This short story was originally published in the Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance.
In volume 1 of the Dark Season series, Sophie encounters Patrick for the first time. But while she finds herself drawn to him, she also meets a man who has been chronicling the vampires for many years, and who has a stark warning about getting too involved.
Dark Season is a series of novellas, each approximately 25,000 words. Each book is a complete standalone story, knowledge of the other books is not essential. This book contains some sexual situations.
Despite her friends’ protests, she willingly follows him outside the bar and soon realizes that her world will never be the same again.