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Simon is a vampire, prowling through the dark New Orleans streets that pulse with wild adventure and fangs gleaming in the shadows. He’s spent the last few decades as a recluse, aching over a lost love. Now, he’s put it behind him, thirsting to fulfill the raging inner need he’s deprived himself for so long.

Ruby feels isolated and out of place—lonely, shy, but too strong-m
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Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published (first published December 2nd 2010)
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Antonia
Jan 05, 2011 Antonia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ruby doesn't fit in with humans; Simon doesn't fit in with vampires. They meet; they dance - and then a psychotic vampire named Roderick with a taste for a sick new type of blood shows up a tries to kidnap Ruby's best friend. What started as a perfect evening turns into a nightmare, and the plot quickly turns from romance to action as Simon does everything he can to protect Ruby and her friend from certain death at the hands of Roderick and his blood-junkie goons.

The timing is perfect; the balan
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Laura
Jun 26, 2011 Laura rated it liked it
Recommends it for: vampire fans
Recommended to Laura by: kindle
Shelves: kindle
The Anti Vampire Tale sounded right up my street. Having read what feels like a whole library full of vampire fiction and the legions of spin offs that followed the success of Twilight I was looking for something a bit different and I thought this could well be it. I liked the idea of a fantasy book that doesn’t follow the normal rules and conventions of generic vampire fiction and the first chapter of this book led me to believe that I was about to be taken into a new world, one I hadn’t read o ...more
Tanya Melcher
Feb 27, 2012 Tanya Melcher rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampire
For starters let me say that I'm 37, a mother of 2, a college graduate, and I work at a law firm. So I was a little worried that this book might be too much for teens for me to really enjoy it. I read the preview and liked it, so I bought the whole book. I was very happy to see that my worries were for nothing, and this book has a great plot with real, three-dimensional characters in it. I also liked that the main characters aren't fickle but are rational and intelligent. What's put me off befor ...more
Steph
Apr 10, 2011 Steph rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle-read
Mmmm well guess I will start at the beginning.

A vampire who has been out of touch with himself and the world (due to a dead lover) for five decades.
Ruby doesn't fit in anywhere either. Her best friend Ambrosia (which even though it wasn't her real name - she was called this through out which was a little annoying, and she had blue hair... come on! Trying a little to hard to be different) took her to a club for her birthday. It was here she ended up meeting Simon. They danced a little and appa
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Wendy S.
Dec 31, 2010 Wendy S. rated it it was ok
Even though it was really trying hard to stay away from "Twilight" and similar Vampire books, I found it to be extremely cliche, banal and monotonous. I also didn't like any of the characters.
John
Aug 26, 2011 John rated it did not like it
After hearing about this books premise I was instantly interesting in reading it. The Anti-Vampire Tale sets itself up as being different from your traditional vampire novels however after the first page and its introduction where it's explained that vampires can't turn others into vampires by biting them it quickly reverts to a typical Twilight style vampire love story where vampire meets girl and 20 minutes later they're head over heals in love.

The author spends the first couple pages having
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Antonia
Jan 05, 2011 Antonia rated it it was amazing
Ruby doesn't fit in with humans; Simon doesn't fit in with vampires. They meet; they dance - and then a psychotic vampire named Roderick with a taste for a sick new type of blood shows up a tries to kidnap Ruby's best friend. What started as a perfect evening turns into a nightmare, and the plot quickly turns from romance to action as Simon does everything he can to protect Ruby and her friend from certain death at the hands of Roderick and his blood-junkie goons.

The timing is perfect; the balan
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Cynthia
Jun 19, 2011 Cynthia rated it did not like it
Shelves: ya
I really don't like to write bad reviews or to bash a book--normally. Urg, I don't even know where to start with this one. Well, just take a look at the synopsis. Does it really have to be that long to get you to read the book? Honestly, the synopsis tells the whole story, so why even bother?

The characters are not interesting by any means. They seem very one-dimensional to me. The only character I found interesting was the crazy, cat-lady vampire. I don't feel the chemistry between the two main
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Kaitlyn "noir
Feb 01, 2011 Kaitlyn "noir rated it it was amazing
I haven't loved a book like this in a long time. I'm a college student, so I'm a little too old to be in the vampire book audience. A friend of mine who does love vampire books told me to read this one that I'd love it, so I gave it a shot. I have to say I really loved it. I read it with the Kindle app on my iPhone4, and the palms of my hands had the imprint of the phone on them when I was finished. I haven't read a book that fast since Pride and Prejudice back in high school. Simon is a fascina ...more
Kaitlyn "noir
Feb 01, 2011 Kaitlyn "noir rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I haven't loved a book like this in a long time. I'm a college student, so I'm a little too old to be in the vampire book audience. A friend of mine who does love vampire books told me to read this one that I'd love it, so I gave it a shot. I have to say I really loved it. I read it with the Kindle app on my iPhone4, and the palms of my hands had the imprint of the phone on them when I was finished. I haven't read a book that fast since Pride and Prejudice back in high school. Simon is a fascina ...more
Carol F
Apr 03, 2012 Carol F rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, vampire
I'm a book lover who had to stop reading for fun for a few years because life got too busy with college classes and work. I just started getting back into reading a book a week again, and I'm been loving it. My friends have been recommending a lot of books to me, and they're all paranormal series. I started reading the Mercy Thompson series, and I love it. Then I started The Anti-Vampire Tale, and I love it too. I really didn't think I'd like supernatural books this much, but they've been awesom ...more
Angie
Jan 21, 2012 Angie rated it it was ok
I can appreciate that Aleman is using a rather unique style of writing for this type of genre even if it doesn't exactly work for me as the reader. It becomes poetic at times, and fast paced, particuarly in scenes involving dialogue. I also liked that we experience multiple points of view - not just the main protagnosists. There was one section of a chapter written from Maxine's POV that stood out to me -- a section I wish we had had more of in the book. Nothing really happened in the chapter ot ...more
Rachel Sharpe
Jan 06, 2014 Rachel Sharpe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The Anti-Vampire Tale" is the first novel in the saga by Lewis Aleman of the same title and it is well-worth a read. While the vampire genre has been popular for years, with the public's current interest escalating thanks to the "Twilight" series, Aleman's tale offers a humorous and refreshing take on the age-old myth. From the beginning to the end, the story maintains a fast pace and keeps the reader's interest, taking on various points-of-view for dramatic effect. I would highly recommend thi ...more
Zoeyreader
Jan 16, 2011 Zoeyreader rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you love paranormal books like I do, you're going to love this book! Anti-Vampire Tale captured my attention like no other I've read so far, and I've read a ton of paranormal like Twilight, House of Night, Vampire Academy, even Anita Blake. There was something about Simon that fascinated me. Hes my favorite vampire I've ever read about and he's definitely my fictional crush of the moment. I liked following Ruby through her adventures with vampires. She seemed a lot like me or someone I'd want ...more
Zoeyreader
Jan 16, 2011 Zoeyreader rated it it was amazing
If you love paranormal books like I do, you're going to love this book! Anti-Vampire Tale captured my attention like no other I've read so far, and I've read a ton of paranormal like Twilight, House of Night, Vampire Academy, even Anita Blake. There was something about Simon that fascinated me. Hes my favorite vampire I've ever read about and he's definitely my fictional crush of the moment. I liked following Ruby through her adventures with vampires. She seemed a lot like me or someone I'd want ...more
Kayleigh Davies
This has been on my kindle for an age and I just never got round to reading it so I finally bit the bullet.

It was an interesting enough story but I just couldn't get with the characters at all. I thought Ruby was an idiot most of the time, couldn't bear Ambrosia and Simon was just whipped. Plus this was literally instant love like laid eyes on each other and now they are in love
Elizabeth
Oct 27, 2013 Elizabeth rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
I think I picked this up after seeing a review of it for kindle books under a $1. I suppose I get what i paid for as it was not good. I think I may have written something like this when I was 'way into black'. Cliche characters and settings. You're better off just reading some Anne Rice.
Gabby
Aug 01, 2012 Gabby rated it liked it
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Freja ☼
This book just sucked!
I thought the way it was written was just repelling!
Bad, bad book!
Ladyholiday
Mar 27, 2012 Ladyholiday rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampires
This is my favorite vampire series. It's awesome and the vampires are great in this book.
Sara
Jun 09, 2011 Sara rated it liked it
Appropriate for young adults - the "mystery" portion of this wasn't hard to figure out, and there were some good action sequences.
Angela
Apr 30, 2013 Angela marked it as mt-tbr  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hc
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Dec 27, 2011
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Lewis Aleman is the author of the vampire series, The Anti-Vampire Tale; the dark literary thriller, Cold Streak; and the time travel thriller, Faces in Time. Aleman's books have been Amazon Bestsellers, Kindle Bestsellers, and #1 in Myspace Books. Lewis Aleman has been voted Best Local Author by Jefferson Life Magazine, and he has been a special guest author at The Anne Rice VLFC Ball, The Undead ...more
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