Synopses & Reviews
From acclaimed author Robin McKinley a mesmerizing novel of supernatural desire...
"Her feet are already bleeding if you like feet..."
There are places in the world where darkness rules, where it's unwise to walk. Sunshine knew that. But there hadn't been any trouble out at the lake for years, and she needed a place to be alone for a while.
Unfortunately, she wasn't alone. She never heard them coming. Of course you don't, when they're vampires.
They took her clothes and sneakers. They dressed her in a long red gown. And they shackled her to the wall of an abandoned mansion within easy reach of a figure stirring in the moonlight.
She knows that he is a vampire. She knows that she's to be his dinner, and that when he is finished with her, she will be dead. Yet, when light breaks, she finds that he has not attempted to harm her. And now it is he who needs her to help him 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
"A gripping, funny, page-turning, pretty much perfect work of magical literature that exists more or less at the unlikely crossroads of Chocolat, Interview With the Vampire, Misery, and the tale of Beauty and the Beast." Neil Gaiman, bestselling author of American Gods and creator of The Sandman
"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..." Publishers Weekly
"McKinley opens new territory on the vampire range....I can't put her books down while I'm reading them, and...[they] carry me along for a good while after. I hope she writes more about Sunshine and her world..." Grey Walker, Green Man Review
Unfortunately, she wasn't alone. She never heard them coming. Of course she wouldn't, when they're vampires. A new direction for an already successful fantasy author.
There hadn't been any trouble out at the lake for years, and Sunshine just needed a spot where she could be alone with her thoughts.
Vampires never entered her mind. Until they found her.
In her first novel for adults, the Newbery Medalist and bestselling author pens an exciting, beautifully written, erotic addition to the popular vampire genre. "A gripping, funny, page-turning, pretty much perfect work of magical literature."--Neil Gaiman.
About the Author
Robin McKinley has won various awards and citations for her writing, including the Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown
and a Newbery Honor for The Blue Sword
. Her other books include Sunshine
; the New York Times
bestseller Spindle's End
; two novel-length retellings of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast
, Beauty and Rose Daughter
; and a retelling of the Robin Hood
legend, The Outlaws of Sherwood
. She lives with her husband, the English writer Peter Dickinson.