It is not how she expected to spend her vacation, but Joy Randall did agree to accompany her close friend Roxy to the Czech Republic on a vampire hunt. Both Roxy and Joy are fans of author C.J. Dante's Book of Secrets series, which chronicles the lives of Moravian Dark Ones.

When Joy and Roxy attend a goth faire being held in the Moravian highlands, they meet some men who claim to be vampires. Joy and Roxy aren't convinced, but Joy suddenly begins having unnerving flashes of another's experiences—like drinking blood. Could there be a real vampire in the vicinity? It's starting to look like it, and that vampire has decided that Joy is his long-missing soul mate. But who is the vampire? The hunky and all-too-attractive Raphael St. John, or someone else?

MacAlister has turned her ironic humor on vampire legends with terrific results. A GIRL'S GUIDE TO VAMPIRES is funny, caustic, adventurous and sexy. Quite a fun-filled combination. (Nov., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith