A Beautiful Half-Breed Manon has always walked between two worlds. By rights, she shouldn’t exist – daughter of a witch and an ancient vampire, she is neither fully human nor truly immortal. Inside the casino she’s just a pretty face, a sweet temptation dealing out cards. Then one hot Vegas night, a different sort of gambler comes her way. A Man Like No Other Mikkel is as cold as he is handsome. Blond-haired and blue-eyed, Mikkel is a vampire who can enthrall almost any female. Long ago he gave up on love, telling himself nothing mattered but wealth and power. Now he has money in abundance, but true power? For that, he’ll have to gamble his heart. A Dangerous Bet Manon cannot fight her attraction to Mikkel. He excites her, frightens her, making her doubt everything, even herself. Does he want her for herself, or just for her unique blood? Can a vampire like Mikkel ever truly love?
The International Vampire Council are in the middle of intense negotiations with the Global Six when a mysterious plot is revealed to end Manon's life and thinly veiled lies Mikkel has told his wife will be exposed once and for all.
Manon is sent into hiding with Emmerik as her protector while a deal can be negotiated to spare her life.
As the clock ticks toward a catastrophic outbreak of new virus which seeks to destroy not only the Lycan population but millions of humans along with it, two ancient vampires return prematurely from their time in the ground, and their mood is less than receptive.
What will happen? Who will live? Who will face betrayal? Who will die? Sometimes, the most devastating secrets are better off dead and buried