2. The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Zafón’s protagonist, the young writer David Martín, winds through Barcelona’s Gothic quarter in the early 1900s and conjures up a sexy fictional woman, whom he dubs Chloé Permanyer. She’s dark, clad in lingerie, and lives in an underground world of darkness and seduction. David is lured into the book deal of his life, but it begins with this sexy, primer tiempo mami-chula vamp, “I undressed her slowly, as if I were pulling petals off her skin, until all that was left on her body was the velvet ribbon round her throat and those black stockings…touch me,” she whispered in my ear. “Play with me.”