RISES THE NIGHT
Blending Buffy the Vampire Slayer with vampire lore, Gleason continues the Gardella Vampire Chronicles in style, using sunny Italy as a backdrop, the world of Lord Byron for atmosphere and adding heart-stopping scenes and sexual tension. With numerous twists, she leaves you hanging, eagerly awaiting the next installment.
Shifting between the dark world and society soirees, she walks a fine line between good and evil. Upon learning of a new threat from the Queen of the Vampire's son, Victoria leaves the relative safety of England for Italy, where the immortals wait for the perfect moment to take over the world. As she fights evil and the betrayal of one she trusts, she is joined by an unlikely ally, Sebastian Vioget. She will have to place her trust, her life and perhaps her heart in his hands. (Signet eclipse, Jun., 352 pp., $6.99)