There are a lot of vampire stories out there, some funny, some dark, some erotic, and some suspenseful. It can take quite a feat of will to choose among them, but sometimes that certain cover can make a book jump off a shelf.


First Drop of Crimson first called my name because of that delicious image on the front. Who was that black-jacket-clad gentleman with the bedroom eyes and dangerous air? 


It turned out that his name was Spade, and I'd unwittingly entered a world of Master vampires, demons with vendettas, and one grieving human determined to put a deadly encounter with both behind her. Almost as soon as I started reading, I was hooked. After devouring the love story between Spade and Denise, a widow mourning the choices that got her human husband killed, it was on to Eternal Kiss of Darkness, a tale about an ancient Egyptian vamp named Mencheres.


The best part about this series is that it's a spin-off! There are four other books just waiting for me, tales of a half-vampire huntress named Cat and the creature she loves, a walking dead man named Bones.


If you're interested, and you should be, come talk with Jeaniene. She's telling us where she came up with all these fascinating characters, what's next in her Night Huntress landscape, and which of her creations she'd spend a long, lonely evening with.


And while you're at RR, don't forget to tell us what you're reading, what you recommend, and how many of today's new releases you're interested in.




Melanie Murray is the moderator of Romantic Reads,'s all-romance all-the-time community forum.


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