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Seducing the Vampire

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  465 ratings  ·  66 reviews
In Marie Antoinette's Paris, the beautiful vampire Viviane seeks a male patron who will allow her to live on her own terms. Courted by two feuding brothers, Viviane succumbs to the handsome rebel, Rhys. She's unaware that Rhys has other, darker, motives. He seeks vengeance against his brother, Constantineby stealing Viviane and tainting her with his blood.

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Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 28th 2010 by Hqn (first published September 21st 2010)
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Nov 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of sweeping love stories; with the para element
Shelves: ac-g
Quick Take:
I was quite mesmerized by this book. There were uneven segments, but overall I am so glad I read this. Part historical, part contemporary, all paranormal-romance goodness. ^_^

Have you ever watched the Quentin Tarantino film, Pulp Fiction? You know how it jumbles up the story's timeline, beginning the film with the "end?" Well, that's this book. In the very prologue, we find out the result of some as-yet untold story. We're treated to the mental and physical torture of a female vampire powerl/>I
Dec 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Confession time, I have never been into Romance books. I was a military cop, trained on weapons that make some other girls cry. Seriously, they fire them once and burst into tears, I have seen it more than once. I have thrown live hand grenades, I have been to Saudi Arabia not as a tourist, and I don’t like pink anything. So I am just not a romance kinda girl. Also, I do not think I have ever read an actual romance book. So why did I read one this time? I was TRICKED!

Its like when my
This is an impressive story that is told by a talented writer whose work has been on my TBR pile for quite some time.

The story is set in Marie Antoinette's Paris so we are dealing with historical timelines, period clothing, and linguistics. The story centers around three characters that seem cursed before they fell into one another’s lives but find they are far worse off once they do. Vampriess Viviane is beautiful, independent, and a born vampire. Because women can’t work and earn
Stephanie  G
Dec 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Unlike the other female vampires in 1785 Paris, Viviane LaMourette has freedom to do as she pleases. That freedom is threaten when her male patron is murdered and she must find another to survive. Constantine de Salignac is a vampire tribe leader and wants Viviane for his own so that she will produce male children to make his tribe stronger. Viviane is aware of this but sees it as her only option until Constantine's dark and handsome brother Rhys Hawkes approaches her and steals her heart. She c ...more
Ronda  Tutt
Oct 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
Absolutely wonderful!

Viviane LaMourette (Vampire) is courted by two feuding brothers Rhys Hawkes (Vampire/were-wolf) and Constantine (full blooded Vampire). Both brother’s constantly wanting vengeance against each other and this time around it is Rhys turn for vengeance by stealing Constantine’s one love Viviane and tainting her with his blood. However, plans don’t work out as Rhys finds himself falling in love with this beautiful pure blood Vampire.

Viviane is a free spir
Lillie Roberts
Feb 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Viviane LaMourette is an independent young vampiress, barely two centuries old, bloodborn, and patroned to Henri Chevalier. He took her under his patronage with the death of her parents, but has allowed her independence, demanding nothing of the young vampiress. When Constantine de Salignac proposes taking her patronage, possibly a match and marriage to create a line of bloodborn vampires, pure blood, creating a tribe of vampires to rival all of Paris, she balks, she will answer to no man, nor b ...more
Nov 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The part that I loved most about this captivating book is how the author managed to tell the story in between the past and the present. It begins with the past in 1785 in Paris, France. The future is in Paris, France as well but it’s the 21 century. All the questions that are raised throughout the present are answered with the past and vice-versa. The historical aspect and love story are exhilarating. I read this entire book in one day as I could not put it down. I was glued from the moment I st ...more
Oct 20, 2018 rated it did not like it
1.5 Stars

Rhys, half vampire half werewolf - a confusing mix... and because of a pact with a faery, he is in control for all but one day... but he promised his first born to the faery in exchange... his werewolf is in control of the vampire 29 days, but on the full moon the vampire takes control of the were and wants blood - he must lock himself away to keep others safe.... he is young, making his way... he is kindhearted, strong... he is the opposite of his half brother Constantine, a cruel vampire... he ...more
I should start this by saying that this is not a book for young teens – I’d recommend this only for a mature audience, as there are strong sexual themes and some violence throughout the book.

Admittedly, this one pretty much followed the basic formula of paranormal romance – vampire + werewolf = romance! And yet, it’s all set in Eighteenth century Paris.

Now, given this is a Mills and Boone nocturne, you expect most of the book to be fairly explicit. I’ve read previous titles and more of Michele
Dec 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Hauf takes us between the eighteenth century to present day in this book. Rhys Hawkes is half vampire and half werewolf. He falls in love with a bloodborn vampire named Viviane LaMourette who has lost her patron Henrie Chevalier who was murdered. Viviane has to now find a new patron (because at that time it was believed that bloodborn vampiress must feed from a familiar bloodborn source to maintain their life essence) but she doesn't want to lose the freedom she had with Henri. Enter Rhys' half ...more
Dec 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!!
I must say that I found this book A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! It is probably going to end up as one of my favourites.

Now I really don't like to give away a lot of the plot or spoilers in my reviews, so if that is what you are looking for, it ain't here!!!

So where do I start??? I don't really know what to say. If I love a book, I love its entirety, from the plot, to the characters. I really feel that this book had a lot of emotion put into it. I wasn't just reading the words, I was f
69. Seducing the Vampire by Michelle Hauf
Genre: Paranormal Historical Romance
Pages: 384
Acquired: 09/30/11
Book of Your Shelf? No
Why I read it: NetGalley
Series: No

Think Snow White meets vampires, werewolves, and France. Three of my favorite things and one of my favorite fairy tales growing up (I went through 3 copies of the Disney movie). Our fair princess is played by the blood born vampiress, Viviane LaMourette. Now blood born vampires are rare, an
Bonny Bon Bon
Firstly i must say if you havent read any of Michele Hauf's work you must go out right now and purchase one of her books hehe. this was my first of her books but i already have 2 more on order.

what was not to love about this book it had everything a girl could want. Strong independent hero and heroine, love, paris, 1785, mystery, sex and of course a villian with which u hate no if buts or maybe you hate them!

Throught out the whole book i was intrigued and loved the way it kept rever
Dec 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by NetGalley

Viviane is an independent vampiress who lives in the 18th century where Marie Antoniette is currently ruling. Female vampires are believed to be weaker and need a patron to feed from frequently so they do not die. Viviane's patron was recently killed and she is now forced to face society and what to do with this unknown future. She knows she needs a new patron but the most powerful vampire in the area has laid claimed to her so no one else would ever approach
Sep 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I was looking for something different from the normal vampire/werewolf series that I have been reading. When I stumbled upon this book I was like seriously "SNOW WHITE VAMPIRE?" This could be either really good or really bad. Michele Hauf's writing has intrigued me to the point I'm going to the library today to pick up some more of her books.

At first I was confused and seriously felt like there should have been a bit more background, but once I got further along I really appreciated the flashin
Sep 17, 2011 rated it liked it

I totally wish I'd gotten to this book a lot sooner because it has all kinds of elements that are right up my alley. A retelling of a great fairytale (Snow White, in this case.) Spicy paranormal romance. Vampires and werewolves. A great fusion of historical and contemporary elements.

The enmity between vampires and werewolves in the story is deeply rooted, so a romance between a beautiful lady vampire in pre-Revolution Paris and a half vampire, half werewolf would seem like a really b
Jennifer Monzon
Nov 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2010
The part that I loved most about this captivating book is how the author managed to tell the story in between the past and the present. It begins with the past, in 1785 in Paris, France. The future is in Paris, France as well but it’s the 21 century. All the questions that are raised throughout the present are answered with the past and vice-versa. The historical aspect and love story are exhilarating. I read this entire book in one day as I could not put it down. I was glued from the moment I s ...more
Rebecca A. Rogers
**ARC courtesy of NetGalley.

First of all, let me say that I'm not a vampire fan. Never have been, really. But the idea of an adult romance with paranormal elements appealed to me, and I wanted to read something different. I am so glad I read this book.

Told in third person omniscient, this may be hard to follow for some readers, but wasn't a problem for me. The story switches between the 18th century and present day, mostly in Paris. Vampires used "patrons" for blood. Once someone is m
Teresa Kleeman
Dec 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Out of all my books I've read by Michele Hauf this is my favorite. The story about Rhys and Viviene is a very rocky and stormy romance. When Rhys first see's Viviene he is instantly attracted to her. Rhys has a secret most don't know about him. He's half wolf and half vampire. Rhys is not bloodborn vampire like Viviene nor his brother.

Viviene is a bloodborn vampire. She was a pureblood. In the day of the early seventeen hundreds, most woman needed a patron for them to survive. Vivien
Jun 26, 2016 rated it liked it
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Nov 21, 2010 rated it liked it
This book was set both in 18th Century and 21st Century Paris, France. I really like how the story unraveled side by side in both times so you don’t know the complete back story as you learn what is going on in the present. In the old days it was believed female vampires needed a male vampire to patron them so they could get blood from them once in a while in order to live. They might have believe this or it was just another way to keep females under control. Viviane finds herself without a patr ...more
Sandra Dagg
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
i just finished this book, and I have to say that I struggled with it, but I don't know why. It's a beautiful story, well written, but I kept closing the book, and then coming back to it. Perhaps 'real life' was just too much competition, I really don't know, but I am very glad I read it, would read it again, and highly recommend to anyone who loves paranormal/vampire/werewolf romance. Had to go looking to see if there were follow-up books after the somewhat hanging ending, and happy to find the ...more
Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:
Seducing the Vampire was the first Michele Hauf book I ever read, and sparked an obsession that I revel in to this day.

A uniquely compelling twist on the Sleeping Beauty mythos, vampire Viviane LaMourette is being wooed by brothers Rhys and Constantine Hawkes until Rhys tries to gain the upper hand by tainting Viviane with his blood and thereby spoiling her for Constantine. What he didn't count on, however, was f
Oct 27, 2010 rated it liked it
Cyna reads a romance novel. SHOCK OF THE CENTURY: she is ambivalent about it.

Seducing the Vampire is yet another romance title I'm seriously "eh" about. It wasn't great, but it wasn't badly-written, nor was it terribly offensive. I can't really rant and bitch about it, but I can't sing its praises, either. All I'm left with after finishing it are a few small complaints and compliments, and the sincere wish that this book had tried to be a little more.

Let's start with the
May 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh my dear life! I cannot believe the ending to this. I frigging knew that was going to happen, just knew it, once Constantine raped her and mentioned his "seed" inside her I just flipping knew she would become pregnant! But I have to say it disappointed me. Viviane and Rhys are so in love and they can't even have a proper child, it has to be the bad bastards child! So in the end he still got what he wanted! Like other books of Michelles, it was dirty but I mean if it bothers you then don't read ...more
Jan 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: adult, galley
Thank God that's over with.

Not my kind of story at all. I usually don't read books set before the 1800s or in France, so I never really got into the historical part of it. Plus I didn't click with Viviane. I liked that she was independent, but the girl wasn't very smart, common sense wise. I liked Rhys, but only so much. The constant back and forth of what will happen should he bite Viviane or vice versa and 'she should accept Constantine as her patron/'wait, no she shouldn't' seemed
Jenny Gearheart
Nov 09, 2011 rated it liked it
I really give this 2.5 stars. I enjoyed the layout of the book where she went back and forth between the past and the present and tied them together in the end, but I thought it dragged on a bit too much. The vampire everyone is trying to seduce doesn't seem like much of a catch to me. I don't enjoy books where the men are fighting over a woman who is just beautiful. Granted, one of the persuers did only want her to breed,but the man she ultimately chose only wanted her for revenge and then beau ...more
Mar 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
I really liked how the story went back and forth between 1785 and modern day. We got a lot of the back story and kept up with Rhys' hunt for Viviane at the same time. My heart broke for Rhys as he got his hopes up for finding Viviane alive after two centuries of being buried underneath the streets of Paris. There were lots of secrets involving other vampires, were wolves, faeries and withches and I loved how Viviane and Rhys dealt with them. Rhys was a pretty complex hero. I did g
Jul 23, 2011 rated it really liked it

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Michele has been writing romance, action-adventure and fantasy stories for over twenty years. Her first published novel was DARK RAPTURE.

France, musketeers, vampires and faeries populate her stories. And if she followed the adage 'write what you know', all her stories would have snow in them. Fortunately, she steps beyond her comfort zone and writes about countries she has never visite