The ability to combine humor with action and romance is both a gift and a skill, and without question Bardsley has both. With its snarky and offbeat wit, her long-running Broken Heart, Okla., series continues to delight, but it is also laced with real emotion. Archaeologist Moira Jameson’s newest dig is about to place her in the center of a scheme that could destroy the world as we know it. Things are about to get deliciously weird indeed!

Archaeologist Moira and her assistant Dove are attempting to fulfill Moira’s grandfather’s dream of finding the location of an ancient tomb when they are assaulted. That their attacker, Karn, is a vampire is a bit mind-blowing. When they are saved by a sexy werewolf named Drake and some other vamps, Moira and Dove are suddenly thrust into the paraworld. Everyone is after the missing tomb that contains two hibernating ancient vamps and the “ambrosia” buried with them. Sadly it appears to be Moira’s fate to find them. But can she survive her “destiny?” (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Apr., 320 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith