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Kerrelyn Sparks is an American New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes mostly about vampires and shifters.

She currently lives in the Greater Houston area of Texas with her family.

More about Kerrelyn Sparks

Genres: Fantasy / SF, Romance

Born: 1955

United States


Embraced by Magic

  1. How to Love Your Elf (2020)
  2. The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea (2020)
  3. When a Princess Proposes (2022)

Historical Books

  1. The Forbidden Lady (2002)
  2. Less Than a Gentleman (2013)

The Embraced Books

  1. How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days (2017)
  2. So I Married a Sorcerer (2017)
  3. Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon (2018)

The Love at Stake Books

  1. All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire (2008)
  2. The Secret Life of a Vampire (2009)
  3. Forbidden Nights with a Vampire (2009)
  4. The Vampire and The Virgin (2010)
  5. Eat Prey Love (2010)
  6. Vampire Mine (2011)
  7. Sexiest Vampire Alive (2011)
  8. Wanted: Undead or Alive (2012)
  9. How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (2005)
  10. Vamps and the City (2006)
  11. Sugarplums and Scandal (2006)
  12. A Very Vampy Christmas (2011)
  13. Be Still My Vampire Heart (2007)
  14. The Undead Next Door (2008)
  15. Wild About You (2012)
  16. The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo (2013)
  17. How To Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying) (2014)
  18. Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire (2014)

Detailed book overview

Embraced by Magic

How to Love Your Elf

Raised in isolation on the magic-shrouded Isle of the Moon, five girls became five sisters. Now women, they are ready to claim their places in the world—and perhaps change it forever...

Sorcha knew the mission was dangerous. Leaving the safe grounds of her brother’s kingdom and parlaying with the elves across their border...well, treachery seemed at least as likely as true peace. But to support her sister, Sorcha would brave far more than the underhanded ways of the elves. Or so she thought, before she was taken hostage.

Of course, her captors didn’t count on her particular abilities—or on the help of the Woodsman, the mysterious thief who made his home in the forest. He saw the battle from the trees, saw the soldier attacking against incredible odds to save a comrade—and then saw the valiant fighter revealed as Princess Sorcha of Norveshka. He can’t tell if he wants to kidnap her or kiss her. But despite Sorcha’s stubbornness, his inconvenient honor, and a rebellion on the cusp of full war, something burns between them that neither can let go...

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1496730046
Publisher: Kensington
The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea

Four sisters have become queens, rulers of all that Aerthlan’s two moons embrace. The last sister will forge her own path...

Raised on the magic-seeped Isle of Moon, Maeve is used to unusual powers—and the way they fuel the politics of her world. But when she discovers an ability to shape-shift at will, she knows who she wants to share it with first. Brody, the enigmatic, infuriating shifter-spy has always made time for Maeve. But it’s been almost two months since she’s seen him. And though no one else believes Brody is in danger, Maeve is more than ready to rescue him herself.

The rumors Brody’s investigating are terrifying: a secret army of magic-users, in the service of the cruel Circle of Five. But when he uncovers the identity of one of the Five, the mission becomes personal. Cursed as a boy by the Sea Witch, Brody can spend only two hours a day in his human form, a restriction that limits his future and muzzles his heart. Plus Maeve teases him for being such a pretty doggy instead of appreciating his manly charms. To win his freedom, he must take on a terrible disguise. And when Maeve finds out, she’ll unleash a tempest like no other...

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1496730060
Publisher: Kensington
When a Princess Proposes

Aerthlan’s five Embraced queens have reigned for twenty years, in peace secured by the power of their magic. But now a new and insidious threat has appeared, to test a new generation.

All Princess Eviana needs is an escape. Possessed of an unfortunate and unusual Embraced gift, which she’s been banned from using, she required no training. Now, her overprotective parents want her to wed. As a result, the palace is crammed with obnoxious noblemen...Until Quentin, the enigmatic eagle shifter and royal spy, maneuvers several of the unsuitable suitors into revealing their most embarrassing secrets before the court. Finally, Eviana has an excuse to free herself. If only her family knew the blow that’s shaken her: golden-eyed Quentin’s refusal to let her near...

Heroic, but low born, Quentin’s infatuation with Eviana is as inappropriate as it is unshakable. He must keep away from her, for his own sake. But after a series of suspicious deaths, and the princess’s narrow escape from kidnapping, Quentin knows that only together can they expose the danger stalking Aerthlan’s Embraced. On foot, in disguise, they’ll need trust and quick wits to uncover the vicious conspiracy closing around them. But finding the truth might break down their own defenses as well...

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 978-1496735843
Publisher: Kensington

Historical Books

The Forbidden Lady

Virginia Munro simply can’t believe what she is hearing.

