Night of the Vampires
- Heather Graham
Ecopy curtsy of netgallery & Harlequin
As a soldier, Cole Granger fights to restore peace to a world divided by war and evil. His extraordinary talents are enlisted to prevent the president’s horrific premonition from becoming reality. Nothing—and no one—will stop him from fulfilling his duty. Especially the mysterious young woman who claims to be his comrade’s sister. Enemy or ally, he can’t yet determine. But one thing he knows for certain is that he must keep her close. Very close.
Megan Fox’s quest to uncover a family secret leads her to the center of vampire riots in West Virginia. To find the answers she needs—and clear herself of suspicion—she must join forces with Cole. They work undercover to bring justice, but they can’t disguise the potent attraction and need that draw them together. Yet trust doesn’t come easily for Cole…and when Megan unearths the grim, dark truth, can she trust him to believe her?
I’ve read few other Heather Graham books in the past but I don’t remember enjoying them as much I did Night of the Vampires! It became obvious early on that this is a sequel with characters referencing earlier events that I wasn’t aware off. This didn’t really impact the story too much, but might help expanding some of the secondary characters as the action is very much focused on Cole and Megan.
I didn’t realise at first that this was a historical fiction – set around the time of the American Civil War, and era I only have vague awareness of. While I can’t vouch for the historical accuracy of the events, it felt real to me and I loved the idea of a second war that both sides have to fight occurring behind the scenes of the major battles. Despite the historical setting the hero and heroine are very modern people who are equals and learning to trust each other despite their differences. The romance is believable and develops well – I want my own Texas sheriff to come home to! There is plenty of action throughout and a twist that while guessable was still enjoyable.
It may not the best story of all time but I had great fun without having to think too much – you get exactly what it says on the cover! I’m going to have to look out for some more Heather Graham as a pleasant way of spending a few hours.
Recommended for fans of Tales of the Sazi. 7.5 out of 10.