Blood Price - Tanya Huff

Great first book of a fantasy/crime series. It's a mix between Buffy and [insert favorite cop drama here:]. It's Buffy grows up and opens a Private Investigation firm.

The vampire in it is Henry Fitzroy, the bastard son of Henry VIII. I mean, come on, my Tudor history loving heart couldn't help but squee over that. He's also not dark and brooding all the time. Henry is very much a vampire that is able to adapt to the modern times. Very charming and funny to boot.

Vicki Nelson is strong in the heroine roll. It's not often that I like the main female character in these types of books but I really liked her personality. She wasn't perfect but she wasn't a bitch. Nice.

Decently done romance. Huff sets it up but doesn't let it take over. The main part of the story is the crime and getting to know the characters.

Can't wait to read the next in the series.