It is a must to have read the previous series. The series was good and enjoyable for any paranormal reader. This however, is just an epilogue of the original series. I felt as if I was just reading a book review. I was detached from the story. It did not make you feel for the characters. I only kept reading because I was interested how these two people could get together. It lacked a little bit of everything. What it does do is take you further into the chase of the 'Elixir of Life'. This new series has the potential to be as good or better than the first. I loved the priest vampire. I felt he was cheated from having a great story. I will give the next book a shot only because I am intrigued to see where the chase takes us. Many new series could spin from this as long as readers are not so disappointed. We have been spoiled and 'drugged' wanting more. Just please give us quality and not this watered down version.