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Under a Vampire Moon (Argeneau #16)

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When Vampires Go On Vacation...
Escaping a horrible marriage, Carolyn Connor has no desire to think about men — a vow she's determined to keep while on vacation in St. Lucia. She'll take the Caribbean sun and sea and plenty of tropical drinks with those cute umbrellas poolside, thank you. She absolutely does not need male company, no matter how tan and rock-hard his body ma
Mass Market Paperback, 351 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 3rd 2012)
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Sep 25, 2015 CC marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
I find this book offensive. First you make a 42 year old woman "old" and wrinkly and obsessed with being too old to be seen with a man who looks to be in his mid to late 20s. She has been through a horrible marriage where she was lied to for years. So what do you do? Let's lie to her about the Hero being gay and needing a Beard so his family will lay off him finding a woman. And convincing her to hang out with him as said Beard with him "acting" gay. And this goes on the ENTIRE book. Great found ...more

I'm not sure why so many rated this book with such high ratings... For me, this book was a fast, funny and entertaining read but nothing I'll remember tomorrow. I usually enjoy a light read every now and then, but this one was maybe a bit too shallow. I was extremely mad at how the idea I had from all the previous books about the Hero was completely disfigured. Christian Notte was a character that had absolutely intrigued me since he first appeared. I used to think he was so interestin
Apr 12, 2012 Jess rated it it was ok
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog Rating: 2.5/5

Carolyn is on vacation with her girlfriends to help herself recover from dealing with a bad marriage and a divorce that’s almost finalized. Her soon to be ex-husband was emotionally abusive and a schemer who only married her for her large inheritance. Carolyn’s self-confidence took a hit and she sees herself as a forty-something year old woman with a few too many wrinkles, a little extra weight and not at all desirable. Enter the Argenea
Jun 08, 2011 Elizabeth rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
Disappointing :(

Carolyn is finally ready to move on after being in a bitter battle with her soon to be ex-husband for over two years Carolyn is finally ready to let lose with her friends in Island of St. Lucia.
But when she gets there is seems to depress her even more,because around every corner there is a newly wed couple or a couple in love and all Carolyn wants to do now is get drunk with her friends. But as it happens Carolyn can't even get drunk with her friends because one is sick and the o
Feb 28, 2012 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Lynsay Sands - Argeneau 16 - Under a Vampire Moon

What kind of mother invites her son along on her honeymoon? One who has discovered the perfect lifemate for him. Marguerite Argeneau is the bride honeymooning in the Caribbean with her new (or new again) husband, Julius Notte. Famous among her extended family as a matchmaker extraordinaire, she casually meets Carolyn. After a quick stroll through her head Marguerite feels she will be perfect for Christian, her and Julius' 500 year old son. (The wh
Amy Jacobs
Apr 07, 2012 Amy Jacobs rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
This is the book that Argeneau fans have been dying for! The author finally gives the fans the happily ever after for Christian Notte. Christian is the son of Marguerite and Julius. When the married couple are on their honeymoon in St. Lucia, they run into Carolyn who is out celebrating her soon to be divorce. Marguerite instantly knows that Carolyn is the perfect mate for Christian since she has an knack for matching up immortals with life mates. Julius calls Christian and his cousins out to St ...more
Apr 25, 2012 Becca rated it really liked it
I discovered Lynsey Sands and her wonderful Argeneaus after about the tenth book in the series was out. I gobbled them all down one after the other and loved them. I do remember thinking they were getting a bit repetitive, but I simply loved this quirky family and the humor that Ms. Sands incorporates into her writing. Now that I read them as they come out, it's like revisiting great friends and catching up with their lives.

Under the Vampire Moon has the lovely matchmaker Marguerite, her husband
Barbara ★
The whole "I'm gay so you're safe with me" schtick is boring and trite. I found the heroes mother and father to be very overbearing and obnoxious. Heck Christian is 500 years old, I think he's figured out the whole dating thing and doesn't need mommy and daddy to hold his hand. Luckily I really liked Christian and even Carolyn or it would have been a complete flop.
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I've had issues with Lynsay Sands Argeneau Vampire novels in the past. I thought they were a little too light, that something was always missing and that the fated mates "Trust the Nano"-message was getting old. Not only did it feel too convenient, it also bored me a little.

But I also read almost all of her books one after another. I am not saying that they are the best thing that has happened to the world, but after going a few months without any Argeneau
Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded)
Under a Vampire Moon is the 16th book in the Argeneau series. Christian Notte’s mother, Marguerite, is definately up to something. While Christians mother is on her honeymoon, he receives a call that his band is needed to play at the resort. Marguerite is known for her abilities to sense life mates. Could Marguerite have found his?

At the age of 42 Carolyn Connor is at the end of a very long and very ugly divorce. To cheer her up her best friend, Beth, decides to take her on a vacation to St. Luc
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Ahhhh! I am so disappointed now that this book is over!

