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Author: Kerrelyn Sparks

Kerrelyn Sparks’ first paranormal romance, How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire, zoomed out of the bat cave so fast it became Borders bestselling debut romance of 2005. Each book in the Love at Stake series has become a USAToday bestseller. When the fourth book, The Undead Next Door, landed on the New York Times bestseller list, even the Undead sat up and took notice, which made Kerrelyn a bit nervous. She lives in the Greater Houston area with her husband, children, and a house full of garlic. So far, there are no vampires in her family. Werewolves are another matter entirely.

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How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days - The Embraced, #1

How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days
  • Number: 9781250108210
  • Release: 2017-03-07
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * SF: Fantasy, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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From the brilliant imagination of Kerrelyn Sparks comes a bold new fantasy romance series in which passion and magic collide. Behold the Embraced...

As one of the Embraced one born with magical powers the beautiful, innocent Luciana escaped certain death after her father hid her away on the Isle of Moon. Now, nineteen years later, her father has returned with a frightening request. He will be executed unless Luciana returns to the mainland and marries a man feared throughout the land: a terrifying brute known as the Beast.

Luciana accepts her fate and agrees to wed the Beast Lord Leo in order to save her father. Soon she learns that her betrothed is also one of the Embraced. With the ability to wield lightning, Leo’s immense power strikes fear into the hearts of men. . .and his mere touch can put an end to a woman’s life. But Luciana cannot deny the passion that burns between them. How can she resist the man who scorches her soul and makes her feel intoxicated with desire even if surrendering to him could destroy them both?


Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire - Love at Stake, #16

Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780062107770
  • Release: 2014-12-30
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks delivers the exciting conclusion in the Love at Stake series, where a Marine-turned-vampire finds love with the shifter princess forbidden to him . . .

Russell wakes from a coma to find he's become a vampire. Now he has a thirst for revenge. Determined to hunt down the master vampire who turned him, he's used to working alone . . . until he meets Jia. She is after the same vampire for murdering her parents and insists she can help Russell on this mission. Reluctantly, he agrees, and sets up some ground rules:

Rule #1: Their partnership is strictly business. If he holds her a little too close . . . if she looks at him with those exotic eyes . . . well, that has to stop.

Rule #2: He's in charge. Jia isn't used to taking orders and questions every move he makes. So he stops her the only way he knows how.

Rule #3: Don't fall in love. But the kiss that was supposed to quiet her awakens something else in him . . . something forbidden. Because Jia is engaged. To someone else.


How to Seduce a Vampire Without Really Trying - Love at Stake

How to Seduce a Vampire Without Really Trying
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780062107763
  • Release: 2014-04-29
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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From New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks comes the next adventure in the Love at Stake series, featuring a Master vampire and his love affair with a woman of many secrets . . .

Vampire Zoltan Czakvar is on the hunt for the truth about his father's death. He's been searching for a very long time—since 1241, in fact. And he is not about to give up, even when he's attacked by a woman with striking blue eyes and a hell of a right hook!

Neona is also on the hunt. She's looking for a mate and she thinks muscled Zoltan will work just fine. After all, men are good for only one thing. Soon, though, she realizes there's more to this handsome vampire than just sexual prowess. But she's keeping a secret from Zoltan, something so big that it will rock the vampire world.

Can their newfound love survive . . . even if their passion means the destruction of her world?


The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo - Love at Stake

The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780062107732
  • Release: 2013-08-27
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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When scientist Leah meets clumsy Scottish warrior vampire Dougal there is an instant connection. But when Leah's life is in danger Dougal must put his fears behind him and go on a daring rescue to save the woman of his dreams . . .


Less Than a Gentleman

Less Than a Gentleman
  • Number: 9780062128799
  • Release: 2013-07-02
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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In this never-before-published historical romance, New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks returns to the 18th century, where the fight for freedom is as dangerous as the fight for love.

Between searching for the missing Munro sisters and South Carolina being all but lost to the British, Captain Matthais Thomas has more important things to worry about than finding a bride. But his mother has other ideas. When Matthais finds a beautiful woman in his bed who claims to be his betrothed, he is suspicious of her identity … and determined to discover the truth.

Caroline Munro had few options. The British burned down her home, and now, traveling with her very pregnant sister, Caroline is pretending to be someone she’s not so they can have a safe place to rest. But she didn’t count on a matchmaking matron or her rogue of a son … and certainly never dreamed she would fall in love with a spy.


Vampires Gone Wild

Vampires Gone Wild
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780062264978
  • Release: 2013-02-12
  • Authors: Kerrelyn Sparks, Pamela Palmer, Amanda Arista, Kim Falconer
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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The vampires have gone wild in this collection of never-before-published stories by bestselling authors Kerrelyn Sparks and Pamela Palmer, and two rising stars of paranormal romance!

