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Single White Vampire (Argeneau #3)

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SWM - "Lucern." Successful biographer of family, books recently categorized as "paranormal romance." Something of a recluse. Hates crowds, aggressive women. Doesn't like sunbathing, garlicky dinners or religious symbols. Likes old-fashioned values; spicy Mexican dishes; warm, nice-smelling neck; and plump red lips. Stronger than ten men and can vanish in the blink of an ey ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 369 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Leisure Books (first published September 1st 2003)
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DarienMoya
Jul 23, 2010 DarienMoya rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010-reads, vampires
NO LONGER SINGLE!!!

I love, love and love this book. By far the funniest of the series and my second favourite. No matter how awesome Lucern is he doesn’t shine like my Thomas, read the series and you will know what I am talking about.

Lucern Argeneau is the oldest of the Argeneau children so that makes him a little over six hundred 612 to be exact, he’s an old vampire. Bored with life he keeps himself in solitude, because once you are that old you have seen it all. He is also a scholar and distin
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Jennifer
Third book in the series and I am still addicted. The Argeneau of focus in this one was Lucern and he played the role of the curmudgeonly old vamp (over 600 years old) who was growing tired of life. Enter his editor - Kate C Leever. Kate took over "handling" Luc when his old editor died of a heart attack. Growing increasingly annoyed at his lack of communication she finally - in a desperate bid - flew to his house in Toronto to make him commit to an interview or a book tour or just to giving her ...more
Kyle, E
May 14, 2012 Kyle, E rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People looking for romance without action
I found the plot incredibly predictable, the characters weren't very interesting and lacked any real depth and nothing really happened in the story. The entire book solely revolved around their relationship which had really obvious directionality. There were a few very funny moments in the middle like when Luc is trying to find condoms and can't think clearly because all the blood is being rerouted from his head. I was laughing my ass off at that, but that is the only real moment in the book tha ...more
 Abril Sol
Even though this was a pretty funny book, I had a lot of issues with him. Not only the plot was bland ( I didn't expect a master piece when I picked this book up) but I found a lot of flaws. The main one? The books that Luc wrote. So, in this installment we find ourselves in a story where the main character is also the writer of the first two book of the series, which is both weird and original, but we also read from his fan's mouth that "he writes about the past as he'd have lived there". So, c ...more
Natasha
Nov 19, 2009 Natasha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think I enjoyed this book even more than the first. And I really enjoyed the first. I always go for books with mysterious male vampires who need to be woke up by a woman! haha. I really like how Sands writes and how each installment in the series is telling the story of each family member in the Argneau family. Lucian was this stories family member and I loved him. Lucern is a famous paranormal romance novelist. The funny thing is, he isn’t writing fiction at all. He's pretty much a hermit. Hi ...more
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
3.5 Stars

Lucern Argeneau just wants to be left alone; however, he just can't seem to get rid of his new editor Kate C Leever who keeps hounding him to do some publicity for his new books. Kate takes up residence in his house and seems like she will not leave until he agrees to do something, then the worst happens, his very determined mother gets involved and decides to do a little matchmaking. But the more he is in her company the more he realizes maybe he doesn't mind having her around at all.

I
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t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Ok, so the series is getting a bit better.

Description:

SWM - "Lucern." Successful biographer of family, books recently categorized as "paranormal romance." Something of a recluse. Hates crowds, aggressive women. Doesn't like sunbathing, garlicky dinners or religious symbols. Likes old-fashioned values; spicy Mexican dishes; warm, nice-smelling neck; and plump red lips. Stronger than ten men and can vanish in the blink of an eye. Currently unaware he's seeking a woman to share eternity.

SWF - "Kate
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
I just finished this book and I have to say it was the funniest and cutest of the series so far, which is why I'm giving it 5 stars.

Lucerne is 600+ years old, and a bit of a grumpy old man. He's become a paranormal romance writer by writing the stories of his sister Luciana meeting and marrying Greg and his brother Etienne meeting and marrying Rachel. They are promoted as paranormal vampire stories, go figure!

He now has a new editor, Kate C Leever. He's never met her, but she's been writing to h
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Stephanie
Sep 21, 2010 Stephanie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, ebook
It's a good thing that this is an old series and I have all of the books so far, because the way the author ends the books STINKS!!! It just ends. Blah, blah, blah The End. Uggggg why do they do this, we need a little closure. Now the next book picks up right where this one leaves off, but ending a book this way is just "dirty pool".

This story was very good, even though Kate was so annoying and too Type A, right up to the last chapter. It just fell apart. It was as if the author was at her word
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Mary Abshire
Oct 03, 2011 Mary Abshire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great start. Luc's favorite word..."no"
I have to admit this series is growing on me. Each book has gotten better. I'm really enjoying this one!

The RT convention... great story. Loving the codpiece issue. Hilarious! This couple is truly great together.

This was a fun read. Love the characters and the conflict. Highly recommend this one!
Blodeuedd Finland
I have reached that conclusion before, but funny pnr still works for me! Why? Well it doesn't take itself so seriously. You know the epic. "OMG we are soulmates, but alas I am betrothed to the evil witch queen of Agrabad and you are only a human. But we shall be together, and do it like 100 times a day. This I promise thee my tasty human." So, this was not that. There was no instalove. She found him So annoying. He just thought she might be tasty to drink. There wasn't even any instamating. Sure ...more
Viohlet
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Dianne
Jan 15, 2014 Dianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I had every read by Lynsay Sands, and it certainly wasn't the last one. The first time I read it I thought it was the funniest book since sliced bread and ran out to buy whatever else of hers I could put my hands on.

I just finished re-reading it and find myself thinking that it didn't quite stand up to the test of time, but that if I were a first time reader I would love this book. If you are tired of the dark, broody, 'I should not be allowed to live' type vampire, you wi
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Amanda
Apr 09, 2012 Amanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
umm not my favorite. the book conference angle was kinda boring to me,seeing as they were hardly ever romantically involved and when they were it was almost by accident and not really cuz they both wanted to be. and the condom incident and the cod piece incident were cheesy and drawn out. also lucern was way too gruff and broodish and kate was pretty dumb, especially when she thought smoking pot was called a debbie. geeshh. otherwise i liked it because the other books so far in the series have g ...more
MissCherry
May 25, 2016 MissCherry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Que risas me eché con este libro. Escenas inolvidables y absolutamente surealistas.
Bark's Book Nonsense
This was a fun filled read but it sort of lagged in the middle when the heroine took her romance writing vampire hero to a Romantic Times convention. There were lots of insider jokes that I semi got because I subscribed to the RT mag for ages but readers unfamiliar with RT might be a little lost. The heroine behaved like a brainless nitwit until the book ended but the hero was a great change of pace. Very little brooding and lots of sex appeal. Overall a very average but not quite "meh" read.
Dra
Aug 28, 2015 Dra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me he leído este libro pensando que era el primero de la saga pero por lo que parece no es así. Sea como sea no importa, aunque sea el tercero se puede leer en primer lugar.
Le he puesto cinco estrellas porque me ha encantado. He leído críticas negativas sobre que si es previsible y los personajes poco profundos... Vamos a ver, es como si me voy a un famoso Pub irlandés y en vez de pedir una deliciosa Guiness me da por pedir un daiquiri. Seguramente no será la especialidad de la casa y no estará
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Maura
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Red Iza
Reviewed for http://redhiddenalcove.blogspot.fr

I have trouble with this series. It's funny but not all the time, I like it, but not adore it, yet I can't seem to let it go. Everytime I tell myself "this is the last one", there's something in it that keeps me coming back for more. Single white vampire was no exception.
Lucern Argeneau is a 612 year-old vampire. He's seen it all and is growing tired of life, communicates less and less with the world in general and his family in particular.
"He had a
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Renee
Jun 16, 2012 Renee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bestselling author of paranormal romances who's a reclusive male vampire? A driven female editor who's about to be unemployed if she doesn't get Mr. Reclusive on some kind of in-person promotional gig. Lucern can't believe when his family - mostly his MOTHER - takes Kate's side. In desperation, he agrees to something called RT. He looked it up. Romantic Times. One interview with a magazine, and everyone goes away happy. Especially him. Kate goes away happy and still gainfully employed, and he ...more
Rebecca
Nov 18, 2010 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pn-and-uf
Lynsay absolutely rocks with her new series about a dysfunctional vampire family! I won't go into the plot line
too heavy because you need to experience all the surprises
and delights yourself.
A mother, two sons and a daughter (and more relatives to come hopefully) face the every day struggles of vampire existence in the 21st Century. In this tale, originally called Lucern, we meet Lucern Argeneau, the first son.
He is a four hundred year old vampire, getting by in the dreary world by writing c
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Emily
Kate C. Leever has had difficult clients before, but Lucern Argeneau takes the the meaning difficult to a new level. Sending letters requesting Lucern to consider book signings, tours, and events to help promote his popular vampire novels have all ended with a curt "No", not willing to give up Kate finds herself on Lucern's doorstop and does not plan to leave until he agrees.

Lucern has never met a more determined female than Kate, nor has he ever met a woman who completely keeps surprising him
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Georgina
Another 2 and a half but not as bad as some I've rated 2 stars, so it got a 3.

In my opinion, Single White Vampire rates somewhere between The Rogue Vampire and Love Bites. Perhaps I'm growing weary of paranormal romance in general. It's been a while since I've read a story with substance in this genre, which is a shame because the potential for well-developed, intelligent, complex characters and fantastic storylines is there for the taking. Maybe the demand is overwhelmingly for the characters t
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Cathy
This review is from my 2nd reading of the book.

I still loved it the 2nd time around. It was even funnier than the first 2 in the series, with lots of laugh out loud moments. The romance continues to be sweet and sexy. This is my favorite romance series, and it held up on the 2nd reading. Sure, the inconsistencies are occasionally annoying. In some of the books Lucern has always eaten to keep up his body weight as a former warrior, in others he hasn't eaten food for hundreds of years. Bastien's a
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Kinga
Feb 07, 2016 Kinga rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lucern might be the oldest and grumpiest of Marguarite's children but he was quite the funny guy in this book. And more than anything I need funny books. (I'm in the middle of having exams. YEP.)
Lucern and his codpiece is definitely worth remembering. I will be laughing at him in a few years ahead as well. And the (view spoiler) ....

I loved Kate. I love the women in this books in general. 'Till now, mind you
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SheLuvsEdward
May 28, 2016 SheLuvsEdward rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one is the best of the series so far!!! I'm not even done only half way through and I have the review what I've read so far. It's so damn funny, lol. Lucerne always saying no to EVERYTHING in the beginning, him thinking plump girl blood is better - following the fat lady around the grocery store, the brothers smoking Debbies LMAO!!! Then everyone taking turns sneaking out of the wedding to drink blood.
OMG the Blood Bank Heist almost had me in tears. The Cod Piece at the Renaissance Fair. An
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Anorielt
Jul 19, 2015 Anorielt rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
*seufz* Das war nix. Ich fand Lucern einfach nur schrecklich und auch mit Kate konnte ich nicht sonderlich viel anfangen, dazu war die Geschichte bis auf das letzte Viertel wirklich langweilig.
Natasha GJ Nanny Nakia
Reseñado en mi blog Nanny Books

Según nuestro Señor Goodreads, Vampiro blanco, soltero, busca... es el tercer libro de la saga Argeneau y les juro que me acabo de enterar. Bueno, como sea, lo leí en primer lugar y creo no haberme spoileado nada importante (o ahora mismo si lo hice no lo recuerdo).

Esta novela me encantó, no podía parar de reír (es muy cómica hasta el absurdo) y de suspirar (tiene escenas para mayores de dieciocho) todo el tiempo. Como con esto:

"—¿Has visto eso? Buffy acaba de clav
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Flying Off The Shelves
This series is probably one of the best vampire stories I have ever read. Lynsay Sands is a real dynamite author and her stories intertwine is really great ways. As a matter of fact because of the way she wrote these stories its hard to take them apart from one another hence the series review rather than singular book review.

Each of her stories in essence is very similar in that they are all romances and thus all have happy endings. The stories also all have their action parts, which is great! T
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Laura
Aug 28, 2015 Laura rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
First Thoughts:
I thought that the blurb, while oddly written, was quite intriguing. I find it a bit unusual that the books are written about the brothers that we didn't really meet in the first book but I suppose that's so you'll keep reading for your favourite characters. While I enjoyed this book, I thought that the first two were better so this had to be downgraded to a high two stars.

What Is It About:
Lucern is a writer, accidentally, as he wrote historical texts for universities which were w
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Other Books in the Series

Argeneau (1 - 10 of 24 books)
  • A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1)
  • Love Bites (Argeneau #2)
  • Tall, Dark & Hungry (Argeneau #4)
  • A Bite to Remember (Argeneau #5)
  • Bite Me If You Can (Argeneau #6)
  • The Accidental Vampire (Argeneau #7)
  • Vampires are Forever (Argeneau #8)
  • Vampire, Interrupted (Argeneau #9)
  • The Rogue Hunter (Argeneau #10; Rogue Hunter #1)
  • The Immortal Hunter (Argeneau #11; Rogue Hunter #2)

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“Lucern felt himself "She called my erections wonderful?"
Entienne just gaped, then raised a fist to knock on his brother's forehead as if it were a door "Hello! Earth calling Luc! She thinks it's rigor mortis.”
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“ 'Dear Mr. Argeneau,'" she began. " 'I haven't read Love Bites, One, but I will, I guarantee it. I just finished Love Bites, Two, and thought it was wonderful. Etienne was so sweet and funny and sexy that I fell in love with him even as Rachel did. He's my dream man.'" Kate paused and glanced up expectantly. "What would you say to those letters?"
That was easy enough. "Etienne is taken."
-Kate and Lucern”
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