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Vampire, Interrupted (Argeneau #9)

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After seven hundred years of life, Marguerite Argeneau finally has a career. Well, the start of one, anyway. She's training to be a private investigator, and her first assignment is to find an immortal's mother. It seemed simple enough, until Marguerite wakes up one evening to find herself at the wrong end of a sword. Now she realizes she's in way over her head.

Julius Nott
Published December 29th 2009 by HarperAudio (first published February 26th 2008)
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Best one in the series, so far. Mainly because there was a moment when I was actually surprised. I love when a book does that. And, to be honest, it doesn't happen that often because:
1. I'm old. Seen it, done it, got the t-shirt, shrunk the t-shirt in the laundry, turned it into a dog t-shirt and took a ton of photos for Facebook.
2. I've read a hell of a lot of books. For every book I've reviewed, there are 5 that I read and haven't reviewed. If there is a trope, I have read it.
3. I'm not an idi
Jan 13, 2008 Megan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampire-romance
Book 9 in Ms. Sands Argeneau Vampire series.

This is one of Lynsay Sands best books in the Argeneau series. We finally get to read Marguerite’s story…her whole story that is. On her new career, training to be a PI with Tiny (contracted by Christian Notte to find his long-lost mother), she meets her lifemate Julius Notte (Christian’s father). Someone is trying to kill Marguerite, someone doesn’t want Marguerite and Tiny to succeed, and Julius won’t leave her side to be butchered, literally, by so
The Flooze

The Argeneau series was an integral part of my introduction to PNR. I was delighted to find a group of romance novels that balanced love and lust against hilarity and mayhem. The relationships felt ridiculous yet never unlikely, as Sands made sure to craft compatible leads who were always on equal footing. The romance aspect didn't rely on flowery language, but rather a healthy desire to find someone to be happy with, to love and be loved by. Though the "vampire" conceit she utilizes does h
Lakshmi C
Sep 06, 2015 Lakshmi C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing and had me hooked from start to finish. Marguerite is on her first case as a Private Investigator, accompanied by Tiny. Her first assignment is to locate the mother of a five hundred year old immortal. She is starting her career and is far from the protection of Lucian and her sons for the first time. Waking up to find an assassin with a sword in her room, she realizes someone does not want the mother's identity revealed. I liked reading about Marguerite exploring new terri ...more
I never read books in order haha :)
The only other book I've read in this series is "A Quick Bite" so I didn't really know what to expect.

I read this book in one sitting and loved every minute of it. It was a perfect balance of love/lust and humor/action/mystery. Perfect to sink your fangs into. Definitely would recommend this series for all paranormal lovers :)
Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
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Am I the only one who felt uncomfortable about Marguerites book? I mean, she's like.. the mother. Also, this book was rather dissappointing. I didn't understand why Marguerite and Julius were.. Well, whatever. What I really, really didn't like was the family part.

You'd think Marguerite would behave differently, but she doesn't. The end of the book seems too convinient for my tastes, but they always do. 'They' meaning the Argeneau novels.

Whatever, Tiny was there and I like Tiny. *dances the Tiny
Review: ‘Vampire, Interrupted’ is a dazzling novel that will provide hours of entertainment with the anxiously awaited story of Marguerite Argeneau. Learning to be a private investigator, Marguerite is excited when her first case brings her to England with the task of finding an immortals mother. After someone attempts to behead her while sleeping, she realizes there is more to this case than just finding a missing immortal. Julius Notte wants to protect Marguerite and keep the secrets that he’s ...more
Dec 18, 2008 Jess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lynsay-sands
Fantastic! This might be my favorite book in the Argenau novel's!

This book centers around family matriarch Marguerite Argeneau. She is currently working as a P.I trying to help Christian Notte discover his long lost mother. His father, Julius, refuses to tell him his mother's name and every P.I he has ever hired, is scared off by Julius.

Marguerite is determined to help Christian, and then she is attacked in her hotel room and almost beheaded. Christian's father shows up and ends up revealing tha
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Much better book, best of the series so far...Marguerite Rocks!


After 700 years of life, Marguerite Argeneau finally starts a career. She's training to be a private investigator, and her first assignment is to find an immortal's mother. It seems simple enough, until Marguerite wakes up one evening to find herself at the wrong end of a sword. Now she realizes she's in way over her head.

My Thoughts,

The story runs parallel to Thomas's story for the most part. This book to me is the mos
May 16, 2011 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
First: Skip the family tree at the beginning! It contains a spoiler!!!!

Although a fun read, with a lot more mystery and not so much romance, this one is my least favorite so far. It was slow in places, and the lead characters were frustratingly immature at times, despite having several lifetimes of experience. The mystery was kind of compacted into the last 50 pages, complete with a bad guy speech about the hows and whys of the evil plan.

Lynsay Sands isn't a bad writer (A+ for the sexy parts!) b
Sep 06, 2011 Caro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sands-lynsay, own
This was another great book in this series. I loved the characters and the personalities. I had laughs, snickers, breath-holding, tension and suspense, some tough spots and some humorous. I really liked getting to know these characters and meeting a few newer ones. There was plenty of suspense and some definitely shockers. I was reading this so fast I was getting cross-eyed. I was drawn in straight from the start and couldn't stop. First it was finger-gripping, then funny, then....What!!!...some ...more
1000 +
Nov 05, 2011 1000 + rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a tragic love story! Marguerite's story is one with many twists and turns.

Marguerite is investigating the birth of Christopher Notte and trying to find his mother for him. She meets Julius Notte and is instantly attracted. They are lifemates. Lifemates that were separated many years ago by a jealous evil person who pretended to be a loving member of their family.

Marguerite's memory of Julius and their life together is completely wiped. Julius joins his son Christopher and Marguerite on the
Julie (jjmachshev)
Feb 29, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-reads
If you've been waiting for Marguerite's story, this is it. It certainly cleared up some questions I've had about this character. Why did she marry Jean Claude in the first place? Why did she stay with him so long?

If you haven't been following this series, you may not enjoy this book as much as I did. The series begins with Single White Vampire. If you like Sookie Stackhouse and Queen Betsy, then don't miss this series...
Wanda Fields
Jul 20, 2013 Wanda Fields rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the whole series
OMG!!!!!!! This was the most interesting book with a kick ass story line by lynsay sands , you really learn alot in this story about other characters in the whole series really!!!!!!!I LOVED IT!!
Heather Moore
Nov 19, 2012 Heather Moore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Other than the A Quick Bite, this is the best one in the series so far! Everybody loves Margurite and if you don't than something's wrong with you. LOL
May 31, 2017 Clarice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Could wait to read Marguerite and Julius's story. Worth the wait.
Nov 18, 2008 Liv rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy, romance, and mystery lovers
Recommended to Liv by: My friend Patty.
Vampire, Interrupted by Lynsay Sands is a fantasy book about a few vampires, secrets, and action. She wrote this book to say don’t judge and persecute someone without all the facts. Just go with your heart and mind, don’t go on rumors and hatred. GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT FIRST. That is what I think Lynsay’s goal in trying to teach from the book. If Julius just trusted Marguerite’s dictions they would not be in most of the messes they were in. If Marguerite trusted Julius’s judgment or reasons so m ...more
Oct 17, 2012 Tanja rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015, review
>>Diese Rezension und viele mehr findet ihr auch hier:

Mit ihren mehr als siebenhundert Jahren hat Marguerite Argeneau das Bedürfnis, sich noch einmal neu zu erfinden. Eine Privatdetektivin zu werden, stellt sie sich für ihren neuesten Lebensabschnitt als perfekt vor. Gesagt, getan. Doch schon ihr erster Fall lässt Marguerite alsbald an ihrer ach so tollen Berufswahl zweifeln. Schließlich soll sie die Mutter eines Unsterblichen, eines Vampirs
Lady Allison
Apr 28, 2010 Lady Allison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vamps, argeneau, epub
First warning to those who intend on reading the book: I know it helps keep all the Argeneaus straight, but for the sake of mystery, skip the family tree in the front of the book this time around! Just trust me.

In Vampire, Interrupted Lynsay Sands changes her normal scheme up a bit & comes up with what I think is by far the best book in the Argeneau series so far. Normally her books involve one Argeneau or another finding their lifemate in some way or another, getting to know & falling i
Aug 30, 2012 Georgelys rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A la Mierdaaaaa Literalmente, La trama de este libro me dejo totalmente sorprendida jamas me espere esto, al principio cuando termine de leer el Libro de Thomas pensé que tal ves debería saltarme este libro e ir directamente al otro! Gracias a dios no lo hice Lynsay Sands se supero con este, También llore un poco...Julius es espectacular (Estúpidos y Sensuales Vampiros Italianos) Cuando estuvieron Juntos Juntitos en casa de El ufff fue espectacular, era tan hermoso todos los miles de años que el ...more
Jan 22, 2016 Kinga rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Everyone loves Marguerite. I love her. Julius no doubts loves her and every one of her children love her. She's my favorite character for sure.
Her story comes as a surprise. I wasn't expecting this much drama and painful plot twists in her life but I can see everything that happened this far has been builidng up for this show.

Marguerite went through a hell of a marriage, but her children are her little treasures. She's protective of everyone and the way she manages to make everyone happy is no
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
The most heavily plotted and mysterious of all the Argeneau books, Vampire, Interrupted (a very apt title) reveals what happened to Margeurite when Thomas and Inez were trying to find her in Vampires Are Forever, and many skeletons come out of the closet in the process. I don't want to give anything away, but sadly the family tree that the books include at the beginning does. You might want to avoid looking at it until, say, halfway through, or the surprise is ruined (though you can probably fig ...more
Mary Abshire
Nov 15, 2011 Mary Abshire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
The beginning took me a little while to get into. In the middle of a chapter somewhere past 1/4th of the book, there was a mention of Margarite is Christopher's mother. I was stunned. Why there and then? The story goes on of trying to find Christopher's mom, then finally the news it is Margarite becomes the focal point. And, is Jean Claude really dead? Who would've taken her memories?

The last 40% of the book was great. I had a difficult time putting the book down. I suspected one perso
Nov 02, 2012 Vettech rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finally the match maker in the Argeneau clan finds her lifemate.....again!!!

This was a cute story about the Argeneau family matriarch, Marguerite, discovering what all her other family members have been enjoying.....her very own lifemate, Julius Notte!!

She finds she has a five hundred year old son, Christian and with all the other twists and turns in this lovely tale, Marguerite finds a love of her own, in Julius!!

There is the usual hot steamy love scenes and even some exciting bites....

I so en
Ich bin so froh dass ich die Bände ab Band 4 übersprungen habe, um zu diesem Band zu kommen. Er ist sooooooo verdammt gut. Irgendwie gefallen mir die älteren und erfahreneren Charakter so viel mehr. Spannend war es auch und ich hätte im Traum nicht damit gerechnet was hier ans Tageslicht kommt. Wirklich empfehlenswert und man kann ihn auch ohne das Vorwissen der anderen Bände lesen.
DAMN that was good!

Alot of questions answered. Satisfying relationships. And just enough room to set up future books. I feel like this book finished an arch and set up a new one.

When I finished this book I thought I think this was my favorite book in the series!

Good. Book.
Felicity Heaton
Would have given this four stars but the editing/writing was so bad in places that I couldn't reward it. Wrong words, bad grammar, missing punctuation, repetition - it had all the sins. Ruined it for me.
Brenda (b)
The past 2 books in the Argeneau series have led up this one, so I was looking forward to reading it. It was worth the wait and I really liked it. I enjoyed learning Marguerite's history.
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LYNSAY SANDS is the nationally bestselling author who is known for her hysterical historicals as well as the popular Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series. With her witty and charming personality, Sands describes books as, “Waking dreams or stories, tales to amuse, entertain and distract us from everyday life.” She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to ...more
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“Okay," Christian said with a great show at maintaining his patience. "So you can't dance. But you could at least talk to the woman."
Julius frowned and avoided his gaze. "I am talking."
"You aren't," Christian insisted. "You haven't said more than a handful of words."
Scowling, he admitted, "I'm practicing in my head."
Christian blinked at this. "Practicing?"
"Well, you don't just blurt out the first thing that comes to mind," Julius said with exasperation. "I have to approach this carefully, so I'm practicing."
"In your head?" Christian clarified.
"Yes." Julius nodded. "In my head."
"Right....Good, good," he nodded, and then said "but you know what would be even better?"
Julius raised his eyebrows with interest. "What?"
"Talking to her OUT LOUD!" Christian snapped. "Jesus Christ, Father, you're as old as the earth. You run a huge corporation, dealing with people-even women-day in day out. Surely you can string a couple of words together and manage a little conversation with the woman?”
“Okay, why don't we practice your talking with Marguerite? OUT LOUD. I'll be her."

Julius stared at him blankly. "Now?"

"No, I was thinking maybe next April. Then you could maybe give her a call, arrange a date..."
He arched his eyebrow in question, and snapped, "Yes, NOW.”
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