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SNAP, a multinational celeb TV show and magazine, is the holy grail for Maxie Gwenoch. When she snags the job as managing editor, she’s looking for fame, fortune and Jimmy Choos. What she finds is a media empire owned by Baron Kandesky and his family. A family of vampires. They’re European, urbane, wealthy and mesmerizing. And when she meets Jean-Louis, vampire and co-work...more
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Published July 1st 2011 by Michele Drier
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Ariel
When I decided to read this book, I looked at the cover online, since I got it in eBook format. The cover art indicated there may be some humor in this book, something I look forward to sometimes when reading a vampire book. I was quite disappointed not to find the witty banter, and tongue-in-cheek jokes I was hoping for; at least I was hoping for something snarky like I get when I read something from Charlaine Harris or Jeaniene Frost. Not so with Drier’s book.

I found it difficult to make it th...more
Andrea
Set in the world of a twenty-four hour celebrity media empire, SNAP: The World Unfolds Maxie Gwenoch, a much coveted young executive. Maxie thinks she's in for a typical, yet exciting new job. But she soon learns that there's more to the job than it seems and her very life is at stake.

I'm going to be honest and say that I didn't connect with this story. Maybe it was the fact that there's no backstory on Maxie, no reason to be invested in her or the job. Chapter one begins with her first day at...more
Samantha **ParaNormal Romance Party**
** 3.5 Stars **

1st line in the book--> “It was blood.”

In SNAP: The World Unfolds , Michelle Drier combines the world of High fashion and Hollywood with the paranormal world. Think Vampires Wears Prada ;). It was interesting to see how the author combined these two worlds.

Maxmillia Gwenoch, aka Maxie, is the new managing editor of SNAP. She has been in the magazine business for years and has finally landed her dream job. SNAP is the name of a conglomeration of print magazine (with editions in...more
Stacy Juba
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I don't often read vampire novels, but this one drew me right in. Despite it's paranormal premise - vampires secretly running a large media corporation - this novel was very realistic, a unique blend of contemporary fiction, romance, suspense and the paranormal. It's obvious the author has inner knowledge of the media, as Snap sounds like it could be a real celebrity magazine and television empire and it all rang true. All of the background of how these vampires c...more
Laurel Johnson
This is a new author for me and I really enjoyed her different take on vampires.

Maxie is a media executive that has worked her way up through the ranks to her new position at SNAP a multimedia empire. She learns it is run by the Kandesky family. She is brought into their world when an old enemy decides they want her. Jean-Louis is a "new" employ in her office that she is falling for only to learn he is part of the Kandesky family.

I really, really liked this story and found myself anxious to see...more
Ashley Rose
Love the book!

Love the book!

my kind of book. Kept me at the edge of my seat and curious for more! definitely recommend this book if you're bored on a rainy day
Rosemarie
I enjoyed this book, I think it's a great beginning to what could be a pretty good series. I look forward to reading more from this author!!!
Bleumoon
I like the story. There were a lot of typos which hampered my reading as I get hung up on them. If I overlook the typos my main problem is the female lead. Here we have a woman who worked hard to be where she is. Yes she is young but the description of how hard she worked you expect a level of maturity that she does not possess. She goes from hot to cold and even though she knows she is in danger she insists on not listening to the people there to protect her and ends up getting a good scare. Sh...more
Gail Baugniet
Just started reading this novel yesterday, a genre mix of media and vampires. The story flows effortlessly between the world of celebrity news reports and the everyday business of being conscientious vampires. Many occurrences remind me of events in the Harry Potter tales.

This was one of the fastest reads I've found in a while.

I am familiar with Author Michele Drier's upcoming mystery "Edited For Death" and I like her relaxed writing style.

"SNAP: The World Unfolds" has mystery, romance, and a...more
DelSheree
Maxie Gwenoch is finally beginning to feel like her years of working her way up in the entertainment news industry are paying off. The high salary and incredible perks offered by SNAP made signing the contract easy. But when she joins the SNAP team, there are a few things that seem a little off, least of which is the company ringtone that sounds like blood being pumped through a heart. The real trouble starts when Maxie learns the secret of who really runs SNAP and why she was hired. She starts...more
Shandy
Ok so I don't usually read vampire books, unless I know the author or something clicks with me. I decided to give SNAP a shot, because I liked the idea of old world vamps running a high end corporation. I mean it made sense that vampires being centuries old would be able to own and run a whole slew of businesses and in todays day and age with all the technology they could be relatively unknown. Ms Drier plays with this idea.
Maxie joins SNAP a international magazine, tv show and internet sensatio...more
Sarah Glenn
SNAP: The World Unfolds
by Michele Drier

Maxmillia Gwenoch, aka Maxie, is the new managing editor of SNAP. After years of working in women's magazines, she's finally reached the top. SNAP is the name of a conglomeration of print magazine (with editions in five languages), blog, and television publications dedicated to celebrities. Maxie works out of the office in LA, but makes regular trips to Miami, Rio, and other glam locations to rub shoulders with The Beautiful People. She's being paid a remar...more
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This was kind of an interesting way to start a vampire book for me. I mean its kind of like People, Extra, and TMZ all rolled into one, and then add in a mob like vampire family war and you get the general idea of what the book is going to be about. I have to admit that the whole celeb media thing appealed to me, because as much as I hate to admit it, I'm the girl who looks at celebrity gossip every morning to start my da...more
Aislynn (Stitch Read Cook)
Maxie is one of the top in her field, she’s highly sought after and paid well for what she does. When SNAP offered her the job of her dreams it took less than a millisecond for her to say yes – and with no regrets! With a gorgeous condo, car service and every perk you can imagine Maxie is loving her job.

