Synopses & Reviews
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, as dawn 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.
"McKinley knows very well---and makes her [audience] believe---that 'the insides of our own minds are the scariest things there are.'" ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review
In her first novel for adults, the Newbery Medalist and bestselling author pens an exciting, beautifully written, erotic addition to the popular vampire genre.
About the Author
Robin McKinley's other books include the Newbery Award-winning "The Hero and the Crown"; Newbery Honor Book "The Blue Sword; Sunshine; Spindle's End; Rose Daughter; Deerskin; The Outlaws of Sherwood;" and the short story collections "The Door in the Hedge; A Knot in the Grain and Other Stories;" and, with her husband, the author Peter Dickinson, "Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits". She lives in England with her husband, three whippets, and over five hundred rosebushes.Laural Merlington has performed and directed for 30 years in regional theaters throughout the country. She has recorded over 100 audiobooks, including many by Fern Michaels, and is the recipient of several AudioFile Magazine Earphone Awards. In addition to her extensive theater and voiceover work, Laural teaches college in her home state of Michigan.