She wanted to find a way to increase the intelligence of humans to save the world. What she found was the secret to eternity that had come from the stars and a love that would save her.
Keisha is a neurobiology researcher determined to discover the secret to intelligence to save humanity from itself. What she learns leads her to realize a bigger threat comes from beyond the stars. Yuri is a Russian vampire whose long-dead feelings respond to the scientist whose brain he admires but whose curves he can't resist. Will his love reach the places in her heart that she has ignored for so long? And can they defeat the prophecy of the undead to find happiness sharing eternity?
"Does this mean that when I feed on people I will be killing them? Can I use animals instead?"
Yuri shook his head, "Animals can be used in extreme emergencies, but not on a regular basis. Whatever we are, whatever it is that lives inside of our blood, prefers human blood. I don't know why...that's one of the things I was hoping you would find out for me."
"I don't know how I'm going to research anything anymore. If Dan knew about the plot to kill me, then he's in on it," she looked away and appeared to be concentrating deeply. In fact, since he's one of the only ones who knew what I had found, he probably knows about what I discovered about my work also. In fact, that may be part of why he was so friendly with me to begin with. Shit! I thought I was just using him for sex, but apparently he was pumping me for information all along."
At Yuri's startled choke she looked at his face and realized he was chuckling again. He shrugged. "Sorry...but that's not all he was pumping you for."
Keisha stuck her tongue out at him, "Ha, ha. Okay, pun unintentional, but acknowledged."
"Keisha, if you don't mind my asking, what had you discovered that made you suddenly so disposable?"
She shifted around on his lap, "Of course I don't mind your asking. You can put me down now. I think I'm done having a panic attack."
He smiled at her, "Are you sure? I kind of like holding you on my lap."
Keisha started as she felt a part of him twitch against her thigh. She looked closely at his face, "We can still have sex? I thought that wasn't possible anymore."
Yuri laughed out loud. "What would be the point of eternal life if you had to give up having sex? Like I said, the longer you are a vampire, the more you discover about what you can still do. Whatever makes us alive wants us to be happy or it can't be alive within us," he shrugged again. "Besides, haven't you read any vampire erotica lately? We're all the rage these days."