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Meg Cabot
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From Publishers' Weekly:

Cabot (Princess Diaries) winningly applies her trademark likably fallible protagonists and breezy storytelling to a vampire war in New York City. TV writer Meena Harper creates fabulous plots for Insatiable, the second-highest-rated soap opera, thanks to her burdensome if lucrative psychic ability to see into the future and determine how people are going to die. And just as Insatiable is switching to a vampire theme to attract a younger demographic, a spate of chilling murders-by-exsanguination grips New York City. Enter Lucien Antonescu, a sexy, melancholic Romanian history professor/vampire who recognizes that the murders are the work of rogue vampires who have broken away from his order. (Lucien happens to be the son of Vlad the Impaler, whom Bram Stoker gave such a bad rep.) Lucien's opposition: Alaric Wulf, a sympathetic detective from the Palatine Guard, who hopes to use Meena and her prophetic gift to stop the murders and track down Lucien. Unfortunately for Alaric, Meena is a little in love with Lucien. Cabot is less concerned with creating a convincing family tree for Lucien than with creating sparks between her characters, who feel pleasantly natural even as they live alongside the vampires next door. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

A vampire war is raging in New York City, with dead bodies piling up on both sides, and Meena Harper lands right in the middle of it. The coupling of breezy storytelling and vamp soap drama in No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Cabot's ( new series starter will appeal to younger readers/listeners, but the story has little real substance. Self-centered, shallow main characters and turgid dialog are, however, mitigated by amusing situations. Actress Emily Bauer's ( girlish, dramatic vocals heighten the maudlin, romantic feel of the novel. A good match for YA listeners and fans of Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" novels. [The Morrow hc was recommended for "Cabot's fans, chick-lit followers, and crossover readers from the paranormal romance and urban fantasy genres," LJ 6/15/10.-Ed.]-Terry Ann Lawler, Phoenix P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Meena Harper
Writes for a soap opera; able to see into the future and determine how people are going to die; falls in love with Lucien.

Lucien Antonescu
History professor; recognizes that the recent serial killings are the work of rogue vampires who have broken away from his order; son of Vlad the Impaler.

Alaric Wulf
Investigating serial killings whose bodies have been drained of blood; hoping to use Meena's psychic ability to track down the killer.
Police detective

Psychic abilities

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