take on vampires and an interesting idea at heart. As the blurb pretty much gives away, the story is about a young woman who arranges a meeting with Lenin, who is, yes, a vampire. But that’s not giving anything away.
I enjoy history in vampire stories, but also I get impatient with stories that turn major historical figures into vampires. Blood of Dreams carefully and fairly convincingly wraps itself in Soviet history, and plays around with the latter, so I’m left with mixed feelings – but I did read to the end with ease and curiosity.
It’s not horror or erotica, it’s not even erotic or romantic, it’s just a vampire story. I like it.