Forget everything you thought you knew about vampires--they just dont exist. But there are others with similar appetites and they certainly appreciate how well the folklore has protected them.How do you deal with having to dine on the humanity you adore? Feast on the miscreants. And dont get too close to the good ones.This is Paul Christians choice. A seemingly mortal man, he has numerous special abilities. Unfortunately, well, most unfortunately for some, he needs human blood to survive. A low-key crime novelist, Paul leads a cautious and comfortable life-until he falls in love.Lauren is just managing to keep her tavern open when she meets Paul--a charismatic man who carefully weaves himself into her life. Suddenly, her business picks up and she finds herself surrounded by new friends and a sense of family. And she begins to sense something else... shes just not sure what it is.Life will change--for everyone.A literary take on a Gothic tale, addressing alienation and the desire to belong, the hunger for love and purpose in life, and the struggle to do what is right--even if it is not what is good.