ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A VAMPIRE
Readers should be pleased with this marvelously entertaining tale about Ian, a familiar face from Sparks' previous vampire stories. The wonderful characters introduced here give hope that many more stories will follow.
Ian MacPhie was just 15 when he was turned into a vampire. He gladly suffered 12 days of excruciating pain to age one year for each day. Now that he looks older, he wants to find his true love. He's determined that she must be a vampire -- until he meets Toni Davis.
Taking a job as day guard for the vampires, Toni is trying to get proof that the bloodsuckers are real so that a friend of hers won't be considered a mental case. As she gets to know the vampires, she soon realizes that she can't reveal them in any way. She's dealing with a lot -- surprising revelations, the attraction she feels for Ian and dangerous vampires called the Malcontents. Clearly, Toni has a number of life- altering decisions to make! (Avon, Nov., 384 pp., $6.99)