1813, Regency England. Lucius White is the oldest living vampire in the world- a powerful, shape-changing upyr. But for the last several hundred years, his life on Earth has paled to mere existence. He needs little and feels less. . . Then a chance roadside encounter gives him the opportunity to assume a mortal identity, and Lucius experience the throb of human hungers with an intensity h can't remember having felt before. Taking on the the guise of a prosperous- if eccentric- local squire, he becomes a tempting prize for local matchmaking mamas. His attempts to evade them lead him to a most unsuitable object of desire: poor but spirited Theodora Becket. Far too attracted to conform to the expectations of polite society, he uses his vampire thrall to bring them both indescribable ecstasy. Soon, despite a thousand years of ennui, Lucius is ablaze, and impossibly powerful upyr in love. The question becomes, can any woman trust a man whose passion can't withstand the light of day?
2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Courting Midnight
Author(s): Emma Holly
ISBN: 0-7394-5952-X / 978-0-7394-5952-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Publishing NY 2005
October 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
October 2005 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition