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Sex and the Single Vampire (Dark Ones #2)

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  7,655 Ratings  ·  276 Reviews
If Allie doesn't find a ghost soon, her short career as a "Summoner" with United Psychical Research Association will be a thing of the past, so naturally she is delighted to find what she thinks is the tortured spirit of a gorgeous, naked, wounded man. But the cranky spirit, who looks exactly like the dishy man who has been haunting Allie's dreams, doesn't need her help si ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 371 pages
Published March 26th 2004 by Love Spell (first published March 1st 2004)
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May 19, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved the first book in this series (A Girl's Guide To Vampires) but I have to say that Sex and the Single Vampire surpassed my expectations and was a fantastic read. While you could probably get away with reading this as a stand alone book I would recommend reading the books in order as this continues very nicely from the first book & has guest appearances from previous characters. Reading this book first would give you a big clue to the ending of the first book.

Allie is a Summ
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Apr 23, 2013 t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: readers who enjoy a fun vamp read
Vamps, magic and humour...what more could a book need??


If Allie doesn't find a ghost soon, her short career as a "Summoner" with United Psychical Research Association will be a thing of the past, so naturally she is delighted to find what she thinks is the tortured spirit of a gorgeous, naked, wounded man. But the cranky spirit, who looks exactly like the dishy man who has been haunting Allie's dreams, doesn't need her help since he isn't a ghost, but rather Christian Dante, best-sel
Oct 04, 2010 Katie rated it it was amazing
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Ugh, this book was really not for me. It had a lot of the things that I really dislike in books: possessive men who think they have to control women, annoying side characters, insta-love, men with long hair,and a very misleading cover. There's something to say about it when I put it down to watch an episode of Lost Girl that I've already watched on the same day.

I haven't read the first book, A Girl's Guide to Vampires, and I definitely will not be reading it now. The whole premise sounded good f
Apr 30, 2014 Kirsti rated it it was ok
Two stars might be a little generous, but although this was mind numbingly boring at times there were still small parts I liked. Firstly, in the bad department was Allegra. Two different colored eyes, the ability to summon ghosts (at least, she can after a while, she has no idea at the start of the book) dresses in casual, comfortable but ugly clothing, dark unknown past with abusive spouse. Enter domineering Christian, who likes his women dainty, agreeing and lustful. Turns out this book is the ...more
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Aug 23, 2013 Tofu Fairy rated it it was amazing
****mild spoilers*** Book #2 in this series was MUCH better than book #1! I did like the fact that it was about characters from the 1st book though and was happy to see Dante back in action! This book was an actual vampire romance though, so I immediately liked it better (hello! That is what I wanted in the 1st one!)! The female lead was more mature in her speaking too, which was a nice break from the immaturity of the last book. The sex scenes were AWESOME and the biting spectacular! LOL I do h ...more
Oct 01, 2015 Raquel rated it really liked it
Shelves: made-me-laugh
I can't help but love this author. The writing is just so funny and clever! Though seriously, you cannot have a seldom used word like aforementioned appear 3 times in a book without it sticking out like a purple people eater.

So I loved this book, ..with caveats. 1) The heroes are too sappy for my taste. Although, the excessive sap does contribute to the campy feel. The campiness and not taking it all too seriously is part of what really makes me enjoy the book. 2) The copious copulous scenes are
Jul 11, 2013 Laura rated it did not like it
What drew me to this book was the paranormal element - Summoner Allegra Telford is under the gun to produce a ghost for her boss... or she's out of a job. So the idea of introducing a vampire wasn't so far-fetched and I went with it. Apparently there's a first book that I missed in this series, but frankly, the info dumps led me to believe I didn't miss anything by skipping it.
Which unfortunately brings me to the substance of my review. This book was a hot mess. And not in a good way. Aside from
Nov 09, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, paranormal
I’ll start by saying I love Katie MacAlister. She is on my must always buy-list, her humor is quirky and snippy, her characters stick with you, and her stories are just so easy and fun. That being said Sex & the Single Vampire, was a masterpiece. I finished this book in less than twenty-four hours, and it would have been easier if I hadn’t had to work, or sleep. This book is the second in her Dark Ones series. This book follows the story of the incredibly hunky Christian Dante, whom readers ...more
Katy Moore
Apr 10, 2013 Katy Moore rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lifelong-favs
Sex and the Single Vampire was the first book I ever read by Katie MacAlister and I can honestly say that it changed my life. I was going through a very tough time when I stumbled upon this book at the local super market and it helped me get through everything. I was skeptical at first because I didn't really go for romance novels, but the description on the back was so funny it sold me. I've rarely ever actually laughed out loud while reading a book, but Sex and the Single Vampire caused me to ...more
Feb 28, 2013 Maria rated it really liked it
Allie is more believable than the previous female characters, although still not quite there, while Christian is more in the model of the brooding sexy vampires of other authors in the genre. This book was not as full of humorous comments or come backs as the first one, but still it had a very healthy--and, whithin the suspension of disbelief of the story, more believable--dose of humor. I like the fact that the female protagonist has a disability (or could be even considered that she has two), ...more
This book was much better than the first in the series. The main character, Allie, was not a flighty twit like Joy and, being a summoner, was much better equipped to handle the realities of vampires. There was an actual plot that could be followed throughout most of the book rather than seeming to be thrown in at the end and the book didn't hinge on having lots of kinky sex scenes like the first one seemed to. Joy an Roxy did provide some comic relief though so it was good to see them again in t ...more
Apr 02, 2008 Cherie rated it really liked it
I must agree with a previous reader who told me this book was better than A Girl's Guide to Vampires , the first book in this series. Though A Girl's Guide was okay, Sex and the Single Vampire was great. After reading A Girl's Guide, I could've went either way as to whether I wanted to read this author again, but now, after reading Sex and the Single Vampire, I'm looking forward to the next tale in this series. (I hope there is one though I really don't know for sure.)

In this book, in addition
Jun 09, 2008 Diana rated it liked it
Allegra "Allie" is a ghost Summoner who finds herself with matchmaking ghosts who won't leave, along with an arrogantly handsome Dark One named Christian who is convinced she's his Beloved.

Fun little romp, but it's missing a little something, maybe from the first person narrator. Allie is a fun but emotionally scarred heroine (with a really dark past!) that stands up to Christian's high-handedness. There are a lot of supernatural elements in this book--psychics, demons, ghosts, etc., plus a very
Becca {{Lady Kilt Chaser}}
"What sort of step? Convince him of what? Believe what? Why do I feel like you guys are talking about Eskimos, and I'm trying to explain how to make fudge?"

Once again Ms. MacAlister just has me laughing and crying. Loved it.

I was so giddy when I finally got to read Christian's book! I loved Allie, strong woman who has over come so much in her life. I can relate to her being so stubborn about letting a man in. To trust again. But *sigh* Christian.

I can't forget Roxy and Joy.....HA! Some don't l
Jul 01, 2009 Gardavson rated it it was ok
I didn't think it possible to rate a MacAlister book this low but alas, here it is. The book was slow to start out. Slow. I never did like Allie, the heroine, and there was no sizzle between her and Christopher. Zip. I didn't think they were right for each other. I almost held out hopes that it would turn out that Sebastian was actually her intended but no such luck. If I hadn't already read one of the later ones in this series I would go no further. As it is, I am hereby chalking this one up as ...more
Mar 22, 2016 Madbethcash rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A possibly triggering disclaimer, of sorts, and minor spoilers: I am sure that it's very hard to write about a character who has been abused. I'm equally aware that the reception to that writing can be all over the place, especially depending on the exact experiences of everybody reading. I myself have not ever been abused at all, for which I am always grateful. At the same time, I try to exist with compassion and the understanding that many, many women (and men) have been abused in one way or a ...more
Desert Rose
Mar 16, 2016 Desert Rose rated it it was amazing
This is the second book of the Dark Ones series. Actually I didn't realize that until after I finished it and was considering picking up the next in the series that I realized that I have started the series from book 2 and that I did not read book 1. I hate doing this but it was my fault, so now I HAVE to read book 1, I just have to!

Alegra Telford is a summoner from the USA travelling to London since there are a lot of ghosts and paranormal activity there and she has not been successful so far.
May 19, 2009 Jodotha rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance
This is one of those books you almost hate to admit reading - a totally cliche paranormal romance. With vampires. Who have fancy names.
But the sex was great. Seriously.
Everything else was amusing, and fun enough. But seriously, this gives "trashy novel" a whole new, AWESOME, level.
I didn't even know it was part of a series - just picked it up for the plane ride home. Perfectly diverting, if not especially enriching. Cheers.
Jun 08, 2015 Cindy rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, fantasy, vampire
Oops, she never has found a ghost yet and now she does it first a ghost cat and later ghosts from people.
And as an extra she finds a vampire too, which she first thinks is a ghost, but later she finds out he is her mate. But she doesn't want to believe that.

Like the way with the watcher helping out and mentioning what book she writes, lol.

Also some hot erotic moments with the vampire and Allie.
Feb 13, 2014 Jenn rated it did not like it
I absolutely hated this book. The character development was non-existent. What 'growth' they had happened in an instant, with no explanation of how or why their minds changed. Allie and Christian both went from being diametrically opposed yo being with each other to worshipping each other, all of a sudden and for no stated reason. Christian seemed like a caricature of what a woman is supposed yo want, but there was no substance to him at all. The ghosts were entertaining, although I had trouble ...more
Feb 22, 2014 Dana rated it it was ok
This is the second book in the Dark Ones series. I found it quite boring and slow at first. It did pick up two-thirds of the way through though, so if you start it stick with it. You’ll probably have to skim until it becomes interesting (that’s what I did). The main problem for me was that I wasn’t interested in the storyline or the main female character (Allegra aka Allie). The story wasn’t exciting or alluring, and neither was she. Christian the love interest and main males character was fine; ...more
Anne Tran
Jan 17, 2014 Anne Tran rated it it was ok
I was looking forward to this book because I adored "A Girl's Guide to Vampires." Unfortunately, though it has the same spirit and kookiness, the main character required a couple of leaps of faith that I couldn't take and so resulted in some stars falling off of my rating.

Allegra is on a trip in England to prove she can Summon ghosts as she's been trained to do before the organization of Summoners she works for cans her. She manages to procure more than a few, and also meets her first vampire, a
Apr 12, 2013 Jojo29 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say, another fab fab book by Katie. I love the characters, I love the banter and I love that the heroine is not perfect. I always seem to chuckle and smile when reading Katie's book. She is a fab author with a great imagination. And the smut aint bad either ;o
Mar 06, 2014 Bryn rated it it was ok
I love Katie MacAlister but not this book. I was really looking forward to this book since I liked the first in the series and I wanted to see Christian find his mate. Sadly I didn't care for the story line at all. I found myself wanting to slap Allegra and ask her why she was acting so stupidly. Christian deserved much better.

Also, there is a recurring problem for me when the heroine from the current book (H1) meets one of her other book heroines (H2). H2 tends to act like a totally different
Nov 26, 2008 Jo rated it it was amazing
I was happy to see the characters from Girls Guide to Vampires play a part but not be the focus in this book. It continued the story of Dark One Christian. I couldn't put it down.
I didn't hate it, so that's something. It was worth the $1 I spent on it. Mildly funny. Sort of 'Ghost Whisperer meets a feminist Sookie Stackhouse.'
I liked the idea of the female character but not the character itself. Does that make any sense? What I'm trying to say is that the fact that she was abused and had a tough past should have been better used to develop her character but honestly the female lead was often too annoying (as were the other females in this and the previous book) with her bickering.
I liked the overall story but I have to say that the dialog could have been far better, especially the one between Allie and Dante. The con
Jul 26, 2012 Karriegalaviz rated it it was amazing
Love Christian and Allie! I like how Katie MacAlister writes, the dialog between characters cracks me up.
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For as long as she can remember, Katie MacAlister has loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn't think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialo ...more
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“You think I am very cute, you think me sexy, as well. I can read your thoughts, remember.”

I hoisted myself up and slid across his body. You are conceited, arrogant, and domineering, everything I dislike in a man.
And you are independent, stubborn, and heedless, everything I dislike in a women.
I slid my hands under his back and kissed his dampened lips. So why is it that I love you so much?

He smiled a smug, masculine little smile and captured my legs with his.
Because I love you, and to be loved by a Dark One is enough for any woman.

I pinched him in a particularly vulnerable spot and allowed him to kiss me with all the sexy arrogance he had.”
“His laughter echoed through my mind. I have a beautiful woman in my arms, and am taking her back to my home, where she and I will be alone and able to indulge whatever fantasies we choose. What is there not to enjoy?” 25 likes
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