One of my favorite things to do when I'm bored is write stories. Sometimes they're quick and last maybe an hour. Other times, the ideas are interesting enough for me to go back to later and flesh them out. This is one of them.
The original concept was to write a vampire story that nixes Hollywood tropes and uses as historically-accurate vampire lore as I could find. I didn't end up sticking to that resolve entirely, but I tried my best to keep it in mind.
I am by and by writing a story about a vampire name Alexis Edensworth, a council representative for one of the country's most prominent cities, and one of the first vampires in the area to marry a human. When one evening he receives a call from his daughter, Marjorie, desperate for a place for her family to stay for a few days, the two are forced to be near each other for the first time in nearly ten years—for reasons learned much later. At the same time, her husband, Luke, is trying to make a good first impression, and four-year-old Lucy is enamored with the castle of a manor. It's a city with so much conflict behind the scenes, and Marjorie's not exactly glad to be at the center of it again, or for her family to have to see it.
Throw in a teenage maid with a bone to pick with humans, an Igor-butler, a mad-scientist cook that can't technically be classified as human anymore, and a vampire hunter in training that for some reason keeps showing up upstairs, you've got yourself a vampire story that I'd bet you've never heard before.