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The Lady is a Vamp (Argeneau #17)

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"New York Times" bestselling author Lynsay Sands, one of paranormal romance's original superstars, delivers a scorching and delightful story of a mortal man on a mission--and the Vamp who is his only hope.

One late night leads to...

Kidnapped When Jeanne Louise Argeneau left work, she never thought she'd end up tied down by a good-looking mortal. More attracted than annoye
Mass Market Paperback, 372 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Avon Books
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This could have been so much better. It was a sad story. Much heavier than other books in the series. Widower (of 2 years) has a 5 year old daughter dying of brain cancer. Yikes! The irony was that the sad part of the story was not what you'd expect. The little girl was cute and she was actually a pleasant distraction in the story b/c the heroine was taking her pain so she would eat and have fun. The story zoomed along until it ground to a screeching hault. Only to be resolved by a solution that ...more
Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ♥
Jul 09, 2012 Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ♥ rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, arc
You can read this reveiw and more at Forever Book Lover.

The last book was not my favorite and I was hoping that I would not be disappointed in this book. Sometimes when you have so many in a series I find sometimes the storylines lose their uniqueness, perhaps the names are different but the same plight is there.

I am happy to say this book reaffirmed my love of the Argeneau series. This book is about true love, what one would forsake for the ones they love. In this case a father would do anythi
Aug 25, 2012 Kayla rated it did not like it
BORING!! This series just keeps on going downhill. Mundane things described in GREAT detail, boring sex that ALWAYS ends the same way (couple passed out wherever they are), and the list goes on. I'm disappointed with this book. Thought there would be more action considering she got KIDNAPPED, but no. The only way I will read another one of this series is if the couple are interesting and if the story has a good plot with a little ACTION!!! I hate reading about every little detail of their shower ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
THE LADY IS A VAMP and I got off to a rocky start. Sands’s vampires experience the ennui of ages by losing appetites; food, sex, the passions of life start to fade away. Finding their intended life mate brings all of those senses back on line.

When Jeanne Louise wakes up wrapped in chains with a strange man offering her food and water, my initial reaction was to assume that she was either insanely powerful or just plain addled when she had no normal fight or flight reactions to the situation. As
Amy Jacobs
Jul 30, 2012 Amy Jacobs rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
The Lady Is A Vamp by Lynsay Sands is the 17th book in the Argeneau Vampire series. I have been a fan of author Lynsay Sands for a long time now. I have loved her books, gushed about the books, and even interviewed the author and characters on the blog. When the newest book in the series arrived in my mailbox, I mowed everyone down that stood in my way to the reading chair and settled in for a few hours to devour the story.

Paul Jones is on a mission to save his daughter. She is dying of a brain
MB (What she read)
As a novel, I enjoyed it, I guess. I liked the move away from the Rogue Hunters theme, and back towards Sands' old style. (I find the RH premise rather boring.) There was no humor in this one. I missed that.

BUT: As far as romance, this wasn't at all for me. I found Jeanne Louise's character to be a total mood-killer. I finished the book with no respect and actual dislike for her character. Her decision that drove the conflict part of the plot may have been realistic IRL, but it certainly was the
May 01, 2012 Judy rated it it was amazing
The Lady is a Vamp by Lynsay Sands
Argeneau Series Book 17
Jeanne Louise Argeneau has dreamed of finding her life mate. At the young age of almost one hundred and three, she may have a very long wait ahead of her...or not. After being abducted on her way home from work and chained into a bed by a rather handsome man, she quickly realizes she can't read him. Meaning...possible life mate. Only this man only has one thing in mind for Jeanne Louise and it has nothing to do with the bed. He wants help
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Dec 04, 2012 t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lovers of Vampire PNR
Linsay Sand's Argeneau series never gets old...another fantastic read as the Family expands again!


One late night leads to...

Kidnapped When Jeanne Louise Argeneau left work, she never thought she'd end up tied down by a good-looking mortal. More attracted than annoyed, she quickly realizes there is more to her abductor than meets the eye.

One desperate act leads to...

Love? Paul Jones has need of a vampire, and only Jeanne Louise will do. He just has to convince this beauty of a Vamp to
Jane Mercer
Jul 13, 2013 Jane Mercer rated it it was ok
Ok if these don't pick up I may be giving up on the Argeneau series the last was disappointing too.
As a romance it is passable as a supernatural romance the same as anything else ....
I'm used to larger than life characterisations a reasonable plot and a decent story with more than a touch of humour, and though this had a decent plot it fell wide of being a satisfying story.
Paul Jones's daughter is dying of cancer so he kidnaps an immortal to save her life, Jeanne Louise Argeneau being the immort
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://www.longandshortreviews.blogsp...

It’s not too often that an Argeneau gets kidnapped. Usually it’s done by bad guys and the result is never good. This time around it’s for a higher purpose and the lines between good and bad are blurred. Two wrongs usually don’t make a right but in this case they did; it also made for a great read and a fascinating story.

