Readers looking for a paranormal romance sans graphic violence and sex will be thrilled with this charming story. While the plot falls a little flat in the second half, Ashley's delightful tale is full of magic, vampires -- and, of course, love.
Journalist Savanah Gentry is fascinated by a mysterious magician she has a knack for tracking down. In fact, she rarely misses a show. Determined to interview him, she waits for him in a dark alley after a performance. Vampire Rane Cordova has been tempted by Savanah for years. Finding her waiting in the alley is almost too much for him to bear. But instead of following his instincts, he asks her on a date.
The war between the werewolves and the vampires is about to be reignited, and Savanah, who's just learned her mother was a famous vampire slayer, owns a book that names all the vampires. The werewolves are eager to get their hands on it, and Rane must protect her. Trouble is, he's a vampire and she's a slayer.
(ZEBRA, Feb., 384 pp., $6.99)