Two tales in this volume, one a story of a dancer who works with vampires, the second a novel with a decidedly spooky serial killer, one who leave cloven hooves behind as footprints. Charlaine Harris’ short story was very good. I wasn’t so sure about Amanda Stevens’ story, but the more I read, the deeper I got into it.
(1) Dancers in the Dark by Charlaine Harris (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 4.2). Rue signs on with Blue Moon as the human half of a vampire/human dance team. Sean is the vampire she’s partnered with, and they start off a little rocky, just to find they are attracted to each other. But Rue is in trouble; she was running from her abusive past, and someone doesn’t want to let her go.
(2) The Devil’s Footprints by Amanda Stevens. The legend has it that when oil was being drilled, that the rig dug straight down to hell and a devil got out, leaving cloven hoof prints everywhere. But Sean, the policeman in New Orleans trying to solve a murder where the victim had been kicked by cloven hoofs, doesn’t know the legend. He does get his ex-girlfriend, Sarah, to interpret the tattoos on the victim. All Sarah sees is links back to her sister’s unsolved murder. It was an intense read.