Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Paranormal Book Review: Lynsay Sands's The Accidental Vampire

To continue on my “All Things Lynsay Sands” blog segment, I’m reviewing Lynsay Sands’s Argeneau series, The Accidental Vampire. I said it earlier...HIL LAR I OUS! Can you imagine being in the winter of your life, traveling abroad – enjoying a much needed vacation – and then WHAM, you turn into a vampire? Well, the backstory’s a bit more involved than that.

Elvi Black is a senior citizen – in her 60’s and cute as heck - riding on a bus in Mexico with her best girlfriend, Mabel, when the bus crashes, overturns and she wakes up with the blood of an immortal seeping through her mouth. That’s the way it began for her and since no one’s given her the vampire handbook or taught her the ways of the immortal world, she’s completely alone in her eternal life.

What’s so darn adorable about Elvi is she’s this va va va voom vixen now – thanks to those nanos. And she still treats everyone like she’s a grandma. How I love this character…. Not knowing squat about being a vampire, Elvi assumes the stereotypical life of a vampire. No garlic, sleeping in a coffin and absolutely no sweets. Umm, the life of a vamp would suck if one had to live so tediously. And what’s even cuter is her human friends are worried she’ll be alone and so they secretly place a romance ad for other immortals and that’s when the fun begins.

More than a few show up in the little town of Port Henry. Victor Argeneau is one of those would be suitors but his interest – at first – is to investigate the fool who’d put an ad in the paper. Under Lucian Ageneau’s authority, he has to find, capture and put down the very vampire who’s threatening the secrecy of the immortals. All those carefully laid plans are thrown out the window, of course, once Victor meets Eliv.

Imagine getting a second chance at life at the ripe old age of 62? Oh, this book is so darn good, I swear that’s all I’m going to say about it. You simply must, MUST, read this book. This is one of my favorites in the series for these reasons. It has romance, it’s unique and the humor is off the charts.

On the Mina Burrows KilloMeter, I give Lynsay Sands’s The Accidental Vampire a 4.

Until next time…read something by accident, read The Accidental Vampire.

Mina B.


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Great review! I haven't read this one in the series yet, but now I can't wait to get to it!