Discover a realm where anything is possible. Where peril and passion collide. Where a woman is tempted by a man she wants but can never have. A man she could destroy with just one kiss. Discover THE HUNGER . . . The year is 1811, and vampire Beatrix Lisse has spent six hundred years trying to atone for her sins.Yet she cant forget the one man she loved many centuries agountil she meets John Staunton, the Earl of Langley. John is Londons most notorious rogue, but he sees an innocence in Beatrix that she no longer believed existed. But Beatrix cant bring herself to reveal her true nature to John, even after they surrender to their fierce passion. Its only after John abandons Beatrix that she learns he has a secret of his own . . . An undercover spy for England, Johns mission is to find out who is behind the sudden shift in power in the French government. If he allows himself to get too close to Beatrix, John knows hell put her life in danger. But as John gets closer to completing his mission, the very person he seeks is none other than Beatrixs centuries-old rival. With the world unraveling around them, John and Beatrix unite to fight a nemesis whose fury has no limiteven as their unquenchable passion grows more dangerous by the day . . .