Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Review: Single White Vampire (Argeneau Vampire #1)

SWM – “Lucern.” Successful biography of family, books recently categorized as “paranormal romances." Something of a recluse. Hates crowds, aggressive women. Doesn’t like sunbathing, garlicky dinners or religious symbols. Likes old-fashioned values; spicy Mexican dishes; warm, nice-smelling necks; and plump red lips. Stronger than ten men and can vanish in the blink of an eye. Currently unaware he’s seeking a woman to share eternity.

SWF – “Kate C. Leever.” Newest editor of Romance at Roundhouse Publishing. Perky, fun. Has recently discovered a legacy author just dying to be broken out. In fact, her career could take off from it. (The tall, dark, handsome writer just needs to be taken to several romance conventions and introduced to his fans…and stopped from acting so strange in public.) Currently unaware she’s met the man of her wildest dreams.”


Single White Vampire, by Lynsay Sands, is a vampire-romance novel that takes place in contemporary Toronto and New York City. Lucern Argeneau, 600-year-old vanpire, writes romance novels with the characters loosely based from his vampire family, although his fan base does not know this. While living a reclusive life away from humans in Toronto, he would have never thought that his editor, Kate C. Leever, after several unsuccessful attempts through telephone and mail, would stand outside his home ringing his doorbell. He cannot even influence her mind to command her to leave! Relucantly, he allows her to enter. What kind of woman is she??

According to Kate C. Leever, this could be the biggest promotion in her lifetime. Arriving from New York City, her publishing career is very important, as well as making her writers and their fans happy. She couldn’t understand why this man was such a dull and impolite hermit. Her goal was to persuade him to attend a romance conferenc to please his fans and her publishing boss. Although Lucern found the woman emotionally dreadful and aggressive, he agreed to do one interview. However, she tricked him to attend a week-long book conference. Poor Lucern.

Despite his Old-World stubbornness, he was a man of his word and honor and kept his promise to attend the conference. Despite their many unfortunate circumstances at the conference, he gradually found Kate very attractive! How can he be in love with the woman he scornfully cringed back in Toronto? Yes, they have some similarities, but she’s so independent! She can take care of herself. Unable to read her mind, he wonders anxiously if she loves him back. Surprisingly, Kate also wonders if Lucern loves her too!

I LOVED THIS BOOK! Lynsay Sands is such a terrific and exceptional writer. I simply could not stop reading. The foreshadowing and character development was unbelievable. I felt as if I was there with them as they tried to discover their feelings for one another. I finished this book in less than five days! Simply magnificent. This book is for the age 18+ adult crowd. Both Lucern and Kate and confronted their own fears and gradually changed for the better—as lovers and lifemates. While they seemed opposites at first, they shared more similarities than they realized. Read this amazing supernatural romance comedy today!

The Argeneau Vampire family have these characteristics:

  • They are not dead and do not age.

  • They can walk in the sun, but sunlight reduces their blood supply against their pale skin. (They prefer to be nightwalkers.)


  • They have supernatural physical strength.very strong,


  • They can read and influence people's minds.


  • They can reproduce to have children! (To keep their population numbers down and less obvious to humans, however, they have a child once every century.)


  • They can eat regular food to keep their bodies in shape, but must drink blood to soothe the hunger and heal quickly.


  • A stake can kill them because the heart cannot pump blood to stop the swelling and bleeding.


  • Garlic and holy crosses do not harm them.


Stay tuned for the next book in the Argeneau Vampire series, Love Bites.

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