How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire
14 journalers for this copy...
Roman Draganesti is charming, handsome, rich...he's also a vampire. But this vampire just lost one of his fangs sinking his teeth into something he shouldn't have. Now he has one night to find a dentist before his natural healing abilities close the wound, leaving him a lop-sided eater for all eternity.
Things aren't going well for Shanna Whelan, either. After witnessing a gruesome murder, she's next on the mob's hit list. And her career as a dentist appears to be on a downward spiral because she's afraid of blood. When Roman rescues her from an assassination attempt, she wonders if she's found the one man who can keep her alive. Though the attraction between them is immediate and hot, can Shanna conquer her fear of blood to fix Roman's fang? And if she does, what will prevent Roman from using his fangs on her?
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
on its way to ladiibbug to use as an extra copy for her massive bookring
RSVD - will re-arrange book ray and send this out in the next couple of days
Book Ray #3 for this book - U.S./Int'l.
30 day reading time is appreciated
Surface shipping is fine - Usual rules ...
Pls PM me if any questions & I hope you enjoy the book!
Caseyw (TN/US); Sharalsbooks (AZ/US); Terra57 (MA/US); Macewoman (NC/US); Katekintail (VA/US); Moonbeam056 (SC/Intl); Elhurricane (Portugal/Intl); *request be skipped* MinervaBCN (Spain/Intl); Adeps (Sweden/Intl); Wyvernfriend (Ireland/Intl.); Chich (France/Intl); Hengameh (Iran/Intl); Toyjoy (Singapore); Candydarling (Finland/Intl) - End of Ray, CandyD keeps the book.
9/8/06 Mailed to Caseyw - TRAV
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Put out in the mail this morning to go to Sharalsbooks.
Contacting the next person in line for an address.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Thanks to ladiibbug and karendawn for the book and the ray and to everyone else for passing it on.
I have Katekintail's address, so this will be going out this evening or tomorrow morning.
*SMALL SPOILERS FOLLOW- but mostly just drooling over nummy vampire boys*
First off, I wasn't sure I would like this book. I usually detest romances because they're so typical and formulaic, and a few months ago I tried reading a vampire romance novel and gave up on page three. But I *adore* vampires and if so many people wanted to read it for a ring, I figured there had to be something there.
After reading it I'm sooooooooooo glad I got the chance to give it a try. I LOVED it! Okay, so Shanna did get on my nerves a lot: a fear of blood when she's supposed to fall in love with a vampire? no common sense whatsoever? a fiery temper? Urg. This is why I don't read romances! However, I definitely fell in love with Roman (the vampire with a conscience thing is soooo cliche but there was a whole lot more to him than that- and plenty of angst, which always gets me). More importantly, I absolutely fell head over heals for his security force. My biggest weakness in fiction is Highlanders and to have a whole gang of kilt-wearing, authentic vampire Highlanders hanging around all the time? Be still my heart! (Shanna can keep Roman, I want Connor!! Or, mmm, Angus... or Ian... or, hey, a whole harem would work just fine...) But I liked the variety of characters and the fact that it wasn't just plain good against evil the whole time. The shades of grey and the many different players here made the plot much enjoyable than I had counted on.
I've read/seen a ton of vampire stories and I thought this one was actually pretty creative and refreshing. I absolutely loved their world/existence- the science/inventions, the sleeping/healing during the day, the traditions, the red eye indicators, the sex. Another reason I avoid romance novels is the overdone, repetitive sex scenes. But I loved that aspect in this book; the concept of vampire sex was fascinating and Roman's appreciation for mental/emotional vs. physical was lovely (just what I, as a woman, like to see). The vampire sex really made the intimacy of the physical connection much more interesting. I've always loved some vampires for their knowledge/experience and passion, so I was glad to see both in good amounts here.
Mmm... and sexy Scottish Highlander vamps, did I mention that was my favorite part? *G*
I enjoyed it so much I think I might go right out and buy a copy for myself now. How delightfully unexpected. Thank you ladiibbug for giving me a chance to read this! I'm absolutely looking forward to the sequel! :-)
EDIT: Sent out last night (01/18/07) around 10pm first class with confirmation. And I just bought myself a copy for my collection. heehee
I'll ship this weekend to the next participant.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Sorry it took me so long to get this one in the mail, but it's on its way!
Thanks karendawn and MoonBeam 056
Just finished reading it today.
Quite funny in parts, the variety of characters gives it a special touch.
Thanks ladiibbug for the chance to read it.
MinervaBCN asked to be skipped so I'm waiting for Adeps address.
The thing I liked about Roman was his arrogance, the "so I'm a vampire, get over it", but I didn't like this "abandoned by God" thing, which, unfortunately, was his stronger side, so I mostly found him annoying. And Shanna was annoying, too, but also quite funny from time to time.
Me, too, I found the part with the Stake-Out Team to be unnecessary, at least for this part of the series.
The book had its moments, but towards the end my interest faltered a bit. I don't think I'll be up for the sequel.
Sending off to Wyvernfriend after the weekend. Thanks again for sharing!
It's a slight, pretty typical vampire novel but is very readable and drags you along for an enjoyable ride.
Read it a few weeks ago but just now playing catchup.
Thanks for sharing ladiibbug!
I''ve PMed Hengameh and will send her the book as soon as she gives me her address.
Book sent to Hengameh today, enjoy!
There's an crossover of books as I happen to be the last person of a part of the Ray for the same book - http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/4337312/, so arrangements will be the book is to be sent directly to CandyDarling, and current book will be with me. And CandyDarling is able to get the book sooner & keeps it too!
Yes, Toyjoy, you are now the final reader in this book ray, the book is yours to keep as your own to do with as you wish! Thanks for your patience, Toy, as we tried to fit you into one of the various rings :-)
CandyDarling, the former final reader in this ray, has a different copy of this book en route to her. Thanks to CandyDarling also for her flexiblity.