Two lonely people... A match making magical bartender~
Trudy is a Psyvamp and lives by stealing bits of lifeforce or soul. She has been alone since her sisters died two hundred years ago. She would like more out of life, but she is what she is.
Gabriel is an ex-priest, now a college history professor. During his years in the priesthood he was part of an exclusive order of demonologists until he realized freewill made some demons kind and some priests cruel. Encanto Bay, with its Other community, feels like home.
Trudy has been lonely for so long she sometimes wonders if it is worth it to survive by the Hunt. The daughter of an ancient god and a human mother, she longs for companionship and peace, but she must survive by stealing Lifeforce--soul-- from others. Young men in bars and clubs are the easiest, since she has beauty to lure them
She arrives at the Encanto Bay Cafe, a place where an Other like herself can relax, even though Heath, the owner, nearly guesses what she is. She is welcome to Hunt of she doesn’t kill or cause lasting harm.
Heath the bartender/owner works his match making magic again and introduces her to Gabriel, an ex-priest--and even worse, one who once studied demonology!
Trudy wants a future with Gabriel, but how can that ever be? She inherited a demonic nature from her father, and nothing can change that.