Damned If I Don’t: These Vampires are not Vegan

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Damned if I Don't

I may be a vampire hunter.
But I’ve single-handedly screwed up big time.

After botching our chance to cure vampirism and the infection that’s killing me, I’m at a loss. My cousin Carl won’t speak to me. The bastard who killed my sister is still alive. And Jude, the amnesiac vampire, says he’s in love with me.

What’s even more shocking is that I love him back.

But the more Jude learns about his past, the more it will tear our relationship and our lives apart. I’m running out of time to find a new successor to become the new Progenitor. Because when I die, it’s game over for all of us.

The Harker Trilogy, #2
New Adult/Romance/Urban Fantasy
292 Pages
Publication Date: March 2016
Get a copy here!

See my review for Damned If I Do (The Harker Trilogy, #1) RIGHT HERE!

 

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Quick Reasons: well, THAT was not the ending I expected; I need book three, someone GET ME BOOK THREE!; I cannot even explain; character love, plot adoration, I am hooked; these vampires aren’t shy about biting; watch out for gore; this book hurt my heart so hard

Huge thanks to Erin Hayes and Xpresso Book Tours for sending me a copy of this title in exchange for an honest review! This in no way altered my read of or opinions on this book.

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Oh, my. OHHHH, my penguins–this book! This book knocked me backwards, guys; I’m not sure I’m strong enough to pull myself back up. This book just… Gah. I am so, so sorry I didn’t read this sooner…and yet not, because I need book three, and book three isn’t even a THING yet. Someone, please, get me book three? You’ll be my hero for the rest of forever. Also, someone PLEASE tell me the romance between Edie and Jude finally eventually at some point becomes a REAL THING and not just a danced-around concept, because I mean… THESE TWO! These two characters are just…they’re total romance #goals for me right now, okay? And they need a happy ending. They need…they NEED TO BE. #sobsforever

Let’s start with first things first: these vampires? Are not shy at all about biting. About killing. About being VAMPIRES, because who ever heard of a vegan vampire anyway? (Please don’t answer this, it’s a rhetorical question) The only one who’s partially shy about being who they are, is Jude…and he gets a pass in my mind because amnesia. This plot is FULL of action, battles to the death, and gore. If you’ve got a weak stomach or are easily disconcerted by blood and violence…don’t–I repeat DO NOT–pick up this book, because there’s a LOT of blood and ick and grossness, especially near the ending. (Though I mean, really, if you’re disgusted by gore….why?!?!?! are you reading a vampire book to begin with? They’re not all fluffy ponies, you know!)

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These characters continue to thrive and surprise me–not necessarily because what they DO is surprising, I guess, but because they continue to push forward and retain their…er…optimism? Despite the many trials and tribulations they face? Despite the consistent amount of times they get knocked down? Seriously, someone needs to bottle the optimism some of these characters hold, so I may drink it and be inspired in my own life. MAKE THIS A TEA, penguins! Optimitea, for the win!?!?!

I just… This book. This series. The characters are snarky and snippity and perfect; the plot is fast-paced and action-packed; and danger lurks around every corner. Literally. If you LOVE vampires (and who doesn’t?!), a graphic amount of gore (yas, BLEEEEED!) and a burgeoning romance that has no room to spread wings because END OF THE WORLD HELLO!?…I’m willing to bet you’ll love this series. SO GO PICK IT UP!

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