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Vampire Most Wanted

(Argeneau #20)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  7,536 ratings  ·  525 reviews
For Basha Argeneau, anything is better than facing her estranged family. Even hiding out in sweltering southern California. But when a sexy immortal in black shows up determined to bring her back to the clan, she'll do anything to keep far, far away from the past she can't outrun.

Marcus Notte isn't here to play games—especially not with someone as crazy as the infamous blo
Mass Market Paperback, 358 pages
Published February 18th 2014 by Avon
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Tabitha No you aren't missing anything, it ended on a cliffhanger of sorts... like what will happen regarding Leo and Abaddon, what happens when they see the …moreNo you aren't missing anything, it ended on a cliffhanger of sorts... like what will happen regarding Leo and Abaddon, what happens when they see the others outside, etc. But, most books end at points like this one in her series so I'm personally used to it, just love how Lucian poked at them a little at the end. (:(less)

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Jul 15, 2017 rated it did not like it


I know I said I'm determined to finish this series, but holy hell, I am considering entering the Witness Protection Program to get out of that vow.

So, the author has changed the world-rules in this book again. This time, it appears that the vampires are in horrible pain and have to be chained down when they are healing injuries. All of the sudden.
Now, you need to understand that the vampires in these books are not just hurt on a rare occasion. No. Every book has a vampire get mortally woun
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
Lynsay Sands should really start on a new series, as she's clearly tired of this one. The book was okay, fluffy and formulaic. Boy meets girl, one or both realize they're lifemates, one or both reject that as a possibility, they start eating and lusting and accept the fact, drama-drama-drama, stupid decisions, hot sex, resolution and they live happily ever after. Luckily, unlike the last book, the heroine in this one wasn't TSTL, she was genuinely uninformed and a little naïve. But the couple ne ...more
Sep 16, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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HR readsNstuff
before i start hiding the review for spoilers i just want to say that Lynsay Sands has been found guilty of one of my pet peeves (yes i do have a lot of pet peeves, thanks for asking) in the romance world. When you start a series and it's a nice and fluffy entertaining read, I have an expectation that the series will continue on like that. So i get really MEGA (i mean throw the book acroos the room MEGA) annoyed when all of a sudden i'm having to read about rape and torture and things that I fee ...more
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)

I took a little break from the Argeneau series. The stories where all started to feel like the same thing. Nothing new and exciting. Don’t get me wrong. I very much enjoy the series and I own books 1 - 15 and have reread several of my favorites. I just needed a break.

What drew me to the Argeneau series is that the vampires are different from the typical vampires. They are genetically enhanced humans, so they are still human, just they have nanos running inside them that help keep them young and
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

I adore this series!

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In celebration of 10 years and 20 fabulous books, we've put together a little something special for readers. Check out the Argeneau Vampire Series Reference Guide and Family Trees on my blog!!
Stephanie  G
1.5 stars

Madame Divine earns her living revealing secrets at a carnival while spending the last 2,500+ years hiding her own. Real name Basha Argeneau, Basha is considered a rogue by immortal law and fears what her uncle Lucian will do if he finds her so she remains in hiding but her cover may soon be blown with the arrival of Marcus Notte. Marcus is in the southern California carnival as a favor to Lucian Argeneau to find his long lost niece. While searching for proof that Divine is indeed Basha
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Marcus is sent to find a rogue by Lucian, but its not your average rogue its an ancient member of Lucian's family, Basha Argeneau.

When Marcus discovers someone kind of fitting Basha's description playing a fortune teller at a carnival, he can't believe this woman they call Divine is the rogue. She is kind and everyone loves her at the carnival, she goes out of her way to help people, and he thinks he might be her mate.

Divine may have finally found her mate but with the secrets of her past she ca
4 stars

This was a very good story. I liked Basha and Marcus and was glad they got together. Because of how they start out it is difficult on both of them but I think things worked out nicely. Sands has done a pretty good job of keeping the series interesting as it goes and this addition to the series is a good continuation of the overall storyline.

Basha was born and raised an Argeneau but didn't have a good life. She suffered the loss of her family early and just when she got them back and was e
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, how I do love a good Argeneau novel and VAMPIRE MOST WANTED is a good one. If you liked the darker side of the Rogue Hunters - this one is for you!

Known as Divine to all of her carnie friends, Basha Argeneau has been hiding out for so long that she doesn’t know any other way of life. Fearing that her Uncle Lucian wants her head for being rogue, she fears she’s been discovered when one of his spies shows up working at the carnival. After being bashed on the head and told this by Abaddon, the
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (posting to blog 5/1)

Oh Lynsay Sands. She does make me love vampires all over again. It's been a while since I've read in this series and Vampire Most Wanted reminded me how much I've enjoyed them.

The Gist: Marcus has a job. Check out a carnival fortune teller and see if she's possibly a rogue vampire. He just has to make sure it's the right vampire he's hunting and to do so? Well, he joins the carnival.

Basha and Marcus w
Kathy Reader
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great addition to the Argeneau collection of books! I loved the new characters Divine (Basha) and Marcus. Divine is a mature, independent woman who has survived over two millennia with many tragedies and challenges in her past, yet she continues to be a caring person who dedicates her life to the service of others. I found her to be a very deep and complex character, yet very relatable to women today. She's someone I would love to have as a friend. She's a classic outsider who has good cause t ...more
MB (What she read)
Plot: She has Stockholm Syndrome...for over thousands of years, that's about all you need to know.

I have a problem with this! I guess being thousands of years old, almost immortal, and super strong still doesn't guarantee you'll have figured out how to do basic research, or how to get out of an abusive relationship, or how to tell lies from the truth. (view spoiler)

Is that depressing, or what?!?

From th
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this one a lot although I thought the book ended too fast and didn’t tie up all the loose ends. What’s up with that I wonder? I liked the characters, the carnival setting and the suspense part. Of course, I loved the romance part as well. Good read as usual with this series!
P.A. Lupton
Mar 28, 2014 rated it it was ok

One of the things I hate about writing reviews for books is that I feel obligated to be totally, one hundred percent honest about how I felt. That can be really difficult sometimes, especially when I’m about to say something negative about an author I’ve loved so much in the past. I like Lynsay Sands. I love…or should say loved the Argeneau series, but there comes a time when it’s time to end a series, and I think that time passed about two novels back for this series. People thought Jerry Seinf
Feb 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I might consider finishing thsi one later...much later...a few years later.

I've read half the book. That was good. We get to see Marcus whom we already met and I already liked him so it was all good. Then we have the carnival and I always loved them, especially reading about them. And Basha was sweet enough in the beginning. There were even progressing well in their relationship.

Then the ...snap ...came.

And pardon me, but I HATE STUPID people. I hate them in reality as well so don't take it th
Ann Lorz
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
As like all the rest of the series, Vampire Most Wanted has it all. I laughed, cried and just plain felt bad for Basha. I think you'll enjoy reading about her journey, even the bad times made her what she is today. Marcus does his best to protect her even when he has to protect her against herself. You won't want to miss this latest addition to the Argeneau series. ...more
Ivana Azap Feješ
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I liked Basha and Marcus and was glad they got together. Because of how they start out it is difficult on both of them but I think things worked out nicely. Sands has done a pretty good job of keeping the series interesting as it goes and this addition to the series is a good continuation of the overall storyline. I laughed, cried and just plain felt bad for Basha. I think you'll enjoy reading about her journey, even the bad times made her what she is today. Marcus does his best to protect her e ...more
Dropping this series. I've hated #21 a lot, and didn't really enjoy the other installments either. In the beginning, they were light and easy reads - not all that good, but good procrastination-material. But for some reason, she always disregards the things I personally enjoy and continues with the things I don't. In the beginning, this series worked as crack, but it doesn't anymore for me at all. ...more
Vampire Most Wanted by Lynsay Sands is a February 18 ,2014 Avon publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Basha Argeneau is over 2000 years old. She has changed her name and lived different lives to avoid facing her family. Currently, she is Madam Divine, a fortune teller with a carnival. She's stuck to this persona for several years now and used her mind reading abilities to help people.
When it comes to Lucien's attention th
Save Your Money For Books
A few weeks ago I read a blog post that questioned if the market for vampire romance was dwindling. Obviously the author of that that article is not reading Lynsay Sands, Argeneau Series. I fall in love with this series a little more after finishing each new book, and there are twenty in total, so that is a lot of love.

Vampire Most Wanted is a wonderful new addition to this series. The latest couple. Divine (Basha) and Marcus are definitely very high on my list of favorite Argeneau couples. Marc
May 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
This is the first book I've made it through for this series.


The lead male wasn't one of those "mine" alpha-meatheads.
The lead female wasn't the "kickass" stereotypes.
The main plot was actually interesting.
The deviation from the life-mate trope in that there can be more than one.
The idea that a life-mate could be of the same sex.


The idea of Atlantis created nanotechnology being responsible for vampires was beyond belief. I felt like I needed to put on a tin foil hat to continue reading
Tamye Whitener
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: paranormal, vampires,
Shelves: vampires
Warning! This is not a bedtime read. I grabbed this book thinking I’ll read for a little bit before I go to sleep. Yeah Right! Next thing I knew it was light outside. Was it worth the loss of a nights sleep? Most definitely!

Sands’ vampires/immortals, (depending on which immortal you are speaking to) are not your average vampire. They’re human with a little something extra in their blood.

Fast-paced, this book flows easily, keeping you thoroughly engrossed. Great characters, sizzling chemistry, an
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book has some twists and turns but it is amazing! :)Lynsay Sands is freaking Amazing
Baron Rothschild
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love vampire books...
This is a more complicated match-up than is usual in the ongoing life-mate relationships that make up the gist of each book.

Marcus and Divine, or Basha Argeneau if one must get technical, find themselves in some sticky situations one after the other and yet by the end do finally get their HEA. The road to doing so however is full of obstacles on both sides as they each have issues from their past standing in the way.

One final gigantic secret revealed near the last of the book however changes th
Dec 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a strange addition to the Argeneau roundup. Where the last in the series (One Lucky Vampire) was super sweet Vampire Most Wanted was a bit dark. It started off normal enough, with the exception of a new and exciting backdrop of a carnival, but towards the end of the book you get a glimpse at some very dark material.

If you've followed the series you've caught a brief glimpse of Basha in a previous installment. She is thought to be a foe, but Vampire Most Wanted brings her story to light.
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone over 18 that love Paranormal.
Recommended to Linda by: Favorite author
Shelves: ebooks, february-2014
This book is part of Lynsay Sands "Argeneau Vampire" series and I have been hooked since I read the first one. This one is pretty good but I was having a bit of trouble with the time-line with this one but with that aside I loved both Marcus Notte and Basha Argeneau in this one. You will meet some of the others from the other books and it's always nice to revisit with old friends.. ;-)

Now some of the other reviews have found this one to be a bit "darker" than the others books in this series and
Feb 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Twenty books in to the Argeneau series and I enjoyed this every bit as much as book one. Because this is such a long standing series and there are so many interwoven characters, I wouldn’t actually recommend starting with this book. Basha has been hiding for hundreds of years, most recently as a fortune teller in a circus. She’s been trying to hide for years from the Argeneau family, afraid of the power they wield. Marcus is assisting in location a possible rogue vampire and is trying to determi ...more
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires, paranormal
Yes the love of the fangs once again pulls me back to the Argeneau series. This particular story in the series is a bit darker than most. But it still includes those brilliant touches of laughter and levity that make it so good. For those in the know, Lynsay Sands has one of the best Vampire/Paranormal series out there. But most just look at it as a romance novel. The series started that way but it has now branched into very interesting themes. You have the romance part of the equation but you a ...more
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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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Argeneau (1 - 10 of 33 books)
  • A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1)
  • Love Bites (Argeneau #2)
  • Single White Vampire (Argeneau #3)
  • Tall, Dark & Hungry (Argeneau #4)
  • A Bite to Remember (Argeneau #5)
  • Bite Me If You Can (Argeneau #6)
  • The Accidental Vampire (Argeneau #7)
  • Vampires are Forever (Argeneau #8)
  • Vampire, Interrupted (Argeneau #9)
  • The Rogue Hunter (Argeneau #10; Rogue Hunter #1)

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