Once Bitten, Twice Shy: A Jaz Parks Novel

Jennifer Rardin, Author . Orbit $12.99 (291p) ISBN 978-0-316-02046-6

Rardin fuses spy girl with vampire slayer in this entertaining but derivative debut. Jasmine “Jaz” Parks, a martial artist turned vampire-hunting government agent, is assigned to protect top-notch operative Vayl, a 300-year-old vampire on the side of the good guys. As Vayl helps Jaz to hone her supernatural abilities and she tries to keep from falling for his Romanian charm, they track down a dirty senator in cahoots with Mohammed Khad Abn-Assan, a terrorist who’s making plans for a “Red Plague” spread through vampire-to-human contact. Rardin delivers all the paranormal touches that fans of Hamilton, Harris and Whedon enjoy, and Jaz’s jittery narration amuses, but the fang-filled plot, replete with action licks and paranormal theatrics, will have trouble standing out in this overcrowded field. (Oct.)

Reviewed on: 08/13/2007
Release date: 10/01/2007
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