The second in the Nightshade series, Bloodlust offers readers a dark, edgy world and interesting characters. The action and intense thrills will keep the reader turning pages late into the night as you won’t want to put it down. The vampires here are some of the deadliest you’ll encounter in fiction, and the dialogue keeps the pace going at lightning speed. But Rowen’s true talent is obvious by the detailed world she has created; it’s impossible not to get lost in it.
Jillian Conrad is hunted. After being injected with a poison that makes her an irresistible yet deadly feast to vampires, Jill was used to kill the vampire king. Unable to return to her old life and constantly hunted by vampires, Jill wants to find the formula that will return her blood to normal and save Declan, her half-vampire protector, whose exposure to her poisoned blood made him a killer one minute and a slave to his desires the next. Now an impossible danger has arisen. An underground society of vampires seeks the king’s infant daughter. If they succeed, life for all, dead and undead, will never be the same. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jul., 304 pp., $7.99)