This is the first installment in the Tears of Shame series. This is a story of love, lust, loss of control and desperation. Arianna, a 19 year old human, is thrown into a life of duty when she is betrothed to marry a vampire prince. As the wedding day draws near a lot of crazy stuff happens that leads her life in a tragic direction. What will happen next? Is duty more important than love? Is love confused by lust? Has fate's hand been merciful or cruel? This is not your typical vampire love story. Well it is, but it has many interesting twists along the way.