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Sarah Dearly's vampire life is not all B-positive cocktails. A curse made her a nightwalker, the most vicious vamp there is; the charm she wears to curb her deadly tendencies is losing its juice; and a hunter from hell is turning up the heat. Gideon Chase will kill the ones she loves most if she doesn't obey his orders. That includes breaking up with master vampire Thierry Sarah Dearly's vampire life is not all B-positive cocktails. A curse made her a nightwalker, the most vicious vamp there is; the charm she wears to curb her deadly tendencies is losing its juice; and a hunter from hell is turning up the heat. Gideon Chase will kill the ones she loves most if she doesn't obey his orders. That includes breaking up with master vampire Thierry and turning Gideon into an immortal vamp so he can escape a doom of eternal hellfire. Making things worse are Sarah's growing feelings for Gideon, a bad boy who keeps showing a vulnerable side . . . but is it for real? Will Sarah's dark side take over? Or can she cure herself of the nightwalker curse in time to stop Gideon and finally live happily ever after with Thierry . . . forever?


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Sarah Dearly's vampire life is not all B-positive cocktails. A curse made her a nightwalker, the most vicious vamp there is; the charm she wears to curb her deadly tendencies is losing its juice; and a hunter from hell is turning up the heat. Gideon Chase will kill the ones she loves most if she doesn't obey his orders. That includes breaking up with master vampire Thierry Sarah Dearly's vampire life is not all B-positive cocktails. A curse made her a nightwalker, the most vicious vamp there is; the charm she wears to curb her deadly tendencies is losing its juice; and a hunter from hell is turning up the heat. Gideon Chase will kill the ones she loves most if she doesn't obey his orders. That includes breaking up with master vampire Thierry and turning Gideon into an immortal vamp so he can escape a doom of eternal hellfire. Making things worse are Sarah's growing feelings for Gideon, a bad boy who keeps showing a vulnerable side . . . but is it for real? Will Sarah's dark side take over? Or can she cure herself of the nightwalker curse in time to stop Gideon and finally live happily ever after with Thierry . . . forever?

30 review for Tall, Dark & Fangsome

  1. 5 out of 5

    Soraia

    I read various reviews and felt I should add a different opinion to the mix. I always read the reviews and am impressed that none so far shares the same feeling I have about Tall, Dark and Fangsome: I HATED it. I've read the previous 4 books, really liked the first, kind of got more of the same in the second, really liked the little spin off on the third, the fourth didn't do it so much for me but this one I had to drag myself to finish reading it. Sarah Dearly is in theory a vampire good in the I read various reviews and felt I should add a different opinion to the mix. I always read the reviews and am impressed that none so far shares the same feeling I have about Tall, Dark and Fangsome: I HATED it. I've read the previous 4 books, really liked the first, kind of got more of the same in the second, really liked the little spin off on the third, the fourth didn't do it so much for me but this one I had to drag myself to finish reading it. Sarah Dearly is in theory a vampire good in the heart. Love the idea, but there's a line between nice and stupid. She sure crosses it. Mostly you know the answers before you got to half of the book but even the most intelligent characters can't figure it out. Sarah keeps making decisions that make you want to slap her in the face. The worst is that she knows they're the wrong ones but makes them anyway and keeps saying: it's all my fault. Oh my God! Seriously? Of course it's her fault, apparently when she was turned she lost the ability of thinking. Being confused and not knowing what to do right after your life has been turned upside down makes total sense, but eventually you have to stop acting stupid. Gideon Chase is the center of this one and though you get the clear impression the author is trying to make you feel some sympathy for the guy it's just not happening. Apparently the fact that he's all handsome should be enough, but it's not. I mean, we already have the hunk of the story. The fact that he's in pain should be enough for everyone reading it think he's forgiven? Come on, there could have been something more solid for us, readers, to re-think our opinion about Mr. Chase, but as it is, there's nothing and the whole problem proposed by the plot simply doesn't exist. The answer is there since the start of the story, but everyone involved refuses to see it. Better yet, Sarah refuses to see it and drags everybody else along with her. On top of it all, the book ends, everyone accepts the whole trouble she got them with a smile on their faces and still she can't explain why she did what she did. I don't think even a very creative author could have come up with the answer for that.

