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Lady & The Vamp (Anglais) Poche – 1 avril 2008


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Former vampire hunter Michael Quinn is living a nightmare: he's been turned into a vampire. His only hope is the "Eye"--a long-lost artifact that, once every millennium, will grant one wish to its possessor. Fortunately for Quinn, he has a map detailing the path to the "Eye." All he needs to do is find it, then he can wish himself back into humanity.
Janie Parker has made a lot of many mistakes in her life, not the least of which was getting tricked into working for a demon. Not only is the pay awful, but she has to successfully complete all her unsavory assignments or risk a torturous death. Her latest mission is to track a vampire who apparently knows where some stupid treasure is. No problem. Until she sees who the vampire is -- Michael Quinn, a man she's had a crush on since she was twelve years old. Too bad she'll have to kill him to get to the "Eye."
But Quinn and Janie are kindred spirits, and soon they're falling in love even though they're after what the other person is desperate for: the "Eye".

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Michelle Rowen is a paranormal romance author who lives in Ontario, Canada.


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Michelle Rowen est née à Toronto, Ontario. Quand elle était enfant, elle rêvait de devenir hôtesse de l'air, voleuse de bijoux et écrivaine. Un sur trois, ce n'est déjà pas si mal ! Elle avoue être bibliophile, posséder un chat maléfique
appelé Nikita, être accro à la téléréalité et entretenir une relation malsaine avec tout ce qui touche à la série Buffy contre les vampires.

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Followup to the best newer series in paranormal 18 mars 2008
Par Jennifer Black - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Poche
Michael Quinn, Michelle Rowen's tormented hunter-turned-vampire from "Bitten and Smitten" and "Fanged and Fabulous", is back, returning to the scene with would-be Alpha werewolf Barkley and badass mercenary blonde Janie Parker. Now he's on a quest of his own -- to cute his nocturnal and blood-drinking afflictions with a mystical object known as the Eye. But the Eye is sought after by Parker's Boss, who has his own, unknown, nefarious purposes to contend with.

Quinn and Parker's sagas soon overlap in a hot, desert tale of lust and blood drenched in danger from the start. From the sands and abandoned mining towns of Arizona to the high-rolling glamour of Las Vegas do we follow our fang-crossed protagonists, and never are we let down.

I have never been even close to disappointed by any of Rowen's books before, but I must say -- "Lady and the Vamp" might have to be one of my favorites by this amazing author. I have yet to not love any of her wonderful characters, and her level of development in this novel is, simply put, fantastic. Characters have never felt so three-dimensional, and they're all so damned lovable!

Rowen's fantasy universe, believable and rich all in one, never ceases to amaze. She never manages to forget to answer the natural questions readers ask of her world-building as they go through the story, unlike so many authors who think they can glide by with only hot content and weakly laid-out universe to write in.

"Lady and the Vamp", like Rowen's other books, stands alone well enough, though naturally it's a great deal richer when "Bitten and Smitten" and "Fanged and Fabulous" are read first. On the other hand, it doesn't give gobs of the other two away, so if you start with "Lady and the Vamp", you're still in fairly good shape.

I was, fan of Michelle Rowen's writing that I am, delightedly pleased to see the small but undeniable tie to her solo-standing (non-vampire) fantasy novel, "Angel With Attitude". It's fun to see that, indeed, the events in both novel-lines are in the same universe, and unlike so many authors who bog their worlds down in far-spreading minutiae of paranormal society within the first five pages of Book One, Rowen is a thousand times more focused, taking time to introduce her various preternatural breeds. Thusly, instead of being an information overload and headache, the wide-spreading cosmos is appreciated. And now, perhaps we can hope for cameos from "Angel With Attitude" characters...

I was also surprised -- though certainly not dismayed -- to see how hot "Lady and the Vamp" is! Fans of the heavier romance who may have shied away from the first two books for their lack of heavy "mature" content, will love this book -- along with those who still love the author's flare for well-driven plot.

This book bites you, hangs on, and you never want it to let go. I whole-heartedly recommend it to any fan of modern fantasy.

10/10
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Unlikeable characters on a quest to find a magic artifact. They fight bad guys and each other along the way. 19 avril 2009
Par Jane - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Poche
STORY BRIEF:
Quinn used to be a vampire hunter. Two months ago he was turned into a vampire. Having seen both sides, he becomes sensitive and no longer wants to kill anyone, human or vampire. He doesn't want to drink blood and nearly dies from starvation. The Boss is a powerful mafia-type bad guy who frequently kills those who work for him. Janie is a human mercenary who works for the Boss. She is good at killing by staking vampires and shooting silver bullets at werewolves. Quinn learns there is an artifact called the Eye which will grant one wish to one person every thousand years. The thousand year moment is now. Quinn wants to find the Eye to turn himself back into a human. The Boss has psychic seers who tell him that Quinn is after the Eye. The Boss forces Janie to follow Quinn, take the Eye and then kill Quinn. To make sure she does this, the Boss tells Janie he knows where her long lost sister Angela is. The Boss also says he will kill both Janie and her sister, if Janie doesn't do what he asks. Janie follows Quinn as he follows clues and a treasure map for the Eye. Another bad-guy-vampire Malcolm is also searching for the Eye.

REVIEWER'S OPINION:
Janie is not likeable, a coldhearted killer. She holds Quinn's friend hostage and threatens death to Quinn and his friend. Quinn comes off as a wimp. He welcomes death to put him out of his misery. The bad guy Malcolm tries to kill Quinn and Janie more than once. Later, when Quinn has the chance, he won't kill Malcolm. Instead Malcolm continues to be a threat and causes more harm to them and others. Most of the book is Janie and Quinn following clues to find the Eye. The search wasn't that interesting for me. I did not enjoy the characters or the way they interacted. Barkley is Quinn's acquaintance/friend. Barkley is a cowardly werewolf, afraid to fight for his position in the pack and afraid of Angela, the women he was supposed to protect. He actually runs away from her. The intent of the book may have been paranormal romance, but I didn't see enough relationship development. The couple was on a quest, fighting bad guys, and somehow at the end they decide and declare that they love each other.

I was unhappy with the cover picture not matching the story. Quinn has dark blond hair and blue eyes. The guy on the cover has black hair and brown eyes.

CAUTION SPOILER:
The Boss had seers who told him Quinn was on the way to the Eye. The problem is that Malcolm knew more about the Eye than anyone else, and Malcolm got to the Eye first. The seers should have told the Boss about Malcolm, not Quinn. Then the Boss would have sent Janie after Malcolm, not Quinn.

DATA:
Story length: 344 pages. Swearing language: moderate/strong. Sexual language: none. Number of sex scenes: 1, 4 pages long. Setting: current day Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. Genre: paranormal with minimal romance.
Hunters become hunted 6 mai 2008
Par Helen Hancox - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Poche
Janie Parker is a supernatural assassin, tied to working for The Boss against her better instincts but unable to escape her contract except by death. When The Boss sends her to collect a supernatural artefact called The Eye, Janie soon runs into Michael Quinn, a former vampire hunter and the man that was her childhood crush. Quinn has recently been turned into a vampire and is struggling with his thoughts and feelings about this, thinking he should be dead but not quite able to commit suicide. Quinn has learned that The Eye grants one wish to a supernatural person and he hopes to find it in order to be returned to a human.

Quinn and Janie find themselves travelling together to find the eye, neither trusting the other. They run into various problems including another vampire who is after The Eye. Can they follow the treasure map to the Eye, keep it from the baddies, and can Janie overcome the hold that The Boss has over her.

This was a fun read which was never boring and had some amusing moments. The story had good pacing and the characters were interesting as they learned about each other, particularly Quinn's doubts about his new status as vampire. The denouement at the end felt a little rushed and there felt like there was also some repetition in the writing style but apart from these small niggles it was a good read.

Originally published for Curled Up With A Good Book, curledup.com. © Helen Hancox 2008
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Paranormally Fantastic 2 avril 2008
Par Cari Quinn - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Poche
Michelle Rowen's written another great light-hearted romp in Janie and Quinn's story, Book #3 in the Immortality Bites series. Quinn's a conflicted vampire and Janie's a mercenary killer, but they both want the same things-The Eye and, eventually, each other. If obtaining the first doesn't get them killed, that is.

Along the way, they spend time with a werewolf who can't stay in form, and tangle with a supposedly long-dead vamp from Quinn's past, which ensures this road to true love will be filled with stakes, as well as bumps.

If you want laughs along with sizzling romance, try Michelle Rowen's Lady and The Vamp. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
A fun book & great addition to the series 29 octobre 2009
Par Jennifer Layne - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Poche
This is the 3rd book in the series & is less about Sarah & Thierry and more about Quinn (a less than thrilled Vamp who is an ex-Vamp Hunter) & Janie who is a gun for hire. Unwittingly, these two have history & Janie has had a crush on Quinn for sometime ... silly Teen crushes don't mean anything or so Janie seems to think. That is until she finds she can't seem to put Quinn and all the fun & naughty things they could do together out of her mind. Will she keep her mind in the game & her eye on the prize or will she risk it all for Quinn?

A good book that is just as fun as the others & Sarah & Thierry end up in the book for a bit eventually!
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