Dacia, and her cousin LouLou, are traveling to Romania to meet their mothers' family for the first time. While Lou visits Paris and shops the fashion houses there, Dacia travels by ship with her Aunt Kate. Dacia, ever the rebel, is in disgrace since she had an escapade with a certain nobleman in England.
Dacia catches sight of her prim aunt passionately kissing a stranger when the train they have boarded is stopped by snow in the mountains.
Meanwhile, Lou is stalked by That Awful Man, a stranger who accosts her on the ship asking if she is The Wing or the Claw. Another time, he announces that she is the Smoke and an houri, which upsets her terribly.
In Romania, Dacia meets Prince Mihai, charming to the nth degree. Then she meets her maternal grandmother, the dread Lady Ioana. "Dread" does not come close to describing this woman.
Dacia and Lou are trapped by their genetic make-up in a destiny that neither wants nor can control.
But things are worse. Their family believes that these two girls are the answer to a prophecy. And the family is at odds about what the prophecy means.
And the English Lord, That Awful Man and Prince Mihai are, none of them, what they seem to be.
Ahh, a proper paranormal romance, set in the home of paranormal activity, the mountains of Eastern Europe! Terror, entrapment, kidnapping, poison, armed guards, swoon worthy men, Victorian fashions and manners... It's all in here. Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George.