Charlotte Travesty lives in a world of comfort. Glittering nightclubs, a lavish mansion, and a staff of humans at her beck and call. Being a royal vampire means her future is secured-all she has to do is get through the Awakening, an ancient ceremony every vampire experiences when they come of age that determines their future.
But when her Awakening arrives, everything changes in one terrifying instant. Cast from her home and rejected by the royal family, Charlie is forced into a life of fear and brutality. Where creatures called weepers live in tunnels below the city, kept at bay by an unlucky sector of fighters enslaved by the very king who banished her. And now Charlie finds herself among the ranks.
Just when she thinks things can't get worse, Charlie is partnered with the infamous bounty hunter Noah Forrest and enlisted to investigate increased weeper attacks and illegal vampire venom dealing. She finds an unexpected ally in him, despite his ability to get under her skin like nobody else. With Noah at her side and the human she's come to care deeply for on the other, Charlie discovers that nothing is what it seems in the world she thought she knew.
Amidst endless turmoil and so many unanswered questions, only one thing is certain... Charlie Travesty's Awakening is just the beginning.