The Accidental Vampire

The Accidental Vampire

FATE GAVE HER FANGS...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.

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These books are pure cheesy vamp romance with a big helping of smut on the side. She figured that the best way to learn how to be a vampire is by watching the old Dracula movie. Someone to teach her how to vamp... Never tried to look in a mirror. Especially the adverb song.) By living like an idiot, Elvi has also mistakenly broken many vampire laws. In other words, telling the entire town where you live that you are a vampire, and letting them speak freely about it is probably a bad idea. Victor is a vampire who is on the council - the vamp government. He is sent to check out what the hell is going on when there is an ad in the paper with a vamp girl looking for her one true love. There are a few more male vamps looking for a good time.

My first real paranormal romance -- not YA, not vampire hunting with a side of relationship, but an honest-to-goodness real-live romance novel. I see movies like, for example, The Da Vinci Code, and am astonished that apparently, in every single stage of production, everyone involved failed to notice -- and remark upon -- the fact that "This can't be this -- the fleur de lis!" is not a line that should have ever been written, let alone spoken on screen. THE ACCIDENTAL VAMPIRE had what sounded like a cute premise: Elvi Black doesn't know how she became a vampire, and since she's taking her cues from Dracula, she's getting a lot of it wrong. When her best friend sneaks a personal ad for Elvi into the paper, the novice neckbiter meets up with Victor, an ancient vamp who will -- oh, never mind, I'm just going to quote the back of the book here, because this sort of campy goodness really should be shared: FATE GAVE HER FANGS. When the other vampires inform her that yes, she can actually eat, Elvi runs out immediately to the grocery store and is escorted by all the men, who enable her lack of impulse control enthusiastically. The author spent a lot of time repeating herself, verbatim, sometimes within the same paragraph, all of which made it really hard to finish the book. She also goes to great lengths to emphasize that Elvi and her best friend Mabel are older women (in their sixties). For most of the book, someone is trying to kill Elvi. So they go through elaborate assassination attempts (despite the fact that they really like Elvi and don't object to her being a vampire) without ever bothering to notice that their son's pallor rubs off on his clothing. Most of the suspense for me came from wondering who was putting the Stupid Juice in the town's water supply, but alas, that mystery was never resolved. I mean, I feel like you could have the domestic-man-porn and the sex and the vampirism and still have something that's not so frustrating to read.

Opening Line:" It was a high-pitched scream that woke Elvi." THE ACCIDENTAL VAMPIRE is an amusing story with great characters. Elvie Black was accidentally turned into a Vampire while vacationing in Mexico with her best friend. The whole town becames a part of this amusing story as a comedy of errors results in someone trying to kill Elvie and Victor discovering that she might be his lifemate.

Victor Argeneau and his assistant DJ drive out to the small town of Port Henry to meet this woman and find out what is going on. Elvi is an accidental vampire, who was turned under unusual circumstances and has attracted the attention of the Council. It had been so long since I have read an Argeneau book that I had forgotten how good they were. I enjoyed a lot the fact that the heroine was a woman of 60 something when she was turned into a vampire. It is as funny and unusual a vampire romance as I thought it would be. It had all the "usual stuff" with lifemates, the gorgeous looking vampires and so on, but the story in itself turned out to be surprising and inventive. This was a funny cute book.

I will not, however, pretend to like the most common cover design for this book. The proliferation of muscular torsos on the covers of books has probably done more to turn me off the genre than anything else. The cover of a book with a picture like that should be called "The Ab-Max System" and the byline should read "In just two weeks, you too can have abs like this." Still, I think the idea behind this book was kind of brilliant and will go on paying dividends for the series for years to come. So, if you're looking for something that only pretends to be dark (my kind of dark) and is actually light, fun and just a bit sentimental, this one is a good choice.

never mind the fact that I still had a reflection after I became a vampire, I'm sure it's gone now but I'm too chicken sht to find out!' Same goes for the food. Such a dumbass that her vampire 'research' after she was turned involved 'just the movies, because movies are faster than reading the books'. I'm sorry, normally I enjoy these books for what they are but this one was definitely lacking a wee bit.

Now Elvi doesn't know the first thing about being a vamp other than what she has seen in the movies and in books. This was a great story since it is one of the lightest of this genre and it has a wonderful small secondary story of Mabel, Elvi's friend who is 62, who has caught the eye of what appears to be a much younger vamp. The story was so breezy that it won't take long at all to read, but real fans won't want to miss this since I loved seeing such a hard-butt like Victor be taken down the garden path by such a wonderful and warm-hearted woman.

Pero por primera vez me parece entretenido leer esa parte ya que las reacciones de "Elvi" son divertidas como cuando se desespera por un queque de queso o con la cama, incluso lo del sol que ya en el libro 7 es reitero aburrido, le da un giro y anima bastante la lectura.

With her witty and charming personality, Sands describes books as, Waking dreams or stories, tales to amuse, entertain and distract us from everyday life.

  • Argeneau

  • English

  • Paranormal

  • Rating: 4.22
  • Pages: 372
  • Publish Date: December 26th 2008 by Avon
  • Isbn10: 0061229687
  • Isbn13: 9780061229688