Posts tagged: paranormal romance
So I am a little bit obsessed with this series by Kerrelyn Sparks; this past week alone I’ve read four out of the 11 books printed in this series (working on reading book #5, but I am not reading the stories in this series in order). Since I am gobbling up the books here I am recommending two of them at the same time (one I finished in one-sitting!):
All I Want for Christmas Is A Vampire [Book 5]
Toni Davis’s Christmas wish list
1. Springing my best friend from the psych ward.
2. Living somewhere that doesn’t have coffins in the basement. Occupied coffins.
3. Finding Mr. Right. Please make him tall, dark, handsome, and alive.
This Christmas isn’t so merry for Toni. Her best friend’s been locked up in a mental hospital ever since she told the police she was attacked by vampires, and the only way for Toni to get her out is to prove that bloodsuckers really do exist. So she’s taken a job as a bodyguard for the Undead, but she gets more than she bargained for, especially when she meets Ian MacPhie, a Scottish rascal looking for Ms. Right.
Although Ian’s nearly five centuries old, he looks and acts like a twenty-seven-year-old hunk.
How can a dead man be so damn sexy? Could Mr. Wrong be Mr. Right? One forbidden kiss could lead to an eternity of passion—and all it takes is one moment under the mistletoe … (synopsis courtesy of HarperCollins)
Vampire Mine [Book 10]
Nothing on earth can make this vampire fall in love …
After 499 years of existence, Connor Buchanan has arrived at an inescapable conclusion: he is a cold-hearted SOB. He’s been watching his friends—those poor romantic fools—plummet off the cliff into love like a dazed herd of sheep. But not Connor. He knows that love leads to nothing but heartache.
Until Marielle …
She is an angel cast down from heaven for disobedience. Trapped in mortal form, she finds a protector in Connor, a Scottish vampire haunted by a dark past. Marielle hopes to heal his broken heart and earn her way back home, but suddenly she has these … feelings. This strange yet pleasant physical yearning—for a vampire! Is this the work of a demon luring her into hell, or has this angel found heavenly bliss?
Doesn’t really matter which one you read first, in the end you will fall in love with the characters and this series!
I just finished Book 9 in the Love at Stake series by Kerrelyn Sparks and as usual I just have to share this with ya’ll (for those who are lovers of this genre anyway). I am not reading this book in order as I don’t own any of the copies. This year my public library card’s been used a lot since the last time I started using it back when I was in high school and I often stopped by the library after school to return and borrow more paperback romance novels. Anyway, as usual the dialogue and the humour as well as the pacing of this book was good; it didn’t drag and I always catch myself chuckling or giggling at certain lines - especially the ones exchanged by Carlos and Caitlyn (the lead characters). So if you’re looking for a paranormal romance book to read with loads of sense of humour and sexual tension, I suggest you get your hands on a copy of this book or any of the books in this series.
Wanted: Bride. Must love children. Mortals need not apply.
Carlos Panterra is looking for a mate, a woman who will love and care for the young orphans he’s recently taken under his wing (or paw, as the case may be). When the shape shifter spies the beautiful Caitlyn, it’s like sunshine amidst the darkness. At last, he’s found the perfect woman, except …
Caitlyn Whelan is mortal. Worse, her father is the head of a CIA agency bent on hunting the undead. Still, Caitlyn knows that Carlos is the man for her, shape shifter or not. So she jumps at the chance when her sister offers her a job to work with him, determined to show Carlos their attraction is more than just animal magnetism. But danger lurks in the night, and their unleashed, untamed passion might just get them both killed … (synopsis courtesy of HarperCollins)
Either you’ll fall in love with all of the characters in this series or you won’t. But I tell ya, you’ll be hooked on it after reading one of the books in the series…
I haven’t come across any good online original or fan fiction stories to share with you lately, BUT I’ve been busy checking out our local public library and on a whim I grabbed one of those “quick-read” (IMO) books. Since I enjoy reading paranormal romance, this particular book is a paranormal romance story between one of those sexy (but not sparkling) Undeads and the First Daughter. This is Book 11 in the Love at Stake series by author Kerrelyn Sparks (a brand new fave author of mine after reading this book):
The secret is out … Vampires do exist!
When a video reveals to the world that vampires live among us, it’s up to “young” vamp Gregori Holstein, VP of Marketing, to persuade the U.S. government to declare the video a hoax. But first the president wants a favor, one that requires Gregori to spend forty-eight hours in very close contact with the First Daughter.
Abby Tucker would rather spend her nights in a lab than attend her father’s state dinners. She’s dedicated her life to finding a cure that will save her dying mother and needs only two more ingredients. To find them, she’ll have to venture into the most dangerous region of the world—with a vampire. Her Armani-clad escort may be Undead, but he still makes her heart race. And the greatest danger won’t be the predatory hordes lying in wait for them; it will be her undying desire for the Sexiest Vampire Alive. (synopsis from HarperCollins website)
If you are a fan of this genre I suggest you read this book. I know it is a part of a series, but this story is a stand-alone. Some references to previous characters’ stories from the previous 10 books, but the author provided enough background info for the reader to understand what’s going on in the world of this wonderful Undead characters…