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The Accidental Vampire [Mass Market Paperback]

Lynsay Sands
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26 Dec 2007

Ever since an accident turned her into a knockout vamp, Elvi Black's been catching her z's in a coffin, staying out of the sun, and giving up garlic. She knows there's more to being undead than what she saw in Dracula, but she can't very well ask her mortal friends about proper biting etiquette. But when her neighbors placed a personal ad for her in the local paper, she never imagined she'd meet Victor Argeneau, a vampire who could have his pick of any woman—dead or alive.

Rich, powerful, and drop—dead gorgeous, Victor's the perfect man for a novice neck—biter like Elvi. He's willing to teach her everything he knows, but he'll have to do it fast. Someone's out to put a stake through her new vamp life, and only Victor can keep her safe—and satisfied—for all eternity.



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  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (26 Dec 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780061229688
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061229688
  • ASIN: 0061229687
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 11 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 382,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born in Southern Ontario, Lynsay Sands is the New York Times bestselling author of the Argeneau Vampire series. She has written more than 34 books and anthologies since her first novel was published in 1997. Her romantic comedies span three genres--historical, contemporary, and paranormal--and have made the Waldenbooks, Barnes & Noble, USA Today, and New York Times bestseller lists.

Lynsay's books are read in more than twelve countries and have been translated into at least six languages. She's been a nominee for both the Romantic Times Best Historical Romance Award and the Romantic Times Best Paranormal Romance Award, was nominated and placed three times in the RIO (Reviewers International Organization) Awards of Excellence, and has several books on All About Romance's Favorite Funnies list.

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Fate gave her fangs, but only Victor Argeneau can show her how to use them... --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Fate gave her fangs, he'll show her how to use them . . .

Ever since an accident turned her into a knockout vamp, Elvi Black's been catching her z's in a coffin, staying out of the sun, and giving up garlic. She knows there's more to being undead than what she saw in Dracula, but she can't very well ask her mortal friends about proper biting etiquette. When her neighbours place a personal ad for her in the local paper, she never imagined she'd meet Victor Argeneau, a vampire who could have his pick of women - dead or alive.

Rich, powerful, and drop-dead gorgeous, Victor's the perfect man for a novice neck-biter like Elvi. He's willing to teach her everything he knows, but he'll have to do it fast. Someone's out to put a stake through Elvi's new vamp life, and only Victor can keep her safe - and satisfied - for all eternity.

www.lynsaysands.net

ROMANTIC, SEXY

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--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is not the best "para-mance" out there but it's by no means the worst. If you are loking for a Vamp book that you can read in 6 hours (maybe on a beach), engage you while reading it but not make you want to go out immidiately and read every book in the series. This is it.

It's about a girl who funnily enough becomes a vampire by accident, goes back to her small town and is accepted by her town for what she is. A non threatening vampire, with no idea how to be a vampire other than what she she learn from horror movies. And without guidance she and her friends put quite a few feet wrong. They also attract attention causing Victor to be sent to check out this woman bring al kind of unwanted attention to vamps in general.

In all honesty I expected this to be terrible, but it made me smile, kept me reading and I do have to say I enjoyed it. Not every book can be great but it's good enough. I will be giving some other Lyndsay Sands a go, good holiday reading...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Small-town fangs 3 Feb 2008
By Helen Hancox TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
"The Accidental Vampire" is another of Lynsay Sands' Argeneau Vampire series, this time focussing on Victor, one of the oldest of the family and a widower. Victor finds himself travelling to the small town of Port Henry with his friend and fellow vampire DJ in response to a female vampire's lonely hearts advert. Not that Victor is responding as a prospective suitor - instead he is going as a Council representative to decide what to do about this vampire woman who's breaking laws of secrecy, and that might involve having her killed.

When Victor and DJ arrive they realise the situation is a little more complex. Three more single vampires turn up in response to the advert and it's clear the entire town knows about and loves Elvi, the female vampire. It's also clear she has no idea about what being a vampire means and has gained all her information from the film version of Dracula; She doesn't realise that she can eat food, go out in daylight, sleep in a bed not a coffin and more. Most of the book seems to be about Elvi learning the true nature of her vampire status whilst the four 'suitors' and DJ follow her around, trying to keep her out of trouble and wondering whether they are her 'lifemates'. But someone seems to be attacking Elvi with arrows and it's up to them all to look after her and to try to find out who is trying to kill her.

This book is rather similar to several of the other Argeneau Vampire books in that the entire content of the book is pretty much about the new vampire learning what it means to be an Immortal. It's particularly noticeable in this book where we have Elvi learning to drink out of blood bags, learning some of the laws, finding out about things she can still do and still playing her part in the community of Port Henry.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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New to the world of the night, THE ACCIDENTAL VAMPIRE Elvi Black struggles to adjust. She mourns her inability to get a tan, eat food especially pizza, and sleep in a bed as coffins are not particularly conducive to anything but the sleep of the dead. Her friends are worried about her adjustment so though she tried to hide her change, they know and try to hook her up with a male vampire though where to find one seems difficult as the matchmaking services don't mention anyone with a bite. Her neighbors place a personal ad seeking a vampiric hunk as a companion to a female nightcrawler.

Taken aback with the ad that they assume is an inane joke by a mortal, the Vampire Council sends agent Victor Argeneau to investigate and if necessary ki11 the individual. When he meets Elvi he knows he found his soulmate and much more as shockingly she has a town filled with humans willing to di3 to keep her safe even as someone else who read the ad wants to teach her one particular aspect of being a vamp, a stake through the heart.

This a terrific amusing supernatural romantic suspense due to the desperate antics of the beleaguered heroine who feels like a newborn without adult supervision trying to hide what she has become. Victor is a strong courageous individual who besides mentoring the rookie risks his soul to keep his forever mate safe. The support cast enhances the overall tale especially the townsfolk who add a unique twist and the slayer. Sub-genre fans will enjoy Lynsay Sand's enjoyable tale and seek her previous winning vampire romances or I'd also recommend reading Tino Georgiou's bestselling novel...The Fates...if you've read all of Sand's books.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dead on marvellous 26 Dec 2007
By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAME VINE VOICE
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Elvi went on a fun-in-the-sun vacation to Mexico. Instead of drinks with funny umbrellas, she found herself being the main drink for a vampire! What a drag, especially when maker did a drink 'n run, leaving poor Elvi struggling to deal with her new vamp state. For five years Elvi has toddled through her new situation, dealing with the downside of being undead. There are a few perks, such as not ageing, but still, being a vamp should come with a "how to be a vamp and survive" book, she thinks.

Victor Argeneau (finally we get Victor's tale!) has lived alone for centuries, having lost his beloved to vampire hunters. Since then, his sole focus has been hunting down rogue vampires to eliminate them, so no other innocent vamps are slaughtered for their misdeeds. His attention is drawn to Elvi when her friends place a want ad for a male vamp, matchmaking the objective. Victor isn't sure it's a real vamp or someone just playing a joke, so he goes to check it out. He is shocked to learn the whole town is aware that Elvi is a vampire, but more importantly, Elvi is real and just what his heart craves. However the vampire council dedicated to keep a low profile for the good vamps, sees this situation as something that cannot go on.

Lynsay Sands takes a chance giving us not young and beautiful vamps, but older ones, and the risk is endearing, once again keep this series fresh and original. The problem with any series, is to conjure that vital spark that made it special to begin with. Each time, Sands does just that.

Fans will be very happy campers as another Angeneau tale comes in January and February, giving you three in a row.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab
Love the series - really good writer and the books are great for story and continuity throughout - can't wait for the next one
Published 5 months ago by Rachel
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it
I choose this rating as the book arrived in the condition I expected and arrived within the delivery estimate. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jessica E Herd
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
I found the story amusing in some places but found some parts of the story a bit OTT. Was quite a refreshing storyline and I will be looking for the next book in this series.
Published 13 months ago by Michelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I LOVE this series! Couldn't put any o the books down! Would totally recommend this book and can't wait for the future series
Published 14 months ago by Nat
5.0 out of 5 stars The Accidental Vampire
I love all the Argeneau books, i'm a real fan, I love learning about the extended family, I really enjoy these books.
Published 16 months ago by Jeanine frost
5.0 out of 5 stars Accidental Vampire
I have come late to Lynsay Sands books but I just love them. Makes me wish there where such things as vampires and that I could be an Argeneau vampire!
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvi and Victor
Humour at the fore, but so many found lifemates. There's hope for all of them. I'd like to follow up on the events in that strange town.
Published 17 months ago by Maffs
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent condition and arrived in a few days
can't await to read this next installment of the Argeneau Vampire Noval series, the 4 i have read so far keep me hocked, laughing and enjoying the story lines, some are quite... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Mrs. Tracey D. Holden
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Vampire book
Even more insight in to the great characters in this series by Lyndsay Sands. A brilliant read thanks very much!
Published 20 months ago by M. Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Lynsay Sands books
So easy to read,but not so easy to put down,be prepared to hunker down untill youve finished reading this book
Published 21 months ago by Sandra K Gibson
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