A TASTE OF DARKNESS

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The creativity and humor of Bangs' outrageously sexy paranormal tale is
topnotch and consistently excellent.
Her over-the-top scenarios are rich with adventure, fun and laughter. A guaranteed mood lifter!

Ancient vampire Reinn Mackenzie just wants to be left alone. Being forced by the Clan Council to become the Guardian of the Blood just ticks him off, but now he has no choice -- he must kill any vampire who would mate with a shapeshifter.

Reinn's first victim is Alan Mackenzie, who is planning a wedding to a werecat at the aptly named Woo Woo Inn. Arriving incognito, Reinn discovers that powerful cosmic troublemakers Sparkle Stardust and Ganymede are temporary innkeepers. He also discovers an alarmingly attractive werecat, Kisa.

While trying to find a way out of his undesired duty, Reinn and Kisa learn that someone is trying to force Kisa to change against her will into her animal form. Since Kisa's form is that of an untamed sabertooth tiger, that would be a very bad thing. And Sparkle and Ganymede are not pleased that someone is messing up their careful plans -- and you don't want to mess with ticked-off troublemakers.

(May, 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith