Laurel Count is the average seventeen year old girl who parties with her friends and has the hot quarter back boyfriend. Tragedy strikes when Laurel's mother Christine is killed in a car accident. Laurel is then adopted by the local outcast family, the Cliffe family. They move from Saint Paul, Minnesota to Grand Marais, Minnesota after Laurel causes a fight and becomes truant at school. At approximately the same time another Saint Paul native, Lindsay Garabedian is moved to Grand Marais when her mother, Margaret's friend Christine, Laurel's mother, is killed. Lindsay and her older sister Stephani move in with their parents. Going back to Laurel's life, she meets two different families are mutual friends with the Cliffe's. The Delson family, which consists of Cour Cliffe's, Laurel's adoptive brother, best friend Phoenix Delson. Phoenix becomes close to Laurel and she thinks she falls in love with him. The other family she meets is The Cooper family. Erich Cooper is the first she meets and she is told to stay away from him. Warned that he is bad news. When Laurel starts dating Phoenix, she is told that there is something different about her family, they are vampires. As is her other friends. Lindsay however suspects that something is going on but she doesn't know what to believe. What is this dark secret and how deadly is it?