So anyway. Dad got me good. Our neighbourhood had a massive garage sale recently. Dad went walkabout and came back with what he calls 'one o them girl-fighter, vampire-funny books' (paranormal) he thought I might like. I should have known by the grin. It was the first in a series.
And yes, I went out and bought the rest in the series. What's the book? Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning.