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Even Vampires Get the Blues

(Dark Ones #4)

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Paen Scott is a Dark One: a vampire without a soul. And his mother is about to lose hers too if Paen can’t repay a debt to a demon by finding a relic known as the Jilin God in five days.Half-elf Samantha Cosse may have gotten kicked out of the Order of Diviners, but she’s still good at finding things, which is why she just opened her own private investigation agency.

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Paperback, 344 pages
Published May 2nd 2006 by Berkley Books
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Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Twilight fans
Recommended to Samantha wickedshizuku by: previous books
OMG!
Why are the MC's absolute morons with exceptionally challenged secondary characters? The jokes are dated, and the plot is predictable.
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Marythios (AkaSusanne )
Paen, a Dark One who leads a nice life with his three Moravian brothers and their parents in Scotland. Sam is a mutt, half human half sun-elf, who got kicked out of the academy of diviners and now opens her own private detective agency with her cousin Clare, a fairy in denial.
Paen gets a visit by an alaster a demon type who calls in a debt of his father and gives him 5 days to find a certain statue or his mother will loose her soul. Paen and his brother Finn then employ Sam as a private investig
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Dana
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I’m glad I was persistent with this series. It’s getting better and better. The characters and plot were interesting. I don’t know why MacAlister insists on giving the main female character a clueless best friend, but this one was one of the least annoying. I liked how MacAlister is connecting her books with some of the same characters reappearing. It makes sense that there would be some overlap in characters since all of the characters are connected to the “Otherworld” and they are in Europe (m ...more
Barbara ★
I haven't really liked most of the books in this series but this one is very good. Vampire Paen is your typical tortured hero though not so much because he was tortured perse. He was born without a soul and as a Dark One he has no hope unless he finds his Beloved. He, of course, doesn't believe this is possible and feels hopeless. When searching for a missing artifact for Paen, Samantha falls head over heels for Paen. The ensuing battle - two actually - the first is Samantha trying to get throug ...more
Jena
Mar 15, 2018 added it
Kinda think it was too easy to figure out exactly the connection between the artifacts as soon as they were presented. So I knew maybe 1/4 through the book and the main characters only figure it out 3/4 through the book.

Nevertheless, an alright read. Some funny dialogue. Just maybe that level of predictability so early on becomes a little annoying the longer the characters remain ignorant of it.
Demei
Nov 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Although I enjoy this wonderful and fantastic series, this was not my favorite book in the series. Great story line and adventure. Mild funny moments. I liked all the characters but the heroine bugged me just a little with her aggressive nature. How do you force yourself on someone and then get mad at them because they don’t reciprocate? The series is still awesome however so I’m continuing onward.
innae
Jun 19, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, vampire
Another good addition to the series. Entertaining, not life changing. I liked the characters well enough, it had a good plot (with a few differences than the previous installments). A nice distraction.
Marisa Maichel
Feb 01, 2019 rated it liked it
What can I say? The main character is a bit crazy and the love interest is a pompous jerk. It’s so bad, it’s actually good. The plot itself is interesting and the dynamics with the main character’s Elf cousin are interesting.
Josephine
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Well this was dumb the romance was stupid and the humour I was promised was lacking. So why did I continue reading it, I am OCD I can't leave a series unfinished.
Jodi Spall
Jul 15, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm getting used to Katie's style of writing. However, I would like her female leads to stop making stupid rash decisions all the time.
MISS A E ATHERLEY
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic as always I adore the dark ones series.
Julia
Feb 01, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Boring, stupid, full of clichés. Characters were superficial and bland...
Amy Ford
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a great series!
Heather
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love Katie MacAlister’s books. They are fun, racy and go down like a sugary sweet treat.
Jeanne
Fun. Somewhat different take on vampires.
Nix Buttons
In this book we meet Paen, a Dark One who leads a nice life with his three Moravian brothers and their parents in Scotland. Sam is a mutt, half human half sun-elf, who got kicked out of the academy of diviners and now opens her own private detective agency with her cousin Clare, a faery in denial.
Paen gets a visit by an alaster (a demonlike being) who calls in a debt of his father and gives him 5 days to find a certain statue or his mother will loose her soul. Paen and his brother Finn then emp
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Melanie Page
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sjcpl, audiobooks
Content Warning: mild descriptions of consensual sex.

Katie MacAlister’s Dark Ones series was on a pretty blah path. I couldn’t handle the snookie wookums in Book #3, and I loathed the kittenish voice of the reader in Book #2‘s audio version. This whole thing started, though, because I was an English major who read and loved a vampire book — yes, a vampire book — and then felt ashamed of myself. I now realize that at the time, Book #1 was exactly at my speed. The sex scenes were mild, but showed
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Zel Polev
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Artemisa
Once again we have an European Dark one finding his beloved in one of the most improbable North American woman.
Once again the Dark One is in trouble and doesn't want help. Once again the guy is an arrogant male that turns out to be a soft heart when it come to his Beloved.

