Diana London works as a city manager and part-time cop in the small Verdaville police department. She has a special legacy: Diana is Direkind, a race of werewolf shapeshifters created in case the vampire Magekind ever run amok. Diana's special skills become necessary when a female vampire arrives in town and starts to kill.

For centuries King Ansgar of the Morven Sidhe has been diligently if unsuccessfully trying to murder his brother, King Llyr Galatyn of the Cachamwri Sidhe. King Llyr has agreed to help the Magekind stamp out an evil vampire army created by the demon Geirolf, so he transports himself into the earth realm and the town of Verdaville.

Llyr also has a secondary motive for choosing this place: He has been haunted by erotic dreams of the exotic Diana. Diana is stunned to learn that handsome man in her nightly dreams is real. But with Ansgar trying to take advantage of the situation, the odds are not in their favor.

Picking up the storyline where Master of the Night left off, Knight's latest packs in tons more passion, danger and sizzling sensuality. While her novels are scorchingly hot, Knight also manages to keep the stories intriguing and balanced. (May, 336 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith