Real Vampires Live Large

Real Vampires Live Large

by Gerry Bartlett

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ISBN-13: 9780425215340
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/03/2007
Series: Real Vampires Series , #2
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.03(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gerry Bartlett figures that vampires are pretty much like everyone else except for the liquid diet. Eternity or Mexican Food? Tough call. Then there's the whole problem with sunlight. When would she treasure hunt for her own antique business on the historic Strand of Galveston? Gerry's a native Texan and lives halfway between Houston and Galveston. Gerry loves hearing from her readers on her website.

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Real Vampires Live Large (Real Vampires Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you loved Real Vampires Have Curves, prepared to be wowed by Real Vampires Live Large. Glory St. Clair, the curvaceous, centuries old vamp, thanks to a man, is back and fighting off evil forces determined to mess with her independence. Also back is her maker and on/off again lover, yummy Jeremy Blade. When Glory¿s vintage clothing shop is fire-bombed, Jeremy is convinced that vampire hunter Westwood (introduced in the first book) is responsible. But this time, there are Energy Vampires (EVs) determined to steal Glory¿s stored-up power -- in order to make Vampire Viagra. Real Vampires Have Curves is even funnier, hotter, and more action-packed than Real Vampires Live Large. The chemistry between Jeremy and Glory is even stronger, and Glory¿s first person narration is every bit as compelling as in the first book. Glory is the sort of character you don¿t forget because she¿s like your best friend --with lovable imperfections and a big heart. If you missed book one, never fear. Bartlett makes it easy for new readers to jump into Real Vampires Live Large. My recommendation is to buy both, however, because after you read one, you¿ll want the other. Trust me, Bartlett¿s Vamp books are like potato chips -- you can¿t read just one!
pacey1927 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I really enjoyed "Real Vampires Have Curves" even though I felt like many of the plot devices were used too frequently in other paranormal romances lately. But I liked Glory...and I loved Valdez her bodyguard dog. I still liked Glory here in the follow up novel. I was tired of her calling herself a 'sl..' and talking about how she was too easy. Worse yet, she kinda came off this way in this book and I didn't get that at all from the first one. The mystery was more dull in this one, if you could even call it a mystery. Glory's roomie and best friend Flo starts dating a EV- Emotional Vampire, who plys her with VV, vampire viagra. This drug sounds like a vampire combination of viagra and ecstasy. Glory has tons of power stored up in her body because she has never drained it by shape-shifting. Now the EV's want to harvest the power from Glory to make the VV. Damian, who I liked in the first book takes a small back seat role here. Blade, Glory's main squeeze, is absent for most of this book. The book introduces Will, another guard dog for Glory and he isn't nearly as appealing as Valdez. I am hopeful he won't continue to be in her services for much longer. Richard, the ex priest, turned vampire hottie dated Flo in the previous book. He didn't have much personality then. Now he is a main character and has the hots for Glory. (Damian had the hots for Glory in the first book). The problem with Richard is that he and Damian could be completely interchangable. I think their personalities are identical. Unfortunately this equated to me not really caring about either one. They were both very generic. Then there was another new character, who was Glory's lover a long time ago...and he is interested in Glory. It may be a personal preference but I just don't love books where every guy wants the heroine. Its not realistic and it reeks of Mary Sue syndrome. Two stars because I still really liked Glory and Valdez....and because I loved what Glory eventually did at the end of the story in regards to her shape-shifting problem. Other than these things, I just didn't feel the book. I have the third one in my TBR pile where I found it on clearance at the used bookstore for $2.00. Eventually I will probably get around to reading it.
lookitisheef on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Again, a fun, easy read from Bartlett. I found the relationship debate Glory finds herself in with Blade to be tedious in this book, but it seemed like the character did come to some decisions by the end of the book. Hopefully book 3 in the series will tone down the wispy "he loves me, he owns me, I hate him, I love him" turmoil that Glory put herself through in this one.
heatherheartsbooks on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is a light series to read. Good for decompressing if you've been hitting the "heavy reading" too much lately. Annoying point: Glory's constant complaining about being a "fat" size 12 and her roomie being a 6. I know I shouldn't read so much into it, but if she's really a 400 year old vampire, then she wouldn't think she's fat. At one point she mentions that she was an actress to avoid starvation after her husband's death in her mortal life, but then she's complaining that she's fat...just doesn't make sense. Sorry, you can't "bloat" from scrawny to a 12, and a 12 is hardly "starvation sized".Originally I was happy to see a normal-sized lead vampire heroine, but her constant whining about being fat makes her annoying and gives my mood no boost. She's just another woman complaining about being fat. Thanks a bunch for making me feel good about myself.
teharhynn on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I love gerry bartlett books. Her characters are great. I can't wait until her next one comes out! The book was a great read and a great laugh.
MuranoBlue on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Is possible to have too much sex in a book? The author had a fairly unique take on vampires. The heroine was fairly happy, well adjusted and sucessful. But frequent, unconvincing sex scenes interfered with the pacing of plot, the development of characters and my general ability to suspend disbelief.
thehistorychic on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I enjoyed this book much more than I enjoyed the first one in the series. It was a fun read and Glory is growing on me as a lead character. I still think the fun is in her talking dog and friends. It did a good job of keeping you interested in what was going to happen to all of them. The only thing was the ending was a little rushed but I am hoping that is because the story carries on in the next book.
woosang on LibraryThing 8 months ago
great series of books, each one is a ball of fun and I have to read them right through so they only last a day. **Sigh**
Nothing really in depth in characters just a fun loving vampire who is trying to run her business and avoid energy vampires. Her boyfriend is away in most of this book and there are little in the way of relationship development.
Open read and enjoy. Don't study it too much. Mind candy!!
Kace on LibraryThing 8 months ago
so the plots are okay, and the characters can be fun, its probably just personal preference that I'm not really thrilled with the books themselves. I'll read the next book by virtue of it not being too bad, when I have nothing else to read.
TheLibraryhag on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Picking up where Real Vampires Have Curves leaves off. Glory faces more problems, starting with her vintage clothing store being fire bombed. This could only be the work of evil computer genius/vampire hunter Westwood. Glory put him out of commission at the end of "Curves" but his minions remain to hassle and hunt. In addition, Glory finds she is the target of the EV's, energy vampires, who use the stored power of old vampires to create Vampire Viagra. Who knew??? Anyway, this is another fun romp with Glory and her friends as they fight evil while looking great right down to their designer shoes.
hoosgracie on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Very cute book featuring Gloriana, a 400+ year old vampire who lives in Austin and runs a vintage clothing store. Unfortunately, she has a lot of stored power and some energy vampires are trying to steal it. Has one of the funnier lines I've seen in a book lately - "I've had better sex with a were-duck."
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ValorieBarkley More than 1 year ago
I only wish I would have found this series sooner. I love Glory!
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Good story
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