Saturday, May 9, 2009

Kerrelyn Spark is an author that I stumbled upon on my trip to search for new books to buy at Barnes & Noble. I first picked up her second book in the series and I loved it so much that when I found out that there was a book before it I knew I had to get it. Since I first picked up the first two novels in this series I have been following this series very closely because Kerrelyn Sparks spins a wonderful love story about vampires, humans and shapeshifters. I actually had to search two bookstores to find the first book but I finally got it. In the first four books we only got sneak peeks into Ian MacPhie's life and personality but now we finally get to see him fall in love with a human woman after hundreds of years. Ian was turned when he was a teenager and so his body stayed at that age even though he was over hundreds of years old and that is one of the reason none of the woman would take him seriously because he looked like a teenager though he wasn't. But that all changed when Roman Draganesti made a stay-awake drug for vampires but found out that it had the side affect of making that vampire age in a painful process if taken more than a couple of times. Obviously when Ian found out he immediately signed up to test out the drug further because he finally wanted to find his true love in the body of the man he truely was.

This Christmas isn’t so merry for Toni because her best friend’s been locked up in a mental hospital ever since she told the police she was attacked by vampires. Now the only way for Toni to get her out is to prove that bloodsuckers really do exist which could be a bit hard to do or could be easy. So she’s taken a job as a bodyguard for the Undead, but she gets more than she bargained for, especially when she meets Ian MacPhie, a Scottish rascal looking for Ms. Right. Although he’s nearly five centuries old, he looks and acts like a twenty-seven-year-old hunk but what Toni doesn't know is that he only looks twenty-seven because he had a 12 day painful transformation to accomplish it. One forbidden kiss could lead to an eternity of passion—and all it takes is one moment under the mistletoe.

After being introduced to Ian who looked like a teenager in the beginning of the series I knew he would have to have he's own love story because he really needed to find love after hundreds of years of being thought of nothing more than a teenager who happened to be a vampire. I was so excited to finally get my hands on his love story especially after reading about how his painful transformation from having a teenagers body to having a twenty-seven-year old body. Now Toni is a very intriguing woman because she is strong and a very good friend who will do almost anything to make sure her friend is safe from her money hungry aunt and uncle. Ian and Toni have a lot of issues between them that really make their journey to finding true love with one another very fun to read. There are a couple of new characters that are introduced in this novel that we may see pop-up in future novels and they may even have a novel all to themselves. The ending to this novel was very interesting and made me want the next book in the series to come out faster because I want to know what happens next to the good vamps and their love lives. I give this book 4 Open Books: Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A VAMPIRE $ 6.99 (Book 5)(370 Pages)

TONI DAVIS’s CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

  1. Springing my best friend from the psych ward.
  2. Living somewhere that doesn’t have coffins in the basement. Occupied coffins.
  3. Find Mr. Right. Please make him tall, dark, handsome, and ALIVE.

This Christmas isn’t so merry for Toni. Her best friend’s been locked up in a mental hospital ever since she told the police she was attacked by vampires, and the only way for Toni to get her out is to prove that bloodsuckers really do exist. So she’s taken a job as a bodyguard for the Undead, but she gets more than she bargained for, especially when she meets Ian MacPhie, a Scottish rascal looking for Ms. Right. Although he’s nearly five centuries old, he looks and acts like a twenty-seven-year-old hunk. How can a dead man be so damn sexy? Could Mr. Wrong be Mr. Right? One forbidden kiss could lead to an eternity of passion—and all it takes is one moment under the mistletoe…

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  1. What a perfect title, and it sounds like the book lives up to it. Thanks.

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