THE CARE AND FEEDING OF STRAY VAMPIRES received a very nice review from Booklist.
Iris Scanlon, of Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, is parenting her 17-year-old orphaned sister, and running her company, Beeline, which helps vampires plan their weddings and run their errands, particularly those that can only be done during daytime. While dropping a contract by the home of a new client, Iris finds him on the kitchen floor. Seriously weakened by poison, Cletus Calix, called Cal, a vampire secret agent on the trail of someone who has concocted a drug that creates extreme bloodlust and violent tendencies in vampires, persuades Iris to hide him in her house until he is stronger. Even though Iris’ clients are vampires, she likes to keep her distance, but she desperately needs the money. Iris’ degree in botany and passion for plants help Cal in his investigation as the two start falling in love despite their differences. Harper’s feel-good novel is great beach reading, filled with clever humor, snark, silliness, and endearing protagonists It all adds up to an enjoyable combination of suspense and lighthearted romance.