BOOK CLUB THURSDAY-CLEARING OFF THE BOOKSHELVES
WELCOME BOOK LOVERS
My name is Cyndi and I'd like to thank you for stopping by for another round of book talk on Book Club Thursday (BCT).
Each week myself and two best friends (Ann and Karen) blog all about books or book related themes. To learn more about each of us and BCT please take a peek at the page tab at the top of my blog.
This week's theme is:
It's exactly like it sounds: reading an older book from a pre-determined list of topics (you can see the full list under the BCT page). In my case, I've taken some liberties (sounds more pleasant than cheating LOL) and most likely doubled up on my topic. But...I wanted to participate and I read a book from January 2008 so I guess that's a plus.
Ever since an accident turned her into a knockout vamp, Elvi Black's been catching her z's in a coffin, staying out of the sun, and giving up garlic. She knows there's more to being undead than what she saw in Dracula, but she can't very well ask her mortal friends about proper biting etiquette. But when her neighbors placed a personal ad for her in the local paper, she never imagined she'd meet Victor Argeneau, a vampire who could have his pick of any woman—dead or alive.
Rich, powerful, and drop—dead gorgeous, Victor's the perfect man for a novice neck—biter like Elvi. He's willing to teach her everything he knows, but he'll have to do it fast. Someone's out to put a stake through her new vamp life, and only Victor can keep her safe—and satisfied—for all eternity.
Why, oh why did I let myself get behind with these books? Wait- don't answer that- LOL
Suffice it to say I have been binge reading several series I am very very very behind on. I had no clue how far behind I was on this series Sands' Argeneau Immortals until I read this book(Hint: LOVED IT)
Actually, I think I skipped around some with this series based on the books I did have on my shelf and what I just ordered to catch up on (my poor pocketbook!) but that's besides the point.
What I can say is that this was/is my favorite book in that series so far (granted I've only read about ten of them and my memory on the prior books probably needs a refresher).
I loved this book because of the humor(I'm talking full on, out loud snorts/laughs) and the relationship between Elvi and Mabel(truly a BFF). The townspeople (especially how they feel about Elvi ) and the other immortals also shine in this book.
I also really like Sands' take on the vampire/immortal mythology- probably one of my favorite of all the explanations out there, including the reality of how they can exist among the human masses.
I highly recommend this series, but please do yourself a favor- start at the beginning and don't skip around!
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