The conflict is powerful in this latest romance from Ms. Sands. It’s about making a choice and living with the conse
Sep 22, 2012 Vickie rated it really liked it
The Lady is a Vamp – Book 17 in The Argeneau Series

The immortals in The Argeneau Series are a different sort of immortals. They are originally from Atlantis. The Atlanteans were a highly developed race and way ahead of their time in technology. A group of scientists developed nanotechnology and introduced the nanos to human hosts which rids humans of disease or sickness and keeps them at their peak condition. The only drawback was that the nanos consumed massive amounts of blood, more than the h
Beatrice Drury
Apr 25, 2015 Beatrice Drury rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed all the Argeneau books that I have read, but I think that this is my favorite.

Paul Jones, a mortal, kidnaps Jeanne Louise Argeneau, an immortal, to ask her to save the life of his five year old daughter, Livy who is dying of a brain tumor. Jeanne stays when she gets attached to Livy and realizes that Paul is her life mate. They must figure a way to turn both Livy and Paul to become the family they want to be. They must also find a way to escape her family who is hunting Paul
Barbara ★
This one is missing the humor of others in the series though I totally loved Livy - what a sweet little girl. I think it just proves that geniuses have little common sense. Some of the things Paul did were just stupid and without any forethought. I liked the way Jeanne Louise handled the kidnapping but seriously once she realized he was her soul mate, there really wasn't any other way to react. And really who couldn't fall in love with Livy.
May 29, 2014 Heike rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Und wieder schafft es Lynsay Sands mich mit diesem 17. Band zu begeistern!

Jeanne Louise Argeneau wird von dem sterblichen Paul Jones entführt, um dessen todkranke Tochter durch eine Wandlung zu retten! Jeanne entdeckt, daß es sich um ihren Lebensgefährten handelt, da sie ihn weder lesen noch beeinflussen kann. Das macht die ganze Angelegenheit natürlich ziemlich kompliziert, da jeder Unsterbliche in seinem Dasein nur einen Menschen wandeln darf. Für sie stellt sich also die Frage, ob sie diese e
Stephanie  G
Hoping to save someone he loves, Paul Jones kidnaps Jeanne Louise Argeneau to try and convince her to help him in a way only an immortal can. He thinks he's prepared, yet the one thing he never planned on was falling in love with the woman who has become much more than his captive. Jeanne Louise should be furious with Paul but she understands his motives and soon realizes that he's more than just her abductor, he's her lifemate. But lifemates or not, laws have been broken and Jeanne Louis and Pa ...more
Jennifer Swan Hopkins
Feb 10, 2013 Jennifer Swan Hopkins rated it it was ok
Shelves: cn-fantasy
The first book offered an interesting theory/explanation for vampirism and a cute reason to kidnap someone.

The rest of the 16 books were all the same basic story using the exact same "love" scenes (well, the names WERE changed...) From the foreplay (i.e. her "core", the way they all kissed, the "hard nubs"...), and the exact same theme, down to the repeated theory and reactions that went on for pages over and over and over again. Same, same, same. 'yawn. I mostly skipped those parts.

The endings
Jun 12, 2014 Fanny rated it really liked it
Desde que lei los primeros libros de la saga Argeneau tuve mucha curiosidad por leer la historia de Jeanne, asi que estaba maravillada cuando lei la sinopsis.
El libro me encanto, se me hizo tan divertido y original como todos los anteriores, el libro se te pasa en un suspiro o al menos a mi me sucedio, me lo lei en una tarde, una tarde muy divertida debo añadir!
Soy la unica que despues de este libro quiere leer la historia de Livy?? y tambien tengo mucha curiosidad por el libro de Bricker, (o au
Feb 14, 2016 Kinga rated it really liked it
Way back when I was reading the first few books I was also snooping around the upcoming books because I was curious about the couples. Then I didn't the blurb for this one. I actually hated it.
But here I am. And I loved it.

It was the first Argeneau book that made me cry. It was an emotional read.

I love Jeanne Louise and how she handled the situation was just befitting.
I can't say I was very impressed by Paul. the first half was amazing and I'm glad he wasn't refusing to pursue his feelings f
Apr 25, 2014 Nic rated it really liked it
I am a fan of the Argeneau series and certainly enjoy following the search for love for each member. A kidnapped Argeneau is a rare thing but it can happy to the best of them at the hands of a clever scientist. Not the normal path to love but it gets there in the end. One can never say Lynsay Sands is formulaic in the method her characters meet up in even if the sex scenes seem a little bit.

This was not my favourite of the series but nor was it my least favourite. It dragged in places and Jeanne
Jun 30, 2012 Stephanie rated it really liked it
Originally Posted June 30, 2012 at THE LADY IS A VAMP
A Peripheral Argeneau Goes Upclose and Personal

An Argeneau Novel

by Lynsay Sands
July 31, 2012
Mass Market Paperback 384 pages
E-Book (Kindle Filesize: 5KB)
Disclosure: E-Galley via Edelweiss. No remuneration exchanged and except as noted all opinions are my own.

