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About a Vampire

(Argeneau #22)

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In New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands' new Argeneau novel, a vampire accustomed to seducing every woman he meets finds the one determined to resist him...

With immortal good looks and scorching charisma, Justin Bricker has yet to meet a woman he can't win over. His potential life mate should be no different. But instead of falling into his bed, Holly Bosley runs
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Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by Avon
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Heather Alexandra Anthony has a good 4 book vampire series or if you want something longer try either Jeaniene Frost (cat and bones (7 books) or vlad and…moreAlexandra Anthony has a good 4 book vampire series or if you want something longer try either Jeaniene Frost (cat and bones (7 books) or vlad and leila series(will be 4 books once completed) or Tina Folsom's Scanguards series (10 books presently). If you are looking for darker vampires then I would say Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake series (particularly the first10 books are excellent then there's a slight hiccup and the last few books of hers have gone back more to what they were originally. If you want to venture off your current topic but stay in the paranormal/uf world then I would suggest Ilona Andrews (kate daniels or the edge series as both are excellent), Patricia Briggs (alpha and omega series), Dannika Dark (mageri series) or Gini Koch's Alien series (this one is at 11 and counting and starts with Touched by an Alien -her books are laugh out loud funny. Hope this helps.
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Jilly
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
what was this proclivity women had to spend so much damned time in the bathroom together? Did they play poker in there? Have tea parties? Book club meetings at the sinks? Napkin-folding practice?

The jig is up, girls! We have been made. Move the napkin-folding practice sessions to private homes from now on.


Hmm, I think I can manage these better than swans.

So, Yay!! I finally hit the book I wanted to read in this series. It was about a male vamp who has been in the series since the beginning
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Stephanie  G
Sep 28, 2015 rated it liked it
This is the 22nd (wow!) book in Sands’ Argeneau series. I’ve read earlier books in this series and enjoyed them but even that amount of familiarity isn’t necessary to follow this story.

Holly Bosley is working part-time at a funeral home when she has an unexpected encounter with Justin Bricker one night at the crematorium. Justin is there to dispose of the bodies of some enemy vampires that he and his partner have just killed. Holly interrupts them and Justin discovers that he is unable to read
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Lover of Romance
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Justin Bricker, after killing some rogues, is ordered to dispose of the evidence. While at a cemetery attempting to burn them, he and his colleague are found by a mortal...Holly Bosley. Justin chases after her when his attempt to control her mind fails and she ends up with scissors in her hands and trips and falling on her own "weapon" and Justin is forced to turn her in order to save her. He realizes then that she is his
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Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Kitty's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Does anyone know how long I have waited for Justin’s book? It seems like forever. And, now that I am reviewing it, I can honestly say that it was worth the wait even though I was totally frustrated with the storyline! Justin finds his life mate and she’s married? Really, Lynsay, really????

I was so looking forward to his book and his HEA and was really surprised with the way she took this story. But, with Justin’s sense of humor, it was only
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Donna Sweeney
Feb 28, 2015 marked it as to-read
I am delighted that Justin is going to get his book....although I must admit I am suprised that Holly is going to be his life mate. I sort of wanted Stephanie. I was convinced that Justin couldn't read her, cause I can recall the end of one book when he's carrying her into the house when "he looks down at the women in his arms and frown's" or something like that. Oh well go figure. I'm sure it will rock.
Christa
This book was funny. Justin is a great side character and it’s great to see his romance.

He falls for Holly, who falls on a pair of scissors while running. Yep. This is almost the dumbest way to die but I did read a vampire novel where the heroine died in a freak ultimate frisbee accident, so there’s that.

But Holly is married and it’s a big no no to break up marriages for life mates, so Justin has to train Holly in vampire ways so she can go home to her husband. There’s a lot of angst, you
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ShoSho
Mar 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
**Eye-Roll**
Kinga
Feb 16, 2016 rated it liked it
I'm soooooo unsure about what to think about this one. HELP! I might need to re-read it (and I did re-read all the previous books that shouldn't be a problem) but there are a few things that I should clear up.

I am happy about the way things turned out for Bricker and Holly. Hell, I am even happy if not happier about Gia and her life mate! What is bugging me is the HOW they got to their present situation.

Justin was always an amazing character. You could count on him to make you laugh and make
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All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy:

ABOUT A VAMPIRE was a strange book with many fun scenes and characters, but there was definitely something missing: an antagonist. A book without a bad guy or even an big dramatic ending sequence feels a bit like a roller coaster that ends at the top of the ride.

This is all a shame, because the opening chapter was killer. It's funny, introduces the characters beautifully and has just enough foreshadowing to make you smile when things inevitably hit the
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Amyiw
Apr 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: series, x-2015
It was OK/good. Some laughs at the end but the chemistry wasn't there between the two, a little attraction but nothing more. Bricker (Justin) seems so immature and gullible, for a over 100 year old... I was mad at the others, Decker and Anders, I don't care how much he teased them, he didn't sabotage their relationships and that is what they were doing. They didn't need to as it was doomed from the start and he could do it for himself especially in the situation that he was in. Sooner or later ...more
Fangs for the Fantasy
Dec 30, 2015 rated it did not like it
This is the book fans of the Argeneau series have long been waiting for. The handsome Justin Bricker is sent on a mission to do away with the remains of some rogues and as luck would have it, Holly Bosley arrives at the funeral home because she forgot to file some papers. Justin tries to control her but Holly takes off running in fear. When Holly trips and dies by accidentally stabbing herself, Bricker uses his one turn to change Holly into an immortal. It's not a wasted turn however because as ...more
AL
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a fun book. I thought this book was going to be sad but it wasn't. It had its usual humor and lightness that I love so much. Justin Bricker, the prankster, the naughtiest and the youngest immortal of all (as he used to think lol) got a book but his life mate who he saved from death is a married woman. And the immortal law states that no one can interfere human marriage and if they do, the punishment is terrible. But that didn't stop Justin Bricker from doing his best to make her see the ...more
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)

About a Vampire is book twenty two in the Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands and it can be read on it’s own. It’s not necessary to have followed the story from the begging to pick this one up.

Holly is currently working as a part-time worker for a funeral home when she unexpectedly encounters Justin one night. Justin is there doing his Hunter job and disposing of the bad vampires that have been killed.

I liked About a Vampire as much as I could, but I was hopping for more. It lacked the humor that
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Danielle
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have been a fan of Justin since he was first introduced in this series and waiting for his book was serious torture.


Justin Bricker meets his life mate by total accident when he and Anders are taking care of burning rogues at Hollys temp job.

“Yeah, we’re pretty flammable,” Anders commented. “I guess that makes us hot stuff,” Justin said and laughed at his own joke.


She is so freaked out by what she sees and since justin can't control her she runs away. Holly ends up falling on a pair of
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P.A. Lupton
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it

I will admit that the last few books in this series have been hit or miss for me. This one was a hit. One of my biggest beefs with the last few novels is that the characters have no chemistry. The author relied on the fact that they were life mates too much. Not so in About a vampire. It was great to see a slow building relationship. I loved that Justin couldn't act on his feelings and it forced him to fall for her outside of the life mates connection.

I was worried about this story line because
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Shannon
About A Vampire

The Characters:

Justin Bricker
Holly Bosley

The Story:

(view spoiler)
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Darcy
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Jessica
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
You would think that as much as I like paranormal romance, and vampires, that I would like this series. It is well rated by other readers and has a lot of die hard fans, but I just don't care for it. The whole sexual overload that makes you pass out after mate sex is just overkill for me. The romance is decently written. The bagged blood, human blood for emergencies is common, and other series I read, and like, use the idea, but I don't like it in this series. This too me seems to contemporary ...more
Megzy
May 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
It bored me to tears. I ended up skimming through 50 pages to find out what was going to happen to her marriage.
S. Rutherford
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: tossing
This book is crap. Utter crap. Not bad enough to be considered a piece of shit, but it's still a pretty bad read. Granted, Goodreads doesn't let you give zero stars in a review, which is why some people give one star to what would otherwise be considered zero, so that means I'm technically giving this book one star.

I couldn't even make it in half way before I caught myself scanning over the pages.

Ugh, what a waste of money.

Don't listen to the positive reviews!
The last few of Lynsay Sand's
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Kristina Deluise
May 28, 2017 rated it liked it
cute, easy, quick, enjoyable, read,

reminds me of "siblings" the girl tells brother A, that she doesn't like fish, flowers etc.

and brother A tells the groom to be, that she LOVES FLOWERS, FISH ETC.............

feel sorry for bricker and the stress of not being able to "mate".................

poor thing,

all works out in the end,

Malinda
4 stars

This was a very good story. I liked both Justin and Holly. Holly being married made things difficult but it worked out well in the end.

Holly is an accounting student that works at a mortuary. Her parents are archaeologists and she traveled around the world with them as a child. Her husband, James, was the son of her parent's co-workers and they grew up together, first being best friends and then later getting involved and then married.

Justin was born an Immortal and is around 100 years
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Amy
Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bricker is adorable as usual and I enjoyed this one a lot, but thought the ending was a bit rushed.

Holly Bosley is content with her life, her marriage, and has great hopes for a career as an accountant once her schooling is complete. Working in a temp position, she’s doing the taxes for a funeral home. Ideal, it might not be, but it’s a good position even though she’s a little freaked out over the whole idea of what goes on at the place. Now having to visit the crematorium after returning to
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Stephanie
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ORIGINAL POST 9/22/15:

Lynsay Sands’ ABOUT A VAMPIRE: Keeping it Fresh!

http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201...

TWENTY TWO Books, and several short stories is a massively long-running series. It’s got to be tough to keep the series exciting and fun to write. This book has twists and turns from page one, and those twists and new takes on a long history keep this series fresh even in this volume. Why, and what can I say without spoilers?

1. Lynsay reduces the appearance and importance of the old
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Eva Millien
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Justin Bricker has yet to meet a woman he can’t win over, so his potential life mate should be no different, but instead of falling into his bed, Holly runs away and ends up mortally wounded in this spellbinding paranormal romance.

Holly may need Bricker’s help to control her new abilities, but she will resist his relentless seduction and the reader can’t help but get caught up in Holly and Bricker’s star crossed romance as Bricker breaks every rule to fight for his life mate. The chemistry is a
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Perri
Jun 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
I did not think a book in this series could get any worse than The Accidental Vampire with Victor and Elvi but this takes the cake. I have never been more disappointing in a book and an author. One of the reasons I have continued to read this series even though it has been getting worse with each book, was I wanted Justin's book. This was terrible. The Justin described throughout the series has been a fun, loving and smart immortal. In this book it is like a different person entirely. He was ...more
Rhea
Mar 28, 2016 rated it did not like it
i loved all the books in the argeneau series except this....... where do i start .... in the begining justin seemed too cocky but i started liking him towards the end and i hated holly she did not deserve justin at all ...... okay fine she is married so she can dream about him and other stuff yada yada but she couldnt go and confess to her husband about all these ......... james had to take the first step when he found gia was his lifemate he was ready to talk to her about getting divorced but ...more
Stacy McKitrick
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I saw Justin was finally getting his own book, I was happy. He’s been in so many of the other books, usually the comic relief, and one of my favorite characters. But poor Justin. Even I wouldn’t have dreamed how cruel he’d be treated. He might have harassed a few dozen people, but he never sabotaged their love life. And really, I would have thought he’d realize what was happening well before he did. Still, it was a good romance and I enjoyed his story very much. This is one of my most ...more
Jenn
Oct 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
While i love Justin i really dislike Holly and all this im married crap. it pissed me off threw the whole book, sure she was married but her life had changed. she honestly couldnt expect to have things stay the same. this is the first book in the whole series i disliked. the but im married every 5 minutes was a downer. yes we know holly you are married you dont have to keep telling us...

just my opinion though. maybe it wouldnt of been so bad if i had of actually read the book instead of
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Morgan
Is it just me who was squicked out more than a little with Bricker's pursuit of Holly?

I really didn't expect that sort of thing from him, but it got more than a little rape-y with his tactics.

For an example: Sleeping close to her and at the same time so they could share dreams--but not letting her know they were shared dreams. Questionable consent at the very least.

Picture my face looking like this:

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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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