V is for VampWoman by Kerrelyn Sparks

Pamela decides to shed her prim and proper ways for spandex and a mask to help fight the Malcontents. Now if only she weren't so distracted by the sexy vampire fighting by her side . . .

A Forever Love by Pamela Palmer

Trapped in Vamp City, Lukas has been unable to return to the beauty who stole his heart. But now that she's stumbled into his world, it will take every ounce of cunning he possesses to keep her alive.

First Dates Are Hell by Amanda Arista

Valiance's first date in a hundred years is going great . . . until they're attacked in the parking lot and quiet, unassuming Esme turns out to be way more than she appears.

Blood and Water by Kim Falconer

Beneath the waves of San Francisco Bay lives a vampire race that wants nothing to do with the "landers" except to feed on them. But when Stellan sets eyes on Angelina, everything changes.


Wild About You - Love at Stake

Wild About You
  • 5 Stars Stars
  • Number: 9780062107718
  • Release: 2012-11-27
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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This is the 13th book in the "successful Love at Stake" series, featuring a band of good vampires and shifters who find true love while fighting the Malcontents.


The Forbidden Lady

The Forbidden Lady
  • Number: B0078XFGSS
  • Release: 2012-09-25
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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A print edition was originally published by Forge Books in 2002 under the title For Love or Country.

Before New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks created a world of vampires, there was another world of spies and romance . . .

Virginia Munro could not believe her ears. This bewigged, bejeweled, and bedeviling man was trying to buy her? As if she were some trollop on the Boston docks?

Before she's fully able to give in to her outrage, the fop moves on-and Virginia refuses to spare him another thought.

But Quincy Stanton is not what he seems. By day, he poses as a carefree Loyalist with an army of wigs and a wardrobe that favors lavender. By night, he wages a secret war against the British with an impressive collection of eighteenth-century spy gadgets. If anyone were to discover the truth, Quincy would hang, yet he can't seem to stay away from the lovely and saucy Virginia. Will their attraction lead to love . . . or danger? (Avon Books)


Wanted - Undead or Alive

Wanted
  • Stars 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780061958069
  • Release: 2012-03-27
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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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!


Sexiest Vampire Alive - Love at Stake, #11

Sexiest Vampire Alive
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780061958052
  • Release: 2011-09-27
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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The secret is out . . . Vampires do exist!

When a video reveals to the world that vampires live among us, it’s up to “young” vamp Gregori Holstein, VP of Marketing, to persuade the U.S. government to declare the video a hoax. But first the president wants a favor, one that requires Gregori to spend forty-eight hours in very close contact with the First Daughter.

Abby Tucker would rather spend her nights in a lab than attend her father’s state dinners. She’s dedicated her life to finding a cure that will save her dying mother and needs only two more ingredients. To find them, she’ll have to venture into the most dangerous region of the world—with a vampire. Her Armani-clad escort may be Undead, but he still makes her heart race. And the greatest danger won’t be the predatory hordes lying in wait for them; it will be her undying desire for the Sexiest Vampire Alive.


A Very Vampy Christmas - From Sugarplums and Scandal

A Very Vampy Christmas
  • Number: 9780062121127
  • Release: 2011-09-06
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse
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Maggie O'Brien is thrilled when she lands a starring role on the Digital Vampire Network's hottest soap opera, As the Vampire Turns. Doesn't hurt that her leading man is Don Orlando de Corazon, the greatest lover in the vampire world! But who is Don Orlando really? Nobody knows, not even Don Orlando. As the couple sets out in search of his mysterious past, "home for the holidays" takes on a new meaning when the recently-turned vamp discovers his own Christmas miracle.


Vampire Mine - Love at Stake Series, #10

Vampire Mine
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780061958045
  • Release: 2011-03-29
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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Nothing on earth can make this vampire fall in love . . .

After 499 years of existence, Connor Buchanan has arrived at an inescapable conclusion: he is a cold-hearted SOB. He's been watching his friends—those poor romantic fools—plummet off the cliff into love like a dazed herd of sheep. But not Connor. He knows that love leads to nothing but heartache.

Until Marielle . . .

She is an angel cast down from heaven for disobedience. Trapped in mortal form, she finds a protector in Connor, a Scottish vampire haunted by a dark past. Marielle hopes to heal his broken heart and earn her way back home, but suddenly she has these . . . feelings. This strange yet pleasant physical yearning—for a vampire! Is this the work of a demon luring her into hell, or has this angel found heavenly bliss?


Eat Prey Love - Love at Stake Book #9

Eat Prey Love
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780061958038
  • Release: 09/28/2010
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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Carlos Panterra must find a were-panther woman for his mate. Take a journey with him across the world as he stalks his prey…and hopes for love.


The Vampire and the Virgin - Love at Stake Book Eight

The Vampire and the Virgin
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780061667862
  • Release: 2010-03-09
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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"New York Times" bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks continues her popular "Love at Stake" series with battle-weary vampire Robby MacKay who finds love while on vacation.


Forbidden Nights with A Vampire - Love at Stake, Book 7

Forbidden Nights with A Vampire
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780061667848
  • Release: April 28, 2009
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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Vanda Barkowski is in trouble.

As the owner of a hot nightclub, she's more unconventional than most of her fellow vampires, and if some think her a little out of control, then so be it. But after three former employees filed a complaint about her temper, Vanda is sentenced to an anger management class. Worse, Phil Jones agreed to be her sponsor. Phil, the mortal who is forbidden to her . . .

If Vanda knew who—or what—Phil really is, she'd reconsider her attraction to him, for his true nature is wilder than anything she'd ever imagined. He has tackled the beast within and now is the perfect person to help Vanda with her rage . . . if only he can keep his cool when she makes him so undeniably hot. But with rogue vamps on the loose, will they ever have their forbidden nights?


Secret Life of a Vampire - Love at Stake series, Book 6

Secret Life of a Vampire
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780061667855
  • Release: 03/31/2009
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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Her modern Casanova was not quite as modern as she thought…

A typical bachelor party is all about beers and beautiful women. A vampire bachelor party is no different—except the men are drinking Blissky (whiskey-flavored synthetic blood). And no one can throw a party quite like Jack. When you’re the illegitimate son of the legendary Casanova, you know how to have a good time. But when the party gets out of hand and the cops show up, Jack has some explaining to do…if only he wasn’t struck speechless by the beauty of Officer Lara Boucher.

Lara is sure there’s something more than a bachelor party going on. What is Jack hiding? How come no one at the hotel remembers him the next day? Why does he warn her to leave him alone when he’s obviously attracted to her? As a woman, she finds this modern day Casanova hard to resist. As a police officer, she’s determined to uncover his secrets…if she can only get the job done before he seduces her.
 


All I Want For Christmas Is A Vampire

All I Want For Christmas Is A Vampire
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780061118463
  • Release: 10/28/2008
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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Newly aged vampire Ian MacPhie is looking for love, but it has to be with a female Vamp. Toni, a mortal who works as a vampire bodyguard and whose roommate was attacked by renegade vampires, is out to prove that vampires exist and that her roommate isn't crazy. Ian and Toni clash from the start, but the attraction is there-it's figuring out what to do about it that's the problem. Deception and intrigue are all part of this funny, sexy contemporary vampire tale, the fifth in Sparks's popular "Love at Stake" series. Sparks (The Undead Next Door) lives in the Houston, TX, area.


The Undead Next Door - Book number 4 in the Love at Stake Series

The Undead Next Door
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780061118456
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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Be Still My Vampire Heart - Love at Stake series - Book 3

Be Still My Vampire Heart
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780061118449
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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If it was still beating. Angus MacKay has been undead for almost five hundred years and it's not often something, or someone, surprises him. Until Emma Wallace. The sight of this luscious agent from the CIA's elite Stake-Out team was enough to stop Angus in his tracks. But then he discovers that she's a vampire slayer, intent on killing the "monsters" who killed her parents. And it's Angus's job to stop her.

The only good vampire is a dead vampire. It's been Emma's motto since she committed her life to the destruction of these things. Now Angus MacKay wants to convince her differently.

Sure, he's a sexy Highland warrior who seems to have stepped off the cover of a romance novel, complete with brogue, kilt, and sword, but he's also one of them. And it's her job to kill him.

The war is on, but will it end in the destruction of one or both of them . . . or in total surrender to a passion for the ages?
 


Vamps and the City

Vamps and the City
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780060752019
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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Who says a vamp can't have it all? Darcy Newhart thought it was a stroke of genius -- the first-ever reality TV show where mortals vie with vampires for the title of The Sexiest Man on Earth. As the show's director, Darcy's career would be on track again. And she can finally have a life apart from the vampire harem. Okay, so she's still technically dead, but two out of three's not bad. Now she just has to make sure that a mortal doesn't win. If only she wasn't so distracted by a super-sexy and live contestant named Austin... But Darcy doesn't know the worst of it. Austin Erickson is actually a vampire slayer! And he's got his eye on the show's leggy blond director. Only problem is, he's never wanted any woman -- living or dead -- as badly. But if he wins her heart, will he lose his soul? And if it means an eternity of hot, passionate loving with Darcy, does that really matter anyway?