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4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first in this series, but still fun
"Vamps and the City" starts where "How To Marry A Millionaire Vampire" left off - Roman Draganesti, now he has found the love of his life in Shanna Whelan, has asked his harem of ladies to move out so that he can be alone with Shanna. One of this harem is Darcy Newhart, a former TV journalist who was made a vampire just four years ago. Darcy has not by any means come to...
Published on 10 Sep 2006 by Helen Hancox

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3.0 out of 5 stars As lacklustre as the one before
This is the second book in this series after How to marry a millionaire vampire. It centres on Darcy, one of Roman's harem from the first book. Now that Roman is married to Shanna, the harem has been moved on and are living on top of one another in a small house, hoping for a new master to take them on. Darcy, one of the harem and the newest vampire, is keen to be...
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first in this series, but still fun, 10 Sep 2006
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Helen Hancox "Auntie Helen" (Essex, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Vamps and the City (Avon Romance) (Mass Market Paperback)
"Vamps and the City" starts where "How To Marry A Millionaire Vampire" left off - Roman Draganesti, now he has found the love of his life in Shanna Whelan, has asked his harem of ladies to move out so that he can be alone with Shanna. One of this harem is Darcy Newhart, a former TV journalist who was made a vampire just four years ago. Darcy has not by any means come to terms with her new status as one of the undead, and is afraid of Connor, the Scottish warrior who made her a vampire to save her life. And now she and the other harem members are living squashed all together in a small house looking for a new master to take care of them.

Shanna's father works for the CIA with his Stake-Out Team which exists to rid the world of vampires. One of this team is Austin, a man with not only the ability to resist vampire mind tricks but also his own telekinetic powers. Austin finds himself involved in a reality TV show produced by Darcy as one of several mortals. The vampire participants in the show aren't aware initially that there are mortals among them, but as the contestants are whittled down to the one who will become the new vampire master of Roman's former harem, as well as richer by several million dollars, their desire to spot and exclude all the mortals becomes very strong.

This book is sort-of a coming of age book. Darcy is learning to deal with her nature, Austin is learning that all vampires aren't evil, and Roman's former harem are learning to make lives for themselves on their own, not as submissive ladies. The love story between Darcy and Austin seems rather superficial - they like the way each other looks, so that's OK then as a foundation for long-lasting and true love. Despite the fact they both treat each other badly, they still seem to decide they have discovered their soul mates. Interesting.

This book was still fun with lots of humorous events and the same great cast of characters. The baddies from the previous book - the Malcontents - have a much lesser role here, this book is far more focused on Darcy and Austin and the problems between vampires and humans. Like the previous book, our central character doesn't want to become a vampire and perhaps there's a slight logic problem here as the vamps are portrayed as having really rather a good life, and fun, and certainly more longer lasting, but overall it's still a pretty good read. Nice to catch up with Shanna and Roman following the end of the first book, too. Yes, it's worth a read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love at Stake is that kind of series you read when you just want to relax, 20 Aug 2010
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This second book in the series is not a stand alone novel. This book builds on the ending of the first and is a wonderful introduction of Women's Lib. to vampires. A reporter accidentally turned into a vampire finds the culture very stifling. As a woman she is supposed to lounge around in the harem, get pampered by her Master, and gossip with the other women. Well when the Master of one harem falls in love, he decides to disband them and let them find another Master. Well the spunky reporter seizes this as her chance to get back into television and sets up a reality show where the harem picks their new master. Well this causes dissent among the other women whom are all from different time periods where women were meant to be seen and not heard. To find out how these women unite, and decide they do not need a master, you will have to read this book...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great sequal!!, 15 Jan 2010
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I loved "How to Marry and Millionair Vampire" and this next one didn't disappoint!! This lovestory is wonderful and Sparks has great sense of humor. I love these kind of vampires. great great story
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and Funny, 30 Dec 2008
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Having read the first book on the series i couldn't wait to read the second and i wasn't disappointed. It was brilliant. You fall in love with all the characters and it keeps you laughing all the way through. Fantastic vampire romance, well worth reading
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story line couldn't put it down, 12 Feb 2014
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The second book in the series "Love at Stake" you can read the series out of order although characters appear in both books. the story revolves round a vampire hunter falling in love with a vampire whilst making a reality tv program.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vampire romance for adults who like characters with a tale to tell, 23 Jan 2014
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If you like vampire tales and a bit of romance chucked in, this for you. Working my way through the series - at number 5 and not yet bored. A change for this genre not to be aimed at teenagers or just x-rated!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Second in the series---and just as good as the first, 29 Dec 2013
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This book took a slight turn in direction to encompas the CIA hit squad
headed up by Shanna's dad---and their exploits to kill all vampires.
Concentrating mainly on Austin and his foray into a competition for the
sexiest man ,still managed to retain a lot of the humour and quirky one
liners of the first book and i enjoyed it just as much. Looking forward to
the next one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vamps and the city (love at stake, book 2), 13 Jun 2013
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Really enjoyed this book. It's had funny bits and sad bits, but if you like vampire books I recommend this to you.
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2.0 out of 5 stars To long and boring, 29 Jan 2013
Do not even bother. I hate reality shows so maybe I am not surprised I did not enjoy this book. It was to long and went into too much detail regarding the show. Do not think I will be reading anymore of this series.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Another bad sequel, 16 Jun 2011
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This is another example of what happens with sequels. The first book was well written and interesting, stole my free time because i just couldn't put it down, but the sequel is cheesy and missing character ... I don't like it. It's too much about sex and on-off relationships, the book is missing seriousness. They are doing a reality show to find the sexiest man on earth, and they test them by jumping over mud-puddles and moving 2 pieces of furniture? Seems to me like the author was more interested in the cheesy sex-scenes.
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