Sunny raises the bar with this latest installment of her series, which is quickly becoming a guilty addiction. Mona Lisa is evolving as an appealing heroine -- bold, brave and sexy as sin. Here, she finds herself in real danger, and there's plenty of action, as well as the hot sex readers have come to expect.

Mona Lisa is the mixed- blood queen of the Monere, the Children of the Moon; her domain is the Louisiana bayou. On the night of the vernal equinox, she gathers her people under the full moon, but instead of drawing its replenishing white light, darkness envelops her and she's transported to the realm of the damned.

Can she survive being captured by a gargoyle warlord and being possessed by the evil queen, Mona Louisa, who shares her body? (BERKLEY, Jan., 304 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Gail Pruszkowski