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The Real Werewives of Vampire County

(Guardians of Eternity #8.5)

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Drama. Scandal. Secrets. And a whole lot of supernatural goings-on.

Im pureblood were, and proud of it
Where Darkness Lives by Alexandra Ivy

No ones more surprised than Sophia when shes struck by an unfamiliar maternal urge to move near her daughters. But instead of being greeted by a welcome committee, shes targeted by kidnappersand saddled with a gorgeous bodyguard on a
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Paperback, 359 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Kensington (first published January 1st 2011)
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Melindeeloo
Werewives, they are rich, live in posh communities and get furry with the moon...

These are urban fantasy and not romances for the most part, I liked Ivy's story the best by far ( and gave the whole shebang an extra half star for her story), Fox's was prettty good and the other two were just ok.

Where Darkness Lives, a Guardian's of Darkness connected short by Alexandra Ivy Sophia is more than capable of taking care of herself but when threats against her escalate, her unwanted and sexy and very
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Dee
Apr 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Alexandra Ivy story only

I got this book solely for the Alexandra Ivy story as I am a huge fan of the Guardians series.

I really liked the story and would have preferred it to be longer but then that is because I do love the series and just want to read more. However I did find Sophia's character to be strange. In previous books Sophia has always been portrayed to be a nasty self serving slut and now all of a sudden she is almost being portrayed as sweet and picky about her men which is really
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Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
The common theme to this anthology was well to do were-women. Alexandra Ivy had the strongest female lead of the collection, as well as the best structured plot with her story, Where Darkness Lives.
Tami Danes Werewolves In Chic Clothing was good, although I was expecting a bigger surprise ending. Murder on Mysteria Lane by Angie Fox might have been better if the story was longer. And Im sorry, but Jess Haines Whats Yours Is Mine was pointless to read with such a weak storyline.
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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I love the title of this book! This was such a fun anthology, and even though I don't follow the series, if any, I was able to have enjoy and maybe be more into trying out the actual series. That's what anthologies are meant to do, right?

"Where Darkness Lives" by Alexandra Ivy - 5 Stars

I've only read one other novella in the Guardians of Eternity series and I didn't enjoy it as much as this one. This story rocked! And yes, it's my favorite in the whole
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Laura
Oct 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
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What a fun anthology!
I'll break it down into the 4 novellas for you guys:

"Where Darkness Lies" by Alexandra Ivy-5 flames
My favorite in the anthology. Sophia is the biggest bitch of them all, if any of you have read Alexandra Ivy's Guardians of Darkness series. She's a fun heroine who has just opened up a strip club for the ladies ;) Hottest male weres around. But unfortunately she's being attacked. She hires a bodyguard who isn't what he seems, and might
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Sandra
Feb 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Only read the Alexandra Ivy story so far.

4 Stars
Where Darkness Lies

Whilst the quads mother, Sophia, is a strong werewolf, she is being targeted and decides a bodyguard is a good idea, rather than moving in with her son-in-law, the King of the Weres, Salvatore.

Her mate shows up for the job, but neither of them is prepared to believe it, or want it.
Tigris Eden
Aug 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Parajunkee
Dec 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
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When done well, a tongue-in-cheek paranormal romance can be both laugh out loud funny and über sexy in the same instance. Kensington put together four great examples of this type of writing in 'The Real Werewives of Vampire County.' With heavy hitters like Alexandra Ivy's 'Where Darkness Lives' you won't be disappointed with this anthology. The only author I had read before was Ivy and now I have three new authors to "catch up with."
'Where Darkness Lives' by Alexandra Ivy

A tiny addition to her
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Tori
Sep 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
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What happens when four queens of the paranormal literary world get together to write a book? You get plenty of drama, laughter, scandal, and fashionista advice.

Where Darkness Lives" by Alexandra Ivy

Having read most of Ms. Ivys Guardians Of Eternity series, I was thrilled to see we would get an up close and personal view of the self proclaimed Queen Bitch Of The Werewolves herself-Sophia. All her daughters are now safely married ands he
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All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

"Where Darkness Lives" by Alexandra Ivy (Guardians of Eternity #7.6)

Im not fully versed in the Guardians of Eternity series, but this novella feels very much like its connected to other stories with numerous character references and plotlines that arent included here. Not that the story is confusing, its not. The story is about werewolf Sophia, prized among her community for her fertility (she has four full grown daughters who Im guessing had their own
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
This book has four anthologies in it. Its theme is The Stepford Wives or Wives of Orange County, which is a bunch of rich women who think they are all that and that they must have the latest fashion.

