VIVECA As a child, she was headstrong and defiant, an orphan whose parents were killed in an accident. As a woman, she is a homicide detective trying to solve an unusual murder. All the evidence points to a vampire, but there are no such things as vampires, right? Then a man she believed was a figment of her imagination enters her life. Everything she has known is about to change. RICHARD For two centuries, he's tried to find the cure for what he is. The key lies with the woman he loves, the woman who was once the child he saved from a brutal attack, the one he has watched over all her life. She is the key to his freedom if she will believe in herself, for she is more special than she knows. THE BLAZING The blazing is the cure, but it comes with a terrible risk. Can Viveca and Richard find a way through it without it costing them their lives or the love they have come to share?