This second in Lima's Blood Lines series has a number of interesting threads that all come to satisfactory conclusions. Much of the focus is on various gay relationships, and disappointingly little is seen of the heroine's vampire companion. The heroine makes discoveries that will not be all that surprising to the reader, but things lead nicely into the next book.

Handling the daytime business for vampire lover Adam Walker, Keira Kelly and her brother Tucker check out some ranch property. There they meet ranch foreman Pete Garza and Ignacio, who's up from Mexico looking for his missing brother. After Keira discovers what Pete did to her friend, Bea, and the runaround he's giving Ignacio, she's determined to keep an eye on him.

Back in town, four teens have gone missing, and Adam's unusual actions, such as not waking on time, have Keira worried. When she and Tucker come across some freakish energy, Keira finds much of what has been happening involves her and her oh-so-different relatives. (JUNO, Nov., 352 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley