Contessa Donnatella di Poliziano has power, beauty and — as a vampire — eternal life. But she also consumed by regret that centuries ago in ancient Rome, she failed to make her one true love, Jergan, a vampire too. But just as she despairs, the discovery of a 300-year-old note leads her to a gift left by her old friend, Leonardo da Vinci. He built her a machine to take her back in time to re-write the history of her heart. .

Once back in time, Donnatella loses her memory of the intervening years. Yet when she sees the breathtaking barbarian slave from afar, she feels she has always known him. For Donnatella, their awakening passion feels both old and new. But as they fall in love again, the danger of the emperor Caligula’s Rome threatens to tear them apart. The very act of going back in time has changed history and sends events spinning out of Donnatella’s control. Now Jergan’s love for Donnatella, and Jergan himself, must survive the most perilous test, and if he fails, the two lovers will be separated again… for eternity.

“Squires combines extreme sensuality with dangerous drama.”

—Romantic Times BOOKreviews




St. Martin's Press
June, 2008
ISBN: 0312941048

“Susan Squires has a fascinating, unique voice; she is a rare talent.”
--Christine Feehan

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