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All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire

(Love at Stake #5)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  12,748 ratings  ·  496 reviews
Toni Davis's Christmas wish list

1. Springing my best friend from the psych ward.

2. Living somewhere that doesn't have coffins in the basement. Occupied coffins.

3. Finding Mr. Right. Please make him tall, dark, handsome, and alive.

This Christmas isn't so merry for Toni. Her best friend's been locked up in a mental hospital ever since she told the police she was attacked by
Mass Market Paperback, 350 pages
Published October 28th 2008 by Avon
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Lynda Unlike a lot of series, the books in this series a d most of the author s books, can be read as stand alone. That s how I got hooked on Kerrelyn Spark…moreUnlike a lot of series, the books in this series a d most of the author s books, can be read as stand alone. That s how I got hooked on Kerrelyn Sparks!(less)

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Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-read
Fantastic book, fun to read, and I really enjoyed Toni and Ian together, they were a great couple, and I enjoyed how they took on the obstacles in their way!
Julie (jjmachshev)
Nov 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for; book release Nov08

Humor and romance with just the right amount of heat, that would be my short description of “All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire” by Kerrelyn Sparks. This book is part of her ‘Love at Stake’ series about vampires in the modern world and I think the series has improved with each book she’s written. They’re certainly not ‘serious reads’, but if you’re looking for a book that will leave you with a grin, this is a good series to try.

Toni is a woman
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, free, library, vampires
Toni is a human on a mission, she must prove vampires are real to save her friend. her friend was attacked and left to spew crazies out for all to hear. So Toni the dumb dumb goes back to the same spot to catch some ? Guess what happens... She is attacked ! Shocking isn't it. Duh ! So there she is getting her body chewed and sucked when a kilted god saves her. Oh sure I might have pulled and big idiot move for that savior too so she's forgiven. They give her a choice work for them or have your m ...more

It’s the pain we endure that makes us strong.

Toni’s roommate Sabrina was brutally attacked by vampires and then placed in a psych hospital for talking about her attack. Toni goes back to the park where Sabrina was attacked, proceeds to be attacked by the bad guys, saved by the good guys, and given a job as a daytime guard.

Ian was turned at 15 and has spent centuries looking like jailbait. He took some secret serum that made him age up to his mid twenties. So now he’s ready to find his true love
Sara Kate
I really enjoyed this one! Very unexpected. This is usually my silly go toseries to get some good vampire fluff in my life to have a good laugh. Even though I did laugh....this one felt a bit more serious and I enjoyed the story a lot. Loved Ian (sigh) that Scottish, kilt wearing man just looking for his eternal love. Just melts your heart. The chemistry between him and Toni was present and the ending was super sweet. This totally hit the spot for me today.
Dec 27, 2014 rated it liked it
I think I'm going to stick with 3 stars on this, but I realize that the fact that I did not read any of the previous novels may have affected my enjoyment. I thinnk had I read the others, I wouls have been more invested in some of the characters than i was.
It took me a bit to get into this, about 20-some odd percent. Toni was the main reason. I didn't like her, not just didn't trust her, but I did not like her. To me bitch does not equal strong. That was irksome. Now, I can understand loathing,
Sep 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
Another winner from Sparks! All I want for Christmas is a Vampire is the fifth novel in the Love At Stake series, and honestly I am really enjoying the series. Sparks really knows how to write a paranormal romance story.

I must admit I was really looking forward to this book after reading The Undead Next Door(book 4). Ian was a reoccurring character throughout the series, and he's been one of my favorites, so I couldn't wait to see him "all grown up" and finding love.

