Escaping the loss of her husband, Amber Dalziel leaves Texas and moves to the Pacific Northwest. She meets Paul Stevenson, proprietor of the local gas and grocery. The first night in her cabin, Amber hears frightening screams and can’t sleep. Amber and Paul develop a promising friendship, but Amber soon meets the handsome Dorian, unbeknownst to her, a vampire. More
In an effort to escape the pain of the sudden loss of her husband of six months, twenty-two-year-old Amber Dalziel leaves her home, family and friends in Texas and moves to the Pacific Northwest, where she has purchased a cabin near Mount Rainier and hopes to lose herself in her painting. She soon meets Paul Stevenson, the handsome proprietor of the local gas and grocery and his younger sister, Judy.
The very first night Amber is in her new home she hears screams off in the woods that frighten her so terribly that she doesn’t sleep until sunrise. Soon after she falls asleep, there is a knock on her front door. Law Enforcement Ranger Grady Brown has come to pay her a visit. He wants to know if she has heard anything unusual during the night.
Amber and Paul quickly develop a friendship that shows promise of becoming something more. However, Amber soon learns that she’s not the only new resident in the area, for just a quarter of a mile in the woods behind her cabin lives the handsome and mysterious Dorian Lodovico, who completely unnerves her with a mere look when he comes in the store when she’s there. At first, she’s intimidated by his powerful presence, but one day she decides to take a walk towards his cabin, and just as she decides she must have taken the wrong path and turns to go back, she suddenly hears the yowl of an animal and turns to find herself face to face with a cougar. Knowing she is facing imminent death, she screams, but before the big cat reaches her, something slams into it in mid-air, knocking it to the ground and snaps the big cat’s neck, killing it instantly. When she regains her senses, she realizes that that something is Dorian Lodovico. He has saved her life!
Though Paul is trying hard to gain Amber’s affection, as he is falling in love with her, she realizes that she has feelings for both men, and Dorian isn’t going to make it easy. Paul courts her, brings her flowers, and takes her to dinner and dancing, while Dorian just shows up on her doorstep to borrow coffee or during a storm when the power goes off and helps her find candles, anything but a traditional relationship, but he sweeps her off her feet, literally, when he kisses her so passionately that it leaves her weak and trembling. What Ambers doesn’t know, is Dorian is a vampire and wants to turn her. He caused the storm to keep Paul away.