One thousand years ago the Vikings were a very sinful people so God decides he has had enough and wiped them off the face of the earth...but the Archangel Michael decides to intervene on their behalf and now they become this viking vampire angel who must atone for their sins and fight the bad vampires. This story really centers around Vikar who should have been free about three hundred years ago but he makes mistakes and so time has been added on. Mike (the Archangel) has decided that Transylvania, PA is to be the central location for the "vanangels" and it is to be run by Vikar. Meanwhile Alex a writer for a local magazine has been sent to the town that believes in vampires. Alex has a few issues, her daughter and husband were murdered by a drug cartel and this has made her bitter and angry. Then the two meet and well you can guess the rest.
I had issues with this book from page one. The truth is I felt like the introductory chapter was mocking God and calling the Archangel Michael, Mike was disrespectful no matter how you write it. I still kept reading though and then it kept falling apart because Alex is supposed to be hostile and full of self pity yet she was funny, laid back and rather understanding about everything. Vikar meanwhile just seemed lustful not in love...I guess I missed that part. Then the kid with AIDS who was a prostitute was depressing and it did not really fit. Like the kid had been molested since he could walk then he sold his body for sex and now he has to live as a vanangel...go figure.
The book tries to be light hearted and campy. There are parts I think were cute but overall the premise of this book, the theology for Judeo-Christianity was just to much. It just did not work for me.