Sex, Lies And Vampires (Paranormal Romance)
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If you're new to BookCrossing, welcome! Enjoy the BookCrossing community and hopefully this book. If you're already a member at BookCrossing, thanks for catching this release--I hope you like it. Either way, I hope you'll journal it (anonymously, if you prefer) so the previous and future readers can track this book's journey. Thanks!
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.
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!
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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.