Chancella Tremaine, a respected cellular biologist, has willfully sacrificed any sort of personal life in her quest to unravel the mystery of vampirism and the secret to restoring mortal life. Having just penned a book on the subject, Chancella finds she has attracted quite a bit of attention, but no one could have guessed what her controversial reanimation theory would lure out of the shadows…
World-weary vampire Valian de Mortenoire has been putting one undead foot in front of the other for two hundred years, disillusioned with his much-overrated immortality but unable to get a release from its empty existence. Upon learning of Chancella's work, he seductively offers himself up as an inhuman specimen and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to test her hypothesis.
Frightened but intrigued, Chancella's logical side wins out and she eventually agrees to work with the dangerously attractive Valian. But their arrangement is soon complicated by their mutual attraction to one another, as well as the arrival of Valian's age-old enemy - the vengeful Jack, who wants Chancella for his own dark intents.
Despite their pain, passion and power, they must have the courage to test and be healed by The Cure.