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"An Edge of Your Seat Vampire Read!"

Lanie Weber receives news that her father a scientist studying a rare legendary life form in South America, has died. Deeply saddened by this news she prepares to fly down and see for herself, as she did not have that opportunity when her mother died. She needed to see him one last time for closure. Unfortunately she has to take a chartered flight and Lanie hates to fly. She also didn't bargain for the fact her pilot would be a drop-dead ex-Navy SEAL with an attitude to match.

However any attraction or romance have to take a backseat right now as Lanie arrives at the laboratory in the middle of the jungle and does not find her father but rather many dead bodies and a stone statue of the legendary Chupacabra outside in a cage. Curiosity gets the better of Lanie as she releases the cage door to get a closer look. Unfortunately, the sun has set and the now stone Chupacabra is alive and breathing. Noticing this, Mac Knight's training kicks in as he tries to save her from being eaten. Luckily Mac is just in time to save Lanie but not himself as the Chupacabra turns on him. Lanie manages to scare off the creature and pull Mac to safety, where she spends the rest of the night trying to save his life from the massive blood loss he suffered.

The story explodes as Lanie and Mac soon find out that both her father and another rogue ex-Navy SEAL, Lance Burton, are still roaming the earth as the undead... vampires. Ms. Popp does a great job of creating her own spin on the vampire tale giving it a real contemporary twist. And so the adventure unfolds as both Lanie's father and Lance Burton manage to get back to the states taking the Chupacabra with them. However what Lance doesn't realize is that while Mac is not undead he does have many of the vampire traits and strengths to put up a good fight.

This is an interesting and fast paced read. The characters are solid and believable. I found I was very eager for the bad guy to get his due and to learn more about the Chupacabra. To me this book seemed to be setting the stage for future writings so the romance between Lanie and Mac seems more secondary to this story but still sweet! Definitely worth checking out this novel as Robin T. Popp has once again proved she is a solid author and here to stay.

Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted November 5, 2006

SUMMARY

OUT OF THE DARKNESS

Lanie Weber isn't afraid of danger. As a volunteer firefighter, this seemingly mild-mannered librarian has faced life-or-death situations before-and survived. But she has no idea what's waiting for her in the dark Amazon jungles…in the staring eyes of a mysterious statue…and in the strong arms of a seductive stranger.

OUT OF THE SHADOWS

Veteran pilot Mac Knight has vowed to help Lanie find out what has happened to her scientist father. But at Dr. Weber's secret research lab, they find only five dead bodies-and a bloodsucking creature believed to live solely in legends. The nightmare, however, is real. When Mac is attacked and bitten, Lanie fights to keep him alive. When he presses his lips to her throat, she yields to his touch. And when his teeth graze her flesh, she hungers for more…

OUT OF THE NIGHT

 

Out of the Night
(Night Slayer: Book 1)
by Robin T. Popp

Warner Books (Forever)
September 1, 2005
ISBN #0446616265
EAN #9780446616263
368 pages
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Other Books by
Robin T. Popp

The Reckoning
The Haunting
Lord of the Night
The Darkening
Tempted in the Night
Seduced by the Night
Too Close to the Sun


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