Sharon Colson runs out of money and luck in the small town of Los Ninos de la Noche and is desperate to find a job. A singer and bartender, she applies at the All Night Inn, a lounge that caters to parafolk. But to get the job, she must be marked by the vampire owner.

Jonathan Knottmann has seen alot in his three centuries as a nightwalker, but he's never marked a human without a mental link with them. Sharon refuses the link but insists he mark her. Agreeing, he makes Sharon his companion but doesn't explain to her what has happened. Without the mental link, he is at risk, not only from the feelings he has for Sharon, but from his extended family as well.

Despite her feelings for Jonathan, Sharon doesn't plan on staying at the inn for long, since her goal is to return to Los Angeles. When her brother/manager arrives with an offer from a well-known club, she demands that Jonathan remove his mark and let her leave.

Miller has done a fine job mingling her world of parafolk with that of contemporary American culture. Her witches are spellcasters, her werewolves are shapeshifters and her vampires are nightwalkers. The latter can fly when there's a full moon and, while more romantic than driving, the flying scene stretches credulity in a book that otherwise works as a contemporary love story. (dl $6.49)
Reviewed by: 
Karen Sweeny-Justice