Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Accidental Vampire

by Lynsay Sands

Catch up on a series title

4 stars, could be 4.5

Back Cover:

Ever since an accident turned her into a knockout vamp, Elvi Black's been catching her z's in a coffin, staying out of the sun, and giving up garlic. She knows there's more to being undead than what she saw in Dracula, but she can't very well ask her mortal friends about proper biting etiquette. But when her neighbors placed a personal ad for her in the local paper, she never imagined she'd meet Victor Argeneau, a vampire who could have his pick of any woman--dead or alive.Rich, powerful, and drop-dead gorgeous, Victor's the perfect man for a novice neck-biter like Elvi. He's willing to teach her everything he knows, but he'll have to do it fast. Someone's out to put a stake through her new vamp life, and only Victor can keep her safe--and satisfied--for all eternity.

My Thoughts:

I loved the first books in the series. Then for some reason, I got them out of order. The latter books seemed to be missing the fun, and family that I'd grown to love. Good stories, but just not as warm. The Accidental Vampire, recaptures that warmth and love and fun. I loved the whole community, as well as the new community that is formed with the arrival of 5 male immortals. I loved the side romance with DJ and Mabel. I loved the relationship that formed with Elvi and Victor and how the other men all seemed to just join in for the ride. I loved how she learned something new about her life as an immortal and she had to act on it, immediately. For instance, she finds out that she can eat, so Load of the Car and lets get to the grocery store. All the immortals are cruising through the supermarket and tasting cookies, and flirting with the checker, and finding new foods for Elvi to try. Then she finds out that she can indeed sleep in a bed, instead of the coffin she'd been up til now. So, again, Load Up! Off to the furniture store, and here is Elvi and 4 hot immortals trying out beds. Imagine if you will Victor, Elvi and Harper all lying on a bed....turning left....turning right....nope to firm. Flying leap onto another bed....turning left...turning right.....too soft. Next bed, turning left....turning right...ahhhh! Just right. Kinda like a kinky, paranormal goldilocks!!!

I just love the community. The crazy neighbors and even the intrigue. I love the Dj/Mabel romance. I love way the story unfolds. I also love how Victor unfolds. He starts out jaded and disinterested, but ends up all soft and gooey on the outside, not just the inside. From rogue hunter to teddy bear. Ahhh!



Heather D said...

I have tagged you for the ABC Meme, here's the link

Patti said...

This was the first Lynsay Sands book I read; I didn't know it was a series. Of course after I read this one I had to go back and read them all! Nice review.