Prepare yourself for a tantalizing mixture of romance, the world of the supernatural and Italian food.
Yes, I said Italian food. Smith was so enamored with Bram Stoker’s Dracula that she recreated his Texan Quincey P. Morris. Her Quincie is a teenage girl in love with a half-breed werewolf, Kieren. A young man she has spent nearly her whole life enraptured with.
It’s one hit after another though as everything in her life begins to change. While attempting to alter the family Italian restaurant from Fat Lorenzo’s into Sanguini’s, an establishment that caters to vampires, someone very close to Quincie is brutally murdered.She’ll have to ask herself whether she has been smart trusting the people she does.
I don’t want to ruin any of the surprises waiting for you in these pages, but I will leave you with these parting words: Be careful what answer you give when asked, “Are you prey or predator?”
Review by Stacey Cook
Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith is available at Simple Pleasures Books: http://www.alibris.com/stores/spbooks?slr_ref=spbooks and other indie bookstores and retailers.