This is the first book in the Dorina Basarab, Dhampir series by Karen Chance.
Dorina Basarab is a dhampir - half-human, half-vampire. Unlike most dhampirs, though, Dory has managed to maintain her sanity. Now Dory's vampire father has come to her for help - again. Her Uncle Dracula (yes, the Dracula), cruelest among vampires, has escaped his prison. And her father wants Dory to work with gorgeous master vampire Louis-Cesare to put him back there.
Although Dory prefers to work alone, Dracula is the only thing that truly scares her - and when she has to face him, she'll take all the help she can get.
I've read the Cassie Palmer series by Karen Chance and if you are familiar with that series, you will be surprised by this one - especially when you find out who Dory's Dad is. LOL
Dory is a tough, no nonsense kind of gal, dhampir aside. Being shunned by the supernatural world - they consider her to be a mistake that should not have survived the first moments of birth - Dory is naturally a loner and considering the dhampir rages that sometimes overtake her, that is a good thing. Vampires hate and fear her, with good reason - she hunts and kills them (only the bad ones) and because of who her father is - well that can sometimes pose a problem......
I really enjoyed this book and hope that Ms. Chance is going to make a series out of it. It is fast paced and full of action with an awesome butt kicking main character. I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars. :)