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SWM - "Lucern." Successful biographer of family, books recently categorized as "paranormal romance." Something of a recluse. Hates crowds, aggressive women. Doesn't like sunbathing, garlicky dinners or religious symbols. Likes old-fashioned values; spicy Mexican dishes; warm, nice-smelling neck; and plump red lips. Stronger than ten men and can vanish in the blink of an eySWM - "Lucern." Successful biographer of family, books recently categorized as "paranormal romance." Something of a recluse. Hates crowds, aggressive women. Doesn't like sunbathing, garlicky dinners or religious symbols. Likes old-fashioned values; spicy Mexican dishes; warm, nice-smelling neck; and plump red lips. Stronger than ten men and can vanish in the blink of an eye. Currently unaware he's seeking a woman to share eternity.SWF - "Kate C. Leever." Newest editor of Romance at Roundhouse Publishing. Perky, fun. Has recently discovered a legacy author just dying to be broken out. In fact, her career could take off from it. (The tall, dark, handsome writer just needs to be taken to several romance conventions and introduced to his fans...and stopped from acting so strange in public.) Dislikes "difficult, rude, obnoxious, pig-headed writers." Currently unaware she's met the man of her wildest dreams.OH, DEAR....

Title : Single White Vampire
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ISBN : 9780505525529
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 369 Pages
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Single White Vampire Reviews

  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    2018-12-10 05:04

    3.5 StarsThis book was the best so far. It was funnier then the other two. I would have gave it a full 4 stars if the heroine didn't piss me off towards the end of the book with her stupid cowardly actions. But even still a pretty good read. I loved the hero he was so grumpy and cute!

  • Jilly
    2018-12-03 05:09

    This book series is getting better as it goes on. There is some seriously funny situations in each book, like the priest in the first one who was trying to secretly feed the girl he suspected of being a vampire garlic, the scene in the second one where he's trying to convince her he's not a bloodsucking demon after she finds him sleeping in a coffin, and in this one where they go out at night to rob a blood bank. Our heroine has been watching too much television and it's pretty funny.Aww, who's a good little robber? You are! Yes, you are!So, in this one we have Kate, a book editor, who is trying to convince Luc, a vampire and vampire romance novel writer, to go on a promotional tour. She's a bit on the pushy side, but it's a good thing because she finally pressures him into attending a week-long conference for romance writers and their fans. This is a tricky situation since he is a vampire. Hilarity ensues. Ouch! That's awkward, man.I loved how when Kate realized he was a vampire she just got to work on finding him blood to drink. This woman was dedicated to seeing to her author's comfort. I wish more people in the service industry were this un-judgmental. Gee, you ask for one smiley-faced tattoo on your boob with the nipple as a nose, and suddenly everyone is telling you to put down the bottle of Jack Daniels. SMHNote to self: You have two boobs....Anyway, I'm loving the fun and light cuteness of these books. There wasn't even a bag guy or mystery in this one, and yet these vampires are always managing to get staked. Not that I can judge them for that. I would be a vampire for about 10 minutes before blowing the vampire-secret-existence thing and finding an angry mob with pitchforks at my doorstep. Hey, what can I say? I have a big mouth. I'm honest.Jilly's at it again...Oh crap, I almost forgot to mention that these books also bring on the smut - big time. There was another hilarious condom scene. Although, aren't most condom scenes hilarious? Well, maybe it's just me.

  • Cece ❀Rants, Raves &Reviews❀
    2018-12-10 05:44

    This book was so funny and so cute like Lucian ugh my heart poor baby“Would she make him the happiest man on God's earth or the most miserable man that ever existed? He was hoping for the happy option."I love you."That was a good start, Lucern decided.”Luc is the writer of vampire romances which he bases on his own life events because he is *drum roll* a freaking vampire Kate is his new editor who was weirdly 3D and developed for such a short novel. And like this book got so real on life it kinda hurt“That's why they pay me the big bucks." He gave her a wink.Kate laughed. None of them got paid big bucks. They were underpaid, overworked and stressed out most of the time”Ouch babe i feelKate is trying to save her career and publicize Luc’s book but they didnt totally get along for the first few... weeks and clashed a couple of times“She was only halfway down when she spotted him. She immediately paused, blinked, then scowled. "You aren't ready!"It was Lucern's turn to blink. His angel was bellowing. She was also frantic. The serene vision was gone.”And what good modern vampire book wouldn’t critique Buffy and her stake-happy nature!??“He was still ranting about writing to whomever was in charge of the Buffy show and straightening them out, when Kate returned”The slow-burn of the two people learning more about each other trying to be professional but attracted was hilarious, especially Kate’s POV“And she would act professionally even if that's all it was, an act, and she really wanted to rip his designer suit off and plaster herself to his naked body.Ohhhh. This wasn't good.”And then when Kate found out his vampirism secret, they broke into a blood bank together and I was laughing so fucking hard “In your years of living," she began in a strained tone, "I don't suppose you learned anything about burglary, did you?""A thing or two," Lucern admitted."Good." She sounded relieved. "Because all I know about it is what I've seen on TV.”Overall a funny entertaining read with cute scenes and Luc is my anti-social bookcrush baby“She'd forgotten to tell him that his book was nominated in three different categories. She winced when he turned an accusing glare on her."You're nominated. That doesn't mean you'll win," Kate said soothingly."And the winner is-- Luke Amirault for Love Bites!""Merde," Lucern muttered.”

  • DarienMoya
    2018-11-22 12:41

    NO LONGER SINGLE!!!I love, love and love this book. By far the funniest of the series and my second favourite. No matter how awesome Lucern is he doesn’t shine like my Thomas, read the series and you will know what I am talking about.Lucern Argeneau is the oldest of the Argeneau children so that makes him a little over six hundred 612 to be exact, he’s an old vampire. Bored with life he keeps himself in solitude, because once you are that old you have seen it all. He is also a scholar and distinguished author, pfffft. He wrote fiction books about vampires and somehow his works ended up in the genre romance. That really irks Luc, his plan was never romance. He’s always kept out of the limelight but now it seems his publishers wants him to do a book tour and duh his answer is big NO! They pull out the big guns, and those guns comes in the form of his editor Kate C Leever and she just wont take no for an answer. His once quiet life is about to get a shake up and a healthy dose of romance.Kate knows she can convince the recluse known as Luke to do the book tour, so she hops on a plane from New York and head on over to Toronto. She will speak to him even if she has to camp out on his front yard. Well that wont be necessary, she finds a way to get invited to stay over at his home for the night but she can tell good old Luc doesn’t like it one bit. At least she can convince him to go on a book tour. Yeh right what she gets is some stern no’s and one word answers. Seems Kate might lose her job because of this hard headed but very sexy man. Kate gets lucky with the help of his mom and he decides to a Romantic Times interview but Luc was misinformed R.T is not a interview but a conference oops, well lucky Kate she might get to keep her job after all.Lucern can't believe he is at romantic conference surrounded by crazy romance readers. How is he gonna get through this week plus every event is in daylight and him and the sun don’t exactly get along. Upside, his beautiful editor is there and this is the first time in over a hundred years he is finally interested in someone. This conference becomes a hoot, Lucern is hilarious the things he says will have you laughing your ass off. Throw in crazy romance readers, some very uncomfortable but hilarious moments and you have reading magic.I enjoyed reading this book, the leads are a match made in heaven. Sands writes with simplicity but it packs a punch. A light fun series with relatable characters and vampiric good fun. These vampires will have you laughing and have tears running down your face. All the vampire fun without all the angst and blood. I recommend this series in a big way.

  • Viri
    2018-12-03 11:57

    Apenas recordé que ya lo había leído y lo hice porque fue pura casualidad.Divertido, espontaneo y perfecto para pasar el rato ;)

  • Karla
    2018-11-18 08:58

    3.5 stars!

