Design Image, 15.95, 219 pp.
All she ever wanted was someone who appreciated and cherished her. Instead, every male she ever met and went out with could be classified as card-carrying members of the 4F club (not the selective service interpretation). Being thirty seven and alone has driven Allison Garrett to seek men at the Silver Concho Saloon, but Seth is different than any man she ever met before. Not that he really cares, but he leaves Allison as everyone else has, but this time the man's nips, nibbles, and tucks change her into a vampire.
Allison sees her new hunger for men from a different light (or is that dark?). Starting with a pick-up at her favorite bar, Allison plans “to suck males dry”. When Mica “Chosen Preacher to the People” Poke meets Allison, he falls for her, even though she is a messenger from the dark side. However, the nights in Los Angeles turn ugly, as a vampire group wants to perform the dance of the dead on Mica and Allison.
NIGHT PRAYERS is an amusing urban vampire tale that horror readers who enjoy a twist of humor and satire in their novels will find quite entertaining. The story line is a romp through the underside of Los Angeles, but what makes P.D. Cacek's book enticing is the characters. Allison is a desperate loser until she receives her otherworldly powers that grant her the ability to strike out at all those 4F men who dumped her over the years. However, her troubles do not vanish. They change. This is an enticing vampire tale that will send readers seeking other works by this Stroker winning author.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner