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Dating the Undead
     

Dating the Undead

3.9 9
by Juliet Lyons
 

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WOMAN SEEKING VAMPIRE:
Likes to keep things casual
Absolutely no poetry
Zero romance required.

Silver Harris is over clingy men—maybe men altogether. But when she shares a toe-curling kiss with a sexy Irish vampire on New Year's Eve, she wonders if maybe it's human men she's

Overview

WOMAN SEEKING VAMPIRE:
Likes to keep things casual
Absolutely no poetry
Zero romance required.

Silver Harris is over clingy men—maybe men altogether. But when she shares a toe-curling kiss with a sexy Irish vampire on New Year's Eve, she wonders if maybe it's human men she's fed up with. Silver turns to the popular vampire dating site, V-Date, only to discover that vampire men are just as unimpressive as their mortal counterparts. And her mysterious hottie? He's nowhere to be found.

Can't a girl catch a break?

Logan Byrne can't get that sassy redhead—or that kiss!—out of his head. When his boss assigns him to spy on V-Date, he meets Silver again. Turns out, the police are recruiting humans to snitch on vampires through the dating site.As the snark and sparks fly, feelings between Silver and Logan deepen. But, when old demons resurface—literally—Logan isn't sure he can shield either of them from the dangers that have been lying in wait for centuries.

Undead Dating Service Series:
Dating the Undead (Book 1)
Romancing the Undead (Book 2)

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
03/27/2017
Charming and racy romance meets rousing mystery in the deft launch of Lyons’s paranormal erotic V-Date.com series, set in present-day London. Silver Harris doesn’t let the men she dates get too close, and they still manage to let her down. When she meets stunning Irish vampire Logan Byrne, she’s swept away despite herself, but she doesn’t get his number. Her stepsister nudges her toward V-Date, the online dating service that connects humans and vampires. Meanwhile, Logan’s boss, believing Scotland Yard is using V-Date to gather intelligence on the recently revealed vampire world, assigns Logan to monitor V-Date matchups, which brings him face to face with Silver again. As they grow close (to their mutual surprise), enigmas from both their pasts surface. The book sometimes treads well-worn paths—the descriptions of Logan’s Romani heritage are full of mystical “gypsy” clichés—and the pace can drag a bit, but Lyons nevertheless keeps readers invested until the end. Relatable characters and a well-crafted setting make this a promising start to an intriguing series. (May)
From the Publisher
"Combines the familiar with the new to bring a fresh spin on the vampire romance." - Kirkus

"Charming and racy romance meets rousing mystery . . . relatable characters and a well-crafted setting make this a promising start to an intriguing series." - Publishers Weekly

"Lyons delivers with hot and heavy scenes that take the sexy vampire trope to an all new level." - Booklist

"If you're looking for a story both light and sexy, this may just be the one for you." - Heroes and Heartbreakers

"A madcap adventure of biting humor, steamy chemistry, eclectic characters and some over-the-top antics. A strong and personable heroine delights as she navigates her way through the treacherous waters of online dating." - RT Book Reviews

"Guaranteed to keep you reading well into the night." - BookPage

"Snarky, sexy, and steamy as a sauna, Dating the Undead will have you throwing out your vampire slaying kit." - Katie MacAlister, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Dragon Fall and Aisling Grey, Guardian series

"Quick, sharp wit that sinks its fangs into the reader and doesn't let go!" - Molly Harper, acclaimed author of Sweet Tea and Sympathy and the Half-Moon Hollow series

Kirkus Reviews
2017-03-07
In a London where vampires publicly exist, a young woman takes to online dating to try to reproduce a magical experience.On a New Year's Eve that's going nowhere for her, Silver Harris meets vampire Logan Byrne and has quite an encounter. Knowing she'll never see the handsome vampire again, Silver decides to try out V-Date, an online dating service connecting humans to vampires, in search of him—or at least someone who could reproduce that marvelous feeling. When Logan shows up seemingly at random (but with an agenda of his own—or more, his vampire leader's), the two fall into a whirlwind relationship. Neither is looking for anything permanent, but both have stronger feelings for the other than they would care to admit. When dangers related to both the dating site and Logan's past present themselves, the two have to figure out what they want and how they want to proceed. Debut author Lyons, who first made a name for herself on Wattpad, introduces readers to a new universe in which vampires are known to exist, though that of course does not take away from government agencies' suspicion of them. Silver and Logan may be the first in this new universe, but with the combination of fun, angst, and sizzling, sexy times, they are not going to be the last. A fun introduction to a paranormal series that combines the familiar with the new to bring a fresh spin on the vampire romance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492645306
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
05/02/2017
Series:
Undead Dating Service , #1
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
702,802
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Juliet Lyons is a paranormal romance author from the UK. She holds a degree in Spanish and Latin American studies and works part-time in a local primary school where she spends far too much time discussing Harry Potter. Since joining global storytelling site Wattpad in 2014, her work has received millions of hits online and gained a legion of fans from all over the world. When she is not writing, Juliet enjoys reading and spending time with her family. Visit: www.julietlyons.co.uk

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Dating the Undead 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
gaele 22 days ago
Silver is the ‘it girl”, clever, pretty, mouthy and independent, an independence learned with the disappearance of her mother several years ago. When her New Year’s Eve party from hell ends with a thrown drink, a well-placed knee and a stolen Chanel jacket, she’s heading home to lick her wounds and move on when she’s suddenly face to face with a green-eyed, gorgeous Irishman. With a Twist. He’s a vampire, as instantly attracted to her fear nothing attitude as her looks and humor, as she is to the gorgeous specimen in front of her. Offering to escort her home, she’s smart enough to lead him to a false address, slinking to her own apartment later. Patrick was a gypsy in life, a young man with healing skills, when he emigrated to London he ended up accused of murder. Imprisoned on a prison ship, he was close to death when an ancient turned him, with plans to create a gang of evil-minded, conscienceless vampires to do her bidding. Years of servitude and self-hatred, Patrick left his sire and was functioning in London, serving another ancient at his nightclub that caters to human / vampire interactions. Many things are different in this story: the skills, talents and lore of the vampires is different, and there are few who know the secrets: something that Scotland Yard is desperate to discover. Because of Silver’s history, she has been recruited to the cause, set up with an identity and account on the newly popularized V-Date, and asked to share any information she learns. On the other hand, Patrick has been tasked by his new Ancient, Ronin, to find and glamor this new human on the V-Date site, with the intentions of her avoiding all vampires and the site itself. Of course, Silver’s is the first name Patrick is given - and he just can’t bring himself to do it. For a debut offering, the story is clever, moves along reasonably consistently, although the inset from Scotland Yard played more of a part closer to the end, and served to wrap up some questions in Silver’s past neatly, while challenging her own conscience in her dealings with Patrick. And their connection is electric, with an easy humor that adds to the steam. Patrick is, at heart, a good man – desperate to be worthy of Silver’s love, now that he has finally found the one. With plenty of secondary characters that add to the mix in varying ways, a tension-filled climax and a wonderful epilogue, this is a fun start to a new series, making London a clear author to watch. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
ReadingInPajamas 9 days ago
Review: DATING THE UNDEAD by Juliet Lyons Publication Date: May 2, 2017 Genre: Paranormal Romance Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori Rated 4 Stars This was such a fun read! DATING THE UNDEAD is the first book in Juliet Lyons new paranormal series, The Undead Dating Service Series. The series title tells readers exactly what it's about, a dating service for vampires and humans. I really enjoyed this one. It was a fun and sexy romance that had me smiling, rooting for the characters and flipping the pages. I'm adding this author to my buy list and I'll be grabbing the next book when it releases. I recommend this series for paranormal lovers looking for a fun new vampire series. *Review copy provided by Sourcebooks in exchange for an honest review. ~*~*~*~
Anonymous 12 days ago
Truely enjoyed this book. I wlll buy other book of hers
carvanz 14 days ago
Silver and Logan, a vampire, meet and kiss on New Year ’s Eve. As a result, Silver decides to join a dating site that is for vampires. Unfortunately, it’s not really working out for her. The police have a proposition for her that she accepts and suddenly Logan is back in her life and things get a little sticky. Silver is not my favorite heroine. She annoyed me and it felt like she tried too hard to be a tough chick and it just didn’t work. Logan was a pretty decent hero but not really all alpha the way I like. I struggled with this one for the first half but the second half seemed to smooth out and I was suddenly very invested in this couple and their situation. Told in dual POV it moved pretty well, especially the last fifty percent. There is no abuse or triggers to speak of unless violence by and to vampires isn’t your thing. Received an ARC in exchange for a fair review
Barb-TRC 14 days ago
Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons is the 1st book in her Undead Dating Service series. This was a different type of paranormal story line revolving around vampires and humans. Silver Harris, our heroine, is a beautiful feisty sexy young girl, who secretly is trying to find the person responsible for killing her mother. Silver starts dating vampires, which in this book, seems the norm for human girls who find them sexy and attractive. Silver has agreed to go undercover using the V-Date.com site to help the police learn more information about how vampires live and how to stop them. Logan Byrne is close to 200 years old, and is a gorgeous vampire with sexy green eyes. He saves Silver from a bad vampire, and in no time their attraction for each other is hotter than hell. Logan works for Ronin, the ancient vampire who he is blood bound to; Little does Logan know that the assignment he is given, will bring him to Silver. Their relationship was great, as Silver was a piece of work, with her off the cuff sassy comments, and I loved them together. They were so much fun, not to mention totally steamy. Logan realizes he is falling in love with Silver, having feelings he has not had for so long. Because he knows his boss will not approve, and his fear of his old dangerous sire coming back to haunt him, Logan will decide to break up with Silver to keep her safe. Once he finds out that Silver is working for the police, Logan knows he has to protect her, and also knows he can’t live without her. At this point, all hell is about to break loose, with Logan’s sire returning putting both of their lives together. During this time, Silver will also find out who was responsible for her mother’s murder. I enjoyed Dating the Undead, mainly because the main characters were lots of fun, likeable and their chemistry was off the wall. After the exciting & surprise climax twist, there was an epilogue that moved forward three years in time, which was a nice touch. Wonderful start of this new series by Juliet Lyons. I recommend Dating the Undead to read if you enjoy paranormal romances with vampires.
