Futile Flame is The second of Sam Stone's acclaimed and award winning Vampire Gene series, and this version has been specially formatted for today's e-readers. A dark and powerful creature threatens Gabriele and Lilly's immortal existence and so Gabriele is forced to turn to Lucrezia, his maker. She reveals to him the horrors of her teenage years in the sixteenth-century in the house of the Borgias, and the possessive obsession of her brother, Caesare. Her transformation into a vampire gives her freedom, but leads her on a journey of discovery which shapes the events of the past, the present and the future. Does Lucrezia's strange past have something to do with Gabriele and Lilly's problems in the present? What is the mysterious entity which seems to be staking the vampires? Finding the answers is crucial to their survival.