Lorraine lives in the mountains, trying to meditate and live without anger. However, this is interrupted by three human vampire hunters trying to kill Andor, who turns out to be her lifemate. She attacks the humans with a sauce pot. However, the sight of blood makes her ill, which makes her feel weak and ashamed of herself. With her peace having been disrupted, her life gets turned upside down by this Carpathian male.
Her family has practice various forms of martial arts for generations. Then, one night, two days before Thanksgiving, Her brother, Theodore (whom she called Teddy) got upset when their parents, Uncle Walter, Aunt Janey, and two family friends, Paula and Lincoln Steanor, had set up an intervention. Teddy had been taking steroids to bulk up and his family wanted him to stop. Teddy went to his room, grabbed his gun, and killed everyone before turning the gun on himself. Three hours later, Lorraine came home from college for break and walked in on the bloodbath, making her ill at the sight of blood.
When she met Andor, it was after a battle with seven vampires. After several risings, even with Gary's help, Andor wasn't getting any better. As a last resort, she bound her soul to Andor's. To keep her safe, Gary, Sandu, and Ferro bound their souls to hers. This allowed them to bring Andor back from the Tree of Life. She is then moved to Tariq's compound to be safe.