Runaway Vampire

Runaway VampireMary Winslow was on her last road trip that she had taken with her husband before he had passed away. Mary’s trip will soon get sidetracked when she ends up hitting something with the RV. Mary will find her life turned upside down when she helps the man she had hit and will find there was a whole knew world she never knew.

Dante Notte had been kidnapped with his twin but Dante was able to escape. He will land himself in trouble when he is injured but that will lead him to his life mate. Dante will stop at nothing to find his brother and keep hold onto Mary.

Runaway Vampire is the twenty-third book to the Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands. So with this series I have found the newer books just don’t interest me as much but I keep reading them because I have liked this series. This newest book was interesting. I liked it and in the beginning I was brought into the story pretty fast. Then I found myself slowing down. It wasn’t like it was bad or anything but the story for me slowed down and that made it harder to get through.

Dante’s character was a man on a mission which was to get away from his kidnappers and find his brother. I liked that even with his life mate around his priority was his brother. Although a lot of his time will go to Mary as she his his life mate. Mary’s character was a sixty year old woman who had a hard life in her earlier years. The bad years was her marriage to her husband but they had gotten over their troubles. I wasn’t loving how Mary had stayed in her marriage after her husband cheated multiple times but she forgave and that gave her a chance at happiness. Mary’s interaction with Dante was comical especially when she was an older woman who was looking at Dante with hunger in her eyes. She resisted but once she becomes immortal there is no stopping her character from jumping Dante’s bones.

The bad guys you really didn’t get to know much and I hope you learn more but that might come into play with the next book as that will feature Dante’s brother. It might take me some time to read it but I will get there.

The Immortal Who Loved Me

The Immortal Who Loved MeSherry Carne was a successful business woman but was unlucky in love. That will all change when a young girl runs into her shop and hides from four men who barged into the store. Sherry will find herself immersed into a world that was hidden from her and she will not be alone any longer.

Basileios “Basil” Argeneau is one of the oldest immortals. He had lost his mate right as Atlantis had fallen and has not found another life mate since then. That will change for Basil when he meets Sherry. Though before he can get her to agree to be changed he will have to protect her from danger.

The Immortal Who Loved Me is the twenty-first book to the Argeneau Family series by Lynsay Sands. Alright so I thought that this book was good, it wasn’t my favorite. Throughout this series there have been amazing books, great books, and good books. I guess I felt that Sherry and Basil went straight to having sex right away. I’m okay with that but I wanted a little more from the characters before they let the life mate passion overwhelm them. I found Sherry’s character a little strange at times but she was interesting being that she was very outspoken. Basil’s character was calm and collected. I found him interesting as he was Lucian’s brother. I can’t remember if he was in the previous books but overall I liked his character.

There was another character that I liked in the book which was Stephanie. Stephanie was a young girl that was changed to a non fanger by Leo as well as her sister Dani. I really can’t wait to read Stephanie’s story which I would assume Lynsay Sands will be writing. In this book she was playing matchmaker, she was like a mini Marguerite.

What kept me going was the mystery of the immortal that had been in Sherry’s life. It appeared that the mystery immortal had controlled Sherry as they programmed certain answers for her to respond when she was asked about a certain person. The answers are given and it was intriguing but at the same time not great with what the immortal did.

On a side note I loved reading about Lucian and Leigh. You got to know what was happening with them which made me happy especially with how they had a tragedy several books back.

I have About a Vampire, which is with Justin. Justin has been a character that has been in the series for quite awhile and I am looking forward to reading his story next.

How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying)

How to Seduce a Vampire without really tryingVampire Zoltan Czakvar has lived for eight hundred years and never found out the truth of the day his mother was killed. He wanted the answers which will lead him to a group of secretive woman who are no ordinary woman.

Neona has lived for over a thousand years. She has lived in her home where her job was to protect the Living Water and to continue their female line. Their secrets will be in danger when Zoltan enters into her life.

How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying) is the fifteenth book to the series Love at Stake by Kerrelyn Sparks. I found myself really enjoying the book. I thought it was fast paced and it held true to the style which Sparks has been writing.

The character of Zoltan was like many of the vampires within the series but I was drawn to his compassion especially when he was dealing with Neona. What I also liked about his character was his ability to talk to animals, which is part of the big secret. It all made sense once you knew the facts about these women. Now Neona was an amazon warrior but she was not as strong as her fellow warriors. She did not push aside her pain of losing her sister which made her weak. I thought her power was interesting. She was a healer but she felt all the pain as she healed the other person.

I liked the mystery which was taking place within the book. There were several mystery’s, one was what happened to Zoltan all those years ago and the other was what were the woman hiding. Those secrets pulled you into the story and those secrets wouldn’t stay hidden forever as Sparks will make a big reveal.

There was a lot of action which happened in the book and there was a lot of interaction with the other vampires and these warriors. I liked that Emma was in the book and she got a nice surprise towards the end which made me smile. Another surprise was what happened to Zoltan which personally I didn’t see coming.

I am reading the sixteenth book which will conclude the series.

Immortal Ever After

Immortal Ever AfterValerie Moyer had no idea where she was only that she had to get out.  She understood that she need to fight to survive but at the last moment she was rescued and  brought into a new world that she had no idea about.

Anders went to the home because of a police call knowing that a rogue was up to no good. He didn’t expect to find cages of women and one who  fought the rogue nearly dying herself to be his lifemate.

