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Even Vampires Get the Blues [Large Print] [Hardcover]

Katie MacAlister
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October 2006 Thorndike Core

Paen Scott is a Dark One: a vampire without a soul. And his mother is about to lose hers too if Paen can’t repay a debt to a demon by finding a relic known as the Jilin God in five days.

Half-elf Samantha Cosse may have gotten kicked out of the Order of Diviners, but she’s still good at finding things, which is why she just opened her own private investigation agency.

Paen is one of Sam’s first clients and the only one to set her elf senses tingling, which makes it pretty much impossible to keep their relationship on a professional level. Sam is convinced that she is Paen’s Beloved—the woman who can give him back his soul...whether he wants it or not.

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"A fascinating and fun writer."" ---Best Reviews --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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Katie MacAlister lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and dogs, and can often be found lurking around online game sites.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Romantic Romp Feb. 19 2008
By Bernie Koenig TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
These days vampires are in, from the serious to the silly.
Here we have what amounts to a traditional romance novel, except that it features vampires and fairies with a bit of mystery that has a supernatural twist.

The book is fun and there are some great erotic scenes but it is lightweight. Of course, there are no pretensions that this is anything but escapist romance, and on that level it works.

So, for a bit of fun and a good romance, give it a try.
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3.0 out of 5 stars What Happened? May 16 2006
By Anna Hope - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a little dissapointed & I'll tell you why. I've come to expect great things from Katie Mac- no let me rephrase- I've come to expect fantasticly huge, gigantic surprises and fun from Katie Mac. She is one of my all time favorite authors AND one of the authors that I consider paves the way for eveyone else to follow in the paranormal romance genre. Even in her romance where there is no paranormal she kicks major butt and I fall in love with her leading characters despite myself. I've always been pleasurably surprised...until now.

Don't get me wrong this story was alright, I guess. But for a few bright exeptions (yes the Butterfly World scene cheif among them) this book just didn't dazzle me with Katie Mac's usual spark of brilliance. Deep sigh. Let's hope the next Aishling Gray in Mac's series holds up.

If your still interested in the book...Paen Scott, a Scottish Lord ( who doesn't speak like a scottsman but rather an Englishman, big difference), has a lesser demon visit to tell him dear old dad, who has trod off to the forests of Bolivia, forgot to mention something. He promised to give a demon lord a statue of the monkey god or forfeit Paen's mothers soul. Obviousley Paen is distressed, especially when he finds out he only has 5 days now to turn over the statue & by the way it's nowhere to be found.

Paen turns to a half sun elf/diviner named Sam, who has just opened her detective business to hunt missing objects down. She & her lingerie model/fairy cousin are on the case. However they kind of seem to be miserably bad detectives and they also end up doing nearly every sterotypical thing they shouldn't due. Noelle from early Dark One books shows up to help interrogate a 6 armed poltergeist named Rueben & some kilt clad ghosts wander around a bit.

I had a problem with liking the main charachter, Paen, other than his accent or lack there of. He goes out in noon day sun. Hmmm, ok, let me see...oh, yeah, HE'S a DARK ONE!!! AKA vampire. Sure Christian in Mac's other books in the series could tolerate being covered up & out in the last rays of the day, but not at noon! And all the action takes place over 5 days but 2 of those are skipped through since the couple are in different cities! I just don't feel happy about this one.It lacks the best aspects of the series.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it Feb. 8 2007
By J. Papia - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Ever since Men in Kilts (and if you haven't read it, you haven't lived), I've had a huge crush on Katie MacAlister. Her characters are funny, strong, believable, and get in some of the most ridiculous situations. This book follows the same tradition, and I liked it more than most of her other Dark Ones/Vampire stories. There was a little bit of darkness in this, but so much quirky fun that I never got too scared. I felt like this was a more substantial story, and I loved Paen and his hilarious half sun elf soul mate.
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy Romance May 14 2006
By Elaine C McTyer - Published on Amazon.com
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Katie Macalister has given us another zany, outrageous, romantic romp. If you read her you know what to expect from her novels, a mixture of zany characters, outrageous situations, and a great romance. Mostly Fun Fun Fun! And this one does not let us down, I loved the attack of the killer butterflys, the self denying fairy, the cute monkey, and abunch of scottish ghosts, who want a real chance to swing a sword. Not to mention our heroine, a half-elf investigator and a Dark One, (vampire).

Samantha Cosse is now an investigator, the half-elf has left diviners school and opened an agency with her cousin Clair, a fairy, Who thinks she is human. She works as a lingure model.

Paen is a Dark One, a vampire, without a soul. Only finding his Beloved can get him a soul. However he thinks he is fine and doesn't see the need to tie himself to a woman he has never met. Where is the benefit to him, she gets immortality and he gets bonded to her for eternity.

SAm is hired by one person to find a lost book. Then Paen hires her to find a lost or stolen statue. Wouldn't you know it both items are on the want list of two different Gods. The action is fast and the laughs are plentiful. Sam and Paen manage to stumble from one crisis to another followed shortly by his brother Finn and Clair. For a laugh and a good time follow along with this book. I loved it. It reminded me somewhat of her Aisling Grey novels.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kudos to Katie MacAlister for the killer butterfly scene! May 4 2006
By Deborah Wiley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Katie MacAlister displays her quirky humor yet again in EVEN VAMPIRES GET THE BLUES.

Half-elf Samantha Crosse and her faery friend/lingerie model, Clare, have just opened up a private investigation agency when a mysterious client named Owen Race hires them to locate a manuscript that was stolen from him. Shortly afterwards, Dark One Paen Scott also hires them to assist him in finding a monkey statute called the Jilin.

Paen has only have five days to find the statute or a demon will take the soul of his mother. He wouldn't wish a soulless existence on anyone as he already lives without a soul; his soul can only be obtained if his Beloved is found and Paen has absolutely no use for the entire concept of a Beloved! Little does he realize but Sam is his Beloved.....

Katie MacAlister's books are always fun to read and this one was no exception! However, the book did seem to take awhile to really get going and appeared overloaded with seemingly unrelated details. Eventually all of the details were tied together, including the purpose behind Owen Race and his missing manuscript.

EVEN VAMPIRES GET THE BLUES really took off after the killer butterfly scene- one of the absolute funniest scenes ever written! This reviewer could not stop laughing as Sam literally ran from millions of butterflies. This scene contains Katie MacAlister's signature quirky humor and made the entire book worth reading. Fans of Katie MacAlister's vampire series will enjoy EVEN VAMPIRES GET THE BLUES as her books always keep the reader laughing. Kudos to Katie MacAlister for the killer butterfly scene!

COURTESY OF CK2S KWIPS AND KRITIQUES
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Even Vampires Get the Blues Oct. 28 2006
By Megan Fisher - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I won't give away what happens in the book, but I will comment on the author's writing and the book in general. Katie MacAlister uses her humor again to create and bring alive her characters; as usual this book put a smile on my face and urged me to continue to read. There were a few spots that can be winced at but all in all the book was a success and turned out to be one of my favorites. Katie MacAlister defintely has a writing style her own and it always draws me in. Even Vampires Get the Blues is a book that will be enjoyed and loved!
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