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Forever Vampire

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  438 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
Vail the Unwanted is a pure-blooded vampire. But raised by Faery, he has neither home nor peace, and when his aid is sought in the recovery of a priceless diamond gown, his price is information. Specifically the whereabouts of his accursed father. His goal is revenge, and the supernaturally sexy Lyric, the icy blond vampiress with whom he must work, is a distraction he can ...more
Paperback, 380 pages
Published April 19th 2011 by HQN
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Katie Michaels
Apr 26, 2011 Katie Michaels rated it really liked it
Vail is a vampire who hates his own kind. He was raised in Faery and has sustained himself on the essence of the Fae. But he was kicked out and is now having to make his way in the mortal realm. His step-father has reached out to him, inviting him into the family business. Vail is wary, but he accepts the job when he is tasked to find a missing vampiress named Lyric and the stolen Fae gown she was last seen wearing. Of course, he’s not doing it out of the goodness of his heart, but because his s ...more
Mar 13, 2011 Stephanie rated it liked it

Forever Vampire
Michelle Hauf
HQN: Harlequin Imprint
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (April 19, 2011)
Language: English
E=Galley provided by publisher/author via
No remuneration exchanged

Ick Factor: a bit higher than I like
Cliche Component: Not huge although we do get the HEA white dress and all.

Will appear 3/18/ at Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
twitter: @fangswandsfairy

Marketing copy from Seducing the
Dahlia (yadkny)
Apr 19, 2011 Dahlia (yadkny) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance Lovers
Shelves: favorites
A brilliant mish-mash of all sorts of paranormal creatures with a fantastic fantasy element that will keep your attention all the way to the end.

Vail has major prejudice issues when it comes to vampires, although he himself is a vampire. His I-don't-need-anyone attitude stems from abandonment issues by his parents and his banishment from the only home he has ever known, Faery. His rebellious and defiant nature has afforded him the long-held denial that he isn't addicted to ichor, which is a dru
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
3.5 Stars

Vail is a vampire raised in Faery all his life, taught to hate the very thing he is. After being banished he is thrown into the mortal realm and must accept the generosity of his step-father to survive. Despising vampires and snubbing the family that abandoned him he keeps to himself. When Rhys offers him information on the father who brought his mother to the brink of insanity and whom Vails seeks revenge on though he cannot refuse. Vail agrees to take on a job for him, recovering a pr
Stephanie  G
In Faery, where he was raised after being taken from his parents as an infant, Vaillant was taught to hate his own kind. When he arrives in the human world, he brings his prejudices and an addiction he denies having with him. He is welcomed by his wealthy uncle Rhys but keeps everyone at arms length. Vail's father committed horrible crimes against his mother and he wishes to find him so he may take out all his anger and frustrations on him. In order to get the information he wants, Vail must fin ...more
Jun 24, 2011 Beverly rated it really liked it
My thoughts:
I love the secrets! This is a whole new take on the vampire/faerie relationships.
Vail the Unwanted - a fantastic character! Vaillant - the dark prince...has so many issues. He is a pureblood vampire raised in Faerie to hate his own kind, then banished to the mortal world and given back to his "family" - his stepfather is 1/2 werewolf 1/2 vampire, his brother is full werewolf, his mother is a vampire who is insane - made that way by his real father who is evil, mysterious and missing
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Vail is an incredibly tortured man. Traded to the Faery people as an infant in payment for a blood debt, then shunned at puberty when it was revealed that he was a full blood-born vampire rather than a half-breed, and finally banished from Faery for acting in an honorable way that violated tradition, Vail truly believes in his moniker of Vail the Unwanted. His own mother was driven insane by his existence, his half-brot
Apr 25, 2011 Sharon rated it it was amazing
I had no idea how much I would enjoy this story! Hauf’s voice is a breath of fresh air for me. I would describe this book as an enchanting dark fairy tale (with real faeries ). The author has built an Urban Fantasy world that is unique and vivid consisting of Vampires, Werewolves and Faeries. She does a great job of introducing you to this world without making you feel like you are being spoon fed information. There is great pacing to the story and a twist at the end.

I was totally enchanted by o
Tahlia Newland
Apr 11, 2011 Tahlia Newland rated it it was amazing
Micheles Hauf has come up with another wonderful paranormal fantasy romance in Forever Vampire. The novel has got it all - interesting characters, a great story, action and hot romance. A great read for romance lovers.

On top of a stolen gown and a supposed kidnap victim that Vail has to find, we have a vampire (Lyric) marked as a wife-to-be by a Faery who didn’t realise at the time that she was a vampire (being blood-born and not come into her blood lust at the time). Now he wants to find her an
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
He might sparkle but he's no Edward Cullen!

What I love most in the book is the instant connection between the two main characters. They might have been surprised by their attraction but had no qualms about giving into their feelings, which works really well for the story. Their relationship is not only hot because of their intense chemistry, but the emotion that Lyric and Vail have for each other. These two characters not only fall in love, together they overcome the inner conflicts holding them
Bri Clark
Apr 02, 2011 Bri Clark rated it it was amazing
Vail is an amazing character. Bad boy with a desire to good, a misguided upbringing and a willingness to accomplish his own desires no matter the cost make Vail fabulous vampire with an identity crisis. Throw in the tantalizing Lyric and you get two vampire with similar familial challenges and identity problems. Lyric is lovely, a hopeless romantic known as the "Ice Queen" and a vampire who dreams of one day joining the circus. Everything about this book was enthralling and enjoyable. The plot m ...more
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Jan 12, 2011 Natalia rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Michele Hauf fans, the lovers of vampires and creatures alike.
Shelves: own, vampire, read-in-2011, pnr
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Take one vampire who grew up in a world of fairies and refuses to drink blood, add another vampire who’s on the lam from a powerful fairy who wants her dead, and you get a bloody good story (pun intended!) that’s chock full of adventure and enough romance to make you swoon.

Vaillant, who prefers to be called Vail, is one messed up dude, to say the least. He’s been raised by an unloving fairy stepmother in a world apart from his own kind. When he’s cast from the only home he’s known, he has to fi
Marcela (BookaholicCat)
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It took me some time to get into this book. Vail is a character difficult to like. He doesn’t know who he really is. He is a vampire who was raised in Fairy; there the fairies taught him to hate vampires. So he is a vampire who hates vampires. After being banished from Fairy he is back to the real world where he has never live before and doesn’t know how to “live” in it. Still he dresses and behaves as the typical stereotypical vampire
Apr 08, 2011 Kelsey rated it liked it
Shelves: vampires
In this follow up to her book Seducing the Vampire, we are transported nearly 25 mortal years into the future and Rhys and Viviane’s children are all grown up. Trystan, who is full blooded werewolf, has been raised in the mortal realm. Vaillant, who is full-blooded vampire, has been raised in Faery. Vail was taken as Rhys’ boon to Cressida, Mistress of Winter’s Edge, for taming his werewolf (Rhys is half vampire, half werewolf). When Vail grew up, Cressida was disappointed that he was full-blood ...more
Apr 08, 2011 Kelly rated it it was amazing
There is only one word to describe this book, delicious.
Reading it was a pleasure, and NOT just because I got it for free through Goodreads. No.

This book offers an entirely different picture to the supernatural world of mythical creature. If you're in for a new, unusual, sexy and hot way to look at and read about vampires, faeries and werewolves- then this is your book.

Our two main characters, Vail and Lyric make an excellent couple and are very complex. Vail, specially, just throws me off and
Sheyla ✎
Jul 11, 2011 Sheyla ✎ rated it liked it
Lyric Santiago is a Vampire from the Santiago Clan. This clan is known for stealing and recently they have been close to bankruptcy. Her brother Leo has recently stole a gown made by the Seelie Court. It was stored in a security safe by Hawkes Associates, a firm that represents the paranormal nations. Lyric is to turn over the gown to the Unseelie Prince, Zett . Her mother has arrange the exchange. Before this happens, Lyric and the gown disappear. Charish, Lyric's mother, believes she has been ...more
May 04, 2011 Sonette rated it it was ok
I really like vampire stories and more recently became quite fond of faery stories as well so this book was right up my alley. Although I enjoyed the book, I must say that it fell a bit short of my expectations. Still… you could pass a rainy day with this book as company.


The summary is from Goodreads: Vail the Unwanted is a pure-blooded vampire. But raised by Faery, he has neither home nor peace, and when his aid is sought in the recovery of a priceless diamond gown, his price is informa
Tarra (Twilight Book Junkie)
Apr 03, 2011 Tarra (Twilight Book Junkie) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
If at all possible (and trust me i was shocked too) i actually really like this book more than "Seducing The Vampire". This book followed Viviane & Constantine's (from STV) son Vaillant who grew up in the faery realm due to the bargain his step-father/uncle Rhys (who thought he was Vaillant's father) made with a faery for his first born son, as he adjust to the mortal realm and deals with his feelings of being unwanted and unloved due to being the product of rape. His brother, who he was bor ...more
Lynda Tatad
Mar 30, 2012 Lynda Tatad rated it liked it
It took me awhile to get into this story. At first the main characters of Lyric and Vaillant (both vampires) weren't very like able. It took more than 7 chapters for me to finally connect with the story, and it might be due to feeling like I needed to read the previous book (which I just looked up it's called Seducing the Vampire) about Vaill's family and how he ended up growing up in Faery away from his own kind.

His prejudice against his own kind was ingrained in him by his step-mother, the F
Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections
Mar 06, 2011 Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance Junkies
Shelves: vampire, 2011-reads
Forever Vampire by Michelle Hauf is a story of two tortured individuals who are trying to escape their difficult pasts. Vail the Unwanted is a tortured pureblood vampire who was raised in Faery by his Fae stepmother and the product of rape who has been exiled to the human world by his nemesis. He must learn to embrace his vampire heritage in order to find true happiness and exist the new world he now finds himself. Lyric, Vail’s love interest, is an emotionally frigid but extremely beautiful pur ...more
Apr 05, 2011 Lisa rated it really liked it
I admit i looked at a few reviews for this book before cracking it open and wasn't sure what I'd find. Everyone seems to say something different. I found that 25 pages in i was really liking it. It was a totally different story than other vampire themed paranormals I've read before. I'm going to say there is some violence in this book but nothing to out of the norm for what you find in paranormal books sometimes. It's actually to me a paranormal romantic suspense. This book is about Valliant or ...more
Lenna  Wright-Berry
Dec 04, 2013 Lenna Wright-Berry rated it it was amazing
It is amazing story of Vail the Dark Prince (as his mother calls him) He is banished from Faire from the unseelie court and has been in touch with Rhys Hawkes and she brother Tryst Hawkes and finds out he is the product of rape from Constantine and in doing so made his mother insane. Vail is hired by is uncle Rhys to find a missing gown that was stolen for Hawkes and also the person how is tied into the dress was kidnapped. Vail hates vampires but is one and most of this book shows his also an a ...more
Mar 31, 2011 Kelly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of paranormal romance/vampires
I was impressed with this book.

I liked Vail, though it took me a few chapters to really get into his character. His bad boy look sets his mood throughout the book. He has his moments, but Vail is a tortured soul, never feeling accepted or loved by anyone, never knowing where he belonged and struggling with his identity. My heart ached for him and I was really hoping he found happiness throughout the entire book.

Lyric is everything I love in a heroine. Despite her reputation, she is caring and nu
Nicki Markus
Mar 15, 2011 Nicki Markus rated it liked it
Shelves: read-paranormal
This was an enjoyable read, but it didn't rock my world. With so much vampire fiction out there these days it takes something special to stand out and, while there was nothing wrong with this book per se, I felt it lacked a certain spark.

The storyline itself was fine and I liked the association of Faery dust with drugs and the way Vail has to wean himself off it to become who he was meant to be. There was plenty of action and a reasonable conclusion to everything by the turn of the last page.

I f
Mar 29, 2011 Cleffairy rated it liked it
Reviewed at: Library of Lights

Date reviewed: 20th Feb 2011

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Forever Vampire by Michele Hau is one book I would not want to read when I’m all alone at home at night. I find this book, Forever Vampire is rather scary in some ways. Well, it is good that the book is scary, after all, vampires are supposed to be scary and ruthless. This is indeed a thrilling book to read, with unexpected twist and turns along the way.

If you’re a fan of good, scary, but rather r
Apr 04, 2011 Caitlin rated it liked it
This is story takes place after events in Seducing the Vampire. One doesn’t need to read it first but I think it will make the back story of the brooding Vail more understandable. Also some of the minor characters in Forever Vampire were the major characters in Seducing the Vampire. I really enjoyed the small part Vail’s half brother Trystan who is a full werewolf played in the book. I hope he gets his own story.

Michelle Hauf can write a fun story with some very intense sex scenes. I think the m
Feb 16, 2011 Trish rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, 2011
It took me a long time to get into this book. It was not the "normal" PNR Vampire book that I usually read. Vail is an unwanted pure blood Vampire, he has no home, an his Mother is insane because he exists, his half brother wants nothing to do with him, a desire to kill his Father, and a "drug" addiction to fairy Incor, because he won't take blood. He loves Johnny Cash, wears Goth clothes and eye (man) liner. His Uncle hires him to find Lyric, she was kidnapped along with the priceless Fairy gow ...more
Nov 29, 2011 Jonathan rated it liked it
Forever Vampire? Or Forever Let Down?
How can you resist the magnetic allure of an image that appeals to our hidden taboos? Forever Vampire is a newly published novel by author Michele Hauf. It is wrong to judge a book by it’s cover, and that is the exact mistake I made. Thinking I was about to embark on a romantic journey between a fierce half breed male and a exotic woman, I was let down completely. If you are looking to sink your own teeth into a story that will dazzle your mind, and ignite th
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