My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Romance novelist Stella is swept off her feet by a mysterious man she meets on her book tour. Unfortunately, her date is a vampire who accidentally drains enough of her blood to leave her unconscious. Stella threatens to expose his true nature unless he teaches her about the supernatural as research for her novels.
Nightwalker Sebastian agrees to Stella’s blackmail under the condition that she become his willing blood donor. Their agreement puts her in danger when Sebastian learns that someone is hunting local vampires.
Miller’s entertaining Hollywood After Dark series is peopled with interesting, well-rounded characters. The mythology guiding the vampires and other parafolk is well realized, but does little to set itself apart from other paranormal stories. The premise of vampires making wine in Napa Valley is compelling, but ultimately not used to its best advantage. While able to be read as a single title, continuity with previous books in this series is strong. Don’t miss the ones written under Miller’s erotica pseudonym, Cricket Starr.