Enter the dark and deeply sensual world Susan Squires has created with caution, for you'll be drawn into her fascinating world.

It is at the scene of a bloody murder in London that Sarah first spies Davinoff. Compelled to stare into his eyes, she's shaken to the core. When she goes to Bath for the season, the feelings he aroused can't be forgotten. When he appears, she tries to deny her attraction to the "dark lord," but cannot resist his temptation.

Passion is dangerous for both vampire and human, thus the love that grows between Sarah and Davinoff may offer redemption or satisfy an unholy blood lust.

Ms. Squires's concept of the vampire tied to a "companion" who shares their body, is different from the worlds created by Anne Rice, Heather Graham, or Linda Lael Miller, but is no less intriguing. With its complicated plot twists, deep passion and very dark pleasures, SACRAMENT should delight those seeking a romance that's out of the ordinary. SENSUAL (Mar., 400 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin