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Real Vampires Live Large (Glory St. Clair #2)

4.04  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,751 Ratings  ·  123 Reviews
She's sexy, plus-sized, and on a liquid diet-of blood. Plus-sized vampire Glory St. Clair takes on paranormal drug dealers who are selling a dangerous new fix for anyone who wants to live forever.
ebook, 304 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Berkley Books (first published July 3rd 2007)
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Dec 31, 2008 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Recovering Anne Rice-aholics.
Glory is getting settled in her life in Austin. She has her cute little vintage clothing boutique (Vintage Vamps Emporium) and her apartment up above it with her friend and fellow vampire Flo. That lasts for all of two seconds before her place of business is firebombed. Suspecting it is the jerkface Westwood - the relentless Vampire Hunter who thinks it's cool to put the fangs from his vampire on a string around his neck - Glory's "complicated relationship" AKA boyfriend (Jerry) heads out to Afr ...more
Jun 30, 2014 Theresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one seemed disjointed from the first book for me. There’s some connection (the store, Cheetos and Westwood trying to kill her). But other than some interesting harassment incidents, it’s like Westwood’s been put on the back burner and Blade’s been sent away so the new crisis (and male temptation) can take place.

Also somewhere between book 1&2, Glory’s amazingly managed to find the large amount of money and time to repair her broken down car, though it’s only been a short time since s
Jan 25, 2011 Cindi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm liking this series more and more (I only gave the 1st book 3 stars, I think). But I'm not sure if the books are really that great or I'm just enjoying reading books set right up the highway from me in Austin, Texas. Think about it, tho; if vampires left NOLA for any southwestern city, I believe it would be Austin! The city who's proud to be weird and prints up the t-shirts to prove it. Plus there's TONS of nightlife, Bat Cave Road and politicians to feed from *snark*.

Glorianna is a size 12 v
Feb 22, 2015 Sophia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It's been a while since I read the first book in the series so I thought it was about time that I continue on for the next Glory St. Claire and menagerie romp. It wasn't five pages in and I was snickering and curling up in my chair to get comfortable. Glory is the common woman's vampire and she gets herself hip deep in 'gators without even trying. This is book two and should probably be read in order though in a pinch the reader would do alright with starting here with this one.

This book picks u
Surprisingly, I enjoyed this book more than the first book in the series (which I only gave 2 stars). I hadn't expected to continue on with this series, but I was unexpectedly gifted this book. Perhaps it was because I was using it for a book challenge, but I found Gloria much more likable this time round. The vampire abilities were much better managed in this book, and her mind wasn't being read all the time. I was still bothered by Gloria calling herself a "slut" for being promiscuous (pet pee ...more
Feb 23, 2011 Archer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

It's not easy to keep a boyfriend, run a business, and survive for centuries as one of the immortal undead. Glory St. Clair knows-ever since a sexy Scottish vampire bit her while she was a tad...bloated. But when a frustrated vampire hunter firebombs her vintage clothing boutique, she's ready to pitch a fit. Then her long-time, part-time lover takes off in a rage to hunt the hunter and prove himself worthy of her. And that's only the beginning of her
LOL, awesome!

I’m really enjoying this series. Lots of laughs, great action scenes (in and out of the bedroom), and great, likable characters.

I love Glory. Sharp, sassy, I love her attitude - not only about life but about the people she cares about and those she hates with a passion. Even when things get tough, she prevails and charges full steam ahead.

While Blade runs off to hunt the vampire hunter that’s after her, a whole new set of problems arise that Glory has to deal with. You get to learn
May 20, 2011 Devon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Don't get me wrong with a two star rating, it was a cute book, I just really try not to over mark the books. Because then when I find one that's really amazing can get five stars like it deserves.

I read the first book a long time ago, can't say I remember it too well, but I imagine this was a good follow up.

Gloriana st clair is a vampire who is watched over by her on again off again lover and maker jeremy blade. In the last book a millionare mortal, Westwood, almost killed glory. So in this one
Dee Haddrill
Firstly, let me take a moment to heave a large lust-filled sigh of longing for Jeremiah Campbell, AKA Jeremy Blade AKA Jerry... What a man/vampire!!! The guy gives new meaning to phone sex!!! And not to mention what he does with real sex!!!! Okay, enough with the exclamation marks, but I do love this man.

Truth is, I love these books! Glory St Clair is awesome. I especially love that this series is written in first person because I love being in Glory's head. She's funny, smart (although she and
May 01, 2010 Liz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second book in the Gloriana St. Clair series delves into her world's rules.

Full-figured (I wouldn't keep going on about it but she does - constantly) Gloriana's beloved store is fire bombed and it's clear to the vamp community, that a local vampire hunter is the perpetrator. BTW, the paranormal population is flourishing in Austin despite the previously mentioned local vampire hunter who is also a billionaire has them all up in arms.

Jeremiah Blade, Gloriana's on-again, off-again lover is aft
I really enjoyed "Real Vampires Have Curves" even though I felt like many of the plot devices were used too frequently in other paranormal romances lately. But I liked Glory...and I loved Valdez her bodyguard dog. I still liked Glory here in the follow up novel. I was tired of her calling herself a 'sl..' and talking about how she was too easy. Worse yet, she kinda came off this way in this book and I didn't get that at all from the first one. The mystery was more dull in this one, if you could ...more
Helen Griffin
Jun 22, 2013 Helen Griffin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have already said before that I love Glory and book 2 has not changed that opinion but in fact has probably just sealed that opinion.

I didn't seem to have the same problems I had with number 1, I was able to get into it straight away (probably as I knew what to expect) and even though the writing and dialogue was still simple it didn't detract from the book/story.

In Real Vampires Live Large we see Glory being a bit more independant and coming more into her own. Flo her best friend goes off the
Lady Ethereal Butterfly
Real Vampires Live Large is the second novel in the Glory St. Clair series by Gerry Bartlett. In the first novel (Real Vampires Have Curves) Glory St. Clair, a sassy full-figured vampire, opened up a vintage clothing store in Austin, Texas. Now there has been a fire in her store, and it wasn’t an accident! On top of that, Glory’s close friend Flo is getting involved with some seriously trashy drug dealing vampires. Oh, and don’t think she isn’t still dealing with a bunch of hunky male vampires b ...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Glory St. Clair's Vintage Vamps Emporium is firebombed while she sleeps. Luckily, her guard dog Valdez, comes to her rescue. The culprit of the firebombing? The billionaire Brent Westwood, who wants Glory and every other vampire dead. The same hunter who wears a necklace of vampire fangs around his neck.

Glory, however, has more problems than just Westood. There's a new group in town called the Energy Vampires, and they want Glory's power. They send a vampire for whom Glory supposingly had a trie
May 15, 2009 Katie(babs) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Glory, beautiful and the larger than life vamp is back with her hilarious motley crew of undead friends and other shape shifters. Glory this time around has a little triangle going between Gerry, her maker and one true love, or at least lust and Richard who use to be her roommate's fling. Both men adore the person Glory is and they are not afraid to show it. They adore a woman with curves, and she has them, rightly so. It is about time an author showcased a "real" woman in a wonderful interpreta ...more
Jun 13, 2008 Barbara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Real Vampires Live Large

Okay, I have to say: I think these books are a stitch. This is book 2 in a series, I’m already half way through book 3. They are difficult, but they are fun and witty. There are times when I laugh out loud at Valdez, the shape shifting guard of Glory – who is in the form of a labradoodle.

Here’s the gist:

Blade and Mara are off to Namibia to find Westwood and try to kill him. I can’t imagine they are going to be successful on that front for quite a while or who would the “
May 18, 2016 Carla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I liked this title better than I liked the first book in the series. I still had some problems with the main character's attitude towards certain things. Also how she responded. Some of the MC's actions also didn't make logical sense but with a little hand waving I was able to finish the book. This isn't a series I would normally recommend unless you want a very fluffy read where you don't care if the world or the characters make sense.
Michelle Hofacker
I loved this as much as the first. It picked up right where the other left off. The humor was definitely upped in this one! Glory's dog Valdez gets to be a hero and so does she! We get to learn al lot more about the crazy world of the Austen vampire world. Who knew vampires made Vampire Viagra, lol!! We get more sexy men, more crazy stunts and lots more laughs. I say full size has its advantages!
Bring on book 3!!
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I gave this 3 stars because for some reason I couldn't stop reading despite the book annoying the heck out of me. For some stupid reason Glory thinks she's fat. Big freaking deal, does the author have to bring it up constantly? The thing I liked about the first book was that there wasn't some weird enemy in the book. Ugh then comes book 2 and the energy vampires. Not my favorite villains for sure. Kinda corny.
Feb 03, 2012 Nikki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's not easy to keep a boyfriend, run a business, and survive for centuries as one of the immortal undead. Glory St. Clair knows-ever since a sexy Scottish vampire bit her while she was a tad...bloated. But when a frustrated vampire hunter firebombs her vintage clothing boutique, she's ready to pitch a fit. Then her long-time, part-time lover takes off in a rage to hunt the hunter and prove himself worthy of her. And that's only the beginning of her troubles.

The Energy Vampires want her-and no
Nov 06, 2008 MissM rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: nobody
Shelves: read-2008
Ugh. I thought the first one was bad but this one was worse. First off, we went from the first book having her dog Valdez be one of a long line that Blade bread for her. Now, on the back cover of this one it says Glory knows he's just a shapeshifter and not really a dog.

This whole book takes that attitude. Either things are just flat-out changed or, the author does the annoying one chapter ends on a cliffhanger and when the next chapter starts, it's an entirely different scene with a quick, "oh
I did not like this book as much as the first one, until I got to the part with Glory on the Vamp Viagra. Her throwing herself at Richard was AWESOME! After that the book got more interesting. I think this book was not a good to me due tot he fact Blade was not in a prominant role. Him being out of the country was inconvienant to my lust for Blade action (although that phone conversation between him and Glory was HOT!)

Still love Glory and her spunkiness but the woman has got to calm down a bit.
Solace Winter
This story was much better than the first novel, but I still could not go over three stars. Reasons were 1) Her size is being used as a crutch instead of something she should be proud of 2) Richard annoyed me in the first novel an is somehow a huge lust interest in this one and 3) a very stupid decision to add a third dog. It seemed Blade wasn't really thinking through this novel and they had to invent reasons for her to lust after someone else. Glory constantly claims she's a slut, but seems to ...more
I liked this book more than the first one. She didn't complain about being big so much. A little more action and I like the scenes with Glory and Richard. I think if they can get over the serial tension they will either be great lovers or better friends. Cause I am pretty sure Jeremiah is not going anywhere. But how do you choose between a Roman Crusader or a Scottish Highlander??
Gloriana St. Clair's story just keeps getting better and better. This is the second in the series and it begins when the Vintage Vamp's Emporium gets firebombed and Valdez the wonder labradoodle saves Glory, Florence, Diana and some other vamp that lives in the building.

As the story continues, Glory is more or less on her own as Jeremy Blade flys to Namimbia to hunt down the Vampire Hunter, Westwood, who is recuperating from a knife wound that Blade gave him in Book 1.

Glory finds that she is mu
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Quickie Review:

I love Glory and her motley gang of misfits:) This is a fun romp and it is great having an insecure heroine for a change and one who admits she is a size 12 (not that size 12 is large mind you!) I thought the plot moved along quickly and GB has a real talent at creating wonderful quirky characters and making them feel like they live on your street. Average everyday people?? No Vampires trying to blend. Ya gotta love it:)

4 star read and a recommendation if you are looking for a fu
Stephanie Bolen
Jun 21, 2014 Stephanie Bolen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Glory is way too hard on herself and has some real body issues, but the books are great and she's awesome. I love how real the world feels, and nothing seems forced.
Feb 08, 2009 Susan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I enjoyed this second installment of Glory just as much as the first. Again, it was fun, light and interesting, with the only thing that irritated me being that Glory considers herself fat/bloated rather than voluptuous as all of her men regard her (see if you think the illustration on the cover is fat).

The story was well put together and I'm enjoying the bantering amongst the characters more now I know them a little better. I recommend it to any of my friends who are looking for a fun vampire b
A good sequel to the first in the series. Again, cute with not much substance. A nice afternoon read, light and fast.
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Gerry Bartlett figures that vampires are pretty much like everyone else except for the liquid diet.

Eternity or Mexican food? Tough call.

Gerry’s a native Texan and lives halfway between Houston and Galveston with her rescue whippet, Jet. Pictured with her is her late wonder dog, a Bedlington Terrier named Belle.

When she started writing, she was still teaching and used the pseudonym Lynn McKay. Y
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Other Books in the Series

Glory St. Clair (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Real Vampires Have Curves (Glory St. Clair, #1)
  • Real Vampires Get Lucky (Glory St. Clair, #3)
  • Real Vampires Don't Diet (Glory St. Clair, #4)
  • Real Vampires Hate Their Thighs (Glory St. Clair, #5)
  • Real Vampires Have More to Love (Glory St. Clair, #6)
  • Real Vampires Don't Wear Size Six (Glory St. Clair, #7)
  • Real Vampires Hate Skinny Jeans (Glory St. Clair, #8)
  • Real Vampires Know Hips Happen (Glory St. Clair, #9)
  • Real Vampires Know Size Matters (Glory St. Clair, #10)
  • Real Vampires Say Read My Hips (Glory St. Clair, #11)

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