Authors: Kannan Feng
When lifetimes span centuries, seduction and pleasure become
the ultimate entertainment.
Vampires Genevieve and Daniel have been playing a
tantalizing game of tag for hundreds of years. The chase has taken them through
the boredom of everlasting life and across myriad countries and cultures. Yet
as engaging as the hunt is, it’s the capture that truly drives them. Genevieve
has chased Daniel from Frankfurt to Paris and finally has him exactly where she
wants him—shackled to her bed and at her mercy.
Stunned he’s been caught, Daniel enjoys paying the
price—Genevieve is nothing if not a thorough and inventive lover. As the dawn
approaches and Genevieve abandons him, still tied to the bed and unable to
prevent her escape, Daniel can’t help but want to change the game—and the
rules. No longer satisfied with a single night to claim his prize, Daniel hunts
Genevieve to 1800s Venice. This time he’ll ensure he claims her as his—for
paranormal erotic romance
from Ellora’s Cave
Daniel had been doing so well. He had gotten out of
Frankfurt without her being any the wiser, and in the four weeks he had spent
in Paris, he had been staying out of the streets, confining himself to the
quieter public houses and the cathedrals.
He had been so clever, as a matter of fact, that he decided
he was entitled to a bit of fun. After all, he had given her the slip so
thoroughly in Frankfurt that there was a chance she was still in Germany. There
was surely nothing to stop him from stepping out into the brisk winter night to
find something to eat.
The pretty girl in the flimsy gown pursed her lips sweetly
at him, and at a nod, she followed him into the alleyway between the shops. It
was a narrow space, lit only by the faint glow of the lanterns from the street.
She said something to him in French, and Daniel spread his
hands, shaking his head.
“I’m sorry,” he said, and as she started to gesture, he met
her gaze and stepped close.
“I’m sorry,” he repeated, “but this will not hurt you, I
The girl had gone still, her eyes wide and dark, and he
smiled as he undid the top button of her dress. Her bared neck was smooth under
his fingers, and he stroked it lightly with his thumb before bending close.
His fangs, long and sharp, were already out and were within
a hairsbreadth of her throat when he felt the cold barrel of a revolver pressed
against his back.
“Oh my darling, how did I know that I would find you pressed
against a whore in an alleyway?”
The words were light and sweet, flavored with just a hint of
a French accent, and Daniel’s heart beat hard in his chest. He knew that there
was a smile on his face, and he longed to spin around and sweep her into his
arms. That would be patently unwise while she held a gun to his ribs, and
instead, he contented himself with letting go of the girl.
She blinked, catching sight of the slender woman who stood
behind him. She started to speak, but seeing the revolver that was held so
openly and so threateningly, she took to her heels instead.
“I was hungry,” Daniel noted, and Genevieve chuckled.
“I don’t care,” she said. “I think I chased you in Frankfurt
for two weeks after you left.”
“You obviously caught up.”
“Hmm, you come to ground in my home city. How very bold of
. Turn around.”
Keeping his hands very still, he did as she said, and then
the revolver was pressed against his gut, a cold weight even through his
It would have been hard for a human to make out her features
in the light, but neither of them were human, and he could see very clearly.
She was small and pale, and her golden braid was wrapped around her head like a
crown. When she smiled, she didn’t bother to hide the small, neat fangs that
showed in her mouth.
“I’ve missed you very much, my dear. Why did you run from
“Because you love it when I run,” he said. “Because after
this, it will be your turn to do the same.”
Genevieve’s mouth curved into a sweet, soft smile and she
“You delivered yourself right to me,” she observed. “My room
is only across the street, and I saw you walk by. Simple as that. If I didn’t
know better, I would say that you were getting sloppy.”
Daniel shrugged, never taking his eyes off her. The love he
felt for her hurt like a hand clenched around his heart. Now that she was so
close, he almost couldn’t stand to be apart from her for another moment, but
that wasn’t how the rules went, the ones that they had hammered out for
themselves one cold night in Amsterdam, more than two hundred years ago. Right
now, at this moment, he was the prey and she was the hunter.
“Nothing to say to that?” she taunted. “Perhaps you’ll find
your tongue in my rooms.”
