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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
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
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
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
A Vampire puts a singles ad in the paper and boy does she get a response. Victor Argeneau and his assistant DJ drive out to the small town of Port Henry to meet this woman and find out what is going on. It's not exactly discreet placing an ad in the paper - and since Vincent works for the Vampires ruling Council, it's his job to access the damage and possibly bring this potential "Rogue Vampire" back to the council for judgement.
Vincent is in for a surprise when he gets to Port Henr ...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
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
Elvi was an IDIOT. I think this was meant to be funny, but it was a torturous nightmare!!!
Jessica's review sums my feeling up 100% so I encourage any and everyone to read her review.
Here's the link; https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
He arrives with DJ and is not happy to learn that he is not alone - Edward, Harper and Alessandro have heeded the call also.
Ellen Stone (aka Elvi Black) is the town vampire. She was created by accident down in Mexico, whilst in the middle of a car wreck. She doesn't know the rules and has been breaking them big time.
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 never imagined she'd meet Victor Argeneau, a vampire who could have ...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
What can I say? I think these books have just lost that spark I felt in books 2 & 3. Hmmm. This was a totally different setting. Victor (Vincent's dad) who works as an enforcer is sent to investigate who's behind a "Single Vampire" ad. So he travels to Port Henry to meet this mysterious Elvie. If she is a vampire and is advertising herself as such, he will have to bring her to justice for exposing herself.
But she has no clue about the ad, her best f ...more
I wasn't disappointe ...more
Losing his lifemate has made Victor a bitter, lonely man. He even avoids contact with Vincent, his son, and the only thing that keeps him going is his job as an law enforcer for the council.
When he is sent to Port Henry on a c ...more
The accidental vampire is based on Lucian's brother, Victor, who is also on the council. When council gets word of a vampire outside Toronto who is breaking several laws, Victor is sent to find out what's happening. When he gets there he finds Elvi, who's been turned with no idea how she became a vampire, or how to live as one. Elvi also turns out to be unreadable by Victor, which complicates the problem of the council's verdict.
I loved this installment. The plot was totally unlike an ...more
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
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 just finished a reread of this book. This time I decided to try it in audio. I love this book. It's cute and fun, a light easy read. I did not care for the narrator of the audiobook, however. She had a voice that was stilted and sounded almost like a computer program. I would recommend the book version for this novel.