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Shapiro has a secret she’s desperate to keep - she’s lost her slayer powers.

As the new guardian of the Encyclopedia Magicka, Val expected the books to give her powers to replace those that disappeared after she lost her “V card” to Shade. But the encyclopedia exacts a price for every spell, making the job of guardian a tricky proposition.

When a rogue demon kidnaps Val’s ro

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Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 224 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by Bell Bridge Books
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Part demon, part human, we are secretly born.
Persecuted, violated, forsaken, forlorn.
For freedom, for privacy, we have all made a pact.
Three to serve: one to lead, one to protect, one to act.


It would seem that my favorite half succubus just can’t catch a break. Val Shapiro has been hunting bad vampires for as long as she can remember, but lately her life has been a bit harder than usual. Ever since she lost her Slayer powers along with her V card, she only has her succubus half, Lola, to rely o...more
Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
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My overall enjoyment with this series has severely decreased with each subsequent volume, and Make Me is no exception. Many of the previously mostly enjoyable characters change drastically for no (or a supremely stupid) reason (Val, Shade, especially, come to mind), the pacing is off (very noticeable and distracting in the first and last segments), the uneven POV shifts from first person to third person omniscient, certain elements feel shoe-horned...more
Suzanne
Spoilers for previous books.

Absolutely amazing. I am in love with this series. I think they are getting better every book.

Gwen and Micah get kidnapped by a mage demon. And the ransom he requires, is the Encyclopedia Magicka. A book that is kind of like a witches book of shadows but this one is written by witches and is extremely dangerous in the wrong hands, mainly, the hands of a mage demon. So Val needs to find a way to free Gwen and Micah without handing over the books.

On top of this, Val al...more
Ferdy
2.5 stars — spoilers

This was just an ok read — the plot was rather predictable, the romance was crap and the main characters were difficult to relate to. Val was more or less likeable bar her tendency to let people walk all over her. It's irritating that she gets pushed in to doing things she doesn't want, she rarely has control over her own life — which makes for very frustrating reading. This time around, Alejandro and his vampires force her into going to Austin with them to investigate a bunc...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* YA Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 3 1/2

*Review*

Make Me (Demon Underground #4) by Parker Blue picks up pretty much where Fang Me left off. In fact, the entire series so far has been told over a period of a few months.

Valentine (Val) Shapiro has lost her slayer powers. She’s extremely desperate to keep that secret from the rogue vampires who would love nothing better than to take her down permanently. Val has been a thorn in the vampire’s sides for years and she’s still only 18 years old!

Val is p...more
Vicci
I just finished the fourth book by Parker Blue. Make Me a preview from Netgalley.
First I must say i love this series and I could not put Make Me down. I really really great
read. I have to say it is the best so far. I do not want to give away anything but you will
laugh, scream and cry by the time you finsih this book. toally worth every tear and scream you let out. Best one Yet! I don't know how I will do waiting for the next book. Need it NOW!
Please read this book!
Grace Touch
Wow. Another fine addition to Parker Blue's Demon Underground series. Couldn't put the book down, not for a thing.

Make Me takes place in Austin, Texas (Nice change of scenery. I approve!). The New Blood Movement is in the throes of coming out to the world, but with the supposed appearance of 'Chupacabras' their plans are being delayed for fear of catching the blame for the deaths these beings are causing. So, naturally, it's a road trip for Val, and where Val goes a jealous Shade trails in her...more
Nícky
Hace más de 3 años que leí el tercero y estaba bastante perdida, sin embargo engancha rápido y la historia es tan dinámica que no te da tiempo a aburrirte, al contrario, te deja con necesidad de parar, entender y entonces continuar. No me ha gustado la reacción de Shade aunque entiendo que lo que Dina le ha hecho durante esos días no ha sido plato de buen gusto, pero no por eso debe tratar a Val de ese modo. Luego Austin... creo que ese vampiro vaquero va a dar mucho que hablar mientras esos dos...more
Marsha
Jul 09, 2012 Marsha rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 18 years and older.
Okay, it's official, I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!! "Make Me" is a wild roller coaster ride of excitement, intrigue, betrayal, kidnapping and more. This installment finds our heroine, Val Shapiro being forced to go to Austin, Texas with the vampire congregation led by Alejandro but not before she discovers that some of the demons have not been as protected from negative people in society and they want a change. She is reeling over her new duty as Keeper of the Magicka Encylopedia and hasn't even had a...more
Carmel Kelly
First things first, of all the Demon Underground books, Make Me has the least appealing cover but do not let the overly cartoony, childish cover put you off the book.

