Even Vampires Get the Blues (Dark Ones Series #4)

( 114 )

Overview

Paen Scott is a Dark One: a vampire without a soul. And his mother is about to lose hers too if Paen can’t repay a debt to a demon by finding a relic known as the Jilin God in five days.

Half-elf Samantha Cosse may have gotten kicked out of the Order of Diviners, but she’s still good at finding things, which is why she just opened her own private investigation agency.

Paen is one of Sam’s first clients and the only one to set her elf senses ...

See more details below
Paperback (Mass Market Paperback)
$7.35
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$7.99 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (112) from $1.99   
  • New (16) from $3.70   
  • Used (96) from $1.99   
Even Vampires Get the Blues (Dark Ones Series #4)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$7.99
BN.com price

Overview

Paen Scott is a Dark One: a vampire without a soul. And his mother is about to lose hers too if Paen can’t repay a debt to a demon by finding a relic known as the Jilin God in five days.

Half-elf Samantha Cosse may have gotten kicked out of the Order of Diviners, but she’s still good at finding things, which is why she just opened her own private investigation agency.

Paen is one of Sam’s first clients and the only one to set her elf senses tingling, which makes it pretty much impossible to keep their relationship on a professional level. Sam is convinced that she is Paen’s Beloved -- the woman who can give him back his soul...whether he wants it or not.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
The Barnes & Noble Review
Can a vampire without a soul find happiness with a half elf who is also a diviner? Yes, if Katie MacAlister, author of books like Sex, Lies, and Vampires, is in charge.

Paen Alasdair Scott (don't call him a prince of the night -- he prefers the term Moravian) is damned by an ancient curse so that only a woman -- a beloved -- can redeem his soul. That's bad enough, but then a demon lord threatens his mother with the loss of a soul, too, unless Paen recovers a certain statue. He hires diviner Samatha (Sam) Cosse to help him find the object, and the fun begins. There's sex, and plenty of it; there's shooting, and smart-mouth dialogue, and many denizens of the Otherworld. As a Guardian quips mid-book in a tossaway line, "A bird statue that everyone seems to want, a private investigator named Sam, a partner who was shot -- does that ring any bells with you?" Though MacAlister writes in a wide range of fictional subgenres, readers know she will always make it fun. Ginger Curwen
From the Publisher
"A fascinating and fun writer."" —-Best Reviews
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451218230
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/2/2006
  • Series: Dark Ones Series , #4
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 386,197
  • Product dimensions: 4.34 (w) x 6.84 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author


Katie MacAlister is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous romance novels, including the Aisling Grey series, the Nobles series, and the Dark Ones novels.

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook Many Things Invisible.

Read More Show Less

Interviews & Essays

Heart to Heart Interview with Katie MacAlisterHeart to Heart: We've had a lot of fun reading Even Vampires Get the Blues. Is it true that you created the hero, a Scottish vampire, in response to a big plea from fans on the message board of your web site(www.katiemacalister.com)? What did they ask for exactly? And were they as specific about the heroine? Katie MacAlister: I try very hard to please my readers, so when a group of ladies on my message board got together and made eloquent pleas for a Scottish vampire hero, I caved. OK, part of my caving was due to my love of Scottish men, but I prefer to think I was being altruistic in giving my readers what they wanted. Their demands weren't too specific -- they wanted him to be Scottish, wear a kilt, and be played by Gerard Butler in the movie version of the book. I felt obligated to point out that the dramatic rights hadn't been sold, but that really didn't matter to the ladies. They believe in planning for all eventualities. Oddly enough, I get very few requests about heroines. Generally, any requests refer to height and weight. Most readers who write to me about the female leads like the fact that the heroines in my books are "real" women, not necessarily svelte and gorgeous, and they encourage me to write more heroines who are plus-sized, short, and believers in "girl power." I try to accommodate them, since I'm a firm believer that women of all shapes, sizes, and colors are equally capable of achieving what they want in life. HtoH: Heart to Heart readers are delighted you are so prolific with your contemporary, paranormal, and historical romances, not to mention the YA romance and historical mysteries. But are you Superwoman -- how do you keep them all straight? Do you have a favorite among the different series? And what do you think is the common denominator? KM: It's sometimes a bit difficult to shift gears when one month I'm writing a young adult, and the next I'm deep into a hot-and-heavy paranormal. But for the most part, each book has its own personality, and that helps me keep stories fresh. I love writing historicals because I'm a big fan of history; I love writing young adult books because my inner 16-year-old is very mouthy and demands equal time. I've had a lot of fun writing contemporary stories for a number of reasons, one of which is the opportunity to explore things I'd love to do (but probably won't), like jousting, playing a pirate in virtual reality, or just falling in love at first sight with a dishy Englishman. Right now, my attention is primarily focused on paranormal stories, and I'm having an absolute blast with my fictional paranormal world called the Otherworld. Fantasy and sci-fi writers know how much fun it is to world-build, and I have to say that populating this world is one of the highlights of my life. What's even more wonderful is the reader response to the people I write about in the Otherworld -- reader demand for information about the dragons in the Aisling Grey books became so overwhelming, I recently created a web site just for readers to play in (www.dragonsepts.com). Since I tend to write humorous books, one of the common denominators in my books is the heroes' and heroines' senses of humor. They overcome even the most exacting challenges (not to mention people) because they have the ability to laugh at themselves, and life. They enjoy life and don't hide from adversity, finding ways to solve problems rather than running from them. I like to think my heroines are strong but still appreciative of the power of love. HtoH: Tell us what led to your first publication. Was your book really drawn right out of the slush pile? KM: Ah, the infamous "first book published without almost any effort" story that will have new writers everywhere pinning up my covers to the dartboard. My first romance, Noble Intentions, was indeed pulled from the slush pile by Kate Seaver, who was then working at Dorchester. I had submitted the book six months before she read it, acquiring my agent somewhere between the time I submitted it and when Kate made an offer. Noble was my first experience writing a romance, and I recall being horribly embarrassed about writing the first love scene for it. I ranted to a couple of writing friends about how hard it was to write love scenes, how I blushed the whole way through it, and that I would never, ever get used to doing them. I joked that I disliked doing them so much, I'd be ready to hire a love scene ghost writer to do them for me. When I finished the book, one of my friends who had suffered through my complaining asked how many love scenes I'd ended up doing. I was a bit embarrassed to admit that, somehow, there ended up being seven or eight. I was forbidden to complain about writing love scenes after that. HtoH: What are you working on now? What's coming out in the next few months? KM: In September [2006], I'll have a novella titled "Bring Out Your Dead" in the Just One Sip vampire anthology for Dorchester. In November, the third Aisling Grey book, Light My Fire, will be out. Right now I'm elbow deep in my fifth Dark One book, which will be out May 2007. On my writing schedule for the next year is the first book in a new paranormal mystery series, which I'm excited about writing for a number of reasons -- one of which is that my mystery editor is Kate Seaver (now at Berkley). Also on the list are a couple of paranormal novellas, and the fourth Aisling Grey book. It's true I get a bit twitchy when I look at my publishing calendar, but I consider myself incredibly blessed to have supportive editors who accommodate my writing whims, and readers who are willing to let me take them on whatever ride my muse provides.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 114 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(49)

4 Star

(43)

3 Star

(18)

2 Star

(2)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 114 Customer Reviews
  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    wild zany private investigative romantic fantasy

    Moravian Dark One Paen Scott seems doomed as he is the only one of his brothers born without a soul. His only chance is to find his beloved who can bring his soul to him. However Paen has no hope in ever obtaining his soul as he does not believe in love so makes no efforts to try to find his soul mate instead he spends his time translating ancient manuscripts. --- An Alastor, Casper Green shows poof to Paen that his father, away in South America, owes the Oriens a statue of the Jiln God and they have sent him to collect. Failure to pay will cost his mother her soul. Paen hires her half-breed human elf Samantha Cosse and her cousin purebred fairy Clare, who just opened up a private investigative firm as the former is excellent at locating lost items, to locate the missing artifact. Attracted to one another, she takes on another case to find her beloved¿s missing soul. --- EVEN VAMPIRES GET THE BLUES is a wild zany private investigative romantic fantasy in which the three elements blend smoothly together leading to readers having e a great time perusing this book. The story line is part humor yet builds suspense as fans ponder if Sam can save her soul mate, who refuses to recognize who she is, and his mother. As with SEX, LIES, AND VAMPIRES and SEX AND THE SINGLE VAMPIRE, Katie MacAlister provides a frenzied fun frolic. ---Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 22, 2011

    Cute book

    This was a cute book in the series. The heroine and Dark One are really sweet pair. You can't help but route for them and for their love to work. Its a really good read if you love paranormal romance and Katie Macalister.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 1, 2011

    LOVE KATIE~

    I think she is a crack up. Love her books, love the romance. Find the books all hard to put down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2012

    Great

    Vary romantic and lots of drama

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2009

    Even Vampires Get The Blues

    I just love this dark ones series it is great. I read this book in a day. I just can't wait for more books from this author she is a great writer with a sense of humor

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 18, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Tongue in cheek vampire series

    I've read all of Ms. MacAlister's books and this series is right up there with all of them. She has a writing style that has a touch of tongue in cheek humor. Her vampires are strong characters with honor and much humor for me. I recommend the entire series. You'll enjoy and want to read more

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 15, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Nice light vamp reading.

    this is a good book for a change from the harsher fly by the seat of your pants vampire series. (Such as the Anita Blake or Rachael Morgan ones)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2007

    Great first book

    This is the first book i have read from Katie MacAlister and it makes me want to read all of them... I felt as though the characters were my oldest friends and did not want to put it down...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2007

    Amazing and full of red hot passion.

    This book was the first novel that made it hard to put down. It left me wanting more and left me with questions. Questions like: ' Do Paen and Sam get married?' Well my friend read it five times because she liked it so much.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2007

    awsome

    It has the action, love and comedy with a sassy character what else could you want.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2006

    hot and heavy

    l bought this book just because and when i read it i couldn't put it down.i definitly recommend this in fact i lent it to a friend already.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2006

    LOVED THIS BOOK

    I loved reading this book, I did not get it because of any reason just bought it because needed something to do when riding long distances in a car, but I loved this book, because of it I went out and bought other Katie MacAlister books, now I don't have to worry about picking up a bad read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2006

    Not her best 'Supernatural'

    I have read the first three of this 'Vampire Series', and this one is just not as good as any of the others for me. The plot seemed very ADD for me. It really seems that Katie was trying a little too hard to make the supernatural elements too original or was trying to stuff too much supernatural elements into the story line. Or maybe it was the lack of chemistry I felt between the main characters. I still think her 'Sex and the Single Vampire' is the best in this series. Maybe she is concentrating a little too hard on her Aisling Grey series, either way, it was a dissappointing read for someone who was counting down the days until this release.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2006

    Sexy and Sassy!

    Another great book in the Dark One Series for Katie! I might even go so far as to say this was my favorite one yet. Sam was definitely my favorite heroine of all the books. It's fun, sexy and a good read for the beach, bath or couch!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2006

    loved it

    I do like how Katie MacAlister blends the Otherworld with ours and I like how her characters can stand on their own while also being a tongue in cheek tribute to Christine Feehan's Carpathians. I must admit I was expecting to see Aisling Grey here, as we are teased into knowing that we will be dealing with a Guardian. That is what this author's does best tease us, makes us laugh and have a thoroughly good time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2006

    She does it again!!!!!

    Once again a witty romantic read. I could not put it down.Her characters are always funny and lovable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2006

    Great Read!

    From the moment I picked up this book I could not put it down. Sam and Paen are delightfully matched. It's hard not to fall in love with this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 114 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)