Far older than his legend, the immortal Vlad Dracul has wandered the earth for centuries in search of the reincarnation of his wife, Elisabeta. Now he believes he has found the woman possessed by his beloved's soul and is prepared to make her his for all eternity.
Tempest "Stormy" Jones is that mortal. She has long sensed the other, someone inside her fighting to take control, a feeling that becomes even stronger when the dark prince is near. But as Stormy denies the passion that burns between them, she also resists allowing Elisabeta to take over her mind and body to prevent her from claiming Vlad as her own.
But when Elisabeta discovers Vlad's feelings for Stormy, her wrath knows no bounds. She demands that her destiny be fulfilled, and seeks to destroy her rival, leaving Vlad in anguish, tormented by what was... and what could be. Now only he can choose – who will live and who will die.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling, RITA® Award winning Author Maggie Shayne published 62 novels and 22 novellas for five major publishers over the course of 22 years. She also spent a year writing for American daytime TV dramas Guiding Light and As the World Turns, and was offered the position of co-head writer of the former; an offer she tearfully turned down. It was scary, turning down an offer that big. But in March 2014, she did something even scarier. She left her job with the world’s largest publisher, and went “indie.” And it has gone so well that by July 2015 she had incorporated her new business, Thunderfoot Publishing Inc. She’s never enjoyed her career more.
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