"The gods chose your mate for you; it isn't for you to decide." "But what if the gods have cursed me in their choice?" "Then you will have to decide which fate you can best endure-a mate you didn't wish for or a damned life. But remember, your destiny is intertwined with that of others. A ripple in yours may be a deadly wave in theirs." ~~~ Layla Rivers awakes to a sky soaked in blood. A red moon rises above Lake Superior, signaling the unraveling of the Rust Cove pack. On the eve of the summer solstice celebration, the night is hot and humid, and the pack elders consult the gods to decide the mates of this year's chosen wolves-including Layla. But Layla has already chosen her mate, the kind and fearless Cameron, who is just as certain as she is that their bond was given by fate. But fate isn't decided by mortal things. A single night beneath the blood moon sets into motion a spiral of events that will change the course of Layla's life and the lives of those around her. It's said that you can't outrun fate, but Layla is determined to try.