Reality television with a whole new twist invades the second book in the Love at Stake series by Kerrelyn Sparks as we watch the former harem of Roman Dragonesti choose a new master. Will they pick another vampire to once again take control of their lives, or will they choose one of the humans planted in their midst? Grab your own copy of Vamps and the City to find out what will happen next in the exciting new show “The Sexiest Man on Earth” on the DVN-Digital Vampire Network.
Darcy Newhart is one of the reluctant few that does not relish her newly undead life. The former newscaster wants more than sitting around with the others in the “harem,” drinking the synthetic blood her former master has developed, discussing the merits of the clothing style changes over the last few centuries, or watching the soaps on the only television station available. She wants the life that had been ripped away from her four years ago: she wants to be in front of the cameras again, and she wants to find her own way in the predominantly male-dominated vampire world.
Austin Erickson, a member of the Stake-Out squad that has been investigating the vampire activities around the DVN network is not as determined as his boss to prove that all vampires are blood-sucking killers. After all, he has been watching their network shows for a while. Could they all be that bad if they do as they said on the television and drink the synthetic blood and eat the new Fusion Cuisine that is the best food a vampire could ever desire? That does not stop him from helping another member of his team in her desire to slay as many vampires as she can. When he spies the sexy blonde being escorted into the station by a couple of peculiar vamps, he is determined to find out more about her. Why would a human want to hang out with vampires unless she was under their control? Maybe they are as evil as the others.
Going into the interview Darcy faces the truth about the DVN…. stereotypical males ran the offices…. and casting couches of the vampire television station just like the real world. When she comes up with a brilliant idea on the spur of the moment she gets her chance to prove herself worthy of the position…. The Sexiest Man on Earth reality show would be a hit of the DVN…. but when she decides to provide the ultimate twist and bring in human men she finds the use of some of the technology her former master developed quite useful. Austin finds himself driven to distraction with the mystery woman in blue but when his squad finds themselves infiltrating the new show for DVN he gets more than he expected from the experience. With the former harem girls dwindling down the prospective masters, the show is a big hit….. especially when Darcy’s secret twist is revealed but as she spends time with the man who has beguiled her from the moment they met Darcy finds she is missing her former life more than ever. The two uncover some interesting facts about the research that Romantech has developed, thanks to Romans desire to make his life more compatible with his human wife…..but would it be worth the risk to take the chance on giving them both what they truly desire.
This is a wonderfully charming, sexy and funny series that began with How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire and continues on with this latest amusing offering. The Sexiest Man on Earth could well and truly be a smash hit on the regular big three stations if we could only get some of Kerrelyn’s sexy vampires to be a part of it. The characters in her stories are very believable…. yes even the vampires show a lot of the positive attributes of the human world…. at least the good ones do. The storyline and plot in this book could not be more current as we have evolved into the big brother era of reality television. I enjoy this series more and more with each offering…. I hope that there will be many more to come from this very talented and entertaining writer.
- Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Avon; Reprint edition (April 25, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060752017
- ISBN-13: 978-0060752019
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Books in the Love at Stake series in the order in which they should be read:
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire
Vamps and the City
Be Still My Vampire Heart
The Undead Next Door
All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire
Secret Life of a Vampire
Forbidden Nights with a Vampire
The Vampire and the Virgin
Eat Prey Love