Monday, July 11, 2011

The Reluctant Vampire

The Reluctant Vampire: An Argeneau Novel
You'd think that a series about vampires that don't have much in the way of special powers and just owe their immortality to nanotechnology and who don't have to woo their romantic interests because they are preordained "life mates" would get pretty boring after just a few books, but that isn't the case.  Even though the latest in Lynsay Sand's Argeneau vampire series is approximately the 500th book in the series (I may be exaggerating slightly.  It actually is book 15, I think), she manages to keep the romance alive and the characters fresh. 

In this installment of the Argeneau saga, Drina Argenis (from the Spanish branch of the Argeneau family) is sent to Port Henry to help babysit and guard the teenaged Stephanie McGill, who they believe Leonis is looking for as a potential breeder.  Stephanie decides to play matchmaker between Drina and her fated life mate Harper, who is still in mourning from recently losing another life mate.  Of course, being a Lynsay Sand's novel, much love and laughs ensue.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Playing Catch-up with Book Releases

I've been slacking on this blog lately (I think I got buried in my TBR pile from the library!) and missed a couple things, so I think it is about time I get caught up, so you don't miss any of these if you didn't know they were coming out!

Undead and Undermined (Undead/Queen Betsy)Undead and Undermined (Undead/Queen Betsy):  Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor thought she couldn't die. So what's she doing in the morgue? It could have something to do with a time- traveling trip she made, and a foe with a wicked agenda that could finally be the real death of Betsy-if she's not careful.

Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty Norville, Book 9)Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty Norville, Book 9):  Kitty Norville is back and in more trouble than ever.  Her recent run-in with werewolves traumatized by the horrors of war has made her start wondering how long the US government might have been covertly using werewolves in combat. Have any famous names in our own history might have actually been supernatural?  She's got suspicions about William Tecumseh Sherman.  Then an interview with the right vampire puts her on the trail of Wyatt Earp, vampire hunter.

But her investigations lead her to a clue about enigmatic vampire Roman and the mysterious Long Game played by vampires through the millennia.  That, plus a call for help from a powerful vampire ally in San Francisco, suddenly puts Kitty and her friends on the supernatural chessboard, pieces in dangerously active play.  And Kitty Norville is never content to be a pawn. . . .