Is Abigail Gibbs the next Stephanie Meyer? You may not have heard of her yet, but the 18-year-old just signed a six-figure deal with HarperCollins for her first novel, The Dark Heroine: Dinner With A Vampire. Gibbs first began penning the story when she was 15 under the pseudonym Canse12. She uploaded each chapter to the original fiction site Wattpad, and 17 million reads later, she was discovered by an agent.
Her fantasy novel revolves around Violet Lee, a teenager who is kidnapped by vampires and held hostage. Violet soon discovers her lavish new world has its ups and downs -- including a love triangle involving vampire royalty. Gibbs describes her story as "the sexiest romance you'll real this year."
"I really enjoyed the Twilight saga, but I felt it could go further and be more bloody and edgy," she told BBC Breakfast.
In addition to working on the sequel, Gibbs will begin her first year at Oxford University, where she will study English literature, this October.
Gibbs' novel is hardly the first inspired by the Twilight saga. The bestselling series 50 Shades of Grey began as Twilight fan fiction.
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