One evening she drives out to the lake to get away from her family, to be alone. There hasn’t been any trouble at the lake for years.
But there is trouble that night for Sunshine. She is abducted by a gang of vampires who shackle her to the wall of an abandoned mansion, within easy reach of a figure stirring in the moonlight. Sunshine knows that he is a vampire and that she is to be his dinner. Yet when dawn breaks he has not attempted to harm her.
And now he needs her help to survive the day…
“Fabulous, fascinating, and a whole lot of fun. Step into Robin McKinley’s thrilling, beautifully described world, where you will meet some interesting vampires and a lady who can deal with the creatures of the night.”
—Jayne Ann Krentz
“I had no idea that blood and dessert could go together so well. I loved it!”—Amber Benson, “Tara” on Buffy the Vampire Slayer
“Buffyesque baker Rae “Sunshine” Seddon meets Count Dracula’s hunky Byronic cousin in Newbery-Award-winner McKinley’s first adult-and-then-some romp through the darkling streets of a spooky post-Voodoo Wars world…Most of the charm of this long venture into magic maturation derives from McKinley’s keen ear and sensitive atmospherics, deft characterizations and clever juxtapositions of reality and the supernatural…McKinley knows very well—and makes her readers believe—that ‘the insides of our own minds are the scariest things there are.'”
—Publishers Weekly Starred Review