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The Immortal Hunter: A Rogue Hunter Novel [Mass Market Paperback]

Lynsay Sands
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March 16 2009 Argeneau Vampires (Book 11)

Even vampires need a vacation. But Decker Argeneau's ends abruptly when he's asked to help hunt the group of rogue vampires targeting mortals -- one that might include a defector in his own family. Before he can worry about that, though, he's got to rescue the latest victim. It's all part of the job, including taking a bullet for a beautiful doctor.

Dr. Danielle McGill doesn't know if she can trust the man who just saved her life. There are too many questions, such as what is the secret organization he says he's part of, and why do his wounds hardly bleed? However, with her sister in the hands of some dangerous men, she doesn't have much choice but to trust him.

Except now Decker's talking about life mates and awakening a passion that's taking Dani beyond anything she's ever known. Being undead may not be half-bad...especially if it means spending forever with a man who would love her with his mind, body, and immortal soul.


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Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.


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4.0 out of 5 stars The Immortal Hunter Feb. 26 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Lynsay Sands books are always worth reading. I like male characters who know what they want and strive to achieve it - dynamic and eathly. I like female characters who are "up to the challenge". This meets the requirements.
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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A very incomplete book Oct. 3 2009
By Diane Raetz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
This review has spoilers

This book is a very weirdly plotted book-and honestly may be the one that makes me stop reading her vampire books. Nicholas, one of the Argeneau vampires believes he killed a pregnant woman shortly after his lifemate died in a tragic accident 50 years ago. He's been on the run from the vampire council while hunting rogue vampires ever since. He chases Ernie, a rogue vampire, to just outside of a party at the Hunter's compound where Josephine (mortal) is a guest. He saves Josephine from Ernie and discovers that they are lifemates.

The story then descends into the normal Lynsay Sands "the couple can't get together too soon" sex that isn't sex-i.e.; they are interrupted while kissing, while having dream sex, phones ring, etc. Honestly I've seen it before from her too many times. I probably would have given up on the book if I hadn't been stuck on a bus with nothing else to read. I used to find this part of the story fun, but this time if felt like she'd cut and pasted scenes from previous books.

And then, on page 214 we get a plot. In about 150 pages Nicholas confesses the crime he "committed." While Sam (the lawyer from Rouge Hunter and Joanne's sister) couldn't lawyer her way out of a paper bag, Jo is able to see that Nicholas didn't kill the woman, his memory has been wiped, and that he was set up for something his dead lifemate was about to tell him. What's more, after Josephine gets hurt and Nicholas is forced to turn her into an immortal, she manages to convince the Hunters and Lucian that Nicholas might be innocent and that they need to investigate further.

And then the story almost literally stops. Nicholas and Jo are locked together in a cell with a double bed, some furniture and privacy while everyone else conducts the investigation. Weeks later Nicholas and Jo are released and told "he's innocent." End of story, and I mean that literally. The book ends there. We don't know who committed the murders or why. Now it's pretty clear that Lynsay Sands is going to tell that story in another book, but come on... I bought *this* book-and I feel like my $7.99 deserved a plot resolution.

So that's it. 1/2 a book that is formulaic at best, with what felt like cut and pasted sex scenes, 1/2 a book that is a decently paced mystery and no ending. Honestly I wish I'd reread Single White Vampire, Tall Dark and Hungry or Bite Me If You Can instead. They were better written and I enjoyed them a heck of a lot more.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Seriously, where is the ending? Dec 31 2009
By Nicole Kohler - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
As an avid reader of Lynsay Sands' Argeneau series, I have generally looked forward to every new book, but after The Immortal Hunter and now The Renegade Hunter I may be taking my reading elsewhere.

The Immortal Hunter was a terribly boring and flat book, but that would be a different review. The Renegade Hunter picks up where that book left off, continuing the story of Nicholas, the rogue.

While I thoroughly enjoyed Jo's personality (and found it refreshing after so many 'professional' types that were used in many of the books beforehand) I felt cheated as the story unfolded.

There are a ton of unresolved plots from the previous book and then even more are added into this one. What made this book horrid, instead of disappointing was the ending. There is none. It's like the author just decided "Eh, that's enough" and sent it on its way. At least in the first book there was mention of the second book coming to wrap up some of the loose ends (which it doesn't). This one just... stops.

Also, the idea of Enforcers (vampire cops) that are supposedly amazing at their jobs yet can't keep a mortal female in a room or house let alone NOT let the bad guy in after them is getting tiresome. Apparently they should all be fired because they fail at their jobs? This is a running theme and it happens a lot and it's quite stupid at this point.