What Maxie doesn’t know, is who she actually works with and for. When she’s attacked by a rival family, she’s finally told the truth and it scares the begeebers out of her! With a building attrac...more
T.T. Thomas
Imagine that you get the job of your dreams, the paycheck of the uber rich, the travel and expense account of the golden parachute crowd and then you fall in love with a tall, dark, handsome stranger who runs the company that just hired you. So far so good, right?

Imagine the shock, then, to discover the company is run by some very, very, very, very, very old vampires—and oh by the way, Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome drinks a cocktail called Bulls Blood, but I’m not saying a word about what that doe...more
C.A. Kunz
I (Carol of author duo C.A. Kunz) have to say Snap was quite an enjoyable read. Michele Drier introduces the reader to the world of a business Snap, which is a magazine that is owned by a very mysterious Baron. The female protagonist is introduced in chapter one. Maxmilla Gwenoch has been hired for Snap in an important position and quickly sees things are a little strange at her new work place. From the beginning you realize that there are more than just humans in this story. I won’t get into wh...more
Tera
This is an interesting twist to the vampire genre books. This shows what vampires could do with all the wealth they have acquired over the centuries. The vampires have gone into the media business - what better way to help cover tracks and acquire more capital - money, donors, etc. Matie has been in the business for awhile - working her way up through all the different stages through diff companies. She gets the job of magazine editor for snap. This is what she has been working up to. The presti...more
Nancyg
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun, take you away, summer read!, August 1, 2011
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I love the premise of this book - an old vampire family moving into the world of celebrity and high fashion. From her first day at her new job as managing editor of SNAP, a celebrity magazine, Maxie begins to notice things are a bit weird - half the staff don't come to work until dark, blood on t...more
My Book Addiction and More MBA
SNAP: THE WORLD UNFOLDS was book one in the series. This book was about Maxie Gwenoch. Maxie was hired at Snap, a high profile television and magazine company and was thrilled to get her dream job. That was until she found out her company was owned by vampires. The Kandeskys and the Hazars had been feuding for centuries and Maxie found herself in the middle of their vampire wars. Even after attempts on Maxie’s life and a botched kidnapping Maxie found herself falling for her vampire boss the han...more
Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
Stephanie Meyer is not the only writer that is able to create a vampire story that is both compelling and addicting. Drier creates a world where vampires and humans live and work alongside one another, but the humans are not always aware.

Maxie enters a new job and a whole new world opens up as well. Is she ready to face what she learns and enjoy the spoils that go with her new life? Will love trump danger? And now you may want to read SNAP: New Talent! I even had one woman who writes medieval r...more
Missyb
2 1/2 - 3 stars. I liked the characters, but this first book is rather boring. I never did figure out where the prelude figures into anything. Maxmillia has just been hired by SNAP, a entertainment magazine/tv show company. Turns out that a vampire family actually owns the company and many of the employees are vampires. This book spends a little too much time on explaining the company and the business it is in, but it has it's funny spots and the characters are likeable. A little more time on ed...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Maxie has just been hired to be the managing editor at SNAP. They cover celebrities in many different media forms. She is excited to begin her work and is paid more than expected.

The story takes a turn into the paranormal when someone tries to grab her. She finds that she is a pawn in a war between two vampire clans that have had conflict for generations.

The story is interesting. The plot is simple. The characters are unique. All of those are pluses for the story. I just didn't connect to it ver...more
June Gillam
Love this story! I've not read vampire literature before but this is woven so smoothly into "regular" life--really fun! We get to hop back and forth from Europe to North and South America, travel through 500 years of history, and learn about lifestyles other than human! I was shocked when end of World Unfolds came so soon, and now am on to following Maxie's amazing adventure in SNAP: New Talent, next in the The Kandesky Vampire Chronicles.
Angela
I wanted to add a review for this book because it was such fun to read!

Maxie is intelligent and at the top of her game. She is Managing Editor in the world of scandal and fashion! She is getting all the company perks and she has earned it!

The enviroment and the characters were so believable.

You have to love a book when a demon is described as part bodygaurd and part babysitter!

I am ready for the next in the series.

Wil A. Emerson
Clever, witty, funny, romantic. A hip gal named Maxie is out to prove she can make a popular magazine the best in the world. Little does she know that it's owned by a Vampire family. When her life is threatened one handsome beguiling family member comes to her rescue. How could she not fall in love with a guy who is not only handsome but worldly and wise..so handsome and so wise. Read this, you'll want to read the sequel, too.
Dale Bryant
A fun introduction to what i hope will be series of many books. now that maxie has tumbled head first into love and a whole new twist on the publishing world. Maxie is smart about many things, but sufficiently naive to let her get herself into bizarre situations. and now that she's in the middle of a vampire war, well, only the next book will tell.

fun and smart and sexy. bring on more.
Rorie
This book looked right up my alley, but it is simply not very good. Description of the characters is lacking as is much substantive interaction. There is a lot around the corner but not enough to save this first book. Typos and wrong words (what instead of when etc) are present throughout. Disappointing.
Brandi Matherly
I loved this entire series! I liked how well the characters were developed and how the story line grabbed me from the beginning. I couldn't wait to start the next book! Michelle does a great job grabbing your attention and keeping it from beginning to end!
Sabrena
I couldn't finish this book, there was information but not enough and it went from first to third person so quickly that I was turned off, not including the spelling and grammar issues I noticed within the first few pages...

liirogue
I really enjoyed the beginning of the story. I was really interested in the magazine and the running of the entertainment business. Ironically, as soon as the vampire stuff showed up, I lost interest.
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