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Hot Vampire Kiss

(Vampire Wardens #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  1,315 ratings  ·  89 reviews
The werewolf population is entrenched in a century long civil war, and now they are plagued by a virus that is turning wolves into killers. The Brooks brothers pursue one such rogue werewolf to Temple, Texas. It is in Temple that Evan encounters a beautiful nurse named Marissa who instantly melts the hundred years of ice running through his veins. When she is brutally atta ...more
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Published August 7th 2011
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Kelly at
Aug 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Okay Yum, who doesn’t love brothers. Hot brother… Hot Vampire Brothers!!! YUM!!! Did I say YUM yet? YUM!!

Lisa does a great job of creating a new vampire world. A world where Vampires are kept in check or they are put to death. A world of the Vampire Wardens. But those in charge may not always be trust worthy. The Brooks brothers will learn that the hard way.

I really enjoyed this 1st installment of Lisa’s Vampire Warden Series. Evan & Marissa are great together. They learn very quickly to tr
Harlie Williams
Oct 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotic, vampires
I'm a huge of Lisa Renee Jones and her Blaze books and when I was given the opportunity to read and write a review of her new erotic paranormal vampire series, I was in. I will admit that paranormal is not one of the genres that is a must read for me. I felt like since Twilight came out, the pool became a bit shallow for me. Ms. Jones proves again that she is a voice to be heard in the paranormal world.

The setting for the story is in my backyard. I knew everywhere Lisa was taking me in the stor
Lady Raven RAVE!
May Contain Spoilers

Storyline: GOOD
Intimacy: GOOD
Enjoyment: GOOD

A virus has led to werewolves killing innocent young women in Temple, Texas. Evan and his two brothers, Aiden and Troy, are sent to investigate and catch the werewolf. Evan and his brothers answer to the council who keeps order amongst vampires, as well as remain hidden amongst humans, as humans believe them to be extinct. All three brothers are Wardens, vampires who hunt those who prey on humans. When the council got word of a wer
Christina Marie
Oct 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
For a short novella I really enjoyed it. Evan is a "Warden" of the Vampire Council aka a vampire sheriff. He and his younger brothers are in charge of tracking down and killing outlaw vampires, werewolves, or anything that preys on humans. Their newest task is tracking down and killing a werewolf who is brutally murdering women in Temple, Texas. Knowing it is a good place to learn about the attacks Evan takes a job working as a bartender at a bar across the street from the hospital. One night de ...more
Aug 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Contemporary, Temple, Texas

Marissa’s month hasn’t been going the way she thought it would and it just got a whole lot worse. Marissa is about to find out about a world she had no idea existed and she is going to find out about it in a way that she could have done without. One night Marissa is attacked by a werewolf which infects her and she is suddenly finding out that vampires and werewolves do exist and that her life just might be over.

Evan Brooks became a vampire when he and his brothers we
This is an inexpensive Kindle read that packs quite a punch for a novella.

Marissa is a nurse who walks into the wrong bar at the wrong time seeking to de-stress after a tough day. Not being a typical barfly, bartender Evan, is attracted to her and realizes quickly she might be in danger. You see, Evan is no ordinary bartender. He is a Vampire Warden on the hunt for a rogue werewolf serial killer. Marissa was the nurse that cared for his last victim so of course he wants her dead too. He's just
Aug 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Marissa's month hasn't been going the way she thought it would and it just got a whole lot worse. Marissa is about to find out about a world she had no idea existed and she is going to find out about it in a way that she could have done without. One night Marissa is attacked by a werewolf which infects her and she is suddenly finding out that vampires and werewolves do exist and that her life just might be over.

Evan Brooks became a vampire when he and his brothers were attacked by a vampire the
Sep 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this! A great start to the series, a short & sexy vampire tale full of hot men, mystery and betrayal.I'm really looking forward to the next one.

Evan is a vampire warden, who's goal is to keep the secret of the supernatural from the human's. We meet him as he is working undercover as a bartender while on the trail of a werewolf who is killing indiscriminately. Marissa goes into the bar after a gruelling shift in the ER to hopefully help her put the days events out of her mind. When M
Sep 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2read2
I cannot believe this novella is getting five star reviews.
Aug 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
*Clapping hands*

Lets give a round of applause to Ms. Lisa Renee Jones on this fabulous book about vampires, werewolves, love, lust, and sacrifice. This is a fast, hot read that kept me hooked the whole way through.

