This is the sixteenth book in the series. It tells the story of how Vikirnoff Von Shrieder and Natalya Shonski came together.

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For as long as she can remember, Natalya has been fighting demons: first in the form of childhood nightmares, then later, immortal creatures that kill and prey on the innocent—including her own twin brother. Whether Carpathian or vampire, she slays those who murder by night, and has no equal—until she is seduced by the very thing she considers her enemy...

A Carpathian who has seen nearly everything in his endless existence, Vikirnoff didn't think he could be surprised anymore—until he faces a woman who rivals him as a vampire hunter. A formidable and gifted warrior in her own right, Natalya has a nature that is strangely familiar—yet alien—to his own. Who is this mysterious female who fears no one—not even him? Natalya could be the key to the survival of the Carpathians, but all Vikirnoff is certain of is that she is the key to his heart and soul...

Christine's Notes[edit | edit source]

Vikirnoff Von Shrieder believes that women, in particular lifemates live to please their man. He is positive his lifemate will hang on his every word and do what he tells her. Natalya Shonski has a magic all her own. She's battled vampires, is quite disgusted when they keep rising, but gamely kills them multiple times, and she has a smart mouth on her. The last thing she is EVER going to do is hang onto some man's word and do what he tells her.

The book takes place in the Carpathian Mountains and revisits the ice cave of the dark wizard and brings a battle right to the door of the Prince. The book is filled with action and humor and the chemistry between Vikirnoff and Natalya was amazing. This book also introduces the original Carpathian language so hopefully it will be something to really look forward to.

— Christine Feehan

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