Feb 27, Renee Rearden rated it liked it. They are so much fun. I'm not a label hungry fashionista, but I can appreciate the humor behind Lil Marchette's character being so inclined.
She's a year-old vampire and holding that's part niave, part hopeless romantic, and part entrepreneur Lil not hearing from Ty, her hunky bounty hunter, is a serious bummer, but she doesn't have time to sit by the phone waiting on him. She has a business to build. When she gets a telepathic message from Ty and realizes he's been kidnapped, Lil finds herself in plenty of trouble when she tries to find Ty. Though I was a little disappointed with the ending of Your Coffin or Mine?
May 27, Jini rated it really liked it. Okay, I finally figured out what it is about these books that was bothering me. Whatever it says on the back cover, that's NOT what the book is about. This one says that Lil spends the book searching for Ty referred to Tag at one point; more sloppy editing and trying to drum up business by going on a local Bachelor-type tv show. What she actually does is spend most of the book on her brother's wedding and avoiding the hunt. She doesn't actually go looking for Ty, she waits f Okay, I finally figured out what it is about these books that was bothering me.
She doesn't actually go looking for Ty, she waits for updates from the guy who's looking for him. Still, these books are a fun read, and the fourth one is out, so I'm probably going to search that one out, too. Aug 30, Tanya rated it liked it Shelves: It's been a long time since I read an adult paranormal and it will probably be awhile until I read another. I used to eat these right up, but maybe I have a different standard now? For some reason YA books seem to be much more well written and they entertain me more.
Kimberly Raye Goodreads Author. She doesn't do anything in a simple way. See all 6 answers from Kimberly Raye…. Keep buying more books when you have books you haven't read? Series I highly recommend you grab a copy immediately and lose yourself in the crazy fun world that Ms.
Back to the book-it's part 3 of a series that I started awhile back. If you like chick lit and paranormals it is a decent read. Lil is not a terrible protagonist, just a little too into designer clothes I could care less. I guess It's been a long time since I read an adult paranormal and it will probably be awhile until I read another. I guess it's just not really my thing anymore. Dec 06, Erin rated it really liked it Shelves: Again, just hilarious, fun reading! This one was exciting, too, because her favorite bounty hunter is in danger, and she has to save him.
She could only do so much, though. Sometimes she had to wait, and while she was waiting, she talked about her clothes. By the way, I'm not much on fashion, but I would wade through all of the shoe-talk again for this book! Sep 28, Diana rated it liked it Shelves: When Lil receives a psychic call for help from Ty, who has been incommunicado for months, she has to find him. At the same time, she is a contestant on a Manhattan dating show. I kind of raced through it, skimming for the important information. I just couldn't really get into it. Lil's lack of responsibility and common sense started out slightly charming but has grown to be very annoying.
Jan 19, Sarah rated it did not like it. I quit reading this book around page 50 because it was just plain stupid. I don't know how I got through the previous books in this series, but there was nothing funny or even remotely witty about Lil's character. The inner monologue was super-girly fluff, and it was bad in comparison to Davidson's Undead series, which is much more enjoyable.
I will not be reading any more books from Kimberly Raye. Apr 14, Andrea rated it liked it Shelves: Well, I will say that I'm flying trough these books so they are quick easy and fun reads! However, it seems all the action in them takes place in the last chapters. The rest is just kind of ditziness. In this book, the sexy bounty hunter vamp who Lil lusts after us kidnapped. But does se devote her full efforts to save him?
Plus, there is the sexy vamp police Chief and sexy vamp demon May 15, Mem rated it really liked it Shelves: Lil Marchette is a born vampire. She is one busy woman, Dead End Dating is her business. Her mother is driving her crazy be either setting her up with born vampires, or trying to put a stop to her brother's marriage to a mortal woman.
She has unusual clients for her dating service and ends up competing on a bachelor publicity show. All the while she is trying to figure out what has happened to Ty Bonner, the made vampire from Dead and Dateless, book 2. Apr 24, Laura rated it really liked it. It was a nice book, same as the other ones in the series, I was expecting some more Ty moments, but all in all, it was quite entertaining.
A bit disappointing at the end, but I have high expectations that there's an unexpected-yet-hoped-for-twist in the book that makes everything ok, everybody happy, including Jack, his mother less bitchy, etc. Mar 05, Tiffiane rated it it was amazing Shelves: In my review of book 2, I mentioned that Ty's behavior at the end sucked and I hope he redeemed himself in a later book.
Yep, circumstances were definitely redeemed. His behavior was fully explained in this one and it makes a lot more sense now!! I am so totally loving this series! It's fun, light and a great laugh! Can't wait to start the next one! Apr 03, Andrea rated it liked it. This was the third book in the Dead End Dating Series. I enjoyed this book as much as the first. Unlike the second book in the series, I actually had no clue as to what would happen in the end I kinda guessed who the villain was in the second book.
I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Jul 03, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: I enjoyed this more than the second. And I'm not sure how I feel about Remy because he seems like he has a lot of potential, but he's not Ty Oct 29, Krystal rated it liked it Shelves: I realized I wrote my review on the wrong book This book was about a born vampire who owns a dating agency.
I liked the characters, the story has some interesting twists, and I'll read the next one, though doubt I'll read the ones that came before. Jan 24, Anna rated it it was amazing. Lol i laughed my ass off, i love a good comedy to relieve some of lifes stresses and this book helps it has action, sexual tension, screw ups, and all in all funny plus who can help but not to love lil And head over heels in love but wont admit it Sep 03, Missyb rated it liked it. Ty has disappeared, and Lil's been chosen to be on a dating show. Lil finds Ty, and he leaves again.
Plenty of humor, and I like the new characters and hopefully there'll be more Ash. Nov 28, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: There was a strange contrast between the very fluffy Dating service focus, then the dark stuff that was happening with Ty. But I'll keep reading these, overall this one was pretty good. Feb 06, Kimcess rated it liked it. So far, this series is just ok. It's light, fluffy and has it's funny moments.
Although at this point, I don't think this will ever be something that I add to my "gotta re-read it someday" list. Maybe my opinion will change with the last last two books in the series Feb 13, Cmkage rated it it was amazing Shelves: I laughed out loud several times. I really like how this series aims to be silly and entertaining, but it's also kind of romantic and there are times you can't help but go awwww.
Then in the next moment you're back to grinning like a goof because Lil is just so ridiculous. Sep 12, Ana rated it really liked it. Another amazing novel in this series. The creativity continues to surprise in a very good way and the characters are so much fun reading about. We also got to finally see Lil kick some serious ass to save Ty. I can't wait for more. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I've always been an incurable romantic. While I enjoy reading all types of fiction, my favorites, the books that touch my soul, are romance novels. From sexy to thrilling, sweet to humorous, I like them all.
But what I really love is writing romance--the hotter the better! I started my first novel back in high school and have been writing ever since. To date, I've published over thirty novels, one I've always been an incurable romantic.
I have also been nominated by Romantic Times magazine for several Reviewer's Choice awards, as well as a career achievement award. Martin's Press and Warner Books. Born and bred in the Lone Start State, I still live deep in the heart with my real-life hero, Curt, and our young children. Like any over-worked, under-appreciated wife and mother, I have very little free time. Lists with This Book. Jun 05, Sh3lly grumpybookgrrrl. Who am I trying to fool?
Why would I even try this? But, one thing that did put me off was we are dealing with a year old vampire who acts like she is an immature 19 not trying to offend 19 year olds. What is up with authors writing old vampires and not having them talk and act like they were born in another time?
At least that is one thing Anne Rice got right. I'm a single, hot, happening vam Who am I trying to fool? I'm a single, hot, happening vampire with a flair for accessorizing, a handful of super-sweet friends-- literally-- and a very expensive therapist. I can't suspend belief. I can't buy that a vampire would act like this. But those worked much better because Betsy was a NEW vampire.
So her staying vain, shallow, selfish, and ditzy made more sense. Anyway, I think I've finally learned my lesson. But I'm sure this would be a fun cute read for a lot of people. View all 3 comments. I was a bit reluctant to start on this endeavor, for the back cover description sounded a bit too cutesy for me. Also, I enjoy male vampires with female humans as the main characters, but I of course was curious about this one and am as addicted to series as vamps are to the red stuff. Pleasantly, this book was very different, focusing basically only on vamp-vamp relations, involving humans to a lesser degree, and injected so many unusual and new twists to vampirism that it was almost like readi I was a bit reluctant to start on this endeavor, for the back cover description sounded a bit too cutesy for me.
Pleasantly, this book was very different, focusing basically only on vamp-vamp relations, involving humans to a lesser degree, and injected so many unusual and new twists to vampirism that it was almost like reading about a new race entirely. Vampires are matched based on this orgasm rate for female, and fertility rating for the male.
There are born vamps, and made vamps. Both groups are snobby toward each other and rarely interact. I have seen comparisons in other reviews between this one and Mary Janice Davidsons' Undead series, but I digress. The protagonist does share the same fashion obsession, although not necessarily Betsie's die-hard shoe fetish, but she is no way over the top annoying.
Her situation is completely different, goals endlessly varied, and all interacting characters from another world outside the 'undead' one. In other words, if you don't enjoy that series, you can still enjoy this one for they're not the same. Liz is a bit irrational at times, but she's a fun gal to follow. She has a pleasant heart and an interesting outlook in the vamp world on love, romance, the whole nine yards.
Dead End Dating has ratings and reviews. Sh3lly (grumpybookgrrrl. com) said: Who am I trying to fool? Why would I even try this? I got to 2% a. Dead End Dating (Dead End Dating #1), Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, #2), Your Coffin or Mine? (Dead End Dating #3), The Mammoth Book of.
Her mother is constantly trying to set her up, which makes for truly funny moments. Her father is in constant battle with the neighbor werewolf, which also proves amusing. She's surrounded by three brothers whom her parents have different standards for. It's almost like there is analogy for this in the book as with how women are rated that matches the human every-day life reality stuff. Ty does sound hot, although I'm not sure on the sugar endearment, and I was disappointed things didn't progress a bit more with this installment.
Hopefully the second, please? He did irritate me with his comments on her softness, however, as he made fun of and looked down on her a bit too much sometimes. If you're in the market for intense vampires, steer far away. There's no dark and ghastly here, even in terms of other vamps. It's all very light, fluffy, and a fast read that's humorous but not overly so, with plenty happening at all ends to keep things spicy. Raye's writing style is very different, not cloying and overdone but extremely spruced up and addictive.
Add in a serial murder story that needs uncovering, and the pages fly by. The book does not stand out enough to rate a four star, but I'm very eager to read the next book: Sep 29, Tara rated it it was ok Shelves: I think the thing that really turned me off to this book is that fact that the narrator was not the kind of person or Vamp I like spending time with and since she's the voice of the story. I really don't follow clothes and fashions and so the constant interjections about what people were wearing started to get really old, really quick.
Plus, it was hard to root for her to get the guy when I really didn't like her, and dreaded the thought of hearing their interact 2. Plus, it was hard to root for her to get the guy when I really didn't like her, and dreaded the thought of hearing their interactions in her voice. This book was also hard to categorize. It was about romance but not really a romance. There was a whole who-done-it thing going on as well, but I prefer my mysteries solvable. Meaning, you meet the bad guy along with several potential bad guys and you get all the clues to solve it, if you are paying attention.
But we never really meet the bad guy, actually the whole ending felt rushed. We never really learn anything about the why of the matter. I guess if you are going to try to build a mystery, I want some explanation as to why the psycho killer turned psycho. Overall not awful, but I don't know that I'll read another one in this Kimberly Raye series. Maybe the other one though View all 8 comments.
May 22, Kathleen Burket rated it it was amazing. DED is a lighthearted paranormal that pokes fun at fashion mavens, glam girls, and entrepreneurial business people through its over-the-top heroine, Lil Marchette. As silly as Lil can be sometimes, she stills manages to win you over with her efforts to reach out to Francis, a geeky 1,year old born vamp, and Esther Crutch, a robust-figured made vamp who was turned shortl Dead End Dating DED the kind of book to which I turn when I know that I need to laugh or need something to make me smile.
As silly as Lil can be sometimes, she stills manages to win you over with her efforts to reach out to Francis, a geeky 1,year old born vamp, and Esther Crutch, a robust-figured made vamp who was turned shortly after the turn of the last century when the norm for women was to be a bit more rounded. Esther is a delightful character who also appears in subsequent books and isn't quite with the current century. Lil is surrounded by her crazy family.
There is her father who has selective hearing unless the conversation is about "money, the Knicks, or money. In this first book in the series you are also introduced to her three older brothers: Heh, heh, Heh ; and Jack, the closest brother in age to Lil. Jack plays a big role in a future book and gets involved with someone of whom mom may not approve Is that the sound of maniacal laughter? Jan 14, steen rated it liked it Shelves: So the narrator is a little bit too much of a Valley Girl, despite aristocratic French roots.