Ian is nearly 5 centuries o
Bookishnymph *needs hea*
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Apr 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Before considering the rating of any book, one must consider the book itself and what it sets out to do. This book, and the series "Love At Stake" as a whole, isn't going for deep philosophical meanings in writing. It is just light, enjoyable fun! The plots are entertaining and the characters both humorous and endearing. Ian, the hero/vamp in this book is especially so. He is sweet and lovable, the kind you just want to hug, but also a perfectly capable, potentially lethal warrior. What's not to ...more
Muse Here
Dec 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampire-romance
This is the one I read first. After zipping through this one (I couldn't put it down!) I quickly found the rest in the series. You don't have to read them in order. She is very good at recapping major events without spoilers. She doesn't summarize past books, like so many other authors and honestly, having read several of the other books now, I don't feel like I was missing anything by reading this one first. The other main characters were briefly introduced, their stories mentioned and that's i ...more
Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
Mar 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
this is by far my favorite of the series, I just Love Ian, i'm so glad he got his HEA! Toni's friend Sabrina, gosh I wanted to smack her quite a few times, I hope she grows out of her animosity. Carlos I knew, just knew something was different about him.

This series is turning out to be really good, I think I've enjoyed all but the second book of this series. I cannot wait to read more of it. It's becoming highly addictive to me.
Dec 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was very good. I was the first book I've read by Kerrelyn Sparks but it won't be the last. The characters of Toni and Ian seemed destined to be together from the start of the book. But it was not predictable by any means. The true natures of Carlos and Howard were totally unexpected to me as I read the book. I liked the fact that it wasn't just a love story. It also had humor adventure and action in the story. I would highly reccomend it.
Lisa Sanchez
Aug 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Effing hysterical! I laughed throughout the entire book. Kerrelyn Sparks is my hero! Not only does she create wicked shmexi characters, she makes them funny as all get out. Love, love LOVE Ian. There's nothing sexier than a man with an accent. And a Scottish accent? SWOON! Off to buy the rest of the series. Woot! ...more
Jan 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
Good points
- The cover and the title

- The characters are boring,especially the main male - Ian, who I believe could be gay
- The interact between the main character isn't enough to create a spark.
- Boring, boring, sleepy plot, no twist, no turn, NOTHING.
- boring writing as well
Mary Abshire
Feb 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I read from K. Sparks and I loved it. Love the style of writing. The Scottish words/language made the story more lifelike. Good romance. Good humor. It had a HEA ending. I'd love to read others in the series. ...more
A racy, entertaining, vampire-fluff escape from your holiday chores!

She couldn’t run away from him. She’d be running from her own heart.

All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks is a fun paranormal romp perfect for anytime you crave a light festive read. It’s the first book I’ve ever read by this author. Even though it’s the fifth installment in her Love at Stake series, I had no trouble at all enjoying it as a stand alone. This is the story of Scottish vampire Ian MacPhie and To
Cindy Schneider
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another good book by a favorite author.
Jan 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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I have to preface this review with the simple fact I’ve never been a fan of funny vampire romance novels. I’m a “the darker the better” vampire fan. However, it is with great pleasure I can honestly say I truly enjoyed All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire. What a delight!

Toni Davis’s Christmas is not looking like it will be an enjoyable one. Her best friend has been institutionalized after claiming she was attacked by vampires. Toni knows her friend isn’t cra
Mar 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-read
This book was deffinately the best book of the series so far. Ian has always been my favourite charcter and his heroine Toni was the best of the girls by a mile. What I loved the most about this couple was their combined banter. Right from the first time they meet they are sarcastic, funny and flirtatious.
When the book starts we learn that Ian has taken the 'Stay Awake Drug' for twelve years adding another twelve years to his looks. He has gone from looking like a fifteen year old boy to a tw
Jun 06, 2009 rated it liked it
All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks may have a very unappealing title along with a cover that looks like the Batman signal in the sky, but this was an enjoyable read. Her vampire men are beyond sexy and the majority of her heroes are highlanders in kilts! This latest tale is about Ian MacPhie. Ian was changed into a vampire when he was barely a teenager, and because of it, he always looks like a young boy. Dating for him was impossible and since he has taken a drug called St ...more
Bronwyn Rykiert
This was another great story in the Kerrelyn Sparks Love at Stake Series.

Ian MacPhie has been a vampire for nearly 500 years but he was turned when he was only 15 and he is always treated as a teenager and is tired of it. In the last book “The Undead Next Door” he took a drug to stay awake during the day and he has aged 12 years and now he wants to find his Mrs Right. He goes to his friend Vanda at her vampire nightclub “Horny Devil’s” and she does a profile for him and puts it on an internet da
Jan 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to CupcakeBlonde by: Marie
I can not wait to read this one! And how funny that the main female character in this story is named Toni Davis...the same name of my childhood's friend's mother.

This one is my favorite of the series. I love wee little (now big) Ian. And Toni is such a great match for him, matching him hit for hit phsyically and mentally. The way things work out in these books is so enteratining. While I figured out Ian would help Toni get Bri out of the mental hospital I did not see him breaking out Teddy too a
Jimmy Hanson
Dec 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-f, 2009
I just love Ian [who can not??:], and the fact that he and Toni know exactly about each other - vampire vs. human daytime guard - is refreshing in light of the other books in the series. Toni's great 'secret' is personal but a little hard to believe, since her relationship with her best friend isn't explored very deeply. Her persistence and the lengths she goes to [becoming a guard for the Vamps, being so adept at personal defense, etc:] seems over-the-top. And poor Ian ... his situation, while ...more
Jacqueline J
Jun 02, 2010 rated it liked it
Another cute vampire novel by Sparks. These are light hearted and fun. There is not a lot of angst. I liked the hero although I might have liked to have a prologue where he was still 15 years old physically instead of 28. It would make the whole I'm a 500 year old vampire in a teenage body more real. The heroine is a nice strong character who has a definite plan for her life. The ongoing story of the good vampires versus the malcontents wove through the story. I was anxious about what was going ...more
Dec 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book from start to finish! Great characters and funny situations and dialog. A very refreshing change from the "usual" vampire books. I had quit reading that type book because I got tired of the same old routine or no plot/just sex kind of books. The world this author created was different, interesting, believable and funny as hell! I can't wait to get the rest of the series!! even though I stumbled into the series at book 5, I wasn't lost and felt like these characters were old fri ...more
Apr 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This series juust gets better and better. Now I have to read the two I haven't read yet and then hang about waiting till another comes on the scene.

the main characters in this book are the wonderful Ian who was turned at 15 and has now done something about getting to be older, even though he's a vampire.
Toni comes into his life as a day guard at the townhouse and suddenly, looking for a vampire for his mate no longer seems as interesting and this brave and intelligent human looks very interestin
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. Toni is like me with the morning affirmations. I was always thinking I wasn't meant to be happy or loved, but thankfully I found my Ian, I'll love you forever, Darien! Kerrelyn Sparks has a new fan for life! I can't wait to read more of her books. ...more
Carrie (brightbeautifulthings)
I picked this up at a garage sale for its title (obviously, isn’t it great?) and had a lovely chat with the lady there about J.R. Ward and Laurell K. Hamilton. I love meeting other bookish people in the wild. I’ve never read anything else out of the Love at Stake series, but I can’t often be persuaded to read things in order even if it makes sense. There might be spoilers ahead for the rest of the series, but I wouldn’t know.

Toni has been hired as the daytime bodyguard for a house full of vampir
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it! Cute story and good characters!
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Kerrelyn Sparks apparently has issues with reality. After writing more than a dozen books about vampires, she has now completely gone off the deep end and wound up on another planet. But how thrilling that she can share this magical new world with her readers! Although she is best known (so far) for the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on th ...more

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“That’s Carlos?” Phineas lowered his sword and whistled under his breath. “Hello, kitty.” 35 likes
“We have some nachos left.” Carlos motioned to a plate on the table. “But I don’t suppose you’re interested.”
“I already ate.” Ian sat at the end of the table.
“Anyone we know?” Carlos’s amber eyes twinkled. “Ouch.” He glared at Toni.”
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