I had this book for a while in my TBR pile but avoided reading it as it was Romance and I really don't read romance. But I was pleasantly surprised. I really liked this book and would recommend it to all who enjoy paranormal/paranormal romance. Great characters and a good storyline made it a hard to put down book.
Arriving in England to connect with her late mother's estranged family and seeking answers to questions that have haunted her since childhood, research chemist Angelina Blythe Corbett is forced to come to terms with her startling heritage as she is swept up in a deadly battle between a ruthless, malevolent killer of ancient origin and the last of a noble line of legendary vampire slayers. Loosely linked to Shannon's earlier The Wolf of Haskell Hall, this compelling Gothic features not only superbly depicted primary and secondary characters but exceptionally vivid descriptions as well. Shannon skillfully weaves traditional vampire lore, including the sex-blood lust link, into the fabric of a gripping, explicitly sensual story that most fans will have difficulty putting down. Shannon has won several Romantic Times awards and lives in Georgetown, TX.
American Angelina "Angel" Blythe Corbett arrives in England seeking answers about her mother, who left Angel orphaned at a young age at the same time the "Beefsteak Killer," whose victims are all poor, young, and beautiful women found drained of blood, is terrorizing the country. Despite hearing disturbing rumors of vampires haunting the area around Blythe Hall, Angel hopes to convince her uncle to let her stay as an assistant in his science lab. After meeting Shelly Holmes (Shannon's tribute to Sherlock), who investigated lycanthropy in Shannon's previous book, The Wolf of Haskell Hall (2001), and her uncle's closest neighbor, the Earl of Trelayne, both Angel and Shelly, her new ally, are left wondering if whispers about a vampire killer might be true, because the sinfully handsome earl seems capable of casting a bewitching spell. Angel soon discovers that learning the secrets of her mother's past will bring answers she never expected. Shannon's latest paranormal historical is a wickedly fun treat for vampire romance fans. Filled with wonderfully original characters, this richly sensual story neatly blends romance and horror with dazzling results.
Vampire love story, suspense and mystery