Author: Lynsay Sands

VAMPIRE MOST WANTED by Linsay Sands

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VAMPIRE MOST WANTED by Linsay SandsVampire Most Wanted by Lynsay Sands
Series: Argeneau # 20
Published by HarperCollins on 2014-02-18
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 384
Reviewed by Jo

Take a road trip with the undead . . . in this latest in the Argeneau series by New York Times bestselling author Lynsay SandsFor Basha Argeneau, anything is better than facing her estranged family. Even hiding out in sweltering southern California. But when a sexy immortal in black shows up determined to bring her back to the clan, she'll do anything to keep far, far away from the past she can't outrun.Marcus Notte isn't here to play games—especially not with someone as crazy as the infamous blonde. Asked by Lucian Argeneau to bring her back for questioning, Marcus is determined to carry out Lucian's request—no matter how the seductive little mind-reading vamp feels about it.Basha doesn't mind fighting fire with fire, especially with a hot immortal involved. But if he wants to take her away, he'll have to catch her first . . .

Basha Argeneau has been on the run for the majority of her life and for a vampire full of nanos that’s a really long time.  She even raised a son and kept him safe from her family, which Basha believes has an execution order on her.  Basha has been hiding with the humans for many years, always changing areas when her lack of growing old might begin to be commented on.  For the last while, she has been a fortuneteller in a small family owned traveling carnival.

Marcus Notte has never backed down from a job and always gets the job done.  When Lucas Argeneau, the leader of his extended family, asked that Marcus go and see if the fortuneteller that was recently located is actually Basha, a long lost member of the family, Marcus just agreed and took off.  From the stories he has heard of this woman they are looking for, she is crazy and needs to be brought in before the humans learn too much.

However, when Marcus finally meets Basha, she is nothing like he believes.  Marcus has taken a job at the carnival that will allow him to investigate Basha without her finding out just who and what he is.  Basha is very, very suspicious of the new man and the fact he seems to show up where she is.  Both are surprised when they can’t read the other’s mind.  In their world, the only person you can never read or control with your mind is your mate.  Accidents are suddenly surrounding Basha and that has Marcus wondering just who or what is trying to harm the woman he is beginning to fall for.  As the answers are coming in, Basha learns the wrong way just who and what Marcus is and she is determined to run yet again but when it’s Marcus’ life on the line she can’t leave him.  Marcus has admitted that Basha is not only his mate and now his lover, but that she never knowingly broke their rules and that someone has been pulling a lot of strings for the misunderstandings that have surrounded her for so long.  Life should be bright when the true rules breakers are all rounded up and Basha learns the truth about her life, but now comes the hardest part – do they run from Lucas and the family or do they hope to make him understand everything that has happened and give them a chance to live and love within the family?

Mistruths and betrayals come to light when hearts join and love shows the way home to a woman lost for many years in Vampire Most Wanted.  Basha and Marcus engage into a cat and mouse game of hide and seek and discover that their love will bring everything into the light and bring Basha back home where she belongs.  Basha is one of the canniest women I have ever seen and I loved her straightforward (for her) way of living her life and protecting those she loves.  Marcus proved that he was much more than family muscle when he realized that Basha was not like anything he had been told and he then sought to find out just who was behind the threats to her.  My heart ached for Basha as the final truths came out, but I knew that Marcus would help her heal the new wounds in her heart and together they would have many years of living, loving and laughing.  Vampire Most Wanted is bittersweet in a way and yet full of love and suspense and a joy that will make you smile when the last page is turned.

 

THE LADY IS A VAMP by Lynsay Sands

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THE LADY IS A VAMP by Lynsay SandsThe Lady Is a Vamp by Lynsay Sands
Published by HarperCollins on 2012-07-31
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 384
Reviewed by Jo

New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands, one of paranormal romance's original superstars, delivers a scorching and delightful story of a mortal man on a mission—and the Vamp who is his only hope.One late night leads to . . .Kidnapped! When Jeanne Louise Argeneau left work, she never thought she'd end up tied down by a good-looking mortal. More attracted than annoyed, she quickly realizes there is more to her abductor than meets the eye.One desperate act leads to . . .Love? Paul Jones has need of a vampire, and only Jeanne Louise will do. He just has to convince this beauty of a Vamp to help him . . . never imagining that he would fall in love. But with the immortal world's answer to law enforcement hunting them, their time together is running out . . . and Paul and Jeanne Louise will need to risk everything to spend an eternity together.

Jeanne Louise Argeneau is a scientist working on a way to help family members Victor and Vincent’s with their genetic problems.  She is normally nose to the grindstone and is having a pretty normal and ho-hum day for her when suddenly she wakes up and realizes that she was kidnapped on the way home.  She is stunned that anyone would attempt to kidnap a vampire and is even more stunned when she realizes who took her and why.  At first Jeanne Louise isn’t in any mood to be reasonable, then she senses something that she never expected after so many years, her kidnapper is also her mate and it’s his daughter’s life at stake.  Now what is a smart, sensible vampire to do?

 

Paul Jones has worked in the same department with Jeanne Louise for years now and he has been attracted to her, but has never tried to talk to her.  Now Paul is very desperate and hopes that Jeanne Louise will agree to his proposition before it’s too late.  Paul doesn’t want anything for himself, but for the daughter he loves and is losing.  At first, Paul just wanted to give Jeanne Louise his proposal and hope she would agree once she got to know why Paul had taken such drastic actions.  Now, he just isn’t sure because his attraction to Jeanne Louise is getting stronger and he might mess that up if he presents the reason why he took her.

 

Jeanne Louise knows exactly why Paul took her and now that she knows that Paul is her mate and has met the lovely Livy, Jeanne Louise is helping with her own kidnapping.  She knows very well just how her family will react once they realize she has been taken and they won’t care that she is on Paul’s side now.  Time is not on Paul and Jeanne Louise’s side and now they are on the run from her family.  Jeanne Louise has figured out a way for her to have Paul as her lifelong mate and to save his daughter, but she has to figure out a way to tell Paul and they have to have the time to carry it all out.  However, when the enforcers find them, accidents happen and events just might take Jeanne Louise and Paul’s forever away from them.  The love that had developed between Jeanne Louise and Paul is what took them on the run and will that love be strong enough to survive when all their hopes come tumbling down – or is there even another option that no one had thought of yet?

 

The love of a parent will make you do things never otherwise considered, but will the love of life mates be enough to overcome deadly mishaps and give those mates their happy ever after?  Jeanne Louise and Paul will just have to find out in The Lady is a Vamp.  I could understand exactly why Paul took the actions that he did and I was thrilled when Jeanne Louise started working with him to save his daughter.  Just when I thought everything would be okay, of course, chaos had to strike and events threatened Jeanne Louise and Paul’s future.  I really thought that there would never be the happy ending that Jeanne Louise and Paul deserved, when the solution came from a totally unexpected person and a tricky reading of the rules governing the vampires gave Paul, Jeanne Louise and Livy their happy ending.  I really had to laugh when the path that would lead to this event was laid out and by whom it was laid out by.  It was love that had Paul take Jeanne Louise in the first place and love that had Jeanne Louise helping and finally it was a totally different type of love that tied everything together and gave Jeanne Louise and Paul their future together.  The Lady is a Vamp is filled with angst, humor and passion – just what I have come to expect from an Argeneau novel.

ONE LUCKY VAMPIRE by Lynsay Sands

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ONE LUCKY VAMPIRE by Lynsay SandsOne Lucky Vampire by Lynsay Sands
Published by HarperCollins on 2013-09-24
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 384
Reviewed by Jo

No one does wickedly funny and irresistibly steamy like New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands—especially in this red-hot romance between a reluctant vampire and the beauty who needs his help.Luck be a vampire tonight . . .When Nicole Phillips agreed to hire a housekeeper, she pictured someone a little frumpy and almost certainly female. Instead, she gets gorgeous, unmistakably male Jake Colson. The man is proving indispensable in the kitchen—and everywhere else. Except Jake might not be a mortal man at all.. . . and every nightWho wouldn't want to be a tall, dark, powerful vampire?Jake, for one. He's barely had time to adjust to his newstate before he's roped into a family favor. Still, secretly playing bodyguard to sweet, sexy Nicole is turning out to be the wildest ride of his life. First, he'll put a stop to whoever's targeting her. Then he'll prove that this kind of love, and luck, happens only once in an eternity.

Jake Colson is a bodyguard with many secrets.  While on a few days break after completing an assignment, Jake is asked to take on an assignment to protect a woman from what appear to be potentially deadly attacks from her soon to be ex-husband. Jake agrees because this request from an old family friend is not one he can refuse.  So once again Jake will hide his many secrets from a human – like that his true name is Stephano Jacob Colson Notte and that he is a vampire.  Admit a vampire who never wanted to be changed and left all those around him in order to come to terms with his new life.

 

Nicole Phillips is a well-known artist in the middle of a divorce that has been nasty at times, but it’s almost over.  Nicole has recently moved back into the house she lived in with her husband and since then has experienced many odd accidents.  Right now Nicole has some impossible deadlines and because of that she finally agreed to allow a family friend hire a housekeeper to help out.  But Nicole never expected her new housekeeper to be the sexiest man she has laid eyes on in a while.

 

Jake discovers right away that things are not as they should be around Nicole and knows he will have to be on his guard to keep her safe until the divorce is final.  What he wasn’t expecting is the instant and intense attraction between them or that he wouldn’t be able to read her mind.  Not being able to read the mind of a person is the sign that you have met your mate in his world.  Nicole just isn’t ready to have another relationship after her disastrous marriage.  But something about Jake just pulls at her and she can’t resist giving in on the mutual attraction.  When the danger threatens both Jake and Nicole, it’s his family that comes to the rescue and Jake learns a few heartfelt lessons about love and forgiveness.   But when the truth behind the attacks come out, can Jake embrace his vampirism enough to save Nicole and the love that they found before it’s too late?

 

It’s love of a mate that shows a vampire in denial that life can be just as fulfilling, if not more so when your future is eternity.  Jake finds Nicole and his answers in One Lucky Vampire.  At first I couldn’t decide if Jake was being selfish in his actions after he’s turned or just really confused.  When he agrees to protect Nicole I watched as he finds not only love but also the way back to the family he loves and loves him back.  At first Nicole seemed to be in denial that her husband was trying to kill her, but as the incidents continued I wondered just who was right.  I really enjoyed watching as Jake and Nicole fell in love against all the odds.  Even better, I enjoyed watching as they were both embraced by the Argeneau and Notte families.  Finding out who was really behind all the incidents was a surprise because that was one angle I didn’t expect.  Love of all kinds won the day as I turned the last pages.  One Lucky Vampire uses equal parts of passion, suspense and humor to prove that second chances are sometimes the best ones when it comes to love and family.

IMMORTAL AFTER DARK by Lynsay Sands

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IMMORTAL AFTER DARK by Lynsay SandsImmortal Ever After by Lynsay Sands
Published by HarperCollins on 2013-02-26
Genres: Fiction, Paranormal
Pages: 384
Reviewed by Jo

New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands delivers a wickedly fun Argeneau novel featuring a vampire ready to claim his mate and the beauty who resists her fate!A kiss doesn’t mean eternity . . .Valerie Moyer doesn’t believe in vampires—until she is kidnapped by a fanged psychopath! After escaping her bloodthirsty captor, she’s through with creatures of the night. Until she finds herself under the protection of the darkly handsome Anders. Not only is she expected to accept that Anders is immortal, but also that she is the woman destined to be his life mate!. . . Or does it?Anders felt a connection to Valerie from the moment he cradled her bruised body in his arms. But before he claims her, he must destroy the vampire who almost stole her from him forever. His job would be easier if Valerie didn’t fight him every step of the way. Still, Anders loves a challenge, and the green-eyed beauty is worth fighting for!

Valerie Moyer is a vet who just escaped a madman’s house in hopes of finding help that will save the rest of the women held in the house.  However, it doesn’t work out quite that way when Valerie passes out weak and hurt from her captivity and escape.  But all might not be lost because Valerie wakes up warm and seems to have been saved by a group of people who say they can take care of the fanged monster that held Valerie and the other women.  Valerie is willing to do what they ask in return; especially, since one of the guards is one sexy man she would love to get to know much better.

 

Anders is an enforcer who was sent out to investigate a 911 call that mentioned vampires. He is sickened by what he finds in the house and after looking for the missing woman who made the call, Anders looks outside and finds her hidden and unconscious.  It’s his first instinct to help her and that is when Anders realizes that Valerie is his mate because he can’t get into her mind at all.  This is not something that Anders wanted to face right now and he isn’t sure if he is happy to have found his life mate or not.

 

As the days go by, Anders knows that Valerie is the perfect life mate for him and begins to show her just what he is feeling.  However, he knows that there is one area that he will have to overcome before Valerie will come to love him or agree to be his life mate – that all vampires or immortals are not monsters.  The more time Valerie spends with Anders, she begins to feel more than just the initial attraction but things are beginning not to add up.  The monster that held her and the others is still out there and it appears he wants all the women taken back.  The danger is circling around Valerie just as things come to a head and Anders must tell her the truth about himself and the others.  Will Valerie be able to accept the fact that most of the immortals are not the monsters she faced just a few days ago or will this be the fact that turns Valerie away from Anders forever?

 

A rescue mission turns into a passion of a lifetime when life mates meet for the first time in Immortal Ever After.  Anders was just following orders when he and other enforcers investigated the house that an emergency call came from.  Valerie acted out of desperation when she attacked her jailer and made the call for help, only to pass out from pain while trying to escape.  I loved how gentle Anders was with Valerie while she came to terms with what happened to her and the feelings that were emerging between them.  Anders might have been worried about what Valerie would decide about them, but really when you have the entire crazy and fun Argeneau family on your side winning over your life mate is a given.  I really loved that the women were more than able to hold their own when it was needed.  And, of course, I can’t forget to say something about Roxy, the great warrior dog, who knew Andres would be great for his mistress.  Immortal Ever After has as much suspense as it does humor and when you toss in the swirl of passion, it’s a wonderful addition to a family that I love to visit one book at a time.  Anders and Valerie’s story will draw you in instantly and won’t let you go.

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