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A Very Vampy Christmas: From Sugarplums and Scandal [Kindle Edition]

Kerrelyn Sparks
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers

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Book Description

Maggie O'Brien is thrilled when she lands a starring role on the Digital Vampire Network's hottest soap opera, As the Vampire Turns. Doesn't hurt that her leading man is Don Orlando de Corazon, the greatest lover in the vampire world! But who is Don Orlando really? Nobody knows, not even Don Orlando. As the couple sets out in search of his mysterious past, "home for the holidays" takes on a new meaning when the recently-turned vamp discovers his own Christmas miracle.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1415 KB
  • Print Length: 89 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse (September 6, 2011)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FG1HI8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,196 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Adorable short story September 9, 2011
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This short story was originally published in the Sugarplums and Scandal anthology which I never read. Since I love the Love at Stake series, I was so excited to find out that I could purchase this story without having to buy the anthology. "A Very Vampy Christmas" appears to be one of the earlier stories in the series because there were some single characters who aren't any longer (Ian McPhie, I am looking at you!). I have read about Maggie and Don a few times in the other books and I knew they ended up together but I was never sure exactly how that came to be.

I need to wonder no more! This story is short and quick but it is also fun and as has all the trademark humor I've come to enjoy in the Love At Stake series. The story was well worth the $1.99 I paid for it for my Kindle. This has made me even more excited for the next full book "Sexiest Vampire Alive" to be released. If you have somehow never managed to read a book in this series, you are missing out. Start with the first book "How to Marry A Millionaire Vampire". You won't regret it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome short story!!! 5 stars October 14, 2011
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Kerrelyn Sparks was able to capture the right amount of romance and action into this short story. I adored this tale. I was so excited to get to read Maggie and Don Orlando's story and I wasnt disappointed at all. This series rocks! I want more of this world..
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars a very vampy christmas August 6, 2012
By frizz
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I love the series fun quick reads, but this one fell short. You really wouldn't miss anything if you skipped it
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Rushed, and nothing to it October 12, 2011
By Aravis1
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I knew going in that it was just a short story, but considering the quality of some of the books I've gotten for free or $1.99 on here, i was expecting something kinda decent or even good. The story started out the same way the author's other books do, and I was curious to read this one after seeing references to it in so many of the other books. I was enjoying it somewhat, and going "OK, I can suspend disbelief" right up until the sudden declarations of love and all of the conversations that happened the next morning (which just happens to be Christmas, though there is no build-up in the story to make you aware of the timeframe. Same as saying it's all happening on a Tuesday). It was like the author had suddenly had enough. It also seems like it was supposed to be a regular novel, but wasn't approved, so someone said, "Hey, just cut it off right here on Christmas day and we can stick it in a holiday collection." Ridiculously rushed. Would it really have hurt to at least stretch it out for another chapter? There's no resolution to speak of. If I had known better, I probably wouldn't have even read it if it were free. You glean enough about their story from reading the other books, so it was a waste of time to read this, not to mention pay for it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good July 21, 2014
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I thought this series would be like the Argeneau Vampire Series. It is good, but not quite as entertaining. Honestly I can't really pin down why. The characters are enjoyable, the world they operate in is interesting and the love stories are engaging. I've read about 1/2 the series, but kinda fizzled out. May pick it up again later when I catch up on some other series...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 13, 2014
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I have enjoyed very much all Kerrelyn's Love at Stake series. Have read all of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yay! April 11, 2014
By Stacy
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Kerrely Sparks is a fantastic author! I love these Scottish Vampires and all of their friends! :) I have given her books as gifts to friends searching for something new to read! They are truly a fun and enjoyable time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars next on my list to read January 29, 2014
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Not read it yet but have read most of het books and they all rate 5 stars. Feel the same positive about this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Yay...I just love reading Kerrelyn Sparks
Awesome short story. I look forward to reading everything written by Kerrelyn Sparks. Can't wait for the next book to be published.
Published 1 month ago by Faith Troyan
4.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT!!!
Even though this was a short story, it still delivered the goods. Kerrelyn has a way with the undead that is enjoyable and funny. Can't wait for the next installment.
Published 2 months ago by Denise M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Suspense filled romance
Published 3 months ago by Erica Hickey
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Series
Another good story in the continuing series.
Published 4 months ago by PHA
5.0 out of 5 stars The product is exactly what I order. This is so much easier then...
The product is exactly what I order. This is so much easier then going out and shopping for the items I want. Thanks!
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Vamps
I have read every one of this series and each one has been quite a lot of fun.
For light reading and escapism I recommnend these. She has yet to disappoint me. Read more
Published 11 months ago by kamsgrams
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
it was nice to read this book as I read the rest of the series first. I never knew Maggie's story and enjoyed reading how her story unfolded. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Todd Brower
4.0 out of 5 stars Review
Great short story. Perfect for a rainy afternoon. I always enjoy the love at first bite series. Looking forward to the next book.
Published 11 months ago by Joan
4.0 out of 5 stars If You Love Vampire Romance, Don't Pass This Up
This was such an awesome read that I started it and couldn't put it down. The plot lines are consistent and the stories are really great. Don't miss out on this read!!
Published 12 months ago by Paige4Real
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More About the Author

Kerrelyn Sparks is the New York Times bestselling author of the Love at Stake series. Her heroes are generally fanged or furry, but never suffer from cavities or fur balls. And in spite of a tendency to nibble or howl at the moon, they're still wonderfully romantic. Please feel free to visit where you can read excerpts, play vampire games, join the forum, or send Kerrelyn an e-mail. She loves hearing from readers!

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