Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges . . . Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover Vlad has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept...
Leila Dalton: "Fantastic Frankie" - Human with psychic and electric powers; Vlad's girlfriend; Was electrocuted when she was thirteen and now carries electric currents in her body, which she can release through her right hand; Can create a deadly electrical whip; She's five-six with long, straight black hair and ice blue eyes; Has a scar that runs from her temple to her right hand; 25 years old
Vlad Tepesh: "Dracula" - "Vladislav Basarab Dracul" - "The Impaler" - Master Vampire; Leila's boyfriend; Former Prince of Wallachia; Has pyrokinetic powers and can fly; Has a lean face with stubble somewhere between a five o'clock shadow and a beard, long espresso-colored hair and coppery green eyes; Was born in 1431 and made a vampire in 1462; Looks to be a well-built, muscular man in his thirties; His hands are crisscrossed with battle scars; Cat's friend; He and Bones do not get along very well; Able to read minds and control fire
Maximus: "Rossal de Payen" - Vampire; Vlad's second-in-command; Is enamored with Leila; Has shoulder-length blond hair with dark gray eyes and a Viking-like build; Is six-six with thick muscles and rugged features; Is one of the eight original Templar Knights
Gretchen Dalton: Leila's sister; Is five-four with straight, shoulder-length black hair and blue eyes in a pretty face; 22 years old
Hugh Dalton: Leila's father; A retired lieutenant colonel; Has close cropped salt-and-pepper hair and blue-gray eyes; Is six feet tall, slim and walks with a cane due to a bomb shattering his knee
Mrs. Dalton: Leila's mother; Died when Leila was thirteen while trying to save her
Martin: "Martin" - "Mighty Marty" - Vampire; Leila's best friend and carnival partner; Is four-one and stoutly muscled; Has chestnut-colored eyes, bushy black hair with thick sideburns and wrinkles; 138 years old
Vera: Marty's daughter; Was thin with long dark hair and blue eyes; 20 years old; Died in the early 1900's after performing with her father
Shrapnel: Vampire; Vlad's third-in-command; A bald, brawny African American with obsidian eyes
Mencheres: "Menkaure" - Mega-Master Vampire; Bones' co-ruler and grandsire; Kira's husband; Has same Sire as Vlad; Vlad's honorary sire; Has telekinetic powers and visions of the future; Over 4,000 year old former pharaoh; Looks like he's in his early 20's; Has long, straight black hair and charcoal eyes
Kira Graceling: Vampire; Mencheres' wife; A slender blonde; Training to be an Enforcer; Former private investigator
Catherine Crawfield: "Catherine Crawfield Russell" - "Cat" - "Kitten" (only by Bones) - "Red Reaper" - Half-breed turned full vampire; Bones' wife; Has red hair and medium gray eyes; Can only drink undead blood and then temporarily absorbs the donors special abilities; 29 years old
Bones: "Crispin Phillip Arthur Russell III" - Master Vampire; Cat's husband and super sexy vampire; Mencheres' co-ruler; Has short dark curls and dark brown eyes; 245 years old; Can hear others' thoughts and can fly; Was a male prostitute in England while still human; Bastard son of a prostitute from eighteenth-century London; Was made a vampire in 1790 in a New South Wales penal colony
Dawn: A slender girl with black hair; Is about 20 years old
Redheaded Man: A young, russet-headed man; Works on Vlad's private plane
Mihaly Szilagyi: Vampire; Vlad's uncle and enemy; A distinguished-looking man; Appears to be in his 40's; Has a frame like a tree trunk; Has short dark hair with streaks of blond, piercing deep brown eyes and a very square jaw; Is thought to be dead but his body has not been found
Hannibal: Vampire; Has short black hair, peat-moss colored eyes, a clean-shaved face and an average build; Looks to be in his mid 20's but is probably under 100 years old
“"In the past month, I've been rejected, blown up, shot at, drugged, and kidnapped, but I'd rather to through all of that again than hold your hand while acting like ... like everything that happened between us doesn't matter. Maybe it doesn't to you, but even being around you hurts and I can't pretend that touching you won't be a thousand worse."”
“"No one feels like you do, so every brush of your skin is a cruel reminder of what I've lost. I can barely stand the sight of you because you're more beautiful than I've allowed myself to remember, and when I cut that wire off Maximus and smelled you all over him, I wanted to kill him more than I've wanted to kill anyone in my life, yet I couldn't because of my promise to you."”
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