Original Title: Forbidden ForestBorn in shame and cast out from society, shape shifter Forest must fight for any respect she can get. Abandoning the prejudice of Regia, her native world, Forest takes a job on Earth guarding the portal and using her skills as a warrior to enforce Regia's laws. Now called home for a mission, Forest must put aside her own prejudice to transport the vampire prince, Syrus, through enemy territory in a time of war. Prince Syrus, mage and master of the Blood Kata, wants Forest more than he's ever wanted anything. In spite of their mutual mistrust, their attraction cannot be denied but it does not matter what they feel because any relationship between them is forbidden.