Though not quite as powerful or grippingly scary as Blood Moon, this sequel does stir the blood and will lead us all into what comes next.
Son of shapeshifting vampires Joss Hyde-White has inherited the ability to transform into a wolf. Unaware of his powers, he's on his way home to confront his parents in a blizzard when he comes upon a coach whose passengers are being savaged by a wolf.
He rescues Cora Applegate, and once safely at the manor he must not only wrestle with his inner demons but also care for Cora and make sure they are safe from a ruthless group of vampires known as the Brotherhood. Their budding love and his powers are tested when the Brotherhood attacks with all its strength. (Love Spell, Aug., 338 pp., $6.99)