I was really only prepared to give this book a three based on my preconceived notions of vampires and the over the top sex. I then thought it over and changed my mind. This was actually a very good vampire story albeit a little different than normal. It is vicious, sexy, violent and smart. I have to give kudos to Ms. Jefferson for her knowledge and research. I will look for more of her work. Warning...the sex descriptions include in detail descriptions, homosexuality and violence. It reminded me somewhat of Poppy Z. Brite's style.