She gestured with her revolver, indicating that he should
walk, and she pushed and prodded him across the street and up a narrow flight
of stairs to a small well-appointed flat that was dominated by a large bed set
in the center of the room.
“It’s been so long…” he started, but she made an impatient
sound. Whether scholar, warrior, poet or hedonist, the hunt aroused all of
their kind. That was one reason why they had begun their game, among others,
and over the past two hundred years, they had played it, switching between
hunter and hunted, tracking each other across three continents, all for a few
nights of savage reward before they began again.
“Take off your clothes,” she said softly. “You will not like
what happens if I have to tell you again, Daniel.”
He swallowed hard and started to strip, watching her
carefully out of the corner of his eye. She would not hesitate to shoot him if
she thought that he was stalling or if she thought he was going to make another
escape. It was part of the game, and it wouldn’t hurt in in any real way.
Roused by the chase the way that she was, he knew that she wouldn’t want to
hear of any kind of change or even that he had only missed her for so long.
Later, we’ll talk later,
he thought, stripping to his
“Do you like what you see?” he asked with a smile, and she
“You know I do,” she said. “Get on the bed.”
He did as she said, aware that she was watching his every
move. Her close scrutiny made his skin prickle, and his cock stirred in
response. Daniel knew how attractive she found his body, knew what her touch
would feel like on his skin, and he wanted her so badly he ached.
“Genevieve…” he started to say, and then she pressed the
barrel of the revolver against the small of his back.
“None of your little tricks, dear,” she said. “I remember
Morocco all too well. If you look at the bed frame, you will see that I am well
Daniel’s eyes widened when he saw the iron shackles that
were secured to the bed frame, two to the head and two to the foot.
“You’ve…been busy,” he managed, and she smiled sweetly.
“Let’s just say that I respect your cleverness,” she said.
He still wanted to sweep her up and kiss her and simply feel
her skin next to his, but the look of the iron shackles and Genevieve’s sharp
grin sent raw shudders of desire through his body. Mutely, he fastened the two
for his ankles, and with some fumbling, he secured the one for his left hand.
He was stretched on the bed, all limbs splayed, and now he was completely hard,
his cock falling against his stomach. Finally, Genevieve put down the gun and
came to secure the last shackle, planting a tender kiss on his palm as she did
Daniel pulled experimentally on the chains that bound him to
the bed, and he couldn’t even hear them creak.
The bed must be iron as well
he thought, and he looked at Genevieve with new respect.
“You have planned very well,” he said, and she stroked his
face with a featherlight touch.
“I didn’t want you getting away again.”
She ran her soft palm over his face, and he lapped her
wrist, making a displeased sound when she pulled away.
“Genevieve, please,” he said, and she pressed her finger
against his lips.
“Later,” she promised. “Right now, you’ve left me too
hungry, my love.”
He wavered. He knew that if he needed her to, if he asked
her to, she would stop. There were things that they needed to speak about,
there were two centuries of play between them, but now, all he could think
about was her soft hands running down his chest, skimming with aching lightness
over his cock.
“I want you,” he said nakedly, and he was rewarded with a
She gripped a handful of his hair to keep him in place, and
she ravished his mouth, sliding her tongue against his lower lip and nipping
sharply when he moaned.
“You’re all mine,” she whispered, and there was a note in
her voice that that had terrified grown men in the past. “God above, Daniel, I
want you, I’ve wanted you for months and now you are all mine…”
He had thought that she would simply lay on top of him, but
instead she climbed up on the bed, kneeling between his spread legs. Slowly and
carefully, she started to unfasten her dress, stripping out of gown and corset
until she was only in a soft shift that floated around her like a cloud. It was
made out of such a sheer silk that he could see the shape of her body through
it, and when the edge of it brushed against his leg, he wanted nothing more
than for her to slither on top of him, slippery and silky and above all, his.
“I had these forged in Frankfurt,” she said, her voice soft
and low. “I thought I was close then, but you got away. You’re not going
anywhere tonight, Daniel…”
She leaned down and planted a soft kiss on the inside of his
thigh, and he moaned as she lapped at the skin there softly and tenderly. She
knit her sharp fingernails into the skin at his hips, and when he thrust his
hips up longingly, she ignored him.
