Plain, sensible Lady Charlotte Chalmers has much to put up with . She’s still unwed after two London Seasons, while her mother is bedazzled by the notoriously wicked Duke of Dunroth. But these problems pale into insignificance when she encounters Elizabethan vampyre Bess one fateful evening at Vauxhall Gardens and contracts a mysterious illness.
All too soon it becomes apparent to Charlotte that she, too, is now a vampyre. What can she do? To surrender to her urge to feast on human blood would be almost certain social suicide, but on the other hand, a girl needs to eat. And that’s Lady Charlotte’s dilemma.
As Charlotte tries to balance her gentle nature with her newfound lust for blood, she becomes embroiled in ever more murky waters. When the Duke of Dunroth takes an interest in her predicament, Charlotte’s very life is in danger. Only one man – the mysterious yet strangely attractive Count Saxe-Coburg-Dragenhoff – may be able to save her.