Love, Life, Revenge, or something more sensible?
Revenge is on 270 year old vampire Simone's mind when she journeys to New Orleans in the 1920s. By chance she saves Amalie Chartres's life, and they become unlikely friends. Soon she meets Amalie's boyfriend, Fin, who quickly becomes much more than a friend.
Simone hunts for Armand Joubert, a Ghost Vampire, undetectable by other vampires, who murdered her mortal friend, Charlotte. Unable to defeat him, Simone enlists the aid of a witch who concocts a spell – potent for only five days. In return, Simone must travel to Hollywood and steal back a powerful amulet.
Simone and Fin plan to leave New Orleans together, a move that will break Amalie's heart and add to the guilt Simone carries from a hundred past wrongs. But before they leave Joubert kidnaps Amalie's son for an unknown reason. Rescuing the boy, whom she has grown fond of, gives Simone her chance to end Joubert – if the spell works. Or will it be another heartbreak for Amalie?
In a last ditch effort to help Amalie before he runs off with Simone, Fin goes against an aggressive young vamp who wants Amalie's fashionable speakeasy, The Chartres Club. As a result of that foolish endeavor Simone must choose between Love, Life, Revenge, or something more sensible.