American Summoner Allegra Telford is in London, attempting to conjure up a ghost. Allie's boss informs her that unless she gathers bona fide proof of a spiritual entity, her job is at stake. With that in mind, Allie is unwilling to let anyone or anything stand in her way. Problems arise, however, when she stumbles across what she thinks is a tormented, earthbound ghost, only to discover her subject is really a Morovian Dark One— a vampire.

Author and vampire Christian Dante is not altogether pleased when his care-fully laid trap is spoiled by a meddling Summoner. One of his friends has disappeared, and setting himself up as bait seems like a good way to find out what's going on. Christian doesn't expect that Allie might actually be his Beloved, the one person who can redeem his loneliness and dark soul.

But when Allie finally succeeds in summoning several ghosts, she inadvertently gains the attention of a dangerous band of fanatics. Now Allie and Christian have to take on a formidable demon— whether they like it or not.

Pull up a chair and settle in for a truly hilarious and exhilarating read. Revisiting characters from last year's A Girl's Guide to Vampires, this outrageously funny book is a genuine delight. Witty and wacky, this is one book you won't want to put down! (Mar., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith