The Vampire Viscount AND The Devil's Bargain (Signet Regency Romance) - Karen Harbaugh Tired of reading about over privileged rogues and heroines who seem to do little more than drink tea, gossip and attend balls? Think the ton needs a good shaking up? Then imagine the thought of a vampire cavorting amongst the ton, charming the socks off of every woman he gazes at, and getting invites to the most exclusive and sought after clubs and balls. Karen Harbaugh's hero does all of these things in her story THE VAMPIRE VISCOUNT.

Leonore Farleigh, a governess with an abusive father, agrees to marry the gorgeous and secretive Lord Nicholas St. Vire to get away from her unstable home and secure a better future for her sister. What she can't figure out is why such a handsome and charming man would want to marry a lowly governess. As she begins to get to know him she comes to the conclusion that he suffers from some terrible disease that forces him to hide from the sun and her heart begins to break because she's falling in love with him and fears he doesn't have long to live.

Nicholas has reasons of his own for marrying Leonore and falling in love with her was most definitely not one of them. But fall he does and now he must do everything within his power to protect her when a jealous vampiress from his past returns.

THE VAMPIRE VISCOUNT is great book about a tortured hero who manages to come across as good-humored and charming despite his problem. He's witty and likable and I'm so glad he wasn't another one of those typical whiny vampires that I'm so sick of. He and the heroine both had a good sense of humor and I thought they were just perfect for each other. But poor Leonore does get put through the emotional wringer before the book is over. I'm going to be on the lookout for more of this author's work because she's imaginative and her writing style is a lot of fun.