White picket fences can be dangerous to vampires Sometimes a woman s gotta choose Pia Thomason doesn t have a typical life, but she wants one The husband, the kids, the house in the suburbs With her fortieth birthday looming, she decides to do something drastic, and takes off on a singles tour through romantic Europe.But the few guys on the trip leave much to be desireWhite picket fences can be dangerous to vampires Sometimes a woman s gotta choose Pia Thomason doesn t have a typical life, but she wants one The husband, the kids, the house in the suburbs With her fortieth birthday looming, she decides to do something drastic, and takes off on a singles tour through romantic Europe.But the few guys on the trip leave much to be desired unlike the two men Pia sees in a small Icelandic town Handsome, mysterious, and very dangerous Just the sight of them puts her in a dither When their paths cross again, Pia knows one thing for certain Where vampires are concerned, love isn t the only thing at stake.
Zen and the Art of Vampires White picket fences can be dangerous to vampires Sometimes a woman s gotta choose Pia Thomason doesn t have a typical life but she wants one The husband the kids the house in the suburbs With her f
This was a humorous and lighthearted PNR tale Pia Thompson is on a singles trip around Europe when she becomes caught up in the battle between the Dark Ones vampires and the Brotherhood a crazed cult A case of mistaken identity finds her being mistaken as the new Zorya of the Brotherhood Pia s new position gives her powers to see ghosts but also the responsibility to help them cross to Heaven What ensues is a fun fast paced tale full of humor, action, mystery, and a tad of romance I loved the fa [...]
Humpf I ve been a reader of Katie MacAlister s Dark Ones series a lighthearted take on vampires since it began These are some very sexy vamps, but they don t have most of the supernatural powers other writers have given to their vamps They are pretty much a group of people like others, although extremely long lived to be sure Those without a soul are looking for their Beloved, the one woman who can return their soul to thembut most believe a Beloved is a lot like the tooth fairy or Santa Claus M [...]
Zen And The Art of Vampires is a fantastic paranormal cozy mystery with a dash of romance to enhance the flavor Yumm Katie is at her best here again and can t wait for the next book.Pia Thompson is on a man hunting vacation She is taking a singles tour through Europe in hopes for finding someone who will spark her fires She not s the usual skinny pretty woman that any man would drool over but instead she is a plain jane and has some meat on her bones At least there is enough of her for a man to [...]
spoiler alert So I always like the Dark Ones books They re funny, romantic, and STANDALONE This one was funny, but not LOL funny as some have been in the past The ghost interactions yes the love interest interactions, notsomuch So can I get a big WTF about Katie MacAlister and her semi cliffhangers of late My mom absolutely forbid me to read Playing With Fire Silver Dragons, 1 until the second one came out because It Just Ends In the middle AAAGGHH Ok, so Zen doesn t end in the middle, but it ce [...]
First read and reread 2012Second reread June 2014This proves to be an all time time favourite When I read this book for the first time, I thought it was the best PNR romance of all times Since then I ve read a good number of PNR romances but Pia and Kristoff are still one of my all time favourite couples The story is light hearted and fun and the outcome of the romance, though a bit predictable is quite sweet and touching Even though the story has its flaws and some of the happenings are plainly [...]
The latest in the series of the Dark Ones, and the women destined to be their Beloveds, the ones who can redeem their souls.Pia is nearing 40, and on a singles tour of Europe She is mistaken for the reaper who can usher souls to the afterlife of a strange religious group, then the real one is found dead in her bathroom, sending her on the run and straight into the arms of TWO Dark Ones, who are mortal enemies of this religious group She s the Beloved of one, but which Who can she trust And what [...]
I stayed awake all last night reading this book Katie s books are always the perfect escape for me I was supposed to be studying for a philosophy test, but, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzring So I opted for this instead btw, I aced the test anyway As always, I was not disappointed BUT, do you know what that little Katie went and did She didn t wrap things up all nice and tidy at the end She left me and our heroine wanting There s a sequel that won t be out until May How ever will I wait that long Anyway, [...]
I love all her books, they re funny, romantic, serious, mysterious, and sometimes suspenseful This is a very quick read and has some good twists and turns I have to say I wasn t all that impressed with the new plot themes, that of the Brotherhood, and the Ilargi, but overall it was definitely worth it.
I liked this book a lot, but the cliff hanger at the end is what prevented a 5 star rating I was so frustrated at the end of this book I can hardly wait for the next book to come out.
This was awesome Funny, sexy and interesting Great read I cannot wait to see what happens with Pia next
Eh I don t have any idea what the title had to do with the content of the book, other than vampires.
I hated this book I hated the female MC She was a freaking idiot I mean seriously TSTL And I HATE that for some reason this was split up into 2 books Wtf I hate that I have to read another book with Pia sp as the narrator GAH
Zen and the Art of Vampires 4.5 starsCrouching Vampire, Hidden Fang 5 StarsReviewed by Stacey AgdernIn a climate where authorial desire for innovation and reader expectations have clashed in very notable ways, Katie MacAlister s latest Dark Ones novels stand out as examples of how best to deal with both concepts and come out with a home run.No matter how many times people try to deny it, both authorial desire for innovation and reader expectations, are necessary and important parts of the author [...]
I love Molly Harper, so when I saw this rec d on facebook as being similar, I got the audiobook I liked the story and writing overall, though the narrator was a bit whiny and grating I particularly got into the storyline in the last 3rd of the book The reason I m giving it 3 stars instead of higher is because after 10 hours and 20 minutes of listening to the audiobook, I didn t get a resolution This book ends without an HEA or even an HFN, with the H and h apart There is a sequel for this couple [...]
The story arc continues into Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang which is due out in May The hero and heroine are mated but not together at the end of this book, which I find annoying If I had realized, I would have simply waited for the next book and read them together I don t deal with serialized stuff well.As for the portion of the story you do get I happen to be reading some of Viehl s Darkyn books at the same time, so the parallels of frothing fanatics wanting to torture, maim and destroy a mino [...]
I have always liked the Dark Ones Novels Katie puts in a lot of humor and there are often what I would refer to as a Lucy Situations I have those occasionally and I relate to characters that do to But the books had all had a formulaic feel Heroine meets tall, gorgeous stranger, girl doesn t like or trust stranger, but is still deeply attracted, girl and stranger are plunged into peril and bond, fool around, discover girl is the Beloved who gives stranger his soul, couple lives happily ever after [...]
I loved this book and think I found a new series to catch up on It s apparently a part of the Dark Ones series and the next one is due out in May I can t wait as you are sort of left at a cliff hanger at the end of the book and I really want to know what happens I kind of wonder if Magda is really who she says she is Seems like she was too good to be true but you never know Pia cracks me up and I can totally related to being the big girl and I am glad she actually ends up with several guys likin [...]
2.5 ish I think most of this series just gets boring after a while since it seems to be rather repetative so I stopped reading it for a while When I finally picked it up again it was because I needed a book that started with the letter Z for a challenge This one is not great, but it stood out for me because it was different in some ways Apparently the main character will be in the next story I appreciate that the book ended the way it did because it took away a lot of the predictability factor A [...]
No deep soul searching here, just good ol fashioned fun Well, with vampires and ghosts and crazy religious cults Don t forget the super hot vampire sex Read this on a plane trip and it was perfect Being an fan of steamy bodice rippers in my youth, I recognized the formula for a good girl meets bad boy romance but hey, I don t want rocket science here, I want something to keep me occupied while I m hurling through the sky in a tin can I was not disappointed You won t be either if you put aside lo [...]
I can t say I liked this book much I like Katie Mac and all, but I m a little tired of her heroines obsessing about a few extra pounds for the ENTIRE book Pia just came off as whiny and I didn t care much for her at all.
I didnt like that the book didnt finish It sucks when you have to wait for the conclusion of the first book I also wasn t a fan of her having to decide between two men instead of having a like for the man she was suppose to love.
i can t say how annoyed i was to reach the end of this book and find out that the story wasn t over be warned, it s at least a two parter
I ve enjoyed Katie s books, but the ditzy heroine who stumbles her way around is getting old I skipped to the back and was annoyed to find that it continues into the next book.
I loved this book I am glad I took my friends advice and read it.
This was my first Katie MacAlister novel and I enjoyed reading it.Pia was on a singles trip looking for love, and she got way than she bargained for, including two hot vampires Dark Ones , and an entourage of ghosts, among other things.I found Pia to be entertaining and sweet, getting herself into situations that made me laugh out loud I liked her roll with it attitude, and her desire to help others I also liked the developing relationship between her and Kristoff and was left with my jaw hangi [...]
I forgot how much fun it can be to listen to or read a Katie MacAlister book Funny, romance that s not too over the top I am an action on the streets, not between the sheets kinda chickie , fab characters I like and intriguing story I think I prefer her Dark One stories over her dragon tales Both are nifty, but the Dark Ones play the lighthearted human with the broody vampire and it s a good contrast I look forward to with Kristoff and Pia I could identify with Pia She is a fluffy, older single [...]
Realistically, I d rate this of a 3.5 It took a while for this story to pick up, and I wasn t really invested until about 65% through The plot felt someone disjointed at the beginning and Alec being immediately in love with Pia was weird With that said, the story eventually developed a strong narrative thread, and I m excited to see what the best book in the series has to bring for Pia.
Good story but it ends on a cliffhanger I hate cliffhangers You must get the next book in the series, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Vampire , to finish this storyline.
Unlike most books of this series, this one can not be read as a stand alone book, Zen and the Art of Vampires and Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang belong together.Pia is a normal woman with a nice job, but being nearly 40 years old she decides to take part in a tour for singles Through a series of coincidences during their stay in Iceland she gets hold of a special stone, gets involved with a religious cult called the Brotherhood of the Blessed Light, meets some ghosts seeking her help and gets ki [...]
This was a fun, light, humourous PNR And this is my problem.It struck me as a standalone although part of a series but Pia s story didn t finish in this novel, so now I have to read the next one And it s the 6th in the series, so I ll likely have to go back and read the prior 5 books too This is why I don t generally leap into a series partway through Even if they say it can be read as a standalone, you kind of miss out or at least I think you do So now I m being sucked into yet another PNR seri [...]