It is there at the college that Elizabeth meets and befriends her roommate Ashley Phillips and a boy named Mason Hayes and begins her college adventure. Just when things seem to be going good for Elizabeth she decides to go to a bookstore one night where she ends up getting involved in a robbery that is taking place in an alley.
It is in that particular moment when Elizabeth is shot in her attempt to save the victim from being robbed and is left to die that a vampire named Caleb Macbeth comes across her and turns her into a creature of the night.
After five years of wondering the world with Caleb and his family Elizabeth comes back to Pensacola and comes across her sister Alyssa again. What is supposed to be just a hunt becomes a horrific and terrifying event. When the man who is responsible for Elizabeth's human death tries to go after Alyssa things get rough and Elizabeth becomes entangled with having to save her sister as well as having to reveal the truth about what she is.
Elizabeth is later forced to protect her sister from a vampire named Vladimir who wants Alyssa for himself as well as the power that she holds. It is then that Elizabeth must go to Ireland and seek the help of a group of vampires called the Brotherhood in order to save Alyssa's life from Vladimir and his family of inhuman blood suckers.