In this world, only the Chosen (humans who carry the Belladonna antigen in their blood) can be changed over to vampirism. Unfortunately, the Chosen also have relatively short life spans, with the antigen kicking in in their mid-thirties to slow down their bodily functions and eventually cause death. All vampires were Chosen back when they were human, and they are genetically programmed to protect all Chosen to the point of laying down their lives to save a Chosen. This series tells the SMR stories of various vampires and Chosen as they battle a variety of villains and find their HEA. The primary villains are rogue CIA agents from the Division of Paranormal Investigations (DPI) who try to brainwash the most powerful vamps and use them as assassins and mad scientists who capture, torture, and experiment on vampires and Chosen in order to replicate their various supernatural powers. One of the "scientists," Frank Stiles, seemingly has nine lives, as he continually gets caught, escapes, and strikes again in the next book.
BOOK 16: Bloodline
BOOK 17: Twilight Prophecy
The story ends with an HEA for Lucy and James (as we knew it would), but there are lots of loose ends regarding Utanapishtim and the prophecy, all of which will be dealt with in the next book. Also left hanging is the situation with the vigilante mortals who are burning down houses left and right in the belief that vampires are real and must be destroyed. In Twilight Fulfillment, Brigit, the destroyer, will be going after Utanapishtim (now nicknamed Utana) and meeting her true love along the way.