Jade Starbrite is a popular college student with a good future and an independent spirit. Everything is going well for her until one of her good friends, Bill Todd, ends up missing after visiting a local bar late one night. Determined to find out what happened to him, Jade ventures out, only to fall into the same deadly vampire hands that Bill did. Biker, War Stanton, is a shape-shifting vulture and High King of his Wake. Many years ago he made a pledge to keep Jade safe from the vampire hoards and he's been faithful to that oath ever since. But when he unexpectedly rescues her from a colony of vampires in a seedy bar, he knows it's not only time to tell her who she is, it's also time for him to lay claim to her, as both his mate and his High Queen.