The Accidental Vampire (Argeneau #7)
Ever since an accident turned her into a knockout vamp, Elvi Black's been catching her z's in a coffin, staying out of the sun, and giving up garlic. She knows there's more to being undead than what she saw in Dracula, but she can't very well ask her mortal friends about proper biting etiquette. But when her neighbors placed a personal ad for her in the local paper, she n...more
THE ACCIDENTAL VAMPIRE is an amusing story with great characters. It also gives a slightly different take on the standard Vampire Romance, wherein the main characters are all in their 60's and the Vampires are decendents of Atlantis. This is also not a series that you need to read in order, which is great. It's nice to just pick up a book and not need a huge ammount of back story to know what's going on.
Elvie Black was accidentally tu...more
Ah, the eternal question: where the [insert expletive of choice:] are the editors?
I spend a lot of time wondering this. I see movies like, for example, The Da Vinci Code, and am astonished that apparently, in every single stage of production, everyone involved failed to notice -- and remark upon -- the fact...more
I enjoyed a lot the fact that the heroine was a woman of 60 something when she was turned into a vampire.This was so different from everything I have read before. Although I think it is IMPORTANT to clarify that even though she was turned at that age, afterwards she looked like a 25 year old woman. This made...more
I chose it due to the blurb on the back, and I didn't regret it one second. It is as funny and unusual a vampire romance as I thought it would be. It had all the "usual stuff" with lifemates, the gorgeous looking vampires and so on, but the story in itself turned out to be surprising and inventive.
I mean, really... a 62 year old woman becoming a vampire by accident? A whole town standing behind her as she tries to find her way through the new un-life? And best friends so i...more
I wasn't disappointe...more
In other words: a lighthearted, sexy, funny romp that serves to entertain the reader; allowing them to be taken away better than any Calgon bath could ever do.
If you're looking to escape, this is as good a series as you're gonna find.
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. There was the occasional clunky phrase or wrong homonym usage that made me roll my eyes (what is the deal lately with editors/copyeditors not understanding that "slamming on the breaks" is NOT correct? This is the second time I've seen it used this way in a month!), but the story itself was...more
I picked the most interesting looking book (they all looked pretty grim) from the select...more
-- vampires with "nanos." The concept of the origin of vampires (from Atlantis, of all places) was a unique, if not absurd one. Brownie points for creativity though.
-- vampires can't be old and wrinkly, they must be all hot and vibrant. That's why the 62 y...more
The main character 'Elvi' (real name is Ellen, but she goes by the nickname Elvi because she's a vampire now, and thats what vampires do. Plus it's a take on Elvira.) is an absolute dumbass.
'I got rid of all the mirrors in my house because vampires (and thats what I am now) don't have reflections... never mind the fact that I still had a reflection after I became a vampire, I'm sure it's gone now but I'm too chicken...more
Lynsay Sands has one of the easiest to understand explanations of Vampirism or as the Argeneau's prefer, Immortals. Technology is a very cool thing to base your plot line on! I love it, and I really loved this story of an actual accidental vampire.
Elvi was changed on a trip to Mexico with her best friend and since it was the whole town of Port Henry that encouraged her to go they all feel guilty about her becoming a vamp. So they make arrangement's. Arrangements of all sorts, from findi...more
Five years ago sixty-something Elvi, on a what was supposed to be a sun and fun filled vacation in Mexico, suddenly found herself turned into a vampire. With no maker hanging around to show her the immortal ropes Elvi turned to the movie, Bram Stoker's Dracula, to learn how to be a successful creature of the night. So for the last five years Elvi has avoided garlic and crosses, and worn only black. Elvi knows sh...more
Title: The Accidental Vampire
Series: Argeneau #7
Author: Lynsay Sands
Ellen Black went on a holiday to Mexico looking 60 odd years old, she came back looking younger than 30. Well wouldn't we all like that to happen! Talk about a cure for age. But when you wake up with your teeth sunk into your best friends neck after an accident, you might think differently. Ellen's life changed a lot that day. She hasn't eaten or stepped into a church or even slept in a bed since...more
We weren't really introduced to Victor or Elvi or any other of the characters that are featured throughout this book and that's not a bad thing.
Elvi is this fantastic character who is a Vampire, and acts like a Vampire to please her neighbors in town. This town supports Elvi and helps take care of her because they feel responsible for her turning. She was turned on a vacation down in Mexico, though no one really knows how.
Victor is sent in by the council to get to the bottom of...more