Mariah Nichols was adaptable. She lived through her parent's bitter divorce, a childhood of neglect and the discovery that her only sibling was transgender - so the concept of turning into a mortal vampire was just one more adjustment in an already chaotic life. But when tragedy rips through Mariah's heart, she realizes what it takes to survive in the world. She must become like an animal and run on instincts t emotions. ...or so she thought. Her name is Mariah, and this is her story.