Great Reading! These are vampire 'people' living their somewhat unusual and complicated lives. Deirdre and her fellow vampires behave as if they had personalities - character instead of caricature. Deirdre is still working out what being a vampire means to her, as is Mitch and her other companions on this dark journey. This makes the tales absorbing and believable without the theatrics that other authors often use. I found "Blood of My Blood" quite readable but I would still suggest reading the earlier novels if they can be found.