An ok read, the Jennifer Ashley story, Viva Las Vampires, being the best of the three, Katie Macalister's "Bring Out Your Dead" is alright, except for one character who speaks in sort of a fractured french which got on my nerves. Minda Webber has never been a favorite of mine, I have yet to get through one of her books and her short story was no different, her writing style just grates me the wrong way I guess because many others like her.
JUST ONE SIP is a delightful trio of short romance novels with that paranormal twist--or I guess you could call them short paranormal novels with a nice romantic twist. In any case, cute romps!
From back cover:
---VIVA LAS VAMPIRES by Jennifer Ashley
A sunbathing vamp in Vegas? No way! Meredith Black is absolutely positive the tanned god with the gorgeous smile couldn't have possibly made her his for eternity with just one glance. But he'll sure have fun proving it.
---BRING OUT YOUR DEAD by Katie MacAlister
Battling a demon lord is all in a day's work for the Dark One named Sebastian. But now he must take on a horde of unhappy zombies and an obnoxious, know-it-all teen vampire if he wants to win the hand of the one woman who can make him whole.
---LUCY AND THE CRYPT CASANOVA by Minda Webber
Talk show host Lucy Campbell has made a career of interviewing Druid witches, trolls, and an occasional goblin. But now she wants more. Only she wasn't expecting to get involved with a vampire detective who has a slight incubus problem.
3 short stories were nothing extraordinary and felt recycled. The first "Viva Las Vampires" was steamy and entertaining but felt rushed and lacking some points. It felt like a kernal to something that could be good. Meredith a young writer researching her new novel gets involved with Stefan master vampire...blah..heard it before..
"Bring Out Your Dead" I read three pages and skipped to the next story. It was sarcastically annoying and dumb.
"Lucy & the Crypt Casanova" lost my interest after the first chapter.
The first 2 stories in this book were delightful! They have a lot of comedy along with the vampire theme. The third was a little harder to get into and was very wacky but it was cute once you got past the first part.
Suzanne M. (1PilatesMom) reviewed Just One Sip: Viva Las Vampires / Bring Out Your Dead / Lucy and the Crypt Casanova on
This is 3 stories in one book, each by a different author. Great for sampling short works from these 3 talented ladies. I've read a few of Katie MacAlister's Dard Ones books and her story (the second) was similar to those books. I liked the first story Viva Las Vampires by Jannifer Ashley the best. (It's the story where the title of the book comes from) Her vampires were the best drawn and gave them some weaknesses and some humor, esp Mario - yum! Gave the book 3 stars for a fun beach-type read.
3 stories by Katie MacAlister, Jennifer Ashely & Minda Webber.
WITH A TWIST: A sunbathing vampin Vegas? No Way! Meredith Black is absolutely positive the tanned god with the gorgeous smile couldn't have possibly made he his for eternity with just one glance.
ON THE ROCKS: Battling a demon lord is all in a day's work for the Dark One named Sebastian. But now hmust take on a horde of unhappy zombies and a obnoxious, know-it-all teen vampire if he wants to win the hand of the one women who can make him whole.
STRAIGHT UP: Talk show host Lucy Campbell has made a career of interviewing Druid witches, trolls, and an occasional goblin....