As she peers in the mansions window, she sees a massive black-robed ?gure with grotesque fangs. Horri?ed, Virginia attempts to ?eebut ?nds herself stopped in her tracks and plunged into darkness. After she awakens inside the house, Virginia comes face-to-face with its secretsTeresa, the beautiful woman at her bedside; Max, the seemingly sinister old man; and Count Basarab Musat, a Transylvanian vampire who manipulates and controls everythingand everyonearound him.
Soon Virginia realizes she is a prisoner, and what the Count has planned for her throws her into a battle for her survival. Unsure whether she will ever be free from this new and dangerous world, Virginia becomes a desperate woman who will stop at nothing to return to the life she once knew.
Mary Cushnie-Mansour wrote a short story column and feature articles for her local newspaper for a number of years and has published four books of poetry, as well as a collection of short stories. She currently resides with her husband, Ed, in Brantford, Ontario, where she is working on her next book.
For the time being, the count is busy in his home country of Transylvania. There is the potential for a family disaster, and he is the only one strong enough to pick up the pieces. Even, in the midst of the drama, he feels he may be losing his passion for the kill. He hunts the streets, searching for blood to rekindle his lust for the living. In the back of his mind, he considers Virginia and his son, but he cannot return to them yet.
Far away, Virginia has her own troubles. Her last night with the count left a gift: she is pregnant with another of his o?spring. She is haunted by dreams of Basarab. At ?rst, they are infused with light and love, and she believes she may be able to rekindle her relationship with the count. But soon, the dreams turn dark, and her fear returns. Virginia is being hunted, and the count may be the only monster strong enough to keep her safe.