jeanniezelos 19 days ago
Dating the Undead,  Juliet Lyons Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  Romance, Sci-fi and Fantasy First book in a new series and writing this I’m still undecided exactly how I feel. I didn’t Not like it but I wasn’t grabbed by it either... The premise is good, sounded fun, a vampire dating site. No risk of relationships there you’d think, not with the potential age differences ;-) That’s just what Silver is looking for, sex and spice without the other guy wanting a HEA for them. Well, I liked Silver – and then there were parts of her I didn’t. When it comes to her mum and how she died she feels a bit shallow almost, especially at the end when she learns more. “Oh, that’s how she died. OK then, what shall we do now?” that’s sort of how her reaction feels to me. Given all her former questions it just felt underwhelming somehow.   She gets on with her dad but isn’t really very nice to her step-mum, and I didn’t know why except that she’s acting like a teen and she’s not, she’s an adult. I think this shallowness about her is what I didn’t like. I did like her independence and confidence, but she was just that bit too unfeeling. She has a great kiss with Logan, so joins V Date in search of more, and she’s happy to let a total stranger, one who could kill her easily, bite her. The police interaction was just weird, that’s all I can say about that! Logan, a great guy, loyal to his vampire lord/boss and yet the whole Anastasia saga make him look weak and feeble to me. Somehow after all those years vampires have been around, most of them hidden from humans, you’d think they’d come up with a way round these rules that constrain them, even when keeping them risks so much. Then that ending, rounds off the story neatly but too slick for me, a bit too convenient...I’m not a quick fix girl, I like solutions to come from things we know, to be worked hard for. It sounds like there’s a lot I didn’t like here and that’s not true, it was a fun read, some good humour, and its a well written story, with potential for more. I did like the sound of Cop Vincent, subject of the next book. Maybe its just first-book-in-series syndrome, where it has such a lot to achieve, setting out story for this book and future ones and introducing different characters. Its a hard ask for any book, and maybe for ones like this that also have a humorous side its more difficult. Its was an ok read for me, I didn’t not like it, and bits made me smile, but its not one I’d read again. If you want a fun and light supernatural read with a gentle HEA this is for you. I just need a bit more depth and angst. Stars: Three, an ok read, fun in parts but a bit light for me. ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers
Anonymous 23 days ago
It’s Bridget Jones with vampires in this fresh and funny paranormal romance from debut author Juliet Lyons When Silver Harris kisses sexy Irish vampire Logan Byrne on New Year's Eve, she knows other humans just won't suffice. Convinced she'll never see him again, she joins the uber-popular vampire dating site, V-Date.com. What Silver doesn't know is that the site is more dangerous than she could ever imagined, and soon she's in over her head. When Logan returns, sparks fly and attraction sizzles, but they'll have to escape some very real demons if they have any chance of lasting forever. Review: That blurb really does a good job of giving the feel of this book. It is a little fun, a little sexy with a little mystery thrown in for good measure. Silver is awesome! Loved her spunk and inner voice and she can kick butt when needed. Logan has such a sad and tragic past before meeting Silver, from his start in life to becoming a vampire. I loved the ending for the two of them, I thought it was perfect a wove the story complete. Silver and Logan have great chemistry too. The suspense and mystery's that are going on throughout the story with regards to Silver's mom and with the V-Date.com were unique and fun to read. Loved the story and cannot wait to read more by this Author! 4.5Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the publisher.*
BookReview4you 24 days ago
'Dating The Undead' by Juliet Lyons is book One in the "V-Date.Com" series. This is the story of Silver and Logan. Silver and Logan happen to meet on New Year's eve when Silver is kicked out of a bar and Logan was coming by. They talk and they 'kiss'. Logan asks for her name but he doesn't give his. Silver knows he is a Vampire and thinks the bind blowing 'kiss' was because he was a vampire. This was a good vampire romance story. "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA 3 months ago
Dating The Undead is a quirky British paranormal rom-com. Silver Harris is young, funky and fun. Logan Byrne is an old hunky and sexy as hell vampire with a delicious Irish accent. The book starts with a meet cute and then the pacing gets a bit wobbly. I loved the twist at the end. If you grunt it through the slow bits this is a fun read.