So she talks obsessively about designer goods. Which I'm not entirely opposed to, by the way. Still, I found myself interested in the book. It puts a slightly different twist on the whole vampire lore while still being pretty funny. Honestly, the storytelling style kind of reminds me of the Jen Lancaster books which you must read if you haven't.
All in all, the book can be a little annoying at time So the narrator is a little bit too much of a Valley Girl, despite aristocratic French roots. All in all, the book can be a little annoying at times but it's a quick and entertaining read with a pretty funny voice to tell the story of a modernized vampire just trying to start her own dating service. Apr 24, Gina rated it really liked it Shelves: It's the first time I read Kimberly Raye, and it won't be the last! Her main character, Lil Marchette, is hilarious! She doesn't do anything in a simple way. I wouldn't mind meeting him, if he was real.
The rest of the cast just makes up for a really good story. The plot, as well as the characters, was funny, quirky. Definitely different from your average vampire novel.
May 27, Wendy Peoples Moore rated it really liked it. The perfect summer fun read. This is one of those rare books that makes you laugh out loud. Simplistic plot, lots of silliness, and light romance. Definitely a strong start for what may just be a really great series.
If you don't believe me, here's an excerpt from the book: He was a vampire. Okay, so that was't actually my first thought. My lace Victoria's Secret thong had crawled into a r The perfect summer fun read.
My lace Victoria's Secret thong had crawled into a really high place, and I was thinking I should have used my preternatural reflexes and gone after it a block back instead of opting to wait until I reached the office. He was a really hot vampire Think totally irritating thong chafing the hell out of my ass beneath last season's DKNY jeans which I'd pulled on for lack of anything else with a pink vintage Metallica T shirt that did absolutely nothing for my complexion May 19, Anita rated it did not like it Shelves: I recommend against reading this novel.
It's chicklit paranormal romance, which I like, but it's poorly done. The characters are not particularly loveable, the fashion references seem extraneous, and there are enough inconsistancies in the book to think that it desparately needs a good editor. The plotline was fine, and I liked the concepts behind most of the characters, but MaryJanice Davidson this author is not. Barbie doll type vampire chick sets up dating service for all ty Yuck! Barbie doll type vampire chick sets up dating service for all types of beings - human, vampire, were, whatever.
Murderer and sexy bounty hunter come to town. This book was not really worth the time it took to read. If I had 6 hours to kill and the only book available to me was the sequel, I might read it, but it's unlikely otherwise. This was a really good book. Lil and Fred would make the cutest couple ever. Definitely going to read more books in the series.
It's tough being a fashion vixen. Jan 17, Yodamom rated it did not like it Shelves: It reads like a silly copy of the Undead series by MJDaivson. I found myself skipping paragraphs, forcing myself to turn the page, time to quit. Just a big fat DUH from me. Jul 27, Anamarija rated it it was ok. May 24, Amber rated it liked it Shelves: Hey if I am going to read chick lit, it might as well be cute and sassy. A little more "pop culture" than I'd ideally like, but I will read the second in the series.
Finished in a couple of hours. I couldn't finish this book, but I'm not going to give it a rating. I thought I would try chick-lit, but I just can't do it. So, I can't really say anything about the quality of this book in particular. Mar 06, Alisha rated it really liked it Shelves: Kind of cheesy and silly, but very funny. Apr 04, Yoru rated it really liked it Shelves: It's was quite funny! I really like it! Dec 03, Karol rated it did not like it Shelves: The Name of the matchmaking service 'Dead End Dating' doesn't make sense, why would anyone human or otherwise , go to a agency with this name?
She doesn't couple up her clients for compatibility, by matching their interests or personality etc, instead it's quite random. Why aren't there more vamps, if they can reproduce like humans? The book started rough for me; the main character was a bit too fashion-focused and shallow. And, the first fifty pages could easily be edited down to 25, which would help the initial pacing. However, once the plot got going, I enjoyed the story.
It wouldn't be my go-to series, but I'll try book two. Oct 19, Haz rated it liked it. This book started off very slow and i began to think i would not finish it buttt it began to get interesting in the middle and all in all it has a good ending. Dec 02, Subhajit Das rated it liked it. Plot wise and story line wise compact. Presentation of the story could have been better.
Grip of the scenes was lacking sometimes in the middle. Overall, an one time read.