Thursday, December 27, 2018

Books from the Backlog #40


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week's neglected book

All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

Series: Love at Stake #5
Publication Date: October 16, 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins - Avon
Toni Davis's Christmas wish list

1. Springing my best friend from the psych ward.

2. Living somewhere that doesn't have coffins in the basement. Occupied coffins.

3. Finding Mr. Right. Please make him tall, dark, handsome, and alive.

This Christmas isn't so merry for Toni. Her best friend's been locked up in a mental hospital ever since she told the police she was attacked by vampires, and the only way for Toni to get her out is to prove that bloodsuckers really do exist. So she's taken a job as a bodyguard for the Undead, but she gets more than she bargained for, especially when she meets Ian MacPhie, a Scottish rascal looking for Ms. Right.

Although Ian's nearly five centuries old, he looks and acts like a twenty-seven-year-old hunk.

How can a dead man be so damn sexy? Could Mr. Wrong be Mr. Right? One forbidden kiss could lead to an eternity of passion--and all it takes is one moment under the mistletoe . . .
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12972591-swan-song

Why did I add All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire to my bookshelf?

I have had this book on my Kindle since December 2011 but for some reason haven't worked it into my reading schedule yet.  I think that I might have bought this on sale without realizing it was a part of a series.  I have read and enjoyed some of this author's more recent work so I am hoping to get started with this series sometime in the near future.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?






28 comments:

  1. I think I read one book in this series when I first discovered Goodreads but I don't remember which one. This was before I got switched off from romance books!

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    1. I think I might have at least one more from the series. I do enjoy romance so I hope this one works for me.

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  2. I want to try this author one day

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    1. I have only read a few of her books but I did enjoy them.

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  3. You missed a good window to read this one during the holiday season. Maybe save it for HoHoHo next year.

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    1. I have so many holiday themed books that I should run out of reading material for quite a few HoHoHo readathons!

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  4. I have this one and not read it yet. I think I'll dust it off. I'm trying hard to read older books on my list. T=Love the cover!

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    1. I have so many neglected books that I really want to read. I am going to make an effort in 2019 to get to more of them!

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  5. I have read this one and I love this series. I hope you do read it soon.

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  6. I really enjoy this author. I haven't read this series or much vampire stuff recently. I'm more about magic and fantasy. But this is a series I want to try because I enjoy the author. (Winter of the Witch is one of my favorites btw!) Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. I do like vampires and have had luck with Sparks so I hope this series works out for me. The Winter of the Witch was amazing!

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  7. I haven't read this book. In fact, I haven't read anything by this author, but I've heard good things. Maybe in 2019! :)

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    1. I have enjoyed some of her more recent books so I am eager to get to some of her backlist titles.

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  8. I've done that with a sale and realized a book was out of order. But hey, it looks like its from a good series. :)

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    1. I have done it more often than I would like to admit. It does look like a promising series.

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  9. I have not read this book, but I have books on my TBR from 2011 too. If this is part of a series at least all the books must e out or a good portion of them. Love reading books in a series one right after the other. When I have time of course.

    Hope the Holidays are treading you well, Carole. Just doing some catch up before the next one is upon us! :)

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    1. It is nice to have the ability to binge read a series. I have so many books that I have had for years that I need to start working into my reading schedule.

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  10. This is different from all the other Christmas romances. It sounds like it could be a fun read.

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    1. I think that it appeals to me because it is a bit different than the norm.

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  11. It sounds fun actually- hope it's a good one. :)

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  12. I've never read Kerrelyn Sparks, but have wanted to for a while. I hope you get a chance to try this one.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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    1. I really have enjoyed her more recent books so I am eager to read some of her backlist that I have had for years.

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  13. This sounds like a refreshingly different Christmas story! Would you read it January though or save it for the 2019 Xmas season?

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    1. I am not opposed to reading Christmas books any time of year but I don't think I am going to get to this one in January.

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