BOND OF BLOOD
Whiteside knows sexy! Combining a vampire power struggle with spicy sensuality guarantees a very hot read. Hero Don Rafael Perez is a winner, especially after having survived centuries of torture without sinking to his captor's level. This sizzler is first-rate.
Into this deadly mix comes human veterinarian Grania O'Malley, who has had dreams of a medieval Spanish knight for decades. When she meets Rafael, Grania is shocked because he is the man from her dreams -- even more disconcerting, he's a vampire who gains his strength mainly from sex. Despite the risks, becoming this devilishly handsome man's partner in ecstasy is no hardship. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Oct., 336 pp., $14.00)