New Orleans is the perfect backdrop for the extraordinary events that change the life of a human cop. Devlin dishes out mystery, action and steamy sex, including an erotic threesome. The main characters are complex, and the secondary characters add to the story. Emotional subplots plunge readers headlong into the passions and power of a vampire society that is fresh and original. It's a great escape into a dark and dangerous world.

When Natalie Lambert's adoptive parents and best friend are murdered, she becomes a suspect and flees to New Orleans. Detective Rene Broussard knows she's headed his way and plans to question her. But it's lust at first sight, and he can't keep his hands off the curvy blonde. His partner, Chessa, is a vampire, and she knows something is off about Natalie. But her dire warnings can't keep Rene out of Natalie's bed. (AVON RED, Apr., 320 pp., $13.95)
Reviewed by: 
Gail Pruszkowski