  • Jennifer
    2018-11-11 12:57

    Third book in the series and I am still addicted. The Argeneau of focus in this one was Lucern and he played the role of the curmudgeonly old vamp (over 600 years old) who was growing tired of life. Enter his editor - Kate C Leever. Kate took over "handling" Luc when his old editor died of a heart attack. Growing increasingly annoyed at his lack of communication she finally - in a desperate bid - flew to his house in Toronto to make him commit to an interview or a book tour or just to giving her a phone number so she could contact him. The funny is that Luc writes paranormal romance novels - which of course are actually non-fiction chronologies of his families lives - but are sold as paranormal romance. (Reminds me of a certain J.R. Ward....) Anywho - Kate gets to Luc's house and of course slap stick comedy and misunderstandings abound. Finally Luc agrees to do the "R.T. Thing" just to get Kate out of his house and out of his life. Poor Luc didn't realize he agreed to 5 days in New York at the Romantic Times Convention! (I know!) And Kate doesn't know he is a Vamp at this point - so you just know it's gonna be all kinds of goodness!It was fun following Kate and Luc's misadventures and steamy adventures while they wondered what that ringing was - It's the Clue-phone people - answer it! Seriously though - it was very enjoyable and I am already slowly ingesting the 4th book in the series to see what Argeneau Vampire will end up in the Love Seat next.

  • Umaiya ⚡A Far Off Memory⚡
    2018-11-16 05:11

    So this one was definitely a lot funnier than the last two.Like Lol funny. I loved how grumpy and cute Luc was.Unfortunately the beginning was stale and it felt like I was rereading the previous books rather than the next in the series. I have a feeling this is will be a recurring thing which makes me reluctant to read any further . . . *sigh*

  • Kyle, E
    2018-12-05 09:07

    I found the plot incredibly predictable, the characters weren't very interesting and lacked any real depth and nothing really happened in the story. The entire book solely revolved around their relationship which had really obvious directionality. There were a few very funny moments in the middle like when Luc is trying to find condoms and can't think clearly because all the blood is being rerouted from his head. I was laughing my ass off at that, but that is the only real moment in the book that I actually felt engaged. When you've read a million of these I want him/her but we can't be together books you really just want them to get on with it and can't be bothered with the whole angsty inner monologue about how they are too scared to risk everything for one another. Of course they will. Just get on with it already. Usually when that kind of story unravels it is wrapped up in some bigger story line when they're wrapped up in the middle of some action or war but there was none of that in this book and so all that was left was a drawn out predictable angsty love story. I'm not sure why I keep coming back to these books because they are pretty similar in story considering that they circulate around a single family. I would say that this has put me off reading any more of these, because it has, but then, I'll probably read them anyway. I need vampires.

  • Stephanie
    2018-11-14 05:09

    It's a good thing that this is an old series and I have all of the books so far, because the way the author ends the books STINKS!!! It just ends. Blah, blah, blah The End. Uggggg why do they do this, we need a little closure. Now the next book picks up right where this one leaves off, but ending a book this way is just "dirty pool".This story was very good, even though Kate was so annoying and too Type A, right up to the last chapter. It just fell apart. It was as if the author was at her word limit. Yeah sure Kate knew Luc was a vamp and she was okay with it, but his solution for them to be together was way out of left field and not even mentioned until the last few pages. This just really cheesed me off. Of course I have to read the next book in the series Tall, Dark & Hungry to find out what will happen to these two....

  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    2018-12-03 12:51

    In Single White Vampire, Lucern Argeneau was a grumpy paranormal writer who had no contact with the outside world and that was about to change. Kate C. Leever had just moved up to the position of editor and she was determined that Luc would do something to connect with his fans. After these two meet the battle of wills began but over time they realized that there was something missing that the other one completed. I really do enjoy the Argeneau series and I am absolutely determined to read them in series order. I always find the plots to be hilarious and end up laughing out loud many times. In this story the condom scene alone was worth reading the entire story! Single White Vampire was definitely a steamy paranormal romance and this is a series where each book is just as entertaining as the last. I highly recommend this book and the series!

  • Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2018-11-23 07:00

    I just finished this book and I have to say it was the funniest and cutest of the series so far, which is why I'm giving it 5 stars.Lucerne is 600+ years old, and a bit of a grumpy old man. He's become a paranormal romance writer by writing the stories of his sister Luciana meeting and marrying Greg and his brother Etienne meeting and marrying Rachel. They are promoted as paranormal vampire stories, go figure!He now has a new editor, Kate C Leever. He's never met her, but she's been writing to him to try to get him to do a promotional book signing tour, interviews, anything to promote his books. If he ever replies to her letters it's always along these lines: "Dear Ms. Leever, No. Lucerne Argeneau, Toronto, Canada."After repeated attempts, Kate decides to fly from NY to Toronto and try to convince him in person. Her job my depend on getting him to do something.I could tell this was going to be a fun book from the beginning when he's in the kitchen thinking to prepare tea and then get Kate to leave his house, and while he's drinking from his bag of blood with the refrigerator opened, Kate comes in, the bag rips, blood flies everywhere, he bangs his head, and she thinks he hurt himself. LOL Along these lines we keep getting memorable funny moments like: "Katie is trying to free his codpiece from the tablecloth, not him from his codpiece." or "You don't plan to go out and buy condoms, do you? You're naked!" and then he calls the front desk "Condoms, I need condoms" and ... "They have sizes?".We don't get to see as much of the Argeneau family as usual. But we do get a glimpse of Etienne and Rachel's wedding. And at the wedding, when Kate finds the men outside by the car, they let her think that they were out smoking a "debbie" (they're all over 300+ years old, they don't know slang) instead of drinking blood.Lucerne agrees, thanks to his mom misleading him, to attend the Romantic Times conference. This turns into a fun ordeal for Lucerne and Kate. He has to get over his grumpiness, and she takes the fact that he's a vampire very well (probably thanks to the books).By the end of the story the make the cutest couple, and I just had so much fun reading their story. It never ceased to be entertaining. There wasn't much drama, action, or danger. Actually there was even less than in previous books. Just one random attempt to stake him. So I would classify this more as a humor contemporary paranormal romance. If you're into that and want a break from reading serious books, you'll enjoy this one!

  • t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
    2018-12-01 06:47

    Ok, so the series is getting a bit better.Description:SWM - "Lucern." Successful biographer of family, books recently categorized as "paranormal romance." Something of a recluse. Hates crowds, aggressive women. Doesn't like sunbathing, garlicky dinners or religious symbols. Likes old-fashioned values; spicy Mexican dishes; warm, nice-smelling neck; and plump red lips. Stronger than ten men and can vanish in the blink of an eye. Currently unaware he's seeking a woman to share eternity.SWF - "Kate C. Leever." Newest editor of Romance at Roundhouse Publishing. Perky, fun. Has recently discovered a legacy author just dying to be broken out. In fact, her career could take off from it. (The tall, dark, handsome writer just needs to be taken to several romance conventions and introduced to his fans . . . and stopped from acting so strange in public.) Dislikes "difficult, rude, obnoxious, pig-headed writers." Currently she's met the man of her wildest dreams.My Thoughts:A much more 3 dimensional book than the last two, this book is still missing that edge that takes a book from being "ok, ya I liked it" to "its a great book you have to read it". LS's characters were more rounding in this outing. In fact Lucern is how I like my heroes, cranky, rude, standoffish, stiff, isolated with a soft heart who can be embarrassed and unsure of himself. Kate is a pushy heroine..a very real representation of what a editor can be like:)...Like a dog with a bone she will not leave Lucern alone and insists that he do some publicity. I absolutely adored the conference scene with Lady Barrow..priceless. The funny bits in some ways make up for that missing edge but they were few and far between. However, I will read book 4 and hope as this was a step up from the first two books, it will be a step up from this one. A soft 3.5 stars rounded to 3 but I am still wondering why some of my trusted enablers "love" this series. On to Tall, Dark and Vampire and hopefully will find out.

  • Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
    2018-12-01 07:04

    3.5 StarsLucern Argeneau just wants to be left alone; however, he just can't seem to get rid of his new editor Kate C Leever who keeps hounding him to do some publicity for his new books. Kate takes up residence in his house and seems like she will not leave until he agrees to do something, then the worst happens, his very determined mother gets involved and decides to do a little matchmaking. But the more he is in her company the more he realizes maybe he doesn't mind having her around at all.I have read a few of the Argeneau books and this is definately one of the best ones. Luc and Kate are both charming characters, Luc is the crusty, grumpy man hiding a warm and senstive heart, and Kate is the modern woman who can't help falling for him. And frankly who can blame her, Luc was adorable! This book was also hilarious, I pretty much laughed my way through the whole thing. There are some particularly funny scenes, like the debacile with the condoms, and of course *laughs* the jewelled, duck shaped codpiece! For those parts alone I would read this book. It did end rather abruptly though and I think it could have used a few more pages to slide it more easily into a good ending, it felt rather rushed and clunky in the last 10 or so pages. But the book up unto that point was good. Although this series and this book, I don't think is the best in the Paranormal Romance department, it is certainly entertaining and good if you want something light hearted and funny to read.

  • Natasha
    2018-12-05 07:11

    I think I enjoyed this book even more than the first. And I really enjoyed the first. I always go for books with mysterious male vampires who need to be woke up by a woman! haha. I really like how Sands writes and how each installment in the series is telling the story of each family member in the Argneau family. Lucian was this stories family member and I loved him. Lucern is a famous paranormal romance novelist. The funny thing is, he isn’t writing fiction at all. He's pretty much a hermit. His only visitors are his mother and his siblings. Until Lucern's editor Kate Lever, down at Roundhouse Publishing( recently promoted) shows up at his door step. Uninvited. She needs Lucern to attend a book signing or to do an interview(or anything) to make her look better at work. Luc turns out to be a lot more grumpy and high strung than she had thought, and finds what she wants will going to be harder to get than she thought. It doesn’t help that she finds him incredibly attractive and he also feels the same way about her! This is a great edition in the series and I recommend it for all vampire romance lovers! You'll be hooked once you start this series.Read more: http://romancefiction.suite101.com/ar...

  • Mary Abshire
    2018-11-25 08:56

    Great start. Luc's favorite word..."no"I have to admit this series is growing on me. Each book has gotten better. I'm really enjoying this one!The RT convention... great story. Loving the codpiece issue. Hilarious! This couple is truly great together.This was a fun read. Love the characters and the conflict. Highly recommend this one!

  • Dianne
    2018-12-08 10:10

    This is the first book I had every read by Lynsay Sands, and it certainly wasn't the last one. The first time I read it I thought it was the funniest book since sliced bread and ran out to buy whatever else of hers I could put my hands on.I just finished re-reading it and find myself thinking that it didn't quite stand up to the test of time, but that if I were a first time reader I would love this book. If you are tired of the dark, broody, 'I should not be allowed to live' type vampire, you will appreciate Lynsay's take of the genre. He vampires really have it all---soul, they can eat, drink go outside for brief periods. As a matter of fact they are descended form a race that lived on Atlantis and their bodies are infused with "nano's" which makes them need to drink blood, but they are not a traditional vampire.While this books male protagonist is surly and scowly, he does grow and mellow and once he realizes that he cares for Kate his editor of his novels, he becomes even more even tempered. It was fascinating watching him grow from a man with no sense of humor and one word answers for everything ("no") to the man he turned into.The humor is infectious and this was one of the very first authors I had read at the time that uses humor this way; now there are many but they don't all hold a candle to this author for longevity and growth. Lysay has grown as a writer with each and every book. I urge you to try some of them including her historical books---or as I like to call them 'hystericals'!

  • Blodeuedd Finland
    2018-12-08 05:55

    I have reached that conclusion before, but funny pnr still works for me! Why? Well it doesn't take itself so seriously. You know the epic. "OMG we are soulmates, but alas I am betrothed to the evil witch queen of Agrabad and you are only a human. But we shall be together, and do it like 100 times a day. This I promise thee my tasty human." So, this was not that. There was no instalove. She found him So annoying. He just thought she might be tasty to drink. There wasn't even any instamating. Sure, he could not hear her thoughts, but that does not mean she was the only person in the world this would be true for.The story is about Luc, a "vampire" (ok so he is not really a vamp, he is Atlantian and the nanos inside him makes him live longer, heal fast, and he needs blood for them to work.) He is a romance write (he wrote biographies ;). His editor Kate is hounding him to go to anything really to meet his fans. So he will. And they will fall in love and live happily ever after.I do like the humour. It made me giggle.

  • Amanda
    2018-11-21 12:02

    umm not my favorite. the book conference angle was kinda boring to me,seeing as they were hardly ever romantically involved and when they were it was almost by accident and not really cuz they both wanted to be. and the condom incident and the cod piece incident were cheesy and drawn out. also lucern was way too gruff and broodish and kate was pretty dumb, especially when she thought smoking pot was called a debbie. geeshh. otherwise i liked it because the other books so far in the series have gotten me to really like the characters. can't wait for the next one. also, these ppl are freaking vampires, they need to learn to bring blood with them at all times. seriously ud think they'd get that by now. haha

  • Bark
    2018-12-02 04:42

    This was a fun filled read but it sort of lagged in the middle when the heroine took her romance writing vampire hero to a Romantic Times convention. There were lots of insider jokes that I semi got because I subscribed to the RT mag for ages but readers unfamiliar with RT might be a little lost. The heroine behaved like a brainless nitwit until the book ended but the hero was a great change of pace. Very little brooding and lots of sex appeal. Overall a very average but not quite "meh" read.

  • MissCherry
    2018-12-05 11:51

    Que risas me eché con este libro. Escenas inolvidables y absolutamente surealistas.

  • Rexanna Ipock-Brown
    2018-11-14 12:46

    One of my favorites in this series. What happens when you drag an old vampire to a Romance Conference and he's the main show? Excitement. I love how the vampires or immortals as they prefer to be called are such gentlemen in this series. Well, in this story Lucerne takes awhile to find his manners. These books are addicting.

  • Sonia Cristina
    2018-11-12 07:02

    Uma história deliciosamente divertida! Houve várias situações que me fizeram rir. Foi interessante uma parte passar-se numa conferência de autores, sendo Lucern um desses autores e muito popular. Não posso dizer que foi uma história que me impressionou e tocou no coração, mas é um bom entretenimento.

  • Clarice
    2018-12-04 06:07

    Kate is the woman for Lucern needed. She offered everything.

  • Eskimo Princess Jenkins
    2018-11-17 05:09

    Loved it, I am so happy to be able to go back to the beginning of this series!Luc, love him even with his old ways. Even with his gruff attitude, but that is because he is bored with life- as soon as he meets up with Kate he comes out of his shellLuc believes strongly in the old ways, and is not a fan of "modern women" lol. Until Kate.There is so much humor in this story, and very little danger (especially compared to later books)

  • Iza
    2018-12-07 10:06

    Reviewed for http://redhiddenalcove.blogspot.frI have trouble with this series. It's funny but not all the time, I like it, but not adore it, yet I can't seem to let it go. Everytime I tell myself "this is the last one", there's something in it that keeps me coming back for more. Single white vampire was no exception.Lucern Argeneau is a 612 year-old vampire. He's seen it all and is growing tired of life, communicates less and less with the world in general and his family in particular."He had always been a loner, but lately he had taken that to an extreme and everything seemed a bother. They knew he was growing dangerously bored with life."He's a famous romance writer and his newly appointed editor is willing to prove herself to her boss by bringing him to a signing tour, or anything good for publicity with him in it. His concise answer (by mail only) is the same everytime : "No". She forces his door, invades his home in the hope of making him change his mind. The "blah blah blah" scene ? Loved it !Kate is growing on Luc, slowly but surely. The surly laconic writer begins to open up a little, despite the fact that she's a modern woman and he doesn't like modern women. Luc is old-fashioned.She plays virtual games with him (the one invented by his brother), she cooks for him, she watches out for him, he can't get rid of her."Had it been Kate crying out in pain ? he wondered, feeling himself tense. Was she being attacked by some madman who was even now destroying his kitchen ?"Rahhhh-cksanne !"Lucern's eyes dilated in horror as the screechy voice sounded again, dragging along his nerves like nails on a chalkboard. Dear God, it was Kate attempting to sing."The only way to make her leave is to agree to a romance conference for a few days at a hotel - he thought that was merely an interview. Trapped !Kate asks her colleague Chris for help, because it won't be easy to make him talk and meet fans and ease up a little. Poor Chris. Together they introduce Luc to television where he discovers "Buffy the vampire slayer" (aghast, he calls her "stake happy"). Kate finds out that Luc is a vampire and after the first shock, she helps him find his food. That was something I read before in Argeneau, they're hundreds of centuries old vampires but still don't know how to feed properly so it doesn't become a problem. Hope the next book doesn't include that. Anyway, she even lets him feed on her and in order for her not to feel the pain, he makes her feel excited - something not too difficult for the both of them.The conference goes splendidly, the attraction between them is sizzling, minus a few incidents - the codpiece ! I loved lady Barrow's character ! And the writer Jodi. During those few days, they even meet mediums, and one of them studies Luc :"You have had many loves. (...) No, not loves. Lovers. You have had many. Many, many," she added, sounding surprised again. Then she blinked her eyes open to ask with some vexation, "When have you had time to sleep ?"They give up to their attraction and that leads us to the scene that had me rolling on the floor, laughing so hard I even cried : Luc asking the hotel for condoms. Priceless !!!Small excerpt - because it fills a few pages and it's absolutely hilarious (poor Chris !) :"Front desk. Can I help you ?""Condoms," Lucern blurted."Excuse me, sir ?""Condoms. I need condoms," he barked."I see, sir." The cheerfulness went out of the voice. "What size ?""Size ?" They had sizes ? Lucern peered down at himself. "Big.""Of course, sir. They're always big," the voice said dryly."Well, I won't retell the whole book, but like I said, I began it thinking it might be my last. Yet it was so so so funny, or maybe I was in the right mood to read it, I have to read more !

  • Aphrodite
    2018-11-24 05:44

    Funny and sweetI enjoyed this book a lot more than the first book. It had plenty of funny scenes and I loved so much every time that Luc say just NO! It was hilarious

  • Deborah Ideiosepius
    2018-11-25 09:58

    Single white Vampire is very, very, clearly a 'series' romance-comedy-supernatural book. Oldest brother in a vampire family is an author who writes supposed fiction books based on the romances of his parents, brother and sister as they all find partners (they don't quite sparkle in the sunlight, but are still good upstanding American citizens). The other main character is, of course the romantic interest; a sexy single young editor who believes her dream job is in danger if she does not coerce the difficult, reclusive author. I thought this was a good, promising plot premise. All to often books that belong to a 'series' fall down badly, in a number of ways if you have not read the previous. I give 'series' books a bit of leeway over that often enough. Whether they really deserve that leeway is a question for a blogg. This book has the most frequent issue in 'series books', of not bothering with any character except the leading couple. The author leans lazily on the fact that the readers 'should' know the characters from previous books.The main character started out interesting; firm, academic, decisive in that he knows what he wants (to be left alone), reclusive, yet polite and interesting. Then the character crumbles as under the force of the female lead he degenerates to angstsy mopy and indecisive. Finally it turns out he was really just lonely and miserable and dying to be made happy by an extroverted pretty little fluffhead. Disappointingly yawn. The female was initially a little annoying in the chirpy, overly gen-y model. That fit the story well enough and I didn't mind until page 151. This is a spoiler and perhaps you should not read it if you think you may enjoy this novel. It was the breaking point for me that crashed the book down to a one star.(view spoiler)[ On page 151 the female lead walks into the hotel suite and sees the male lead apparently kissing the neck of her male co-worker! Shock horror because she is falling for him. We as privileged readers of course know what is really going on.Here is my problem (and I was certainly more horrified than female-lead was at this point); "He was... A pervert! That was Kate's first thought upon opening the door.."I am still reeling to be honest! A man kissing another man's throat is A PERVERT? In this day and age? I was absolutely appalled, I still am. Thank god I did not pay money for this book.(hide spoiler)]So, leaving the spoiler aside, this book at 369 pages was way too long for a book with no sub-plot and only two characters. The only plot in this is the romance which is not really enough to keep it rolling. The comedy part was not very funny in my opinion, even before the travesty of pg 151. The sex scenes were very restrained and unimaginative and the literary parts, which were the most interesting, were very minor.

