Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sexiest Vampire Alive (Love at Stake #11) by Kerrelyn Sparks

Sexiest Vampire Alive (Love at Stake, #11)Sexiest Vampire Alive by Kerrelyn Sparks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

He was both a vampire and a playboy . . . and impossible to resist.

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.


I enjoyed Gregori's story. As a whole this series is a fun read and I look forward to more.

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Vampire Mine (Love at Stake #10) by Kerrelyn Sparks

Vampire Mine (Love at Stake, #10)Vampire Mine by Kerrelyn Sparks

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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?


Probably my least favorite of the series so far. Not to say that I don't still love this series, but I was so looking forward to Connor's story and I am just left feeling a bit diaappointed by it.

Overall though I enjoy the series and plan to continue reading as long as the author is writing!

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Eat Prey Love (Love at Stake, #9) by Kerrelyn Sparks

Eat Prey Love (Love at Stake, #9)Eat Prey Love by Kerrelyn Sparks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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 . . .


Totally enjoying this series. I enjoyed reading Carlos and Caitlyn's story. I love the vamps but it is nice to read a bit about the shifters as well since they have become such a large part of the overall story line. Like how the books are becoming more of a part of the whole story as opposed to just being focused on one couple. Great series!!

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Bridge to TerabithiaBridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

ess Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys' side and outruns everyone.

That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. Together they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where the two of them reign as king and queen, and their imaginations set the only limits.


Quick enjoyable read. I found a few things odd but overall a nice book about friendship and how it can affect a person.

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The Vampire and the Virgin (Love at Stake, #8) by Kerrelyn Sparks

The Vampire and the Virgin (Love at Stake, #8)The Vampire and the Virgin by Kerrelyn Sparks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Olivia's packing list: 1. Sunscreen2. Bathing suit3. Flip-flops

FBI psychologist Olivia Sotiris was looking for a cool ocean breeze, sand between her toes, and a break from her crazy, chaotic, and sometimes all-too-dangerous life. But when she escaped to the small Greek island of Patmos, all she got were meddling grandmothers trying to marry her off. Can't they see that none of the men around interests her--except Robby MacKay?

Robby's packing list:

1. Synthetic blood2. More synthetic blood3. Jogging clothes(even vamps have to stay in shape!)

Robby needs to cool off, too, since all he can think about is revenge on the Malcontent bloodsuckers who once held him captive--but then he meets Olivia, the beauty with wild curls and a tempting smile. When a deadly criminal from a case back home tracks her down, Robby will have to save her life--along with giving her a first time she'll never forget . . .


Another fun read in the Love at Stake series, although Olivia is definitely my least favorite female character so far. She was too wishy washy in her trust of Robby, going back and forth with her suspicion of him. I do like that we are seeing so many other characters in each of the books now. They are reading more like a true continuing series as opposed as just chapters in the lives of the two main characters.

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