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Frankie's Vamp (Hot Encounters #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  454 Ratings  ·  40 Reviews
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Merrick has never had to chase anyone in his life, but then he's never met his mate before. Frankie has dated some losers and just escaped an abusive ex. Trusting his vamp won't be easy.

After five centuries, Merrick Winters is bored with life. He's tired of the same kind of men throwing themselves at him. His coven is secure and his bar
ebook, 1st Edition, 131 pages
Published May 12th 2012 by Silver Publishing (first published May 10th 2012)
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Serena Yates
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay, vampires
Relatively short, fun, and very hot, this is the story of 500-year-old vampire coven leader Merrick who finally finds his mate. Only – Frankie hasn’t had a single successful relationship in his life and isn’t willing to risk being kicked aside or abused again. I enjoyed their banter, watching Merrick fight for every inch of ground between them as they look for a way to live together. While the topic of ‘fated mates’ is definitely prominent in this story, Toni Griffin lets her main characters str ...more
Trisha Harrington
This was a brilliant start to the series. I am really starting to love books with Vampires in them, and this was one of those great ones. Granted, the story wasn't unique exactly. But I did enjoy reading it. I know some are put off my books that have no real unique twist to them, but you should give this one a go anyway.

Merrick has been alive for centuries. And in that time never found his mate. So, when he does meet him he'll be willing to wait for the man to come to terms with everything. Fran
I felt like I waited forever for this to be re-released. When I first came across the book it wasn't available anymore and I waited impatiently. When I was at GRL I asked Miss Griffin when this series was going to be available for us again and she gave me good news :) SOON!

Now, the wait is over and was good. I liked it, but it wasn't the best. I wanted more vampire-ness from Merrick. I didn't like the time jumps either, but then again I never like those. I really liked that Frankie wa
For a Vamp book, this story was actually light and fun... but has a lot to do with the MCs.
Pixie Mmgoodbookreviews
May 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, vampire
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Merrick is slightly bored with the same old same old. After all, there is only so much a vamp can do in five hundred years. But, that all changes when he spots Frankie on the dance floor of his club and he has a feeling that he will be forever kept on his toes. Frankie is just letting loose on the dance floor when he spots the most gorgeous man ever, but after coming out of a relationship where his ex-boyfrien
Caroline Brand
Really, really enjoyed this one!

I immediately fell for Merrick Winters. He is a 500 year old Vampire who is pretty stereotypical. Tall, dark and handsome, can move at the speed of light and although feared he is the respected leader of his coven. He owns a nightclub and seems for all intents and purpose to lead a pretty good life but he comes across as a bit tired of his routine – 500 years is a long time to survive and to have never found your soul mate. He dreams of having more…….

Frankie Reyno
May 22, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: m-m
2012 Review:

This was a stupid book. I mean, I kinda knew the likelihood of this when going in, but damn.

It just felt naïve, like a personal fantasy. As though the author is projecting her opinions, likes and dislikes, using the chars as a soap box. Oh and wish fulfilment. Be it some fancy car or the detailed menu in some amazing restaurant.
Character motivations made little sense either, especially with Frankie who came off as a stereotypical and outdated, mercurial heroine, jerking the hero arou
Jul 02, 2014 rated it liked it
The book was okay to read. I just feel like it is similar to a lot of the other vampire books that I have read where you have a vampire that finds his destined mate. Then you have a boyfriend that won’t take no for an answer. Finally, you throw in some rogues. I still enjoyed the book though mainly due to Frankie. I liked that he was sassy. He didn’t take crap from anyone. He was definitely the high point in the book.

Overall, I don’t know if this would be a reread or not. It may be down the road
May 20, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a light "getting together" or finding a soul mate story. Maybe it's to easily plotted story with no fresh touch from this writer. Everything was the same as in other stories with same theme.
Feb 26, 2012 rated it liked it
More like 3.5, it just went by too quick for me. Though I really like the world she's creating and would love to know more about some of the other characters. :)
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Frankie’s Vamp by Toni Griffin
2.5 Stars
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Merrick Withers is a lonely vampire who is sexy as sin, Master of the city, over five hundred years old and he is bored half to death. He owns a popular and upscale nightclub where people come to drink, feed and hook up. He has lost interest in even sitting at his booth, like he normally would, watching everyone enjoy themselves around him until one night a sweet scent and a vision of a shirtless, strawberry blonde ma
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
Too much telling in the beginning. Too much stereotyped stuff. Too annoying calling the smaller man short when he's 5'9" which is only an inch below average in most countries. BUT I love how Frankie reacted to their first encounter. I never would have thought of that.

Four weeks is way too long for a club to be closed for a remodel. They would do the other space first. When it was done, They'd set up a temporary bar in the new half of the facility while the original was being worked on. They wou
Joyfully Jay
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jason
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

Griffin created a unique vampire mythology, incorporating the traditional concepts along with some modern ideas and one particular difference that I have never encountered in any of the numerous vampire stories I have read.

Both Frankie and Merrick were sufficiently well developed to keep my interest and one of the best characters in Frankie’s Vamp was in fact Merrick’s second-in-command, Bryce. Since Merrick is the big bad master vampire, I can’t help but like any
May 13, 2014 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the overall look of this story. I liked how Frankie didn't immediately bed or accept Merrick. How he tried to get to know him better. How he tried to have a relationship with him . How he tried to wait until he trusted him.

Did you notice how I said tried and not achieved? That's because he tried but never really made it work. While he did manage to wait a couple days, I still think it was too rushed. I understand the appeal of mates, of having someone destined to be all you ever hoped
Jilrene ♥
Jan 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: someone looking for light reading
Shelves: series
What a sweet, easy read! I really enjoyed this story and read it without stopping. Frankie is dancing his heart out at Hot Encounters, the club owned by Merrick. Merrick is a 500 year old vampire coven leader. Merrick and Frankie feel the mutual attraction, but Frankie isn’t comfortable with a new relationship. He just dumped his jerk of a boyfriend (his 9th bad choice), and Frankie isn’t real confident he can attract a good man. Merrick finally gets Frankie to agree to dinner and tells Frankie ...more
May 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, paranormal, vampire
Loved it. Another winner from Ms Griffin as far as I'm concerned.

If you are looking for a deep plot you won't find it here but rather than detracting from the book I found that only made it remarkably easy to read.
It is fast paced and seems a little rushed at times and there were a few spots where I would have liked to see the story more developed (for instance the rouge vampires)but I'm wondering if that will happen in a future book. The characters were quite well written and I loved that even
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book is at best - a decent read. It's not that Griffin can't write, but the style of writing seemed so simple and naive and cliched that I am literally forcing myself to finish this book.

It is a very short story, with a plot that has little to no depth. If you're a fan of this genre, without even trying you would be able to guess what will happen next. Everything is so predictable and cheesy, it's like reading a well written piece of fanfiction.

While the characters are cute and this wasn'
May 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a nice read, not a lot of depth, but I suppose for me it had a little more because I am in Perth and I know the streets and buildings so that made me more aware of the setting, where as 99.9999% you just have to guess or you may have heard the main ones from big cities.

I liked this, it was a good Sunday afternoon read.
Hc Lynn
hmm.. The sex scenes were ok-ish.. character development thou seemed lacking and almost teenager-like at times for me. Did like Frankie and attitude of not being pushed around.. Merrirk was too arrogant for me

I may still read the next book anyways.. haven't decided yet
Brenda (b)
I like these quick stories. There's enough in the story that I'm able to develop feelings for the characters and I enjoy following their adventures. I'm looking forward to the next one in this series.
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
What a sweet read! Total guilty pleasure read.
Merrick is a vampire over five hundred years old. He owns a popular and upscale night club where he meets Frankie (a human). The typical story (fighting the attraction, …) but really sweet story.
May 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another winner from Toni Griffin. Frankie is a refreshing challenge for vampire coven leader Merrick. Merrick's pursuit of the sexy Frankie is a hoot to read about. Throw in a bit of drama and some very hot loving and it's a definite must read.
Apr 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: vampire, mate-themed
3.5 star

Not really much to say about this one, pretty predictable, but it had vampires so I was happy.
Apr 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Mar 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 02-2015

Even though I love TG I somehow skipped this series so far... 

It wasn't bad but I can't really say I loved it. It went good till the ending, however then it seemed rushed...

Jun 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
It was sweet but I would have liked to get to know the charters better.
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I gave this book 3 stars first time I read it, but as I keep re-reading it now and then it must be amazing to me.
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Toni Griffin lives in Darwin, the smallest of Australia’s capital cities. Born and raised in the state she’s a Territorian through and through. Growing up Toni hated English with a passion (as her editors can probably attest to) and found her strength lies with numbers.
Now, though, she loves escaping to the worlds she creates and hopes to continue to do so for many years to come. She’s a single m
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