Midnight's Daughter (Dorina Basarab, Dhampir, Book 1)
by Karen Chance
Review by Gayle Surrette
Onyx Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780451412621
Date: 07 October 2008 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Dory Basarab is not having a great month. Her roommate and best friend, as much as anyone can be a best friend to a dhampir, Claire is missing. She's tracked down all the leads she could find, and now the only clue she has is that Michael has taken her hostage. Claire is pregnant with a dhampir, and Claire just might be on her way to being turned into a null-bomb. And, as if that wasn't bad enough, her Daddy Dearest has shown up and, if she'll take on a job for him, he just might use the resources of the Council to find Claire. It's not like Dory could refuse, at least not until she heard what the job was… From official release/information:
From back of book: Dorina (Dory) Basarab is a dhampir--half human, half vampire. Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short, very violent lives. So far Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires who deserve killing.
Now Dory's vampire father has come back into her life. Her uncle Dracula (yes, the Dracula), infamous even among vampires for his cruelty and murderous ways, has escaped his prison. And her father wants Dory to work with the gorgeous master vampire Louis-Cesare to put him back there.
Vampires and dhampirs are mortal enemies, and Dory prefers to work alone. But Dracula is the only thing on earth that truly scares her, so when Dory has to go up against him, she'll take all the help she can get.