THE CARE AND FEEDING OF STRAY VAMPIRES
If you love books with humor and heart, The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires is for you! The irrepressible Harper has a snarky sense of humor that is so fun, and she writes characters you can’t help but fall in love with. A lighter read, this book is a perfect combination of smarts and entertainment with a dash of romance. Although this takes place in Half-Moon Junction, the location of the Jane Jameson series, this book is the first in a spin-off series, so new readers won’t be lost. If it’s a Harper book, you can be certain you’re in for a feel-good time. She has found a place at the top of my “must buy” list.
Iris is Half-Moon Junction’s only vampire servant-for-hire. Doing all the daytime errands her vampire employers don’t have the time (or the SPF 500) to do, Iris knows more about vampires than she would like. When she goes to deliver to a new client and finds him lying poisoned on the floor, she takes him in. Cal is a vampire in need. And Iris is there to provide him with a hiding place — for a hefty fee, of course. Although he’s incredibly sexy, Iris reminds herself that he’s a client — and she doesn’t get involved with clients. It helps that Cal’s also annoying, unfriendly and increasingly difficult to live with. But there’s also something about him that makes her want to break her own rules, adding some intrigue and excitement to her drab existence. Maybe all she needs is a stray vampire of her very own. (POCKET, Jul., 384 pp., $7.99)