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Tall, Dark and Fangsome (Immortality Bites Series #5)

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Sarah Dearly's vampire life is not all B-positive cocktails. A curse made her a nightwalker, the most vicious vamp there is; the charm she wears to curb her deadly tendencies is losing its juice; and a hunter from hell is turning up the heat. Gideon Chase will kill the ones she loves most if she doesn't obey his orders. That includes breaking up with master vampire Thierry and turning Gideon into an immortal vamp so he can escape a doom of eternal hellfire.

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Overview

Sarah Dearly's vampire life is not all B-positive cocktails. A curse made her a nightwalker, the most vicious vamp there is; the charm she wears to curb her deadly tendencies is losing its juice; and a hunter from hell is turning up the heat. Gideon Chase will kill the ones she loves most if she doesn't obey his orders. That includes breaking up with master vampire Thierry and turning Gideon into an immortal vamp so he can escape a doom of eternal hellfire.

Making things worse are Sarah's growing feelings for Gideon, a bad boy who keeps showing a vulnerable side . . . but is it for real? Will Sarah's dark side take over? Or can she cure herself of the nightwalker curse in time to stop Gideon and finally live happily ever after with Thierry . . . forever?

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"Rowen's series finale is a no-holds-barred culmination of everything that's made the ride till now so much fun. Sarah's crack-whip sarcasm is on full display, and Thierry is as broodingly sexy as ever. The juiciest bit is Sarah and Gideon's relationship, a testament to how seductive the dark side can be and a bittersweet example of how our path is framed not by how good or bad we are, but by the choices we make."
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"Rowen's series finale is a no-holds-barred culmination of everything that's made the ride till now so much fun. Sarah's crack-whip sarcasm is on full display, and Thierry is as broodingly sexy as ever. The juiciest bit is Sarah and Gideon's relationship, a testament to how seductive the dark side can be and a bittersweet example of how our path is framed not by how good or bad we are, but by the choices we make."—Booklist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446505857
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Immortality Bites Series , #5
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 633,614
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Michelle Rowen is a full-time writer and self-confessed bibliophile living in Ontario, Canada. Her first young adult fantasy novel will be published in Fall 2009 from Walker Books for Young Readers. Under the pseudonym Michelle Maddox she has also written futuristic romantic suspense for Dorchester.

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  • Posted August 16, 2009

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    Be Careful Who You Bite - They May Bite Back

    In the short three-month period since Sarah Dearly became a vampire she has gotten herself elevated to Slayer of Slayers status, worked really hard to control her Nightwalker Curse by keeping that really ugly necklace on and snagged the hunky master vampire Thierry de Bennecoeur as her new boyfriend. Not all things have exactly gone according to plan especially when Gideon Chase turns up alive (sort of) and not dead as everyone thought. He was supposed to have burned up in hellfire but here he is scarred and thriving in a limbo that requires Sarah's assistance to get him out of in just three days time. Gideon needs her to turn him into a vampire utilizing all her power, magic and revved up vampire blood to make him the strongest vampire around. None of this sounded like a great plan especially when she is forced to appease Gideon and keep her friends alive by breaking up with Thierry.

    Turning Gideon into a vampire is the greatest of ironies since he had used all of his great wealth and resources to slay vampires without regard for anyone or anything. He holds Sarah's very life in his hands and he will manipulate her future to free himself from the destiny he set up for himself with his prior acts of brutality. Gideon is dealing with the pain from the scars from hellfire and may be weak he is not in any way down for the count and he can very well manipulate the entire scenario to suit his own agenda.

    But Sarah has a trick or two up her sleeve as she in turn is using Gideon to try and break the spell that has turned her into a Nightwalker. He has the grimoire - a book with a spell to undo the damage that has been done to her. But while he dangles this in front of Sarah behind his back she is still seeing Thierry and working on a plot or two of her own to stop Gideon and regain her life. Or could it be she is really falling for Gideon and trying to save him from himself and redeem him from his evil ways. Sarah is a good hearted vampire that tries to help the weak be strong and the wicked see the light but is this evil inside Gideon too strong even for her to redeem.

    Thierry is not happy with any of her plans and even recruits friends and a few enemies to try to stop Gideon. Thierry brings back the Red Devil to be Sarah's bodyguard and the Red Devil may have been on a 100-year absence he is still an ever vigilant protector and a force to be reckoned with. Sarah is deeply in love with Thierry and will do everything to try and save him even risk her own life at his very hands and let him stake her if she cannot be saved. But that has got to the "evil" talking because who asks their boyfriend to stake them?

    This latest in the Immortality Bites series brings all the elements from the prior books into a dramatic and fulfilling crescendo. While Sarah has always had a quirky and fun edge in this book you see that she has a kind heart as well and has trouble not wearing her heart on her sleeve. Perhaps she has too much on her plate what with the curse and all but I don't think there is anything that Sarah Dearly cannot do and this book reiterates that for me nicely. While Sarah is given a fork or two in the road she always seems to know that the path least traveled maybe the one you take.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    Amazing

    This book wa avtually pretty amazing i loved all her books and ya it was just pretty amazing and romantic:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Love the Series

    I really loved this series and this was a satisfying ending to Sarah's story.

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  • Posted November 30, 2010

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    Tall, Dark & Fangsome

    The series ending, was, in a nutshell, awesome! I loved every word, but I was kind of sad to see it end. I've been so much in-tuned with Sarah Dearly that I was definitely hesitant to say goodbye.
    But, nonetheless, this addition is just as exciting and revealing as all of the others. Readers can't help but be drawn into the story, and hopefully like me, you'll be hanging on every word!
    Question: Is it just me, or is there always something exciting going on in this series? Seriously, it seems to me that Sarah doesn't ever catch a break...she's always in some kind of predicament or some sticky situation that she has got to get herself out of.
    Anyways, I loved this book. I was definitely happy to get it after recently finishing Stakes & Stilettos--what a cliff hanger that book was!
    So, if you've been reading this series, I highly suggest NOT stopping where you're at. Rowen is definitely in my Top-10 authors list, and hell, this series is in my Top-5 list!

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

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    Tall, Dark & Fangsome!

    Lighthearted and fun, Tall, Dark & Fangsome effectively mixes romance with vampire paranormal action. It's my first time to read any of the Immorality Bites series and I found the book to be an enjoyable read. The vampires and the slayers are entertaining and the plot full of twists. This series isn't as graphic or gory as some of the other vampire series - which I liked. Overall, a fun escape!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2009

    i picked the book by the cover and very happy i did

    get all the books you can once your done with one you want to go on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2009

    Good rainy day read.

    Fun.

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

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    fans of the series will appreciate Sarah's latest escapades

    Sarah Dearly cannot believe how much her life has changed in just a few months. First she was changed into a vampire; then she became the Slayer of Slayers while learning to control the Nightwalker Curse by wearing the ugliest necklace ever created; and finally is the girlfriend of master vampire Thierry de Bennecoeur. Life as an undead has its rewards.

    However one problem unresolved is somehow vampire hunter Gideon Chase did not burn to death (whatever death means) in hellfire as assumed by Sarah and others; instead he lives in limbo that needs him liberated within three days or else all hell will break loose starting with her beloved Thierry. To achieve this she must change evil Gideon into the most powerful vampire ever and dump her dearest Thierry; who does not sit idly by watching his girlfriend go to hell in a hand basket. Instead he "hires" vigilante justice guru the Red Devil to protect Sarah who believes she can bring the light of goodness into Gideon's soul; that is if any remains.

    Although somewhat similar in tone to the previous lighthearted Immortality Bites (see STAKES AND STILETTOS, BITTEN AND SMITTEN, and FANGED & FABULOUS), fans of the series will appreciate Sarah's latest escapades as she tries to bring good to the bad. The story line is fast-paced, filled with amusing bits and bites, and never takes a breather as the heroine walks a thin line between hellfire damnation and B+ blood.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted August 10, 2009

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    Inventive

    Author Michelle Rowen has sold twelve novels in paranormal romance, futuristic romantic suspense, and young adult fantasy to some of the top publishing houses. She has been on the Waldenbooks romance bestsellers list, is the winner of the 2007 Holt Medallion for Best First Book, and her alter ego Michelle Maddox was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award. Other titles include: Stakes & Stilettos, Angel With Attitude, Bitten & Smitten, Lady & the Vamp, and Fanged & Fabulous. Michelle resides in Southern Ontario, where she is the Vice President of the Toronto Romance Writers.
    Sarah Dearly's vampire life began about a year ago when a blind date went horribly wrong. It's not all bad, but it's not all B-positive cocktails either. A curse has made her a nightwalker, the most vicious and almost extinct kind of vampire there is. It forces her to wear a charm that keeps her deadly appetite at bay, but it's starting to wear off. Her master boyfriend, Thierry, is in a century long marriage that he cannot get out of, and her friends are still trying to hook her up. To top it off, a hunter from hell named Gideon Chase has forced her to break up with her very sexy, very French boyfriend to help him escape a doom of eternal hellfire. Turning up the heat, he threatens to kill the ones she loves if he doesn't obey his orders. As if that wasn't bad enough, her growing feelings for Gideon, a bad boy who keeps showing a sensitive side, is clouding her judgment. Will her dark side take over before she can cure herself of the curse in time to stop Gideon? More importantly, can she still have a happily forever after with Thierry?
    I don't get to say this very often, but Michelle Rowen is truly a unique voice in this genre. It is no wonder at all how she has gained such a large following or won as many awards. To take a supernatural element in books like vampires, and put a different spin on it is tough, but she pulls it off. Vampires walking by day, a curse is what makes them evil, etc. Inventive. Add to the mix that this is a clever and humorous spin on a usually serious paranormal romance genre, and you have a lethal combination. Told in first-person point-of-view, you will be laughing until your sides ache by the time you get to chapter two. Witty, distinct, and imaginative- you will be dying to read more of her work, (pun intended).
    Kelly Moran,
    Author and Reviewer

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