Is this bewigged, harassing and lavish looking man trying to buy her?

The fop however moves on just before Virginia could vent out her anger.

But Quincy Stanton isn't really what he seems.

He masquerades as a casual and an opulent Loyalist by day, while by night he wages a secret war against the British with a magnificent array of eighteenth-century spy gadgets.

Should his real identity be discovered, Quincy would face instant death.

So why is he risking it all away?

Will his attraction to Virginia lead to love or death?

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2002
Ebook: B0078XFGSS
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Less Than a Gentleman

Captain Matthias Thomas has better things to worry about than finding a bride. His mother on the other hand has other plans.

When he finds a gorgeous woman in his bed, one who claims to be engaged to him, a skeptical Matthias is determined to uncover the truth.

Caroline Munro is forced to travel with her expectant sister after the British torched her home.

Desperate for a safe place to rest, she opts to pretend to be someone else.

None of her plans however entailed matchmaking matron or her rogue of a son, neither did it include falling in love with a spy.

Set in the 18th century, this is an exciting historical romance by New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks.

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2013
Ebook: B00F3MN9N0
Publisher: Avon Books

The Embraced Books

How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days

The lovely and innocent Luciana is a member of the Embraced, possessing mystical powers from the time she was born.

Having evaded death after her father hid her away on the Isle of Moon; Luciana is shocked when her father returns with a strange request. She is to marry a monster known as the Beast, or else her father will face certain and immediate execution.

Luciana accepts the offer and marries Lord Leo, the Beast, just to save her father.

An intense attraction however gradually builds after Luciana learns that Leo is also one of the Embraced.

This is the story of How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days.

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2017
Ebook: B01KFWX5CC
Publisher: St Martin's Paperbacks
So I Married a Sorcerer

Having been brought up on the Isle of Moon, Brigitta always knew that she possessed the mystical powers of the Embraced―even though she had no idea how to use them.

The princess of the kingdom of Tourin, she has been hidden from her half-brother, the king, ever since she was an infant.

The king however knows where she is, and is coming after her.

Rupert is an infamous pirate and sorcerer; spending a good part of his life scheming his revenge on the wicked king.

What begins innocently between Rupert and Brigitta however escalates into a passion beyond their wildest dreams.

Will they live long enough to share their happily-ever-after?

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2017
Ebook: B01MUSYN5M
Publisher: St Martin's Paperbacks
Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon

Gwennore is an Elf gifted with the ability to heal illnesses.

When she however plunges into the realm of the dragons, Gwennore learns of a haunted place of power, passion, and magic—anguished by an ancient curse.

Upon crossing paths with General Silas Dravenko, everything Gwen has ever been warned about dragon’s goes out the window.

Silas is desperately looking for a way to save the royal family that he has served for years.

When a lovely and innocent elf storms into his world, an inexplicable desire is awakened in hm.

Can he ever trust an arch enemy?

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2018
Ebook: B075DGGSD3
Publisher: St Martin's Paperbacks

The Love at Stake Books

All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire

Toni Davis isn’t having the best of Christmases.

With her best friend confined to a mental facility for claiming that she was attacked by vampires, Toni embarks on a mission to prove that the bloodsuckers exist in a desperate attempt to free her best friend.

She as such takes a job as a bodyguard for the Undead where she crosses paths with a Scottish rogue named Ian MacPhie.

He may look and certainly act like a twenty-seven-year-old strongman, but Ian has been around for almost five centuries.

Could Mr. Wrong turn out to be Mr. Right?

One memorable moment under the mistletoe could very well help decide Toni's fate.

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2008
Ebook: B0015DPXCQ
Publisher: Harper Collins
The Secret Life of a Vampire

A vampire bachelor party isn’t any different from the average bachelor party, except the fact that the whiskey is flavored with synthetic blood.

And no one throws a vampire bachelor party quite like Jack, the illegitimate son of the legendary Casanova.

When things however spin out of control and the cops show up, Jack finds himself dumbstruck by the stunning Officer Lara Boucher.

Officer Lara is certain that Jack is hiding something. As a law enforcer, she is set on unearthing his secrets. But as a woman, she finds this modern day Casanova utterly irresistible.

Will she complete her mission before he seduces her?

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2009
Ebook: 978-0061667855
Publisher: Avon
Forbidden Nights with a Vampire
Vanda Barkowski, the owner of a hot nightclub, isn’t like many of her fellow vampires—something she is completely fine with.

When three former employees however file a complaint about her temper, Vanda is forced to attend an anger management class.

Even worse is that Phil Jones, her forbidden mortal, offers to be her sponsor.

