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Beyond the Grave (Jess Vandermire, Vampire Hunter #2)

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Vampire Police Captain Jess Vandermire is hunting a serial killer vampire. The trouble is, Jess is experiencing blackouts, and every time she does, another woman turns up dead. Has she slipped over the dangerous slope into full vampirism? Is she the serial killer she’s hunting? Lieutenant John Brittain makes it his job to find the killer and prove Jess innocent, but it’s h ...more
Kindle Edition, 188 pages
Published (first published October 15th 2008)
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Jeanny
Jan 26, 2016 Jeanny rated it did not like it
Disclaimer: The eARC for Beyond the Grave (Jess Vandermire, #2) by Lina Gardiner was kindly provided to me via Netgalley.
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This second book in the series picks up right after the first one. This book cannot be read as a standalone. This series must be read in order to appreciate the nuances and the chronological events. Jess is feeling the dark side calling to her. Star War jokes aside, Jess is fighting what seems to be a losing battle. She is missing time and memories. Whilst this is going on, women resembling her are being killed. Evidence is slowing pointing towards Jess as the perpetrator. John is not going to l ...more
Alysia
Nov 26, 2015 Alysia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
More vampires! But I liked this book. I think the adding in of mysteries and police work helped make this series a little different for me. This book has a lot of action in it and I enjoyed this the book. I was not enjoying the ending but that is just because I'm picking about leaving me wanting more. You don't do that to me! lol But I will read book 3 and be ok. * I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
Mary Mattson
Nov 17, 2015 Mary Mattson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

There are bodies of women who have been drained of blood that resemble Jess turning up in the park. Evidence says that Jess is the killer. But Britt knows it isn’t Jess who is killing these women. He’s going to find out who. Jess has been acting strange lately, losing time. Jess, is thinking being around Britt is making her human again, and that is why she is having these spells. There is someone who is very interested in Jess, and that is Drago Vaslov. Someone is paying Vaslov to procure Jess f
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Jeannie Zelos
Oct 21, 2015 Jeannie Zelos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition



Beyond the Grave, Book 2 of the Jess Vandermire: Vampire Hunter Series, Lina Gardiner

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre: Romance, Sci-fi and Fantasy

I’m always on the look out for a good vampire series and saw this one a while back. At the time though I had a long TBR list so this went on my wish list for later....( at one time I had so many on my BR list I divided it into two– that damn one click! Now I’m stricter, well, a little...)
So not having read book one, only the sample, I dived
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T.
Dec 01, 2015 T. rated it liked it
I received Beyond the Grave as an ARC (advance reader's copy) book from NetGalley. The gifting did not determine the review/rating, which reflects my honest opinion. Gosh, I really had hopes this story would be better than the first book. Unfortunately, it only emphasized the author's failure to set definitive world-building structure. There are so many plot holes and unexplained reasons why circumstances happened -- it made the read awkward.

The main female character, rather than growing into t
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Montzalee Wittmann
Dec 30, 2015 Montzalee Wittmann rated it it was amazing
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Beyond the Grave is book 2 in the series of her vampire hunters. I did not read book one and had no problems jumping right in and taking off without a hitch. I loved it right away. A good strong female lead character, good plot with lots of twists and surprises, action, a little romance to spice things up, a gorgeous guy for a partner, lots of vampires, and a mystery! What's not to like about that when it is done right? Characters are well developed and complex, lots of intrigue, and excitement. ...more
Claudia
this series stays interesting ...
Marsha
Apr 17, 2011 Marsha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adult Paranormal Romance Lovers
There were many aspects of "Beyond the Grave" that I found exciting and disappointing. First, many sequels are better than the first books because all of the foundation work has previously been laid. Although this book is only 188 pages, it seemed dragged out at times in order to lengthen the book. The good news is I still enjoyed the characters in this book as well as the plot.

This time Jess and Britt are attempting to take their relationship to the next level but once again, they are interrupt
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Steph
Jun 01, 2011 Steph rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Low-rent covers aside, this is a pretty good UF/Vamp series. The books lean a bit more towards UF than PNR, but there is a strong romantic element-without a lot of lavish sex. The first book has a couple of issues like: cheesy villain dialogue, mediocre writing, typos, & plot inconsistencies, which seemed to cheapen a relatively good book. The writing is greatly improves & the editing is much tighter as the series progresses, but a few typos & mistakes still remain like: repeated sce ...more
Deb Dionne
Jan 21, 2016 Deb Dionne rated it it was amazing
Beyond the Grave

Absolutely love this series of books! I love the suspenseful paranormal storyline and even tho my ARC failed...I bought this book and the next to read this authors fabulous stories! Definitely a 5 plus series that I highly recommend!!
Nagarajan.ra
Hmm.. Another one from the stables of Lina Gardiner.

The first one was interesting but weak plot which also reflects in this version.
Characters pop up and story hangs in the middle...
A touche finesse is required for the series...

But a good time pass though....
No flashy scenes but strong romance...

The tension between the lead characters is clearly visible.. in the words of the auther..
Kudos for tat..

Kel (Bookworm)
I received a copy from NetGalley for an honest review.

This was was just as exciting as the first book. Somewhat of a cliffhanger ending though, be sure to have tissues!
Heather Moore
Nov 19, 2012 Heather Moore rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As good as the first one
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Lina Gardiner was born and raised in New Brunswick. She has a deep appreciation of the beauty and the special attributes of her province. As a test to see if she could make it as a writer, she wrote an article on the Fundy Trail Parkway and got the cover story in the magazine We're Home New Brunswick.

That was her sign to dive into her lifelong dream of writing. After that, she wrote a short story
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