"I wrote a journal once, filled it with my life's wild exploits. It seems so long ago, the night I closed that journal for the last time, leaving it and Aaron behind. Journals are for individuals with time on their hands and new adventures to chronicle. I'm hopeful that my time for wild exploits has finally come to an end. A few decades of peace and quiet would do me just fine."--Mina St. Claire When Mina takes off on her own, she thinks she's closed the door on her old life for good. But when one door closes, another one opens, and what's waiting for her on the other side is unlike anything she's ever known. Ubervamps, a killer plague, sex, drugs, and a mad scientist out of control--Mina's new life is far from perfect. With the fate of her own kind on the line, Mina fights to save the one thing in this world more precious to her than her own eternal existence--the love she left behind.