"What will you do if the most dangerous man in the world is in love with you?" *** Emmaline Church is no regular girl. Abandoned as an infant on the doorsteps of the town’s church and taken in by the Avantis, she was raised by the oldest and most powerful vampires still at war with another Blood Family. Growing up in the fringes of the shadows that surrounded her strange family, she falls in love with a man whose vicious and vengeful heart knows only one speck of goodness—her. As an ancient feud escalates, and blood and tears run freely, Emmaline finds herself caught in the crossfire. Will she save Nikolas Avanti in time, or will she be his ultimate downfall? *** Copyright © 2013 by Nina Tippett. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of Nina Tippett. This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. The image used in the cover art is the property of its respectful owner.