'Etienne, sometimes known as Thanatos, wants to feel again. Anything–pain, pleasure, hunger, thirst. He lost all sensation after being tortured during the French Revolution. His quest has led to a love of body piercing and delivers him into the hands of lovely but aloof fellow Vampire Maria.
'Maria avoids her kind, and represses the urge to drink the blood of her lovers. The first time she bit, she killed, and she's terrified of making the same mistake again. Instead she finds satisfaction through piercing. Until Etienne lays down a challenge–make me feel.
'He wants her to take him in every way, to mark his soul. And to do that, Maria must embrace every part of her vampire nature.'
Source: Author's website (http://www.shonahusk.com/lucindaslover.html). (Sighted: 9/10/2013)