Title: About a Vampire
Author: Lynsay Sands
Series: Argeneau/Rogue Hunters #22
Date: September 29, 2015
In New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands’ new Argeneau novel, a vampire accustomed to seducing every woman he meets finds the one determined to resist him…
With Immortal good looks and scorching charisma, Justin Bricker has yet to meet a woman he can’t win over. His potential life mate should be no different. But instead of falling into his bed, Holly Bosley runs away and ends up mortally wounded. To save her, he has to turn her. And then Bricker learns the shocking truth: Holly’s already married.
Holly wakes up with a bump on her head, a craving for blood, and a sexy stranger who insists they belong together. She needs Bricker’s help to control her new abilities, even as she tries to resist his relentless seduction. Choosing between the world she knows and the eternity he offers is impossible. But Justin is fighting for his life mate—maybe even his life—and he’ll break every rule to do it…
A new week, a new book.
This time allow me to introduce to you Bestselling Author Lynsay Sands who combines humor, action and romance in her widely successful books saga.
About a Vampire is book #22 of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunters Series, a Urban Fantasy, more Science-Fiction than Paranormal, Romance series. By now you probably know I have a thing for vampires. Actually looking back probably a 90% of the ongoing series I follow have some sort of vampiric content. Sands’ books are no different, except perhaps in the fact that she has two things that set her apart from the rest:
Number 1: She provides a scientifically plausible explanation for the vampiric characteristics of her characters. I’m actually quite amazed by the way she has treated this topic, because it’s fresh, believable and (what makes it even more interesting) possible!
Number 2: Her books have a big humorous component. Even though the latest installments on the series have shown an increasing level of action (opposite to the first books, where there was hardly any), the books have not lost their laugh-out-loud core that identifies the saga.
At the beginning, I must confess I only wanted a simple, enjoyable vampiric series to pass the time. I really didn’t think she would hook me as she has, so good work Ms. Sands!
More information, visit the author’s website: http://lynsaysands.net/
So, for this book! ———-
Atlantis was a fabulous city with incredible technological advances. They developed a way to treat sickness and injury at its core through the use of nanotechnology. The nanos implanted in the hosts are programmed to heal diseases and treat overall body decay, and they need extra blood to be able to perform at full capacity. In Atlantis, this was never a problem, since they had blood banks. But then Atlantis fell…
Fast-forward three thousand years in the future, the descendant of the Atlanteans live among us as a hidden society of immortals. Time has changed them and they have evolved to adapt to the new world they were thrown in. They are stronger, faster, more durable, and with the ability to read and control human minds. They blend in with the rest of the world, have their own rules and laws, and the most important one is that if one of them finds a person whose mind he cannot read or control, that person is intended to be his or her life mate. The only person in the world they can love and live with. They only person in the world for them.
The main characters in About a Vampire are Justin Bricker and Holly Bosley.
Justin is a character that fans of the series have been looking forward to for a while now. Since he was introduced about ten books ago, he’s made a place for himself with his quick wit, youthful charm and funny remarks. Needless to say, I was excited about his book. Sadly, Justin disappointed me greatly. He’s shallow, selfish and overall a little bit of a jerk. He’s been thrown up with a married life mate, which I understand can be frustrating, but he manages the situation awfully, all the time thinking in sexual terms I got quite tired of because they weren’t even possible with the plot. His whole development as a character was poor, and, even though the ending was ok, by them I was already too disappointed to care.
Holly is no better. While she’s slightly more developed as a character that Justin, there are things about her that still make no sense. She is always confused, never seems to be sure of anything, and even when she is sure about something (like the fact that she wants to keep her marriage together) it comes across as naive stubbornness, because she doesn’t have a plan or an actual goal. Everything is pretty vague about her and I couldn’t find a quality that actually grounds her as a person.
The relationship was bumpy at best, awkward at worst. It started about the middle of the book so the entire beginning was just senseless stalling, and from then on it was sex-based alone. There were a couple of moments of actual talk but they never transpired. The actual things that make a couple were overlooked in favor of the sweaty stuff. Not nice, if I wanted to read sex I’d go for Erotica. Overall it was a bad book for me, and the only thing remarkable about it is probably the humor I mentioned earlier. Although dulled by a bad plotline, I still had a couple of laughs. Too bad it wasn’t enough to make up for the rest of it.
“One of Many”
Not a book I particularly loved or hated. But not one I’m likely to come back to in the future either.