  • Rebecca
    2018-11-26 11:52

    Lynsay absolutely rocks with her new series about a dysfunctional vampire family! I won't go into the plot line too heavy because you need to experience all the surprises and delights yourself. A mother, two sons and a daughter (and more relatives to come hopefully) face the every day struggles of vampire existence in the 21st Century. In this tale, originally called Lucern, we meet Lucern Argeneau, the first son. He is a four hundred year old vampire, getting by in the dreary world by writing contemporary romances about...well, vampires...only no one catches on he is merely writing about his family. To his surprise, they are a big success, so much so his editor, Kate C. Leever of Roundhouse Publishing is determined to drag the reclusive writer to the Romantic Times Convention. Lucern is a grumpy - albeit sexy - curmudgeon, and he is determined NOT to go to a book convention. However, Kate is a whirlwind, an editor - who has little life outside her work - so she is firmly determined to drag him kicking and screaming into the limelight. She gets aid from his family, who think Kate is not only a super editor, but also the perfect mate for Lucern. And while Lucern loves her as an editor - at a distance - he hates to admit he feels an attraction for the pushy lady. Only, romance for the vampire - as well as attending a book convention - has a lot of modern day drawbacks. Kate fits in well with his family, though she finds them a bit odd. Lynsay is known for her side-aching humour, but she is at top form as Lucern is forced into the world of sunshine and supermarkets. Being your totally civilised vamp, Lucian does not go around biting necks - let's face it, in today's situation of aids, drugs and diseases only a foolish vampire runs around taking blood without knowing the donor's lifestyle! Being a smart vampire family, they have invested in a series of blood banks, and have a steady supply delivered to them. Only Kate's presence causes Lucern to miss din-din more than once, making him so famished he considers attacking a steak in the local market. By the time Kate installs Lucern in the convention hotel, she is becoming concerned there is something very wrong with Lucern's health. From the mad escapade at the Ball for the Romance Times (with an appearance of Lady of RT herself!!) to Kate coming to terms with her popular vampire writer might just be writing biographies instead of fiction, it is typical Lynsay wit and brilliance. Lucern is sexy, deliciously grumpy and is the new wave of vampires for the 21st Century. I have always enjoyed every book Lynsay was written, but I must say she takes the gold ring with this wonderful funny book! I fell in love with Lucern.

  • Maura
    2018-11-13 11:45

    This story follows older brother Lucern, who recently began writing paranormal romance novels and who has begun to tire of his immortal life. He's grumpy and irritable and he's being hounded by his editor, Kate, to do some publicity and his answer is no. So when she shows up on his doorstep to convince him and pretty much moves in, Lucern isn't pleased. But he describes her as "a tick, burrowing and getting under his skin." Eventually he takes to liking her. But in order to finally get rid of her, he agrees to do a Romantic Times Conference. There, the troubles of his being a vampire and her not knowing it (until she does) and then the logistics of being together drive the plot. I'm not sure I have the stamina for this series. Lucern was interesting enough and I have no doubt that after 612 years, I'd probably be acting much the same way that he does. I actually liked him quite a bit. I also found his rudeness toward Kate completely understandable as this woman was irritating beyond belief. She got much better once the conference was under way, but yikes. I was astonished at how quickly this woman accepted that Lucern was a vampire...absolutely astonished. Not to mention how quickly she was offering her own blood. And some of the situations that are meant to be funny, just didn't make the grade in the humor scale...(view spoiler)[ the condoms, the blood bank, the codpiece, etc.(hide spoiler)]By far though, the biggest problem I had, was not the story (which was still interesting) nor the characters (despite Kate). My problem was the pacing and the tendency to focus on daily minutiae. The book felt like it dragged, more so than its predecessors. Where the first two books only had portions that felt like they stalled, this entire book felt like it just couldn't pick up and get going. I'm hoping the series manages to pick up pretty soon.