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A Tale of Two Vampires (Dark Ones, No. 10) Mass Market Paperback – September 4, 2012
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“A humorous take on the dark and demonic.”—USA Today
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Two years after she started writing novels, Katie sold her first romance, Noble Intentions. More than thirty books later, her novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and placed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell.
Katie lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and dogs, and can often be found lurking around online. You are welcome to visit her at http://www.katiemacalister.com
Top Customer Reviews
Eternally cursed and lonely, young, handsome Dark One, Baron Nikola Czerny is on his way home to his castle one dark night when his horse knocks down a woman running out of the dark forest. Because of the way she's dressed, in a short dress, he takes her home to his castle thinking she's a woman of ill repute. A very fetching looking one at that.
Little does he know she's from the future! And, what a handful she turns out to be.
I found "A Tale of Two Vampires", my very first Katie MacAlister book to be engaging, off-beat, fun, sexy, silly and downright entertaining. I really liked the characters Nikola and Io. The book has a good flow and pace to it and is a very enjoyable book. Recommended! Enjoy! ;}
Note: I was given this book from the author (through goodreads.com). I was in no way required to write a review. This is strictly my own honest review.
Iolanthe has had some issues. After being sexual harassed at work and then fired for reporting it, she has a new career to start. Iolanthe or IO, as she likes to be called, has all ways liked photography. So when she visits her cousin Gretal for the summer, she thinks the local scenery may be perfect to start her new career. When she meets some of Gretal's friends, she thinks they are weird. When one of them thinks he is a vampire or Dark One, IO knows someone is not working on all cylinders. Imogene and Ben, brother and sister, talk of there father, Nicola. Imogene says he has died, Ben says he is in Brazil sleeping with lots of women. As IO talks with the two, she knows there is something off with them. They keep asking IO, what she is? It just makes IO more and more confused. Imogene agrees to let IO take pictures of her but not near one area of the forest. IO's curiosity is peaked. When she goes to the area by herself, and finds a swirling mist and wonders what it is. She goes to put her arm through it and take pictures of it and ZAP! Waking up 300 years is just the start of her problems.
Katie MacAlister does it again. I vote her as Queen of situational humor! I laugh in every one of her books! IO, is very funny and even when she really does not know what the heck is going on, is confident and sticks to her principles. Nicola, although stuffy and uptight at first, really grows on you. He really almost has to learn how to love again. They two, you know are meant for one another but they of course fight it all the way. They use the excuse of lust rather than love. As the story unfolds, IO is reluctant to say the words even though you know she feels it in her heart. Will IO be able to make the Ultimate sacrifice?Read more ›
FROM HERE ON OUT, THERE ARE SPOILERS:
Okay, so, yes, this is the first book I've read of the series. I found this at my local library and since I love romance and vampires, I took it home with me. At first, I was captivated by the characters, the world building and wasn't even aware that there was time travel at first. But the dialogue. AWFUL. I've been ruined by authors like Kresley Cole that make it realistic, understandable, and witty. This was just... awful. No woman in their right mind would talk about the dirty sexy things that a guy wants to do to them in front of their kids. Furthermore, no woman would have long, drawn out mental conversations with a man when they're in front of people who kidnapped them and were planning on killing them.
Here are some of the quotes that were just RIDICULOUS:
*while the brother of the main character, Nikola, are standing in front of them with a knife, ready to attack...*
"I love you, Nikola."
He shot a startled glance over his shoulder.
"Whoops. Did you hear that?"
"Frak. Can you pretend you didn't?"
An adorably indignant look crossed over his face. She made an effort to straighten up and glare at him. "Well, I think you could if you put your mind to it."
"We will talk about this later, Io. Right now I must ascertain just what Rolf meant by his statement."
"What statement? Rolf is here?" She squinted past him. "Oh, yeah, he is here.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i like this entire series. am most sorry to learn that most of her work now
will be paperless. too bad, so sad.
I loved it. I loved a lot of Katie Macalister's books. It was steamy with a great story.Published 9 months ago by Holly Fuqua
Even though it's in a series you can pick up this book an understand exactly what's going on from previous books! Loved it!!!Published 10 months ago by Allison Rau
Silly read. Great if you need a quick unsatisfactory break, but search for something with more substance.Published 13 months ago by Tawnya J. Luke
One of the things I love about this book is it isn't just paranormal but it is also a time travel book. Very rarely do we get to go back in time and meet a vampire. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Captain Blue Book