Add the name Michele Bardsley to the ranks of talented paranormal authors who wield humor as a deft weapon.
Told in first person, and with a biting sense of humor, this amusing take on vampire life focuses on the highs and lows of adapting to new circumstances. Both the characters and the world scenario offer loads of possibilities for further adventures, which means there are many
more hours of reading pleasure ahead!

Single mother Jessica Matthews takes out the trash and winds up dead, attacked by a starving vampire. Waking up sucking on an extremely handsome man is a perk, but the no-sunlight thing is a definite downer. With little choice but to adapt to her sudden change in circumstances, Jessica is startled to learn that her small Oklahoma town is being turned into paranormal central.

And wouldn't you know that politics has reared its ugly head: There's a war being waged between the Consortium of vampires and a group calling itself the Wraith. Jessica already has enough on her plate, trying to raise two kids and deciding if she wants to bond herself to hunky vampire Patrick O'Halloran for the next century. (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Sep., 352 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith