Even Vampires Get the Blues Hardcover – Large Print, Oct 2006
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"A fascinating and fun writer."" ---Best Reviews --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
About the Author
Katie MacAlister is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous romance novels, including Hard Day's Knight, The Corset Diaries, the Aisling Grey series, and the Dark Ones novels. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell. Katie lives in the Pacific Northwest. Visit her at katiemacalister.com.
Carrington MacDuffie has narrated over two hundred audiobooks and has received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, as well as been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
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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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.
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.
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
An Alastor, Casper Green shows poof to Paen that his father, away in South America, owes the Oriens a statue of the Jiln God and they have sent him to collect. Failure to pay will cost his mother her soul. Paen hires her half-breed human elf Samantha Cosse and her cousin purebred fairy Clare, who just opened up a private investigative firm as the former is excellent at locating lost items, to locate the missing artifact. Attracted to one another, she takes on another case to find her beloved's missing soul.
EVEN VAMPIRES GET THE BLUES is a wild zany private investigative romantic fantasy in which the three elements blend smoothly together leading to readers having e a great time perusing this book. The story line is part humor yet builds suspense as fans ponder if Sam can save her soul mate, who refuses to recognize who she is, and his mother. As with SEX, LIES, AND VAMPIRES and SEX AND THE SINGLE VAMPIRE, Katie MacAlister provides a frenzied fun frolic.
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