Contessa Donnatella di Poliziano has power, beauty, and as a vampire, eternal life. Her overwhelming regret is that she did not make her barbarian slave, Jergan, into a vampire too. Her choice robbed her of the one true love she's ever known. But the discovery of a 300 year old time gift left by her old friend Leonardo da Vinci allows her to return to Caligula's Rome to re-write the history of her heart. Once back in time Donnatella's memory of the intervening years is lost. Yet, when she sees the breathtaking Jergan, she feels she has always known him. As they fall in love again, a new danger threatens to tear them apart. Now Jergan's love for Donnatella will be tested in a most perilous way -- and if he fails, the lovers will be separated again, for eternity.