  2. 5 out of 5

    keikii Eats Books

    To read more reviews in this series and others, check out keikii eats books! 56 points/100 (3 stars/5) Sarah Dearly has been cursed to be stereotypical vampire, a scourge on humanity. She is left with few options to break the curse. Now, a famous vampire hunter, Gideon Chase, is blackmailing her to do his bidding. Gideon wants Sarah to turn him into a vampire, because he thinks that will cure him of his injuries. He even made her break up with her boyfriend, Thierry! Another series ended. I just re To read more reviews in this series and others, check out keikii eats books! 56 points/100 (3 stars/5) Sarah Dearly has been cursed to be stereotypical vampire, a scourge on humanity. She is left with few options to break the curse. Now, a famous vampire hunter, Gideon Chase, is blackmailing her to do his bidding. Gideon wants Sarah to turn him into a vampire, because he thinks that will cure him of his injuries. He even made her break up with her boyfriend, Thierry! Another series ended. I just really wish I could say I liked it. Tall, Dark & Fangsom continues the story started in Stakes & Stilettos. There were no real surprises to this book, everything basically plays out the way you expect it to. I really grew to detest Sarah over the course of the series. It started out just mild dislike at this bimbo that manages to mess things up for everyone and herself, and then has the audacity to go "But, that shouldn't have happened!" before everything magically fixes itself for her. But by now, she is just pretty awful. She constantly has to get her way and she lies to everyone as long as they let her. She treats her friends like crap. Sarah is also constantly trying to see the best in everyone, which is just annoying. She isn't Dumbledore. It just makes her look dumb(er). The relationships she has with people are just horrible, too. I feel like a broken record, but it is true. The worst part of the book and series was how she treats everyone around her, and how everyone treats her. Her best friend sounds more like a hostile enemy than a friend. Her boyfriend is with her for some mysterious reason that Sarah claims is easily seen. She treats her best friend like hell, and constantly makes fun of her friend's partner. None of the people in this series are good role models. There is not a single person I can point to and say with confidence that they're a good person. As a reader who likes characters, this makes for a pretty boring and uninspired read. For a series that relies so much on its characters because the plot is boring and barely there, it is devastating. At least everything was over pretty quickly. I really didn't quite care if Sarah got her curse lifted or not. She seemed to mostly be managing. I didn't care about the Red Devil, it seemed to be just a way to further the relationship between Sarah and Thierry while actually not managing to add a single thing to it. I just didn't care about pretty much everything.  This was one series reread that did not hold up at all. Glad it is over.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Moran

    Author Michelle Rowen has sold twelve novels in paranormal romance, futuristic romantic suspense, and young adult fantasy to some of the top publishing houses. She has been on the Waldenbooks romance bestsellers list, is the winner of the 2007 Holt Medallion for Best First Book, and her alter ego Michelle Maddox was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. Other titles include: Stakes & Stilettos, Angel With Attitude, Bitten & Smitten, Lady & the Vamp, and Fanged & Fabulous. Miche Author Michelle Rowen has sold twelve novels in paranormal romance, futuristic romantic suspense, and young adult fantasy to some of the top publishing houses. She has been on the Waldenbooks romance bestsellers list, is the winner of the 2007 Holt Medallion for Best First Book, and her alter ego Michelle Maddox was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. Other titles include: Stakes & Stilettos, Angel With Attitude, Bitten & Smitten, Lady & the Vamp, and Fanged & Fabulous. Michelle resides in Southern Ontario, where she is the Vice President of the Toronto Romance Writers. Sarah Dearly’s vampire life began about a year ago when a blind date went horribly wrong. It’s not all bad, but it’s not all B-positive cocktails either. A curse has made her a nightwalker, the most vicious and almost extinct kind of vampire there is. It forces her to wear a charm that keeps her deadly appetite at bay, but it’s starting to wear off. Her master boyfriend, Thierry, is in a century long marriage that he cannot get out of, and her friends are still trying to hook her up. To top it off, a hunter from hell named Gideon Chase has forced her to break up with her very sexy, very French boyfriend to help him escape a doom of eternal hellfire. Turning up the heat, he threatens to kill the ones she loves if he doesn’t obey his orders. As if that wasn’t bad enough, her growing feelings for Gideon, a bad boy who keeps showing a sensitive side, is clouding her judgment. Will her dark side take over before she can cure herself of the curse in time to stop Gideon? More importantly, can she still have a happily forever after with Thierry? I don’t get to say this very often, but Michelle Rowen is truly a unique voice in this genre. It is no wonder at all how she has gained such a large following or won as many awards. To take a supernatural element in books like vampires, and put a different spin on it is tough, but she pulls it off. Vampires walking by day, a curse is what makes them evil, etc. Inventive. Add to the mix that this is a clever and humorous spin on a usually serious paranormal romance genre, and you have a lethal combination. Told in first-person point-of-view, you will be laughing until your sides ache by the time you get to chapter two. Witty, distinct, and imaginative- you will be dying to read more of her work, (pun intended). Kelly Moran, Author and Reviewer

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sierra

    The series ending, was, in a nutshell, awesome! I loved every word, but I was kind of sad to see it end. I've been so much in-tuned with Sarah Dearly that I was definitely hesitant to say goodbye. But, nonetheless, this addition is just as exciting and revealing as all of the others. Readers can't help but be drawn into the story, and hopefully like me, you'll be hanging on every word! Question: Is it just me, or is there always something exciting going on in this series? Seriously, it seems t The series ending, was, in a nutshell, awesome! I loved every word, but I was kind of sad to see it end. I've been so much in-tuned with Sarah Dearly that I was definitely hesitant to say goodbye. But, nonetheless, this addition is just as exciting and revealing as all of the others. Readers can't help but be drawn into the story, and hopefully like me, you'll be hanging on every word! Question: Is it just me, or is there always something exciting going on in this series? Seriously, it seems to me that Sarah doesn't ever catch a break...she's always in some kind of predicament or some sticky situation that she has got to get herself out of. Anyways, I loved this book. I was definitely happy to get it after recently finishing Stakes & Stilettos--what a cliff hanger that book was! So, if you've been reading this series, I highly suggest NOT stopping where you're at. Rowen is definitely in my Top-10 authors list, and hell, this series is in my Top-5 list!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Geli

    So sad to have this story end. I fell completely in love with all of Rowen's characters. A great ending nevertheless! Hoping she'll bring the characters back for yet another adventure! So sad to have this story end. I fell completely in love with all of Rowen's characters. A great ending nevertheless! Hoping she'll bring the characters back for yet another adventure!

  6. 5 out of 5

    JG

    10++++++++++++ FANTABULOUS stars for the ENTIRE series It has earned: ''BEST COUPLE AWARD'' ''BEST ROMANCE AWARD'' ''BEST HERO AWARD'' I cannot overly state how amazing this book was. I read the entire series for two days. It was UNPUTDOWNABLE! . Once i finished the first book, i am itching for the second until before i knew it, i was up till 5 in the morning. THANK GOODNESS IT'S SUMMER or I'll be sleeping in my desk if this was a school day. Ok, i should warn you that my opinion is been extre 10++++++++++++ FANTABULOUS stars for the ENTIRE series It has earned: ''BEST COUPLE AWARD'' ''BEST ROMANCE AWARD'' ''BEST HERO AWARD'' I cannot overly state how amazing this book was. I read the entire series for two days. It was UNPUTDOWNABLE! . Once i finished the first book, i am itching for the second until before i knew it, i was up till 5 in the morning. THANK GOODNESS IT'S SUMMER or I'll be sleeping in my desk if this was a school day. Ok, i should warn you that my opinion is been extremely affected by my personality. well, duh. I am a hopeless romantic. Totally, extremely, utterly hopeless. I love a great romance. I adore and worship a great romance. as to not be confuse or anything: Great romance= fidelity, trust, loyatly, chemistry, acceptance, happiness, passion, understanding, nd fierce love all of this are present in the entire series and with a some mystery, action, drama, friendship, cool vampire creatures...How can i refuse??? Not to mention the amazing characters!!! Our heroine is perfect. She is hilarious, sarcastic, and has a HUGE heart. She makes mistake, but that makes her realistic.And PERFECT for our heroine. And our hero is HOT HOT HOT! Mysterious, sexy, with a great nay! perfect poker face....and hopelessly in love with our heroine! Being a 6? hundred year old vamp, he has done some terrible things and thinks he's not worth our heroine, at the start he tries to push her away but one thing our heroin has is courage and an unyielding determination. To bad for him. Great for us!!! I love the whole series. I lvoe it to death! Together they tried to work things out. They have some problems on the way...hence the other 4 books that followed, but the more difficult the problems were, the deeper they fell for each other. SO yeah! Lol, TOTALLY RECOMMENDED! I hope this series NEVER ENDS!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rhonda

    Sarah Dearly is back for her fifth and final adventure in Tall, Dark & Fangsome. Still battling with the nightwalker curse that was bestowed upon her in Stakes & Stilettos, Sarah is playing "servant" to one of her worst enemies, Gideon Chase. Gideon is a vampire hunter, but for the last several years he has been under the torture of hellfire. He thinks Sarah is his solution and that if she turns him into a vampire, he will conquer said hellfire and be immortal and whole again. In order to get Sa Sarah Dearly is back for her fifth and final adventure in Tall, Dark & Fangsome. Still battling with the nightwalker curse that was bestowed upon her in Stakes & Stilettos, Sarah is playing "servant" to one of her worst enemies, Gideon Chase. Gideon is a vampire hunter, but for the last several years he has been under the torture of hellfire. He thinks Sarah is his solution and that if she turns him into a vampire, he will conquer said hellfire and be immortal and whole again. In order to get Sarah to follow through with his plan, Gideon is now blackmailing her, threatening to kill Thierry, her loving boyfriend which means saying goodbye to him. It's a good thing the Red Devil from the previous novel is still hanging around town. It seems like he may come in handy once again... especially when Sarah realizes she may have figured out his secret identity. Once again, I found myself fully absorbed into the words of Michelle Rowen. Her Immortality Bites series has been so much fun to follow from start to finish and I'm sad to see that it has come to an end. The storyline of this particular novel had plot twists that left me guessing about what was to come next and who was up to no good, and I truly enjoyed the suspense. Since this is the final book in the series, I had to think back and wonder about whether the book had wrapped up everything I wanted to know about nicely in the end, and the answer was, yes. I'm disappointed that there won't be more to come, as I'd like to see where all of the remaining characters go from here, but I like how Rowen tied up all of the loose ends in the final chapters of the series. I give her major kudos for that as I hate being left to guess at what might happen in the future for the characters! Now that this series has ended I will be awaiting Rowen's new series to see what she has in store for us with a whole new cast of characters. Highly Recommended! Contains: Mild Sexual Situations Review also posted at MonsterLibrarian.com I also did an interview with Michelle Rowen that can also be found at MonsterLibrarian.com

  8. 5 out of 5

    Leslie (That Chick That Reads)

    The first time I got to read Michelle’s first book for this series, I was completely and utterly smitten with the way she wrote, her characters and overall everything! I cannot fully explain in depth how in love I am with this series! This is the last book in the immortality bites series, which I was very sad indeed to see it end. This book starts off where it ended in book 4, with Thierry and Sarah broken up, G. Chase still seeking Sarah to sire him, among other things like Sarah’s nightwalker The first time I got to read Michelle’s first book for this series, I was completely and utterly smitten with the way she wrote, her characters and overall everything! I cannot fully explain in depth how in love I am with this series! This is the last book in the immortality bites series, which I was very sad indeed to see it end. This book starts off where it ended in book 4, with Thierry and Sarah broken up, G. Chase still seeking Sarah to sire him, among other things like Sarah’s nightwalker curse. My favorite part of the series overall is just the voice she gives Sarah. You could see her transform from this girl who is just materialistic to one who completely and helplessly tries to see the good in people rather than the bad. Sarah’s character is strong, beautiful and an abs romantic. Her relationship with her friends, family and even Thierry is just what makes her have those qualities about her. Amy, her best friend, is just like someone I knew back in high school. The way she writes the dialogue for every single character is just so different. I can clearly hear each and every characters voice through those words! Thierry, oh Mr. Hot Sexy Fangsome love interest. He’s everything a girl could wish for, strong, secretive and extremely good looking and protective. Their relationship is just pure awesome! I started reading this like Richelle Mead’s Georgina Kincaid’s character from her Succubus series, at five pages a day but I just had to know what was going to happen to everyone! I’m sad to see the series go, but the way Michelle ended it was filled with closure and left me very satisfied. With that being said, I give this book 4.5 out of 5 paws.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    I received Tall, Dark & Fangsome almost a year ago. Since this is the 5th book in Michelle Rowen's Immortality Bites series, I wanted to read the first four books before I started to read this one. Yeah, that didn't happen. Even though I didn't read the first four books, I wasn't lost as I read this book. I really liked that Michelle Rowen gives you "The Basics," telling you everything that happened before, and as you keep reading, you get a glimpse of what happened before. I really enjoyed readi I received Tall, Dark & Fangsome almost a year ago. Since this is the 5th book in Michelle Rowen's Immortality Bites series, I wanted to read the first four books before I started to read this one. Yeah, that didn't happen. Even though I didn't read the first four books, I wasn't lost as I read this book. I really liked that Michelle Rowen gives you "The Basics," telling you everything that happened before, and as you keep reading, you get a glimpse of what happened before. I really enjoyed reading Sarah Dearly's final story. Sarah is a vampire who was cursed by a witch to become a nightwalker. She wears a necklace to help her not go crazy and drink anyone's blood, vampire or human. She is getting blackmailed by Gideon, the head of the vampire hunters. He wants her to turn him into a vampire because he's been touched by hellfire from killing a vampire. She had to break up with her master vampire Thierry or get all her loved ones killed. Sarah is very sarcastic which I love! Sarah is such a great character, she knows what she wants (most of the time) and is willing to do whatever she can to get it. She needs to figure out a way to be able to get rid of her curse and deal with Gideon so she could go back with Thierry and finally be happy. I will definitely be getting her previous books to get more details on her story, even though I know what happened.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Tall, Dark & Fangsome, the final installment in the Immortality Bites series featuring Sarah Dearly, is another slam-dunk effort for Michelle Rowen. TD & F picks up immediately after the cliff-hanger ending in Stakes & Stilettos. Sarah, still left dealing with her nightwalker problem, must find a way to outsmart her blackmailer and hide her forbidden relationship with Thierry. Throughout the story, the characters remain true to their established personalities. Part of the charm of this series has Tall, Dark & Fangsome, the final installment in the Immortality Bites series featuring Sarah Dearly, is another slam-dunk effort for Michelle Rowen. TD & F picks up immediately after the cliff-hanger ending in Stakes & Stilettos. Sarah, still left dealing with her nightwalker problem, must find a way to outsmart her blackmailer and hide her forbidden relationship with Thierry. Throughout the story, the characters remain true to their established personalities. Part of the charm of this series has been the perfect love and devotion that develops between Sarah and Thierry. It’s wonderful to read a story where you know the characters are truly in love, if only the evil minions of the world would leave them alone! Old favorite characters from early in the series return, and readers are presented with a new creeptastic character to add mayhem in Sarah’s life. This final book, as with the entire series, continues to display a blend of sassy chick-lit fun and paranormal adventure. It is light fun, but there are twists and unexpected turns to keep readers on their toes. If you have enjoyed the series so far, the ending should not disappoint. I’m very satisfied with the final result. Recommended for fans of MaryJanice Davidson’s Undead series and Katie MacAlister’s style.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ria Turk

    First off I would like to mention that I have not read the other books in the series, so I was coming to this book with no previous knowledge of the characters. That said, I absolutely loved the book, and plan to get the earlier books in the series to see how they ended up where they did in the beginning of this book. The story is witty and engaging and all the characters are wonderful, especially Sarah and Thierry. I even have a soft spot for grumpy Barry! It did not take long for me to feel li First off I would like to mention that I have not read the other books in the series, so I was coming to this book with no previous knowledge of the characters. That said, I absolutely loved the book, and plan to get the earlier books in the series to see how they ended up where they did in the beginning of this book. The story is witty and engaging and all the characters are wonderful, especially Sarah and Thierry. I even have a soft spot for grumpy Barry! It did not take long for me to feel like I knew the characters, and I always left the book wishing I could read just a little bit more. At one point, I was reading in class instead of listening to my science teacher! I really liked how it ended, and that this book is the final for the series. While it will be sad not to see any more of these characters (after I finish the books I haven't read yet), I am grateful that Michelle Rowan did finish it, as many authors tend to drag series out, causing you to, in the end, be fed up with that series. I will definetly be reading the first 5 books in the series, and fully intend to continue reading books by Michelle Rowan. I definetly think this book is a must read for all vampire romance fans.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Bobbie Crawford

    Tall, Dark & Fangsome Immortality Bites, Book #5 Written by: Michelle Rowen Published by: Forever Date: September 2009 Pages: 352 Format: Mass Market Paperback ISBN: 978-0446505857 (Available NOW!) Tall, Dark & Fangsome is something else; in a good way of course! Set in Toronto, Ontario this story has the appearance of a contemporary romance novel…until you start reading. I haven’t read books 1-4, but this final volume in the Immortality Bites series, is a winner in my books! There are so many colourful, Tall, Dark & Fangsome Immortality Bites, Book #5 Written by: Michelle Rowen Published by: Forever Date: September 2009 Pages: 352 Format: Mass Market Paperback ISBN: 978-0446505857 (Available NOW!) Tall, Dark & Fangsome is something else; in a good way of course! Set in Toronto, Ontario this story has the appearance of a contemporary romance novel…until you start reading. I haven’t read books 1-4, but this final volume in the Immortality Bites series, is a winner in my books! There are so many colourful, well-developed characters in this story that it was hard to choose a favourite. With a fast-paced, action-filled plot the reader is going to have a really hard time putting the book down. There is a wealth of romance in this story even though there isn’t any graphic sexual content; there are some super-HOT, romantic moments that... * Please click through to read the full review: http://bookreviewsbybobbie.wordpress....

  13. 4 out of 5

    Catherine curtis

    Well this book was awesome, I love Michelle rowen books I have to read her other series from this book. I love sarah she so beautiful and at the same time dangerous bc of her nightwalker. Theirry is hot and so sweet to Sarah because he loves her and at the same time he still have a wife. But he want to be w Sarah. Gedon was in this book the bad guy, but Sarah see that he has a good side. I love how Michelle made this story w the vampire and hunter hating watch other, Sarah has a heart for Gedon Well this book was awesome, I love Michelle rowen books I have to read her other series from this book. I love sarah she so beautiful and at the same time dangerous bc of her nightwalker. Theirry is hot and so sweet to Sarah because he loves her and at the same time he still have a wife. But he want to be w Sarah. Gedon was in this book the bad guy, but Sarah see that he has a good side. I love how Michelle made this story w the vampire and hunter hating watch other, Sarah has a heart for Gedon who want to be a vampire and get rid of his hellfire curse he got, and he was the leader of the vampire hunter group and killed vampire and he don't feel guilt doing it. Sarah see that he can change when she change him in to vampire, see the light I should say. This book was awesome book it had great humor in it and at the same time there action and draw u in to each page. I was so glad I read this book bc I'm hooked now and I already got rest of her books. Can't wait to read the other ones.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jan

    Tall, Dark & Fangsome made my all night page turner list. I’d been trying to savor the book, only reading a few chapters a night to make it last. But last night when I was in the middle of the book I just couldn’t put it down; and did an 8 hour marathon read to finish it. Poor Sarah blocked, or should I say staked, at every turn to try and rid herself of her nightwalker curse by Gideon Chase. The desperate, manipulative, and now dieing vampire hunter is hell bent on having Sarah sire him. In the Tall, Dark & Fangsome made my all night page turner list. I’d been trying to savor the book, only reading a few chapters a night to make it last. But last night when I was in the middle of the book I just couldn’t put it down; and did an 8 hour marathon read to finish it. Poor Sarah blocked, or should I say staked, at every turn to try and rid herself of her nightwalker curse by Gideon Chase. The desperate, manipulative, and now dieing vampire hunter is hell bent on having Sarah sire him. In the end he gets what he wants, and more to his dismay. But alls well with the world of Sarah and Thierry for as with all romance novels they get their HEA. A very good series even if it is romance without sex scenes.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rosa

    A fitting ending to a hilarious series! In "Tall, dark & fangsome" we accompany vampire Sarah Dearly as she tackles her non-stop and ever increasing problems. There are moments that are sad, moments when you just want to cry... Then there are moments when you laugh uncontrollably at a bus stop full of people... TRUST me, I know from experience. The weird looks they give just make you want to hide in hole somewhere... Anyway, back on topic :) Basically this a quick and easy book to read that's en A fitting ending to a hilarious series! In "Tall, dark & fangsome" we accompany vampire Sarah Dearly as she tackles her non-stop and ever increasing problems. There are moments that are sad, moments when you just want to cry... Then there are moments when you laugh uncontrollably at a bus stop full of people... TRUST me, I know from experience. The weird looks they give just make you want to hide in hole somewhere... Anyway, back on topic :) Basically this a quick and easy book to read that's entertaining and not completely dead serious all the time, pun not intended, well maybe it is... :D Heheehehe Anyway, enough said: just read the series!!!!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth D.

    Michelle Rowen saved the best for last in her "Immortality Bites" series. This was a riveting story and made it hard to put the book down. Sarah is still cursed to be a "Nightwalker" and is being blackmailed into turning Gideon Chase into a vampire despite the fact that his family have been the leaders of the hunters for generations. With the witch who cursed her deader than dead, Sarah is running out of options for getting rid of this curse that gives her an uncontrollable bloodlust, a serious Michelle Rowen saved the best for last in her "Immortality Bites" series. This was a riveting story and made it hard to put the book down. Sarah is still cursed to be a "Nightwalker" and is being blackmailed into turning Gideon Chase into a vampire despite the fact that his family have been the leaders of the hunters for generations. With the witch who cursed her deader than dead, Sarah is running out of options for getting rid of this curse that gives her an uncontrollable bloodlust, a serious allergy to the sun and a dark side that loves to come out and play. Great finish to this series. There are three mystery novels that follow this series and they are a lot of fun. I actually read them first so going back to read the first 5 novels was me doing a bit of housekeeping. If you liked this series I highly recommend them.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jassicca

    When you were so sure about how it would end only to find out that you were entirely wrong, that was so damn satisfying. Hence, praise the author for making an excellent conclusion! As per the author, this is the final book, but three more books are available in this series? If it's a spin-off, I'm not sure why the librarians still included it in the series, duplicating it to 'Immortality Bites Mystery Series'. As usual, I refused to read the synopsis, so I have no idea. I hope Barkley would be When you were so sure about how it would end only to find out that you were entirely wrong, that was so damn satisfying. Hence, praise the author for making an excellent conclusion! As per the author, this is the final book, but three more books are available in this series? If it's a spin-off, I'm not sure why the librarians still included it in the series, duplicating it to 'Immortality Bites Mystery Series'. As usual, I refused to read the synopsis, so I have no idea. I hope Barkley would be there as he's the only one that's without a proper closure.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lizy

    So I've literally had this book sitting on my bokkshelf for years and I don't know why I never got to it. It was a rally good, upbest story, and although you can definitely tell it's book #5, I never felt lost anywhere. It does have all the spoilers from the last 4 books (at least, I think) so I'm kinda bummed I don't need to go back and read the first four books. I have nothing to complain about for this one. So I've literally had this book sitting on my bokkshelf for years and I don't know why I never got to it. It was a rally good, upbest story, and although you can definitely tell it's book #5, I never felt lost anywhere. It does have all the spoilers from the last 4 books (at least, I think) so I'm kinda bummed I don't need to go back and read the first four books. I have nothing to complain about for this one.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Shaki

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Very clichè and predictable Until it came to the part in the cemetery with the demon— did not see that coming But the rest is still very clichè I honestly wanted to hit Sarah for how ignorant she was

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kirsty

    Tall, Dark and Fangsome was a nice wrap up to the series, it tied up a lot of loose ends but left the story of Sarah and Thierry open for more.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    This $2 clearance book was much more fun than the last one. 2.5 stars.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sophie

    I love this thread! I am always so worried about spoiling the book that my reviews are usually just a few sentences and basically pointless

  23. 5 out of 5

    Elevate Difference

    Vampires are a dime a dozen these days. Everywhere you turn, there’s a new one ready to take your blood to prolong his un-life. Soon, there are going to be more vamps than humans, and then where will we be? (Read I Am Legend by Richard Matheson for the answer.) Between Twilight, True Blood, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, no human will be left unbitten, except that none of these vampires actually attack humans. Tall, Dark and Fangsome adds nothing new to the decade old discussion of vampires. As we Vampires are a dime a dozen these days. Everywhere you turn, there’s a new one ready to take your blood to prolong his un-life. Soon, there are going to be more vamps than humans, and then where will we be? (Read I Am Legend by Richard Matheson for the answer.) Between Twilight, True Blood, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, no human will be left unbitten, except that none of these vampires actually attack humans. Tall, Dark and Fangsome adds nothing new to the decade old discussion of vampires. As we learn from Sarah Dearly, the unlikely protagonist, she is an Anne Rice-style vampire who likes dark makeup, blood in shot glasses at bars, emo, and brooding. Even Thierry de Bennicoeur, her ancient true love, is a standard vampire. Tall, Dark and Fangsome is the fifth in the Immortality Bites series. Through the events of the first four novels in the series, Sarah has been given a nightwalker curse. This curse turns a standard vampire into the Nosferatu, the kind of vampire that (gasp) drinks blood from humans and enjoys it, because everyone knows that if you are forced to drink blood from a real, live human, you can’t enjoy it. Luckily for Sarah, her boyfriend has a convenient gold necklace that will stop the curse. She hates it because it’s so ugly, but without it, she’s likely to eat the first person she sees. The main plot of this novel follows Sarah’s attempts to deal with Gideon Chase, a playboy billionaire cum vampire hunter who needs Sarah’s super-strong blood to remove his hellfire scars. In return for making him a vampire, he will give her the information she needs to free her from her ugly jewelry. Add in a Red Devil bodyguard, a vampire bodyguard with a penchant for standing in the shadows, a few meddling friends, and a teenage wizard with a love for death metal, and you have the plot of this novel, as well as anything vampire related in the last fifteen years. (Except Twilight, which doesn’t count since Edward isn’t a vampire; he’s a moody teenager.) None of this would matter if the book was good, which it is not. It isn’t the worst novel ever written, but with no original ideas, the construction of the novel has to be perfect to carry it. This is far from it. The fantasy in Tall, Dark and Fangsome doesn’t equal a whole new world; there are just a few slight changes that don’t seem to affect anything. There are vampires everywhere, but everything looks exactly the same, except for the ability to order blood at bars. It’s lazy writing with little payoff. I would love to call a moratorium on vampire books until someone has something new to contribute beyond "(s)he doesn’t want to be a vampire." If not, we’ll keep getting books like this; not bad, but filler in an already too full canon. Review by Taylor Rhodes

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sunshine Rainbows

    I'm surprised this book is being marketed as adult rather than YA. It's superficial, cliched and contains the flowery nonsense that usually litters the YA vampire genre. Honestly, this is the first book I've read in the series but I tend to read books out of order anyway, and using my previous experiences with reading sequels and final books first, I can confidently say that this book was extremely lacking. My curiosity did not demand that I rush to read the previous books to learn of the his I'm surprised this book is being marketed as adult rather than YA. It's superficial, cliched and contains the flowery nonsense that usually litters the YA vampire genre. Honestly, this is the first book I've read in the series but I tend to read books out of order anyway, and using my previous experiences with reading sequels and final books first, I can confidently say that this book was extremely lacking. My curiosity did not demand that I rush to read the previous books to learn of the histories of the characters and their stories, I was not immediately drawn into the story as finales typically force me, and it did not take a tremendous amount of insight to understand this new world. Writing : yawn. It was too slow, too dragging for a series finale and especially so for a new reader. I found it to be choppy at times, although that may have just been Sarah's personality. Another thing I noticed was that the author attempts to be effortlessly funny or at least slightly amusing throughout the novel and only succeeds with the dialogue. Characters : Sarah-the protagonist-is stupid. Her nightwalker, however, had some wits and a steady grip on reality, which for the supposed evil half of Sarah is saying a lot. I detested Amy and her 'bubbly', overbearing personality. She was just a burden. The love interest, Thierry, is so undeniably captivating that I had to flip back through the book to remember his name. Yeah, that forgettable. Gideon was perhaps the most interesting of the lot. He was an enigma and a string left loose: I don't know why he became a vampire-hunter, I don't understand or know the motivations behind why he kills, and I really don't know what he expected to do with his new power. Story/Plot : Unlike other books I've read out of order, I felt no suspense with this book. There was no real build-up to the climax other than the obvious events that Ms Rowen threw in, no sense of foreboding or the 'calm before the storm' feeling. It was rushed and flaky. And I'd hardly call the show-down at the end climactic. Far, far too easy. The bottom line is that the only thing I took away from this book are a couple of chuckles that were induced by some of the dialogue. Other than that there was no message or questions to be taken away (unless you are not already acquainted with the yin-yang. If that's the case, I still implore you Not to read this book and instead save a few hours by taking a quick Google search.) Don't be tempted by the cover folks (UK version), there's a reason it's been made to be appealing.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nely

    Tall, Dark & Fangsome is the final installment in the Immortality Bites series featuring Sarah Dearly. The story starts up immediately after the cliff-hanger ending in Stakes & Stilettos. Sarah, is still dealing with her nightwalker problem, she is still being blackmailed and has had to keep her relationship with Thierry on the downlow, or else he will be doomed to eternal hellfire, and her friends are still trying to hook her up (don't they remember this all got started with a blind date gone w Tall, Dark & Fangsome is the final installment in the Immortality Bites series featuring Sarah Dearly. The story starts up immediately after the cliff-hanger ending in Stakes & Stilettos. Sarah, is still dealing with her nightwalker problem, she is still being blackmailed and has had to keep her relationship with Thierry on the downlow, or else he will be doomed to eternal hellfire, and her friends are still trying to hook her up (don't they remember this all got started with a blind date gone wrong-geesh). I want to make it known that I have not read any of the other books in the series, so I was coming to this book with no previous knowledge of the characters. With that said, I absolutely loved this book! Of course, now I need to get my hands on the earlier books in the series just to see how it all started and how we got to where we are in the beginning of Tall, Dark & Fangsome. The characters in these stories are so colorful and full of life (or lack thereof), they are so likeable that it really is hard to pick favorites. Sarah Dearly is the coolest heroine ever. She is witty, clever and quite funny. Thierry is the hot, tortured, older (and by older I mean, older by several hundred years) vampire boyfriend. With danger lurking in every corner, Sarah’s nightwalker issues, and some twists I didn’t see coming, this book is definitely not all B-positive cocktails. This is a delightful series and a must-read for lovers of the paranormal romance genre.

  26. 5 out of 5

    drey

    Tall, Dark and Fangsome is a book I jumped at when it was offered, mostly because I'd seen Michelle Rowen's Stakes and Stilettos floating 'round the blogs earlier this year... I mean, how do you not want to read a book called Stakes and Stilettos? Especially if you like shoes... And vampire books... *grin* I liked Sarah. She's funny. Compassionate. Did I mention funny? But how oh how could she have feelings for Gideon?? I mean, the dude's a nutjob. Gideon aside, there were a few other things that Tall, Dark and Fangsome is a book I jumped at when it was offered, mostly because I'd seen Michelle Rowen's Stakes and Stilettos floating 'round the blogs earlier this year... I mean, how do you not want to read a book called Stakes and Stilettos? Especially if you like shoes... And vampire books... *grin* I liked Sarah. She's funny. Compassionate. Did I mention funny? But how oh how could she have feelings for Gideon?? I mean, the dude's a nutjob. Gideon aside, there were a few other things that put this firmly on the border of "ok" and "like" for me, instead of firmly in the "like" category. Like the Red Devil. Wait till you find out who it is. Like that wasn't a bat-signal in the sky (sorry, the Mr. is playing Batman: Arkham Asylum right now--really cool graphics, but that's so beside the point here...). So, where was I? Oh yeah. Beside the Red Devil, there was the teenage dude aka The Darkness, who was supposed to eradicate Sarah's nightwalker curse. And the vamp who is Sarah's ex-boyfriend's wife--which makes (er, made?) Sarah the other woman. In a nutshell, a cast of characters who are either a little ridiculous, or make Sarah seem to need a therapist's couch. The story itself is entertaining, if you can get over (or don't have) my hang-ups. It's light enough to read in one sitting, and what better thing to do indoors, now that the weather's way colder (we had frost last night. FROST.), other than read? Give it a try yourself & let me know what you think.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Don't get me wrong I love the Sarah Dearly story but I just did not think that this book was that great. There were several things that I could not wrap my mind around in this book. First of all, why and how could Sarah have feelings for Gideon Chase? Secondly, what the hell is seriously up with Veronique. I understand that she is supposed to be this selfish person, but yet she's extremely nice to Sarah. She also doublecrosses them and joins forces with Gideon, but they "understand" because she Don't get me wrong I love the Sarah Dearly story but I just did not think that this book was that great. There were several things that I could not wrap my mind around in this book. First of all, why and how could Sarah have feelings for Gideon Chase? Secondly, what the hell is seriously up with Veronique. I understand that she is supposed to be this selfish person, but yet she's extremely nice to Sarah. She also doublecrosses them and joins forces with Gideon, but they "understand" because she is "selfish" Really now? Being selfish nearly cost Amy her life but no one cared!!! It also seemed too much of a cop out that Rowen resolved the issue of Sarah's curse (to be a nightwalker) by just having a demon simply pass over the curse and all Sarah's powers to Gideon. Hello!!! too simple, there were no sacrifices (except for Sarah's strength). Also, it really came out of left corner, how Veronique just decided to give Thierry the annulment because she finally understood how much he loved Sarah even though she knew of all the things they had gone through together, how Sarah was the only reason Thierry decided no to commit suicide. I just felt that the issue being dealt with in the book was really complicated and because of it the other issues were not given enough development.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ellz Readz

    My thoughts...This is the fifth and final book, so if you are new to the Immortality Series, I recommend you start with book 1, Bitten and Smitten. This last installment did a great job of wrapping up the series. The ending was very satisfying and I wasn't left hanging. Picking up from the previous book, Sarah is dealing with the fact that she is a Nightwalker. This means horrible blood lust, sun allergy, super vamp strength and a wild side. She is really tested in this book as she has to learn My thoughts...This is the fifth and final book, so if you are new to the Immortality Series, I recommend you start with book 1, Bitten and Smitten. This last installment did a great job of wrapping up the series. The ending was very satisfying and I wasn't left hanging. Picking up from the previous book, Sarah is dealing with the fact that she is a Nightwalker. This means horrible blood lust, sun allergy, super vamp strength and a wild side. She is really tested in this book as she has to learn to control her evil side without destroying her friends. We do get to see some favorites again such as Quinn, George, Amy and even a new character called The Darkness. Like the other books in the series, this one a fast-paced, easy read. Rowen stays true to her writing style with witty characters, exciting twists and unexpected turns. It was hard to put down. I could have used more Theirry, but he was the mysterious man as usual. Although we do see a slightly different side of him, a bit more vulnerable. I was slightly frustrated by one relationship, I felt random and a bit forced, but I do not want to give away any spoilers. Overall it was a great read, I would recommend the whole series to an fan of vampire lit.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Blodeuedd Finland

    I found that this was the last one, oh that is what I get for starting a series at book 4 ;) and then reading book 5. But at least I can go back and read the first one. Where to start then. Our dear heroine Sarah is in trouble. In this book she has a dark side and a light side. The dark side is clearly an idiot so that is not the side to root for. As she has been cursed to be a bloodthirsty monster by a witch. I actually liked the bad side in a way too, it was a good bad side. And her true self i I found that this was the last one, oh that is what I get for starting a series at book 4 ;) and then reading book 5. But at least I can go back and read the first one. Where to start then. Our dear heroine Sarah is in trouble. In this book she has a dark side and a light side. The dark side is clearly an idiot so that is not the side to root for. As she has been cursed to be a bloodthirsty monster by a witch. I actually liked the bad side in a way too, it was a good bad side. And her true self is sad cos the evil guy made her break up with Thierry. Brooding ancient Thierry who is all hot..and well brooding. As for the evil guy he is around quite a lot, Gideon, vampire hunter, ass and plagued by hell fire (he deserves it). But he is a charming snake and that makes it hard to hate him. The action in this is all about Sarah being blackmailed by Gideon. Trying to survive with her curse, missing Thierry and happy banter with friends. Because the book is light and that is why I like it. Light paranormal works so well for me. I read them fast and they are relaxing for my brain. Light with a happy ending. All is well that ends well. Candy for the brain.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Alexa Desocio

    A satisfying end to the "Immortality Bites" Series. The final installment in the series was nothing to shout about...it wasn't the best one, but it also wasn't the worst. It was very much a continuation of the fourth book, and I sometimes has trouble remembering if something happened at the beginning of this book or the end of the fourth one. The end was kind of anti-climactic...the conflict was sort of just resolved with a snap of the finger...nothing extremely exciting in my opinion. However, A satisfying end to the "Immortality Bites" Series. The final installment in the series was nothing to shout about...it wasn't the best one, but it also wasn't the worst. It was very much a continuation of the fourth book, and I sometimes has trouble remembering if something happened at the beginning of this book or the end of the fourth one. The end was kind of anti-climactic...the conflict was sort of just resolved with a snap of the finger...nothing extremely exciting in my opinion. However, the very last chapter wrapped things up very nicely and sufficiently tied off any loose ends. While I wasn't overly thrilled with this book, the mere fact that this was the last in the series made it more enjoyable and easier to get through. As much as i loved this series, I am kind of glad to see it end...i'm ready to move on to something else!

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