Don't Blackmail the Vampire

Don't Blackmail the Vampire

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by Tiffany Allee
     
 

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Rachel Davis will do anything to get her sister out of a bad relationship with her fiancé. Even if it involves a few fibs, a little breaking-and-entering, and blackmailing the fiancé's potential boss, Charles, for his help. So what if the handsome Charles happens to be a vampire?

Charles Wright has found the perfect way to trap the man threatening

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Rachel Davis will do anything to get her sister out of a bad relationship with her fiancé. Even if it involves a few fibs, a little breaking-and-entering, and blackmailing the fiancé's potential boss, Charles, for his help. So what if the handsome Charles happens to be a vampire?

Charles Wright has found the perfect way to trap the man threatening his brother's wife: cozy up to him, get invited along on the skiing trip, and then search for incriminating evidence. How much better that audacious but gorgeous Rachel is just as eager to nail the bastard. As far as he's concerned, there's nothing wrong with a little blackmail between two consenting adults. Especially when it's time for Rachel to pay up.

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ISBN-13:
9781622665624
Publisher:
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
04/28/2014
Series:
Sons of Kane
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
89,730
File size:
3 MB

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Don't Blackmail the Vampire


By Tiffany Allee, Robin Haseltine, Candace Havens

Entangled Publishing, LLC

Copyright © 2014 Tiffany Allee
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-62266-562-4


CHAPTER 1

The ski lodge pub-slash-restaurant was filled to the brim with people. Since it was the more casual dinner option on the premises, most of the patrons wore varying layers of snow gear, and by the sound of it, they were pretty much all headed toward a good beer buzz. Unfortunately, none of them was the person Rachel Davis was supposed to be meeting.

Her sister was late.

"What's a pretty girl like you doing in a place like this?" a deep voice asked playfully.

Seriously? She suppressed the urge to roll her eyes, and instead offered the man a polite smile. Light-brown hair flowed with sun-lightened locks around a face that edged just on the right side of handsome versus pretty, and bright white teeth flashed at her. The man was obviously one who could use the lamest of pickup lines, because he could easily fall back on his good looks and broad shoulders. A slight shiver ran down her arms at that smile, and the tiniest bit of regret touched her. It was too bad, really. If she could fall for a handsome stranger — even for the night — her life would be a whole lot easier.

"This pretty lady is drinking alone in a place like this," she said.

"A shame! A travesty, really —"

She waved her hand at the moderately entertaining man. "Seriously. Not interested. Go find another fish. I hear there are plenty in the sea. Especially for a pretty guy like you." Why was he even talking to her? She was 99 percent sure that her bun, poufy coat, and ski pants weren't exactly screaming sexy and available.

He cocked his head and gave her an odd look. Did he really get turned down so seldom? Whatever. Not her problem. She'd never managed to nail the social niceties in life, at least not enough to turn down a man in a bar any more gracefully than she just had. He would just have to learn to deal with disappointment.

"Did you just call me ... pretty?"

"You're a male version of Helen of Troy. Now run along. Find another something pretty that appeals to you." Maybe if she confided in him that she hated the cold and everything that came with it, with a fiery passion, he'd leave her alone. In her experience, snow bums didn't care for warm-weather fans.

"There's a problem with that idea. You're the only woman I'm interested in, ah ... fishing for here."

Her pulse jumped and her face heated. The guy was good. And he was persistent, she'd give him that. Fine. She had nothing better to do. She'd play, just not how he had planned. She spun her barstool around to face him and the crowd of people milling about in the bar, forcing him to step back or get kneed. He moved, quickly, dancing back a step.

"What's your name?" She scanned the lounge, not bothering to check him out again. His attractiveness was already cemented into her mind well enough. Besides, her thoughts were full of problems way more serious than her love life — namely, her sister's love life. She didn't have room in her head for this player, no matter how amusing he thought he was.

"Charles."

"Well, Charles no-last-name, I can see a couple of fish who are already staring at you, and who are, quite frankly, a couple steps up on the scale from me."

"Are they?" he murmured, but his eyes never left her. Her stomach tingled in response and she forced her gaze away from his.

"Yep. Take that blonde for example." She jutted her chin in the general direction of a buxom woman who couldn't be missed in her spike heels and tight dress. The woman sure didn't look like she'd been skiing all day, or like she was scared of the cold weather. "She's gorgeous. Sexy but not trashy." Though she was right on the line, in Rachel's opinion. But heck, if she were braver and had that body she might ride the line once in a while, too. Or maybe not. Playing dress-up had always been her sister's game, while Rachel had preferred to play in the mud. "And she's checking you out."

"Is she?" he asked innocently, but mischief danced in his icy blue eyes.

Damn. A man shouldn't be that attractive and get those eyes to boot. Just wasn't fair to the rest of the world. Probably he was as cold and heartless as the color of his eyes suggested; his charm certainly didn't make that less likely. And he knew that blonde was checking him out, but she answered anyway. "Yep. Go get her, tiger."

He coughed, not at all masking a surprised laugh. "Maybe I'll do that."

She grunted in response and turned back to her virgin daiquiri.

"Thanks for the tip," he said. "It's been ... interesting."

Rachel grinned around her straw before glancing back at him, her expression bland. "Just interesting?"

"I don't meet a lot of interesting these days. Take the compliment." With that he winked — actually winked — then turned and headed for the blonde. "We'll meet again. Promise."

Interesting. Huh. She guessed there were worse things than a hottie hitting on her and calling her something vaguely complimentary. The man certainly got her pulse racing. But she didn't have the time or the energy to deal with a guy like that. Mostly, she didn't have the interest. Even though he practically had the phrase "one-night stand" tattooed on his perfect forehead, and the few dalliances she allowed herself were little more than that. Luckily, he would lose interest in her after five minutes in the blonde's company. A stab of disappointment hit her, and she mentally shook it off.

Less than five minutes and the rest of her daiquiri later, Brent and Kristen walked in the door. Cole trailed behind them — Brent's yes-man and all around minion. Buddies since high school, the two were practically inseparable. Cole wasn't exactly a bad guy, but he was in serious need of a spine.

Just like most of the people Brent surrounded himself with.

Together, Brent and Kristen appeared to have stepped off the cover of a magazine. Both tall and good-looking and shiny. Brent was handsome and smart, if a bit less than motivated. He was too GQ, but his style was at least partially funded by her sister's trust fund. He was also an ass, and a cheater. And definitely no good for her sister.

The odd man out next to the other two, Cole looked like he might design the website for whatever magazine they'd walked out of. Not an insult in Rachel's mind, since that's exactly what she did for a living.

"Hey, sis," Kristen said.

Rachel jumped off the barstool to give her a hug. Perfume, pleasant and not overly strong, cloaked Kristen, and the familiar scent made Rachel's throat tighten. Kristen gave her a small smile when they pulled apart, and Rachel fought the urge to hug her again, possibly to distract her sister so she could bonk her on the head and drag her out of the pub. Fat chance of that working, even if they were alone. Partially because Rachel had never actually hit anyone, and would probably mess it up like she did anything vaguely athletic. Second, her sister had a good six inches on her, so she'd be tough to drag out.

And sadly, she knew exactly how that would end, anyway. She'd do her best to protect her sister, but Kristen would crawl right back into danger.

Right back to Brent.

True to form, Brent didn't acknowledge Rachel and she didn't acknowledge him right back. They had an understanding. A shared loathing. They were practically relatives already.

"Hey, Rachel," Cole said, giving her a quiet smile that she couldn't help but return.

"We'll get a table," Brent said, his gaze scanning the room, and he and Cole disappeared back into the crowd.

"So are you ready to hit the slopes?" Kristen asked.

"Absolutely," she lied. She was a passable skier, but it wasn't something she'd normally choose to do with her spare time. She was more of a "stay next to the fireplace with a good book" sort of girl. But remaining close to her sister was important, especially now, when Brent insisted on insinuating himself between them at every opportunity. She'd tried telling Kristen that was a classic sign of an abuser, but her sister pointed out that Brent had no problem with any of her friends — the few she had left after her fallout with Brent's ex-girlfriend and Kristen's former best friend, Alice. Not that all of Kristen's friends liked Brent, but they were a lot better than Rachel was at hiding dislike.

"Brent has some important business contact meeting him here, so I guess we'll be a fivesome on the slopes tomorrow and maybe for the rest of the week. I don't know about the guy we're meeting, but Cole is still single." Kristen's eyes twinkled and Rachel rolled her eyes.

"You're not setting me up. Especially not with Cole of all people."

"What's wrong with Cole? He's cute! He has that sexy nerd vibe."

She supposed he was cute enough. Not in the obvious way the man who'd hit on her a few minutes before had been — where had he gone, anyway? The blonde was nowhere in sight either. Not that she cared. Cole was a much quieter kind of attractive. But no way would she ever date anyone who actually liked Brent — not that she dated much. "Nothing's wrong with him. He's just not my type."

"Do you have a type? I'm starting to wonder." Kristen brushed her long, straight chestnut hair behind her shoulder. Hair that Rachel had envied all her life. How was it they had the same parents, yet her hair was so damnably curly and Kristen's ended up so perfectly straight?

"I do. Can't help it that I'm choosier than some people."

Her eyes narrowed. "Don't start. We're here to have fun, and I won't have you ruining it." Her voice lowered. "I'm trying to make this work. Be an adult and accept it."

That her hope to ruin Kristen's relationship with Brent was the reason she'd come — or, more accurately, to open her sister's eyes to the realities of said relationship — gave her a tiny surge of guilt. She quashed it. Kristen deserved better. And if she didn't do everything possible to prove that before Kristen married the jerk, she'd never get over it.

As to what she could do ... well, that part would come to her. Definitely. She hoped. Leaving home without a solid plan wasn't like her, but for the life of her she couldn't seem to summon any ideas that either weren't ridiculous or had any chance of working.

"Ladies, our table awaits," Brent said, pushing back through the crowd. "Nice, uhh ... sweater, Rachel."

Her sister immediately brightened and touched his shoulder. He smirked at Kristen, but she didn't seem to mind.

Yuck. Kristen must have told him to be nice to her. Or to attempt it. Brent was usually smoother than that, so it wasn't much of an attempt so much as a way to placate Kristen. Rachel couldn't stomach dealing with him just yet though, so she turned back to the bar to grab the second daiquiri she'd ordered.

She followed Brent and Kristen out of the pub area into the restaurant. The noise lowered to a rumble instead of a storm, and the mass of bodies thinned somewhat. The tension loosened in her shoulders, but the sight of a smiling face already seated next to Cole at the table ramped it back up again.

"Well, hello." Charles grinned at her, and her ears burned. Brent's business associate — he had to be. Had he known who she was when he spoke to her in the lounge? Probably some mean-ass joke that Brent had decided to play on her. Get the hottie he was working with to charm his soon-to-be sister-in-law's number from her frigid hands.

Anger rushed through her and she shot Charles a cool glare. He merely raised an eyebrow, but his smile faded at the edges.

"Charles," she said, voice as hard and controlled as she could manage. The urge to dramatically pick up a glass of water from the table and throw it was overwhelming, but she wasn't sure if she wanted to toss it more at him or at Brent.

"You two know each other?" Brent's eyes widened slightly, and he sounded almost ... nervous.

A wave of relief swamped her. It shouldn't bother her so much, but the idea that Charles had hit on her because Brent urged him to was strangely upsetting.

"Not really," Charles said, offering her a reassuring smile. "This lovely friend of yours just broke my heart a few minutes ago, but I'm afraid I didn't get her name."

"Rachel," she said, surprising herself.

"Kristen's sister," Brent added, tone dismissive. He sat and Kristen followed, leaving a chair open across from Charles. Uncomfortable, Rachel followed suit.

"Broke your heart?" Kristen asked.

"Wouldn't give me the time of day, I'm afraid. Despite some of my best lines."

"Your lines need work," Rachel muttered, and Charles grinned.

Brent quickly moved the conversation to other things, a touch of business chat and a lengthy foray into his personal hobbies. Oddly, he seemed eager — not his normally cool self. Charles, for his part, acted caught up in the conversation, not hanging on Brent's words like some of Brent's buddies always were, but he was attentive.

Whatever business dealings the two were scheming up, it had to be important to both of them. Not that it prevented Charles from giving her the occasional private grin that caused her body to tighten and her resolve to harden. The man was more than a little incorrigible.

But after they'd finished their meal, and were headed into a second round of post-dinner drinks, Charles excused himself, fighting Brent's efforts to get him to stay.

"I'm afraid I have to be up early for a business call," Charles said, rising. "But we'll chat more tomorrow. After these ladies show us up on the slopes." Another charming smile for her and Kristen, then he was gone.

Approximately one second later, Kristen turned to her, face alight with excitement. "I think he likes you," she hissed.

Hah. Fat chance. But "if you say so" was all she said.

Kristen frowned at her apparent lack of interest and returned to finishing her chocolate brownie ice cream concoction.

"Let's head into the pub." Brent swirled the last sip of beer in his mug.

"I'll meet you guys over there. I just need to cool off for a sec. It's way too hot in here," Rachel said. A good excuse even though it wasn't why she wanted to get away. Colorado nights got cold, but the fireplaces at both ends of the lodge restaurant warmed things up — not to mention that it was currently crammed with enthusiastic skiers and snowboarders.

The front doors that guests were technically supposed to use were too far away. She needed to breathe now. So she ducked out a service door she'd seen by the restrooms in the pub.

Quickly, she slipped into the relatively quiet night. The area was blessedly empty of other people.

She breathed the night air for a few seconds, letting the coldness of the Colorado winter seep through her coat and into her skin. A not-so-pleasant change from the heat back in California, but it felt good after the stifling atmosphere at the table.

This was a useless exercise. Had she really thought she could convince Kristen to leave Brent when she'd failed so many times before? Her sister was twenty-seven years old — old enough to run her own life — but Rachel couldn't help trying to mother her. She'd done that since they were young, in spite of the fact that she was three years younger than Kristen.

And her sister knew very well that Brent wasn't a good guy — she'd seen more than enough evidence, and she wasn't an idiot. But she was stubbornly convinced that Brent was her happily ever after.

Rachel just had to make Kristen see that Brent wasn't good for her — that she was more in love with the idea of Brent than the man. Somehow.

From somewhere beyond the Dumpsters, she heard something. She went still, not even breathing. Crap. What if it was a bear? Or a mountain lion? Did Colorado have mountain lions?

Another sound, only slightly louder than before. A low moan.

She almost turned around and fled into the restaurant, her mind full of images of a bear attack or something equally horrible. But the moan hadn't sounded exactly ... unpleasant.

Again, she almost turned back the way she'd come. Only the image of the smug expression on Brent's face if she made a scene and it turned out to be nothing kept her from going back in.

Not sure if she was being stupid to check, or a pervert, since that noise had sounded rather heated, she edged her way to the Dumpsters. She just needed a quick peek, to make sure no one was hurt.

What she saw made her stop in her tracks.

Even with his head turned downward and his hair covering part of his face, he was unmistakable. Charles. Standing behind a woman whose back was nestled against his front, they faced the direction Rachel had come from. He seemed to be kissing her neck. She made low, needy noises while he gripped her tightly against him. The blonde Rachel had pointed out to him earlier.

Rachel gasped and something clenched in her stomach at the sight. It was so wrong, yet she couldn't look away.


(Continues...)

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Tiffany Allee lives in Phoenix, AZ and is happily engaged to a secret romantic. She spends her days working in Corporate America while daydreaming about sexy heroes, and her nights writing and bothering her cats (according to them). Her passions include reading, chocolate, travel, wine, and family.

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Don't Blackmail the Vampire 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
A Breathtakingly Fresh Vampire Tale!  There's Not A Dull Moment In This Book!                                                           This was a breathtakingly fresh vampire tale! There's not a dull moment in this book! I absolutely loved it! What can happen when an incredibly sexy vampire meets a female computer nerd at a ski resort? Both are driven by family loyalties. Neither is looking for a relationship. This book has something for everyone: romance, steamy sex, humor, unique family dynamics and a hero and heroine who will each find their way into your heart.  I positively fell in love with Charles. He was a sinfully delicious loner. His task was to find who was threatening his brother's mate. When Rachel, a mousy techie, caught him feeding and attempted to blackmail him, he was intrigued by her. He told himself that it would be inconvenient and certainly detrimental to his plans if Rachel publicly accused him of being a vampire, so he agreed to her demands. She just wanted to protect her sister from a fiance who wasn't good for her. Neither was expecting their own heartstrings to be pulled and the sex to be so HOT! This book can easily be read as a stand-alone. I've not read the 1st book in the series and thoroughly enjoyed this read. I loved it so much that I'm planning to read the 1st in the series soon! Bottomline: The writing was polished. The world and characters the author created are incredible. The plot kept me riveted from beginning to end. If you are looking for a book with lots of laughs, smokin'-hot chemistry, and a happy ever after that will leave your face sore from smiling, rush to whatever bookstore you use and buy this book now!
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ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews by Kim Last year, I was told I HAD to read Tiffany Allee’s Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid. I thought, “Okay. Fine.” I really liked the book and immediately started asking when the next book was coming out. Finally after months of waiting, Don’t Blackmail the Vampire is here. Part me of wants to say the books are standalones, but Don’t Blackmail the Vampire contains some spoilers. If you haven’t read Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid and plan to, I suggest you read it first. Charles Wright is the youngest of his “vampire father” Kane’s “sons”. His family pretty much views him as a playboy who doesn’t take anything seriously. Charles’ soon to be sister-in-law, Alice, is receiving threatening calls and emails, warning her to stay away from her vampire fiancé, Noah. Charles volunteers to go undercover to get evidence that Alice’s former fiancé Brent is behind the threats. What better way to prove to his brothers and father that he can be responsible? Charles is prepared to make nice to a man he despises. He just isn’t prepared for Rachel Davis to walk into his life and turn it on its axis. Rachel regrettably is on a ski trip with her sister, Kristen, Kristen’s fiancé, Brent, and one of Brent’s friends. Rachel is ready to use this trip to finally convince her sister that Brent is not good for her. The question is, how does she do it, since her past attempts have fallen on deaf ears. Rachel stumbles upon Charles getting nourishment from a human and decides to use the fact that he is a vampire to her advantage. Rachel is going to blackmail Charles to help her break up Kristen and Brent. What could possibly go wrong? Rachel and Charles fight an attraction neither saw coming. Because of Rachel’s past, she has trust issues and Charles is going to have to figure out how to get around the wall she has built up. Maybe just maybe with the two of them working together, they will both get what they have each come to Colorado looking for. Charles and Rachel are so much fun together. Their interactions will leave you laughing and hoping for them to get together. Be prepared for some hot steamy moments that even a hundred-year-old vampire has never encountered. Don’t Blackmail the Vampire does NOT disappoint. And yes, I have already asked about the next book in the series. Source: Pubisher
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book and really enjoyed it. This one is even better! I enjoyed the story and the characters. Charles...I wish he was called Charlie, it would make him more approachable. Rachel, has a great heart, but dang is she stubborn. I did feel the need to reach through my NOOK and choke her. Anyway, the mystery is a good one too. I hope the author writes about Alex next. I would love to read his story!
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle: I thought this was a fantastic read! I finished it in one long sitting, and was very happy I had sat down with it.  Witty, fast paced, intriguing, and with just enough romance... it was utterly and thoroughly enjoyable.  Don't Blackmail the Vampire is the 2nd book of the SONS OF KANE series, but can be read just fine on its own.  Our heroine, Rachel, is desperate to rescue her sister from marrying her good for nothing fiancé. When a ski trip with the not-so-happy couple, a friend of theirs, and the fiancé's soon-to-be boss gives opportunity for Rachel to work her magic and break up Brent and her sister, she jumps at the chance. In the most unusual way. She blackmails the 'soon-to-be boss' into helping her break the two of them up. The only problem: she can't keep her own heart safe from this captivating and thrilling man er... vampire. Don't Blackmail the Vampire had a fast paced and captivating plot with just enough complexity to keep just about any reader happy. It was very well written, and had characters that you couldn't help but love. I found myself falling deeper and deeper into the story and before I knew it, was turning the last page. I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series. Highly recommended.
Jadestone More than 1 year ago
Don't Blackmail the Vampire, I found the interaction between the main characters quite amusing. I still feel the brothers story should have been first or if there is a book in the series regarding him that he should be introduced more into the books rather than just a mention. All in all not a bad book, would definetly recommend it for light reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking for a funny read that's impossible to put down? Don't Blackmail the Vampire by Tiffany Allee is not only sexy and funny, but it's extremely fast-paced. I loved the main characters and the storyline was incredible. If you're looking for a great paranormal romance, I recommend this one.
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kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
Rachel can't stand her sister's fiance. She will do anything to get her sister to see he is a cheating do and she can do better. That includes blackmailing his potential boss Charles. Charles is a surprise to her in more ways than one. He is good looking, caring and a vampire. Charles has his own plans and that is to find out if that man is threatening his brothers fiance. He has to stay close to him and helping Rachel only helps him with his plan. Rachel isn't a flashy showy woman but being close to her brings him to see she is different from other women. They may start out using each other but when their time is up what will they do? Charles is very sexy and charming. He has a sense of humor and a normal person I believe he could talk into anything. He has strong family ties and would do anything for them. Rachel is afraid of commitment for her own reasons and in ways it has made her afraid to take chances. She is smart, seems clumsy and above all she loves her sister. She will do anything to protect her. She can also be sexy at times. I loved the first book in this series and enjoyed this one just as much. Charles hooked me in from the start. I have to say I would blackmail him as well. Rachel is also great as even when she should be scared she still stand up and blackmails Charles into helping her. They have so much chemistry between them. They have roles they need to play to get what they both want and at times it does things to hurt both of them. I got several laughs while reading this book. It is really very charming and I love the way the author writes. You can really connect with all the characters whether they are good guys or slimeballs you get some kind of feeling for them. Charles has to learn to really listen to his heart and go after what he wants. Rachel has to let go of her past and learn to trust. If you like a lighter vampire romance that isn't dark pick this one up. You don't have to read the first book as this can be read as a stand alone but I would still recommend you do as this is a great series. I can't wait for the next one.
MelodyMay More than 1 year ago
Don't Blackmail the Vampire by Tiffany Allee is a fun light story about vampires. I know fun and light are not usually associated with vampire. However, it's not one of those stories that is dark. Come on the story takes place on a ski trip.  Honestly, I thought Don't Blackmail the Vampire was fun, because you have Rachel whose soul intent is to breakup her sister and her fiancé. However, she doesn't know how, but when she catches Charles feeding on a girl she figure she could blackmail him to help her. Come on who blackmails a vampire? I mean the guy could have killed her once she knew what he was, but he went along for the ride. Granted he had his own agenda, and he figure they could help one another out.  I adore Rachel, because she's describe as a subtle beauty that's a bit of a nerd. There's nothing wrong with being a nerd. I love Rachel's description of Charles: "He wasn't dark and scary and broody; he was sexy and funny and kind." See I'm not the only one with the idea that vampires are suppose to be dark and broody. Another description of Charles: "The vampire with a soul, with a heart, go figure. Charles might seem shallow to the casual observer--with his lighthearted attitude and playboy smile--but he wasn't. He had the ability to care deeply. Earnestly." Which is the whole reason he went to Colorado. Actually the two of them were adorable together, especially when they worked together.  Overall, I was entertained by Don't Blackmail the Vampire. I can't wait to meet the other brother, but I get the feeling he's not as fun as Charles and saying Noah is fun is pushing it a little. So, if you are looking for a caring vampire that cares deeply, Charles might be your vampire in Don't Blackmail the Vampire. *Side note: I would recommend reading Don't Bite the Bridesmaid first. Just a recommendation not a requirement. Favorite Quote: 'She sniffed, then leaning close with her hands on her hips, she sniffed him. "You smell like glitter." "Glitter doesn't have a scent -- not that your weak human nose can detect, anyway. And it wasn't that kind of place."'  Copy provided by the publisher 
Sami_Creech More than 1 year ago
I was given a gift copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Charles is the “baby” vamp in his vamp family who is trying to prove himself to his brothers that he can be trusted. To do this he sets off on a mission to find out who is threatening his brother’s fiancé Alice. While on his mission he runs into Rachel. Rachel is on a mission of her own to save her sister from her scumbag fiancé before it is too late. Rachel catches Charles in a rather compromising position and decides to use this information to her advantage. So like any sane girl she decides to blackmail him into helping her with her mission. Thru out this story it is painfully obvious that they are starting to develop feelings for each other but for their own separate reasons each is reluctant to acknowledge these feelings. This is a wonderful story as much as I enjoyed Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid this book is epic in its own way. 
cattouch More than 1 year ago
Rachel's first impression of Charles is that he's a "hot, sexy, jerk" and he finds her "interesting" which for him is a compliment. Then she discovers he's a vampire and blackmails him to help her breakup her sister and her rotten fiancee, while he's trying to discover who's threatened he's brothers fiancee who's her sisters former BFF.. Rachel's afraid to trust her heart to anyone but she's falling fast and hard for Charles. He just wants to be trusted , and he's very attracted to Rachel. Their a cute couple, their dialogue is fast and fun...good read.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Don't blackmail the Vampire Tiffany Allee Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews I've read several of Tiffany’s books now, and always enjoy the light-hearted, fun stories she produces. Having read and liked Don't bit the Bridesmaid, I wanted to read this. Noah from the first book has two brothers, and its Charles who’s featured in this one, trying to find out who is threatening Noah’s wife. Rachel, such a great girl, she's worried about her sisters fiancé – he's a sleaze, but Kirsten can't seem to see it. She thinks she might be able to use the trip to somehow show her just what a jerk he is. So far though she hasn't any ideas how – then she meets Charles. He's feeding from a woman at the rear of the restaurant/bar area outside. He confidently tells her to ignore what she sees, and she promptly replies to him ...he's shocked, the Vampire mojo doesn't work on her, and it could be a real problem. He doesn't want her screaming “vampire, vampire” to everyone. They come to an agreement though, which leads to some very humour incidents. Charles isn't really afraid she'll blackmail him, but he is intrigued by her, and its not long before they find themselves getting closer, very much closer, in her bed closer! Rachel can't quite believe what she's doing, but Charles is hot, a great lover and she thinks why not have a holiday fling with him? He seems so normal she keeps forgetting he's not, that he's a vampire. Of course its never that simple, and when things come out, secrets and deceptions, set-ups and heartbreak, she feels lost. Its a great fun read, sexy and humorous, and a great addition to the first novel. There's another brother and of course Rachel's sister Kirsten so I'm hoping there’s more novels to come. If you want a fun read that isn't too deep and heavy this is perfect. Stars: Four, another winner from Tiffany. ARC supplied via publisher
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Don't Blackmail The Vampire - Sons Of Kane Author: Tiffany Allee Publisher: Entangled: Covet Publishing Published: 4-28-2014 ISBM: 9781622665624 E-Book ASIN: B00JI0KDXM Pages: 156 Genre: Romance Tags: Paranormal, Vampires, Intrigue, Series Sensual Level: Overall Rating: Very Good Reviewed For: NetGalley Reviewer: DelAnne Can you really Blackmail someone when they are willing and are planning on using you? That's the quandary of "Don't Blackmail the Vampire", The second in the Sons Of Kane Novel series. The first was "Don't Bite The Bridesmaid". There is a very slight problem with the references of previous events that are mentioned in "Don't Blackmail the Vampire". If possible I would recommend reading book one first. That having been said I myself will be looking to obtain a copy of "Don't Bite The Bridesmaid" to read just because this book was so interesting that I want to read more. Rachel Davis is desperate to get her sister away from her fiance, Brent (first introduced in Don't Bite The Bridesmaid", and the bad relationship they were in. Charles Wright is using Rachel as a cover to watch the man that is threatening his brother's fiance, Brent again, and get the evidence to trap him. Family loyalty is the motivation of the two main characters. Both are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect their families from the threat of Brett. Human or Vampire, there is no difference. Charles and Rachel are both strong independent personalities who are use to taking care of others. When threats to their family come to light neither is the type to step back and let someone else take care of the problem. They are so well suited to one another if they will only step back from their objectives to see it. If you are looking for a fast paced romance with a touch of suspense then you need to check out the works of Tiffany Allee's Son's Of Kane series. They are easy quick reads with plots that will hold your interest from the first line to the last. Pick up a copy and if you have not read Tiffany Allee before then you are in for a treat and you will have a new name added to your favorite author's list.
mysticrosetiger More than 1 year ago
This book is a good read. Rachel and Charles story is be careful for what you ask for, you may not get the reaction you wanted.
angelblue-240 More than 1 year ago
