Before the events in Dark Crime, her parents were murdered, supposedly by Vadim Malinov and his underlings. They knew they would have been separated if put into foster care, so all four siblings took to living on the streets. Blaze and Emeline helped her older brother, Danny, 15, when the vampire takes his sisters hostage. He was injured but still willing to risk his life for his three sisters, Amelia,14, Liv, 10, and Bella, 3. After he and his sisters were rescued, Tariq Asenguard pursued guardianship over all four of them so that they could stay together. In Dark Carousel, when Tariq finds his lifemate, Charlotte Vintage, she is unable to eat much, besides broth. It is later revealed that Val Zhestokly, a Carpathian hunter that had been tortured by the Malinov Brothers for many years, had a blood exchange with her so that she could live. She was pulled from his arms and given to a puppet, who tried to eat her alive.
Later, it is learned that Vadim whispers to her as he does Emeline, keeping her from sleep and threatening awful things if she didn't kill her brother, her sisters, and Tariq, but she endured the torture. However, she planned on taking her own life if she wasn't converted. Then, she was captured and taken from her safe place, taking the last safety net the child had. It is revealed that she is Val's lifemate, though she is not of age as of yet. He will protect her until he can claim her. Upon her second rescue from a vampire, Liv under went the conversion to end her nightmares that were slowly driving her to take her life and insanity.