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Francesca (Cesca) Marinelli is a 227-year-old vampire who was recently unearthed from her crypt below a Victorian mansion in St. Augustine, FL. With the help of her friends, she's adjusting to 21st-century life, but her knowledge of the history of St. Augustine makes her uniquely qualified as a guide for ghost tours of the city. When a member of the vampire-hating Covenant organization causes trouble on one of her tours, Cesca is a bit shaken up; after a vampire-loving French newlywed turns up dead in the ocean, she becomes a suspect. Enter special investigator Deke Saber, a paranormal expert whose detective side wants to solve the case and whose protective side wants to save Cesca from the Covenant. Haddock's alternate world is more quirky than dark, with Cesca learning how to surf and drinking bottled "Starbloods" rather than biting humans. An unresolved subplot involving a giant cat, a wizard, and an entity known as The Void is a clear indication that this will be an ongoing series. Readers who enjoy MaryJanice Davidson's chick-lit/paranormal "Undead" series will find La Vida Vampire a worthy readalike. Recommended for public libraries.