Jillian Conrad always believed vampires weren't real. But when she's attacked by a desperate scientist, and injected with a serum meant to be a deadly poison against the undead, she realizes it's all true. And when the scientist is shot dead in front of her, his secrets die with him.Declan Reyes hates vampires with all his heart—despite being half-vampire himself—and he knows the poison in Jillian's veins could finally destroy the vampire king and his subjects. The serum makes her blood irresistible to all vampires—including Declan. One taste means death.Driven by duty to protect her, Declan pulls Jillian into his secret world of blood and battle. But what will Jillian do when she realizes his strong craving for her may be a different kind of hunger?
Jill Conrad, a temp at a San Diego investment firm, is coming back from a coffee run when a man grabs her, injects her with a serum, and is shot dead by half-vampire Declan Reyes. Not only does she feel violently ill, she learns that the serum has just made her blood irresistible and poisonous to vampires. Reyes whisks Jill off to a remote lab where his human allies are plotting to kill a renegade vampire king. Schemes, secrets and betrayals pile up as Declan and Jill become allies and lovers, though it's hard to imagine that she feels well enough to have sex between suffering from nausea and headaches and being used as vampire bait. Readers may get frustrated as the protagonists are repeatedly imprisoned and otherwise restrained from taking real action, and many will be put off by Jill's repeated victimization.