Saint Valentine is not the Saint he would have everyone believe him to be. In
his madness he cursed three bloodlines the Vampire, the Servant, and the Mate.
What he had not considered was their free will. Once his creation discovered his
many lies, they killed him, on February 14th. A day they celebrate still. River
Sinclair has been given the power, in addition to the responsibility to lead,
care for, and control the Vampires; however, his Mate is the only entity that
can complete him. River, among other Vampires, is destined to mate with a cursed
bloodline that has eluded the Vampires for virtually fifteen