Grace Michaels and her boss, Naomi "Nim" Wei, travel to a
Texas ranch to enlist Christian Durand in Nim's new vampire
movie, "I Was a Teenage Vampire." Christian, a real-life
vampire, recognizes Grace as a love lost to him for nearly
five centuries. For this reason, he agrees to act in the
Grace, having been severely beaten in the past by her
vicious father, and declared dead for seven minutes,
remembers nothing of the memories retained by Christian.
Grace is human and not subject to the ways of the vampires.
Neither does she know that Nim is the evil Queen of the
Vampires. Christian recognizes in many of his co-stars
their previous lives prior to being slain and reborn.
Convincing Grace and getting her to recall her life as an
angel following her brief death is Christian's entire goal
for re-establishing his life with his soul mate.
I found the reading of ANGEL AT DAWN fairly complex at
times. Many characters were introduced with both present
and past lives. The subject of Upyrs was
interesting, but certainly different in this story than
those I have read in the past. Very explicit and erotic
sexual scenes are throughout the story. These scenes are
much more graphic than most I have read.
No woman should forget her soulmate, yet Grace Gladwell
remembers nothing of Christian Durand, the medieval
soldier she captivated during a fractured moment in time—
when she was just a specter, a heartbeat away from death.
Then, Grace could have been Christian’s savior. Now, she’s
a symbol of more betrayals than he can count. He knows
he’d be better off not remembering . . . except for the
scrap of his broken heart that still longs to believe in
Christian certainly shouldn’t get tangled up with his
other nemesis, Nim Wei. Five hundred years haven’t made
the vampire queen any more trustworthy. Now she wants to
rule Hollywood as a film director, with Christian her next
big star. Grace is her secret weapon in recruiting
Christian to take the role. Hoping to direct herself,
Grace has been playing unwitting student to Nim Wei’s
seemingly kind mentor. One encounter with Christian’s
smoldering bad-boy charisma convinces Grace her teacher is
even smarter than she gave her credit for.
Too bad for all of them that fiction—and film—can be as
strange as truth. Nothing and no one are what they seem in
this seductive vampire movie, least of all the people who
are trying to survive making it.