VAMPIRES GONE WILD
Novella 13.5 in the Love at Stake series
The Love at Stake series continues with the novella, "V is for VampWoman," in the anthology, Vampires Gone Wild. Four novellas will comprise the anthology, and other contributing authors include Pamela Palmer, Amanda Arista, and Kim Falconer.
"V is for VampWoman" stars prim and proper Regency vampiress, Lady Pamela Smythe-Worthing, as she dons spandex and a masked cape to fight the forces of evil as VampWoman! She doesn’t think anyone will be able to see past her clever disguise, but of course, the hero does! He’s that mysterious Russian vampire, Mikhail!
Vampires Gone Wild will be available in print March 26th. As part of the Avon Impulse line, it will not appear in bookstores. You'll need to order the print copy online or ask your favorite bookseller to order it for you. The ISBN for the print edition is: 9780062264985. If you would like me to sign a print copy for you, please contact Katy Budget Books. They will order some print books and have me come in and sign them.
Katy Budget Books
2450 Fry Rd
Houston, TX 77084
“The novella, V IS FOR VAMPWOMAN by Kerrelyn Sparks is a great addition to the Love At Stakes series and a sheer delight to see Mikhail getting his story.”
-- Amy Valentini, Unwrapping Romance
WILD ABOUT YOU
Love at Stake book #13
The thirteenth book in the Love at Stake series features Howard Barr, the were-bear!
Handsome Howard…Hunky Howard… Hot Howard…
It’s not every day that Elsa Bjornberg feels fragile, not when she hosts a home renovation show where she can effortlessly demolish a kitchen. But from the moment she meets Howard Barr, this bear of a man makes her feel like a woman. And the way he looks at her, as if she was a pot of honey he’d like to lick…
Howard is not like most men. For one thing, he’s a shapeshifter. And he always thought his celebrity crush would never amount to anything more than drooling at Elsa on the TV. When his meddling vampire employer gets involved, the star is suddenly within his grasp—and within a hair of her life. For an ancient curse forbids their newfound love, and Howard is suddenly torn between his desire for her and his desire to keep her alive.
“I loved the Hot, Hunky Howard! I enjoy the laughter that Ms. Sparks invites us to share, but that is not all she brings. I giggled, cried, mourned, and at times was incredulous at the actions of some of her characters!
--Terree, The Window Seat on a Rainy Day 5 stars
“Wild About You is a thrilling story, peppered with humor and populated with characters that readers can fall in love with. Ms. Sparks continues to pen adventurous romance books that always seem fresh, vibrant and entertaining.”
-- Xeranthemum, Long and Short Reviews 5 stars
“Kerrelyn Sparks again brings her characters to life, making them real and has you cheering for them to get their HEA. Her writing leaves you breathless and she always keeps you guessing as to what is going to happen next. But, most of all, her stories are heartfelt and brilliantly written.”
--Kitty Angel, Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews 5 stars
Ahhh, classic Kerrelyn Sparks! Fun, fast, sexy and romantic with a little bit of mystery.
WANTED: UNDEAD OR ALIVE!
Love at Stake book #12
E-book price only $4.99!
He's a vampire from the big city . . .
Phineas McKinney thought New York City was tough, until he was attacked by Malcontents—evil vampires who consider mortals to be snacks. Saved by the good vampires, Phin swore to devote his now undead life to stopping the Malcontents. He's got his job cut out for him when word comes that their enemy may be hiding in Wyoming. What does a city boy like him know about horses and campfires? Good thing he's got Brynley Jones with him . . . if only she didn't hate every vampire on earth.
She's a werewolf princess . . .
Bryn believes vampires are seductive and charming, and that makes them dangerous. So she's more than a little annoyed about teaming up with Phin, even if he is the only bloodsucker able to make her inner wolf purr. But as they hunt down the new leader of the Malcontents, danger threatens . . . and Phineas and Brynley discover a passion that will rock the foundation of their supernatural world.
“WANTED: UNDEAD OR ALIVE is one of my favorites of the LOVE AT STAKE series…It is a MUST read for all LOVE AT STAKE fans and a recommended read for fans of comedic paranormal romances. 5 Stars, Crème de la Crème pick
-– DiDi from Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
“Wanted: Undead or Alive is a hoot…. I definitely recommend this book to fans of not only the series but any paranormal romance fan who enjoys a smile with their teeth and fur. It’s a keeper and I’m thrilled to add Wanted: Undead or Alive to my pile of beloved books.” 5 stars
-- Long and Short Reviews
“This story is a keeper and will leave you making room in your bookshelf to keep it to read over and over again! If you are not a follower of this series this book is so well written that it could be read alone however I encourage you to read the entire series as it is well worth it!” 5 stars
-- Guilty Indulgence Romance Reviews
“Warning: this book WILL have you laughing out loud. Be prepared. Scenes may involve witty dialogue, dangerous vampires, and a desire to search out and find a man on a horse for yourself.” 5 stars
-- Bitten By Books
“Full of romance and passion, strong story plot, witty characters and enough excitement and danger to satisfy any reader’s taste. A Winner!!!!” 5 Blossoms
-- Addicted to Romance
SEXIEST VAMPIRE ALIVE
Love at Stake book #11
Finally, it’s Gregori’s turn!
He was both a playboy and a vampire…and impossible to resist.
At the end of Vampire Mine, a terrible thing happened—a video was released that proved the existence of vampires. Now Vamps fear the worst, the Vampire Apocalypse! Will mortals start hunting vampires down and staking them in their death-sleep? At an emergency meeting, Coven Masters from around the world decide how to proceed. They need an emissary to open negotiations with the President of the United States. They want their emissary to be modern, safe, and harmless. A Vamp who has never bitten a mortal. A Vamp who has been entirely bottle-fed. Their choice—Gregori!
Now Gregori has the fate of the entire Vamp population on his shoulders. He’s given a special assignment that involves taking the president’s daughter on a dangerous mission. Will he succeed and save his friends? Or will he succumb to his playboy ways and doom them all?
A VERY VAMPY CHRISTMAS
Love at Stake novella, available as an e-book for $1.99!
A Very Vampy Christmas originally appeared in anthology Sugarplums and Scandal in 2006. The 100-page novella will be available in e-book format for $1.99. Chronologically, A Very Vampy Christmas happens between books 2 and 3 of the Love at Stake series, so Ian MacPhie still looks like he’s fifteen, and Vanda is still single.
Maggie O'Brian 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.
Love at Stake book #10
Nothing on earth can make this vampire fall in love…
After 499 years of existence, Connor Buchanan has arrived at an inescapable conclusion: he is a cold-hearted SOB. He’s been watching his friends—those poor romantic fools—plummet off the cliff into love like a dazed herd of sheep. But not Connor. He knows that love leads to nothing by heartache.
She is an angel cast down from heaven for disobedience. Trapped in mortal form, she finds a protector in Connor, a Scottish vampire haunted by a dark past. Marielle hopes to heal his broken heart and earn her way back home, but suddenly she has these…feelings. This strange yet pleasant physical yearning—for a vampire! Is this the work of a demon luring her into hell, or has this angel found heavenly bliss?
“For one of the most emotionally satisfying books in the Love at Stake series, I highly recommend Vampire Mine.”
-- Poppy, Long and Short Reviews 5 stars
“Ms. Sparks has a way of writing that sucks you right into the storyline, the lives of the characters, and the very heart of their battles.”
-- Danielle, Coffee Time Romance 5 cups
“Be prepared for some surprises and a lot of laughs.”
-- Rosie, Fresh Fiction
“Vampire Mine will have readers laughing, crying, and grinning from cover to cover. Sparks combines angels and vampires in a new, clever way that will capture and intrigue readers from the moment they open the book.”
-- Katie Ouderkirk, Suite 101
EAT PREY LOVE
Love at Stake Book #9
Must love children.
Mortals need not apply.
