Payne is paralyzed when sparring with Wrath and Manny is called in to help her. Manny is Chief of Surgery at St. Francis Hospital and is 45 years old. He used to be Dr. Jane's boss and he was romantically interested in her. I like him because he doesn't take any guff from Vishous, Payne's brother, but he did have his memory wiped clean twice
Manny discovers Payne can be healed by having sex.
He is also a vampire/human hybrid, like Butch, but chose not to go through the transition because of the chance it might fail. Manny is technically Butch's half brother.
Book Nine: Lover Unleashed Payne's Story
Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, warrior cloth as her brother: A fighter by nature, and a maverick when it comes to the traditional role of Chosen females, there is no place for her on the Far Side… and no role for her on the front lines of the war, either.
When she suffers a paralyzing injury, human surgeon Dr. Manuel Manello is called in to treat her as only he can- and he soon gets sucked into her dangerous, secret world. Although he never before believed in things that go bump in the night- like vampires- he finds himself more than willing to be seduced by the powerful female who marks both his body and his soul.
As the two find so much more than an erotic connection, the human and vampire worlds collide … just as a centuries old score catches up with Payne and puts both her love and her life in deadly jeopardy.'