Vampires, cowboys and werewolves, oh my! McCarty has done an amazing job with this alternate reality paranormal romance. Her hero comes from a family of Civil War-era outlaws who never gave up their Southern manners. So engrossing, it's hard to remember that this is just a story.
A vampire civil war has female vamps being plucked from their homes and imprisoned by Sanctuary to create a super race. So when Renegade Jared finds Raisa cornered by two hostile vampires, he knows exactly what to do: Stop them and save the girl. But Raisa is a woman who doesn't want saving; she has a mission of her own. She won't stop even if handsome Jared makes himself her bodyguard. The only question is, how is she going to guard her heart? (BERKLEY SENSATION, Apr., 360 pp., $15.00)