As for The Real Werewives of Vampire County, to me it is not worth buying. I suggest borrowing from the library if you want to try it out. I only picked this one up for Alexandra Ivys novella, since Im enjoy her Guardians of Eternity series. I did try to read the others and you can see my
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Paulina
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
The only redeeming short story in this anthology was Alexandra Ivy's. The rest of the stories irritated me to no end, and I wanted to slap the other women in the other short stories. If not for Ms. Ivy's SS being included (I give it 4 stars), I would have given this book 1 star. I would not recommend buying this book - just get it at the library and only read Ivy's SS.
Cass
May 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
"Where Darkness Lives" by Alexandra Ivy (Guardians of Eternity #7.6)
A good story

"Murder on Mysteria Lane" by Angie Fox
Funny story but too short, i want a serie with Heather and Lucien !

"Werewolves in Chic Clothing" by Tami Dane
A little boring mystery

"What's Yours is Mine" by Jess Haines
Cant finish :(
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Catherine
May 29, 2019 rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading the stories in this book about the werewives.; even though I liked all 4 stories, I found What's Yours Is Mine, a little hard to swallow.
What's Yours is Mine, by Jess Hanes, was more about a woman who wanted to become a werewolf to save herself from her ex-husband and his group of hunters. She thought being a werewolf would solve her problems and give her a long life and help her heal faster.
Werewolves in Chic Clothing, by Tami Dane, was good; although I felt a little
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Amanda
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Where Darkness Lives
This story had some great twists and turns.

Murder on Mysteria Lane
This was a fantastic read! I would love to read more adventures with these characters!

Werewolves in Chic Clothing
Wow! What a great story!

What's Yours is Mine
This was a well written story with some really interesting elements.
Marty Shaw
Jan 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I received The Real Werewives of Vampire County from the fantabulous Jess Haines (thanks, Jess), and couldnt resist the quirky charm and humor of these upper-class denizens of the supernatural world.

Where Darkness Lives by Alexandra Ivy No ones more surprised than Sophia when shes struck by an unfamiliar maternal urge to move near her daughters. But instead of being greeted by a welcome committee, shes targeted by kidnappersand saddled with a gorgeous bodyguard on a mission to protect and
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Brigitte Thomas
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Witty, fun, very tongue-in-cheek. I loved it.
Kathleen
Jul 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Alexandra Ivy's story was great. I liked it so much I'm going to delve deeper into this series. The other three were just blah to me. So an overall 3 stars, but a 5 for Where Darkness Lives.
Nora-adrienne
Oct 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
The Real Werewives of Vampire County
By: Alexandra Ivy/Angie Fox/Jess Haines/Tami Dane
Copyright: November 2011
Publisher: Kensington Paranormal Romance

I'm Pureblood Were, And Proud Of It. . .
"Where Darkness Lives" by Alexandra Ivy
No one's more surprised than Sophia when she's struck by an unfamiliar maternal urge to move near her daughters. But instead of being greeted by a welcome committee, she's targeted by kidnappers. . .and saddled with a gorgeous bodyguard on a mission to protectand seduce.
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Scooper Speaks
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
Where Darkness Lives by Alexandra Ivy
Favorite Line: "It's all that testosterone rotting your brain." (p. 28)

If you are unfamiliar with Alexandra Ivy's Guardian's of Eternity series you may have difficulty connecting to the characters in Where Darkness Lives. Four of the key characters in the Guardian's of Eternity series are Sophia's (the heroine of Where Darkness Lives) daughters. I've read most of the eight full length books and one of the two (other) anthologies set in the Guardian world, and
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Lucy Dosch
Aug 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing

