The Renegade Hunter (Argeneau Vampire Series #12) [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Argeneau family has a secret . . . one of their own is a rogue vampire!

Nicholas Argeneau was once a successful hunter who went after rogue vampires who broke the immortal law. Except no one has mentioned his name in the last fifty years, not since he turned into a rogue himself. But once a hunter, always a hunter. When Nicholas sees a bloodthirsty sucker terrifying a woman, it's second nature for him to come to her rescue. He had no idea...

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Overview

The Argeneau family has a secret . . . one of their own is a rogue vampire!

Nicholas Argeneau was once a successful hunter who went after rogue vampires who broke the immortal law. Except no one has mentioned his name in the last fifty years, not since he turned into a rogue himself. But once a hunter, always a hunter. When Nicholas sees a bloodthirsty sucker terrifying a woman, it's second nature for him to come to her rescue. He had no idea he would also want to kiss her senseless . . .

One minute Josephine Willan is taking in a breath of fresh air, and the next sharp fangs are heading straight for her neck! Luckily, a gorgeous stranger saves her life . . . and gets locked up for his troubles. Can a man who kisses so lovingly and passionately really have committed the crime he's accused of? Jo isn't so sure . . . and she's determined to prove that this renegade hunter is worth fighting for.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061938153
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/29/2009
  • Series: Argeneau Vampire , #12
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 9,801
  • File size: 964 KB

Meet the Author

Lynsay Sands

Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.

Biography

Born in Southern Ontario, Lynsay Sands is the New York Times bestselling author of the Argeneau Vampire series. She has written more than 34 books and anthologies since her first novel was published in 1997. Her romantic comedies span three genres—historical, contemporary, and paranormal—and have made the Waldenbooks, Barnes & Noble, USA Today, and New York Times bestseller lists.

Lynsay's books are read in more than twelve countries and have been translated into at least six languages. She's been a nominee for both the Romantic Times Best Historical Romance Award and the Romantic Times Best Paranormal Romance Award, was nominated and placed three times in the RIO (Reviewers International Organization) Awards of Excellence, and has several books on All About Romance's Favorite Funnies list.
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Good To Know

1.) I started The Deed (my first romantic comedy and the first book to be published) a year after my mother's death. I was very close to my mother and the year following her death was about the most miserable time imaginable. But then I decided I was tired of being down and unhappy, and looked around for something to lift my spirits and make me laugh. When I couldn't find anything, I decided to sit down and write my own. It worked! Emmalene and Amaury's antics in The The Deed had me chuckling as I wrote.
2.) I met my husband in New York in July 2003. I was there because of the RWA conference and he was there on vacation. The first day there we kept running into each other and chatting in front of the hotel, and then he asked to join our group (it was very brave of him. He was the lone male amongst six or seven women, lol). He's a Brit and I'm Canadian and the first two months of our relationship were conducted by phone as well as over the internet. Our first date was a week in New York in September, followed by three weeks in England. He then came to Canada in both November and December, the first time to propose and the second time for Christmas with my family and then to take me back to England with him for New Years. I lived in Northern England for two years. We married in New York and now live in Canada.
3.) I was writing about my husband before I met him. Single White Vampire came out in September 2003 and I took a copy with me to England when I went for the three weeks. I walked into my now-hubby's house to find at least six months worth of mail unopened and stacked up on a shelf inside the front door. When I stopped dead, eyes going wide with shock and asked "My God. That's mail. You don't open your mail?" He looked embarrassed and muttered some explanation about bills automatically being paid by the bank so no need to open those and everything else was unsolicited and he couldn't be bothered. When I burst out laughing, he started to frown and said "What?" My response was to dig out the copy of Single White Vampire and hand it over with the suggestion he read it. The mail thing wasn't the only similarity he had to Lucern Argeneau. There are many more and when he sat down to read the book, he kept stopping and turning a rather startled and even suspicious gaze my way and muttering that this sounded familiar" or that did. I had to point out that it really was coincidence, that I had written that story at least nine months before meeting him. LOL.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2009

    Good Read

    I recently discovered this series and have read all the books and loved all of them, however this one is a good read, but the ending is "like what". Nevertheless it's a good book and can't wait for the next one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2009

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    This is an intriguing Rogue Hunter romantic urban fantasy

    For centuries, Nicholas Argeneau was one of the best vampire hunters tracking down those who broke the immortal law. Fifty years ago, he quit and apparently turned rogue.

    However, when a vampire attacks mortal bar manager Josephine Willan, Nicholas cannot stop himself from getting involved; he rescues her and cannot resist stealing a kiss. He quickly learns what happens with good Samaritans when he is captured by agents of the Vampire Council who wipe out Jo's memory of the event and them. As Nicholas awaits trial, Jo regains the memory of their kiss. She helps him escape. However, when his Uncle Lucian Argeneau learns who she is to Nicholas, he uses her as a lure to recapture the rogue. Once again Lucien and Nicholas underestimates Jo, who feels her well being is best taken care of at Nicholas' side even as she tries to learn why the kindhearted vampire was declared a rogue.

    This is an intriguing Rogue Hunter romantic urban fantasy with the only known Argeneau to go rogue starring with his life mate as the audience learns why. Adding to the fun of the family reunion is a degree of connection as her sister and his former associate Mortimer are engaged (see THE ROGUE HUNTER). The story line is fast-paced from the opening scene when he rescues her and she accuses him of the "penis-eye thing" and never looks back (pun intended). Series readers will fully enjoy the superb tale of the intrepid human and the vampire forced to come out of the cold now that he has found his life mate.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Very enjoyable

    I enjoyed it, but it's the second book where they wrongfully thought Nicholas was a murderer. I got a bit tired of everyone being completely blind to the truth.

    The characters were good, the plot was intricate, but one book with everyone hunting the good guy would have been enough. They should have figured out he was innocent way sooner.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2010

    Left wanting

    I've read every book in this series and enjoied them all but I was disappointed at the end of this one. It leaves you hanging with the mystery unsolved. Bad Form!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2014

    After living 50 years on the run Nicholas is surprised to find h

    After living 50 years on the run Nicholas is surprised to find his life mate in the form of a woman he is saving from an immortal bent on
    revenge. Jo is shocked to find herself kissing a total stranger, but wanting more. That was just the start to their unconventional courting.
    And of course they seemed to take turns saving each other. This was a really good book.

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  • Posted September 14, 2013

    excellent

    got me laughing really hard!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Great

    Loved it! Jo was a strong and determined woman,but she was also free spirited. Perfect match for Nicholas. The story was funny and suspenseful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    LOVED this book.

    I have read all the books in the Argeneau Vampire series and Nicholas' story is my absolute favorite, with Lucian's at a very close second. I loved, loved, loved this book.

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

    Not Very Fresh

    This was an okay read. Well, a little better than just okay. Or maybe it was just eh. <shrug> I can say it got me back in the reading mood. It started well enough I was a bit bummed I’d taken so long to get to it. I would love to say something significant stood out in this story (good or bad), but really I found it not really spectacular one way or the other. Really a middle of the line type deal. It was typical of an Argeneau story with pretty much the same themes in the prior books. Nothing risky, nothing fresh. Tried and true is what I’d call it. But I’m guessing after how many novels? the storyline is bound to get played out. <spoiler>There was one thing about the story which stumped me. How did Charlie recover so quickly? I thought he’d ingested nanos, but there was no mention of it later. And he didn’t experience any of the trauma which went along with a turning. Yet he took a bite out of Ernie. What gives?</spoiler> Moving on. I thought the novel was well paced except toward the end. For me the last 50 pages or so were a bit slow, but I understand Ms. Sands needed to wrap up all the loose ends. At least most of them, that was. I’d recommend The Renegade Hunter for anyone who really enjoys the Argeneau series and is looking for something consistent. As I said, it wasn’t a bad read, just not very fresh. 2.5 stars really, but let's round up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Another Great Book

    This is # 12 in the Argeneau series. Samantha has a party to try a get her sisters lifemates. Jo is bored with this whole party and goes for a walk... She meets her lifemate in the form of a rogue vampire! Now the chase is on, is he really rogue? He helps save her from another bad guy! The twists, the turns, the suspense and romance are on!!! Enjoy this book!

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

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    LOVED

    I am hooked!

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  • Posted December 20, 2011

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    Great Book

    Nicholas is an engaging hero and I absolutely adored Josephine. I only didn't give it five stars because I've read the entire series within a month, and I think perhaps I'm a bit saturated with the writing style.

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  • Posted November 19, 2010

    A Fun read

    You would think after 12 of these books that I would grow tired of them. While they do have a very similar plot point, immortal finds lifemate, etc, each book and characters are very different and somehow each book ends up being fresh and fun.

    I really enjoyed this installment in the Argeneau series. Jo and Nicholas were both great characters. I really loved Jo, she was so sassy and funny and smart. She kept Nicholas on his toes, and that's hard to do with someone who is centuries old. This one had the great twist of trying to figure out why Nicholas had become and rogue, and then trying to figure what exactly happened all those years ago, and if all the suspicious blanks could make a difference.

    Overall, this book was light and funny, but still managed to be full of action and mystery. I love how the characters from other books in the series always seem to play into the new books so that you can see how each of their lives are progressing, without the story feeling overdone or becoming boring. If Lynsay Sands keeps making them so fresh then I'm sure to stick with this series for a long time to come.

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

    Favorite!

    This is my favorite of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter series. There's more mystery involved than some of them, and Nicholas and Jo are great characters. And, of course, it has all of Lynsay Sands' characteristic humor and romance. Definitely recommend it.

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

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    BEST BOOKS EVER

    The Most Awesome Books EVER!!!

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  • Posted February 19, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    Love the Argeneau Family and all the fun!

    I read one of the books and had to buy the series! Sands is a good writer and brings the Vampires into a new light. I can't say enough about this series. Read one and you'll be hooked!!

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

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    Ending Needed More

    I was excited that Nicholas Argeneau finally was able to find his lifemate and find happiness. I'm happy that he was finally found innocent of the crime, but I would have liked to know who was behind setting him up to fall for the crime and who killed his first wife. The story lets you believe that there was some sinister plot going on and that's why he was set up for a crime he didn't commit, but the end of the story just says he's innocent without any further explanation. I mean the poor man was on the run for fifty years and his family had turned their backs on him, so you would think he would want to know who put the blame on him and set him up. It's a good thing his lifemate believed in him, or he would still be on the run.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2010

    enspiering

    lerning the truth of ones past with fresh eyes help.

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  • Posted December 14, 2009

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    Good Read

    This was another very good read from Lynsay Sands! I have enjoyed every book in this series & this one was no different! Very good romance with a little action, always gets me hooked!

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  • Posted November 25, 2009

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    The Renegade Hunter - A Rogue Hunter Novel

    Nicholas Angeneau was once a successful hunter who went after rogue vampires, who broke the immortal law. Except no one has mentioned his name in the last fifty years, not since he turned into a rogue himself. But once a hunter, always a hunter. When Nicholas sees a bloodthirsty sucker terrifying a woman, it's second nature for him to come to her rescue. He had no idea he would also want to kiss her senseless..
    One minute Josephine Willan is taking in a breath of fresh air, and the next sharp fangs are heading straight for her neck! Luckily, a gorgeous stranger saves her life...and gets locked up for his troubles. Can a man who kisses so lovingly and passionately really have committed the crime he's accused of? Jo isn't so sure ... and she's determined to prove that this renegade hunter is worth fighting for.

    I love this series, but the end of this book bothered me. Yes Nicholas is exonerated, but how?? If it wasn't for the ending I would have loved this book.

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