This saga is starting to be a little tiresome. We have different women as narrator each time, but they are starting to sound all alike in my head. And for some reason Paen, that kept being referenced as Scottish and having a Sc
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Sarah
May 12, 2010 rated it liked it
Paen needs to find a statue and he needs to find it fast if he is going to prevent his mother from losing her soul to a demon. Sam is a half elf and has just opened a private investigation agency with her cousin Clare, she is a failed diviner but she is good at finding things. When Paen turns to Sam for help finding the statue they are both drawn to each other. Sam is convinced that she is Paen's Beloved but that is the last thing Paen is interested in - he thinks he is perfectly happy without h ...more
Kathy
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Amanda
May 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: macalister-katie
I was surprised by this book because I wasn’t expecting to like it, and no not just because he was supposedly Scottish because honestly I wouldn’t have known had Sam not mention how hot his Scottish so and so was or his Scottish this was something. But we will get back to that. I wasn’t to bask in the things I really liked about it first. I loved the fact that this book was about other worlders instead of some seemingly innocent human who doesn’t know what they are walking into. There were just ...more
Anita
Mar 04, 2008 rated it liked it
Part of Katie MacAlister's Dark Ones series. Set in Scotland. It's only the day after I finished this book and I'm already forgetting it - not a great sign. It was a light, cute story, that I wanted to finish, but hasn't stuck with me the way really good books do. Basic plot: Long ago a demon made a contract that will forfeit a vampire's mother's soul if the vampire doesn't find a certain statue when the debt is called due. Unfortunately, that's in 5 days, but the vampire is out of town, so his ...more
Archer
Jan 26, 2011 rated it liked it
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Paen Scott is a Dark One: a vampire without a soul. And his mother is about to lose hers too if Paen can t repay a debt to a demon by finding a relic known as the Jilin God in five days.
Half-elf Samantha Cosse may have gotten kicked out of the Order of Diviners, but she s still good at finding things, which is why she just opened her own private investigation agency.
Paen is one of Sam s first clients and the only one to set her elf senses tingling, which makes it pretty much impos
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Amy
May 25, 2012 rated it it was ok
Ugh. Sometimes I wonder why I keep reading this series. It's not that it's terrible, but there's just nothing spectacular about it. This story seems way too forced, and there were WAY too many characters and subplots. I had a terrible time keeping up with who wanted what from Paen and Sam. Between the bird statue, the Jilin god, and the manuscript, I kept having to go back and check who was wanting what and for what purpose. And for the entire story to happen in 5 days is just ridiculous. Sam go ...more
Tofu Fairy
Well this one was better than the last but still left me wanting more from the characters. The plot was good, storyline fun and intriguing, sex scenes very very good, and it was less silly that the last one by far. I am not sure why this author insists on making the fighting scenes so silly, but I really dislike it. That was my main complaint with this book, the ending fight sequence. The rest of the book was pretty good. I thoroughly enjoyed the story lines of the sun elf and her faery cousin ( ...more
Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ✨
I might as well say this to begin with: I wasn't really all that into the first book in this series. I don't really know what it was, but something just didn't campture me. Perhaps it was the whole human-fell-in-lov-with-human-and-not-vampire that didn't sit good with me. But that is all water under the bridge now that I've read the three next book in the Dark Ones series.

In this book, the fourth, a brooding, soulless Dark One, Paen, believes he needs no one. No woman and no saviour. But he is
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Jenny Delandro
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Yolanda Sfetsos
Jan 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Gee... I was so hooked on this book I devoured the last 100 pages or so yesterday. It's such an awesome book. I love how Katie pumps her story full of humour and light-heartedness but at the same time injects it with a storyline toeing the edge of darkness. She's got a terrific knack for doing that, and has once again succeeded here.

Sam is a great narrator and her involvement with Paen is delicious. The attraction is instant, though they kinda fight the seriousness of a budding relationship. Sam
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Renee
Jun 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Hero Paen Scott is a soulless vampire in a real bind - he has five days to return a missing statue to its demonic owner or his mother's immortal soul is forfeit for eternity. In desperation, he engages the investigative services of Eye Scry, run by a rather flighty faerie named Clare and an alluring half-elf named Samantha.

Samantha is a failed Diviner, who got kicked out of the formal Order after a moonlight scrying session goes horribly wrong. But she still has a talent for finding lost items,
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For as long as she can remember, Katie MacAlister has loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn't think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialo ...more

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