From its violent beginning, Jay's life is paved with death. Sired by a vampire, born to a human mother, Jay is the only known half-breed to walk the earth. Desperate to find her place, oblivious to the ways of her immortal kin, Jay finds herself in the jaws of the prison system, and in the bounds of a mortal lover. As Others learn of her existence, Jay's time starts ticking out. Love and blood bind her to a life she understands little about, and in the end, only death is certain. Love conquers all, it is said. But can it withhold the pain of blood?