Maud Demille is a daughter of Innkeepersâa special group who provide âlodgingâ to other-planetary visitorsâso she knows that a simple life isn't in the cards. But even Maud could never have anticipated what Fate would throw at her.
Once a wife to a powerful vampire knight, Maud and her young daughter, Helen, were exiled with him for his treachery to the desolate, savage planet of Karhari. Karhari killed her husband, and Maudâcompletely abandoned by his familyâhas spent over a year avenging his debts. Rescued by her sister Dina, she's sworn off all things vampire.
Except... In helping Dina save the world, she met Arland, the Marshal of House Krahr, one of the most powerful vampire houses. One thing led to another and he asked for her hand in marriage. She declined. Arland is not used to hearing the word âno;â and try as she might, Maud can't just walk away from Arland. It doesn't help that being human is a lot harder for Maud than being a vampire.
To sort it all out, she accepts his invitation to visit his home planet. House Krahr is extremely influential and Maud knows that a womanâa human, with a very questionable pastâwho's turned down a proposal from its most beloved son won't get a warm reception. Maybe sheâs not sure about marrying Arland, but House Krahr isnât going to decide for her. Maud Demille has never run from a fight, and House Krahr will soon discover that there's a lot more to Maud than theyâre expecting.