Who says a vamp can't have it all?
Darcy Newhart thought it was a stroke of genius—the first-ever reality TV show where mortals vie with vampires for the title of The Sexiest Man on Earth. As the show's director, Darcy's career would be on track again. And she can finally have a life apart from the vampire harem. Okay, so she's still technically dead, but two out of three's not bad. Now she just has to make sure that a mortal doesn't win. If only she wasn't so distracted by a super-sexy and live contestant named Austin....
But Darcy doesn't know the worst of it. Austin Erickson is actually a vampire slayer! And he's got his eye on the show's leggy blond director. Only problem is, he's never wanted any woman—living or dead—as badly. But if he wins her heart, will he lose his soul? And if it means an eternity of hot, passionate loving with Darcy, does that really matter anyway?
Bite into another Love at Stake novel.
©2006 Kerrelyn Sparks (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
I love Ms. Sparks (though this is my least favorite LaS novel), but I would avoid Ms. Craden. She's awful. Clearly, she can only do one male voice with any decency. And for some reason that I haven't figured out, Vanda sounds like a total chain smoker. Just plain awful.
I really like Kerrelyn Sparks work but Darcy needs to just get over it, she's a vampire and has been for four years. I think bemoaning that fact every few lines in the book was redundant. Overall, I really liked the book.
The book is all that it is meant to be. It is a breezy, fun vampire-human love against all odds story. What messed with my fun were some of the voices chosen by the narrator. They sometimes did not match the characters well. Vanda sounded so froggy that it was distracting. Shanna (from How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire) sounded too airy and a bit ditzy. A couple of the other voices were like that as well. They did not mess up the story, but I had to work to ignore them so that I could continue to enjoy the book.
It was a book that kept me listening. I can't wait to listen to the next. Abby Craden does a great job of narratoring this book she is very easy to listen to.
The "Love at Stake" series is one of my favorites and I have read every book through the current, in come cases, mulitple times. Although the story is enjoyable, "Vamps and the City" is not one my favorites in the series.
That said - I did enjoy the Audio version, and Ms. Craden did a crediable job with her narration, voices and accents.
advanced readers mom
I enjoyed the book and the characters. The author actually kept me guessing for a little while. However I was not a fan of the narrater. Her voice is fine, but like someone else said, her character voices aren't great. She does not do accents very well. I much preferred the narrater from the previous book, who did a much better Scottish accent.
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