'I remember screaming very loudly. In TV shows, that's where the ad break comes in, while some ninny is screaming her head off. No ad breaks in real life, though.'
'Lissa Wilson has seen more than enough death in her family, so when people start being savagely killed whenever she has a night out in Melbourne with her beautiful new boyfriend, she's determined to investigate and to make the killing stop. Even when she realises the murders must be the work of a vampire.
'Things have been looking up for this librarian and 21st century geekgirl, but the murders make her remember why she prefers books to people. People leave you. People can die.
'She finds herself teaming up with the painfully awkward Gary to get to the undead heart of the matter. But there are more challenges in store than Gary's appalling fashion sense.
'The idea of living forever can be a big temptation for someone who has lost so much.'
Source: Back cover blurb.
'Lissa Wilson's world turned upside-down a year ago.
'People she cared about - one she could have loved - were murdered. By vampires. They tried to kill her, too.
'On the plus side, she made a new friend. Gary Hooper might be Melbourne's (or maybe the world's) least impressive vampire, but he may be her best friend, ever.
'Without meaning to, he changed her and he taught her the value of her life. Knowing Lissa has changed Gary, too, even though he's not really sure what it means. It doesn't mean that Gary doesn't have secrets, though. Secrets that might end their friendship, if Lissa ever learned about the services he provides the undead community.
'And what's an ordinary geekgirl librarian to do when hardcore vampire killers begin killing off Melbourne's vampire population, and her undead bestie is on the hit list? Should she throw herself in mortal danger, despite having no battle skills, let alone supernatural strength?
'Lissa risks everything to protect someone who should be perfectly capable of protecting himself. And Gary finds that the ways he's changing might make him more human - if they don't get him killed.
'Everyone has secrets; everyone gets trapped by their history. How many can learn how to change? How many will live long enough to try?'
Source: Narelle M. Harris's website, http://www.narrellemharris.com/