Just One Sip
Contains "Viva Las Vampires" by Jennifer Ashley, "Bring Out Your Dead" by Katie MacA ...more
Take note: "Bring Out Your Dead" has also been printed in another anthology called "My Zombie Valentine".
On to the other two stories:
"Viva Las Vampires" is quite an entertai ...more
Merideth Black heads to Las Vegas to research her next book on Vampires and stays at Transylvania Castle Hotel - a hotel themed around Vampires and things that go bump (or is it Boom Boom Boom?) in the night. She is hoping to get an interview with the elusive hotel owner Stefan Erickson for her book - a request that has been denied about 20 times before she came to the hotel. Lucky for her Stefan spots her on a security camera when she walks in and is ...more
1st story was by an author I have never read before (Jennifer Ashley) and was about an author visiting a vampire hotel in Vegas. I enjoyed the story and may go on to read other stories by the author.
The 2nd story was by one of my favorite authors, Katie MacAlister. I speak french fairly fluently, but I imagine that one of the characters in this story would become very annoying to a reader who didn't have any knowledge of french. Every sentence out of her mouth i ...more
Quirky visions of vampire love animate this collection of three original novellas by paranormal romance authors MacAlister (author of the popular Dark Ones series), Ashley (Penelope and Prince Charming) and Webber (The Remarkable Miss Frankenstein). In Ashley's contribution, "Viva Las Vampires," journalist Meredith Black pursues an interview with sexy Vegas hotelier Stefan Erickson, owner of Transylvania Castle hotel. Little does she know he's a real vampire, with d
The first story, Viva Las Vampires, by Jennifer Ashley has some interesting points to it. Vampire Master has to find the one to fall in love with him or he will die. Also there are two kinds of vamps - one hot, one cold. The warm vamps are more human and can go out in the sun and are warm. They are willing to become vampires and are turned while still alive. The others are like the typical vampires were all know with n ...more
This book contains three novellas. I am not a fan of books like this as I find the stories tend to be detailed up until the most important part, the ending. Then they ALWAYS seem to feel rushed. This still stood true for this book of novellas.
The 2nd story: bring out your dead-Katie Macalister. i really love al ...more
"Viva Las Vampires" by Jennifer Ashely
Synopsis: A sunbathing vamp in Vegas? No way! Meredith Black is absolutely positive the tanned god with the gorgeous smile couldn't haven't possibly made her his for eternity with just one glance. But he'll sure have fun proving it.
Pretty entertaining and easy read.
"Bring Out Your Dead" by Katie MacAlister
Synopsis: Battling a demon lord is all in a day's work for the Dark One Sebastian. But now he must take on a ...more
10/26/09 "Viva Las Vampires" by Jennifer Ashley - This was really good. It wonder if she has spun off books on any of the other vampires in this story. They were all such amazingly interesting characters. You really liked the good one ...more
The 1st story in this book is Viva Las Vampires by Jennifer Ashley. Stephan is a vampire master who is declining and needs to find his life mate. Meredith's research for her 2nd non-fiction book on vampires has brought her to Stephan's hotel in Las Vegas, Transylvania Castle. We discover that there are two types of vamps; those who are turned while alive and those who are turned once they are dead. This was a cute story... I'd not hesitate t ...more
Ysabelle works part-time for the Society for the Protection of Revenants (also known as zombies), tutors English and history and acts as a medium for persons wishing to contact the deceased. She lives together with her spirit guide Sally and the guardian Noelle. But what really makes her unique are her two souls, which present a problem. Because of special cirumstances quite a lot of demons are around and her two souls are very attractive to them, making her a t ...more
I originally picked up this book because it featured a story by by Katie MacAlister and her "Dark Ones" called Bring Out Your Dead. I'm not a zombie fan,but I still enjoyed it, but I've most of the "Dark Ones" series, truth be told. This is Ysabelle and Sebastian's story - zany and fun! Worthwhile read - but I would recommend reading the "Dark One" series in order as knowing back story makes it more fun. T ...more
1. Viva Las Vampires by Jennifer Ashley. Boring, boring, boring. I don't know if it's because I'm over vampire stories or because the story wasn't good. 2 stars
2. Bring Out Your Dead by Katie MacAlister. I forgot about this series until there were supposedly two Beloved. That's the reason I stopped reading the series because the guys were thinking that any hot girl that walked by was a Beloved and then would go, "Oops, sorry, that hot blonde over there ...more
I only enjoyed the first story, Viva Las Vampires. It was the story of a vampire on the verge of "dying" and needed to find himself a blood slave to stay a warm blooded, living vampire. Nice love story, sexy even.
The other two...not so much. All three stories center around vampires but I kept forgetting that the Dark One was a vampire (Bring Out Your Dead). It spent a lot of time talking about zombies (reverants), I thought the ...more
Jennifer Ashley's "Viva Las Vampires" was probably my favorite read, although I think that it went a little heavy on the 'master' aspect. Overall the story was interesting and I feel like it could become a full novel with all of the different characters. ...more
It hurts my heart to say this but I hated this story! I felt it rushed and kind of annoying. I love Katie but was very disappointed because I was expecting this one to be better or really I as just hoping. I hated reading anything about the stupid Zombies, which I feel was a complete waste of page because the story was so short to begin with. I mean yes I am glad that Sebastian got his Beloved, and I found a few things that I smiled at but only just. I don’t recommend this one ...more
I barely made it through the second one because the Franglias-speaking Spirit Guide was *extremely* annoying. And if I didn't know some French, it would have been even worse.
The third was better, but it still tried a little too hard to be funny. There were a few good lines in the third story, though.
"Campbell women didn't back away from danger... Campbell women embraced danger, they ran toward it. Of course, Campbell women often had short life s ...more
I have finished this book and it does fill in the blank with Sebastian and his Beloved on the Katie MacAlister Chapter. I did find two other authors that I will find out what other books they have writen (Jennifer Ashley & Minda Webber) ...more
"Bring Out Your Dead" I read three pages and skipped to the next story. It was sarcastically annoying and dumb.
"Lucy & the Crypt Casanova" lost my interest after the first chapter.
If you want a good read, this is not it. ...more
Bring Out Your Dead - a rushed, destiny based romance set in a colorful and hilarious world of vampires, zombies, demons, and magic.
Lucy and the Crypt Casanova - second chances are hard to earn, just like respect, but this story is about getting both.
As much as I love Katie MacAlister books, "Bring Out Your Dead" was confusing. If you hadn't read any of her other Dark One books, I'm not sure you could even make much sense of it. Ick!
I picked this book up because it had a short story featuring Katie MacAlister's Dark Ones in it. The stories by Jennifer Ashley and Minda Webber are just as good as MacAlister's story. If you love a good Vampire Romance then read this book.
One of the other stories was just fine. I would read another by this author in the future. The third was horrendous. It read like some fan fic written by a 14 year old. I don't understand the inclusion f this story at all. They would do well to give up writing and become, oh I don't know. Maybe a goat herd or something useful like that.
Other books in the series
"There is no us," Val reminded her firmly—although he had gotten misty just a moment before while holding her hand. She had given him both the best years of his
life and the worst.
"There used to be an us," she suggested, "which was a good us, a great us. Now there isn't an us, but that doesn't mean there can't be an us again. And a great us, not just a
good us, because without us, I do okay and sometimes not even okay."
Val's eyebrows wrinkled and he stared hard at her.
"That didn't come out quite like I imagined," Lucy said. Romantic it certainly wasn't.
"I meant to say, I'd like us to have a second chance.”