How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, #1)
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How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake #1)

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Nobody said love was perfect...

Roman Draganesti is charming, handsome, rich...he's also a vampire. But this vampire just lost one of his fangs sinking his teeth into something he shouldn't have. Now he has one night to find a dentist before his natural healing abilities close the wound, leaving him a lop-sided eater for all eternity.

Things aren't going well for Shanna Whel...more
Mass Market Paperback, 371 pages
Published July 26th 2005 by Avon
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Dana Aerys
Dec 29, 2012 Dana Aerys rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: No one really
What can I say...
The ideas in the book are interesting, it's what kept me reading. BUT the quality was horrible. felt like I was reading the draft of a book. Some things could have been fleshed out a lot more. Many things were repetitive! God's blood it was repetitive!! lol.

I give the ideas 3/5, quality 2/5.

Would I read it again? NO...
Continue the series? NO!
Recommend it? Maybe not. It annoyed me for the most part, especially the dumb rushed ending.
Rebecca (everyday reader)
When a vampire has to go to a dentist to fix a fang, I'm sorry but it is just funny. I think the way Shanna is introduced to Roman's world is a page turning ride. Their attraction to one another is off the charts, and vampire sex is cool! Her dad is the monster he accuses the vamps of being. I love how good they are for each other, Roman needs love and Shanna hasn't had good males around her. This is a great beginning for the series. Great read!!
DarienMoya
^^HOW TO DO NUMEROUS EYE ROLLS!^^

I do believe this book was feckin with me, it was outrageous, and a little bit on the cheesy side. Let us rephrase, a lot on the cheesy side, and through all this, the book moves quite well. I laughed a little, and I did like some of the characters introduced, but sadly, it wasn’t the main characters.

Shanna is in the witness protection program, and is working as a dentist.
Ridiculous 1- she is afraid of blood, but she is a bloody dentist. I don’t know who though...more
UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

A big thanks to my GR friends who recommended this story! You were all right; it's funny, quirky, sexy, and I'm looking forward to reading more!
Sheryl
Although I'm only halfway through, I feel compelled to post a review. To compare, I like this a lot more than the annoying "Sookie Stackhouse" novel though it sort of reminds me of it. There are two extremely annoying things about this book:
1. "God's Blood!" This is the phrase that the main character utters every other paragraph. It was mildly cute the first time, annoying the second time, and by the 2,456th time I gladly would have dug out my eyeballs with a rusty spoon to avoid seeing it type...more
valee
OMG! This book was great, totally hilarious and sweet. I was laughing really hard the whole time while reading it. There were so many funny situations... I must say that Kerrelyn Spark has an amazing imagination and a great writing style. I loved this book. It has interesting characters and situations, good plot lines. I couldn't put it down.

Roman was the sweetest hero, and I just needed to see his HEA, he totally deserved to have a happy ending. He was so tormented. I can't wait to read the nex...more
Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~
I was really liking this book straight from page one.I found myself laughing out loud at a few things, but as the story carried on laughter turned into frustration and annoyance. Shanna basically cried through the entire book. It was nerve wrecking, every little thing brought tears to her eyes. I did like Roman he was definitely an interesting character as well as a few others. The Highlanders really peeked my interest. I hope they get books of their own. This series will probably be one I read...more
Dharma Kurlind
Want to play a fun drinking game? Take a shot every time any character in this book cries, tears up, or their eyes start to burn. You'll be tanked for 12 hours straight.
Shelly
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Chandra
I just...I just...I just can't. I tried.
Julianna
Feb 20, 2012 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Lighter Paranormal Romance
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"4.5 stars" I've been following a few tried and true paranormal vampire romance series, but haven't read any new ones in a while. I was hoping to liven things up with a whole new group of vamps, and that's exactly what happened with How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire. The Love at Stake series has a slightly different mythology than the other series I've been reading, plus an added dose of humor that isn't often found in the paranormal sub-genre. Kerrelyn Sparks uses a goo...more
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Jan 10, 2013 t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone how enjoys humor, vampires and dentists
Recommended to t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ by: PA Lupton, Enabler extrodinaire
Shelves: owned, 4-star-read
On the run from the Russian Mob Shanna finds herself protected by a vampire lord. She also finds herself hunted by a vampire lord. Can things get worse, yup they can..she falls in love with her vampire lord...well she doesn't know he is a vampire at first...worst of all...her father is not a diplomat....

