Vampire Julian Gaston has restlessly roamed the earth for three hundred years, taking his pleasure in the arms of lovely women and at the throats of his human prey. His nature compels him to take the blood of innocent humans, even as his compassion for fragile human life tempers his greed. Rich, handsome and powerful, Julian slips from place to place, yet loneliness is an overriding theme for a man nearly immortal and isolated from his own kind. Grace Davis has always known there was something "wrong" about her—she has a secret fascination with all things vampire and an unrequited longing for the sweet taste of blood. Abandoned at birth, she doesn't yet know her true nature. When Julian appears in her life, he offers delicious passion and dark discovery. Julian wrenches Grace from her safe but lonely humanity into something dark and dangerous, yet overwhelmingly sensual and explicit. The whisper of true love beckons but it comes wrapped in blood-soaked cruelty, gossamer sweetness and sizzling passion. Grace is led into sensual submission to a vampire who demands obedience and returns a pure passion in a fiery exchange of power and love.