Filled with an enchanting cast of characters and Sands' delightful humor, this is a fantastic addition to her vampire series. A charming secondary romance makes the read even more enticing. The great ending ties up most loose ends.

Vampire Elvi really misses the sun, food and beds. Sleeping in a coffin can be so confining. Elvi's old friends worry about her, so they run an ad to find her a male vampire companion. When Victor Argeneau discovers this, he knows he must check this out for the council.

Is Elvi a real vampire, a rogue slated for death or just misguided? Determined to stop her unregulated activities, Victor's in quite a quandary when he ascertains that Elvi is his life mate, and there is a whole town determined to protect her. (Avon, Jan., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley