THE SEXIEST VAMPIRE ALIVE
This is an excellent addition to Sparks’ Love at Stake series. The heroine is a good match for the hero, who is familiar from previous stories. It is nice to get to know him in depth, and it’s interesting to have a new villain introduced for the good guys to fight.
The Internet and a revealing video have Gregori Holstein meeting with the U.S. president. Striking a deal with the government to keep secret the fact that vampires and the paranormal people are real, Gregori agrees to help the president’s daughter, Abigail Tucker, in her research. Seeking to discover a cure for lupus for her mother’s sake, Abigail must get to know Gregori so she can trust him enough to accompany her on a secret mission to China to gather some rare plants. Once in China they encounter an evil that threatens mortals and immortals alike. (AVON, Oct., 384 pp., $7.99)