Sex, Lies And Vampires (Paranormal Romance)

by Katie MacAlister | Romance |
ISBN: 0505525550 Global Overview for this book
Registered by mwade78 of Las Vegas, Nevada USA on 5/19/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by mwade78 from Las Vegas, Nevada USA on Thursday, May 19, 2005
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Released 14 yrs ago (7/10/2005 UTC) at USPS by Media Mail in -- Paperbackswap.com, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Traded with member of in MA

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Journal Entry 3 by mwade78 from Las Vegas, Nevada USA on Sunday, July 10, 2005
Had two copies of this book on my shelf. Made one available for trade

Journal Entry 4 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Saturday, July 30, 2005
Received this from Marlene (mwade78) via PaperBackSwap. (My nickname is CheriePie there too.) Sorry I didn't notice right away that this book had a BC label in it. I'm a little backed up on registering, but any books I receive via PBC, TT, or FR, I always assign BCID's too as well, so this book was actually waiting in that pile, even though once I opened it, I noticed it already had a BC label. So I apologize for not journaling it here on the same day I logged it as received at PBS.

In any case, I have a current bookray going for A Girl's Guide to Vampires, the first book in this series. The second book, Sex and the Single Vampire, is with SandDanz right now and I asked her to ring or ray it when she'd done with it. I've obviously got some time here before I need to get to this, esp since my TBR is huge, but I plan to eventually release this one as a bookray too since the first and second titles had so many interested in reading them.

Thanks again!

Journal Entry 5 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Friday, December 09, 2005
This was a fairly good read, though not quite as good as the previous book in the series, Sex and the Single Vampire. (This is the third book in the series and A Girl's Guide to Vampires the first.)

Thank Goddess we no longer see Joy and Roxy, main characters from the first book who reminded me of a couple of whiny teenagers, in this one. We do have Ally and Christian and a few other characters from the second book though and I was glad to see them return in this one.

In this installment, Nell Harris, a Professor of Medieval History at the University of Washington, is also a Charmer who can create and disarm magical charms and curses, a practice she gave up 10 years ago when she accidently killed her best friend while trying to disarm a curse. She's been asked to the Czech Republic by Melissande, a Dark One (sorta like a Vampire), on the premise of translating an inscription on a fourteenth-century breastplate. The real reason behind Melissande's asking Nell to come though is because she's aware of her background as a Charmer. Melissande wants Nell to use her Charming skills to help find her 10-year-old nephew Damian who's been taken by the demon lord Asmodeus.

Immediately, Nell runs into "The Betrayer", Melissande's brother Adrian, who has been bound to Asmodeus, while searching for clues to Asmodeus's whereabouts in Christian's castle. Adrian whisks Nell off against her will when he realizes what she can do for him. Despite Adrian's curse binding him to the demon lord by his father when he was only 2 years old, Nell immediately sees the good in him and they soon realize that Nell is Adrian's Beloved. (A Beloved is a Dark One's "other half" who is able to bring light into his soul, etc.)

Melissande, Christian, and the other Dark Ones including Melissande's other brother Saer are all against Adrian and would prefer to just do away with him. But Adrian also wants to save Damian as well as have Nell remove his curse. So Nell joins forces with Adrian and while working to get the information they need to free Damian, they must also avoid the other Dark Ones trying to slow them down.

Thoughout the story, Nell's character reminded me a little too much of Joy or Roxy from A Girl's Guide to Vampires—her comments and American colloquialisms were meant to be funny, but I found them annoying more often than not. Plus, she's a bit too mouthy for her own good and doesn't think how her actions will affect what she's trying to accomplish. Fortunately, there were a number of other funny parts in the story, the mummies for instance, which had me cracking up!

Journal Entry 6 by CheriePie at RABCK in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey -- Controlled Releases on Friday, December 16, 2005

Released 13 yrs ago (12/17/2005 UTC) at RABCK in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey -- Controlled Releases

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Sending this off to explorer1118m whom I shared all the other books in this series with too. (Michelle, there's still a wish list for this at PaperBackSwap, so feel free to repost it there afterwards if you'd like to earn yourself a credit as well. I saw that SandDanz already read it.)

Sent via First Class mail on 17-Dec-2005. Delivery Confirmation # 9101010521297970120731.

Journal Entry 7 by explorer1118m from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey USA on Sunday, December 25, 2005
Thanks so much, it was a nice Xmas gift along with the great bookmark. You rock! Have a great holiday and i'll be sure to share this on PaperBackSwap.com when i'm through!

Journal Entry 8 by explorer1118m from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey USA on Saturday, December 31, 2005
Thanks Cherie, it was a quick read and it got snatched up at PaperBackSwap within minutes. I read it while in Utah visiting my family. In fact, i read it all the way to Provo & Orem when my family and i went to Thanksgiving Point. Imagine my suprise when i posted it that night and learned that it had been requested by a member in Lehi, Utah....a town i had passed twice just that day. He He, i could have left it at her front door if i had posted it sooner. ;)

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