When Nathan meets Amy, she's in tears. Frustrated that she's not more interested in sex, her boyfriend has left to consider their relationship. Nathan knows he should leave the young woman alone - relationships with vampires can be hazardous for mortal females. But he can't fight the attraction, so he offers to become her sexual tutor and show her how to please her boyfriend.
When Nathan meets Amy, she's in tears. Frustrated that she's not more interested in sex, her boyfriend has left to consider their relationship. Nathan knows he should leave the young woman alone - relationships with a 400-year-old vampire can be hazardous for mortal females. But he can't fight the attraction any more than he can understand it, so he offers to become her sexual tutor and show her how to please her boyfriend. Unable to battle his power of persuasion, Amy agrees.
Nathan thinks he's being followed and wonders if the ghosts of his mistakes are coming for him. Is it Alexandra, a woman he was making love to when her son drove a stake through his chest? Or maybe Iris, the one he chose for a mate so long ago? Would a ghost pose a threat to Terra, the only human he cares about? Terra's temporary new partner is a gorgeous cop from LA, and she wonders how long she can resist his charm. He seems intent on getting to know her better.
Nathan gets a visit from his friend, Terra, a detective with the Atlanta police, and is worried by her appearance. She tells him she's frustrated that she hasn't caught the Slasher, a serial killer plaguing the city. As they talk, Nathan uncovers other problems in Terra's life: Her new partner's a jerk, her boyfriend is a wonderful man but rotten in bed, and her parents want her to bring her new beau to their New Year's party.
Nathan runs into Rebecca Good, a woman who has strange and unwanted effects on him. To find out who she is, Nathan enlists the help of his good friend, Terra. But when he finally faces Rebecca, he discovers not only that she's a witch but also that she knows the truth about vampires. Will he survive their encounter? And has his curiosity placed Terra in the path of danger?
Nathan wakes one evening to find a strange note in his mailbox. The handwritten invitation is to an exclusive vampire party, and it promises all of his appetites will be fulfilled. Concerned that someone knows what he is, he attends the party and discovers that the invitation was left in innocence, but the party's human host claims to be a vampire. Nathan can't allow the attention caused by such a claim to continue.