In the waking world, he's sickly and scared to speak in front of crowds. In a world filled with dangerous criminals and killers, he can't swing a sword or shoot a gun. But in dreams, Nightmare Gottschalk is smooth, mysterious, and powerful. And he will do anything it takes to win Alice's heart before someone else can come and steal her away. Romance takes on an intriguing new form in this sweet but dangerous love story between Alice the Outsider and this strange, contradictory Nightmare. Also in this volume: bonus side stories for Alice, and a visit to the Crimson Empire!