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How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, Book 1)
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So what if he's a bit older and usually regards a human female as dinner, not a dinner date? Yes, Roman Draganesti is a vampire, but a vampire who lost one of his fangs sinking his teeth into something he shouldn't have. Now he has one night to find a dentist before his natural healing abilities close the wound, leaving him a lop–sided eater for all eternity.

Things aren't going well for Shanna Whelan either...After witnessing a gruesome murder by the Russian mafia, she's next on their hit list. And her career as a dentist appears to be on a downward spiral because she's afraid of blood. When Roman rescues her from an assassination attempt, she wonders if she's found the one man who can keep her alive. Though the attraction between them is immediate and hot, can Shanna conquer her fear of blood to fix Roman's fang? And if she does, what will prevent Roman from using his fangs on her...

Customer Reviews:

  • Needs Alot More Sensual Romance!!!!
    I gave this book 3 stars because it has a good story line and good characters, BUT it falls way short on the romance and their are very little sensual encounters between the main characters Roman Draganesti the rich handsome vampire and Shanna Whelan a dentist. Vampires should be strong and romantic in their sensual prowess and seductions of mortals but this was weak and it ends abruptly without settling the new couple into their new lives togather, Its just not developed enough!!!!! ...more info
  • How to marry a millionaire vampire
    I guess I was expecting a book with alot more humor then this one had, although this book did have some humor. The vampire hero was so ordinary. He could have been any succesful business man in any harlequin novel. It was very slow paced and it took the heroine forever to figure out the hero was a vampire. Roman and Shanna were just not that interesting as a couple....more info
  • Great book
    This is a great story. Wonderful characters and lots of romance and action. Get your copy today....you wont be sorry....more info
  • One star story
    I thought it was going to be a new refreshing story and I was completely wrong. I thought that the high rating (I'm definitely wondering about the level of intellect of the people who gave this a good rating) would be indicative of a good story, I could not have been anymore wrong. I utterly despised the heroine, she is childish, whiny (every other line was "A tear rolled down her cheek"), and she is a complete ditz. I was not moved by this book or the heroine in the least.

    I also thought it was very unrealistic of the heroine to expect so much in a "relationship" with a guy she had only met night before. They had only spent about all of 5 or 6 hours together and a bit of that she was in a trance and you want me to believe that is enough for some form of commitment between the two? I mean she's running out like this man had cheated on her. Please, let's be serious for a second. He owes her nothing and she owes him nothing as well, the expectations that they build up for each other, well more so the expectations stupid Shanna had for Roman were completely unreasonable.

    And the more I think about it, the more I think the premise of the story is stupid and I'm stupid for thinking it interesting of enough to purchase. This just wasn't the book for me, I tend to not like the whiny simpering thoughtless bimbo heroines....more info
  • i don't like romance books
    I was skeptical about buying this book. I don't like romance I like horror action. This book was good. It took a lot of time to get started but once it got there it was great. It had aa great story line and I can't wait for the next book...more info
  • Laugh Out Loud Funny!
    What do you do when you're a dentist who can't stand the sight of blood? In Shanna Whelan's case, you work the graveyard shift in an emergency dental clinic. In the six weeks she's worked there, Shanna has seen one patient, and no blood was involved.

    What do you do when you're an immortal vampire who's lost a fang? Roman Draganesti faces the horrific fate of becoming a lopsided eater for all eternity, unless his fang is replaced before morning. So, what else can he do but look in the vampire Black Pages for a dentist?

    Unfortunately for Roman, it seems there are no undead orthodontists. He has no choice but to go to a mortal. What do you do when the mortal you've chosen has a mob contract on her head? You promise to protect her, of course! This decision by Roman causes a ripple effect upon vampires and mortals alike. A vampire hit man, a secret formula, and a CIA stake-out team, make for a very bumpy ride on the road to eternal love.

