Valerie Chase is plagued by dreams. A mystical man she calls Cowboy has always been her protector as well as her lover while she slumbers. But her last larger-than-life dream turns her knight in shining armor into a horrible monster—much like the creatures who killed her parents when she was a child. She knows he isn't real, but as she prepares to fly to New York to accept a new job, a mystery man calls her house with a warning—"don't go."

Cade McKinnon is haunted by his past and a promise. He will do anything to keep Valerie safe—even end his own miserable life. His soul might burn in hell, but at least he would be honoring the oath he took as a Texas Ranger over a century before. His goal is justice—he plans to kill the man who murdered Val's family and who is still threatening the spirit of his dead sister.

The plot developments—battling vampires, a protective ghost and the ever-present balance of good and evil—keep excellent pace with the erotic delights in Angela Knight's The Forever Kiss—a book that absolutely bites with refreshing paranormal humor. (Jul., 315 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Faith V. Smith