My first Kerrelyn Sparks novel and I must say I LOVED it! Her characters are funny, quirky and completely lovable. The reach out of the pages and grab you. She writes from both her heroine's POV...more
AH


That was fun! A nice, light, vampire romance comedy.

This was my first experience reading Kerrilyn Sparks’ books and it will not be my last. Ms. Sparks takes the vampire mythology and adds her own hilarious twists.

Our hero Roman Draganesti is a 500-ish year old vampire who has dedicated his life to the development of synthetic blood for use by both humans and vampires. While testing a novel blood delivery system (you really need to read that part) Roman loses a fang. He needs to find a dentist t...more
Sophie
Ok, tell me the truth:

What comes to your mind when somebody puts as a statement (or guide) something like: HOW TO…

I’ll tell you a few:

HOW TO change a tire in your car: practical guide on how to maneuver with a big rolling rubber and not crush your fingers in the process.

HOW TO pick the best lettuce at the produce section of a local supermarket: easy tips that allow you to search for the freshest lettuce and / or any other vegetable, in order not to spend $0.69 / a lb. for a green ingredient nobo...more
Rachel Maloney
Mar 24, 2011 Rachel Maloney rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of trite, poorly written romance with weak/assinine lead characters
Maybe it's a personal pet peeve, but when authors have their lead characters jump to wild conclusions, fail to discuss said conclusions with anyone, and then act on said conclusions (which are unfailingly incorrect), in order to create or fill out the plot, it feels like a cop-out. Too many romance authors feel the need to fill up pages by making the female lead uber-judgmental and apparently incapable of perception checking (i.e. having a conversation) -- something I find personally offensive....more
Carolyn F.
Shanna is a dentist in the witness protection program after testifying against a Russian mobster. The mobster sends out a vampire hitman to kill her at the same time that Roman comes to get one of his fangs fixed. He rescues her, while she does the "Yes, you rescued me, but can I really trust you because I don't know you and even though you rescued me I'm going to treat you like the enemy." Eventually you think Shanna has finally made up her mind regarding Roman, but no one minute she says it wo...more
Lauren
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire
3 Stars

Roman Dragnesti, a vampire master with a broken fang, is in dire need of a dentist. Enter Shanna Whelan in hiding after testifying against the Russian Mafia and suffering from an intense blood phobia. With hit men and bloodthirsty vampires after her, Shanna has no choice but to accept help from Roman and his sexy security detail.

The world building and characters are very appealing, but could have been fleshed out better. The romance is sweet and the writ...more
★Ruth★
Meh!

It was kinda...."eh"

With a side of......"Shrugs"

Yea, so, anywho, onto the next series :)
Toana
Mar 30, 2011 Toana rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: pnr fans
God's blood, this book is hysterically funny.

Kerrelyn Sparks brings the creatures of the night to life in a fun, entertaining way.
*I have not laught this much while reading a book in a long time...*

"Shanna Whelan, a dentist which life has been turned upside down. Pretty much since after surviving an attack by the Russian mafia,which in turn Shanna testified against. Although she is now in Witness protection system Shanna cannot be kept safe, because those hunting her are Immortal. The one to fea...more
Lady Allison
Oct 09, 2010 Lady Allison rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who likes humor vamp books
Shelves: vamps, epub
Okay, so Shanna Whelan is in the Witness Protection Program because she was a key witness in a mass murder by the Russian Mob so she's laying low in Manhatten as Jane the-blend-in-as-best-I-can dentist. Just as she begins to tire of her boring new life (calling the pizza guy for three nights straight just to have someone to talk to gets a bit old after a while), in pops Roman Dragonesti with a middle of the night visit in need of a dentist to fix his fang (funny story about how it fell out!). He...more
Liz
Oh this was a great book!! I was feeling like reading a paranormal romance and somehow found this book. What a great find!!

This book was pretty funny. It was nominally sexy. It didn't knock my socks off, sex-wise. But it was really modern, which I guess I should expect since its a paranormal novel. I think I must be used to historical romances!

Anyways, this story is about Shanna Whelan. She's a dentist and she's also in Witness Protection. A while back, she had witnessed the murder of her best...more
Cathy
May 12, 2009 Cathy rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: paranormal romance fans, Lynsay Sands fans
Completely silly. Badly written, very juvenile. I listed it as a humor book but I doubt the author intended that categorization. I kept wondering what her editor had actually done, because I know very little about editing but I would never have allowed a book to be published that was that repetitive and silly. The love interest, Roman, swears, "G-d's Blood!" on almost every page; a "G-d's Blood" drinking game would have given me a horrible hangover, I assure you. I'm all for a catch phrase and e...more
Angel Cullen
i LOVED LOVED LOVED this novel ... !!!
I'm totally in love with vampires but this novel took it to the next level !
i also think I'm in love with Roman ... too bad he is taken :(
okay ... now that I'm a little bit less frantic ... i can begin :

Shanna Whelan is a dentist who's leading a very boring life ... because she is under the protection of the witness protection program because she saw something she was not suppose to see since she was at the wrong place at the wrong time, or was she ???

