I never get tired of this tale, so I was glad to see that it was available on kindle for free. If you are into vampire fiction then you have surely read this before, if not many times. First published in 1872, this tale was more influential upon Dracula than any other.
The story is told us from the perspective of Laura, who lives with her father in a schloss in Styria. At six she had what others attributed a nightmare, but she thinks was a real occurence. Jump forward to Laura at nineteen, when she meets Carmilla.
Although this is a vampire tale there is a strong lesbian theme between the two young ladies, although this isn't overt and is fitting with the time it was written. Usually overshadowed by Dracula these days this is really a tale that is a classic in its own rights.