Don't Blackmail the Vampire is book two in the Son's of Kane series however you don't have to read the first one (although I urge you not to miss out on the awesomeness of Don't Bite the Bridesmaid) to understand what's going on. Rachel hates her sister's fiance Brent. He is an arrogant, cheating prig (who also happens to be the ex of the heroine from book one) and she wants nothing more than to break them up. Brent is trying to smooze the hero Charles for a high paying job that he thinks Charles may offer him. Little does he know, Charles has an another reason for going on the skiing trip and it has nothing to do with giving Brent a job. He's there trying to figure out who is sending his brother Noah's (from book one) fiance Alice threatening messages. And Brent just happens to be Charles's prime suspect. Rachel accidentally stumbles upon Charles feeding on another woman after dinner and decides to blackmail him into helping her break Kristen and Brent up. Charles agrees because not only does it go along with his plans but he's intrigued with Rachel. She's the first person that he's ever come across that can resist vampire mind control, well that and it doesn't hurt that he's attracted to her. As the two put their plans in motion they are forced to spend time with each as a couple. Charles and Rachel dance around their attraction with each other. Neither are looking for a relationship but the more time they spend together the harder it is to resist. Rachel has severe trust issues with men and is afraid to let anyone get close. Charles doesn't want to form any attachments, he has avoided letting anyone close to him with the exception of his brothers. I loved Charles! He was sweet, funny and sexy all rolled up into one delicious vampire. He was working so hard to prove to Noah that he could be relied on and so he tried to ignore his attraction to Rachel. But her pull was just too much for him. And when they finally gave in to each other.... WOW. It was amazing! Rachel got to me. She was a quiet, stubborn, nerdy type of girl (which I can relate to) but she has trust issues that you wouldn't believe. I could understand them on one hand but on the other hand I just wanted to knock some sense into her! I mean c'mon girl! Are you really going to let that smexy vampire slip through your fingers over some daddy issues??? And let me tell you I was worried there for awhile. This was a really fast read and had me experiencing a range of emotions. I found myself giggling, nervous, sniffling, frustrated and sighing happily. I couldn't believe that I finished it in one setting! So if you are looking for a light, sweet and sexy PNR then Don't Blackmail the Vampire is the book for you! *I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Good Book! Lucky me, I got the opportunity to read Don't Blackmail the Vampire by Tiffany Allee. This is the second book in her Sons of Kane series and it is just as good as the first. This is the second book I have read by Ms. Allee and it certainly won't be the last. This is the story about computer geek Rachel Davis and Charles Wright, a vampire with a conscious and a generous understanding of the human spirit. They come together accidentally, while on a ski trip and strike a deal. Rachel protects Charles's true identity, while Charles does his best to help prove that Rachel's sister's fiance, Brent, is a no good cheater. This arrangement works out well for Charles because it gives him the opportunity to also prove that Brent is harassing his soon to be sister-in-law, which is why he is on the ski trip in the first place. This is a cute, fast-paced love story. Rachel and Charles are good together and their witty banter is very entertaining. Ms. Allee writes with an enthusiasm that I enjoy immensely and look forward to reading time after time. Overall, a solid paranormal read with characters that go through some interesting escapades.
2_PMVH More than 1 year ago
A boy vampire meets a girl computer geek at a Colorado ski resort!! Wow, I have always wanted to say that. Yes, this vampire can go in the sun and ski like a pro. Rachel Davis is a graphic designer and computer wonder girl. While growing up, her dad left her, her sister, Kristen and their mom and never returned. He did leave mistrust in his wake. Rachel trusts NO MAN. She goes to Colorado with her sister so she can break Kristen engagement to the cheating Brent Strub. Charles Wright has been a goodtime vampire for decades but he wants his blood brother's, Noah and Alex, and Noah's fiancée, Alice, to TRUST him. To prove it, he needs to go to Colorado to see if Alice's ex-boyfriend, Brent, is the one threatening her. Charles is "interviewing" Brent for a "fake" job so is invited to come along. Charles meets Rachel at the hotel bar and tries some pick up lines and she insulted him. Next they meet at dinner and they both feel the tug between them but resist it. After dinner Rachel goes outside for air and hears moaning. She peeks around a dumpster and see Charles fangs in the blonde's neck. She blackmails him to help her break up Brent and Kristen and she will not tell anyone that he is a vampire and he agrees. They work together to get Brent out of Kristen's life but they fall in love along the way. Can she ever trust a man? Will he hurt her to probe he is trust worthy to his brothers? Ms. Allie writes with humor and the story is an sweet and simple paranormal. I was disappointed that Rachel just accepted he was a vampire so easily. I would of totally screamed, ran and when caught ask some questions. Ms. Allie doesn't create her own vampire world in this book but it really works. I generally read historical romance but this was a nice change of genre for me and I would read another of Tiffany Allie book. I give Ms. Allee 3 fingers up and 5 toes. Reviewed from a NetGalley ARC.
prairielilyH More than 1 year ago
I am a huge lover of anything PNR and have been a Tiffany Allee fan since I read her book Vampire Games. So of course I jumped at the chance to read this book even though I have not read the first book in this series, Don't Bite the Bridesmaid (yet). I did know enough about the first book that there were no issues with understanding the premise and characters in this book but I would suggest that someone who hasn't read the blurb (and any excerpts that were available) read and enjoy her first book before jumping into and enjoying this one. I think it would benefit the reader to have that knowledge of the characters in the first book that are referenced here and of course, the one who is being threatened. Everyone should be lucky enough to have family (or friends) like Charles and Rachel. These two are willing to set aside their own lives for a while to help out their family. Charles has had to befriend Brent and spend time with him - the man he suspects of threatening his brother's fiancee! And Rachel has agreed to try and be nice to Brent - the man who cheated with her sister (on his previous fiancee) and on her since then! This guy (Brent) is in serious trouble if he thinks he can get away with anything untoward since these two have teamed up to make sure he leaves their loved ones alone. I enjoyed the interaction and by-play between Charles and Rachel throughout the book. They are both strong-willed, opinionated people who don't like asking for help or admitting they may have been wrong about something. It is hilarious to watch as they work together to mess with Brent on this ill-fated skiing trip! Rachel discovers Charles is a vampire quite soon after she realizes he is the business contact Brent is meeting. Charles and Rachel actually meet before this while she is waiting for her sister and Brent to show up. The first contact between these two is hilarious and sets the tone for their relationship throughout most of the book, each giving as good as they get and enjoying every battle of wits. This was a really funny and interesting read. I can't wait to read another one! I received a Advanced e-copy of this book through the Entangled Review Program in exchange for an honest review.
MJHughes12 More than 1 year ago
If there is one thing I love, it’s a book with lots of snarky dialogue – and this book certainly had lots of it! From the first chapter right until the end of the book, I found myself chuckling out loud, never knowing what was going to come out of either Charles or Rachel’s mouth. “Did you just call me…pretty?” “You’re a male version of Helen of Troy. Now run along. Find another something pretty that appeals to you.” Underneath all that snarky banter though, was a love story that had me rooting for Charles and Rachel to find their happily ever after. I just loved watching Charles and Rachel fight their feelings for one another. Charles is trying to prove to his brothers that he can be trusted, and Rachel trying to get her sister to see that her fiancé is not the wonderful man she thinks she is, and when they decide to work together – well, when Rachel blackmails the vampire into helping – things get hot between the two. And when they decide to “pretend” to be in a relationship as part of their scheme to break up Rachel’s sister and her fiancé, you just knew that sparks were going to fly. Through it all, Rachel and Charles must both come to terms with issues from their past so they can move forward and learn to trust in love and in one another. “Sometimes the things we need most – they aren’t what we’re looking for. They’re the things we happen to run into.” This was a fun read and I like the twist on vampire lore that was in the book – I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with a skiing vampire before! I have not read the first book in this series but was able to jump right into this one without a problem since the backstory was explained enough to catch me up. This is my second book by this author and I’ll definitely be looking to read more from her! I received a copy of the book from the publisher for an honest review.
bookobsessedmomma More than 1 year ago
I am loving this series by Tiffany Allee. She makes us fall in love with her leading vampire men! You will fall in love with the characters and the story line until the very end!!! Rachel is shy, reserved and doesn't trust men. She thinks she doesn't have the looks to catch a man. When a man hits on her and she dismisses him things change for her and she does something she never does... blackmailing this sexy man!? Charles is on an important mission to help Alice and his brother Noah. He sees the interesting Rachel and she intrigues him, more than anyone has done in a long time. But he has a job to do, but gets blackmailed by Rachel.. I loved Charles! I think he's a great vampire! He's funny, humorous and a caring man. He definitely cares for his family and his brother and Alice. He will do anything to help protect his family, just like Rachel is doing.. which is why in a sense he is helping her. I loved how he got her, wanted to make her smile and all the little things he did! ... Oh and man is he SEXY! Rachel..  I sympathized with her and enjoyed having her blackmail Charles with his help. I enjoyed watching her care about him, despite all her man/relationship reservations. She's the perfect match for him.. if she could only see so. We do get to see Noah and Alice a bit in this book, which is wonderful. I loved them in book 1 and am glad we got to see them as well in this book....  oh and that end.... I loved it! It has me VERY eager for the next book! I can't wait!! <3 If you love suspense, SEXY vampires and family loyalty you will fall in love with this second installment of the SONS OF KANE SERIES by Tiffany Allee!! 5 vampire bites from me! * Recv'd a copy of this book in exchange by the publisher for an honest review.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Don't Blackmail the Vampire is a well written fast paced read.  There is mystery and mayhem and romance. Though not as laugh out loud funny as Don't Bite the Bridesmaid this may indeed be a better story.  This book can be read stand-alone but you will get more out of it if you’ve read Don't Bite the Bridesmaid first.  At first I didn’t think Rachel and Charles were a good fit together but they convinced me by the end.   Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.