All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire (Love at Stake #5)
Toni Davis's Christmas wish list
1. Springing my best friend from the psych ward.
2. Living somewhere that doesn't have coffins in the basement. Occupied coffins.
3. Finding Mr. Right. Please make him tall, dark, handsome, and alive.
This Christmas isn't so merry for Toni. Her best friend's been locked up in a mental hospital ever since she told the police she was attacke...more
Humor and romance with just the right amount of heat, that would be my short description of “All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire” by Kerrelyn Sparks. This book is part of her ‘Love at Stake’ series about vampires in the modern world and I think the series has improved with each book she’s written. They’re certainly not ‘serious reads’, but if you’re looking for a book that will leave you with a grin, this is a good series to try.
Toni is a woman...more
I must admit I was really looking forward to this book after reading The Undead Next Door(book 4). Ian was a reoccurring character throughout the series, and he's been one of my favorites, so I couldn't wait to see him "all grown up" and finding love.
Ian is nearly 5 centuries o...more
All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire is a fun and sexy paranormal listen.
The narrator, Coleen Marlo did a pretty good job with the narration but I found her accents for the male character slip from time to time. A Scottish brogue would change to something that sounded Russian then back to Scottish. And I didn't care for her voice for Phineas I thought it was cheesy and a little racist or stereotyping of a black man, which changed my narration rating from a B to a B-. I thi...more
Ian McPhie wants to be lovedand cherished for who and what he is. He wants an honest and steadfast lady. But he hasn't had success so his friend Vanda sets up a profile on a vampire dating site and suddenly hes flooded with prospects. Too bad all he can think about is his daytime bodyguard Toni, who is missing an important criteria --she isnt a vampire and she loathes vampires.
Too bad because they both want love so desperately!
What a great read. I read book 1 a couple of years ago and...more
Ian MacPhie has been a vampire for nearly 500 years but he was turned when he was only 15 and he is always treated as a teenager and is tired of it. In the last book “The Undead Next Door” he took a drug to stay awake during the day and he has aged 12 years and now he wants to find his Mrs Right. He goes to his friend Vanda at her vampire nightclub “Horny Devil’s” and she does a profile for him and puts it on an internet da...more
Kerrelyn Sparks' Love at Stake series is definitely humorous! ^^
the Ian Fan Club and his legion of female Vamp chasing away the Malcontents LOLz!!
I like Toni and Ian:) so many laugh out loud moments.
Oh and little Tino!! I wonder why his name is Constantine... I don't have book 3&4 :(
need to get them. I missed his birthing, little Tino is such a sweet little boy ^^
I couldn't give this a 5 star because it's just funny and a bit emotional but ... nothing deep and philosophical that...more
(Love At Stake Series, Book #5)
by Kerrelyn Sparks
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Toni Davis’s Christmas Wish List
Springing my best friend from the psych ward. Living somewhere that doesn’t have coffins in the basement. Occupied coffins. Finding Mr. Right. Please make him tall, dark, handsome, and ALIVE.
This Christmas isn’t so merry for Toni. Her best friend’s been locked up in a mental hospital ever since she told the police she was attacked by vampires, and the onl...more
I haven't read this series in a while, so I forgot how silly it can be. The characters are all, well, characters! And the world building does have some funny parts, like "Bleer" and Vampire Television.
Toni (a human) sets out to prove that her best friend Bri was attacked by vampires after she is kept in the hospital for observation. Toni is then attacked by (bad) vampires and saved by (good) vampires. Since she doesn't want her memory erased, she agrees to go work for the good guys. It'...more
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50
Audio Rating: 3.50 (not part of the overall rating)
Part of my 25 Books for the Holidays for 2012
How All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire put me in the Holiday spirit: I absolutely loved this book! It made me laugh, cry, and cheer for love. Sort of makes you want your very own Scottish Vampire for Christmas :)
What I thought of the story/characters: All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire is filled with wonderfu...more
This is the first I have read in many years and lets just say it reminded me of why I really don't read them. First of all it's about this Scotish vampire who is seeking true love, then you throw in a girl who is trying to prove that vampires exists in order to bust her best friend ou...more
Ian, Ian, Ian, I've had a soft spot for him ever since the 500 year old man trapped with the face of a 15 year old, hit on a lady vamp and was turned down because of his youth. Poor guy. 500 years of constant rejection doesn't exactly boost someone's self esteem. As a result Ian's had to use mind control on mortal women to obtain sex and blood. and his vamp friends even suspect he is a virgin.
But now, thanks to the stay-awake potion/aging potion, he is finally all...more
out of this amazing series. Kerrelyn Sparks is a great
writer but she really picks the wrong titles for her books.
Some of the titles, no all of the titles of the Love at
stake series just doesn’t fit the books. But the books
are really good, so if you haven’t read this book, and you
like hot sexy vampires, with a sweet heart, I have to say
that you will love this book.
I liked Ian MacPhie since I first read of him in the first
series. He’s s...more
Kerrelyn Sparks, like Lynsay Sands, writes funny vampire romances full of sparkling, witty dialogues and characters as unforgettable as those in the more traditionally angst-filled novels of authors like Christine Feehan, Amanda Ashley, Stephenie Meyer, and Kresley Cole. L...more
Anyone following the series felt a little bad for Ian throughout the other novels because of his situation: he was an almost five-hundred-year-old vampire in the body of a fifteen-year-old boy. Thanks to one of Roman's drugs w...more
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“I already ate.” Ian sat at the end of the table.
“Anyone we know?” Carlos’s amber eyes twinkled. “Ouch.” He glared at Toni.”