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To Catch A Vampire

(F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation #2)

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CLASSIFIED: F.R.E.A.K.S. Do Dallas

Beatrice Alexander, telekinetic special agent, is still adjusting to life among the F.R.E.A.K.S. while wiping out zombies and other supernatural threats. When Bea learns about her "special assignment" investigating a series of human disappearances with Oliver Montrose, her gorgeous but annoying vampire co-worker, she reluctantly agrees to
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 8th 2012 by Midnight Ink Books (first published September 1st 2012)
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Stephanie (Bookfever)
When I finished the first book in this series, "Mind Over Monsters", I knew I had found something truly amazing. I wanted to read the next book as soon as possible. Luckily for me it was available for requesting on NetGalley and soon I got it. I was beyond excited to start reading it and two days ago I finally did. And, boy, did I love it!


When I started To Catch A Vampire I was hooked right away again. For some unknown reason I liked Bea better in this book. I definitely liked this one better th
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Froggarita
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An amazing second book in the FREAKS Squad series! I dove into this book immediately after finishing Book 1 (Mind over Monsters) and can not say enough about it! It will drag you in and won't let you go! An Urban Fantasy with Humor, mystery and a bit of horror...It is a must read! ...more
Ami
Maybe it's my current reading slump affecting everything, or maybe because I read the first book YEARS ago, I no longer had the same reading preference ... but I found this to be boring.

I didn't find Bea and Oliver's banter to be amusing; heck, I thought Bea was acting quite bitchy towards Oliver (even if I knew that Oliver was a total flirt). I missed the team-feel. And considering Will showed up at the last minute, I didn't enjoy the love triangle bait. I was feeling detached throughout and p
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John
Oct 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
The fun I had reading Mind Over Monsters, the debut to this series, was somewhat muted in this sequel, mostly because three-quarters of it follows only two of the characters from the first book--just our first-person narrator Beatrice Alexander, new recruit on the F.R.E.A.K.S. squad, and Oliver the vampire who has the hots for her (remember, he's cooperating with the squad to keep his death sentence suspended). They get an undercover assignment in the Dallas region to sniff out a cabal of seven ...more
❂ Murder by Death
I'm very glad I looked past the somewhat odd titles and the kitsch cover art of these books, because they are a lot of fun! To Catch a Vampire has great characters and a fantastic plot, although it's hard to call it a mystery because it's pretty clear from the start who they are after. I enjoyed seeing the deeper interplay between Bea and Oliver that was only hinted at in the first book. I'm still cheering for Will, but I'm enjoying the flirtation with Oliver.

While there's a bit of humor through
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Dominus~
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

If I would have to choose between vampires vs werewolves, the Team Edward or Team Jacob thingo, I would say Team Jacob all the way but I do like how vampires are characterized every single time. They're just something so cool about them. But in this book, I'm Team Oliver all the way. Will just doesn't have that oof for me. The "oohhh mama." Oliver actually took a bit of getting used to but before the ending of Book 1, he has taken the spot already.

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Diane ~Firefly~
After loving the first book, I was a bit disappointed that this book mainly focused on just two members of the team. I had enjoyed the team dynamics and 80% of the book is just two of them. Plus the budding love triangle got worse - I hate those.

They go from their headquarters in Kansas to Texas to look into a group of vampires they think are behind a group of disappearances. Bea and Oliver pose as a married couple as they check out the nightlife scene for their suspects. But Oliver didn't warn
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Stacy
Mar 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
TO CATCH A VAMPIRE is pretty much just Beatrice and Oliver working undercover together as a married couple. My only problem with the book? I really loved Will and now I really love Oliver. I have no idea who to root for anymore. I'm not really crazy about the covers for this series but I'm glad I picked up book 1 despite it and book 2 was just as good.

I have really enjoyed getting to know Bea and the rest of the FREAKS. They each have there very own personality to add to the book and they all ma
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Michelle
2.5/5.0 stars

I'm not sure. It feels a little Sookie Stackhouse except without the *hot* scenes plus a little Nancy Drew added in. What I really don't like is the insta love. How is it that Bea can be a normal everyday girl and then all of a sudden two of the most amazing male specimans are inexplicably head over heels deeply in love with her, would do anything for her, would give up their life for her. Huh? Why? What is so special about her? And why now? Why didn't anyone prior to this love her
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Leila Anani
2nd novel in the F.R.E.A.K.S Squad [Federal Response to Extra-Sensory and kindred supernaturals - the paranormal branch of the F.B.I] series. Will the werewolf is off on vacation communing with his inner beast. This leaves vampire Oliver to make his movies on Bea - They go off on a solo mission to investigate a nest (coven) of vampires who have been killing indiscriminately. This leads Oliver to confront a couple of vampire exes who both hold grudges over the past....

I much preferred this one to
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Julie
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I picked this up at random at a book sale, and thought it sounded interesting. I was right. It's a fun book. The description of North Texas in the summer is spot on. A few details are incorrect, like there is no YMCA in Grapevine. The local deputy telling them that "the basement is a good catch" was notable in that it is very true, basements are rare and wonderful things around here.
Some nice banter, some a little silly. I haven't read the first one, but there is enough background provided witho
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Rebecca
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyable book 2 in the F.R.E.A.K.S.' series. This book has a lot of action and a fast moving story pace. I appreciate the strong female lead, and enjoy the humor in the book as well. I'm looking forward to reading book 3 in the series. ...more
☀Rachael☀
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. I read this in two days and I don't 'read' anything anymore. Off to get book 3! ...more
Robin
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fast paced. Very little sexy stuff but lots of violence
Tori
Originally posted at http://smexybooks.com/2012/09/review-...


Favorite Quote: “You are a stalking, creepy pervert who needs a hobby.“

Beatrice Alexander is now an official member of The F.R.E.A.K. Squad -Federal Response to Extra-Sensory and Kindred Supernaturals. A top secret branch of the FBI who hunt the supernatural monsters of society. Taken into the group after she almost killed her brother, Bea has learned to control her gift and finally finds acceptance among others like herself.

Her second
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Nazish Ahmed (Nazish Reads)
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, blog-tours
I rated this book 4.5 stars

To view the full post and other reviews, click here Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins



Gore: Yes
Magic: Yes
Romance: Yes

Action: 5 stars
Pacing: 4 stars
Plot: 4.5 stars
Cover: 4 stars, although it makes the book look fluffly, which it absolutely isn't


I didn't read the first book in this series, but when I got the email for this blog tour and read the synopsis, it sounded really interesting, I didn't care that I didn't read the first book (although I will read it
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Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Fun, quirky yet serious mystery novel.

Opening Sentence: I think I just officially realized that I’m a true-blue freak.

The Review:

To Catch a Vampire finds Beatrice Alexander (telekinetic extraordinaire) bemoaning her place in F.R.E.A.K.S. It is not that she doesn’t like it, in fact she loves it, it is just the fact that she can’t tell her family and friends what she does for a living. She is also moping because her current crush, Will the were
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Lucy Dosch (EBookObsessed)
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beatrice has been working for F.R.E.A.K.S. for a few months and she’s enjoying learning investigation from her fellow agents…ok, she likes spending time with hot, sexy Team Leader/werewolf Will Price. But Will is on vacation spending time with the some werewolf alphas doing who know what: marking trees, killing deer…hmmm, let’s not think to much about that. Bea misses him and although he calls her to get updates, it’s just not the same.

When the boss, Dr. George Black, calls her into his office t
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Beth Dawkins
Jul 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
3.5

After a disappointing trip to see her brother, Beatrice is told by Oliver (the lusty vampire) that they have been assigned a mission together. They are to move into the vampire scene, under cover, in Dallas, and find a group of vampires who have been killing people. She isn’t that happy with Oliver, and assumed it is another way to get her alone and make a pass at her. Meanwhile her werewolf crush, Will, is still on vacation.

This is the second novel in A F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation serie
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Stephanie  G
Nov 08, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 stars


After a disappointing trip to see her brother, Beatrice is told by Oliver (the lusty vampire) that they have been assigned a mission together. They are to move into the vampire scene, under cover, in Dallas, and find a group of vampires who have been killing people. She isn’t that happy with Oliver, and assumed it is another way to get her alone and make a pass at her. Meanwhile her werewolf crush, Will, is still on vacation.

This is the second novel in A F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation
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Shy The WidowMaker
Aug 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review will also be posted on my blog for blog tour stop on September 18t.

This book was a fun read. It was more of a comedic take on vampires and that's what I liked about it. We meet Bea who is still adusting to life working with the Freaks. She is also having to deal with the constant advances of her partner Oliver. Oliver is such a cute vampire and so swoon worthy if you are into the type of thing. He is fearlessly protective of Bea too eventhough she can hold her own. I liked that she wasn't
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Kristie Elston
Sep 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: dft-reviews
Originally published at Dark Faerie Tales: http://darkfaerietales.com/review-cat...

Quick & Dirty: Fun, quirky yet serious mystery novel.

The Review:

To Catch a Vampire finds Beatrice Alexander (telekinetic extraordinaire) bemoaning her place in F.R.E.A.K.S. It is not that she doesn’t like it, in fact she loves it, it is just the fact that she can’t tell her family and friends what she does for a living. She is also moping because her current crush, Will the werewolf, is on vacation but she really
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Romancing the Book
Feb 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, mystery
Reviewed by Jen
Book provided by NetGalley for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

I had the great pleasure of reviewing Jennifer’s debut novel last year and I loved the fresh idea. And while it was gory in parts, they were hunting down zombies after all, it was a pretty clean read. In fact, shortly after I read it, my, at the time pre-teen, nephew took the book read it and immediately wanted book two. However, with this book 2, Jennifer definitely goes more adult with some of the
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Nikki
Sep 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Full Review at Foil the Plot

When I read Harlow’s debut, Mind Over Monsters, I was completely blown away. Suffice it to say, it was a no brainer that I’d be back for round #2. I read To Catch A Vampire almost immediately after I finished the first and devoured it just as quickly. Harlow’s definitely found her niche and set herself apart in the urban fantasy genre with a pairing of clever humour and devilish antics. I feel like she’s really nailed Bea’s voice this time around and grown more confid
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Susan
Sep 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Again, I have to echo my earlier review of the first book that the cover art does not do them justice. The books are more fun than that. Beatrice Alexander, the teacher turned special (supernatural) agent returns with her F.R.E.A.K. squad team of assorted misfits and monsters for another case. Like the first book in the series (Mind Over Monsters) the reader is treated to some actual police procedural elements along with the supernatural bits and it's not a bad combo. The second book takes a dar ...more
Lisa
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
2-1/2

I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

This book got off to a rather slow start. But in full confession mode, I had not read the first book in the series, so I do not know if that would have made a difference in the pacing if I had.

I have been reading a lot of young adult and dystopian fiction lately, so this was very definitely in a different category altogether. I think it is more a paranormal romance, with some more mature themes than young adult.
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Cindi
I accidentally came across this book while at my library and remembered that I'd enjoyed the first book in the series ... then promptly forgot about it! So I picked book #2 up and saved it for when I needed a semi-humorous story. Today was that day, and I basically stayed home all day to read it (don't you hate it when there is no good stopping point?). Yay! It was fun but with the right amount of suspense and action and seriousness.

Beatrice (Bea and Trixie to her friends) has a, er, Gift she w
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Melliane
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mon avis en Français

My English review

I had a good time with the first volume and was curious to see how Bea was going to fare in a new story!

While Will is on vacation, Oliver offers to accompany Bea to an undercover investigation as his wife about the disappearance of humans who belong directly or indirectly to the vampire society. But here it is, it is as unbearable as it is attractive and it seems that this investigation is pushing them to face Oliver’s former enemies and Bea will have to ch
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Vickie
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I wish Jennifer Harlow was one of those prolific writers or wrote faster or I'd found out about her after she had a bunch of books, especially in this series, so I could have a bunch of them on hand.
Maybe by not having so many out there, each one is that much better for it. I adore this series and there are only two, so far, in the F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation series.
First one, MIND OVER MONSTERS, was superb from the very first page. I loved meeting and getting to know Beatrice Alexander a
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Jackie
Sep 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was an excellently written Urban Fantasy. I absolutely loved the characters. They had depth and humor. Oliver, Will and Bea’s little sorta love triangle was very frustrating, yet I want to continue reading the series to find out who she will end up with. The F.R.E.A.K.S were also a really cool part of this book. It was kinda like Xmen meets Hogwarts meets an Anne Rice book. It’s quite the squad. I was really saddened though when they lost a member. (I won’t tell you who so I won’t spoil any ...more
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