BITTEN IN TWO
It’s round seven in the hair-raising adventures of Jaz Parks and to say things have gotten weird is a complete understatement. Rardin is known for her exceptional blend of kick-butt action, wild tech gadgets and offbeat humor, adding up to top-notch entertainment. She’s a gift to the genre!
Jaz, her vampire lover Vayl and their crew are in Morocco trying to locate an artifact that could help rid Jaz of the demon Brude, who is still within her. The mission turns bizarre when Vayl wakes up and thinks it is 1777. He appears to be cursed and reliving traumatic events from the past. To make things odder, Vayl doesn’t see them correctly; he believes that Jaz is his middle-aged housekeeper. To keep him in check, Jaz, Cole and Bergman must play along with the fantasy, as they struggle to find a way to break the curse. (ORBIT, Nov., 336 pp., $13.99)