I was thrilled when I saw this author had written a new series. She did not disappoint me. What a new fresh twist between this lovely cover. Vampires are the slaves of humans. They are dehumanized, brutalized, raped and thought to be basically animals that live in dirt caves. They don't love, have true feelings, or care about others do they ? They just lust for blood right ? Well, that may not be the truth. Many things known to the public may not be the truth. Vampires may not be anything like the propaganda.Nicole was raised to feel loved by a vampire nanny. She did not understand that her loving nanny was a slave, kept against her will. She was eight when everything in her life changed. Her family, her nanny, her whole center of existence was dead. What she saw that night grew into a great darkness within her. Her and her brother survived with a strong sense of hatred for the killers and the keys to a corporation that could destroy/control them all once and for all.Riker, a turned vampire has been lost and alone for over twenty years. His mate dead, his child unborn, he morns still. He has not been able to put the past behind him. He dwells in his hatred for the humans that took his mate from him and devastated so many lives. he has not had any interest in any female, not lust, no desire till his enemy defiantly steps into his path. Now he has feelings that just don't fit in his life.When their lives cross to save two women the sparks fly. Two enemies forced to find a way to save lives, to recover the truth and to seek a new future. Twists, lust, lies, truths, mistrusts, want, backstabbing and hate all stand in the way.This is a great start for a series. I loved the side characters and look forward to hearing their stories. Hunter the leader with his mysterious background and secrets. Myne, there is going to be a lot to uncover there and Bastian I can't wait to see his future. I am already connected to these fictional beings and can't wait to continue with the series. It was fast, dangerous, well paced and exciting.