Slade Spencer returns to his hometown after an incident five years ago that changed his life forever. A warlock in denial, he's subconsciously learned to erase memories from his mind that upset him. Now his past stares him in the face as he meets up with his old flame, Susie Vasilly. This is Slade's chance to make things right between them. But Susie has a secret that is too dark too even share with him.
Susie is shocked to see Slade, her past lover return to town. Things went badly between them years ago and she didn't think she'd ever see him again. But whatever problems they had between them before are nothing compared to the life of hell she's been living since Slade's been gone. She's cursed by Slade's evil uncle, shapeshifting each night into a big yellow cat . . . his Familiar.
When Susie's life is endangered and her secret is revealed to Slade, he has no choice but to accept his warlock ways and learn the Craft of his kind. He vows to face his inner demons as well as his uncle's dark arts, on a race to hone his skills to save Susie and break her curse, or die trying.