Poor Val. It seems that trouble just follows her and she cannot do anything about it. Now that she has lost her Slayer powers, all she has is Lola, the succubus within her, which is helpful, but having accelerated healing powers, speed and strength sure did come in handy when fighting the bad Vampires. The good Vampires, however? We...more
Kate McMurry
Book 4 in an exciting "New Adult" urban fantasy series with a "kick-ass" heroine

In this fourth book in the Demon Underground, New Adult, urban fantasy series, "kick-ass" heroine, 18-year-old Val Shapiro, is hiding a dangerous secret. After losing her virginity to her handsome, demon boyfriend, Shade, her slayer powers vanished. She had hoped that as the latest guardian of the Encyclopedia Magicka, these enormously powerful books would offer her new magical abilities to replace those she'd surren...more
Stina Zombean
While it took me a little longer to get into this book than the others, I felt like it was one of the best ones in the series overall.

The change to switching between Val and Micah's view points was interesting, necessary at times, and very well done. I always enjoy hearing more from Micah.

Before Val can even focus on the holidays, she is kidnapped with the assistance of fang, by demons who have a bone to pick with Micah and want to use her as a catalyst and leverage.
After getting out of the situ...more
Mrs. Kenyon
Valentine Shapiro is back in action, but instead of being The Slayer she is now The Keeper of the Books. After losing many of her powers she is relearning how to fight and protect those around her without being killed herself. Make Me offers action packed chapters but also throws in new twists. Gwen and Micah are kidnapped by a demon who wants the Encyclopedia Magicka. Val can’t give the books up, but she also can’t let her friends die. Of course the book wouldn’t be complete with subplots twist...more
Stephanie
ORIGINAL POST And GIVEAWAY of a special three volume Galley I received from Bell Bridge Press (10" by 8" softcover). It contains the first three novels in the Demon Underground Series by Parker Blue and I am giving it away. To enter complete the form below. US postal addresses only, 18 or older. Ends Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 12:01AM EST. FANGS, WANDS & FAIRY DUST 5-1-2012

MAKE ME
Demon Underground #4
by Parker Blue
Bell Bridge Books
Kindle: 535 KB, March 13, 2012
Paperback: 224 pages, April 20, 2...more
Traci (The Reading Geek)
Make Me is the fourth book in the Demon Underground series. I already really enjoy this series and find the books to be quick reads and Make Me was exactly that as well. Val is now the new guardian of the Encyclopedia Magicka and she has even more problems to face than before. Val continues to be a character that is easy for me to like. She is tough and tries to protect the people she cares about. She is hilarious though and so is her dog, Fang. I love how her and Fang make a team. However, Val...more
Rhonda
Review: Make Me by Parker Blue
4 STARS
Make Me is the 4th book in the series. Since my memory is not what it used to be, I reread Bite Me, Try Me and Fang Me. I enjoyed them the second time just as much.
Make Me starts after Fang Me. I wished the ending had been different. Maybe thier will be more books.
Val Shapiro now has the magic book, still works for the vampires. Val has to work for them till they come out & the books were found. She has lost
her powers,strength but still has Lola and her...more
Katy
Jun 07, 2012 Katy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of urban fantasy/paranormal, both YA and adult
Recommended to Katy by: NetGalley
Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy Reading Level: Young Adult

Disclosure: I received an eGalley of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: Shapiro has a secret she’s desperate to keep—she’s lost her slayer powers. As the new guardian of the Encyclopedia Magicka, Val expected the books to give her powers to replace those that disappeared after she lost her “V card” to Shade. But the encyclopedia exacts a price for every spell, making the job of guardian a tricky proposit...more
Darcy
I think I would have liked this one better had Val not been a whiny kid. She has been through so much, accepted it and moved on. So I was surprised when every time we turned around she was whining.

I do think that Val had things to complain about. She has the books, doesn't have a clue how to use them and the guy that should be showing her how to use the books isn't. She gets kidnapped by some rogue demons who point out some inequalities within the demon world, while still being forced to work w...more
Scooper Speaks
3.5
Favorite Lines: "Leave me alone," he said flatly. "Get the hell out of my life." (p. 210, e-galley)

Cover art: I hate it. It has an 80's cover art feel that I don't find attractive or enticing.

Characters: We are introduced to new characters in the fourth installment of Parker Blue's Demon Underground series. The characters are a paranormal mixture which includes vampires, hybrids and demons. Some of them are clearly evil others force you to sit the fence and wait to find out if they are on Val...more
Maghon Thomas
You ever hear the saying, "some things are too good to be true"...? When you have the luck and life of Val, you should never hold things and/or people too close, as they WILL leave her. *sigh* I am one of those really crazy HUGE fans of this series!! I was so excited to see this title on NetGalley while I wait for my copy to come in-THANKS NETGALLEY- that I literally screamed when I got my apporval notice, and then I dropped EVERYTHING and jumped in to read this one!! Seriously, I really am a cr...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Seriously, this series just keeps on getting better and better. I could not put this book down. Instead, I was entranced by Val who’s snarky attitude, demon talking sarcastic dog kept me entertained till the very last page.

First off, I can’t begin to tell you how much I adored this book. It’s so awesome, I don’t even know where to begin. Um…, so okay lets start off with the plot. This plot follows Val who has been called in to help figure out why vampires are missing in Austin. Val, along with F...more
Debbie (at) I Heart YA Books
I started reading the Demon Underground series two years ago and fell in love Val, a kick-ass vampire slayer. No,Val is not another Buffy. Make Me is the fourth book in this series and I have to say this one broke my heart for Val and Shade's relationship, but I'll get more into that later in my review. For now, I’d like to say Parker Blue is an awesome writer, and her style, which is strong, clear and lots of humor, always pulls me right in. The heroine, Valentine Shapiro (Val), who is one-eigh...more
Chrystina
Wow, poor Val just can't catch a break, it's always just one disaster after another! If you're a fan of this series, you won't want to miss this one, there are just too many climactic turning points with the plot.
There are some crucial changes to Val & Shade's relationship. Val also has another change in her role in the Demon Underground (I don't want to give too much away). She also has some changes to her relationship with the vampires in the New Blood Movement. I really like where the n...more
Paula HGZ
Awesome, simply awesome. Blue manages to make me forget about everything and just think about Val and Shade and Austin (Yummy vampire)... This time I loved the Val-Austin relationship, I hated how petty and childish was acting Shade and believe me when I say I LOVE HIM.
Val was asked (forced by the contract) by Alejandro (vamp) to go to Ausint and help him with some stuff.... and then when she goes, everything kind of falls apart...
We meet new people such as Dina and some more bad guys...
It was...more
Sara Thompson
I got the first three books of this series as a single e-book through NetGalley.
The writing is the best I have ever read but I still loved these books. I devoured them and the fourth book. I'm struggling to cope with the fact that I don't have a fifth book.
Val is an enjoyable character. I love her attitude and the fact that she really has few answers but she follows her heart and seems to be right more often than she is wrong. She makes mistakes.
I love Fang - I don't think there is a character...more
Carolina
I have to say I'm really disappointed with Shane and the SCU. He made a choice because he's always committed to the organization but gives Val slack if she makes decisions concerning everyone? Everyone expects her to fulfill their agendas yet all he can think about is himself. She's seen as some killer or superwoman and no one sees she's all an 18yr old sheltered girl who hasn't had a social life. I'm wondering what will happen in the next book but I think him just like Dan need to man up and st...more
Tracy
I liked the other three books in this series so much, that I couldn't help but be let down by this one. Rather than show off anyone's sparkling personality and snark, everyone seems off their game or getting too little page time to make a difference. The whole story felt transitional, and I found it difficult to remember who everyone was, and what was happening each time I picked it up again. That said, the story has some pivotal plot points, so you really can't afford to skip it.

Thanks to Netga...more
Jaime
Val Shapiro is back! Now as the official Keeper of The Books go Magick she has a lot to learn. And as if that isn’t enough she’s been called on by the Vampire’s to solve the mystery of a Chupacabra in Austin. Her boyfriend Shade is acting weird. Oh yeah, one more little thing her roommate and cousin have been kidnapped my a power hungry Mage Demon.

Fast, action packed, lovable characters, it’s all that you want in Urban Fantasy, and its easy to forget it’s technically YA. Buy it, read it, you won...more
Sara
Oh my... when's the 5th book coming out?!? I need to read it!
I love this series! Val is awesome! She cracks me up! So funny!
And Fang too, though sometimes I don't agree with him.
And I think I'm kind of falling in love with Austin. The vampire, not the city.
And what the heck happened to sweet sexy Shade??? I don't like this stupid version of him. He's being an ass! Idiot of a guy! Humph!
And I kind of can't bear Princess much either. We're homonymous but she really doesn't deserve that name! H...more
Mindy
Another great entry in the series though I thought the stuff with Shade was fairly weak. It made me really realize Val's age. However, I liked the stuff with Micah and Gwen a lot so that kind of made up for the Shade stuff. I did not like the switch to Micah's perspective, but understood why it was necessary for the storyline to make sense. I wish the author could have done it differently or done a novella with Micah.
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Who is Parker Blue? Well, I live in Colorado Springs with my dog, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Val's part-hellhound mutt, Fang.

I hate writing bios so that's all you're gonna get. Okay, okay. Instead of more boring bio stuff, how about some of my likes and dislikes?


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- The color red—a bright, orange-red just makes me happy.
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