Well, Nina Bangs is back after a wee absence. When we last her was Master of Ecstasy (Dorchester Publishing, just reprinted so if you missed it before grab it now!) Night Bites takes up from Master of Ecstasy. Ganymede and Sparkle Stardust, those ole time-traveling troublemakers are up to their old tricks again. When we last saw them it was 1785 and Ganymede looked like Paul Bunyon crossed with a Highland and poor sex-loving Sparkle Stardust was stuck in the body of a cat - a talking cat mind you. Ganymede was running a time-travel come to an ancient Highland castle vacation business. Only one problem, the owner of the castle one sexy vampire named, Darach Mackenzie, was still about and very unhappy the cosmic troublemakers were doing their thing in his ancestral abode.
This time the table is turned. Ganymede is stuck in the form of a cat, and Sparkle Stardust is up to her old mischief making. It's 2005 and she wants to cause trouble for Cindy Harper and Thrain Davis. This book is a delight from start to finish. I laughed from page one to the very in. It's sly, sexy and utterly a howl, showing Bangs at her very best.
Cindy Harper is the owner of the Woo Woo Inn in New Jersey. She opened the Inn six months before catering to two types of clients - the delusional or the curious. She'd redone the Victorian manor, a la Adams Family, and intentionally played to the souls seeking off the beaten path. She loves technology, because the past is something that should stay...in the past. She has werewolves, witches and vamps galore as customers. Though Cindy does wonder why it's always were-wolves and not wereducks or werebunnines! Even so, when Thrain Davis crosses her threshold she know the Highland vamp is not delusion or curious!
Sparkle is now calling herself Prada Smith and with her `pet' cat Trojan, they are troublemaking cupids, looking to cause mischief in Cindy's well order, albeit unusual life. And Thrain is the perfect temptation a.k.a. bait for Sparkle's impish fun.
This stands alone, but it's so much fun when you combine it with Master of Ecstasy (a Reviewers International Organization Award of Excellence Finalist for 2004). A must for all Bangs fans. Not a fan? Try her...you will be!