We talk often about how the love between Tucker and Lizzie is a central theme in The Cowboy and Vampire Thriller Series. When people ask us to summarize the books, we usually say “a love story” – a funny, gothic, page-turning, apocalyptic, adventurous love story with a redneck western slant, but a love story nevertheless. Between a cowboy (Tucker) and a vampire (Lizzie). But in Blood and Whiskey, there’s another love story that can stand on its own. The love story between Elita and Virote. Elita is a beautiful, bored and bitchy vampire who revels in being evil. Virote is a human under the protection of – and in service to – Rurik, a senior vampire. Virote falls head over heels in love with Elita the moment she sees her. To her own surprise, even chagrin, Elita is eventually transported by Virote’s unconditional ardor and naive charm. We were pleased when a recent reviewer commented on the love (lust?) between Virote and Elita. They are among our favorite characters. Read more about this hot couple at the book blog Reading Lark After Dark.