Monday, June 21, 2010

Cabot spins own sequel to Bram Stoker's classic

"Insatiable" (William Morrow, $22.99), by Meg Cabot: Trouble is brewing in the Big Apple, and Meena Harper is at the heart of it. Barely making ends meet as a writer for a soap opera called "Insatiable," Meena is told that her show is going in a new direction. To satisfy pop culture demands and compete with a rival soap, she is forced to create a story line where vampires reign in "the cult of monster misogyny."

Meena is no stranger to the paranormal. She has the gift of precognition and can sense when and how someone will die. Although it has saved her loved ones on more than one occasion, it is an ability that has cursed her throughout her life.

When women start showing up dead and drained of blood in New York, the mysterious Romanian Prince Lucien Antonescu arrives to investigate the killings. Lucien must find the killer before the humans discover that real vampires are walking among them. After saving Meena from a swarm of bats, Lucien is intrigued that he can't easily read this mortal's mind. And when their paths cross again, he decides to make Meena his minion.

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