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A Girl's Guide to Vampires (Dark Ones, Bk 1)
A Girl's Guide to Vampires - Dark Ones, Bk 1
Author: Katie MacAlister
Armed with only a bag of rune stones and her wicked sense of humor, an American woman untangles the threads connecting a serial killer, vampires, and the handsome man who may not be as he appears. — Joy Randall's Top 5 Tips for Vampire Hunters — 1. Location, location, location. Remember, if you wouldn't be there, neither would a bloodsucke...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780505525307
ISBN-10: 0505525305
Publication Date: 10/2003
Pages: 384
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3.8 stars, based on 553 ratings
Publisher: Love Spell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 10
Stupid. So far, I've read only a couple of books by this author and they are just "ok" - some better than others, but the real downfall of the series is that its basically the same story over and over again. Really silly trying-too-hard-to-be-funny dialogue...but hey, that's just my opinion.

Want to see the funny vampire novel done decently? Try Mary Janice Davidson's Undead and Unwed series (just the first few, they get weaker as they go) or Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire Series.
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Helpful Score: 6
I really enjoy Katie Macalister's books. If you are looking for a vampire romance, this is not it. There are plenty of steamy scenes and a great romance... it's just not with the vampire. It's more a mistery of trying to figure out who is a vampire.
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Helpful Score: 3
Not LOVING it! Sort of inconsistant. The charcters are a bit boring! Rapheal does sound pretty dang hot though! Having a hard time getting through it, and it is pretty predictable, but it MUST have something because I don't quite want to give up on it yet!!!

Certainly no Twighlight, but it has it's moments.
reviewed A Girl's Guide to Vampires (Dark Ones, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Good book, very chick-lit in a vampire sort of way, with a mystery involved. I read all 374 pages in two days because I couldn't put it down. The two main female characters have very entertaining dialogue.
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Helpful Score: 2
A very good book. Took me a few pages to get into it but it caught my attention after that.
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reviewed A Girl's Guide to Vampires (Dark Ones, Bk 1) on + 16 more book reviews
In my opinion, it wasn't a very bad book. I enjoyed it. I was a little disappointed about the ending, but I won't spoil it, not much of a "vampire" romance. witty banter, a few cliche' characters, but all in all a good read. I'd recommend it to others.
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It was just plain fun! It was light, sexy, it had enough characters in it to keep it interesting but not so many you have to keep remember who they are. I hope the other Dark Ones to follow are as much fun & sexy.
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Disappointing
Not a good Vampire story.

Joy and Roxy are two young American women tourists in the Czech Republic looking for love. Their trip takes them to a Carnival/festival for Gothics where the bulk of the story takes place. Obsessed with the belief that Joy is destined to belong to a "Dark One" due to a mind meld of visions, the girls seek advice from C.J. Dante famed author of the popular vampire series books. Raphael, the festival's head of security becomes the driving passion of Joy.

I enjoyed the developing relationship between Joy and Raphael, but the rest of the book was a blur of bad story. Joy and Roxy were so annoying as characters I found myself more interested in the men of this book. There is too much bad comic relief. The vampire in this story was an after thought. The title should have been "A Girl's Guide to Screwing up your Relationships and Running your Mouth off Inappropriately in a Gypsy Camp".

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