THE COMPANION

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After pirates attack his ship, Englishman Ian Rufford is sold to an erotic but evil beauty who uses him as a sexual slave and as food. When Ian accidentally ingests some of her blood, he becomes a vampire. After being left to die in the Egyptian desert, he survives and returns to civilization on a quest to extinguish this evil.

The death of Elizabeth Rochewell's archeologist father leaves her with a bleak future. On the return ship to London, Elizabeth meets the mysterious Ian and soon becomes bound up in his quest. Elizabeth's father obtained documents that may shed light on Ian's plight; together they must work to stop an ancient evil from spreading across the lands.

Bestseller Squires charts a new direction with this exotic, extremely erotic and darkly dangerous Regency-set paranormal tale. With her ability to create powerful and tormented characters, Squires has developed a novel that is graphic, gripping and unforgettable. VERY SENSUAL (May, 384 pp., $6.99)
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Jill M. Smith