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.

For seven centuries, Don Rafael Perez has made many unsuccessful attempts to kill his vicious nemesis, Diego. Rafael may get another shot at the prize, since Diego plans to destroy Rafael by any means necessary.

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)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith