Not everyone who gets turned into a vampire becomes a sexy rock star. At twenty-seven, Vincent Lester still looks seventeen, acne and all. He lives in his parents’ basement, playing PlayStation and barely surviving by licking the blood off raw hamburger trays. His parents nag him to find a day job, but he’s afraid the sun will make him burst into flame. One night at the bar, Vinny picks up a drunk girl, literally, and gets his first taste of fresh, human blood. Then, things get really weird.
David Graves is having a bad life. A bill collector is threatening him witgrievous bodily harm. His girlfriend thinks he’s an incompetent loser. His human resources manager, a creature of nightmare, is sexually harassing him. And when he finally meets a girl he likes, she seems more interested in rebuilding engines and committing random acts of violence.
Surrounded by her works of rapturous and glorious pain, Trinity is approached by a man of unearthly beauty. His family wants to commission a painting in her macabre style and are willing to pay any price she demands. Soon she finds out that the painting isn't the only thing they wish to keep.
Even the best families can have dark secrets. Some people would say that Nick Baker has it all: the trust fund, the family connections, and the country club membership. However, the Baker dynasty is in decline, and being a Baker comes with obligations as well as a family history of insanity. Already prone to panic attacks, when Nick sees a supernatural creature dancing outside his office window, he wonders if he's just hallucinating or suffering a complete mental collapse. However, the creature is all too real, and it has come to collect on a promise made by one of Nick's ancestors, the secret of the Baker's success. Nick must choose between thwarting the ambitions of his family or facing the wrath of an ancient god.
Ten years later, still an outsider and pacifist, Rutejìmo struggles with his role in a clan that far from welcomes him. Armed with the necklace from the woman who saved him many years ago, Rutejìmo harbors a childish desire for her. His clan less than tolerates his inexplicable yearning for her. And when he is given the chance, he mistakes his lust for unconditional and undying love for the one woman who doesn't want him, creating a dangerous unrest between him and his clan.
Growing up a disappointment, Shimusogo Rutejìmo has always struggled with proving himself worthy to his family and clan. All he wants is the magic to run faster than the strongest warrior, emulating his brother's strength and courage. When he is once again caught showcasing his poor decisions and ineptitude, he's sent on a quest for his manhood, a discovery of his true bravery and worth.