Roman...more
marlene
i assumed this was going to be along the lines of the Sands Argeneau series. even the premise was the same. vamp meets human who resists mind control. fleeing from danger commences. they fall in love. all with a healthy dose of humor. this book tried really hard to do all of that but fell short. maybe it was because i was comparing it to something else, a series i love?

there were a few funny spots i the beginning of the book then it all went flat. the characters kept having dialog with themselv...more
Hbeebti
This is a new series for me. I was pleasantly suprised how much I enjoyed it. There was action but not in a strong kind of way. This book is not serious by any means. Just very funny and entertaining. Roman is a hot mad scientist kinda vamp who needs a dentist, why you ask? Well you have to read to find out and the reason is pretty funny to me. Shanna works a a 24/7 dentist clinic and that is where they meet. Both characters are pretty great in their own way.

Oh man and let me tell you there are...more
~J~ Riverina Romantics
3.5 stars

Short and simple.

I enjoyed the anticipation of the Romance for the first half of the book, but it fell a bit flat for me at the end.

Merve  Özcan
Roman Draganesti bir vampir ufak bir kaza sonucu vampir dişlerinden birini kaybedince bir dişçiye gitmeye karar verir. Tanık koruma programında olan Shanna bu vampirin dişçisidir. eli silahlı adamlar dişçiye saldırınca Roman Shennayı kurtarır. Aralarında bir ilişki gelişmeye başlar. Ama Romanın harem sorunu Shannanın hayatının tehlikede olması gibi konular bu ilişkiyi hiç kolay hala getirmez.

kitap gerçekten güzel bir seriye ait içinde iskoç vampirler etekleriyle dolaşıyorlar. ben seriyi daha çok...more
Stephanie
I was lucky enough to win this, and the rest of best selling author Kerrelyn Sparks‘ back catalogue, through an Avon romance competition a few weeks ago. I have to say that I was a little dubious about the books, given that I’m not generally a huge romance reader, and vampires tend to hold very little appeal for me. However, I cracked up laughing when I read the blurb to How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire, and knew that I was going to have a fun time with this book. See for yourself:

Roman Dragen...more
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would. It was always popping up in my GR recommendations, but I just kept on avoiding it. Since it fit a challenge category, I decided to read it. I'm glad that I did.

This book was funny. The premise for the hero and heroine's meeting was absurd and how it happened was even more absurb, but it was hilarious. Kerrelyn Sparks has a great sense of humor. I found myself laughing more than a few times while reading this. I initially avoided this because...more
Sonia
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I loved this book from the beginning. The writing style is exactly the right combination of enough dialogues (what I like), good characters and most especially humor. Humor is what made me fall in love with this book from the first page.

Roman Draganesti is a 500-hundred old vampire who is the head of one of 4 world´s biggest vampire covens and also owns a multi-million dollar company that produces artificial blood. The hilarious part of the...more
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Kerrelyn Sparks is the New York Times bestselling author of a series that mimics its sexy heroes by refusing to die. Now up to book thirteen, the Love at Stake series spreads laughter worldwide in thirteen different languages. In spite of a tendency to nibble on necks or howl at the moon, Kerrelyn’s vampire and shapeshifter heroes are still wonderfully romantic.

Please visit www.kerrelynsparks.com...more
More about Kerrelyn Sparks...
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“Look, Laszlo. I'll have the dentist with me, and I don't want to alarm her any more than necessary. So take Vanna out of the backseat and stick her in the trunk."

Shanna halted. Her mouth dropped open. Her throat seized up, making it hard to breathe.

I don't care how much crap you have in the trunk. We're not driving around with a naked body in the car."

Oh no! She gasped for air. He was a hit man.”
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“Gregori strutted toward the door. "I'm too sexy for my cape, too sexy for my fangs. Too sexy." He whirled in a circle, then struck a disco pose with a hand pointing at the ceiling. "Too sexy!" He left with a flourish of his cape.” 90 likes
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