I'm very much looking forward to this book because of its connection to Hauf's Seducing the Vampire. It's not quite a direct sequel; in fact, the protagonist of Forever Vampire was introduced only in the last few pages of StV. But the lore is there, and some of the things that transpired in the first book will almost certainly have immense bearing on the events of this one. The simple fact is I really enjoyed StV (here's my review of the book), and look forward to being able to revisit that world. Sure, StV was mostly historical fiction, and this book is most likely all contemporary...but that makes things even more exciting and epic, in my opinion! ^_^Vail the Unwanted is a pure-blood vampire. But raised in Faery, he has neither home nor peace, and when his aid is sought in the recovery of a priceless diamond gown, his price is information. Specifically the whereabouts of his accursed father. His goal is revenge, and the supernaturally sexy Lyric, the icy blond vampiress with whom he must work, is a distraction he can't afford.
Outwardly as cold as the diamond dress in which she was kidnapped, Lyric has her own secrets. Desperate to break free from her criminal family, she aligns herself with the brooding Vail. Together they seek justice while each secretly works for freedom and a fresh start. For Lyric that means holding herself apart, even from the smoldering blue-eyed Vail. For Vail, it means a battle to the death for revenge—and for a temptress he can't deny.
Michele Hauf had mentioned in one of her blog posts that "Vail is one of my favorite heroes so far." That's a strong endorsement if I ever heard one. I adored Rhys from StV, but I'm all for falling even harder for another one of Hauf's delicious heroes.
Forever Vampire is currently scheduled for release on April 19, 2011 by HQN.