Carlos Panterra is looking for a mate, a woman who will love and care for the young orphans he's recently taken under his wing (or paw, as the case may be). When the shape shifter spies the beautiful Caitlyn, it's like sunshine amidst the darkness. At last, he's found the perfect woman, except . . .
Caitlyn Whelan is mortal. Worse, her father is the head of a CIA agency bent on hunting the undead. Still, Caitlyn knows that Carlos is the man for her, shape shifter or not. So she jumps at the chance when her sister offers her a job to work with him, determined to show Carlos their attraction is more than just animal magnetism. But danger lurks in the night, and their unleashed, untamed passion might just get them both killed . . .
“The sheer entertainment value in the writing of Kerrelyn Sparks is amazing and well worth reading. If you have never visited her Love at Stake Series then Eat Prey Love is an excellent place to take a bite. Warning to read Eat Prey Love will cause you to run out looking for the rest of the series, which is exactly where I am headed.”
-- Delane, Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More 5 cups
“The 9th installment in this series is another winner… The combination of intrigue, sex and humor in Eat Prey Love is blended to perfection and makes it another sizzling hawt addition to my collection.”
-- Bitten by Books 5 stars
“A wonderful return to Sparks’ world of vampires and shapeshifters. Caitlyn and Carlos’ story is a great addition to the Love at Stake series, and the many returning characters make this a truly entertaining read.”
-- Romantic Times Bookclub 4 stars
“This latest release in the Love At Stake series is filled with the humor Ms. Sparks is known for while offering plenty of romance and danger. If you are looking for some lighthearted romance, EAT, PREY, LOVE is just as perfect as the title.”
-- -- Lori Sears, The Romance Reader’s Connection 4.5 stars
EAT PREY LOVE is a Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews!
THE VAMPIRE AND THE VIRGIN
Love at Stake series, Book 8
Olivia’s packing list:
2. Bathing suit
FBI psychologist Olivia Sotiris is looking for a cool ocean breeze, sand between her toes, and a break from her crazy, and sometimes dangerous, life. But when she escapes to the Greek island of Patmos, all she gets is a meddling grandmother trying to marry her off. None of the men there interest her—except a mysterious Scotsman named Robby MacKay.
Robby’s packing list:
1. Synthetic blood
2. More synthetic blood
3. Jogging clothes (even a Vamp has to stay in shape!)
Robby needs to cool off, too, since all he can think about is revenge on the Malcontent bloodsuckers who once held him captive. But then he meets Olivia, the beauty with wild curls and a tempting smile. When a deadly criminal from one of her cases back home tracks her down, Robby will have to save her life, along with giving her a first time she’ll never forget …
“I have long thought of these books as the Stephanie Plum series with fangs! …If you love paranormal romances that are passionate and exciting with doses of laugh out loud moments sprinkled in, do yourself a favor and pick up this one and the rest of the series. You will be very glad you did! Kerrelyn Sparks is a mega talented author and I hope to see this series continue for many, many books to come!"
--JennJ from Night Owl Reviews and Sapphire Quill Top Pick!
“The Vampire and the Virgin offers a fresh, funny, downright romantic reinvention of the virgin-meets-vampire plot.”
-- NYTimes bestselling author Eloisa James, BarnesandNobleReview.com
“This is a definite novel to read time and again, one that will leave you craving more from this amazing author. I love how Kerrelyn Sparks brings paranormal romance to a whole new level!”
-- Danielle, Coffee Time Romance & More
“If you love a book that’ll grab hold of your emotions and drag them all over the place The Vampire and the Virgin is the book for you…. With all the half vampire kids being born and highly entertaining were kitties next on the menu I’ll be eagerly awaiting the next book in this entrancing series Eat, Prey, Love in fall 2010 and the chance to fall in love with yet another of Ms. Sparks’ remarkable heroes.”
-- Megan, Veiled Secrets 5 dragons
FORBIDDEN NIGHTS WITH A VAMPIRE
Love at Stake series, Book 7, Avon Books
Vanda Barkowski is in trouble.
As the owner of a hot nightclub, she's more unconventional than most of her fellow vampires, and if some think her a little out of control, then so be it. But after three former employees filed a complaint about her temper, Vanda is sentenced to an anger management class. Worse, Phil Jones agreed to be her sponsor. Phil, the mortal who is forbidden to her . . .
If Vanda knew who—or what—Phil really is, she'd reconsider her attraction to him, for his true nature is wilder than anything she'd ever imagined. He has tackled the beast within and now is the perfect person to help Vanda with her rage . . . if only he can keep his cool when she makes him so undeniably hot. But with rogue vamps on the loose, will they ever have their forbidden nights?
“Believe me you don’t want to miss this great vampire story! Kerrelyn Sparks is in a league of her own! Trust me if you love vampire romances you will LOVE her books! Hurry out and get this one today!” 5 hearts
-- JennJ, Night Owl Romance
“FORBIDDEN NIGHTS WITH A VAMPIRE is her best one yet.” 5 roses
--Shannon Johnson, Romance Reader at Heart
SECRET LIFE OF A VAMPIRE
Love at Stake series, Book 6, Avon Books
Her modern Casanova was not quite as modern as she thought…
A typical bachelor party is all about beers and beautiful women. A vampire bachelor party is no different—except the men are drinking Blissky (whiskey-flavored synthetic blood). And no one can throw a party quite like Jack. When you’re the illegitimate son of the legendary Casanova, you know how to have a good time. But when the party gets out of hand and the cops show up, Jack has some explaining to do…if only he wasn’t struck speechless by the beauty of Officer Lara Boucher.
Lara is sure there’s something more than a bachelor party going on. What is Jack hiding? How come no one at the hotel remembers him the next day? Why does he warn her to leave him alone when he’s obviously attracted to her? As a woman, she finds this modern day Casanova hard to resist. As a police officer, she’s determined to uncover his secrets…if she can only get the job done before he seduces her.
“The character of Jack is one of the most amusingly sexy vampires that I have ever had the pleasure to fall in love reading about. I truly enjoyed reading this book from beginning to end.”
--LeeAnn, Coffee Time Romance
“For those of you that love the series you don’t want to miss Jack’s story and for anyone who hasn’t yet given the Love at Stake books a try… I highly recommend them. From one vamp lover to another, go out and get these today. You will not be sorry!”
--Jennj, Night Owl Romance
“SECRET LIFE OF A VAMPIRE is an engaging and imaginative story full of non-stop action, humor and romance.”
-- Cheryl, Romance Junkies
“Fabulously written, intriguing and edge-of-your seat exciting ... I couldn't put this book down! Ms. Sparks showcases her talents admirably in this book, and it has to be one of my favorites in the series. If you're a fan a vampire novels that aren't dreadfully dark, I highly suggest you pick this (and every other book in the series) up as soon as you can!”
-- Poppy, Long and Short Reviews (LASR)
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A VAMPIRE
Book # 5 in the Love at Stake series
Toni Davis’s Christmas Wish List
- Springing my best friend from the psych ward.
- Living somewhere that doesn’t have coffins in the basement. Occupied
- 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's 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 . . .
I can highly recommend ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A VAMPIRE to everyone, who is looking for a funny, sexy book to warm up their cold winter evening.
-- Danny, Love Romances and More 5 hearts
Kerrelyn Sparks is witty, funny, and this series is truly to die for. Laugh out loud moments galore and non stop action, passion, and mayhem, it’s a terrific read that any vampire lover should not miss! It will get your blood pumping in more ways than one and that just might attract your own vampire for Christmas!
-- Jennifer Johnson, Night Owl Romance Reviewer
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A VAMPIRE is a book that every paranormal romance lover should read. Luckily, you don’t have to wait until Christmas to bring Ian home with you. Run to the bookstore and grab your copy today!
-- Robin Snodgrass, Romance Junkies 5 Ribbons
I absolutely cannot get enough of Kerrelyn Sparks’ LOVE AT STAKE series! With each release, I am even more of a fan of these books… ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS will leave readers laughing and wishing for their very own vampire hero to warm their Christmas season!
--Jennifer A. Ray, Wild on Books 5 stars
THE UNDEAD NEXT DOOR
ISBN # 978-0-06-111845-6
signs that something is very different with
your new man:
- He sleeps all day…which would be annoying
except he’s so attentive at night.
- He’s attacked by sword-wielding assailants,
yet insists he can handle it on his own.
- He never seems to age.
Heather Westfield has always lived a quiet life, but
that all changes when she helps a very handsome, very
mysterious stranger. There’s something not quite
right about Jean-Luc, but still, she’s never
been with a man so charming, so attractive…so
wonderful. Now if only a murderous villain wasn’t
after them, they might get their happily-ever-after.
“Ms. Sparks did it again. THE UNDEAD
NEXT DOOR is an absolutely fascinating
and spellbinding story.”
-- Danny, Love Romances and More 5
-- Harriet Klausner 5
“Kerrelyn Sparks is dynamite in this newest
book! Paranormal lovers are going to fall hard and
fast for Jean-Luc's story!”
-- Kristal Gorman, Romance Reader at Heart 5
“There’s something here for every reader
as the author deftly combines history, humor, deep
emotion, and paranormal elements for a deeply satisfying
-- Sharon Forret, Happily Ever After 5
STILL MY VAMPIRE HEART
ISBN # 0-06-111844-3
ON SALE NOW!
When a beautiful mortal starts slaying vampires in
Central Park, the Vamps call on their most powerful
warrior to stop her—the general of the Vamp Army,
The war is on, but will it end in their destruction…or
in total surrender to a passion for the ages?
Be Still My Vampire Heart is
the third full-length novel in the Love at Stake Series.
“Sub-genre fans will want to take a bite out
of this Big Apple supernatural delight and seek other
sparkling 'supernormal' thrillers by this entertaining
author (see VAMPS IN THE CITY and HOW TO MARRY A
-- Harriet Klausner 5
“You can not help but to laugh out loud at
the fun and clever bantering exchanged between the
characters. My heart soared and tears leaked
from my eyes from the beautiful ending. I can
not wait to read more of Ms. Sparks’ captivating
-- Billie Jo, Romance Junkies 5
“This is the third novel in the amazing vampire
romance series by author Kerrelyn Sparks. Emma and
Angus are two of a kind and a perfect match for each
other in more ways than one. Perfect for readers
who enjoy some feisty characters, a fast paced plot,
and a lot of action.”
-- Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews 5
“Be Still My Vampire Heart is
a hilarious and highly emotionally charged, very
enjoyable read… Ms. Sparks has outdone herself
with her Love-At-Stake series and I for one cannot
wait to read the rest of it!
-- Regina, Coffee Time Romance 5
“Be Still My Vampire Heart is
a must buy for vampire lovers, as it is sure to satisfy.
Kerrelyn Sparks is without a doubt the master of
the humorous vampire tale!”
-- Debbie, CK2S Kwips and Kritiques 5
“This was a terrific vampire story! Incredibly
difficult to put down, the story has depth and stunning
descriptions. The characters were excellently described,
with the main characters having both honor, strength
and their own biases. Kerrelyn Sparks is a fantastic
-- Rista Tompkins, The Romance Readers Connection
Be Still My Vampire Heart is
funny, sexy, exciting and a blast to read!
-- Nanette, Joyfully Reviewed
I highly recommend Be Still My Vampire
Heart to anyone who enjoys an offbeat
paranormal romance that infuses a healthy dose
of fun into the story. But do yourself a favor
and pick up the entire series. You won’t
be sorry. 5
-- Jennifer, CK2S Kwips and Kritques
This addition to Sparks’ vampire series is
action packed, with drama, humor and wonderfully
personable characters. 4.5
-- Susan Mobley, Romantic Times
Very Vampy Christmas”
SUGARPLUMS AND SCANDAL
ISBN # 0-06-113695-6
ON SALE NOW!!
