Soulless. Irredeemable. Blood-drinker. Vampire. Many people have called Domenic Nadal many names in the course of his nine-hundred-year life. None has come close to what he really is. He has also been called a recluse, a name he accepts because it is true. Mortal fundraiser, Ariadne Fortesque, has no idea her boss is using her to wage a five-hundred-year old vendetta on the handsome, ageless vampire. Neither is she prepared to deal with her attraction to a man who could destroy her will with a single glance from his silver eyes or drain her lifeblood. He will live forever. How much time can they have together?