"This book deserves a second bite."
Their mother was a voodoo priestess, but the twin
daughters Ashara and Zariaz were as different as day and
night. Ash never wanted to become involved with voodoo
while Zariaz reveled in it. On their twenty-first
birthday, Zariaz and her assistants turned her sister into
a vampire but she only killed those people who were evil.
On the other hand, Zariaz was killing musicians at such a
rapid pace that the vampire council condemned her to death.
Six decades later, Ashara sees a picture of her twin
impersonating her and she knows that Zariaz needs to
eliminate her. She is afraid, not so much for herself but
for the love of her life Liam Archer, the singer for the
up and coming rock group Darkside. As Zariaz comes
closer, the terror mounts, and Ashara forces herself to
give Liam up and join her sister in her mad quest. Liam
however is not what he seems and has no intention of
giving up the woman of his heart, no matter what he has to
do to keep her.
Staci Layne Wilson is one of the most imaginative and
refreshing writers of vampire romances of the new
millennium. Her vampires mirror people as some are good,
some are evil and some are insane. One of the cutest parts
of DARK LULLABY is Ashara's vampire cat sleeps with her in
her coffin. This book deserves a second bite.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 22, 2003
The year is 1971. Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim
Morrison are dead, all within a year of each other. Some of
the greatest, most promising musicians snatched up by the
dark specter of death. But, it was no accident of fate—they
Ashara Konrad, a rock music photojournalist, thinks she
knows who the killer is: Her own twin sister, Zariaz. She's
seen it happen before...days the music died. It began with
Ashara's first love, her mentor, Ludwig Von Beethoven.
Ashara was his "immortal beloved." His vampire lover.
Ashara fled from her sister in 1827, but a psychic
connection between the two kept them together through the
decades. Ashara knew of the curse—that 1,000 musicians had
to be sacrificed for the one Zariaz could never have.
Zariaz would drink in their talent, one and all, until she
could play the song that would make the collective soul
hers. In clusters over time, the curse was fed.
And in the Age of Aquarius, it is happening again.