Sugarplums and Scandal is
an anthology of six novellas—
Three Mysteries and three Romances, all with a theme
In “A Very Vampy Christmas,” Maggie O’Brian
takes a job at the Digital Vampire Network (DVN) as
an actress on the soap opera, As a Vampire Turns. Her
leading man is Don Orlando de Corazon, the greatest
lover in the vampire world. But who is Don Orlando
really? Even his hairdresser doesn’t know
for sure. Maggie and Don Orlando travel to New
Orleans and Texas in search of his mysterious and crazy
“In Kerrelyn Sparks' "A Very Vampy Christmas," sweet
vampire Maggie O'Brian helps amnesia victim/soap
star Don Orlando, a.k.a "the greatest lover
in the vampire world," discover the secret of
his past. The camp hilarity of this story both mirrors
and gently mocks daytime TV with its dramatic pauses
and far-fetched plot twists. As always, Sparks brings
home the love through the laughter in this fun tale.”
-- Sharon Forret, Happily Every After 5
“Kerrelyn Sparks writes a phenomenal vampire
story! "A Very Vampy Christmas" is no exception
as the humorous interaction between Maggie and Don
Orlando will keep the reader laughing while the growing
romance between them is sweetly sensual. Ms. Sparks
has a definite eye for detail and it is the little
things that she includes that really make her vampire
stories work. "A Very Vampy Christmas" concludes
this anthology with a bang and should generate new
fans for Ms. Sparks with this spectacular story.”
-- Deborah, Wiley, CK2S KWIPS AND KRITIQUES
“A Very Vampy Christmas is Kerrelyn Sparks's
cherry on the top of this confection of a book--a
love story of vampires in a hospital soap opera.”
-- Armchair Interviews
Avon authors from the mystery, romantic suspense,
romance and paranormal genres give readers a special
holiday treat with tasty tales that demonstrates
each author’s considerable talent.
-- Harriet Klausner 5
AND THE CITY
ISBN # 0-06-075201-7
ON SALE NOW!
In How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire—
- Shanna fell in love with Roman Draganesti
- Shanna found Roman’s harem and kicked them
What will the harem do?
They need a new master! Where can a bunch of beautiful
vampy women find a man who’s rich, sexy, and
undead? On a reality show, of course! Introducing the
Digital Vampire Network’s hottest new show of
the season—The Sexiest Man on Earth. Fifteen
gorgeous men from around the world will compete for
the title Sexiest Man on Earth and vie for
the affections of five beautiful women.
Darcy Newhart is a television reporter who stumbled
onto the world’s most carefully kept secret---the
existence of vampires! As a result, she has been locked
away in Roman Draganesti’s harem for four long
years. She longs for freedom and the chance to resume
her career in television. When she’s offered
the job as director of the new vampire reality show,
she jumps at the opportunity. She asks her dear friend,
Gregori, to be the host. She even plans some wild and
wicked surprises. Why not make vampire men compete
with mortal men for the title of Sexiest Man on Earth?
But there’s a surprise even Darcy doesn’t
Two of the mortal men on the show are undercover operatives
from the CIA Stake-Out team. And one of those men is
a perfect match for Darcy’s vision of the Sexiest
Man on Earth.
Vamps and the City also features your favorites
characters from How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire—Roman,
Shanna, Connor, Laszlo, Ian, Gregori and more!
“I can’t wait for the next book in the
-- Lynsay Sands, NY Times Bestselling author
“VAMPS AND THE CITY sparkles with humor, suspense,
-- Harriet Klausner 5
“This is a delightful novel! It has laugh-out-loud
vampire humor, sparked by Sparks' creativity….
A must for fans of the vampire genre.”
-- Cheryl A. Hoahing, Romantic Times BOOKclub 4.5
“VAMPS AND THE CITY is a delightfully entertaining
read…Creativity and humor makes VAMPS AND
THE CITY a must read.”
-- Belle Rouge, Romance Junkies 4.5 stars
“Kerrelyn Sparks returns with a fantastic
sequel to her first vampire novel How to Marry a
Millionaire Vampire. Once again she combines a sense
of humor with truly fascinating characters in Vamps
and the City.”
-- Jackie, A Romance Review 4.5 stars