SNAP: The World Unfolds [NOOK Book]

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SNAP, a multinational celeb TV show and magazine, is the holy grail for Maxie Gwenoch. When she snags the job as managing editor, she's looking for fame, fortune and Jimmy Choos. What she finds is a media empire owned by Baron Kandesky and his family. A family of vampires. They're European, urbane, wealthy and mesmerizing. And when she meets Jean-Louis, vampire and co-worker, she's a goner.

The Kandesky vampire family rose in Hungary ...
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Overview

SNAP, a multinational celeb TV show and magazine, is the holy grail for Maxie Gwenoch. When she snags the job as managing editor, she's looking for fame, fortune and Jimmy Choos. What she finds is a media empire owned by Baron Kandesky and his family. A family of vampires. They're European, urbane, wealthy and mesmerizing. And when she meets Jean-Louis, vampire and co-worker, she's a goner.

The Kandesky vampire family rose in Hungary centuries ago. They gave up violence and killing to make a killing on the world's commodities markets and with that beginning they built SNAP, an international celebrity multimedia empire. Now cultured...and having found food substitutes for killing...they’ve cornered the world market for celebrity and gossip journalism.

They haven't fully left the past behind. Their Hungarian neighbors and rival vampire clan, the Huszars are starting to ramp up attacks, maybe looking to start a war to take over all the Kandeskys have built.

Maxie believes she's found her ultimate career. She doesn't realize that she's found a family feud like none other, a centuries-old rivalry between vampire families, with her as the linchpin. Bells ring with Jean-Louis, but she doesn’t realize they’re alarm sirens until she learns that Jean-Louis is second in command of the Kandeskys...but by then it's too late.
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Editorial Reviews

Stitch, Read, Cook - Aislyn Thomas
"I think any vampire story lover should go buy this book right now. This story had me hooked from page one until the very end and I can't wait to find out what happens with Maxie next. Will I read more by this author? You betcha, trust me I have the next book already queued up on my list and waiting to be bought!"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012818157
  • Publisher: Michele Drier
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Series: The Kandesky Vampire Chronicles , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 233
  • Sales rank: 668,514
  • File size: 265 KB

Meet the Author

Michele Drier was born in Santa Cruz to a pioneer family and is a fifth generation Californian. She’s lived and worked all over the state and has called both Southern and Northern California home. During her career in journalism — as a reporter and editor at large and small daily newspapers – she won awards for producing investigative series. She lives in the Central Valley with cats, skunks, opossums and wild turkeys. "SNAP: The World Unfolds" is her first Kandesky vampire family novel and is available as an ebook. Her mystery, “Edited for Death” will be available as a trade paperback from Mainly Murder Press on Oct. 1, 2011 and in ebook format in November 2011.
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  • Posted December 21, 2011

    An Enjoyable Read

    When Maxie Gwenoch, a respected editor who tracks ¿jet set celebrities¿, accepts a position as managing editor of SNAP, she find herself drawn into an unfamiliar arena filled with fame, fortune, vampires and a centuries old feud. Swept off her feet by the debonair Jean-Louis, who works in dim lighting with shades drawn and travels under the cover of night, will the editor succumb to his beguiling mysterious charms? Through the use of vivid word imagery, the reader follows the heroine step by step as she journeys between a world she knows and one she finds unfamiliar yet intriguing. You are there every step of the way, experiencing the sights, sounds and sensations throughout SNAP¿s pages. The author plays fair with her audience. A generous sprinkling of clues in the form of steak tartre, Russian Red lipstick, a Hungarian castle where the luxuries of old-world society are commonplace and unconventional happenings set the scene for a decision that will affect a woman¿s life ever after. Will Maxie trade her familiar life of stability to follow her heart for a chance at everlasting love that only lies in the darkness of the unknown?

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    A Fun Read!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I don't often read vampire novels, but this one drew me right in. Despite it's paranormal premise - vampires secretly running a large media corporation - this novel was very realistic, a unique blend of contemporary fiction, romance, suspense and the paranormal. It's obvious the author has inner knowledge of the media, as Snap sounds like it could be a real celebrity magazine and television empire and it all rang true. All of the background of how these vampires came to be in charge of a media company was woven in so deftly that it actually sounded believable. Most importantly, Maxie is a likable and strong female character. She is a "regular" and not a vampire, so readers can easily relate to her shock about what's happening behind the scenes at her new employer. She soon learns that her life is in danger, not from her new vampire friends, but from their rivals. Her struggle is a captivating one - her life is in upheaval and she has become a target, yet how can Maxie give up this experience of finally finding a place she belongs? Whether you usually read paranormal novels or not, this is a great read that truly has something for every taste.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    GREAT READ!!

    Great read! Fast-paced, fun, interesting! Can't wait to see what happens next. Definately recommend for anyone interested in mature vampire stories.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    If you like Sookie Stackhouse, you'll love Maxie Gwenoch!

    This is a great, light, fun, vampire romance summer read! The main character is trying to make it in the world of celeb journalism until she runs into a handsome vampire, who's a co-worker. They travel to a castle in the Hungarian woods where she meets the family...the entire Kandesky vampire family, the demons, the rivals and next-door-neighbors, the Huszars, who set their own vampires on her.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Mystery, Romance, AND Vampires

    Just started reading this novel yesterday, a genre mix of media and vampires. The story flows effortlessly between the world of celebrity news reports and the everyday business of being conscientious vampires. Many occurrences remind me of events in the Harry Potter tales.

    This was one of the fastest reads I've found in a while.

    I am familiar with Author Michele Drier's upcoming mystery "Edited For Death" and I like her relaxed writing style.

    "SNAP: The World Unfolds" has mystery, romance, and a flare for fashion. But the reader is first introduced to the creatures of the night (along with snuffling feral pigs, werewolves, and owls, oh my) so there is no question in the reader's mind that vampires will play an important role in this novel.

    Ms. Drier gives the reader lots of breathing room as she allows her story to unfold, first introducing ambitious protagonist Maxmillia Gwenoch. Informed, energetic, and the new managing editor of mulit-media SNAP, Maxie has a self-awareness that will carry her through revelations and career moves that no fashion-conscious mortal could ever foretell.

    The author is a skilled world-builder, creating an atmosphere where human and centuries-old vampire occupy a room with little suspension of disbelief required. And the jet-set travel, from California to Europe's Eastern countryside and back to California via New York, is filled with sensations pleasing to the mind's eye and palate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    A little whiney

    The plot is good, even the characters are, but I have to say, that Maxie is a little more self centered than she needs to be. They are trying to protect her and she is whinning about it? Get tired of the whinning , and complaining she does. I think that if the author grows her up some...soon, it will be a great series.

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