by Katie MacAlister

May 2006
ISBN: 0-451-21823-X
Reviewer Graphic Button Signet Books
Mass Market Paperback

Paen Scott is given two choices, find a particular monkey statue called The Jilin God or his motherís soul belongs to a demon. Not the sort of thing one would expect to hear, but Paen is a Dark One, a vampire that was born without a soul. To him, demons are not nice and this one has given him a mission that he canít push off onto one of his brothers. He has only five days before the deadline. Unfortunately Paen has no idea where to look for the missing statue, but where there is a will there is a way. Enter Samanatha Cross.

Samantha Cross is a former Diviner, who happened to get kicked out of the Order because of a mishap and just opened a private investigation firm. Sam, who is also a half-elf and good at finding things, is chosen to be the one to find Paenís missing statue. And that is when things start to go a little off-kilter for Sam and Paen. Shots start to get fired, lies come unraveled and secrets are revealed. On top of that, Sam may very well Paenís Beloved, the one woman who can give him back his soul, if he will even admit that there is more going on between the two of them than just bedroom play.

This is a laugh a riot story. Samantha, Paen and the whole zany cast of characters makes this an invigorating and steamy story. Things arenít what they seem to be, in more ways than one, and twists and turns are the way of life in Even Vampires Get the Blues. I have been a fan of this series since the first story came out, and I am happy to say that this new induction into the series is going to keep me on pins and needles until the next one comes out. If you are in the mood for a comedy with chills, thrills and heat, than look no further.

Reviewed in April 2006 by Angel.

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