When night falls, the vampires of the Cemetery will emerge.
For vampires, everything that is fun is illegal.
Once accepted by society, vampires are now considered unsafe to live among humans, but that doesn’t stop Azza from sneaking out of the Cemetery for a midnight party. Although the penalties are serious, nothing is better than a little intimate action with a hot-blooded human. Azza spots the hunk she wants and one sniff of his blood has her hooked.
Jak Walker is immediately attracted to the pale beauty he meets at a Vamp Rave. Things get hot and heavy, and when confronted with her true nature, Jak wants more than a one-night stand.
The eternity factor isn’t the only problem confronted the lovers. All the fun stuff is illegal.
After watching Reeni disappear into the gyrating crowd, Azza headed for the bar at the far end of the room to troll for an attractive male. In keeping with the vampire party theme, there wasn’t a mirror in the place. Humans were very accommodating.
Putting on her most inviting smile, Azza moved along the length of a bar constructed of wooden planks. Heads turned as she passed and several men said hello, but Azza had already spotted her quarry. Beer in hand, he stood at the end of the bar. His hair was dark, slightly disheveled, his jaw strong and shadowed with stubble.
He had a rough, raw look about him that appealed to Azza. His shoulders were broad and his tanned arms were sinewy and roped with thick veins. Yum.
The closer Azza got, the better he looked. Dressed in a faded t-shirt and jeans, he was one of the few humans not in costume.
The man glanced her way and their gazes caught. She had him.
Instead of locking onto her, the man broke eye contact, focusing on his beer. His dismissal fueled her desire. Azza liked a challenge.
She slipped into the spot next to the handsome human and took a deep breath. His blood scent was rich, healthy and his pheromones ripe and lusty.
Behind the bar, a female in black shorts and red tank top greeted Azza. “What’s your poison?”
“I’ll have a Bloody Mary.”
The bartender looked at the guy. “Another beer?”
The hunk sat his empty bottle on the bar. “Sure.”
The bartender walked away and Azza gave the hunk her sexiest smile. “Nice party. I’m Azza.”
Bright blue eyes met hers. “Jak. Jak without a c.”
“Hello, Jak without a c.”
He glanced down the bar. A row of costumed men were checking her out. “Why me?”
“I like your costume.”
He laughed, rich and throaty. “I certainly like yours.”
“I wanted something eye-catching.”
“You chose well.”
The bartender brought their drinks.
“I’m buying,” Jak said, pulling his wallet from his back pocket.
Azza waited for the bartender to move away. “Do you attend the vamp raves often?”
He shook his head. “First one. I always thought this building was abandoned.”
“Live in the neighborhood?”
“Couple blocks away.”
Jak tipped back the bottle, his throat working enticingly as he drank.
Azza glanced at his left hand, noting the bare third finger. “No girlfriend waiting for you?”
“No.” His smile reached his eyes. “Are you into the vampire thing?”
“The raves are fun.” Azza picked up her drink and pretended to suck on the straw. “Just an excuse to let loose, have a little fun, wear sexy clothes.”
His gaze slid down to her half-exposed breasts. “I like the look. Do these raves go all night?”
“Everything is over by sunrise, but I’m just partying for a few hours. Gotta work tomorrow.”
“What do you do for a living?”
Azza worked in the nutrition bank as a quality control technician, inspecting the blood the government supplied to the inhabitants of the Cemetery. She gave her rehearsed answer. “Computer tech, but let’s not talk about work. Let’s talk about what you’re doing after you finish that beer.”
“I was going home.”
“Not if I get lucky.”
A vampire required an invitation to enter a human’s home. “Are you inviting me back to your place?”
“Well, Jak, you just got very lucky.”
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