She lived in Paris, France, where she met her best friend, Genevieve Martin, though they both have been pen pals since the third grade. After many murders involving people close to both women, including Ricard Beaud, Charlie's mentor, and feeling stalked, Charlie received word from Grace Pardicci that her brother had been murdered in front of his three year old daughter, Lourdes. Both women then moved to the United states to care for the orphaned child.
However, things take a turn when she meets her first vampire. Soon after, she meets her lifemate, Tariq Asenguard, the man who owns the hottest night club in town. When is is revealed that she has a sliver of Vadim, one of the last two Malinov Brothers, inside of her, Dragomir, Siv, and many other ancients come to her aid to remove and destroy the sliver.