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Sex and the Single Vampire (Dark Ones #2)

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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  6,464 ratings  ·  243 reviews
It's not easy finding love when you're nine hundred years old . . . And undead

Romance novelist Christian Dante is sexy and arrogant, a true alpha male. He's also a Dark One (aka vampire), doomed to spend eternity cruising the singles scene in search of the one woman who can redeem his soul. But finally he's found the love that Fate has chosen for him. Too bad she sees dead...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published June 8th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published March 1st 2004)
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Sarah
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...more
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Vamps, magic and humour...what more could a book need??

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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...more
Katie
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Kirsti
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
Raquel
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...more
Alison
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...more
Laura
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...more
Melissa
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
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
Maria
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
Kieraanne
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
Cherie
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 t...more
Diana
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...more
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...more
Gardavson
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
Jodotha
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.
Jenn
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
Dana
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
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...more
Jojo29
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
Bryn
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...more
Jo
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.
Keely
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.'
Karriegalaviz
Love Christian and Allie! I like how Katie MacAlister writes, the dialog between characters cracks me up.
Kerry
Whenever i come across one of Katie MacCalister's books I pick it up. A most joyous reading experience to say the least. A job at stake and an errand for a friend who wants a book of all things! On top of that she can't make them go away, unless she figures it out. Of all the thingsto top it off she has this guy irritating the hell out of her, what should she do? He is sexy which makes it harder for her to keep her cool. Explosive story...You will definitely smile at this book contents. Highly r...more
78sunny
Kurz-Meinung:
Das Hörbuch hat mich echt überrascht. Ich hatte mit einer mittelprächtigen, lockeren, witzigen Geschichte gerechnet. Letzter beiden Punkte wurden auch erfüllt, aber die Geschichte hat mich auch so richtig packen können. Hier geht es um eine junge Frau die Geister beschwört und um den Vampir, Christian, den man bereits aus Band 1 der Reihe kennt. Beide sind für einander bestimmt, aber als sie das erste mal auf einander treffen sieht das ganze nicht so toll aus. Das Buch lebt von sein...more
Archer
Jan 12, 2011 Archer rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
From the Back Cover:

Dark One n. [Origin Czech, also known as vampires.] A Moravian Dark One is doomed to spend his lifetime cruising the singles' scene in search of the one woman who can redeem his soul. You think dating is hard? Try it when you're nine hundred years old and you've used every pick-up line in the book. Forming a lasting relationship is even more difficult when the woman who makes your heart sing sees dead people and likes to play with demons.

Summoner n. [Origin English.] Someone...more
Tofu Fairy
****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
Pia
In eigenen Worten:
Allegra hat ein riesen Problem. Sie droht aus ihrer Organisation rausgeworfen zu werden, da sie schon lange keinen Geist beschworen hat - nun muss sie sich in dem zweiten Standort London auf Geister suche begeben. Als sie eine Führung durch ein Geisterhaus bekommt und der Führer wegen einer Veranstaltung überraschend früh wegmuss, bleibt sie alleine in dem Haus. Was ist in dem Keller?

Und so traf sie das erste Mal den Dunklen Christian. Als sie den Keller betrat, sah sie einen...more
Cynthia
This is the second book in MacAlister's Dark Ones series. In the first book, A Girl's Guide to Vampires, Joy promised to help find Christian's Beloved. In this book, Sex and the Single Vampire, Joy fulfills her promise.

We meet Allegra Telford (Allie), a summoner. She can summon ghosts, poltergeists, demons, and the like, but has a hard time releasing spirits. Upon a visit to a haunted house to practice her summoning, she finds the handsome Christian and mistakes him for a ghost. Soon after, she...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.”
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“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?” 23 likes
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