“I’ve been without you so long,” she whispered. “I missed
He started to speak, but before he could, she pushed herself
on top of him, straddling his hips. Her silk shift was between them, but it was
so thin that he could feel how soft and warm she was. His cock pressed again
wet line of her slit, and when she shifted, he groaned. The pleasure that that
single motion sent through him was immense, and all he knew in that moment was
that he never wanted to be apart from her.
Abruptly, her mouth was on his again, and this time he could
feel the soft stretch of her body over his. She kissed him slowly and
thoroughly, squirming against him as he struggled against the bonds.
“Let me touch you,” he said, and he didn’t care that it
sounded like he was begging. “Please, Genevieve, please let me touch you, let
“I will,” she promised, grinding herself teasingly against
him. “I will as soon as I want to.”
Her lips were on the soft skin of his throat, and maybe
someone else would have been nervous to have such a powerful hunter’s teeth
there, but this was Genevieve and he had known her for hundreds of years. He
would trust her with that and more. He bared his throat to her and at first
there was just the wetness of her lips and her tongue. He leaned up into her touch,
and she responded with a gentle bite to the skin, just the graze of sharpness
that made him whine.
Daniel pressed his hips up high and hard between her legs,
and for a moment he thought that he had her, that she would simply rip away the
fabric between them and let him thrust up into her. Instead, she only laughed
raggedly and ground against him again, her movements more maddening than
“You’re all mine,” she repeated. “This, all of this is mine,
and I am going to do exactly what I want to do with it tonight.”
She slid down farther on his body and pressed the sharp
points of her teeth to an erect brown nipple. She circled the tight bundle of
nerves with her tongue, making him hum with pleasure. She set her razor-sharp
teeth to it and bit down, neat and hard.
Daniel yelped in pain, and there was her tongue again,
sweeping around the nipple, soothing the hurt.
“Sweet, sweet man,” she murmured, “I could eat your heart
out, you know that?”
She could. He knew it. He was older, but there was something
savage about her, something that was pure and dark and hungry, but she loved
him as well. That was all that mattered, and he felt himself settling into it.
He let something go, and he could feel himself become more pliant for her,
focused on her touch, her smell and her presence.
As if sensing his capitulation, she gentled as well, and she
pressed her hand against his hard cock, stroking it twice firmly along the
shaft before reaching lower to cup his balls.
“I’ve missed you and I’ve missed this,” she murmured.
“You’ve let me hunt for too long.”
, he thought, but then his mind turned to a soft
buzzing blank when her hand tightened, pumping his cock with a deliberation
that made it hard to think.
As she squeezed her hand around his cock, she bit him twice,
right over his heart and hard enough to make him howl. She bit and tore at his
flesh, stopping just shy of drawing blood, and when she drew back, he dropped
down into that soft space that existed just for her. He would give her
anything, and they both knew it.
It was torture of a sort, letting her handle him so hard,
but Daniel shifted eagerly the way he knew she wanted him to. He thrust his
hips up in time to her rhythm, and from her quickened breath and the way she
licked her lips, he could tell that she was not unaffected.
Finally, she gave his cock one last squeeze and brushed
another soft kiss over his lip.
“Enough,” she said, almost to herself. “I have had enough.”
With nothing more than that, she swung one slender leg over
his hip and straddled him, his cock settling intimately against her slit. It
was hot and wet now, and Daniel thought that he would go crazy if he was denied
her for a single second longer. It seemed that she had had enough of teasing
him as well, and with a single savage motion, Genevieve tore her shift over her
head, leaving her body bare and beautiful for him.
Hungrily, he watched the sway of her heavy breasts as she
leaned down to kiss his chest again, all she could reach because she was so
short. Her little hand pressed between them, adjusting him, aiming him so that
she could slide straight down on top of him.
The hot welcome of her body made both of them groan, and he
strained at the shackles for a moment before remembering that he was tied down.
That was all the encouragement she needed, and she propped
herself up with her hands on his strong shoulders. Her sharp nails bit into his
skin as she started to ride, and with her head thrown back and her hair
half-pulled out of its tidy coronet, she looked like a wild thing, pagan and
fierce in her pleasure.