#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole continues her electrifying Immortals After Darkseries with this thrilling tale, revealing secrets of the Lore, fierce realm of the immortals... Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore's most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde's crown by offering up the soul of his lovely new captive, Elizabeth Peirce. Yet the young human soon tempts him beyond reason. Ellie Peirce's life was a living hell--even before an evil immortal abducted her. Though he plans to sacrifice her, the vampire seems to ache for her touch, showering her with sexual pleasure. In a bid to save her soul, she surrenders her body, while vowing to protect her heart. In one month, Lothaire must choose between a millennia-old blood vendetta and his irresistible prisoner. Will he succumb to the miseries of his past...or risk everything for a future with her?