Since starting the Argeneau Family series I have been hooked. Immortal Ever After is the eighteenth book to the ever growing series from Lynsay Sands and it was very enjoyable to read. The series started out lighthearted and with humor following the characters. Lately they have been getting more serious but with a character like Anders it would make sense as he is more stoic to all those around him and not known for his humor, but he is a good man. Also as the plot surrounds a kidnapping of women it is okay to have a serious side. Now saying that there are some humor filled moments especially when Valerie and Anders will interact. I liked Valerie’s character as she is very strong and has backbone when dealing with dangerous situations.

Sands brings us back with old characters who have found their lifemates to interact along with Anders and Valerie. I like the process as you never really forget those characters as they are always around or at least mentioned. This is a great way of doing it as her series seems to keep going. I love that Leigh and Lucian were also very much in the book. They are a favorite of mine. Still waiting for Justin Brinker to find his lifemate. He has been constant in the series but so far no lifemate yet. In the book I also liked how the dog Roxy was part of the plot as it went back to how Anders liked dogs from the previous books.

Can’t wait for the next installation of the Argeneau Family series.

The Lady is a Vamp

After catching up to the whole series it wasn’t long until another book had been added to this ever growing Argeneau Family. The Lady is a Vamp is the seventeenth book.

Jeanne Louise Argeneau works for her family in research and development and likes her work but lately things have been off. Her taste of food is leaving her which depresses her and now she is being kidnapped. It doesn’t take Jeanne long to figure out why this man would do it. Jeanne will though finding herself helping especially as she find that this man is her lifemate. She will construct a plan to keep them a family but nothing ever goes as planned.

Paul Jones is in need of help from a vampire. As he works for them its easy to find one but has to choose the right one. He struggles with his kidnapping of Jeanne but ultimately its his daughter who needs this. Paul will grab Jeanne for his daughter but he will soon find that he wants her for more.

The Lady is a Vamp for me had me thinking about the first book of the series as a person is kidnapped and needs that particular person for help. Of course this time roles are reversed. As usual I start Lynsay Sands book and end up loving it as her characters are witty and quirky like most of her plots. It reads very quickly and there is a heartwarming side to the book especially with the little girl and her situation.

Now Lynsay Sands will have a happy ending like all the others but she throws in a twist at the end having you yelling at the book. You will want to throw the book down but the upside is you are greeted to a little family reunion and the situation will definitely make you laugh at what they do.

I was certainly happy that Jeanne Louise finally got her own book as she was talked about but there was something I didn’t understand. Justin who has been in the series has never found a lifemate for himself. In this book he can’t read the little girl, thought it was due to her tumor but afterwards could he? It would be interesting if she were to be his lifemate but that part was just unclear. I suppose I will just have to wait and find out.

A Stroke of Midnight

A Stroke of Midnight is the fourth book of the series Meredith Gentry. Laurell Hamilton is upping the anti with the amount of  threats that will be coming Merry’s way.

Getting pregnant can be stressful enough but with the added threats that were building it was almost impossible. Merry will come back to her Queen as the threats had gotten worse that even the police were called in to help. Merry will find little support of the sidhe until they find out that the ring has come back to life and children of the sidhe were not impossible.

Having the ring act as matchmaker for the sidhe was inventive on Hamilton’s part. I liked that Nicca was in this part with the matchmaking. You will meet the character Biddy who will be for Nicca. With more power the Queen is not happy. I like to think that maybe Merry will become stronger than the Queen even though she is still mortal. That would be a good twist at the end.

New powers are also coming back with tattoos being displayed on some of the guards bodies and Merry’s. These tattoos were a thing of the past.

Hamilton does a good job with keeping Cel in the book as well even as he is still being tortured. His followers are doing his bidding. Of course punishment will come swiftly as the Queen will deal with the traitors. She will punish the traitors but never the real traitor, her son.

More guards are introduced female and male. A healer will join Merry and the other guards. Along with Mistral who will be making his presence known.

The fifth book will be all about the storm guard, Mistral.

Hungry For You

Calen Valens who is part of the Argeneau family is done looking for a lifemate. After two thousand years he knows he will never have one. Then Alex is thrust into his sight and sparks fly. A lifemate but it gets tricky for Calen as he starts out lying to his mate. Calen will work beside Alex to help her in every step which includes saving her life as accidents find their way to her.

Alexandra ‘Alex’ Willan is a cook on edge of a nervous break down as nothing is going right with her preparation of her second restaurant. To make matters worse her cook was tempted away from her. Now Alex has to find a new chef but luck gives her a break when Calen comes her way. Of course things are never that easy. Calen is not who he said he was but still her heart is racing every time they touch. She wants to ignore the feelings but it gets harder and harder to do.

Hungry For You another book from the Argeneau Family series number fourteenth written by Lynsay Sands.

I liked that Sands gave all the Willan girls their chance to find their own immortals so they could still be a family. Alex was a fun character as she was always stressed and Calen was stern but in a comical way.

The book had minimum lies and betrayal which I liked. It wasn’t about the ultimate bad guy they are chasing but one that you don’t exactly think as one which left you guessing. Technically I had a feeling I knew who the bad guy was but it was not for the reason that was found out at the end.

Hungry For You to me was a happier go lucky story as it was cute and fun to read.