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Sex and the Single Vampire

(Dark Ones #2)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  8,743 ratings  ·  314 reviews
An undying classic from Katie MacAlister, Sex and the Single Vampire is a paranormal romance lover’s delight, ideal for fans of Lynsay Sands and her Argeneau vampire family novels. This perennial New York Times bestselling author knows what readers are hungry for: sexy and funny tales of otherworldly passion featuring hot, dark, immortal alpha heroes searching for their ha ...more
Paperback, 371 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Love Spell
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May 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved the first book in this series (A Girl's Guide To Vampires) but I have to say that Sex and the Single Vampire surpassed my expectations and was a fantastic read. While you could probably get away with reading this as a stand alone book I would recommend reading the books in order as this continues very nicely from the first book & has guest appearances from previous characters. Reading this book first would give you a big clue to the ending of the first book.

Allie is a Summoner
Megan (BookWifeReviews)
Mar 15, 2017 rated it did not like it
Absolutely terrible. Honestly one of the worst books I've read in a long, long time.
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ aka Barbara
Apr 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: readers who enjoy a fun vamp read
Vamps, magic and humour...what more could a book need??


If Allie doesn't find a ghost soon, her short career as a "Summoner" with United Psychical Research Association will be a thing of the past, so naturally she is delighted to find what she thinks is the tortured spirit of a gorgeous, naked, wounded man. But the cranky spirit, who looks exactly like the dishy man who has been haunting Allie's dreams, doesn't need her help since he isn't a ghost, but rather Christian Dante, best-sel
Sep 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Ugh, this book was really not for me. It had a lot of the things that I really dislike in books: possessive men who think they have to control women, annoying side characters, insta-love, men with long hair,and a very misleading cover. There's something to say about it when I put it down to watch an episode of Lost Girl that I've already watched on the same day.

I haven't read the first book, A Girl's Guide to Vampires, and I definitely will not be reading it now. The whole premise sounded good f
Melanie Page
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Content Warning: memories of domestic violence, some fat shaming, a lot of very low-key sex scenes.

Sex and the Single Vampire (Dark Ones #2) by Katie MacAlister follows one of the characters from the previous novel, A Girl’s Guide to Vampires. It is a minor spoiler to say that in the first book, Joy ends up with Raphael, and Christian is the vampire. One fun, cheeky thing about
Jul 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
What drew me to this book was the paranormal element - Summoner Allegra Telford is under the gun to produce a ghost for her boss... or she's out of a job. So the idea of introducing a vampire wasn't so far-fetched and I went with it. Apparently there's a first book that I missed in this series, but frankly, the info dumps led me to believe I didn't miss anything by skipping it.
Which unfortunately brings me to the substance of my review. This book was a hot mess. And not in a good way. Aside from
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
Two stars might be a little generous, but although this was mind numbingly boring at times there were still small parts I liked. Firstly, in the bad department was Allegra. Two different colored eyes, the ability to summon ghosts (at least, she can after a while, she has no idea at the start of the book) dresses in casual, comfortable but ugly clothing, dark unknown past with abusive spouse. Enter domineering Christian, who likes his women dainty, agreeing and lustful. Turns out this book is the ...more
Apr 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
I must agree with a previous reader who told me this book was better than A Girl's Guide to Vampires , the first book in this series. Though A Girl's Guide was okay, Sex and the Single Vampire was great. After reading A Girl's Guide, I could've went either way as to whether I wanted to read this author again, but now, after reading Sex and the Single Vampire, I'm looking forward to the next tale in this series. (I hope there is one though I really don't know for sure.)

In this book, in additio
Nov 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, paranormal
I’ll start by saying I love Katie MacAlister. She is on my must always buy-list, her humor is quirky and snippy, her characters stick with you, and her stories are just so easy and fun. That being said Sex & the Single Vampire, was a masterpiece. I finished this book in less than twenty-four hours, and it would have been easier if I hadn’t had to work, or sleep. This book is the second in her Dark Ones series. This book follows the story of the incredibly hunky Christian Dante, whom readers are ...more
Tofu Fairy
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
****mild spoilers*** Book #2 in this series was MUCH better than book #1! I did like the fact that it was about characters from the 1st book though and was happy to see Dante back in action! This book was an actual vampire romance though, so I immediately liked it better (hello! That is what I wanted in the 1st one!)! The female lead was more mature in her speaking too, which was a nice break from the immaturity of the last book. The sex scenes were AWESOME and the biting spectacular! LOL I do h ...more
This book was much better than the first in the series. The main character, Allie, was not a flighty twit like Joy and, being a summoner, was much better equipped to handle the realities of vampires. There was an actual plot that could be followed throughout most of the book rather than seeming to be thrown in at the end and the book didn't hinge on having lots of kinky sex scenes like the first one seemed to. Joy an Roxy did provide some comic relief though so it was good to see them again in t ...more
Katy Moore
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lifelong-favs
Sex and the Single Vampire was the first book I ever read by Katie MacAlister and I can honestly say that it changed my life. I was going through a very tough time when I stumbled upon this book at the local super market and it helped me get through everything. I was skeptical at first because I didn't really go for romance novels, but the description on the back was so funny it sold me. I've rarely ever actually laughed out loud while reading a book, but Sex and the Single Vampire caused me to ...more
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: made-me-laugh
I can't help but love this author. The writing is just so funny and clever! Though seriously, you cannot have a seldom used word like aforementioned appear 3 times in a book without it sticking out like a purple people eater.

So I loved this book, ..with caveats. 1) The heroes are too sappy for my taste. Although, the excessive sap does contribute to the campy feel. The campiness and not taking it all too seriously is part of what really makes me enjoy the book. 2) The copious copulous scenes are
Feb 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Allie is more believable than the previous female characters, although still not quite there, while Christian is more in the model of the brooding sexy vampires of other authors in the genre. This book was not as full of humorous comments or come backs as the first one, but still it had a very healthy--and, whithin the suspension of disbelief of the story, more believable--dose of humor. I like the fact that the female protagonist has a disability (or could be even considered that she has two), ...more
Sep 28, 2007 rated it liked it
Allegra "Allie" is a ghost Summoner who finds herself with matchmaking ghosts who won't leave, along with an arrogantly handsome Dark One named Christian who is convinced she's his Beloved.

Fun little romp, but it's missing a little something, maybe from the first person narrator. Allie is a fun but emotionally scarred heroine (with a really dark past!) that stands up to Christian's high-handedness. There are a lot of supernatural elements in this book--psychics, demons, ghosts, etc., plus a very
Mar 23, 2009 rated it it was ok
I didn't think it possible to rate a MacAlister book this low but alas, here it is. The book was slow to start out. Slow. I never did like Allie, the heroine, and there was no sizzle between her and Christopher. Zip. I didn't think they were right for each other. I almost held out hopes that it would turn out that Sebastian was actually her intended but no such luck. If I hadn't already read one of the later ones in this series I would go no further. As it is, I am hereby chalking this one up as ...more
May 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
"What sort of step? Convince him of what? Believe what? Why do I feel like you guys are talking about Eskimos, and I'm trying to explain how to make fudge?"

Once again Ms. MacAlister just has me laughing and crying. Loved it.

I was so giddy when I finally got to read Christian's book! I loved Allie, strong woman who has over come so much in her life. I can relate to her being so stubborn about letting a man in. To trust again. But *sigh* Christian.

I can't forget Roxy and Joy.....HA! Some don't l
May 19, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: 1-own, paranormal, romance
This is one of those books you almost hate to admit reading - a totally cliche paranormal romance. With vampires. Who have fancy names.
But the sex was great. Seriously.
Everything else was amusing, and fun enough. But seriously, this gives "trashy novel" a whole new, AWESOME, level.
I didn't even know it was part of a series - just picked it up for the plane ride home. Perfectly diverting, if not especially enriching. Cheers.
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampire, 4-stars, fantasy
Oops, she never has found a ghost yet and now she does it first a ghost cat and later ghosts from people.
And as an extra she finds a vampire too, which she first thinks is a ghost, but later she finds out he is her mate. But she doesn't want to believe that.

Like the way with the watcher helping out and mentioning what book she writes, lol.

Also some hot erotic moments with the vampire and Allie.
Apr 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say, another fab fab book by Katie. I love the characters, I love the banter and I love that the heroine is not perfect. I always seem to chuckle and smile when reading Katie's book. She is a fab author with a great imagination. And the smut aint bad either ;o
Nov 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I was happy to see the characters from Girls Guide to Vampires play a part but not be the focus in this book. It continued the story of Dark One Christian. I couldn't put it down.
I didn't hate it, so that's something. It was worth the $1 I spent on it. Mildly funny. Sort of 'Ghost Whisperer meets a feminist Sookie Stackhouse.'
This is the first vampire book I've ever read and I beyone loved it. It's what got me in to reading.
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Love Christian and Allie! I like how Katie MacAlister writes, the dialog between characters cracks me up.
Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson
Dec 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance fans, Urban Fantasy fans, October Daye fans
Recommended to Samantha wickedshizuku by: previous book
This was a whole lot better than the first book. By a scale I can't even measure.
Dec 31, 2017 rated it liked it
If you need a book to clear your mind from a dark suspense filled series then this is the book for you. It is light, airy and very simple minded. I enjoyed the concept of a summoner and the ghosts she accidentally/on-purpose summons, but can't get rid of. The secondary characters were actually refreshing. The love story between her and the vampire she stumbles upon is cute and passionate.

Now for the real problems--believability! Seriously the main character is really dimwitted at times. For a wo
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Readers Well
It’s a very nice story but it just never wow me when I just started reading I thought of a 5 star but it fell all the way to 3 star because: (Spoilers ahead )

• Roxy character is the best I just love how blunt and funny she is but

• The sex scenes where not hot they where too sugar coded and it seems as if all they did where kiss and even when it reaches to other parts it was so delicately written that it was not arousing.

• Allegra the main character is so weak yes she save her man Christian,but s
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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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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Dark Ones (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • The Last of the Red-Hot Vampires (Dark Ones #5)
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“You think I am very cute, you think me sexy, as well. I can read your thoughts, remember.”

I hoisted myself up and slid across his body. You are conceited, arrogant, and domineering, everything I dislike in a man.
And you are independent, stubborn, and heedless, everything I dislike in a women.
I slid my hands under his back and kissed his dampened lips. So why is it that I love you so much?

He smiled a smug, masculine little smile and captured my legs with his.
Because I love you, and to be loved by a Dark One is enough for any woman.

I pinched him in a particularly vulnerable spot and allowed him to kiss me with all the sexy arrogance he had.”
“His laughter echoed through my mind. I have a beautiful woman in my arms, and am taking her back to my home, where she and I will be alone and able to indulge whatever fantasies we choose. What is there not to enjoy?” 25 likes
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