I would categorize Kerrelyn Sparks’ latest paranormal in her vampire series, “Secret Life of a Vampire” as one of the sweeter, yet still hot, in this whole series. Her hero is more Gamma than Alpha, her heroine is an ex-beauty queen turned cop, and there’s not much blood spilled unless it comes from a glass.
The vampires in this series are divided into two camps; Malcontents who want to rule the world and feed from humans at will, and the good vamps who feed off bottled blood and battle the Malcontents. Even though this same good vamps vs bad vamps has been done over and over, Sparks adds enough twists to distinguish her series from the rest. Her good vamps have their own ‘Black Pages’, their own Vamp Network cable TV station, and their own Vampire Fusion Cuisine.
This story begins at a wild vamp bachelor party that gets raided by a pair of cops due to the noise of the bagpipes. Yes, I said bagpipes. The humor in this series isn’t just in the dialogue. I mean kilt wearing, sword-bearing, sexy vampires in New York City? Be still my heart.
Anyway, my enjoyment of this series is its refusal to bow to the popularity of the more serious and darker vein (couldn’t resist) of stories that currently abound. Fun and funny, sweet yet with enough heat to satisfy most romance readers, I confess to being hooked.