Sunday, February 26, 2012

ARC Book Review-Wanted Undead or Alive

Wanted: Undead or Alive
Love At Stake (12)
Kerrelyn Sparks
Avon Romance
ARC E Book
Published March 2012
374 Pages
Vampire Romance
ISBN 9780061958069
He's a vampire from the big city . . .

Phineas McKinney thought New York City was tough, until he was attacked by Malcontents—evil vampires who consider mortals to be snacks. Saved by the good vampires, Phin swore to devote his now undead life to stopping the Malcontents. He's got his job cut out for him when word comes that their enemy may be hiding in Wyoming. What does a city boy like him know about horses and campfires? Good thing he's got Brynley Jones with him . . . if only she didn't hate every vampire on earth.

She's a werewolf princess . . .

Bryn believes vampires are seductive and charming, and that makes them dangerous. So she's more than a little annoyed about teaming up with Phin, even if he is the only bloodsucker able to make her inner wolf purr. But as they hunt down the new leader of the Malcontents, danger threatens . . . and Phineas and Brynley discover a passion that will rock the foundation of their supernatural world.

 Phineas, ever since he was turned against his will by the Malcontents has devoted himself to protecting the innocent and destroying those that desire to destroy everything they have built. After a failed run of trying to capture the queen of the malcontents, he finds out that she is located in Wyoming, where the nest of werewolves are, and he needs a guide or risk detection by the werewolves. So his guide happens to be the one woman he has had a crush on ever sine he met her, Brinley Jones, who escaped her father and ended up teaching young boys that were kicked out by the head pack leader her father. Now when Brinley and Phineas are thrown together, there is a chemistry that sparks up between them that leads to fireworks, but there is one can a werewolf and a vampire make it work? Phineas loves Brinley and will do whatever it takes to keep her in his arms...even if that means confronting her father, which may start a war.

The Hero (Phineas McKinney)
Phineas, to save his family from debt got involved with drugs, and then was captured by the malcontents and turned a vampire but then was saved by the good vampires and ever since has been trying to make up for his past mistakes. Phineas, however wants one thing that he wonders if he will ever find...a true connection, a love match that all of his friends have been able to find apart from him even though he is the 'love doctor' doesn't guarantee love for him. Until he meets up with Brinley, a woman he has obsessed over for years, he knows he will never be the same...

The Heroine (Brinley Jones)
Brin, is a werewolf and is the daughter of the head clan leader, and when her father was going to force her to marry someone she knew would just cast her aside, she  abandoned her pack and her family and decided to make a life for herself. She is now teaching the 'lost boys' who were rejected from the pack so that they would have a place to go to ...a refuge. When Phineas comes to her for help, she agrees, even if he is a bloodsucker, but he is the only man that makes both the human and the wolf part of her purr instantly, and she knows that he is the one that can make her heart pound and her blood sing...

My Thoughts 
 Wanted Undead or Alive is the most recent book by Kerrelyn Sparks. Sparks is probably one of my favorite authors to read when it comes to vampire romances. And I have to say ever since Phineas came onto the scene, I have been looking forward to his story, so I was way excited to get a chance to read and boy did I just love it. I must have read in a few hours, I was so into the story I couldn't get away, it just drew me like a bee to honey. One of the aspects that I really love was the conflict that is in the plot here, this story is a bit of a forbidden love type. Because of Brin's connection to the werewolves it is dangerous for her to pursue any sort of relationship with anyone her father would dissaprrove of because more than likely something dire would happen to him. But no matter how much Brinley tries to protect herself, she finds herself falling in love with him anyway. The only problem I had was the cover, its not very observant according to characteristics in the book. Since the hero is black not caucasian, but its still a hot cover! Overall Wanted Undead or Alive is probably one of my favorite books of the series so far. Definitely full of everything that makes for an Amazing read! Full of romance and passion, strong story plot, witty characters and enough excitement and danger to satisfy any's reader taste. A Winner!!!!

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms


  1. Great review! :)

    I have only read one book in this series (Be Still My Vampire Heart) and I loved it. That was probably 2 years ago, and though I put the others on my list, I haven't had a chance to read them yet. But I do remember Phineas, and I am glad he got his own book!

    TBQ's Book Palace

    1. I just love Phineas, he has always cracked me up and I thought Sparks did a great job with his story. I think you would really enjoy the rest of the books in the series!!

  2. This one sounds good,
    But I've to say that I've tried to read this author before and I've not been very successful.

    Still. I might give this one a go.

  3. I know The Vampire and The Virgin didn't have a cover that matched the character as well. The hero had red hair. THe cover showed him with black.

  4. I have read all of Kerrelyn Sparks "Love at Stakes" series and loved each one. Kerrelyn Sparks is one of my favorite authors!!

  5. I have read all of Kerrelyn Sparks "Love at Stake"series and loved them. She is one of my favorite authors. And can't wait to read more from her.



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