Classified Ads WANTED: Personal assistant to Her Royal Highness. Duties: Whatever asked without hesitation, including but not limited to secretarial/administrative, household, defense, blood donation, driving, companionship, prey disposal, and love slavery. At last, Miranda is the life of the party: all she had to do was die. Elevated and adopted by none other than the reigning King of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda goes from high-school theater wannabe to glamorous royal fiend overnight. Her reckless and adoring guardian angel, meanwhile-fighting in human guise as the princess's personal assistant-has his work cut out for him with the Master's Death Day gala fast approaching. Can Zachary save his girl's soul and redeem himself before all hell arrives, quite literally, on their doorstep?
by Cynthia Leitich Smith
by Cynthia Lord
by Cynthia Rylant
by Cynthia Voigt
"The story of a fallen angel and a vampire is narrated alternately by Jesse Bernstein and Allyson Ryan as the two recount their doomed love. Miranda was never really interested in the tales of otherworldly creatures that fascinated her friend Lucy, but then she was turned into an Eternal by the vampire king. Zachary has been Miranda's guardian angel since she was born, but in one thoughtless move he revealed himself and damned her soul forever. Ryan transforms Miranda from a self-conscious theater wannabe to a bloodthirsty vampire princess. Bernstein has the harder job, and he excels at voicing the ageless Zachary as a teenager torn apart by unrequited love. Together the narrators create magic: Listeners will both love and hate Miranda as she drinks her way through Chicago's population, and the suspense is thrilling as Zachary desperately tries to figure out a way to save his undead princess. R.A. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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