Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Book Recommendations! - Staked & Revamped by J.F. Lewis
Okay so these books are different than the normal vampire books that I recommend. These have a more adult rating and you can most definitely tell that they are written by a man. These books are nonstop action, violence, & sex. They are actually quite fun to read and feature Eric - a vampire who seems regular but is actually extremely powerful (even more than he knows) and his sarcastic, fight first question later ways make it endearing. He owns a strip club and the girls who work there, he pays their college tuition for them and whatever else they need. He is hardly ever without a human girlfriend because he likes having someone warm to remind him of his former human life. He also keeps around his fiance from his human life, although she is about 80 years old now, and he still loves her and she is about the only person who can talk any sense into him. He's a vampire that forgets when the sun is rising and its constantly needing his demon friend Talbot to come rescue him from the sun before he becomes a pile of ashes. He lives in an old movie theater across from the strip club and has a mustang which becomes very important in the second book. ..honestly, this is a great book but I dont necessarily know how to talk it up to sound as magnificent as it truely is.
Blurb for Staked: "A pedal-to-the-metal demolition derby of sex and violence. Werewolves and vampires were never so much fun." - Mario Acevedo, author of X-Rated Bloodsuckers
This is the back cover of STAKED:
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.
Lewis, J.F., Staked, Pocket Books, New York, 2008