Seeds of Hate and Love Can't be Unburied... In a world where a clock marks a deadly curfew for all human beings, life has a way of entwining two unfortunate souls together. The last thing Anne Ross expected during a snowy Christmas night was to be captured in the midst of Shadows, vampires. Unaware of her royal bloodline or past, she's thrust into a world of timeless elegance, lavish balls, and dark secrets. Determined to escape and find her best friend Jared, she forms a plan that might just cost her, her own life. Yet nothing could have prepared her for the dangerous seductive Alexander Donovan. Who not only loathes her but claims she's his long lost fiancé and is ready to embark on her role as the Queen of the Corvidae Kingdom, bringing an end to the endless feud between their lands. As war and duty to her heritage lay upon her and Alexander's kisses weaken her resolve, Annie is faced with a choice between fighting for her humanity or achieving unbelievable power.