With a disposition worthy of a rottweiler, Ava Markham is no sweet, retiring miss in this Novel of the Others. Warren piles on the humor as two people used to getting their own way go head to head. The sparks do fly!

Even though her close friends have all become part of the Others world, Ava has clung to her antagonism toward all those she calls monsters. So it's highly ironic that Ava falls victim to a rogue vampire.

Vladimir "Dima" Rurikovich is on special assignment from the European Council of Vampires when he stumbles across a vampire attack. Although Ava was drained by the rogue, she managed to bite him and now is undergoing the change. Dima gives Ava his blood to ease the transition. To say that Ava is torqued when she awakens is a major understatement. Becoming part of a world she despised is bad enough; having a deranged vampire princess demanding her allegiance takes the cake. (ST. MARTIN'S, Apr., 352 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith