Sex, Lies and Vampires Paperback
Part of the Dark Ones series
Amongst the Dark Ones there is one they call The Betrayer, one who is doomed to hand his own kind over to a demon lord...for eternity.
But now a small boy has been kidnapped, and it's up to Nell Harris - a Charmer (no, literally, that's her job) to rescue him.
Problem is, she cant help but find The Betrayer a teeny, tiny bit attractive...is it possible he is not as soul-less as he seems, or has her penchant for bad-boys just gone into overdrive?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 11/12/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780340951996
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Review by Serayna
Vampire romance is a genre, which too often takes itself too seriously and stumbles over its own cliches. Let's take for example Christine Feehan -whom I very much dislike- and her whole one-soulmate-for-a-perfect-hero-who-can-read-minds-and-is-invincible thing. What can possibly be more boring than a hero who is so perfect and invincible that he makes you want to puke?! However, Katie MacAlister's Sex, Lies and Vampires manages to be a very refressing, enjoyable and funny book despite the fact that she uses the same one soulmate/beloved and mindreading cliches than Feehan. The difference is, that MacAlister treats the cliches with humor (you can even see a little parodical elements in the book). I especially loved the easy flowing, sassy and sizzling dialogue and the relationship between the main characters. Adrian is certainly hot (and not at all too perfect) and Nell is funny, even though at the end I got a bit tired of her constant babbling. MacAlister's writing reminds me of Karen Chance, whom I also like, although there's much more dialogue and less high-octane action. I definitely recommend this book to anyone, who likes their vampire romances to have some action, funny and sexy dialogue and a main couple with sparks between them.