    How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire is the first book I've read by Kerrelyn Sparks and it was laugh-out-loud funny! The scene after Roman loses his fang is eye-wiping hilarious. A bored immortal, a phobic dentist, a lot of sparks, and you've got a recipe for a great read! I highly recommend this book to all the vampire lovers out there.

    Delia
    Reviewed for Joyfully Reviewed...more info
  • Hilarious! More like 4.5 stars....
    Warning: Do not read this book in public unless you are prepared for others to look askance at you while you laugh uncontrollably!

    Vampire coven master Roman Draganesti needs a dentist immediately after breaking off one of his fangs in VANNA, the Vampire Artificial Nutritional Needs Appliance (a sex toy with blood coursing through it), and Dr. Shanna Whelan is the only dentist available in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, she is targeted for assassination by Ivan Petrovsky; Shanna is in the Witness Protection Program after testifying against the Russian Mafia hit she saw while innocently eating out with a friend. Roman rescues her from the hit only to find out she's also terrified of blood! Roman assists with that fear but will Ivan give up that easily? And what exactly does Shanna's father really do for a living, anyway?

    The laughs keep coming in this Kerrelyn Sparks vampire novel. Shanna is a strong woman who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to speak her mind- even to a bunch of supposedly blood-sucking demons! Her sassiness and intelligence have kept her sane while coping with the Mafia hit and serve her well as she meets a variety of very different vampires. She doesn't flinch at the Highlanders in their kilts or the geeky chemist, Laszlo, although she does put her foot down about Roman's harem.

    Readers will appreciate the wit and ingenuity of Sparks as she has created an all-vampire television network, DVN, with host Corky Courrant. The drinks for vampires are particularly amusing- Chocolood was a hit with the female vampires but Blood Lite came into existence as the women started to get fat!

    The women of Ivan and Roman's harem provide a lot of hilarity as well- from their constant complaining about the lack of sex to the demands that women be given more rights. This book is sure to delight vampire romance lovers everywhere!

    Courtesy of CK2S KWIPS AND KRITIQUES...more info
  • how to domesticate a millionaire vampire
    if you read most of the reviews (heck, including mine), you've ready most of the book already. but you should still read it... because - how often do you run across a hot sexy physically virgin vampire who'd commit to a big house with a big yard and a big dog and willing to get his DNA implanted into a boogy sperm to make sure the mortal love of his life would be his wife, mother to his children, and soulmate?

    i normally don't reread my smaller paperbacks but i have a feeling this will be in my library of favorites. it was spunky, feisty, saucy, and all around fun. and - like some of the other reviewers - i am eagerly anticipating a series based on this book. heck, i'd be happy to read more about roman and shanna.

    infact, sparks can call the next sequel "how to domesticate a millionaire vampire" for the sequel. perhaps followed by "how to raise mini half vampires".

    ...it should be interesting trying to spoon a vampire in his sleep when he's dead cold, no?...more info
  • a vampire with a hair shirt and a woman with a chip on her shoulder
    Roman was a sixteenth century monk before he became a vampire. In the ensuing five hundred years, he has remained pretty monkish: trying to make the world a better place, and dedicating himself to the science of healing. Which is how he came to invent synthetic blood, which is how he became a corporate magnate, which is how he became filthy rich. Yes, he is kind of a broody, despairing vampire; but he is broody like a monk with a hairshirt. There's no actual bad behavior, just lots and lots of hating himself.

    The synthetic blood was invented 18 years before the opening of "How to Marry..." and since then, Roman hasn't bitten a single living thing. He loses his tooth when he tests out a blood-filled suck-toy (in the form of a naked woman); it's been so long since he used his fangs that one just falls out.

    Shanna is pretty uptight. She's in the witness protection program because she witnessed a mob hit and testified against the killers. She accepts Roman's help because it's better than being knocked off by the Russian mafia, but she hates it every step of the way. Shanna is constantly finding reasons to accuse this painfully moral vampire of aiding her for various nefarious purposes; and then, once she can't keep believing that he is evil, she moans and groans about how a relationship with a vampire will never work. In the process, she helps reinforce all of Roman's self-loathing issues.

    Shanna insists from the beginning that what she wants is a normal life - a normal job, a normal husband, a big house with a white picket fence, and a dog. And she is unwilling to deviate from this image, or reconsider it. She can honestly be standing right in front of Roman (nice, hunky, madly in love with her, a scientific genius, a CEO) and complain that he is not a normal man who lives in a suburban detached home.

    Frankly, I hated Shanna. I thought she was awful. She is selfish, inconsiderate, and hurtful. She is prissy and moralizing. She makes Roman beg for her attention, and it was painful to read scene after scene where she makes him grovel and abase himself in order to win her good graces.

    I don't have any opinion on whether this book is objectively good or bad. My personal reaction to it was much too negative....more info
  • Amusing but kind of boring in a way...
    So i thought the book was funny but the characters are so flat.. and it seems like the main character, Shanna is always tearing up... There's not depth to the characters. It seems pretty predictable too all the ends tied up just too perfect for me. And everything happens so fast! Like Shanna meets Roman, they fall in love, the end.. and then along the way there's all this background story. Eh.. I would much rather read the Undead series by Mary Janice Davidson. Those i think are better.
    update:
    after finishing the last 30 pages, i want to give this book 2 stars! I mean it was sooo ridiculous how the author tried to wrap everything up in a nice big bow so that they had no more problems at all! I don't want to give it away because it was seriously sooo stupid. Like oh wow the cross doesn't burn you anymore? OMG it must be because *** anyways it was horrible!...more info
  • Wonderful
    This book was simply wonderful! This book is absoluetly amazing it has just the right touch of humor and a great plot. All I can say is that I can't wait to buy the next book in the series! This book is simply one of a kinf in the supernatural world! ...more info
  • Great Start to a New Vampire Series!
    Dentist Shanna Whelan is a woman with problems - she's in a federal witness protection program and working in a 24 hour dental clinic on the graveyard shift. On top of that, after witnessing a brutal and bloody crime, she can no longer function well as a dentist - fainting at the mere sight of blood. She needs to stay hidden and normally, she sat around by herself with very few patients coming by during the middle of the night. The most dangerous part of the job would be dying of boredom! With the ring of the phone, Shanna's peaceful world was about to come tumbling down - she'd been found by the bad guys! It couldn't get much worse but after locking the doors and getting ready to run, in walked Roman Draganesti - a vampire with to his mind, an even bigger problem. He'd lost a fang after biting something he shouldn't have and had to get it reattached before dawn and his natural healing ability closed the wound forever.

    After convincing Shanna that he wasn't there to kill her - showing his bloody mouth and having her promptly pass out - Roman spirited her out, before the hit men busted in. In Shanna, Roman had discovered a mortal who could block him out as he tried to manipulate her mind, and though SHE wasn't quite sure what HE was - other than a little bit odd, and enormously sexy - Shanna thought here was a man who she felt safe with and he just might be able to save her life. Then again, maybe NOT, after she realized that the `wolf tooth' she had re-implanted was really a vampire's fang!


    *** This was an appealing, sometimes funny, and sometimes serious paranormal that I found enormously entertaining. The lead couple was very likeable with the requisite sexual chemistry between the two, YET the plot was robust enough not that it didn't have to rely on heavy sensuality to keep the readers attention. Roman, was not only one sexy vampire, but a brilliant scientist whose creation of synthetic blood saved not only mortals lives but kept vampires satisfied as well as he tried to create a world where vamps and mortals could live together in peace. All of the characters from the leads, to a plethora of secondary characters, their backgrounds, and motivations were expertly drawn and kept the action fresh and lively. I found myself chuckling out loud over the sexy double entendres, and totally enjoying `vampire sex'. This was a true delight and I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next in this highly entertaining vampire series. ---- Marilyn, for [...] ---
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