Romance novelist Christian Dante is sexy and arrogant, a true alpha male. He's also a Dark One (aka vampire), doomed to spend eternity cruising the singles scene in search of the one woman who can redeem his soul. But finally he's found the love that Fate has chosen for him. Too bad she sees dead people and likes to play with demons.
Allie Telford is a Summoner - and she needs to rustle up a ghost pretty darn quick or her paranormal career will be over. Luckily, she's just stumbled upon a naked and unquestionably hot specter in a haunted hotel . . . who looks disturbingly like the tall, dark, handsome fantasy man who's been coming to Allie in her dreams. But it seems he's no phantom after all - he's a real flesh-and-blood- fed immortal who's determined to make Allie his lover for forever . . . or longer.
Which may not be a totally bad thing . . .
While some of the diminishing appeal of her recent works can be due to a lesser narrators, though Ms Campbell is not as near as incompetent as Ms Huber who read Sex. Lies and Vampires, it seems to this listener that the refreshing, witty, detailed, writing of Ms MacAlister has become formulaic. Vampire needs girl; Vampire gets girl; girl saves Vampire.
Having devoured all of her Dragon Series, and the few Vampire books Audible had available prior to the recent releases, I was ready for some of what I had previously enjoyed. This was not my experience. It would be an acceptable first attempt at fantasy writing, but to a seasoned writer like Katie MacAlister it is half-hearted prose.
This is Katie-Light and NOT what one who has loved all of her previous works expected. She has descended to the level of Laurel Hamilton which is a great plummet.
Katie please get your art back on track.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I argued with myself over 4 or 5 stars for this one. The story is a bit hokey at times, and feels like riding over a gravel road without shocks at time. For all that, I think that's why I ended up loving it. The storyline is light and very funny, and dare I say, cute. There are vampires galore, although you aren't sure who the real one is at first. I'm not sure the main love interest would survive all the difficulties in real life, but that is true of most fiction. The subsequent books in the series are even better, so at least listen to get to those! And if you like steamy sex scenes, you'll enjoy these quite a lot, adding a nice bit of humor to the mix as well. Enjoy!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Such a delightful story with enough angst and humor to soothe my romantic soul! A little mystery, along with some interesting characters makes this a book I highly recommend to all lovers of paranormal/fantasy romance.
The narration was good with a few editing errors noted towards the end of the performance- these did not detract from my overall enjoyment of this story.
I enjoy Katie Macalister’s animated characters. This series is like dessert... something to sit back and enjoy after a frustrating day.
Two Thumbs Up!
This book was good. in glad he found someone. the narrator was perfect also. next
Amazing series. Katie is awesome . Narrator was great. Cannot wait to check out the next book.
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Nothing to do with vamps in the first two chapters ... only some girl trying to summon a ghost...long long diatribes about her inability to get in touch with a ghost....Do not waste your $$$$$
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very disappointed...if there is any sex or vamps it certainly never appeared in the first 20 minutes plus of listening...way too long to listen to a character try to find a ghost..only to summon a cat??
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False advertising is what I have to say... wasted $ and a book I am a long time customer ...first real disapointment
1 of 5 people found this review helpful
I would be crazy to not listening to this book again because I loved each chapter and definitely the witty humor scored high points for me. This was a great book i thoroughly enjoyed, the author did a wonderful job on the book and the narrator did the same as well.