Vampire Most Wanted (Argeneau Vampire Series #20)

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Take a road trip with the undead . . . in this latest in the Argeneau series by New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands

For Basha Argeneau, anything is better than facing her estranged family. Even hiding out in sweltering southern California. But when a sexy immortal in black shows up determined to bring her back to the clan, she'll do anything to keep far, far away from the past she can't outrun.

Marcus Notte isn't ...

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Overview

Take a road trip with the undead . . . in this latest in the Argeneau series by New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands

For Basha Argeneau, anything is better than facing her estranged family. Even hiding out in sweltering southern California. But when a sexy immortal in black shows up determined to bring her back to the clan, she'll do anything to keep far, far away from the past she can't outrun.

Marcus Notte isn't here to play games—especially not with someone as crazy as the infamous blonde. Asked by Lucian Argeneau to bring her back for questioning, Marcus is determined to carry out Lucian's request—no matter how the seductive little mind-reading vamp feels about it.

Basha doesn't mind fighting fire with fire, especially with a hot immortal involved. But if he wants to take her away, he'll have to catch her first . . .

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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
2014-01-23
Sands' (One Lucky Vampire, 2013, etc.) newest Argeneau Vampire novel follows Basha, who has lived on the fringes of society, trying to avoid the powerful family searching for her while unwittingly setting up a showdown between the child she raised as her own and her newfound life mate. Basha has sought to live her centuries-spanning life in the shadows, safe from powerful men she can't trust. Lost at birth and kidnapped as a child, Basha endured every kind of torture, then sought freedom in the life of a wanderer, constantly reinventing herself in order to maintain her independence and protect her only child. But in hiding for all of her adult life, most recently in a circus as a fortuneteller known as Divine, Basha has clearly missed some vital information and has perhaps created ties with enemies of the Argeneau family. Someone is acting brutally against humans, and Marcus Notte is sent to find Basha, the beloved long-lost niece of Lucian Argeneau. But in the centuries since anyone has seen her, has she truly become attached to a gang of rogue murderers? Marcus can't deny that Basha is hiding something, but every instinct tells him she's a nurturer. Unfortunately, he's also pretty sure she's his life mate, complicating his feelings toward her as well as his investigation into what she's been up to. This latest episode of Sands' highly popular Argeneau Vampire series fleshes out the ancient history of the superhumans from Atlantis and pits two drifting souls against each other, seemingly keeping their happily-ever-after out of reach. A little trust, a little blistering attraction and a few scrapes they'll have to survive with each other's help just might put them on the path to lifelong delight. Sands easily holds the reader's attention with the right mix of sexual tension and romantic misunderstanding plus a clever, engaging overarching history that offers an intriguing backbone to the series. Sexy and captivating, mingling darkness and humor.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062078179
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/18/2014
  • Series: Argeneau Vampire Series , #20
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 73,417
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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 February 19, 2014

    Really good

    I have loved Lynsay Sands books in every way. I have all of them. This one however, is one of her best works. The storyline was fantastic, funny, intriguing, and as always Lynsay!!! I put this one up there with The Accidental Vampire and The Deed. One of her best!!! Luved it!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Huh?

    I don't know why this book got such great reviews. I thought the book was soooo slow, but if you wanted to know how thee carnival workers lived then you were in luck! I have all of her books but i have to say i think this one was not good:( couldn't bring myself to read past pg 66!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    What?

    I love all Ms Sands books. This one is no exception. The ONLY reason this isn't getting 5 stars is that the book ended in the middle of a scene and the plot was not concluded.

    What is up with that?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2014

    Dull.  Slow.  Abrupt, forgettable ending.  I pre-ordered this bo

    Dull.  Slow.  Abrupt, forgettable ending.  I pre-ordered this book and have read all in the series.  Very disappointed

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Great book but that was IT??

    Great book as always but MAN never been so dissapointed at one of the endings of her books, dont get me wrong it was a happy ending but ended SO FAST took me completely off guard. It completely left me hanging... what about the carnie family...what about so and so... WAY too many issues left open, it almost felt like she didnt feel like writing about the rest and just ended it super quick on a happy note... I really hope we see a conclusion in another of her upcoming books, Im sure we will. Aside from that abrupt ending it was a great book. Definitely worth the read, it was so funny and the chemistry was great between the two. Poor Marcus had a rough go of it. Lol.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    LOVE it!

    I was looking forward to more "activities" however I understand why there weren't given the main characters prev history. Also lots of detail were left out and it ended abruptly. Hopefully my questions will be answered next book!
    B!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    Amazing

    This is an awesome book. Anyone who loves the Argeneaus will definitely enjoy this!!!! Best one yet!!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2014

    Lynsay Sands¿ ¿Vampire Most Wanted¿ is the 20th book in her Arge

    Lynsay Sands’ “Vampire Most Wanted” is the 20th book in her Argeneau Series, and I stayed up all night binge reading it last night. The plot and characters are great again. Sands always makes up great new plot elements, so even though there have been so many books in the series, it doesn’t feel repetitive. Each story of how the lifemates come together and were made for each other is different and special. My one complaint is that there wasn’t enough hot lifemate sex in this one. I could have stood some sexy lifemate erotic dreams and about 6 more hot sex scenes. Overall though, pretty good and I couldn’t put it down because it had great characters and a great flow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    Loved it!!!

    It kept me on my toes the whole time! Absolutely loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2014

    Vasil

    Smiles ok

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  • Posted May 19, 2014

    I like it

    I liked it. Lynsay, is not one of those writers whose books I run out to get, but it is a nice read. The storylines are pretty similar, and I rarely am surprised by the story beginning, middle or ending.

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  • Posted April 29, 2014

    Loved this book!  Not only did it have it contain the with and s

    Loved this book!  Not only did it have it contain the with and steaminess that have become a trademark of the series but it has a slightly dark edge to it.  It ended much too soon because I really want to know where Basha goes from here.  Can't wait for the next book to see how her story plays out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    Read the whole series.

    I love this author and this series. I have trouble putting the book down. She keeps you interested and is an easy read.

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  • Posted April 23, 2014

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    Oh Ms. Sands what is happening to this series I love?  The last

    Oh Ms. Sands what is happening to this series I love?  The last two books have just felt off, almost as if someone else is writing the story. I love this series because it is fluff, a light-hearted quick read that will make me laugh with its silliness.  Sure there have been some darker more serious stories mixed in, but on the whole I read this for the wit, humor and craziness.  I know Sands has three more books in the works for this series and I will read them, I’m not driven off yet, but I hope the are better then the last two.




    This is probably the darkest book in the series to date, much of the story dealt with some pretty gruesome events from the Divine/Basha character’s past,  and the things she had to endure  don’t easily lend themselves to slap-stick humor.  So I can see taking a more reserved approach to the book and keeping the silliness to a minimum.  Still it just didn’t feel like and Argeneau book for most of the story.




    Like the last book the chemistry between Divine/Basha and Marcus felt forced.  Even the supporting characters in the book noted how they needed to spend some time together just bonding.  Being that they were both immortals they accepted the fact that they were life-mates pretty quickly, but I don’t think that was the only problem. I just don’t think I cared for either of them very much.  Again Divine/Basha did have that awful history, which did explain some of  the quirks in her personality. I liked Marcus marginally better, but not much,  I just had trouble finding reasons to root for him to get his girl.




    The bad guys were well written as they definitely came off as psychopaths that needed to be staked and left out in the sun.  Not much was resolved in regards to them, so I’m sure they are going to be with us for the next few books.  This story actually took us back to an arch that was begun many books ago, back to events that begun about mid series in books 9-12.  While it is nice to go back and wrap up some of those loose ends, perhaps a bit too much time has past.  We do get quite a bit of history to come out in this story though, just most of it was really, really awful.  Not the writing, but what took place to these characters.




    It wasn’t all bad, there were moments I really enjoyed and I’m glad I did read the book.  I just won’t be reading it again when I get around to re-reading the series.  I did enjoy seeing some old faces from previous books, my favorite as always being Lucian.  His scene at the very end almost bumped the book up to a three star rating, but in the end I couldn’t give it the extra star based on the last 15 pages of the book.  If you are a long time fan of this series, read the book, you will get some good information from the past.  If you are new to the series, go read some of the earlier books they are a lot more fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    Bath room

    Girls boys

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Cool

    Cool

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2014

    Fun read

    I think I have read everything Argeneau..all more than once and hope more are in the works. Love the humor

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Incredible

    Really enjoyed this book to the max. Can't wait to read more by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Love this series

    Always enjoy her books

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