When Lady Candice is sent to Venice to further her education, she has no idea what lies before her. Education she receives, but in a way her aristocratic parents did not intend. She becomes involved with a French libertine and his mistress who set about seducing the innocent maiden, introducing her to the paradox of pain/pleasure. But it is not until Candice meets the mysterious Prince Dimitri that she experiences boundless terror and overwhelming desire. Who is this darkly sinister prince of lust? Rumour has it he is immortal, one of the undead - a vampire with an insatiable hunger for human blood. Is Candice brave enough to find out, to embrace the savage, eternal love of this mysterious Stranger in Venice?