When Evan takes a job at a local tavern in order to gain information about a werewolf, he never realized that his life is going to change drastically. He notices Marissa right away and instantly knows he is gonna get to know her better. He realizes that unintentionally she has put hers
Jan 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
HOT VAMPIRE KISS is the first book of three, book two HOT VAMPIRE SEDUCTION, and book three HOT VAMPIRE TOUCH are short books (100 pgs or less) I read them all and thought to write one review for all three books.
The series begins with the three Brooks brothers, Evan (34), Aiden (32) and Taylor (28). They were early settlers of the town of Braunfels, Texas. When the town was haunted by a series of brutal animal attacks, that left a half-dozen townsmen murdered, the Brooks brothers took things in
Wendy Keel
Aug 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
HOT VAMPIRE KISS is book 1 on Lisa Renee Jones' new series, the Vampire Wardens. Fans of paranormal or vampires will adore this great new voice in the genre. While this is a quick read, you won't feel at all lost, your only complaint will be that it's over. There are characters to adore, and a storyline that is fast-paced and well written. The romance between the two main characters, Evan and Marissa, is hot and full of chemistry. The writing is excellent with just the right touches of suspense, ...more
Aug 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
When Marissa stops at a local bar after a lowsy day at work, she doesn't realize the hot new bartender will change her life forever.
Evan notices Marissa as soon as she walks into the bar and knows they will be connected in the future. The attraction is mutual. And together they must fight the force of a werewolf threatening to destroy more then just their lives.
Lisa Renee Jones has written a quick read that will suck you into the story immediately. Its action packed and breathlessly leaves you w
Aug 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
What a great, quick read! I love the new world of vampires and werewolves that's been created here. The Brooks brothers are vampire Wardens, essentially a police force for the paranormal world, who answer to the vampire council. I haven't read a book from this type of perspective before, so that was interesting. A very good mix of romance and action. Evan was wonderfully protective and Marissa was strong enough to stand up to what was unfolding around her. This definitely wanted to make me read ...more
Jul 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: pre-crash
I was surprised at the amount of editing errors; not just spelling and grammar issues, but things like Marissa's background. I expected better.
Wendy Gregory
Aug 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I can't wait for the other two in the series!
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Hero: Evan.
Heroine: Marissa.
Sex Rating: 3.9
Average Rating: 4.0

The werewolf population is entrenched in a century long civil war, and now they are plagued by a virus that is turning wolves into killers. The Brooks brothers pursue one such rogue werewolf to Temple, Texas. It is in Temple that Evan encounters a beautiful nurse named Marissa who instantly melts the hundred years of ice running through his veins. When she is brutally attacked by the wolf, he breaks the rules of the Vampire C
Dahlia (yadkny)
Mar 19, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Erotic Paranormal Lovers
“Tonight, Marissa did more than gain the attention of a vampire. She'd put herself in the path of a killer werewolf.”

With a quickness you'd have to read to believe, Evan and Marissa go from undercover bartender and first-time bar patron to fugitive lovers. The story consists of a series of killer threats to their new found “bond” where Evan decides if fight or flight is the best option. What they have together isn't acceptable in this world of vampires and shifters because the two just don't m
Dawn Sullivan
Sep 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was a great short read. I really enjoyed it. There was just enough to pull you in and keep you interested.

Lots of hot passion. Lisa Renee Jones writes sexy, hunky vampires that you gotta have a taste of. Her characters are easy to fall in love with.

I really enjoyed the idea of Evan falling for Marissa at first site.

Evan is a honorable vampire warden, his mission is to find and kill a rogue werewolf. He is a sexy, dominate, lonely vampire. He doesn’t think he needs or wants a woman in his
Apr 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a short, really fun read! I didn't know it was so short when I started it, but it only took me a couple hours (a couple very interrupted hours, lol) to finish! Evan is a Vampire, and meets Marissa one night while tending bar. Marissa is an RN at the local hospital and Evan is a Vampire Warden. A warden is one who hunts rogue vampires, vampires gone bad from blood lust. Evan is working as a bartender as a cover in Temple, Texas. They've followed a rogue wherewolf to this area and the wol ...more
Jan 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: vampire
3.5 Stars

Not a bad vampire/werewolf story. A little short but not a bad story either.

Three vampire brothers are wardens who chase after the bad guys...paranormal bad guys that is.

While investigating a werewolf killing Evan (the oldest brother) meets a Nurse that he is instantly attracted to and protective of. She is attacked by the werewolf and Evan saves her life. This action now puts him in trouble with the council.

The wolf is now targeting the heroine and they are all on the run trying to f
Jan 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Quick read. Good character development for such a short story.
Marissa decides, now that she has no more family to do something with her life & becomes an ER nurse. After a rough day, where she had a repeat visitor whom she had to give more bad news, once again, she decides to stop at the bar close to work & meets Evan the bartender. Unbeknownst to her, Evan is vampire warden on the search of a rouge werewolf attacking people. After listening to her story Evan realizes two things, the gi
Apr 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
After reading Purple Magic, I was anxious to start on Lisa's Werewolf Society series. Imagine my surprise to discover the Vampire Wardens series. I had to read this first and so far it has been great. The three brothers seem totally bad ass. I liked the instant connection and chemistry between Evan and Marissa. I enjoyed the suspense and danger surrounding the two and their new found bond. I also like the history of the brothers as Wardens and the purpose of the council. It makes for interesting ...more
Sep 07, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Vampire who's closed off emotionally from everyone but his brothers, gets an inexplicable and automatic hard-on for a hot blonde who walks into the bar where he's working undercover. Queue insta lust and lots of sex. I have to say that this is more of a 2.5 star story, but I'm feeling generous because I think that if I'd read (listened) to this about ten years ago, I would have fangirled all over it. It was ok, I think the world is really more interesting than this particular story.

Also, my rat

Aside from the numerous type errors (one has to wonder who they get to edit these books) it was an enjoyable short read with very likeable characters. I haven't read too much in the paranormal genre, but this was very easy to follow unlike some where I felt lost with all the paranormal terms I didn't fully understand.

While I didn't quite buy the fact that Evan could fall so hard, so fast for Marissa, it didn't really matter once I kept reading. The H.E.A.T level between those two was palpable
Sep 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Book One in the Vampire Wardens Series,and what a start. :)

This is a short book, but a great read. I was left wanting more.

Being the first Lisa Renee Jones book I have read, I wasn't sure if it was the story or her style of writing.

The plot is straight to the point and scenes unfold very fast, that is my only complaint about the book. I just wanted it to last longer.

Even though the story if fast and short the characters are still well defined and develop well though-out the story line.

So glad
Mar 02, 2014 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed the opening scenes in this book. I loved the two main characters and was really invested. As the book went on, however, I was less able to stay interested as the story began to focus more on the particular laws, traits, powers and tendencies of the wolf/vampire species and their societies and less on the bond between the main characters. The plot became more convoluted and hard to follow, so I found my thoughts drifting as I read...In the end, it was worth reading.
2 stars

Evan (vampire) + Marissa (human-almost-werewolf-then-vampire)

Good thing about this book is that it was a short story and a quick read. Also, the action scenes were not bad too.

Here are a few things that I didn't like. The romance was instant and there was no chemistry between main characters. I couldn't connect with main characters either. Let alone secondary characters.

That's all. Read on your own peril.
Joy Whiteside
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a very enjoyable book that kept me reading throughout my favorite show being on. Could not put it down, OMG.

It moved along at an amazing pace, had an interesting story that you cannot stop reading and characters that you fall in love with and need to know more about.

Lisa Renee Jones is an extremely talented author and I cannot get enough of her books, looking forward to the next read.
Feb 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Vampire vs Werewolf

Vampire brothers sent to small town Texas to hunt down a werewolf killing young women. Evan is posing as a bartender when he meets Marissa. She is an ER nurse and has seen the latest victim of the wolf attack. This makes her a target and Evan knows it too. When she is compromised by the wolf Evan has no choice but to take her with him and his brothers trying to kill the wolf before the next full moon. If they don't succeed it will cost Marissa her life.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with.

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