Vampires. The silent predators, ruling humanity from out of the shadows. Powerful, ever-hungry and deadly.
No more. A century ago, humanity discovered that vampires existed. More than that, they discovered that vampire fat could be rendered into the most amazing anti-wrinkle cream EVER! Vampires became the hunted, and what humans lacked in superpowers, they more than made up for in numbers and ingenuity.
Now, only one colony of vampires still exists in the UK. The humans call it a Reservation, but in reality, it's a farm, run by Vampismooth Incorporated, the makers of the beauty cream. The vamps are sealed off, allowed to eat only from vats of cow, sheep and pig blood to survive. This is the world Romana Lox has grown up in. This is the world she is desperate to change, to break out of.
When she counter-ambushes a human poacher who's broken into the compound to bag himself a vamp, she finds she just may have the chance.
With the human unconscious, she feeds from him. He's... DELICIOUS! Unlike anything she's ever tasted before. And with his blood comes the power of the old vampires. Power that most of the still-living vamps thought was just a myth. Suddenly, she can run faster, jump higher, lift heavier things than she ever thought possible. She can turn into mist. A bat. Even a wolf. She can creep into the minds of humans and befuddle them, persuade them, make them see what she wants them to see.
And, once her friends have drunk from the human too, so can they.
The balance of power has changed, even if the humans don't know it yet. And now it's Vampismooth's turn to be hunted...