Jess & Lucius
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
Marrying a vampire definitely doesn't fit into Jessica Packwood's senior year "get a life" plan.
Enter a bizarre new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu who claims Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth and he's her long-lost fiance. He's arrogant, offficious, embarrassingly overprotective, and, well, incredibly hot.
Armed with a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire's Guide to Dating, Health and Emotions, Jessica tries to imagine the transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But just when things start to heat up with Lucius, a devious cheerleader sets her sights on him.
Soon Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war - and save Lucius's soul from eternal damnation. All of which leaves her to wonder: Wouldn't life be easier if she could just fall for a nice mortal boy?
"The romance sizzles, the plot develops ingeniously and suspensefully, and the satire sings." - Publishers Weekly Starred Review
"Romance buffs will find the ultimate pairing of Lucius and Jessica absolutely irresistible." - The Bulletin
"Fantaskey's fast-paced story is full of plot twists and turns that keep readers guessing until the very end." - School Library Journal
Jessica Rules the Dark Side
When Jessica Packwood found out she was a Romanian vampire princess, she had the shock of her teenage life. Turns out that was the easy part.
Now, married to Prince Lucius Vladescu, she has to claim her throne and convince a vampire nation she's fit to be their queen. But Jess can't even order a decent meal from her castle's Romanian staff, let alone deal with devious undead subjects who would love to see her fail.
And when Lucius is accused of murdering a vampire Elder and imprisoned without the blood he needs, Jessica finds herself alone, fighting for both their survivals.
Desperate to clear her husband's name and win his release, Jess enlists the help of her best friend, Mindy Stankowicz, and Lucius's mysterious Italian cousin, Raniero Lovato. But both of them are keeping some dark secrets. Can Jess figure out who to trust - and how to rise to power - before she loses everything, including the vampire she loves?