Book Review

by Michele Hauf, Lisa Childs, Kendra Leigh Castle

Genre: Series, Current Series Imprints, Harlequin Nocturne

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VACATION WITH A VAMPIRE (4) by Michele Hauf, Kendra Leigh Castle & Lisa Childs: This trio of vampy tales makes for a fun read. In Hauf’s “Stay,” vampire Lucian Bellisario falls in love with American tourist Magen Sloan when she’s possessed by the ghost of his dead vampire lover while vacationing in Paris. In “Island Vacation,” by Childs, CPA Piper Reynolds finds herself explaining her part in the death of another vampire to his cousin, Roarke Monterusso, after she wins a vacation to his island. In Castle’s “Vivi and the Vampire,” the vampire king of Terra Noctem, Justin, falls in love with vampire slayer Vivi Martin while vacationing beachside. Castle’s story is the strongest, with well-developed characters and sparkly dialogue despite its short length.

Reviewed By: Alexandra Kay

Publisher: HARLEQUIN

Published: July 2012

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Vacation with a Vampire

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 5, 2012 - 1:02pm.

Our Review by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:
This was a great anthology. Michele's story was worthy of an immediate double read for me. I was glued to the pages of Kendra's tale and will more than likely read that one again as well, and Lisa's closer had an interesting spin that rounded things out nicely for the book. All in all, it was a very engaging read. '
Stay - Michele Hauf
Lucian is a Parisian vampire running an antique shop and enjoying life. After helping out a friend with a spell and donating some blood, he decides to take from the customer waiting for him outside of his shop door when he arrives back at work.
Magen is on holiday in Paris trying to kick up her heals and fantasizing about a lucid affair with a sexy Frenchman.
When the two come together there's instant chemistry and between danger, romance and revenge, Magen is swept off of her feet by the sexy Frenchman she's always dreamed of and Lucian finds himself wanting to do something he's never wanted to do in his VERY long life... actually ask someone to stay.
Vivi and the Vampire - Kendra Leigh Castle
Justin, the workaholic king of the vampires is forced into taking a vacation by his sister. Immediately upon arriving he's forced right back into work by bringing one of his vamps in line and stopping an attack.
Vivi is a Hunter attempting to enjoy some time away without vampires. That doesn't last long though, and she's immediately forced into a confrontation with not 1, but 2 vamps and then saved by a 3rd.
2 unlikely allies, they decide to work together and because they're both on vacation and rules shouldn't apply, decide they might as well get to know each other a little bit better as well. Their `vacation' proves interesting however, and there is danger lurking around every corner. Torn between the undeniable feelings for one another and their learned natures that are hard to ignore, theirs is a relationship full of excitement.
Island Vacation - Lisa Childs
Piper won a vacation through her work lottery and since she had never been on vacation she figured why not. It worried her a bit though, as she's been sort of in hiding for the last several years and she was afraid of blowing her cover and being thrown back into her waking nightmare.
Roarke is a vampire bent on revenge. When he thinks he's found the person who deserves his wrath he plans a scheme to get her in his clutches.
The relationship between these two was explosive. A case of mistaken identity (or is it?), a tragic history that was put to rest (or was it?) and two people who are forced to confront the darkest parts of themselves and each other while uncovering some long buried secrets and diabolical plots.
LITERAL ADDICTION gives Vacation With a Vampire 4 Skulls.