Rescued as a child by her grandpa, the powerful Vampire Malachi, Emma has been on the run for nearly forty years from a Vamp determined to see them both dead. When he enlists the aid of assassins from the Vampire Council, their luck runs out. Forced to separate, Malachi sends Emma to a trusted VampLycan for protection. Redson knows trouble when he sees it, and sure enough, the gorgeous, mostly human female seeking shelter immediately disrupts his future plans. His father swore a blood oath to her grandfather, and Red is honor bound to protect her. He's surprised when his instincts demand so much more-protect...claim...mate. Their attraction is explosive, but Emma refuses to consider mating while her grandfather is in danger. She needs Red's help...but is he Malachi's savior? Or his biggest threat yet?