Vivian Dacian is a runaway orphan whose lived in one small Texas town to the next, changing her identity at every new stop. On her eighteenth birthday, she crosses paths with a mysterious stranger. His very presence causes a chain reaction within her body. Chaos ensues and sends her blindly running into a deadly assault. She saves herself through a magical, awakened power within her, connected by the mysterious stranger. When she awakens from the assault, she finds a corpse instead of her attacker. She flees, but destiny leads her towards the one thing she never thought she'd have, a family. Fate puts her in the middle of a powerful shifter king's territory. The possibility of meeting family keeps her from crossing the border into Mexico, the only escape from facing murder charges. Juda is the prince of the hidden shifter world. His people have lived among the gypsies for centuries. He offers love and acceptance, until Vivian's legacy threatens him and the shifter king's kingdom. In this first installment of the Shifter Series, Vivian considers the possibility of love, family and destiny. However, not everyone is convinced she belongs. Vivian finds herself dodging attempts on her life and invasions of her mind by the most powerful Shifter alive, Juda's father.