cover image In the Company of Vampires

In the Company of Vampires

Katie MacAlister, Signet, $7.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-0-451-23160-4

This adult sequel to MacAlister's YA paranormals Got Fangs? and Circus of the Darned follows Francesca, ex-girlfriend and perforce soul mate of the ultra-hot vampire Benedikt, as she tries to live her own life. After rescuing her roommate from Norse god Loki's evil minions, Fran heads to the GothFaire in Germany in search of her missing mother. When she finds Ben with evil Naomi, she flips out. While resolving her emotional issues with Ben, she stumbles on one of her mother's secrets and meets Ben's shape-shifting brother, David, who has problems of his own. European myths get a workout in Fran's wisecracking narrative, at its best when her lusty Viking ghost guardians are on the scene. The pace is so fast and the sex so hot that the reader scarcely notices the lack of emotional, setting, or character depth. (Nov.)