Someone is hunting shadow demons. A magical amulet is trying to control Val. A sexy cowboy vamp is tired of waiting. When unknown demon hunters from a dark religious sect focus on killing Shade, Val s ex-boyfriend and shadow demon, she has to bury her feelings of rejection and do her job as Paladin for the Demon Underground. But protecting Shade is more difficult than she ever imagined. Shade is fighting his own internal demons as long-suppressed memories begin to surface. Lola, Val s inner succubus, can barely suck, which leaves Val dangerously weak. Austin, Lola s vamp of choice over Val s objections insists his job is to protect the Paladin regardless of Val s opinion on the matter. Fang is distracted by the impending birth of his pups. Val is distracted by Austin and the tangle of feelings she has for two gorgeously irritating guys who couldn t be more different. When she learns the demon hunters shocking identities, Val will need all her allies ready, willing and able to help her fight. Even with luck, the cost of saving the world may be more than Val can bear to pay.