Wanted: Undead or Alive (Love at Stake Series #12)

Wanted: Undead or Alive (Love at Stake Series #12)

by Kerrelyn Sparks

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Overview

“Sparks skillfully infuses her writing with a deliciously sharp wit.”
Booklist

“Can’t wait for the next book in the series!”
New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands

Nobody does supernatural love stories featuring virile vampires and sexy shapeshifters better than Kerrelyn Sparks! Paranormal romance fans—like Lynsay Sands, superstar author of the Argeneau vampire family novels, who calls Sparks, “an absolute delight!”—simply cannot wait to sink their teeth into a new Love at Stake novel. With Wanted: Undead or Alive, New York Times bestseller Sparks takes the passionate action way out west, as a vamp and a werewolf go undercover at a Wyoming dude ranch...with sizzling results!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061958069
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Series: Love at Stake Series , #12
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 243,065
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Kerrelyn Sparks is the bestselling author of the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list. Kerrelyn is honored that her band of merry vampires and shifters is spreading love and laughter worldwide in fourteen different languages.

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Wanted: Undead or Alive 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 185 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i really like reading kerrelyn sparks books and this one was great the only thing i wish i there could be more steamy sex (very little - or in my case the sex was very censored)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i first started reading this book, i thought it was kind of silly and kind of cheesy. I imagine Phins brother as some reject from Jersey Shore. The vampire tv network was also kind of silly along with the vamp tv shows. I thought they were pointless to add and keep talking about the real vampire housewives. The book does get alot better as you go along and you end up getting sucked into the whole story. The plot was pretty good as well as the background of the characters and their description. Although bringing in the shifters like the were-bear and the were-panther were pointless and didn't need to be in the story. The author could have made them either wolves or vamps. The ending was pretty good and the author can take the next book into alot of different paths. Even though i say some of the book was silly, it was very fun to read and i still could not put the book down and the author did keep my attention and wanting me to keep reading. I will definantly get the next book in the series.
Ozzy12 More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Great book, great story. I was very entertained.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another winner in a winning series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall, i enjoyed the book. I have read many of her other books, so i could understand and enjoy the world she has created. The dialogue between phineaus and his brother was horrible in the beginning. His dialect seemed to be taken from some cheesy low budget movie with "ghetto" slang. The use of the names Leroy and Lamont was silly. Sparks tried too hard characterizing black males. She made them seem almost stereotypes. While as a black female, I do appreciate a black hero as the protagonist. But, less slang would have made the book better. Overall, the love story was worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining Now I have to read past 11 books:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have this book at home I read it 5 times and i still love it!!!! I Love Phineas McKinney he is so hot and sexyy Peace and Love - Anita Add me as a friend
JanCrow More than 1 year ago
Phineas McKinney, aka Dr. Phang, The Love Doctor is our hero in book 12 of the Love at Stake series. After failing to attract a mate in previous books it’s his turn to take the spotlight. As head of security for MacKay S & I he’s on a mission to capture Corky, the Queen of the Malcontents. But chasing her into Wyoming can be a bit difficult for the Dr. Phang on his own. Brynley, who Phineas refers to as Snout Face is chosen to be his helpmate during this mission. She detests every vampire and certainly Phineas with his attitude is no exception. However, he does send her motor running. Brynley finds herself captured and returned to her father which means a slow death for her. Now Phineas find himself with two missions. He must capture Corky and he must rescue Brynley from her father and the husband he has chosen for her. I love the Love at Stake series. Kerrelyn never disappoints the readers with each new installment. There is always action, fun, and great new characters introduced. The backwoods were-bear, Digger and his helmet wearing dog Jake are my favorite new characters! As usual Kerrelyn has set into motion changes with our characters that will be interesting to follow. I can’t wait to see what happens with Phineas and Brynley in future installments of the Love at Stake series!
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Wanted: Undead or Alive by Kerrelyn Sparks Love At Stake Series Book 12 The Love Doctor finally gets his side of the story told. It seems everyone around Phineas is falling in love...accept for the Love Doctor himself. Oh the women want him and his uniqueness until the next thing comes along but there is no love in the air for the doctor. And the one person who makes him think of the blue sky he'll never see again every time he looks into her eyes...well she's a bit furry and has a deep hatred for the fanged community. When Corky decides to take her show into hiding and making herself Queen of the Malcontents...Phineas and Brynley are thrown together to hunt her down in the Jone's old stomping grounds, Wyoming. Brynley loved watching the commercials with Phineas. She could listen to his sexy voice and look at that sculpted body. He was always calling her Snout Face so she knew he would never care for a werewolf. Not that they could ever make it anyway. Vampires used people and seduced them. And her father would hunt down and kill anyone he didn't approve of. When she was needed to go protect Phineas during the daytime and help him search the area for Corky during the night...was it too close for comfort and or comfortable closeness? You'll have to read the book to find out the rest of the story. Brynley is the twin sister to Phil, Forbidden Nights with a Vampire. I enjoyed this book as I have with the previous 11. I like that each book brings back the characters and as in this book...we get to see some updates in the couples lives. Being we have seen Dr. Phang and all his antics since the time he was rescued from the Malcontents in Angus and Emma's story, Be Still My Vampire Heart, it was nice seeing him in his own tale and hearing about his past. Kerrelyn writes in such a way that the characters come to life. You can feel their anxiety, sadness and desires. *Contains sexual situations.
DarkFaerieTales on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: Hilarious paranormal romance that follows a werewolf and a vampire¿s hot, sweet, sexy and sometimes tumultuous relationship.Opening Sentence: ¿Get real, Phineas! You can¿t expect me to believe this crap!¿Review:I have never read a Kerrelyn Sparks novel and I was a little leery about jumping into a story twelve books into a series. Yes, I was a little overwhelmed by the huge cast of characters and who is married to whom and what kind species they are but ultimately Wanted: Undead or Alive was a story about Phineas and Brynley. A story that was hilarious, sexy and entertaining.Phineas McKinney aka Dr. Phang aka the Love Doctor aka the Blardonnay Guy was transformed into a vampire five years ago. He begins the novel trying to convince his brother, Freemont, that he is a vampire including filling him in on his various nicknames. Freemont takes a little convincing before he realizes his brother isn¿t playing a huge joke on him. He then insists on being Phineas¿ agent since his Blardonnay commercials have women falling at his feet. There are many tongue-in-cheek jokes between the brothers that come off ridiculous but are still funny.Phineas is being interviewed on live television about his role in the Old Spice commercials; oops I mean the Blardonney commercials. He takes the opportunity to tell off his employers and declare that he hates working for them and that he pretty much believes in the Malcontents ideologies. The Malcontents fall for this and take Phineas back to their lair to their queen Corky (such a queenly name). Unfortunate for them, Phineas has a tracker device planted on him ready for backup so they can take Corky prisoner for her ¿crimes¿. Sadly, the best laid plans go to waste and Corky escapes.The gang at MacKay S and I believe Corky has escaped to Europe or Russia and break into groups to go search for her leaving Phineas to stay behind and act as security for the home office. A few days into the search Phineas receives a tip that a busty blonde attacked a man in Wyoming. He is the only vampire that can be spared to investigate this clue. Since he is going into werewolf territory he looks for someone who can help him and look after him during his death sleep. He is paired with the only wolf that can be spared, Brynley.Brynley fully intends to tell Phineas off but instead agrees to go to Wyoming. She is reluctant to go back home but her wolf is impatient to run free in the Wyoming wilderness. She knows the area and helps Phineas with his investigation all while she tries to hide her identity. She doesn¿t want her father to know that she has come back home for he will force her back into a life that she ran away from.Phineas and Brynley appear to hate each other. It is easier to pretend to hate someone when you desperately don¿t want them to know you are crushing on them. It doesn¿t take long for their attraction to be revealed but they both believe they are not right for each other. They are a mixed race couple in more than one way, he is a vampire, she is a werewolf, he is black and she is white. He grew up a poor boy from the Bronx while she grew up a Princess in the werewolf world with plenty of wealth. But these two opposites soon learn they have a lot more in common than they thought and when these two come together the sparks fly and it is H.O.T.The novel does start off a little slow; it was a full 75 pages into the book before Brynley even shows up. The plot moved quickly from there. The point of view switches between them more often instead of staying on one character for a long time. Some of the jokes can be a little annoying especially Da Freeze jests but the truly funny jokes outweigh the annoying. The tension to the plot is enough to keep me reading but not terribly spectacular.Overall, Wanted: Undead or Alive was an entertaining read. I was invested in the relationship between Phineas and Brynley and was excited when they finally hooked up. If I h
Cats57 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wanted: Dead or Alive is the 12th novel in the Love at Stake series and is the story of Phineas and the werewolf Brynley. As with past books, you can be assured that Ms Sparks sense of humor is still riding what she is writing and the books remain steadfastly romantic. Well, as romantic as they can be when the Vampires are fighting yet another enemy and falling in love outside of their species!The enemy may just be hiding in Wyoming and Phineas is going to rush to help, until he realizes that he may need someone to care for him during his ¿death sleep¿ and who better than Brynley, a werewolf that Phin has had a bit of a crush on? Now Bryn is a little troubled with having to help the bloodsucker Phin, but her wolf wants out and what better place to do so than her old home in Wyoming. Unfortunately Bryn and Phin have to beware since her father will be hunting her as well as the uber evil Vamp Corky (!) and her Malcontent minions.There is plenty of action, angst-y inner dialogue, surprising by-plays and enough sexy romance to keep everyone happy and contented.
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Phineas...I loved him from his very first appearance in the Love At Stake series. He was street wise, cocky, and oh so amusing. This series has been on my automatic pre-order list for quite some time so I delighted to get an opportunity to review an early copy, especially since it was Phineas's story. We have had a good idea for awhile of who Phineas might end up with as he and Brenley had some scenes showcasing their great chemistry in the recent past. The large focus of "Wanted: Undead or Alive" is on the budding relationship between Phineas and Brenley but the arching plotline is about McKay Security attempting to locate and obtain Corky, who is the main bad guy since the previous one's storyline has been resolved. Phineas needs a guard who can watch over him during the daytime and Brenley knows the territory well.While I really enjoyed this book, I had a couple of disappointments. Phineas has matured and is ready to settle down. That is great, but he is ready to shed his "Love Doctor" persona and in doing so seems to have lost some of the spark and uniqueness that made him stand apart from the other Love at Stake heroes. If the name was changed I may not have recognized him as the Phineas I have come to know and love. It is almost like Ms Sparks knows she is losing something special by having Phineas settle down because the book quickly introduces us to Phineas's younger brother Freemont. Freemont is young and cocky and just learning about the supernatural world. Basically, we have a brand new Phineas- replacement ready to go. The other thing that bothered me is the relationship between the couple. These two are perfect for each other. Both have vibrant and larger than life personalities. But there was no lead up or tension to the story of them coming together. It just feels lacking somehow.On the plus side, I loved seeing my favorite characters again. I am enjoying the direction Ms. Sparks is taking the overall plotline. She is keeping it very fresh. She does a fantastic job of bringing in new blood. When we meet a new character I automatically wonder when he will get his own book! I loved reading about Phineas and Brenley's well developed back stories.If you have enjoyed the series, this book is a must read. It was a fast and fun story. I just wish Phineas could have found his happily ever after with a little more zing and while retaining a little more of his trademark personality.
Tracy Arnett More than 1 year ago
Finally we get Phineas's story. He has been named the love doctor but he is one person who couldn't find love until he met a wearwolf named Brynley. Phil's little sister is a hot wearwolf that has been used and hurt by those closest to her and abandoned by her twin. When they go on a mission together it may be one that will leave them changed forever. This book had such a great transistion of story and characters. Getting to know more about Brynley and Phineas past was the best part. The passion between them was off the charts hot, their connection was more than just physical it is soul reaching. Great story and great series!!!
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I enjoy this series very much. But wish there was more in the series.
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Phin is simply the best lol - snout-face and man boobs lmao
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I have enjoyed the previous books in this series much more than this one.
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