Where Darkness Lives Alexandra Ivy. Sophia is a revered among the werewolves. She was one of the few females in the past centuries able to bear children. She is the mother of the four purebred females, one of whom was the current Queen of the Weres. But someone is trying to kill her, and she is forced to hire a bodyguard. Enter Luc, a gorgeous, purebred alpha male who wants to do more than just guard her body. Together they try to keep Sophia alive and feed their mutual desires before time runs
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Habrewer
May 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Real Werewives of Vampire County - Anthology
* I received a copy of this book from Kensington in exchange for an honest review*

"Where Darkness Lives" by Alexandra Ivy
Sophia is an alpha female that is used to taking care of herself. She is the owner of a local bar and has recently bought a house to be close to her daughters. When her life is threatened, alpha werewolf Luc steps in as a bodyguard to find out who is trying to hurt her.

Sophia is a strong character that knows what she wants but
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Bookaholics
Nov 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Real Werewives of Vampire County
Paranormal Romance Anthology Nov. 1st, 2011
4 stars

Where Darkness Lives by Alenxandra Ivy
Sophia is a pure blooded werewolf, a renowed tough chick, and a revered figure in the were community. But lately, things have not been going well for her. Her youngest daughter, Cassandra, has mysteriously disappeared, and Sophia herself is being stalked. When she hires a new body guard, she is dismayed to find a sexy, full-blooded were, Luc. Luc makes her blood tingle in a
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Deanne
Oct 28, 2011 rated it liked it
This is anthology containing 4 novellas

Where Darkness Lives by Alexandra Ivy No ones more surprised than Sophia when shes struck by an unfamiliar maternal urge to move near her daughters. But instead of being greeted by a welcome committee, shes targeted by kidnappersand saddled with a gorgeous bodyguard on a mission to protect and seduce.

Alexandra has a lot going on in her life and shes made more than a few enemies. Youll probably find yourself working the mystery alongside Alexandra and Luc
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Katie_la_geek

This was an ok anthology. Some of the stories I really liked others I thought were very boring. I good read if you are interested in the genre.
Carien
Jun 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Those who know me will probably be able to guess I wanted to read this book because it has a story by Jess Haines. Luckily her story wasn't the only gem in this anthology.
I will give my thoughts about each of the 4 stories.

"Where Darkness Lives" by Alexandra Ivy
I strongly disliked Sophia, the lead character. The plot was largely evolving around a romance and not liking one of the two people involved in the romance isn't a good thing I think. So this story didn't work for me. Maybe I should try
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Visionary Druid
Oct 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Since there is four authors here, two new-to-me and two familiar, I always read my favorite author first. That would be Angie Fox.

Hearing the basis about the story left me a bit hesitant. This is quite the departure from her Demon Slayer books, and yes, vampires really are not a "favorite" of mine.

However, like with the Demon Slayer books, Angie never lost her unique, fun humor voice.

Heather, the main heroine is a were-wolf, and she was down-right humerous and FUN! All that I associate with
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Ann aka Iftcan
anthology of 4 stories dealing with female were-wolves and those they are involved with. The Ivy story is set in the Guardians of Eternity world, I will admit to not having read any, but will be checking them out after this story.

The Fox story is a comedy-murder mystery. Since I've read her Demon Slayer books, I had high hopes for this one and she didn't fail to make me lol.

The Haines story is another mystery. A nice normal girl meets a charming man via a web match-making-site. She moves down
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Renae
Jan 22, 2013 rated it liked it
This book is actually four short stories by four different authors. Though they didnt join up or cross over, they all had Werewolves that were females, and its perfectly normal for them to be married/dating a vampire...
The first is about a very powerful Were who has four daughters in very high places (through their husbands)...so when things get dangerous they all need to go underground, but who can make a strong independant were do that? Instead she gets a bodyguard...thought things dont stay
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Donna
Oct 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
The Real Werewives of Vampire County by Alexandra Ivy, Angie Fox , Tawny Taylor, and Jess Haines

Come on with a title like that you know I just had to get it.

Where Darkness Lives by Alexandra Ivy takes place in the world of her Guardians of Eternity series which I admit Ive not read. I enjoyed the story but would probably have gotten more out of it if I had read the series.

Murder on Mysteria Lane by Angie Fox was the other reason for me buying this book. I LOVE Ms. Foxs Demon Slayer books. As
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