Phil however isn’t who Vanda thinks he is, for his real nature is worse than she could have ever imagined.

He has conquered the beast within and is now the best person to help Vanda control her rage.

However, with something simmering between them, will they ever share forbidden nights given the rogue vamps on the loose?
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0061667848
Publisher: Avon
The Vampire and The Virgin

Olivia Sotiris needs to take a break from the insane and dangerous life that comes with being an FBI psychologist.

Robby needs to take a break from his mission to inflict vengeance on the Malcontent vamps who once held him against him will.

Olivia’s packing list has sunscreen, bathing suit and flip-flops.

Robby’s packing list has synthetic blood, more synthetic blood and jogging clothes—who says vampires don’t need to stay in shape?

When Robby crosses paths with Olivia, he will not only have to save her life but also give her a first experience that she will never forget.

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2010
Ebook: B0030BJE9O
Publisher: Harper Collins
Eat Prey Love

Carlos Panterra is on a desperate search for a bride.

The woman must love and take care of the young orphans that he has recently put under his care.

Carlos finally seems to have found the perfect woman. The only problem however is that Caitlyn Whelan is a mortal.

Add that onto the fact that her father is the head of a CIA agency tasked with hunting the undead, and Caitlyn becomes utterly forbidden.

Caitlyn is however determined to prove that their love is meant to be, whether Carlos is a shape shifter or not.

Danger however lurks in the dark and their uncontrollable love could get both of them killed.

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0061958038
Publisher: Harper Collins
Vampire Mine

After being in existence for nearly five centuries, Scottish vampire Connor Buchanan is convinced that he can never fall in love.

Despite watching his hopelessly romantic friends find love, Connor is still convinced that love can only lead to heartbreak—until he crosses paths with Marielle.

An angel cast down from heaven, the mortal finds refuge in the arms of Connor.

Although Marielle’s initial plan is to heal his broken heart before heading back home, she soon develops feelings for him.

How can an angel fall in love with a vampire?

Is this feeling what it means to experience heaven on earth?

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2011
Ebook: B004HD62QW
Publisher: Harper Collins
Sexiest Vampire Alive

What’s more irresistible than a playboy who is a vampire?

In Vampire Mine, a shocking video was released proving the existence of vampires.

And Vamps now live in fear of an imminent Vampire Apocalypse.

With an emergency meeting convened, Coven Masters from across the globe agree to send an emissary to negotiate with the President of the United States.

And who better for the role than Gregori, a Vamp who has never bitten a mortal?

Will Gregori succeed in saving the entire Vamp population or will his playboy ways condemn them all, now that the president’s daughter is involved?

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2011
Ebook: B004V522LK
Publisher: Avon
Wanted: Undead or Alive

Phineas McKinney devoted his undead life to the good vampires who rescued him from Malcontents—sinister vampires who feed on mortals in New York City.

When news breaks that Malcontents could be hiding in Wyoming, Phin moves to the western state to stop the enemy.

Despite his city boy antics, he shouldn’t have such a hard time settling down with the help of Brynley.

Bryn is a werewolf princess who doesn’t trust vampires. So she isn’t too pleased when she is paired up with Phin.

But as they hunt down the new leader of the Malcontents, Phineas and Brynley discover a hidden passion that ignites their supernatural world.

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2012
Ebook: B00A9V1POU
Publisher: Avon
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire

Roman Draganesti is a vampire with a missing fang.

Forced to fix it before the end of the night, he has to find a dentist willing enough or risk being a lop–sided eater for the rest of eternity.

Nothing seems to be going right for Shanna Whelan.

A witness in a brutal murder by the Russian mafia, the dentist is on the Russians’ hit list.

When Roman however saves her life, an intense attraction is immediately formed between them.

Will Shanna overcome her fears and fix Roman's fang?

Will Roman turn on her and use her as dinner rather than a dinner date?

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2005
Ebook: B001TKD4ZI
Publisher: Harper Collins
Vamps and the City

It’s the first ever reality show where mortals compete with vampires to be crowned The Sexiest Man on Earth.

As the director of the show, Darcy Newhart is excited about living outside the vampire harem.

Although her goal is to ensure that a mortal doesn't win, Darcy is too distracted by an incredibly sexy contestant named Austin Erickson.

Austin is however a vampire slayer, one who has never desired any woman as much as he craves for the show's blond director.

Will he lose his soul if he wins her heart?

Would it really matter if it translates to an eternity of intense love making with Darcy?

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2006
Ebook: B001TKD4SU
Publisher: Harper Collins
Sugarplums and Scandal
Sugarplums and Scandal is a collection of six novellas, three mysteries and three romances tales, all with a Christmas theme.

