Thursday, October 20, 2011

Review: Sexiest Vampire Alive (and giveaway!)

VampChix has a copy of SEXIEST VAMPIRE ALIVE to give away to one lucky commenter, so read Anna's review, then let us know if you've read Sparks' series, or if it's new to you!

Love at Stake book #11
ISBN# 978-0061958052

Finally, it’s Gregori’s turn!

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

At the end of Vampire Mine, a terrible thing happened—a video was released that proved the existence of vampires. Now Vamps fear the worst, the Vampire Apocalypse! Will mortals start hunting vampires down and staking them in their death-sleep? At an emergency meeting, Coven Masters from around the world decide how to proceed. They need an emissary to open negotiations with the President of the United States. They want their emissary to be modern, safe, and harmless. A Vamp who has never bitten a mortal. A Vamp who has been entirely bottle-fed. Their choice—Gregori!

Now Gregori has the fate of the entire Vamp population on his shoulders. He’s given a special assignment that involves taking the president’s daughter on a dangerous mission. Will he succeed and save his friends? Or will he succumb to his playboy ways and doom them all?

Review:

Oh, what can we say about Gregori? I'm so happy that he finally found his place in the vampire world because he deserves it and he has always been one of my favorites. It was all those things that made him different from the others, his non alpha behavior combined with the super smarts that made him so appealing and a somewhat welcome change from the usual vampire stereotypes. Gregori just came across as a normal guy with normal guy insecurities.

Abby is the perfect fit for a vamp like Gregori because she has also struggled to fit in (mainly with her family and social obligations), easily imagined since her father is the President and all, but it goes beyond just being shy. Abby is a smart and dedicated scientist that is trying to save her mother, a task she has devoted her life to and something that makes a social life seem frivolous. At times I found her tunnel vision a bit frustrating since the romance seemed to move a quick clip, but overall I was satisfied with how she evolved. Yes, the romance does move rather rapidly but it wasn't a problem since all the stories in the Love at Stake series are done the same way.

Sexiest Vampire is a fun, lighthearted continuation of a series that I turn to for a bit of easy reading. I like the worldbuilding and I think all the vampire twists on everyday life is quirky and unique, from the news network DVN (Digital Vampire Network) and the names like Stone Cauffyn, to the "food" products, like Blissky and the latest in fusion cuisine, Blardonnay. All those details make each book adorable and highly entertaining.

If you enjoy Lyndsay Sands (Argeneau series), Molly Harper (Jane Jameson or those Naked werewolves) or even MaryJanice Davidson (Queen Betsy) then I think you'd find Kerrelyn Sparks a nice fit for your reading collection.


Books in the Love at Stake series:

How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire
Vamps and the City
A Very Vampy Christmas- found in the Sugarplums and Scandal anthology or in ebook format
Be Still my Vampire Heart
The Undead Next Door
All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire
Secret Life of a Vampire
Forbidden Nights with a Vampire
The Vampire and the Virgin
Eat Prey Love
Vampire Mine
Sexiest Vampire Alive

*reviewed by Anna Dougherty for VampChix
*This book was sent by the publisher in exchange for a review.

22 comments:

Gothical@Gothical's Book Review's said...

I've only read Secret Life of a Vampire and loved it very funny. I've been looking forward to reading this one I love your review I now wanting to read this now more then ever!
Thanks for the giveaway
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Julia Ivashkov(Adrian's girlfriend) said...

great review,thnx.unfortunelly i've read only vampire mine cause in my country we dont have english books so....
thnx for the giveaway.
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Jet said...

If this is open internationally I would like to enter.
I have read Secret Life of a Vampire, The Vampire and the Virgin, Eat Prey Love and I am currently reading Vampire Mine.

bookdevoteereviews(at)hotmail(dot)com

SandyG265 said...

I've read the series through Eat Prey Love. I still have to raed Vampire Mine.

sgiden at verizon.net

Kirsten said...

I have read Forbidden nights with a vampire and really loved it !!!! Still have the rest on my wishlist so maybe I'll get one for my birthday this weekend?! Would be great :D

lotsofgingers AT hellokitty DOT com

Roni said...

I haven't missed one of her books and am looking forward to Gregory's. Great giveaway.

VanillaOrchids said...

I have read 6 of the books from the series so far but most definitely want to read the others. Just don't have them all yet. :) So would love to win the latest book. So thank you for the opportunity!

Pam
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Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews said...

Thanks for sharing the great review!

I have read only some of the books in this series and I have enjoyed them very much!

Thank you for the great giveaway!

tetewa said...

I'm enjoying this series! tWarner419@aol.com

CrystalGB said...

Great review. Love this series.
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ilona said...

I love this series and can't wait to read the next one :D

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Barbara E. said...

I've read some of the books in the Love at Stake series, and I have quite a few more on my TBR shelf. Sexiest Vampire Alive sounds like a great addition to the series.

Barbed1951 at aol dot com

Teril said...

I love Spark's vamps. Also the series you mentioned are all on my shelf. This one looks so good! I cannot wait to read it. Thank you for reminding me it is out.

terihack at yahoo dot com

whitewolfreads said...

This series is new to me but I've heard so many good things about it. Its definitely on my TBR list!

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Alicia0605 said...

I have only read the vamp and the virgin but I fell in love with the story and I cant wait to read the rest!!

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Jo's Daughter said...

The new book seems great !!!
I've read 4 of these books already and they are awesome. I want to read them all, so please count me in Thanks.

Johanna R Jochum said...

I'm a big fan of the Love at Stake series! Super fun and sexy! Thanks for sharing with us!

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Eli Yanti said...

love to win this book

thank you so much ;)

eli_y83@yahoo.com

Katie Dalton said...

Um yeah, Kerrelyn Sparks is the BOMB. Plain and simple. If you don't know who she is then you need to get out and buy every single book in this series. Like yesterday. LOVE these books and love the lady behind them even more.

Don't enter me please, just wanted to show some love from my girl. :)

PS Kerrelyn will some day finally give me a Dougal story WHICH may or may not have him falling in love with a Nor Cal short blonde with a booty. BUT it just might..... *winks and crosses fingers and toes*

Sheep rock. Vampires Rock too.

Teresa K. said...

Oh love the review,

And yes I've read the whole series. If you haven't you are missing a great series. You can't help to fall in love with each and everyone of the characters. They all have there own special quality's and they will make you laugh and you may even cry on some of the drama that happens.

I have my favorites. Jean Luc, Ian, Carlos, Connor and of course my Gregori (Gori). You just have to love him when he sings I'm to sexy for cape, to sexy for my fangs. Anyway run out and buy the series. I promise you, you won't be disappointed.

Teresa K.
tcwgrlup41@yahoo dot com

Dannyfiredragon said...

I have been a fan of this series since the first book was released! This series seriously rocks!

Anonymous said...

I love this series, Kerrelyn Sparks cracks me up. I have the first 10 and would love to add this collection. I also enjoy Lynsay Sands and Maryjanice Davidson.
Thanks for the giveaway,
Karen
kalasyn@hotmail.com