It is taking every bit of Colby Jansen's strength to keep the family ranch running. Then her half-siblings' South American uncles arrive to claim them.

For ancient Carpathian Rafael De La Cruz, the world has become dark, and he is in danger of turning vampire. Discover-ing his life mate in the fiesty Colby after all these centuries makes the naturally arrogant Rafael even more impatient. Colby is no slouch when it comes to bullheadedness, so these two knock heads immediately. With Colby and her family being stalked by an ancient vampire, converting Colby becomes all the more urgent.

Colby and Rafael may be destined for one another, but it won't be easy. With each new chapter in this utterly compelling series, new hints about the vampire's master plans are revealed. Without a doubt, Feehan is a high priestess in the world of vampire fiction. (Feb., 368 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith