Wanted by Kerrelyn Sparks
Undead or Alive

66%

17 Critic Reviews

The stereotypical language and ideas used by the story’s African-American hero irked the crap out of me.
-Scooper Speaks

Synopsis

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.

 

About Kerrelyn Sparks

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A former tap dancer and high school French teacher, New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks has always searched for creative ways to express herself. A prolific reader since childhood, she discovered that writing her own stories provided the ideal way to combine her loves of comedy, language, and history. And what a relief that the voices in her head have led to a paycheck instead of a padded room! A native Texan, Kerrelyn lives with her husband in the Greater Houston area.
 
Published March 27, 2012 by Avon. 384 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance, Literature & Fiction, History, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Wanted
All: 17 | Positive: 13 | Negative: 4

Fresh Fiction

Good
Reviewed by Vicky Gilpin on May 27 2012

WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE is up to Kerrelyn Sparks' regular standards of quality writing: it is funny, clever, and has characters (not just the protagonists, but everyone) that are richly detailed.

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Dark Faerie Tales

Good
Reviewed by Kristie on Mar 24 2012

A story that was hilarious, sexy and entertaining.

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The Romance Reader

Good
Reviewed by Lindsey Seddon

It’s a paranormal romance that is self aware and is not afraid to poke fun at its own genre.

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Heroes and Heartbreakers

Good
Reviewed by Lucy Dosch on Mar 19 2012

But in the end all we want to know is if a city vampire and a country werewolf can figure out how to make love work as they search the wilderness in this witty adventure.

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Paranormal Haven

Below average
Reviewed by Stephanie on Apr 04 2012

...it's a case of 'I said one thing but I really feel another'. This happens a lot in paranormal romance at it frustrates me to no end.

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Long and Short Reviews

Good
Mar 29 2012

Wanted: Undead or Alive is a hoot. There’s plenty of action, thrills and romance...

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Literary Escapism

Below average
Reviewed by Nicole on Apr 01 2012

...a bit bored with this series.  Each book seems to follow a very similar pattern, just insert a different hero and heroine, change the plot a bit to make them fit ...

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Bitten by Paranormal Romance

Good
Mar 28 2012

With this latest in the Love at Stake series, we get to see a whole other side of Phineas...I highly recommend it.

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Bitten by Paranormal Romance

Good
Reviewed by Carol Dee on Mar 20 2012

Once I got started I couldn't stop! Kerrelyn Sparks' hilarious brand of humor and pop culture references had me literally laughing out loud.

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Addicted to Romance

Good
Reviewed by Renee on Feb 26 2012

Full of romance and passion, strong story plot, witty characters and enough excitement and danger to satisfy any's reader taste. A Winner!!!!

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Scooper Speaks

Below average
Reviewed by Scooper on Mar 22 2012

The stereotypical language and ideas used by the story’s African-American hero irked the crap out of me.

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Sarah's Book Shelves

Good
Reviewed by Sarah on May 20 2012

Book #12 is another very satisfying, romantic adventure and leaves me looking forward to the next one - a major feat with a series of this length!

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RhiReading

Below average
Reviewed by Rhianna on Apr 25 2012

WANTED: UNDEAD OR ALIVE, managed to completely turn me off to an entire series...so cheesey it choked me. so cheesey it choked me.

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I Smell Sheep

Good
Reviewed by KD on Mar 20 2012

You add in some hysterical commercial shoots, vivid countryside detail, well written characters, smexy men, entertaining plot-line and laugh out loud moments and you have yourself another solid hit...

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Amy's Book World

Good
Reviewed by Amy on Apr 17 2012

My overall thoughts are that I really liked this book.

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Guilty Indulgence

Good
Reviewed by Tyra Berger on Mar 29 2012

The story has it all- humor, romance, and a lot of action.

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Amy's Book World

Good
Reviewed by Amy on Apr 17 2012

It had me laughing at the funny parts and fanning myself at the hot and sexy parts.

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