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HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE VAMPIRE
by Kerrelyn Sparks

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

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Meet Roman Dragonesti, a vampire who was once a monk and now works to protect mortals and tame the cravings of his own kind. He and the vampire scientists who work for him at Romatech Industries are close to developing a formula that will make it possible for vampires to stay awake during the day.

A lost fang brings him to Jane, aka Shanna, a mortal dentist at a night clinic—and a member of the Witness Protection Program. She is safe and bored until a phone call reveals that those out to get her have found her. Against his better judgment, Roman is strongly attracted to Shanna. The fact that he can't erase her memories of him compels him to bring her to his home for protection. Complicating matters is the discovery that the main man after her is Roman's sworn enemy, another vampire.

Plenty of action and a fair amount of humor make this story a fast-moving and enjoyable read. Sparks gives her vampires' modern lives and careers even, but sticks with traditional lore (i.e. no sunlight, death by stake). The author skillfully blends many layers in this story. (Aug., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed By: Susan Mobley

Publisher: Avon

Published: August 2005

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How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire

Submitted by Robin in PA on April 27, 2010 - 6:24pm.

When vampire Roman Draganesti accidentally breaks off his fang, he needs to get to a dentist quick. He goes to an all-night dentist office and meets Shanna Whelan. Shanna is a dentist who is afraid of blood. She also witnessed a mob hit, and is now in the Witness Protection Program. At the same time Roman shows up for dental work, the Russian mob also finds Shanna and tries to kill her. When Roman rescues her, she wonders if she has found the one man who can keep her alive.

Cute story. Roman is a vampire with a conscience. He invented a synthetic blood which will allow the vampires to stop biting humans, and save a bunch of human lives. Shanna felt abandoned by her family long before she entered the Witness Protection Plan. After meeting Roman and his friends, she begins to feel at home with them. It kind of drove me nuts that it took her so long to to figure out that they were vampires. I thought it was obvious long before she finally discovered their secret. Anyway, Kerrelyn Sparks has written a very amusing story with no real surprises. My rating: 4 Stars.