Chosen by Blood

Virna DePaul, Berkley Sensation, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-0-425-24154-7
Tensions and emotions run high between supernatural creatures in this mixed-bag series launch. Human FBI special agent Felicia Locke has spent years fighting her attraction to half-vampire Knox Devereaux. When Knox and Felicia are assigned to a newly formed Para-Ops group, proximity heightens their desire. Felicia and Knox are teamed up with four Otherborn and sent on a mission to retrieve an antidote that could once more make human blood palatable to the starving vampire race. The assembly and interaction of the team members gives the story an entertaining "Dirty Dozen" feel, but their constant bickering soon grows tiresome. DePaul offers up an intriguing world rife with moral dilemmas and mistrust, undermined by an abrupt ending that leaves too many questions unanswered. (May)
Reviewed on: 03/07/2011
Release date: 05/01/2011
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