The Argeneau’s are hungry for love—and Lynsay Sands’s bestselling paranormal romance series starring the enormously popular vampire family is hotter t
Dotti Elrick
Aug 18, 2012 Dotti Elrick rated it really liked it
I am a huge fan of this series, and was a bit disappointed with the last book, Christian's story. This one was much, much better. I was looking forward to learning more about Jeanne Louise.
Leaving work one morning, Jeanne Louise, is kidnapped my a mortal. When she wakes up she finds herself chained to the bed by a very handsome mortal, Paul, whom she cannot read or control. Knowing this she suspects he is her life mate. She also learns the reason for the kidnapping. He needs her to save the lif
Jul 28, 2012 CaroleDee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really think Lynsay Sands is getting back in the swing of things with her latest, The Lady is Vamp. I'll be honest and admit the last few didn't spark my interest like the first few in the series and I was starting to get a little worried. Well, let me tell you Ms. Sands brought it back and in a big way. The characters were highly enjoyable and the story line brought a sense of 'reality' to the fantasy land of vampires.

What wouldn't we do to ensure the survival of our children?

Paul Jones is in
Romancing the Book
Aug 04, 2012 Romancing the Book rated it really liked it
Posted on Romancing the Book's blog
Reviewed by Patti
Review Copy Provided by the Publisher

The Argeneau series has been one of my favorites for a long time. I love the way Lynsay Sands characters interact with each other. In every book there are references or glimpses of characters from stories I’ve read before. Old favorites popping up always make me smile. Every time I read one of these stories I know I am going to go on a journey. I laugh, smile, sigh, cry, and sometimes get angry or even nervo
Apr 22, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
I really loved this addition to the Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands. Under a Vampire Moon is a step-removed from the overarching arc and all the more focused on the characters central to The Lady is a Vamp. Don't get me wrong - I do enjoy long arcs, but it was a brilliant change of gear to shift focus solely to the couple at the heart of this book.

Jeannie Louise finally gets her story - and Paul makes the perfect partner. In a way, this was reminiscent of the early books - because the vast major
Aug 02, 2012 AL rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it-done-it
This book was about Paul finding a cure for his daughter, Livy. By kidnapping Jeanne Louise, which he knew she was an immortal. He wanted his daughter to be turned because she has a cancer and was dying slowly. The poor man didn't want to lose his daughter too and he lost his wife (the love of his life) couple months ago and couldn't bear to watch his daughter to wither away and die. But things turned to a different plan or way. Jeanie found out Paul was her Life Mate. It was beautiful book. I a ...more
Iris (Paranormal Cravings Book Reviews)
“This new book of the Argeneau series is tough with fun vampire comedy that keep readers coming back for more.!”

The lady is a Vamp, The Vamp in this case is Jeanne Louise a gorgeous vampire scientist who finds herself kidnapped by one desperate and handsome "geek" father. He only has one goal in mind and that is to persuade Jeanne Louise to stay and help him, which is not easy if she just woke up chained to your bed. Jeanne Louise has set her mind on escaping but what she didn't expected was to
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
Aug 02, 2012 Dani C. (Paulette's Papers) rated it it was amazing
I am a fan of this series and I have read every single book. In fact as soon as this was downloaded into my Kindle I read it. I gobbled it up in less than one day and was left wanting more.

The Lady is a Vamp deals with a widower situation. For very personal reasons I hate reading widower stories. They are usually the most unromantic stories ever written. I have to hand it to Ms. Sands for not going that route. While this story was a bit more somber than her others, it was no less entertaining. T
Apr 08, 2013 Lorre rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Lady is a Vamp is about Jeanne Louise Argeneau.
At only 103 years old she never expected to find her lifemate yet cause the rest of her family had to wait hundreds of years to finally meet their lifemate. And then she met Paul Jones... but not in normal circomstances... Paul kidnapped Jeanne Louise cause he desperately needs her help as a vampire.

I just adored Livy, she's such a sweet, vibrant 5-year old. She's the most adorable little girl and it made me feel so sad that she was suffering.
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
This book made up for the last book Lynsay Sands put out there. This book was amazing & made me cry once! Although I will throw in that Jeanne Luise is a little too forgiving at the accident at the end.

Geez. I'm not even sure where to start. I guess to sum it up, Paul who works at Argeneau lost his wife to a drunk driver & recently found out his 5 year old daughter has a teminal brain tumor. He kidnaps Jeanne to convince her to change his daughter to a Vamp. Jeane Luise figures out with
Apr 23, 2012 Allison rated it really liked it
It's Jeanne Louise's turn in this story. Upon leaving work, she is rendered unconscious and wakes up in chains, but it doesn't last long. She finds out that she has been kidnapped by a desperate mortal father (a research scientist that works for the Argeneaus) of a little girl dying of cancer and she can't read him. She's now out to help this small family while they are being chased by Enforcers because they still think she has been kidnapped. Good story. I like the story line twist that makes t ...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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