[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Romance, Alternative, Paranormal, Vampires, Fantasy, MM, HEA]
Grayson Edward Philip Charles Langston is the crown prince to Oshos, an ancient country in Europe that no longer exists. His parents refuse to accept his sexuality, wanting to force him to get married to a woman of their choice to continue the lineage of the Oshos royal family, so he escapes. While on the run, he passes through a magical mist, leading him into a supernatural world.
Kai Angelos is the leader of all vampires. Upon first meeting Grayson, the sweet and intoxicating scent of the young man's blood tells him they're soul mates. Convincing Grayson they will be good together isn't an easy task, though. The politics within the supernatural world are unstable because a particular group firmly believes in their superiority, and that the common mortals should be enslaved. When Grayson's magic awakens, it adds another layer to the existing complexity.
Can their relationship blossom while they fight to save the common mortals from enslavement?
Kai instinctively wrapped his arms around Grayson’s back when the young man lost consciousness. Then he lifted Grayson off the floor, balancing the man on his arms and walking back toward his coffin. He entered his coffin first before getting down on his back while gently maneuvering Grayson to rest sideways next to him. He made sure that Grayson was lying on top of his arm. At any other time, he would have put the lid of the coffin over him. It was a habit he had acquired after a hundred years of being a vampire, but he didn’t want Grayson to panic later. He had smelled Grayson’s terror of him earlier. Shutting Grayson up inside the coffin with him might give the young man a heart attack. Moreover, Grayson might turn out to be claustrophobic.
“You’re so beautiful, Grayson,” Kai whispered as he tenderly and repeatedly ran his finger across Grayson’s warm cheek and neck. “And your blood is the sweetest I’ve ever tasted. More so than the other two who came before you.”
A minute or so later, Kai’s powerful hearing picked up on the sounds of his subordinates carrying their respective coffins into the second car of the train. There were other supernatural beings boarding all of the other cars, as well. It wasn’t long before the train began to move. Kai should be sleeping like the dead, or the undead in his case, while the train took him and all of the other passengers back home to Isonridge, a hidden city that existed in a separate dimension from the mortal realm.
However, he was too excited at the moment. He couldn’t believe that Grayson, his destined soul mate, had somehow found him instead of the other way around. With the first two, he had been the one to locate them, but they had eventually rejected him. Now, here he was with Grayson. He had been blessed with another chance to acquire a mate.
For a vampire, a soul mate was anyone whose blood called out to him or her, and one sip of it was supposed to get him or her highly intoxicated and delirious with joy and lust. Mere moments ago, while deep in a slumber, he had been annoyed when he had detected the presence of a mortal intruder standing next to his train. He had no idea how an ordinary human had managed to slip through the magical mist, but he figured it would kick the man out sooner rather than later. He hadn’t caught the enchanting scent of Grayson’s blood then. Grayson had, for some unknown reason, stunk of desperation and fear, but there were also curiosity and amazement mixed in somewhere. He had also smelled really sweaty and musky. Hence, Kai had failed to identify Grayson as his soul mate. Then Grayson had, by some means that Kai was still uncertain about, opened the magical lock on the door to the first train car.
The moment Grayson had taken the first step inside, the intoxicating aroma of his blood had enchanted and enticed Kai like no others before him. More so than the first two of Kai’s potential soul mates even. Kai had known in that instant that he and Grayson belonged together for all eternity, but nothing on this earth and beyond could ever prepare him for that first sip of his soul mate’s blood. His dick had hardened immediately, and the intense arousal that had coursed through his entire being at that very second would make the accumulative lust of a billion humans seemed pathetic in comparison. From now onward, nothing mattered to him anymore, except for Grayson’s well-being and happiness. He had to be patient, though. He wouldn’t claim Grayson as his soul mate. Not yet. Not without Grayson’s expressed consent.
Kai peeked at Grayson. His soul mate was finally waking up.
“Hey,” Kai greeted softly.
He could sense Grayson stiffening next to him, and he tightened his arm around his soul mate. Now that Grayson was here with him, he wasn’t sure he could let the man go. Ever. He could only hope that he would somehow succeed in convincing Grayson to accept him.
“Of course. I promised you, didn’t I?”
Grayson nodded. “Yes, you did.”
Grayson was obviously frightened. The stench from that particular emotion was too much for Kai. He never wanted Grayson to be afraid of him. Not again.
“Would you like to continue sleeping?” Kai inquired softly while rubbing Grayson’s shoulder gently. “Or we can take a walk all the way to the last car of the train.”
Grayson seemed to hesitate. Then his eyes widened.
“Is the train moving?”
“W-where are we going?”
“Where is that?”
