Alexander’s fifth Edie Spence series installment, Bloodshifted, brings back the nonstop action and dark humor that was curiously missing from book four. Intriguing plotlines and a cast of Machiavellian characters add to our heroine’s burdens as she struggles to stay one step ahead of death. A series of revelations toward the end will leave readers gasping in shock ... and grasping for book six.
Nurse Edie Spence is in quite a predicament, and it’s going to be a long eight months. Forced into a no- win situation with a sadistic vampire in order to save her own life as well as that of her unborn child, Edie is required to work for Raven in an underground nightclub that supplies blood to Los Angeles’ master vampires. Between the death threats, tacky clothes and petulant allies, Edie needs to find a way out from under Raven’s thumb before she is laid to rest for good. (ST. MARTIN’S, Jul., 304 pp., $7.99)