Belmare, The Kingdom of Vampires. Its residents old and its mysteries older. Ruled over by a cold, broken, and calloused king, a usurper. Every year he demands that a virgin girl is sacrificed. Year after year these girls turn up dead, drained of blood. This year Kat is chosen, a quiet servant for a rich family. She is suddenly brought into a world of opulence she had fought tooth and nail to forget. But when the vampire king starts falling for her, she must decide whether one man is worth everything.