Monday, July 16, 2007

Blood Drive by Jeanne C. Stein

Blood Drive
An Anna Strong Vampire Novel, Book 2
ACE – The Berkley Publishing Group
Jeanne C. Stein
June 26, 2007
ISBN# 978-0-441-01509-2

Anna Strong is a bounty hunter who has recently been turned vampire. Still dealing with the dramatic changes in her life, Anna is straddling the line between the mortal life she had and the vampire life she now leads. She knows that one day she’ll have to sever her mortal ties, but it won’t be easy for her giving up her partner David, her lover Max or her parents. When the woman who dated Anna’s brother at the time of his death fourteen years ago shows up during dinner with her folks, Anna has a hard time believing the wild story she shares. Still, if there’s any possibility that the woman’s daughter, Trish, is Anna’s niece she will do whatever it takes to find the truth behind her disappearance.

Forced into the world of child pornography, Trish is running from the men who want the information she now possesses. With Daniel Frey, a local teacher with some secrets of his own, and the local supernatural community on her side, Anna searches for the people out to take Trish’s life. She intends to shut down their operation and see that these men are never a threat to another child again.

Blood Drive is the second book in the Anna Strong Vampire series and as fabulously entertaining as the first. Anna is a spunky heroine who runs full steam ahead into the fray when it comes to protecting those she loves. Ms. Stein creates an exceptional world where her vampires and shapeshifters are as realistic as the mortals they live among. There’s never a dull moment for Anna, and lucky for us she takes readers along for the passionate ride.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

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