New Orleans, 1994 Genevieve St. Claire is the daughter of a slave and a French plantation owner. Turned vampire back in the 1800's, Genevieve is fairly young within the vast vampire population in New Orleans. After traveling abroad, she has finally returned home to open a retreat for the blood drinkers—the Devil's Talon. On the very night her club opens, when the Bloody Mary's flow and the music pumps, he walks in her door. The Prince of Darkness himself, Lord Lucius Wilhelm. He's tall, handsome and charming, and Genevieve is offered something she can't refuse—one night of lust within his bed.