Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Paranormal Book Review: Lynsay Sands's Vampire, Interrupted

To end my “All Things Lynsay Sandsblog segment, I’m saving my favorite book for my last review, Vampire, Interrupted. I can’t emphasize enough the beauty and warmth surrounding a most beloved character, Marguerite Argeneau.
Reading about Marguerite is like coming home. In nearly every book in Lynsay Sands’s Argeneau series, Marguerite has played a pivotal role. From the relentless matchmaker to the steadfast confidant, whatever the need, Marguerite’s been there every step of the way, trudging forward in pursuit of her family’s happiness. And just when the series is getting hot, Sands’s kills her readers with Marguerite’s riveting tale. I absolutely – without a doubt – LOVE this book.

My only advice to you is to not – NOT- do this story an injustice without reading at least a few of Sands’s previous Argeneau novels. I personally feel you should read all the books prior. But, if you can’t, than by all means at minimum start with A Quick Bite, Love Bites, Single White Vampire and Tall Dark and Hungry and I’d throw in A Bite To Remember too – only because it’s has the setup for Vampire, Interrupted.

Coming off of A Bite To Remember, Marguerite is doing something she’s never done before, detective work.  It’s quite a career change to go from matchmaker to private investigator but Marguerite can’t say no when a young man she regards dearly, Christian Notte, wants to hire her to find his mother. And so she and Tiny (Jackie’s human PI partner) are off to England in search for what ends up being a dangerous mission, even for immortals.

Christian’s been told his whole life by his father, Julius Notte, that his mother was dead. Yet, for some reason, Christian won’t let this sleeping dog lie. In the first couple chapters, we not only find out that Marguerite isn’t much of a detective but also we’re introduced to the tightly wound yet handsome and lovable, Julius Notte. Marguerite is utterly smitten as is Julius and soon they realize their lifemates. This whole roller coaster ride of an investigation would be a lot simpler if Julius would just disclose to Christian the identity of his real mother. Unfortunately, he refuses, siting a damnable reason that would shake any child to the core. And to make matters worse, someone else doesn’t want this earth-shattering information unveiled and will do anything to keep it hidden, and that includes attempting murder.

The who, what, where, when and why are so gripping in this book, you’re literally go “Holy @#$%” once Sands reveals key points in the story. Ooooooh…it’s so good. I won’t say more than that because it would just be wrong…. You must read this book now and FAST.

This book was so killer it’s now a part of my Mystic Minds Classic Collection. What’s that? It's my treasured book collection; one of the few I will always turn to for inspiration and read over and over again.

On the Mina Burrows KilloMeter, I give Lynsay Sands’s Vampire, Interrupted a 5.

Until next time, read an Argeneau book, my favorite, Vampire, Interrupted.

Mina B.

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