There are also several inconsistencies between books. Example: The first once says that the child of an immortal and a no-fanger has a one in three chance of being a sane no-fanger, a crazy no-fanger or stillborn. It also mentioned that the villain would take immortal women and use them to father his sons (who are all no-fangers in the first book). Yet when we get to the second book, one of his sons (an immortal, not a no-fanger) says the child will always be what the mother is. So if the mother is immortal, the child will be too.

Wait, what? But in the first book you said.... (You see my point :p)

Either Ms. Sands' has decided all her readers are bumbling ninnies that are only interested in the "hot and steamy (and now lacking, repetitive) romantic scenes" or she's really lost her touch as an author.

Don't buy these three books. I don't believe there is any chance whatsoever that a fourth would save this little series nor would any reader be willing to take the chance after the first two failures.

The Rogue Hunter : 2/5 stars
The Immortal Hunter : 0/5 stars
The Renegade Hunter : 2/5 stars (a half for Jo who was slightly refreshing, a half for the dog and one for the hilarious Lucian/Jo confrontation towards the end)
31 of 37 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 2 1/2 stars- These Fangs are Getting Dull April 6 2009
By Anna Hope - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This story picks up in rural Canada where the previous book, The Rogue Hunter, left off. Decker Argeneau Pimms is a vampire Enforcer who along with some friends is searching for Nicholas Argeneau, his cousin, who went rogue 50 years back and has recently been implicated in some local biting no-no's. They find Nicholas alright, but only because he wants them to as he needs their help to rescue two girls who have just been kidnapped by another ruthless gang of rogues.

The beginning of this story was as contrived, useless, and confusing as the bumbling of it's characters. The overall storyline got no better and during the three days that Decker and his rescued lifemate are together before the story ends, the only bright spot was when they spent the second day like bunnies. Ms. Sands can still right a love scene with the best of them. But overall this story was the flattest yet in a series that once captivated me with it's imagination and fantastic writing. While Lucerne is still my favorite vamp male ever, I'm sad to say his plethora of relatives is starting to feel monotonously repetitive.In a lesser author you might expect this but Ms.Sands has shown she is capable of reaching far above her current level of writing. Here's hoping the next installment gets better. It couldn't get much worse than this quick read.

The Series in order:
A Quick Bite
Love Bites
Single White Vampire
Tall, Dark, & Hungry
A Bite to Remember (personally where I think things started going south)
Bite Me if You Can
The Accidental Vampire
Vampires Are Forever
Vampire, Interrupted
The Rogue Hunter ( where you knew the series was in trouble...)
The Immortal Hunter
39 of 49 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Just ok, need next book for final determination April 2 2009
By Debbie Richardson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was very disappointed with this book. I'm getting tired of having a "short story" packaged to me as a romance novel. The story was not bad, and the author did some unique things with her storyline that did a good job of not simply re-hashing the ideas from her previous stories in this series. (Yes, I've read them all, and absolutely loved some and found others to be a bit short of that mark)

That said, the story ended too abruptly, with many plot points not finished. Come on, authors, we're not buying romance novels to read serialized books. We want a nice tidy ending, clean it up and finish it. You want to put out another book, come out with a new idea. I'm tired, so tired, of picking up paperbacks and finding out what could be conveniently packaged as a very exciting story gets split up into three separate romance novels. Take out the 30+ pages of explicit sex scenes, fill it up with dialogue and plot and move the darned story along, for pete's sake! Maybe I'm just getting old. I've been reading romance since Barbara Cartland and Rosemary Rogers in the early 70s, and have seen it all. I'm getting bored with this latest machination to get more books out of one or two good ideas.

Back to this book, do I recommend it? Maybe, after the next one comes out, and you can read them back to back. Not on its own.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Readable but not outstanding June 7 2009
By Cynthia A. Frazer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Having various characters do occasionally stupid things just to move the plot forward doesn't do it for me. It also has somewhat of a cliffhanger ending, no doubt to ensure that the reader will buy the next book. I will buy it because yes, I want to know how the story arc works out and because I know how great Lynsay Sands vampire books usually are, but not because of this one.

Argeneau Family
1. A Quick Bite (2005)
2. Love Bites (2004)
3. Single White Vampire (2003)
4. Tall Dark and Hungry (2004)
5. A Bite to Remember (2006)
6. Bite Me If You Can (2007)
7. The Accidental Vampire (2008)
8. Vampires Are Forever (2008)
9. Vampire, Interrupted (2008)
10. The Rogue Hunter (2008)
11. The Immortal Hunter (2009)
12. The Renegade Hunter (2009)
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