Although Selena definitely feels attracted to the vampire Istvan, she is very resentful of the fact that she doesn't like him and she didn't ask for this life--being tied to him permanently. She has joined an online group of other vampire companions who feel the same. When one of them shows up in Chicago, demanding that Selena help, Selena is a little freaked out by the crazy woman. As she discovers how the woman was driven insane by an old vampire taking over her vampire's nest, Selena becomes even more determined to "revamp" the companion system. However, when she discovers that the same vampire that drove the other companion crazy intends to take Selena's cousin, she has to kick the revolution into high gear. So she and the other rebel companions set out to kill off the vampire that is trying to get to Selena's cousin ... or does he just want Selena?
This report prepared by Sarrah
Ace, Oct 2000, 5.99, 272 pp.
Istvan was born a dhampire, having been the issue of a vampire father and a mortal mother. When he grew into his powers he became a ferocious vampire hunter killing as many of them as he could. He was turned into a vampire against his will, which made him hate vampires even more. For the next five hundred years he became the Vampire Council's chief enforcer, a lone wolf who let no one get close to him.
In modern day Chicago, he met his soul mate, Selena Crawford and they exchanged blood making her his companion. Not wanting anyone to get too close to him, he left her alone for two years until unsanctioned vampire killings brought them back together. When the killer is brought to justice, Istvan intends to walk away but he doesn't realize that Selena has some powers of her own.
LAWS OF THE BLOOD: COMPANIONS is a juicy and tasty novel that whets the appetite for more works in this dynamite series. Susan Sizemore has created a believable new universe of the supernatural set in modern day America that will appeal to readers who like the works of Laurell K Hamilton and Tonya Huff. This supernatural romantic thriller is guaranteed to leave the reader hungering for the next work in this series.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner