"Fabulous romantic conflict and conflict in the Vampire community"
It's a great book. It's not a romance per se, in that the
hero and heroine are already together and in the middle of
a relationship at the beginning of the book. So you don't
get any of that
that makes up the bulk of a romance. What you do get,
however, is a fabulous romantic conflict, because the hero
and heroine's relationship can't progress any further -- if
he turns her into a vampire, they can no longer have a
relationship, and he can't be as intimate as she'd like
because he fears if he does he might turn her into a
vampire -- unless one or both of them radically alter their
world views. In the meantime, they have to hunt down a
rogue vampire, recover a Hollywood tell-all vampire
screenplay, and try to keep a lid on the seething,
simmering anger, resentment, and passion of the Los Angeles
Dunne / November, 2000
Copyright © 2000 for PNR Reviews
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 5, 2001
No vampire dares hunt without official sanction of the
Enforcer - to do so means death. No exceptions, but it's
been a long, long time since the last hunt. The natives,
as they say, are getting restless. Selim, the Enforcer, is
called in to approve a hunt. The prey, of course, are
human. Selim job is keeping the clans under control while
deciding how many will be hunted, when, where, and by
No one is going to be happy with his decision.
If that isn't enough challenge, Selim has other problems.
There are those who resent his authority and would love to
see him replaced. One of his clan leaders has a half human
child that other clans want dead. Then there's the movie
script being written with him as the lead vampire. Not
only is this breaking a cardinal rule, it could mean the
destruction of their race. Selim must show absolute power
and strength at all times or his life could be forfeit.
Having a human female who's also psychic as a lover isn't
always the bonus you would think. It all works out in the
end - sort of. Since this is the first book in a series
you can expect some strings left untied.