Title: Vampire World written by Rich Douglas
Genre: Young Adult Horror
Page count: Darkfeed Press (an imprint of GMTA Publishing)
Format: Epub (read on Nook App for Microsoft Surface)
A popular teen is bitten by a vampire during a steamy night of making out with her boyfriend. After the bite, she wakes up in a cruel orphanage in Vampire World, with no memory of her past. She’s left with very little; only fangs, pale skin and a keen desire for blood.
Marissa, who’s named Janice in Vampire World, escapes the ghastly orphanage thanks to Mr. John FreeCut, an old, benevolent vampire who adopts Janice because he wants to foster children he could never have. He says her parents died in a crash. Beautiful, innocent and thrust into an enigmatic world she has no memory of, Janice must face many challenges. The grueling blood hostess job. The multiple stalkers and creepers who are hungry for her and her blood. The dizzying fireball competition. And most challenging, the fact that she doesn’t look or act like a vampire.
Janice is emotionally overwhelmed. Thankfully she makes some friends, including Brett BloodCut. Brett and Janice are immersed in a passionate romance, and Brett helps Janice adjust to her new world by giving her the love, confidence and knowledge she needs to survive as a vampire. Janice finds a way to succeed in such a problematic world. Things go well for Janice, though not for long. A stranger knows the truth about her past.
Slowly but surely Janice discovers the truth that she is being lied to by the ones she loves. She must learn the secret behind TriFang, and ultimately accept the stinging reality that things are not always what they seem. Could the truth ever be so bloody? (Goodreads)
Good morning and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Vampire World. I want to throw out a big thanks to Rich Douglas and GMTA for allowing me to participate!
Vampire World was so fun to read. It was actually just what I needed at the time I read it…the last book I read (which was awesome) was a fictionalized memoir of events during WWII that made me cry, so I definitely needed a far less heartbreaking story. This book satisfied that need SO well. I had sworn off Teen Vampire Fiction for the past year since there seemed to be so much of it flooding the market at one point and I remember picking up the first book in the Vampire Diaries series and hating it but then I opened up Vampire World and got totally sucked into the world and the story.
I had a hard time at first with the main character because she seemed very into herself at the beginning and I think I rolled my eyes everytime she talked about people staring at her because she was pretty but towards the middle of the story she becomes somewhat of a badass and I was immensely proud of her and impressed. The whole story was rather interesting in how it developed where she goes from this seemingly orphaned young vampire to a somewhat popular, new daughter, super awesome fireball/weapons trained mature vampire. The whole plot twist was pretty cool as well and I would actually like to see more from this story. I found the dynamics of the Vampire World to be super interesting and intense, the vampire names and the clubs are really cheesy but just add to the overall effect of the book I thought.
I don’t know if it was just me or everyone who has read this but I got SUPER into the whole fireball thing. Janice learning how to play Fireball, going through pretty intense Fireball training and then competing in the tournament was such an awesome part of the story for me, I also loved anytime that she was weapons training and/or fighting someone. The action scenes were pretty intense and her relationship with Brett was definitely swoon worthy at some points. All in all, I really enjoyed this book and it’s a super fast read because it’s pretty intense and fun. I actually got so sucked into it that I was reading the book and apparently my husband was standing behind me for ten seconds and then he said something really loud and I got so scared! Anyway, give this book a try…I really liked it and I hope that you do, four stars to this entertaining read! I have 20 books to give away (free books people!!) so please comment and I will be happy to send you an ebook of your chosen format! Happy reading everyone!
About the Author
I am from New Orleans, Lousiana and I write young adult novels, fantasy and science fiction.
My new novel, Vampire World, is now available. If you enjoy reading paranormal YA fiction, please check this out now.
The Magical Tale of Eliza Felding, Book 1 of a trilogy, takes place in New Orleans one year after Hurricane Katrina. It involves teens, romance and tons of magic.
The Secret of the Dogs is a children’s book about four very different dogs (a Basenji, a Greyhound, a Pomeranian and an Airdale Terrier) who go on a quest to rescue a young boy that is being abused by his father.
I love writing, teaching, storm chasing, traveling and drinking orange soda.