(From the publisher):
Although Desmond Beckwith is a financial wizard with an international investment empire, a circle of supportive friends, and an elegant New York townhouse, he feels isolated and cut off from humankind. With good reason: Desmond is a 250-yr old vampire. For two centuries he has lived in New York, looking vainly for love and seeking to satisfy his twin lusts for the blood and sex of mortal men. Into Desmond's lonely life stumbles Tony Chapman, an unemployed museum curator, down on his luck and one step away from being out on the streets. Brutalized by the unforgiving nature of New York City, Tony is on the edge of despair when he meets this darkly handsome older man in the smoky dimness of a Greenwich Village bar. To their mutual astonishment, Tony turns Desmond's protected little world on it's head and unlocks pieces of Desmond's past lives and loves that were deeply buried in memory. From Georgian England to revolutionary France, from a rarefied upbringing in rural Berkshire to a grand tour during the Age of Reason, Desmond travels back over the centuries and learns to find new meaning in his past. Desmond may be immortal, but he is not inhuman, and he must find a way to come to grips with his eternal life and that includes his human lover and his acceptance of who-and what-he himself is.
Original title: Desmond: A Novel of Love and the Modern Vampire
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery
Fiction→ Romance→ Romantic-Suspense
Fiction→ Gay & Lesbian→ Gay Male