They live among the shadows, these ancient breeds. Older by far than most vampires, werewolves, witches and other creatures in existence, they choose to stay in the shadows, to live among their own ancient kind, to t socialize with the younger, undisciplined generations of their own kind who would seek them out for power, for control, for their own agendas. So, these ancients live in the shadows. And for Colton Renner, those shadows were just fine, until Tess Hamilton came along. Captured and savagely attacked, but t bitten, by werewolves, somehow she escapes during the night and stumbles through the woods, ending up on Colton's doorstep, bringing us to Colton's first dilemma: should he let them finish her off or bring her in and help her. Once he makes the decision to help, he invites the wrath of the werewolves into his quiet vampiric life. But is she more than just a damsel in distress? As he quickly develops feelings for Tess from a heart that he thought had been irreparably broken, he learns that she is also a witch. Things begin to unravel making him question her true feelings. Does she love him? Does he truly love her or is this a spell she has cast on him? Who will survive the outcome of Colton's Dilemma?