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

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  28,651 Ratings  ·  1,470 Reviews
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
Mass Market Paperback, 371 pages
Published July 26th 2005 by Avon
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Ozzy Mikhail what vampire loses his tooth? A vampire that doesn't use his fangs.
what kind of dentist is wigged out over blood? Well if your far enough in to the…more
what vampire loses his tooth? A vampire that doesn't use his fangs.
what kind of dentist is wigged out over blood? Well if your far enough in to the book you'll see that she was traumatized after she had become a dentist and not before she became one (I think its chapter 8 that explains this...) im really trying not to put any spoilers in here and its pretty hard ive only gotten to about chapter 9 Gods blood does get a bit annoying lol but from what i can tell its not really that foolish simply very complex. hope this answered your questions :)

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Dana Aerys
Dec 29, 2012 Dana Aerys rated it it was ok
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.
Nov 04, 2016 Jilly rated it really liked it
You know those Master Vampires who are all suave, debonair, alpha-sexy, and charming as hell? This guy is the anti-that. Roman is a master vamp who is depressed, sexless, and a bit of a geek. He's into that sciency stuff. Now, I admit that I like to science with my friends, especially if it involves researching abs, alien sex, or mermen who don't have tails (or fins, or gills - why were they called mermen again?), and such. But, Roman spends all of his time in the lab doing non-vampire sex stuff ...more

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
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4.5 Stars I really enjoyed this book. I seen all the mixed reviews and I was worried so I put off reading this series for awhile, but this book was really good! This book was so funny. I enjoyed Roman and Shanna as a couple they were very cute, and I like the layout of this vampire world. I liked a lot of the other characters that you meet in this story and hope they get stories of their own.
Looking forward to reading the next one and I would highly recommend this book to any vamp book lovers!
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Oct 26, 2015 Rebecca (everyday reader) rated it it was amazing
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!!
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

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!
Dharma Kurlind
Jul 12, 2011 Dharma Kurlind rated it did not like it
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.
Aug 27, 2013 Chandra rated it did not like it
I just...I just...I just can't. I tried.
Mar 13, 2011 Sheryl rated it liked it
Shelves: possibles, vampires
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
Mar 12, 2015 Yodamom rated it really liked it
Funny, I snickered through out the book. Light and funny, not anything too deep. Great romance and characters some in Kilts.
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, #1) by Kerrelyn Sparks
Wow, did things get hot in this book! (And I'm not talking about the blood in the microwave)

If you're looking for a quirky, laugh-out-loud vampire read, then sink your fangs I mean fang into this book!! I would definitely recommend this book to paranormal and vampire lovers. Although the book is NOT suitable for young readers.

From the very first chapter, I could not stop laughing. The incredulity and humor made th
Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~
Sep 30, 2013 Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010
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
Jan 09, 2016 Erika marked it as did-not-finish
DNF at 10%

Yeah, don't think this is for me. The opening scene with the sex doll wasn't the kind of scene I look for in my romance. Plus, after reading more reviews while trying to decide whether or not to continue, I don't think this book is really my type.

Jan 04, 2016 Sara rated it did not like it
1 star

Okeey, so this was a disappointment...
I really hoped this would be interesting, but it ended up being completely flat.

The poor centuries old vampire who was a monk and still believes in god, ya da ya da... Got real tired, real fast.
The whole thing about vampires being "creatures from hell" too. One thing is them being Buffy-like, but now this? come ON. have mercy on ME.

The only cool thing in this book was how the main character is a vampire scientist! Now that I enjoyed, but the rest,
Apr 26, 2010 valee rated it liked it
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
Feb 20, 2012 Julianna rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Lighter Paranormal Romance
Reviewed for THC Reviews
"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
Sep 09, 2016 Shelly rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
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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
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 really liked it
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
Jul 27, 2016 Gergana rated it it was ok
Nope, it's not my book, it's not my series.
There were a few funny moments, a lot of drama, a little naivety and maybe a pinch of unnecessary exaggeration at the end. And the sex scenes were... nah.

Sophie [at] Book Suburbia
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

I haven’t decided yet. This might be the ultimate parody of every vampire and highlander romance ever written (in which case the author is an evil genius), or this might be for real (in which case the book is so awfully bad that it becomes good). What is absolutely certain is that this is the most awesome dumb novel I have ever read. So I hope it’s obvious that my five star ranking does not reflect the quality of the book, but the level of enjoyment I experienced while reading it.

When the gorgeo
Mar 30, 2011 Toana rated it really liked it
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

It was kinda...."eh"

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

Yea, so, anywho, onto the next series :)
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First Thought:

HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE VAMPIRE is a fun and campy paranormal romance.

What I liked:

How the couple meet. Really, a vampire needing a dentist because he lost his fang biting into a sex doll? FUNNY!

What could have been better (for me):

"God's Blood" was use in the place of any profanity and it got on my nerves after a while. Most of the books I read have some profanity (even the few YA books I've read) and then some have more than enough. I'm not
Dec 08, 2011 Angel rated it it was amazing
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 ???

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
Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
Nov 25, 2014 Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts) rated it really liked it
Shelves: rollbackweek-nov
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire was a quick funny paranormal romance. I enjoyed the humor that Shanna brought to the table along with some of the supporting characters. She was much more upbeat and fun than Roman was, he was more of the down in the ditches type of guy. Roman seemed to carry the weight of the world on his shoulders which definitely came through in the story. The combination of the two main characters really helped to sell the relationship in the story. I think it bounced back ...more
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
Liz F
May 30, 2012 Liz F rated it really liked it
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
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Kerrelyn Sparks apparently has issues with reality. After writing more than a dozen books about vampires, she has now completely gone off the deep end and wound up on another planet. But how thrilling that she can share this magical new world with her readers! Although she is best known (so far) for the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on th ...more
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Love at Stake (1 - 10 of 16 books)
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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.”
“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.” 95 likes
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