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Your Coffin or Mine? (Dead End Dating #3)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  2,032 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
For Lil Marchette, the owner of Manhattan's premier dating service for vampires (and a dazzling denizen of the dark herself), death is all in a night's work. Unfortunately, it's going to take more than matching up vamps to pay the bills and fund Lil's cosmetics addiction. Dare she add actual humans to the mix? Eager to diversify, she sign
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Published September 25th 2007 by Random House
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Sep 15, 2008 rated it liked it
This wasn't a terribly deep book. Frankly, I got confused a lot, and found the plot lacking. It was ok, but I'd have liked it even less if I had bought the book.
 ♥ Rainy Day Reader ♥
This review is for books 1-5 of the DED series. I am just reviewing them now because I litterally could not stop reading. These books were hilarious! I read a lot at night and I had to get up several times and go into another room because I was laughing so hard I thought that I might wake up my husband. If you like Katie MacAlister and Molly Harperyou will love this series. I really don't have any complaints other than I'm not into name brand clothes and stuff so I either skipped over the parts ...more
May 05, 2010 rated it liked it
I couldn't put it down simply because it was about a vampire, was an easy read. Not sure if being a 'vampire' was actually an analogy for something else...
Lil is still a fun, strong character in the third book of her Dead End Dating Series. There were several parts of this book that had me laugh out loud, and that is always a good thing. After the first book in the series, I reported that I felt this almost felt like a pale imitation of MJD's Undead series. Well, I must say I enjoyed this book much more than I did the newest Betsy book, "Undead and Uneasy". This book is so strong with its Vampire Dating Service plots and the interesting people Lil ...more
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★
Our Heroine Lilliana Arrabella Guinevere du Marchette is not your typical vamp. Sure, she's a primo matchmaker and owner of the Dead End Dating Service and of course a slave to fashion, but isn't every five-hundred-year-old born vampire? What else is there for a knock-out, sophisticated woman to do? Someone has to show those insidious humans how to hook up with the right person while having the most incredible sex of their lives. Hanging around for half a century does have its perks. Too bad Lil ...more
Out of the three books in this series this is my favorite, even with the lack of Ty front and center (ash took his place in the hottie category for a while.) I am warming even more to the charcater of Lil, loving her antics and scheming, like how she handled being picked for the dating show. The only grip I had was she at times seemed almost too blase about the fact she knew Ty was in trouble. I know she could not do much and was helping Ash as much as she could, and she really was trying to fig ...more
Nov 29, 2008 rated it really liked it

For Lil Marchette, the owner of Manhattan’s premier dating service for vampires (and a dazzling denizen of the dark herself), death is all in a night’s work. Unfortunately, it’s going to take more than matching up vamps to pay the bills and fund Lil’s cosmetics addiction. Dare she add actual humans to the mix?

Eager to diversify, she signs up for a popular dating show, Manhattan’s Most Wanted (MMW), to pitch her expertise to the perfect target audience–eligible
May 03, 2012 rated it liked it
This is book 3 in the Dead End Dating series. FYI, book 6 which has been on hold since 2010 is now scheduled to be released as an e-book in the fall of 2012. This was a fun, lighthearted vampire lifestyle book. I wouldn't really call it a romance since it doesn't fit the usual romance formula. It was more in the area of Molly Harper's Jane Jameson series but set in NYC. I haven't read the first 2 books in this series - I saw this at a library sale and decided to go for it. It was a totally fun s ...more
Jul 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Sbuchler by: Madeleine
Genre: I’m not sure... it could be urban fantasy, vampire romance, paranormal detective... it's just not clear. The tone is rather romance, but the heroine's relationships don't resolve the way romance novels’ usually do. There is a kidnapping mystery going on, but the point-of-view character, Lil, is not an investigator - she's very interested in it but does not have the skills to follow up; there aren't really clues for the reader to pick up and try to solve. We find out the same way Lil does. ...more
Natasha  Briggs
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
Paranormal is not really my thing, but I read the book anyway. To my surprise it was funny quirky and easy to read.

Vampires, werewolves and humans all living together like it's a normal thing. Lil Marchette a very sexy vampire who owns a dating service in Manhattan has her hands full trying to match vampires, humans and Others with the right partners. While her love life is a little shaky as well. The only man she really wants is Ty. He is a self made vampire, but with true vampire etiquette va
Renee Rearden
Feb 27, 2011 rated it liked it
I love Kimberly Raye's Dead End Dating books. They are so much fun.

I'm not a label hungry fashionista, but I can appreciate the humor behind Lil Marchette's character being so inclined. She's a 500 year-old vampire (and holding) that's part niave, part hopeless romantic, and part entrepreneur...and the sum of those parts make Lil such a likeable character.

Lil not hearing from Ty, her hunky bounty hunter, is a serious bummer, but she doesn't have time to sit by the phone waiting on him. She has a
May 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
Okay, I finally figured out what it is about these books that was bothering me. Whatever it says on the back cover, that's NOT what the book is about. It's the sub-plot. This one says that Lil spends the book searching for Ty (referred to Tag at one point; more sloppy editing) and trying to drum up business by going on a local Bachelor-type tv show. What she actually does is spend most of the book on her brother's wedding and avoiding the hunt. She doesn't actually go looking for Ty, she waits f ...more
It's been a long time since I read an adult paranormal and it will probably be awhile until I read another. I used to eat these right up, but maybe I have a different standard now? For some reason YA books seem to be much more well written and they entertain me more.
Back to the book-it's part 3 of a series that I started awhile back. If you like chick lit and paranormals it is a decent read. Lil is not a terrible protagonist, just a little too into designer clothes (I could care less). I guess
Dec 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
Again, just hilarious, fun reading! This one was exciting, too, because her favorite bounty hunter is in danger, and she has to save him. I kept thinking, "Stop talking about your clothes, and go SAVE him!" :) She could only do so much, though. Sometimes she had to wait, and while she was waiting, she talked about her clothes.
By the way, I'm not much on fashion, but I would wade through all of the shoe-talk again for this book!
Sep 28, 2007 rated it liked it
When Lil receives a psychic call for help from Ty, who has been incommunicado for months, she has to find him. At the same time, she is a contestant on a Manhattan dating show.

Very subpar. I kind of raced through it, skimming for the important information. I just couldn't really get into it. Lil's lack of responsibility and common sense started out slightly charming but has grown to be very annoying.
Jan 19, 2010 rated it did not like it
I quit reading this book around page 50 because it was just plain stupid. I don't know how I got through the previous books in this series, but there was nothing funny or even remotely witty about Lil's character. The inner monologue was super-girly fluff, and it was bad in comparison to Davidson's Undead series, which is much more enjoyable. I will not be reading any more books from Kimberly Raye.
Apr 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-paranormal
Well, I will say that I'm flying trough these books so they are quick easy and fun reads! However, it seems all the action in them takes place in the last 2-3 chapters. The rest is just kind of ditziness. In this book, the sexy bounty hunter vamp who Lil lusts after us kidnapped. But does se devote her full efforts to save him? No...that just doesn't make sense. Plus, there is the sexy vamp police Chief and sexy vamp triangle possibility that was so missed!!!
May 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Lil Marchette is a born vampire. She is one busy woman, Dead End Dating is her business. Her mother is driving her crazy be either setting her up with born vampires, or trying to put a stop to her brother's marriage to a mortal woman. She has unusual clients for her dating service and ends up competing on a bachelor publicity show. All the while she is trying to figure out what has happened to Ty Bonner, the made vampire from Dead and Dateless, book 2.
Apr 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
It was a nice book, same as the other ones in the series, I was expecting some more Ty moments, but all in all, it was quite entertaining. A bit disappointing at the end, but I have high expectations that there's an unexpected-yet-hoped-for-twist in the book that makes everything ok, everybody happy, including Jack, his mother less bitchy, etc. hey, a girl can hope, right?

Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In my review of book 2, I mentioned that Ty's behavior at the end sucked and I hope he redeemed himself in a later book. Yep, circumstances were definitely redeemed. His behavior was fully explained in this one and it makes a lot more sense now!! I am so totally loving this series! It's fun, light and a great laugh! Can't wait to start the next one!
Apr 03, 2009 rated it liked it
This was the third book in the Dead End Dating Series. I enjoyed this book as much as the first. Unlike the second book in the series, I actually had no clue as to what would happen in the end (I kinda guessed who the villain was in the second book). I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Jul 03, 2009 rated it liked it
Cute. I enjoyed this more than the second. (view spoiler) Definitely enjoying the series and looking forward to the next one.
Oct 29, 2007 rated it liked it
I realized I wrote my review on the wrong book...the previous review, for a book i can't seem to remember the title of, was for the okay book. This book was about a born vampire who owns a dating agency. I liked the characters, the story has some interesting twists, and I'll read the next one, though doubt I'll read the ones that came before.
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Lol i laughed my ass off, i love a good comedy to relieve some of lifes stresses and this book helps it has action, sexual tension, screw ups, and all in all funny plus who can help but not to love lil... Shes adorable... And head over heels in love but wont admit it... ;) she reminds me of a few girls who have good lifestyles but always want more (lil doesnt she just wants what she cant have)
Sep 03, 2011 rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars. Ty has disappeared, and Lil's been chosen to be on a dating show. Lil finds Ty, and he leaves again.
Plenty of humor, and I like the new characters and hopefully there'll be more Ash. Still don't understand the stalker/photographer lady, nothing ever came about from it other then deciding to set her up with someone.
Nov 28, 2007 rated it really liked it
There was a strange contrast between the very fluffy Dating service focus, then the dark stuff that was happening with Ty. The Dating service stuff really started to drag in some places, and lots of repitition with the born/made junk (yeah, I get it already!). But I'll keep reading these, overall this one was pretty good.
Feb 06, 2010 rated it liked it
So far, this series is just ok. It's light, fluffy and has it's funny moments. Although at this point, I don't think this will ever be something that I add to my "gotta re-read it someday" list. Maybe my opinion will change with the last last two books in the series...
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
So funny. I laughed out loud several times. I really like how this series aims to be silly and entertaining, but it's also kind of romantic and there are times you can't help but go awwww. Then in the next moment you're back to grinning like a goof because Lil is just so ridiculous.
Sep 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another amazing novel in this series. The creativity continues to surprise in a very good way and the characters are so much fun reading about. We also got to finally see Lil kick some serious ass to save Ty. You go girl! I can't wait for more.
Oct 16, 2014 rated it liked it
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