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Blurb: MISSING: One human bride last seen fleeing dangerous, sexy vampire.

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After a three-century "time out," legendary vampire Niccolo DiConti vows to fulfill an ancient prophecy and, along the way, defeat the demented queen of the damned. All he has to do is find his human mate, seduce her into agreeing to become a vampire, and bond her to him forever. Luckily, he's handsome, charming, and mind-blowing in bed. How hard could this be?

On vacation in sultry Mexico, biologist Helena Strauss makes the discovery of a lifetime when she meets Niccolo—and finds herself caught in a world of supernatural secrets and dangerous delights. Even more shocking is that he seems to know everything about her and claims her as his true immortal companion. Sure, she can't take her eyes-or mouth-off this gorgeous, perfect being. But can a hot-blooded gal like her really settle down with a cold-hearted vampire?

About Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Before taking up a permanent residence in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mimi spent time living near NYC (became a shopaholic), in Mexico City (developed a taste for very spicy food), and Arizona (now hates jumping chollas, but pines for sherbet sunsets). Her love of pre-Hispanic culture, big cities, and romance inspires her to write when she's not busy with kids, hubby, work, and life...or getting sucked into a juicy novel.

She hopes that someday leather pants for men will make a big comeback and that her writing might make you laugh when you need it most.

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Review: Accidentally Married to...a Vampire? was a good read and I found myself liking the same things about it that I did Accidentally in Love with...a God?. I also had some of the same issues that I had with the other book, but, to a lesser extent. One of the main reason for this may be because the characters - their backgrounds, strengths, and weaknesses - worked better for me than they did in Votan's and Emma's book.

Cimil, who I forgot to mention in my other review, stayed true to form and became a favorite part of the book in spite of her apparent lack of sanity.

Her "workaround" Niccolo's having to wait for Helena was an interesting touch.

I think the only sticky point for me was Viktor's 'dog with a bone he doesn't want to let go of' attitude.

Enjoyable read and look forward to seeing what comes next.

(Blurb and cover picture courtesy of (c)Hatchette Book Group.)

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Blurb: Trapped for decades, a powerful god seeks freedom . . . and revenge. But the only thing that can save him is the passion of a woman's touch . . .

Emma Keane is your average city girl trying to get a date. There's just one thing holding her back: the disembodied male voice speaking to her through her mind. Sound kind of crazy? Maybe. But crazy turns downright deadly when the voice persuades her to travel to the wilds of the Mayan jungle. There she will free his body-his incredibly hot, muscled, naked body.

Humans are so frail, so undisciplined, so susceptible to love. And when this ancient being connects with Emma, the feelings she sparks drive him utterly mad. Protective, keep-her-close, never-let-her-go kind of mad. Which might not be such a bad thing because from the moment the beautiful, passionate Emma unshackles his body, they are hunted at every turn. Now he'll have to do everything in his power to keep her safe. But will it be enough?

About Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Before taking up a permanent residence in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mimi spent time living near NYC (became a shopaholic), in Mexico City (developed a taste for very spicy food), and Arizona (now hates jumping chollas, but pines for sherbet sunsets). Her love of pre-Hispanic culture, big cities, and romance inspires her to write when she's not busy with kids, hubby, work, and life...or getting sucked into a juicy novel.

She hopes that someday leather pants for men will make a big comeback and that her writing might make you laugh when you need it most.

Learn more about Mimi here:
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Review: I am of two minds about the book. On the one hand, I liked it. On the other hand, I also have some issues with it as well.

So....what did I like? I liked the concept. God trapped for decades in a cenote? Works for me. Only one person can free him? Okay. Travel to a Mayan jungle in order to do so? *insert cheering* (After all, I like the culture on which this is drawn.)

I also liked the, to me, slapstick comedy that is peppered throughout. Same for the characters, although I wasn't entirely sure about whether or not I would care for Votan/Guy Santiago at the beginning.

Now, for the other hand.

While, I liked the book overall, but especially the second half, I did have some issues. The major one for me is that - to me - Emma is forced, or maybe goaded would be a better word, into helping Guy. And Guy/Votan has a bit of an attitude about humans. Yes, there are reasons for both, and (without giving away too much), things progress toward a resolution for them. Even so, this was a bit of a sticking point for me for the first part of the book.

The second one is that, while I did like the comic aspects of the book, they got a little tiring for me after a while.

The issues I had with the book could very well have been the timing of when I read it, and I do look forward to reading more books in the series.



(Blurb and cover picture courtesy (c)Hatchette Book Group)

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