I have read almost every Lynsay Sands Book written!

I really like her books. She keeps you entertained & glued to the pages in every series. All of her books have humor & an HEA AND some kind of mystery plot.


All of these Vampire/Immortals are decendants or relatives of the original few Vampires from Atlantis, the Argeneaus. All of them have their individual stories about finding their "Life Mate"; their one true love & it
3.5 stars!
Marguerite Argeneau is at it again, excuse me, Marguerite Argeneau-Notte now. This time she's found a life mate for her son, five hundred plus year old Christian Notte. She quickly calls him and his cousins in the band down to St. Lucia when the resort band has to cancel at the last minute.

Forty-two year old Carolyn is on vacation with her good friend Beth in St. Lucia where their other good friend works as the entertainment director for the resort. She is disappointed when Beth gets s
Dawn ♥ romance
Oct 10, 2011 Dawn ♥ romance rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humor
Another good addition to the Argeneau vampire series full of humor as always and the vacation setting was fun. I do enjoy when the male pursues the female and it's especially nice when she's older. Prompted by his mother, Christian's band replaces a cancellation and he meets Carolyn who is vacationing after her divorce.
Nice addition to the series. At first I wasn't so sure about the fact that his whole family was mixed up in the hero's romance but it was ultimately fun. This was light hearted all around and I enjoyed it.
can't wait.....always seems to take so long inbetween each novel in every series that I read!! Then I read the book in a few hours.....then I'm waiting again - lol.
It's a never ending circl (but I enjoy it!!)
This book was kind of like cotton candy: light, fluffy, good and at the same time you know you are going to have a hot mess on your hands when you finish. It was more a 2.7-2.9
There was a really weird  disconnect in this one for me. I was really looking forward to Christian's story. And I still love the characters and the warmth in this family. I liked the new cousins that were introduced well enough. But the plot was 1) offensive. Sure, people choose to have beards because of horrible family situations, but it's not a subject for a romantic comedy, certainly not in 2012, we've come too far to make light this topic. And 2) the plot was really inconsistent with the cha ...more
Feb 22, 2012 Rhianna rated it did not like it
Maybe it just wasn't for me...

In need of a get-away as her messy and unhappy marriage nears the final stage of the divorce, Carolyn Connor finds herself in St. Lucia. With her traveling companion down with a stomach flu Carolyn has a tough time enjoying herself alone while surrounded by honeymooning couples. Having a chance meeting with Marguerite Argeneau, a matchmaker of epic proportions, Carolyn becomes the target of her latest life-mate finding scheme.

Called to St. Lucia by his mother, Chris
Jessie Potts
May 08, 2012 Jessie Potts rated it really liked it
Under a Vampire Moon is Lynsay Sands' 16th Argeneau vampire book! I remember back in 2005 when I first picked up A Quick Bite (book one) and was instantly hooked by her humor, wit and swoon-worthy heroes.

Under a Vampire Moon combines Sands' hilarious writing style with reluctant hero Christian Notte. Christian's family is bound and determined to help him win his life mate, Carolyn. Unfortunately, their help seems to be doing … well, something, because it included telling Carolyn that Christian
Apr 21, 2012 Habrewer rated it really liked it
Under a Vampire Moon by Lynsay Sands
*A review copy of this book was received from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*

Carolyn is on a much needed vacation with her friend Bethany at the resort their friend Genie works at. She is going through a bad divorce that has left her lacking self-esteem. The only problem, the resort is full of honeymooning couples, including Marguerite and Julius Notte and Bethany has been sick so Carolyn is left on her own. She never dreamed her world would change
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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So I have a confession to make. I am not up to date with this series (maybe I'm about half way through it) and decided to take on reading this book out of order because I LOVE CHRISTIAN! So I figured, what could it hurt? And I was pleasantly surprised that this was it's own little story in the Argeneau/Notte world so I had no problem jumping right in.

Now that being said and from my feelings on the past books in this series I feel that the cute charm this
May 03, 2012 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Oh Lynsay, my darling Lynsay...when ever I pick up one of your books I expect to be pleased. And once again you have proved that belief I have in you is so very well placed.

Our dear Marguerite Argeneau Notte is on her Honeymoon with the love of her life Julius Notte in beautiful , sunny St. Lucia. When she meets soon to be divorced Carolyn Connor, a beautiful 40 something woman, trying to relax after mental abuse from her idiot ex. and a long drawn out divorce. She wants to lounge around on the
May 04, 2012 Kim rated it really liked it
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Virginia Campbell
Mar 11, 2012 Virginia Campbell rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, paranormal, humor
A determined matchmaking vampire matriarch finds the true lifemate for her 500-year old son, and hilarious hijinks and steamy sensuality ensue! Marguerite Argeneau-Notte, an extremely beautiful, and very well-preserved, centuries-old vampire honeymoons in the Caribbean with her second husband and eternal soulmate, Julius Notte. When Marguerite meets Carolyn Connor, a fortyish vacationer trying to recover from a disastrous marriage, she immediately recognizes the perfect woman for her son, Christ ...more
Mar 29, 2012 Terra rated it it was amazing
Reading Under a Vampire Moon is like coming home for a family reunion. Considering we have sixteen Argeneau books now, our author still brings us a wonderful romance with something new and unique to keep our interest. I must say I just love theses books and have read everything Lynsay Sands has written to date. Now to wait for my next fix.

Carolyn Connor is on a much needed vacation but as fate would have it she has been plunged into a Honeymoon Resort by her loving friends. Trying to take her m
Jul 29, 2012 Patty rated it liked it
Under A Vampire Moon...
Lynsay Sands

My " in a nutshell" summary...

A vampire finds his soulmate while away on an island...but in doing so he has to pretend to be gay.

My thoughts after reading this book...

Hmmm...a weirdly funny get Carolyn to spend time with Christian...she is told by his cousin that he is gay and needs Carolyn to be his " beard".  How funny is this?
Very funny...Christian is not the gay one plus he is a vampire.

So...back to my thoughts...I really don't think that thi
I love this series and the way Lynsay Sands writes it, so I'm sorry to say that this time I'm a bit disappointed. Although I had some great laughs while reading Under a Vampire Moon, I have to say halfway through I was a bit bored and I feel like I was "cheated" at the ending. I don't know, I guess I'm one of those readers that just loves a mushy sweet epilogue, and I surely wanted one this time.

Though it's very well explained why Carolyn acts the way she does, I had a really hard time liking h
Apr 28, 2012 Crystal rated it really liked it
Shelves: vamp-were, comedy, keeper
There were a lot of parts of this book that had me laughing out loud. I had to force myself to put the darned thing down and go to bed. So it's a huge winner in that area.

Weaknesses... I really don't like manipulative relatives and Marguerite really pushes it with her mind controlling.

Also, the series has hit that point where the author needs to draw up a genealogy chart for her characters and pin it over her desk for constant reference. There was a point where Jackie was substituted for Rachel
Nikki Wilde
Mar 14, 2012 Nikki Wilde rated it really liked it
I don't usually read novels in a series out of order. I really dislike doing that but I had the opportunity to receive this novel as an ARC. There's no way I can read 15 books in front of this one and get my review in before the publishing date so I had to break my rule and read book 16 in the Argeneau series.

I enjoyed the way this one unfolded and I found that it was paced fairly well. I liked all of the characters and found they really gave this one that extra something. Not really knowing any
Jan 21, 2014 Tawnya rated it it was amazing
I believe this is one of Lynsay Sands funniest books. Marguerite Argeneau-Notte does her usual matchmaking, on her own honeymoon this time and for her son Christian. However because of what Carolyn sees as a huge age difference she is fighting her attraction to Christian with everything in her and obviously losing, because the nano's are never wrong. His cousin Gia comes up with one heck of a lie to help Carolyn feel more comfortable around Christian, and then the fun begins. The laughing never ...more
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LYNSAY SANDS is the nationally bestselling author who is known for her hysterical historicals as well as the popular Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series. With her witty and charming personality, Sands describes books as, “Waking dreams or stories, tales to amuse, entertain and distract us from everyday life.” She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Argeneau (1 - 10 of 26 books)
  • A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1)
  • Love Bites (Argeneau #2)
  • Single White Vampire (Argeneau #3)
  • Tall, Dark & Hungry (Argeneau #4)
  • A Bite to Remember (Argeneau #5)
  • Bite Me If You Can (Argeneau #6)
  • The Accidental Vampire (Argeneau #7)
  • Vampires are Forever (Argeneau #8)
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  • The Rogue Hunter (Argeneau #10; Rogue Hunter #1)

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“You told her I was gay."

"Yes, but see--"

"And she BELIEVED you!" he asked with horror.

"Yes, of course. Why would she think I'd lie about something like that?" she asked with exasperation.

"Julius," Marguerite chastised gently when his father muffled a guffaw.

"Sorry, darling, but he gave me such grief over wooing you that I can't help but think this is funny," Julius said, slipping his arm around Marguerite.

"It isn't funny," Christian growled. "She told my lifemate I'm gay."

Zanipolo gave a bark of laughter. "And she BELIEVED it."

Christian scowled at the man, considering violence until Gia said, "Actually, at first I just said my cugino was gay and didn't tell her which one. She thought it must be you before I said it was Christian.."

"What?" Zanipolo cried. "Why would she think that? Do I look gay?"

Christian growled impatiently, and turned on Gia. "I don't see how her thinking I am gay is supposed to help."

"Is it my hair that made her pick me for the gay one, do you think?" Zanipolo asked suddenly. "Maybe I should cut it."

"It could be," Santo said, eyeing him consideringly.

"Nah. Christian has long hair too," Raffeale pointed out.”
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