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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Review: Bite Me by Parker Blue


where I got my copy: e-book version from Belle Books
Where to buy: amazon, bn, book depository

My kid sister shrugged, trying to act nonchalant. "Dad might not like it if you get vampire blood in his trunk."

I slammed the trunk shut. "He's used to it. Besides, the blood will disintegrate along with the rest of the body when sunlight hits it."

Barely eighteen-year-old heroine Valentine Shapiro got a raw deal in the parent lottery. Her father was part incubus demon, and her mother's never forgiven her for that.

Life after high school is tough enough without having to go 15 rounds with your inner demon. Thrown out of the house by her mother, Val puts one foot in front of the other and does the only thing that seems to make any sense--she takes aim at the town vampires. A stake a day, keeps the demon at bay. (But don't call her Buffy. That makes Lola, her demon, very cranky.)

Her dark side makes everyday life a roller coaster, but means she's perfect for her night job as a bounty hunter. San Antonio's vampires are out of control, and it's up to Val, her faithful hellhound Fang, and her new partner, a handsome San Antonio police detective, to get the deadly fangbangers off the city streets.

Soon enough she finds herself deep in the underbelly of the city, discovering the secrets of the Demon Underground and fighting to save those she loves. Whether they love her back or not.

Valentine Shapiro is no ordinary 18 year old. She is half-succubus and a vampire slayer, yes like Buffy but minus the friends and school part. The eve of her 18th birthday her mother and step dad, somewhat kicked her out of the house, not only that they fired her at the bookstore (which they owned). They think her kid sister Jennifer is obsessed on what she can do and therefore branded as a bad influence so they ordered her to keep a distance for her safety. Hurt and feeling betrayed she decided to drive around in her Honda Valkyrie, she then met this cute little dog, he is half-hellhound, I'm telling you a Terrier that is half hell hound. Funny. And whatdya know they can talk telephatically. Anyway his name is Fang, they became friends right after Fang bit a vampire in his nether regions. In pursuit of job, home and money for everything else, she decided to call police detective Dan, who found her and Jennifer that fateful night with the body of a dead vampire. Apparently San Antonio have a special unit that deals with the paranormal. The chief hired her and knows of her nature. They both agreed that part has to be left as a secret. One night Val and Dan decided to check out this new group that calls themselves New Blood Movement. There they met Alejandro the leader who looks like he wanted peace among men and vampires by introducing the blood bank, voluntary donation and/or compensation by either pleasure or monetary.  They also met Dan's ex-fiance. Lily who now turned Vamp. After doing their preliminary investigation on this organization, they did see impressive "intentions and standards" that seems to point that they really do consider human, not only equal but someone that they also need to respect and take care of, but after the meeting Val, Dan and Fang got aatacked by three vampires. Who is the real enemy here? Is the New Blood Movement only fronting?

Fast-paced, with a fair amount of humor, unoriginal yes, but it was still entertaining. I am still willing to check out the sequel.

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