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Friday, August 17, 2012

Blog Tour - Feasted On: Take It Like a Vamp by Candace Havens | Review

Today I'm turning my blog over to Candace Havens, with a review of her latest novel "Take It Like a Vamp!!"

ALSO -- Be sure to check out the "Take It Like a Vamp" Blog Tour Schedule to sign up for this tour's GIVEAWAYs on it's various blogs!! [Blog Tour will run from August 10 - 29, 2012]



- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 355 KB | Expected Release Date: July 2012 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Covet | Obtained: Entangled Publishing

"Take It Like a Vamp" by Candace Havens

My Book Summary : Nine months ago, Casey moved into her Aunt's condo after her parents died. During those months of living there, she became best friends with a rich handsome successful entrepreneur and owner of the building she now lives in, Nick, who she has a huge crush on but believes she would never have a chance with. However, she would be VERY wrong! Since Nick wants her more than he wants any woman, he's ever been with since he first met her. The only thing stopping Nick from pursuing Casey is his friendship with her and because of who/what he is ..... a vampire.

Nevertheless, soon the decision about getting closer to Casey will be taken out of Nick's hands when he crazy ex-girlfriend believes they should get back together at any costs .... even Casey's life. Can they make it work or will Casey be too scared about what she'll learn about Nick and take off like he fears?

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars!! This humorously exciting and sexy novel was too much fun to put down! I loved the characters! It's a fast-paced novel that I thoroughly enjoyed especially the funny and mischievous banter that passed between Casey and Nick.

About the Characters:
• Casey: A sweet and independent woman who has Nick, her best friend, wrapped around her little finger.

• Nick: He's a vampire-mix and the leader of a supernatural creature Council. Soon he'll have to find/choose a wife/mate so he can keep his Council seat, and in a way to avoid it a little longer, he unintentionally becomes closer to Casey and brings her more into his world.

• Bennett: Casey's best girl friend and personal assistant who keeps her on track.

• Mason: Nick's human assistant who knows who and what Nick is and protects his secrets.

• Lincoln: Nickname is Linc. A fashion designer who is straight. He has a crush on Casey. He's Nick's best friend.

I hope the author will make a sequel to this novel since I really want to read a story about Linc and Bennett getting together! Especially since, as I said before, this novel was hilarious!!! Even though both Casey and Nick have issues believing each other's feelings, this novel moved so fast from one twist to the next that the annoying parts never lasted long. =0)

I recommend this novel to anyone who adores reading paranormal romances! In addition, to those who are fans of Laurie London's Sweetblood Series, as "Take It Like a Vamp" seemed to have a similar governing setup to Ms. London's series, to me at least. I hope you'll enjoy!!

Author's Novel Extras : Take It Like A Vamp News | The Secret is Out | What Do You Covet?"

Author's Book Trailer :

Book Teaser(s) :
Teaser #1 ~ within Chapter 1
“Thanks. My head is killing me, and I’m fairly certain these shoes you made me wear have bonded to my feet. I can’t feel my toes any more.”
“Beauty requires pain,” Linc said as he guided her to the entrance.
“Probably why I live in T-shirts, jeans and sweat pants,” she said.
Her monkey pajamas would feel like heaven. The cool November air wisped around her face, but it didn’t help her grogginess.
“Well, you’re lucky you look beautiful in everything.” He guided her into the back seat of a black limousine.
She snorted. “I bet Nick paid you to be nice to me. You guys are quite a pair,” she said as he tucked her dress beneath her.
“You aren’t fond of compliments are you?” ~ within Chapter 6
“Thanks,” she said softly.
“For what?” he said near to her ear.
“For being here. I didn’t realize he’d be so—seems as though he’s between girlfriends at the moment. And, well, he sort of assumes that if you’re female, and sometimes if you’re male, you want to sleep with him.”
“I believe that ego comes with the job. But just so you know, if he manhandles you again, he won’t have a throat to sing with.” The threat was real, but she didn’t take it that way.
She giggled. He loved that sound. ~ within Chapter 10
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Candace, then please check out her website.



About the Author :

Bestselling author Candace Havens has written six novels for Berkley including, "Charmed & Dangerous," "Charmed & Ready," "Charmed & Deadly," "Like A Charm," "The Demon King and I," and "Dragons Prefer Blondes." Her books for the Blaze line at Harlequin include "Take Me If You Dare," "She Who Dares, Wins," "Truth and Dare," and "The Model Marine." She is also in the anthology "Spirited," and the proceeds go to help literacy. In addition to "Take It Like A Vamp," she has the steampunk novels "Iron Demon" (Oct. 2012) and "Iron Blood" (April 2013) from the Maisy Clark series debuting with Entangled Publishing.

Her books have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. "Model Marine" is a National Readers Choice Finalist. She is the author of the biography "Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy" and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more.

Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 2000 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Dorsey Gang on New Country 96.3, and is the President of the Television Critics Association.

To earn Candace’s undying affection, please visit, www.candacehavens.com.




About the Publisher :

Covet will cater to everything from Greek gods, to witches, to vampires, open door and closed door sex scenes, funny and dark. Voices like Erin McCarthy, Shelly Laurenston, Gena Showalter, and Nalini Singh are good examples of the kind of exciting, fast-paced voices that will appeal most to Covet readers.

For more on Entangled Publishing, please visit, www.entangledpublishing.com.




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