Another Broken Heart denizen is here in this newest, hysterically funny first-person romp. The combination of sexy humor, sarcastic wit and parental trauma is unmistakably Bardsley. Grab the popcorn and settle in for a seriously good time!

Broken Heart, Okla., beautician Patsy Donahue is a new vampire who's been adjusting to her undead life while raising her teenage son, Wilson. But life is about to get a whole lot more complicated for all the supernatural citizens of Broken Heart. Various ancients descend to try to stop a prophecy.

When sexy Lycan Gabriel saves her from a demon attack, Patsy is grateful but confused. Gabriel claims that Patsy is the destined queen who will unite the vampires and lycans--and Gabriel is supposed to be her destined mate. Patsy can buy into that part, but all the fighting and danger--not so much! (SIGNET ECLIPSE, May, 320 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith