After surviving a horrific attack, Kerry Smithson wants to get back to her life, lonely though it may be. Even as a world-famous model, she fears the touch of others, for with just a touch there is excruciating pain, along with glimpses of their true thoughts and whether they are good or evil. Heading to a shoot in New Orleans, Kerry is accompanied by a bodyguard hired by her worried best friend.
Dante Coltari has finally found his mate, though she is unaware of what she is, and the unique abilities she possesses. Unlike the Amoveo, Kerry cannot dream-walk due to the barriers she erects. Dante accompanies her to New Orleans as her bodyguard, but he also intends to show her that she has nothing to fear from his touch. Kerry begins receiving threatening letters. As the two scramble to figure out who the perpetrator is. they are pulled in to a dangerous web of lies. (SOURCEBOOKS, Apr., 320 pp., $6.99)