This anthology, which would be the perfect gift for lovers of romance and mystery novels, contains the following tales:

All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth – Lori Avocato

The Lords of Misrule – Dana Cameron

The Ghost of Christmas Passed – Mary Daheim

Partners in Crime – Cait London

Holly Go Lightly – Suzanne Macpherson

A Very Vampy Christmas – Kerrelyn Sparks
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0061136955
Publisher: Avon
A Very Vampy Christmas

Actress Maggie O’Brian accepts an acting role for a new soap opera called As a Vampire Turns, at the Digital Vampire Network (DVN).

The leading man in the soap opera is Don Orlando de Corazon, the best lover in the vampire world.

But who exactly is Don Orlando? Not even his hairdresser knows him.

Maggie and Don Orlando travel to New Orleans and Texas in a desperate quest to unravel his deranged and peculiar past.

This story by Kerrelyn Sparks is one of the six tales contained in the Christmas themed romance and mystery anthology, Sugarplums and Scandal.

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2011
Ebook: B005FG1HI8
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Be Still My Vampire Heart

There isn’t a lot that can stun Angus MacKay, considering that he has been undead for nearly five hundred years, until Emma Wallace comes his way.

When he however learns that Emma is part of an elite CIA Stake-Out team, Angus knows he has to stop her.

Emma is a sexy and fierce agent determined to destroy the "monsters" who killed her parents.

As alluring and attractive as he may be, he is still one of them, and it’s her job to kill him.

The war is well and truly on.

Will it destroy one or both of them, or will they give in to their hidden desires?

This is the third installment in the Love at Stake Series.

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-0061118449
Publisher: Harper Collins
The Undead Next Door

Does your new man sleep all day, and is infuriatingly attentive at night?

Does he ever get ambushed by sword-wielding assailants, yet claims it’s nothing to worry about?

Does it also seem like he never ages?

These are three common signs that you should look out for.

Heather Westfield has always led a quiet life, until she crosses paths with a handsome and peculiar stranger.

Something isn’t right about Jean-Luc, but Heather can’t quite put her finger on it. Perhaps it’s because she has never been with such a gorgeous man.

They could live a happily-ever-after, if only a violent villain wasn’t after them.

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2008
Ebook: B000UZJPZQ
Publisher: Harper Collins
Wild About You

The host of a home renovation show, Elsa Bjornberg rarely feels out of control considering that she gets to demolish kitchens.

When she however crosses paths with the Howard Barr, the hunky piece of meat makes her loose all her strength.

She simply melts whenever he stares at her.

Howard however isn’t just any other man, he is a shape shifter.

Although Elsa was always his celebrity crush, he never thought that he would ever get this close to her.

Theirs is however a forbidden love, and Howard can’t decide whether to eat her, or eat with her.

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2012
Ebook: B018KZ9MFU
Publisher: Avon
The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo

Recovering from an injury sustained in a battle with the Malcontents, Dougal Kincaid has returned to protect unsuspecting mortals from the sinister vampires.

He however needs to control himself first, considering how unhinged he becomes whenever he sees a certain beautiful doctor.

Being an avid scientist, Leah doubts the existence of vampires.

They however exist, and even stand in front of her—needing help with a genetic equation that could save mankind.

Furthermore, there is even one vampire with stunning green eyes that makes her heart skip a beat.

Can she trust him, now that the desire is getting intense?

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2013
Ebook: B00F3MRE2M
Publisher: Avon Books
How To Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying)

Vampire Zoltan Czakvar is on a desperate search for the truth behind the death of his father—a truth that he has been searching for since 1241.

And the fact that he just been ambushed by a woman with stunning blue eyes isn’t going to stop him.

Neona is similarly on a desperate hunt, albeit for a mate.

The hunky Zoltan fits the bill.

But as time goes by, Neona realizes that the good-looking vampire is more than just a sex machine.

She is however hiding something from him, a secret that will shatter the vampire world.

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2014
Ebook: B00QASER6Y
Publisher: Harper Collins
Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire

Upon waking up from a coma, Russell shockingly learns that he has become a vampire.

Livid, he launches a desperate hunt for the master vampire who made him an undead.

Russell is used to working alone, until he meets Jia—a woman hunting for the same vampire for murdering her parents.

Forming a pair, the two set up some ground rules:

Rule #1: The partnership is only for the mission.
Rule #2: Russell is in charge.
Rule #3: Falling in love isn’t an option.

Some rules are however meant to be break.

But what happens when a forbidden kiss awakens something else, especially given that Jia is engaged to someone else?

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
First Release: 2014
Ebook: B00LEXCNF2
Publisher: Avon