“A city for supernatural beings and everyone else who’s aware of our existence. Actually, Isonridge is a floating island country. It’s in a separate dimension from the mortal realm.”
“Are you kidnapping me then?”
Kai shook his head. “I’m bringing you there as my guest.”
Grayson had a doubtful expression on his face. “Why?”
“Because you’re my soul mate.”
Upon entering one of the rooms, Grayson was relieved when he finally got to see the bed Kai had mentioned earlier. It looked like a normal king-sized bed. Most importantly, it wasn’t a coffin. Grayson knew it was inevitable that someday in the future, he and Kai might end up becoming intimate inside a coffin. However, he wanted his first time having sex with Kai to be on a bed.
Kai’s voice sounded really close to Grayson’s right ear, and the tone was gentle and tender. Grayson also trembled a little because Kai’s voice was really low, husky, and sexy.
Grayson didn’t resist when Kai flipped him around so he could marvel at the broadness of the vampire’s muscular chest from such a close proximity. He had admired it many times, but it still amazed him how powerfully built Kai truly was. Kai was also taller than him. A six-inch difference in height might not seem like a lot, but Grayson couldn’t deny that he was envious of Kai because of it. He actually had to tilt his head back and up by quite a bit so he and Kai could gaze into each other’s eyes.
“Don’t be. Just relax. I promise we can go slow.”
“May I kiss you?”
Grayson gulped and nodded. “Yes, please.”
Then Kai pressed his lips against Grayson’s. It was a soft kiss. Grayson could feel Kai nibbling on his lips. Kai’s action was mild and delicate. It was as if he were terrified of hurting Grayson. It was touching and a little bit frustrating at the same time. Grayson moaned as he took the initiative to deepen the kiss. Kai responded by slipping his tongue into Grayson’s mouth. In the next instant, the two of them grabbed and groped at each other with something akin to desperation as they battled for dominance by mainly using their tongues as their weapons. Grayson grunted in shock when Kai slammed him down onto the mattress all of a sudden. He had to catch his breath in a hurry before retaliating by pushing at and forcing Kai off him. After that, he pounced on Kai, who was lying down on the bed while smirking at him.
“Damn, baby! You’re strong.”
Grayson snorted. “Cut the crap. I only succeeded because you let me. You could have easily pinned me down.”
Kai chuckled. “Maybe.”
Grayson was simultaneously amused and turned on. “There’s no maybe about it.”
Kai grinned. “I like our current positions. I think it’s hot that you’re straddling my hips. I can’t wait to get you naked.”
Grayson was still panting a little as he placed his palms down on Kai’s firm chest and bent downward. “What about you, though? Are you going to strip yourself bare, as well?”
“If that’s what you want, sure.”
“Great. Do it then.”
Kai shook his head. “Why don’t you help me out instead?”
Grayson snickered when he noticed the challenge that was palpable in Kai’s eyes. “Fine.”
It was easier said than done, though. Grayson was already anxious enough when they had entered the bedroom. At the moment, his apprehension probably shot through the roof. He did his best to steady his trembling hands as he popped open the buttons on Kai’s shirt one right after the other, and when the vampire’s magnificently muscular chest and stomach were on full display before him, he stopped breathing for a second or two. Kai wasn’t super hairy, but he was definitely not smooth either. Grayson should have guessed as much. After all, he had seen Kai’s bare arms before, and he knew the vampire had quite a bit of hair on them.
“What’s next, baby?”
“S-sit up straight.”
Kai did as he was instructed, and Grayson was able to remove the vampire’s winter coat and shirt. He tossed them away somewhere onto the floor at the foot of the bed before he started working on the button and zipper of Kai’s pants. Then he impatiently tugged at the pants, wanting to pull them off, but he huffed in annoyance when the process was hindered by Kai’s heavy, thick boots. By the time he managed to get rid of Kai’s socks, boots, and pants, he was panting from the exertion. He was amazed and more than slightly aroused upon discovering that Kai didn’t have any underwear on.
Then his gaze landed upon Kai’s huge and leaking erection, which seemed to be pulsing repeatedly. He had watched his fair share of porn online. Secretly, of course. There were a few porn stars who were very well-endowed, and Grayson could tell that Kai was as big as, if not slightly longer and thicker than, those blessed ones. He knew many men liked to brag about the size of their dicks, but Kai wouldn’t have to do that because his cock was certainly massive. It had to be at least ten inches, probably even more than that, and when Grayson attempted to grab it with his hand, he found out that he couldn’t wrap his palm around it. Kai’s groan startled Grayson out of his reverie.
“Baby, don’t squeeze it like that,” Kai said with a pleading tone.