The Wicked Touch begins with Catherine and David Montegue on a dig in Egypt. Little Viscount Nicholas Montegue is born there. They are anxious to get him home to England. One evening a commotion in the barn finds Catherine face to face with a small, dirty girl. She won't talk but she bites. Catherine is immediately certain the child is part vampire, and Catherine will take her in and protect her.
Ghosts walk the halls of Fontenel-the ghosts of Henry and Charles Lancaster. The Wicked Kiss quickly picks up where The Wicked Mark ends. Young Catherine Seton, just eighteen, is a handful for her brother and new earl, James Seton. She is flame-haired and wild as a colt.