Emeline's mother died when she was three years old and her father disappeared. Her other relatives didn't take care of her, so she spent most of her time on the street. When she was ten, Emeline started crawling into Blaze McGuire's bedroom window from the fire escape and sleeping there. The girls frequently shared the same dream about running from vampires.
Eight months before the events of Dark Crime, Emeline saw two vampires kill a couple. She reported it to the police, who dismissed her claims. She became afraid that she was being followed, so Blaze's father, Sean, helped her flee the United States to France. When Sean was killed by mobsters working for the vampires, Emeline returned and got a job as a stripper at the mobsters' club. She was briefly kidnapped by Vadim Malinov, who wanted to father a child with her. She was badly beaten and traumatized.
In Dark Carousel, she stays in a house on Maxim's property. She keeps the rooms dark, refuses to talk about what happened with Vadim, and refuses to see anyone, even Blaze. It is well known that Vadim forced her to make a blood exchange. Charlotte Vintage, who had met Emeline in Paris before Vadim's attack, tried to talk to Emeline, but she still couldn't face what the vampire had done to her.
In Dark Legacy, she meets Dragomir Kozul, her lifemate. However, Vadim whispers to her nightly and tortures her, using her to spy on her friends. She is determined to sacrifice herself to the last of the Malinov Brothers to save those she cares about, but draw of lifemates is strong and she is saved by Dragomir.