Great start with this series spin-off. Leila, Vlad's love interest is a human with special skills that resulted from a freak accident which left her with the ability to elctrically zap people. She also gets flashes from objects and nasty visions of their deaths, their worst sins, and if living their present and possibile future. She has alienated herself from her family and uses her gymnastic skills as an act with her partner Marty, a 4 ft vampire. Her abilities have attracted Vlad's enemy who has her kidnapped so he can locate Vlad and kill him. Of course, Vlad rescues her which leads to his pursuit to de-flower her and locate this enemy who dared to attack Vlad Tepesh. Don't they know he Dracula, the man of legends, the impaler? Loved Vlad and liked how Leila's character evolves into someone not to be underestimated. The book moves at a good pace and action filled. Will admit the ending made say what? Definitely looking forward to the next book.