KISS OF THE NIGHT
Having hunted the vampire-like daimons for centuries, Dark-Hunter Wulf Tryggvason never expected to be charged with protecting a princess from their cursed race. The Apollites are the cursed people who live until only 27. Cassandra Peters is half Apollite and rapidly approaching her 27th birthday. From birth she's been hunted by the daimons, who believe the legend—that if Cassandra, the last descendant of the sun god Apollo dies, they will be cured. What they don't understand is that if Cassandra dies, so will the sun.
This new chapter in the Dark-Hunter saga takes an unusual turn as Kenyon casts a sympathetic eye on the Apollites. Up to this point they have been semi-villains, but now Kenyon adds shades of gray to this complex world. Without question, this is one of the genre's most fascinating, distinctive and mesmerizing paranormal series. (Apr., 384 pp., $6.99)
Jill M. Smith