Actually, no. That character existed before I ever met Dani. You might protest and say that's too convenient, but I'll tell you the truth. When I started plotting the characters years ago, the only person I knew from the part of the world where Romania is was named Daniela. There you have it--the great mystery of the name. And, no, I was not in love with the Romanian Daniela I knew, although she is a lovely person.
You don't think you are a vampire, right?
Nope. In fact, I am fairly vegan. I'm also not violent. I once slapped Molly-then-Delrae for calling me a bitch in the cafeteria. We have since made up and are virtual pals as adults. I was so upset after that event that I literally thought I would be sick. I worried over it for days in a larger life sort of tragic karmic way.