Quinn Forrester, the vampire protagonist, has two daughters who are as different as night and day. Nadia is introduced in Song of the Vampire as the daughter he was forced to abandon as a baby the night he was turned. A somewhat awkward chance meeting eighteen years later reunites them. Quinn reveals himself to her as a vampire. Nadia is fascinated by Quinn’s world, and as she becomes a part of it, the two grow close. Nadia is witty, even-tempered, and worldly. She has a kind heart, but she’s been around the block a few times, and she’s no pushover. In the beginning, Nadia always seems to act on impulse without giving any thought to the consequences of her actions until the night she is in a horrible accident that forces Quinn to make a life-changing decision. Her character grows and matures as the books progress.
Quinn’s mortal daughter, Amber Rose, first appears in Under a Bourbon Street Moon. She is a country singer from Nashville. Amber and Quinn first meet when she auditions for his new piano bar, Stiletto.
Amber is the result of a one-night stand between Quinn and an innocent young girl who was so obsessed with her favorite rock star that she seduced him after one of his concerts while he was drunk and stoned. He immediately passed out after they had sex. Since she was gone when he woke up, and he could not distinguish dreams from reality in his intoxicated state, Quinn assumed their brief sexual encounter was a dream. Amber’s mother died when she was only five years old, but she left her a letter, written on the day she was born, detailing the circumstances of her conception. Twenty-two years later, when Amber enters Quinn’s world with the letter, Quinn comes to the realization that what he dismissed as a dream actually happened, and he has another daughter. Destined to be Nashville’s newest sweetheart of country music, Amber leaves it all behind to live in New Orleans and connect with her long-lost father. However, Amber is clueless to the fate that awaits her. Her father is a vampire. After receiving a special blood gift from her father, she discovers something about herself; she sees dead people. The name, Amber Rose, just seemed to suit her sweet, likable personality. Quinn refers to Nadia as his “dark little princess” and Amber as his “little ray of sunshine” or his “sweet yellow rose.”
Nadia, Amber, and Quinn experience major unexpected changes in their world in Masquerade, and the father-daughter bond grows even stronger as they support each other through uncertain times. The story resumes where Under a Bourbon Street Moon left off.
Nadia and Tristan’s relationship hits a snag. When Nadia's son, Jackson, begins to ask questions about his father, Nadia locates him only to discover her childhood sweetheart, who is now a sexy young minister, still has not gotten over her. Does she still have feelings for him? What will Nadia do? Who will she choose? She will have to tell Chad she’s a vampire or won’t she?
Newly divorced Randi Brooks, Nadia’s best friend since kindergarten, returns to New Orleans desperately seeking employment. Quinn is in dire need of help now that he owns all three vampire bars in the city. Thanks to Nadia, Quinn hires her as his personal assistant. Randi is attracted to Quinn from the moment she first meets him, but where will it go?
As Masquerade begins, Amber finds herself in a dilemma she didn't see coming, but with Quinn’s support, she gets through it and finds her way. As her powers as a medium grow stronger, her desire to help tormented ghosts leads her to Evangeline, an evil vampire witch, in an effort to contact the tormented spirit of Quinn’s ex-wife, Lacey. Evangeline convinces Amber she is going to help her contact Lacey, but she has an evil plan of her own. Amber calls Giselle, Quinn's ex-girlfriend who has become her mentor, but she arrives too late to stop what has been set in motion, and they are shocked to find Lacey has been brought back into this world from the dead and left in their hands. How will the two unlikely partners in crime deal with that? What will happen when Quinn comes home and finds his current wife, his ex-wife and his ex-girlfriend all in his house? Is the mansion big enough?
Evangeline has a hatred for Giselle going back to the nineteenth century. In her attempt to destroy her, Evangeline unleashes an evil that puts all of them in danger. Some unlikely alliances are formed leading to a surprising turn of events.
Lots of changes are in store, and there are a lot of questions to be answered. Find out all the answers in Masquerade, on sale now.