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“I really liked this book, but the relationships are F'd up!!!!”Pamela G wrote this review Wednesday, January 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It is a fascinating book which captures its reader into a highly imaginative world of vampire and werewolves. Nervertheless, do not be conned by the cover as the story revolves around a male vampire and not a female, unlike what is depicted by the cover:D Read it to uncover the world of the VAMPIRES^^”jia hong wrote this review Tuesday, August 16, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“UNREPENTANT. UNIMPRESSED.AND TOTALLY UNDEAD. Eric's got issues. He has short-term and long-term memory problems; he can't remember who he ate for dinner yesterday, much less how he became a vampire in the first place. His best friend, Roger, is souring on the strip club he and Eric own together. And his girlfriend, Tabitha, keeps pressuring him to turn her so she can join him in undeath. It's almost enough to put a Vlad off his appetite. Almost. Eric tries to solve one problem, only to create another: he turns Tabitha into a vampire, but finds that once he does, his desire for her fades -- and her younger sister, Rachel, sure is cute. And when he kills a werewolf in self-defense, things really get out of hand. Now a pack of born-again lycanthropes is out for holy retribution, while Tabitha and Rachel have their own agendas -- which may or may not include helping Eric stay in one piece. All Eric wants to do is run his strip club, drink a little blood, and be left alone. Instead, he must survive car crashes, enchanted bullets, sunlight, sex magic, and werewolves on ice -- not to mention his own nasty temper and forgetfulness. Because being undead isn't easy, but it sure beats the alternative.”Nisareen - So Much To Read So Little Time wrote this review Sunday, October 9, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Love it! It was awesome. ”Michelle-ly wrote this review Tuesday, July 6, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fast and Furious UF. Great world building and characters. I can't wait to read the next book.”Yodamom wrote this review Tuesday, June 8, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent. Super-funny and interesting characters and world.”Deyara wrote this review Monday, October 26, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In a genre filled to capacity with romanticized vampires, "Staked" -- by new author J.F. Lewis -- offers a distinct alternative in his anti-hero Eric, a vampire who's a bit of a jerk. He turns his faithful girlfriend into a vampire, only to dump her in favor of her younger sister; he's a smart ass strip club owner who cares little about the people around him and only wants to be left alone; and he isn't shy about killing his own kind, let alone the other supernatural creatures that inhabit the locale known as Void City.
The story opens with Eric, who suffers from rage blackouts and general memory problems, unaware of why he has just killed a fellow vampire. The only thing he can deduce is that it was a "Master" vampire, a level in power below him -- he's known as a "Vlad." Soon a werewolf enters the scene and, being a natural enemy to the vampire, tries to destroy him. But he fails, and his death ultimately leads to an escalating series of revenge killings back and forth between the two groups.
Part of the fun of this page-turner is traveling with Eric as he figures things out, often creating more problems than he solves, hampered by his memory issues and general lack of decorum. Tabitha, his former girlfriend-turned-vampire, offers a different take on things within the chapters written from her point of view. With interesting side characters and an extremely well thought-out universe, "Staked" does incorporate some common vampire conventions, but the author expands on them and makes them his own. Added to this is a detailed level of blood and gore not often seen in the urban fantasy genre, used effectively here and often for hilarious effect.
Highly recommended, "Staked" ends with a cliffhanger, with the story continuing in the recently-released sequel "ReVamped."”
“If you want a fast read and like Vampire stories...this book is great!
It was a good first novel!”
“At least once a month i go into a book store and grab an author i never have read about and try a random book. I was extremely entertained by how this book was written, some parts kinda dragged on but it was in general a fast, no nonsense ride in Vampire lore, it followed alot of old themes but added many twists to make it the authors own world.
I found myself relating to the main character Eric in how he looked at what he was and death was part of it and why feel sorry for what you have done if the job requires it. also Tabitha and all the characters made the world seem very real the personalities were very well designed and overall on par with the darker side of vampires ect, along the lines of Charlene harris and its unlike anything like the twilight series. ”