Miranda is an untrained empath who can't shut out the emotions around her. She thinks she is going crazy. She is attacked after performing in a bar one night and raped and beaten. She kills her attackers with her mind and then is found by David Solomon who is the Prime Vampire of the Southeastern United States. He takes her home with her to provide medical attention and to teach her how to build shields to protect her from outside emotions. They fall in love but a plot to overthrow him means the course of true love can't run smooth. Excellent urban fantasy.