NIGHT OF THE WOLVES
Buffy and Angel go west, as Graham brings the undead to Texas for an almost campy take on the genre. This is the mix for an entertaining read -- one that blends the atmosphere of a small frontier town with the terror of outlaw gangs, massacres and the appearance of vampires -- along with the prerequisite vampire slayers.
While the townsfolk band together against an unseen evil, the attraction between Cody and Alex builds, especially when Alexandra discovers the truth about her father's death and Cody's mission. Is Cody the slayer the town needs to survive, and how does Alexandra's father fit into the picture? (HQN, Dec., 350 pp., $7.99)