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Devour

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3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  77 Ratings  ·  42 Reviews
He wasn't supposed to remember.

Callie is a royal vampire. She hunts by taking the blood from her victims and erases their memories afterwards. She goes undetected until a victim named Chase approaches her with all his memories intact. He is intrigued and attracted. She is terrified. What happens when a human mixes with the immortal world? Chaos.

Callie’s 18th birthday has
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Paperback, 258 pages
Published March 1st 2013 by Createspace (first published February 27th 2013)
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Jonel Boyko
Oct 03, 2013 Jonel Boyko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The prologue for this novel sets the scene perfectly, leading you in to future action while not giving anything away. Being such a visual author, Heltsley sets the scene perfectly for her audience creating a world that is very addictive. By the end of the novel you are left with a sense of hope as well as an overwhelming desire to continue on this intriguing journey in this very vivid world. Heltsley’s well-developed concept of vampires and vampire government is presented in a logical yet ...more
Gabby
Oct 07, 2012 Gabby marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Oooh, this looks really good. Can't wait to read it!
Alicia Batista (Addicted Readers)
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Everything you are about to read is my full and honest opinion about the book!


This was a tough one to rate and review. While I did enjoy it, it just wasn't one to grab my attention and hold it throughout the book! Okay now that being said, The book did flow pretty well from chapter to chapter and I enjoyed the characters development. So while it wasn't the best I've ever read it wasn't the worst either. Somewhere in the middle I
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Heather andrews
Mar 03, 2013 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book cover is what made me want to read this book so bad (yes I'm a sucker for pretty book covers haha) Then I read the blurb and that was the cake topper. There were two men that had my heart in this book, one was Chase (the human or is he?) He's just so the boy has swag that's all I can say, "Let's go before I have my way with you in this ally." If that's not swag I don't know what is, okay so it might be horniness but still it got me going (winking uncontrollably). Then there's Cody I ...more
Danielle Annett
I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I'd give this one a 3.5 out of 5 stars
While I did enjoy the overall story line the internal dialogue of the main character drove me insane. One moment the character behaved very "royal" like since well, she is royal, and then the next her internal dialogue goes off on a tangent behaving like an immature teenager. The difference between the two behaviors kind of threw me for a loop.

Aside from that it was an intriguing story. It
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Overall I enjoyed the story of this book, it didn’t have much action in it or even romance really. It had enough going to keep me reading, but will say, at the mark I was waiting for something else to happen, and it never did, kind of a letdown really. It was wrapped up nice with a fairytale ending I guess.

The main characters were not really developed a lot, I never got to that point where I fall in love with them, I did with Cody, but even he got a bit chessesy at times. But not too bad.
The od
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Emily (Reviewer
May 17, 2013 Emily (Reviewer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Devour is the appropriate word for the title of the book! She hit the head on the nail with that one! I "Devoured" the book in one sitting, could not put it down, and I can not get the story out of my head 2 days later! Major props to Andrea for coming up with such an amazing twist on vampires! I was getting tired of the same old same old. There have been many many books that have captured me and drew me in but it took a could of chapters... in Devour I was HOOKED after the first paragraph! ...more
Ivie Isler
Apr 28, 2013 Ivie Isler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The summary drew me in and made me want to read the book. Royal vampires, a possible love triangle, and a mortal that finds out about the paranormal world. This story could have gone several different directions. There could have been action, romance, betrayal, lots of drama and more. Heltsley took a more traditional route though. She amped up the romance portion and played down the action. It made for a decent story.
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Farrah
May 19, 2013 Farrah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Short and sweet and utterly perfect! Devour was a great read with a unique take of vampire and, refreshingly, a standalone where everything is worked out in the end.

I loved how this book did vampires. They weren't glamorized nor demonized. They were portrayed as a fully functioning, sophisticated society that was harsh, but not cruel or unfair, in its fervor to keep its existence a secret. They were actual believable vampires that were unapologetic about their need for blood. It was a nice chang
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Marni
May 21, 2013 Marni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“He wasn’t supposed to remember.” A good tag line for this book dealing with a new found lifelong love and an accident that could change that outcome. A very sexy cover that fits well with the tragic event and invites the reader in. Devour. That’s what I did with this book from start to finish.

A vampire story dealing with lust, love and all the clichés, this story starts off bumpy but like turbulence in an airplane, eventually settles down and takes you for an exciting trip. A quick, exciting re
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Tanya Johnson
May 02, 2013 Tanya Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Callie is a royal vampire; one of many. She is young adventourous and ready to have some fun. Her best friend is Jane and together they go "hunting" at their favorite bar. Things are going great, she finds Chase a very hot guy whom she senses there is something different about him, goes home with him and feeds on him. She wipes his memory clean and then goes home just like every other week. Well things are going fine except she has to prepare for the Blood Ball, a huge party for the upcoming gir
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Danielle (Dannie)
First, I have to say ... I can't wait for the next book!!!!! At least, I'm hoping there will be a second book??!!!! I was absolutely, totally entranced by this book! There were one or two spots that I caught a spelling issue, but other than that, there is not really anything else that I found a problem with. I fell into the story within the first couple of pages, and I could not put the book down for the life of me!! There are many books I have read that pull me into the story and make
me feel li
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Kristin Anders
I got this book free in exchange for an honest review.

Gees, these are so hard to write.

First off--two stars on Goodreads translates to "It's okay" and not "it's the worst book ever." And Devour is an okay book.

The Chapter Headings rock. Once Upon a Time Covers did a great job there and Heltsley does a great job acknowledging her editor, cover designer, formaters, etc.

The story is mildly intriguing. I found it easy to put down. There was rarely a moment that I had to know what happened. (There
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Christina  Torretta
What an interesting group of characters. I really liked Callie (at the beginning) and loved her spirited ways. She’s a girl that knows what she wants and isn’t going to be pushed by her parents or the vampire council.

I actually thought, quite a few times, that she was going to do things that are completely against vampire rules. But, she’s not a bad girl, she just doesn’t want to be pushed into something she doesn’t want to do. I love characters who can stand up for themselves. It’s refreshing a
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Candy
Feb 28, 2013 Candy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved this book!I was captivated by the blurb,I need to find out how things turned out.It was a intense read.I felt what the characters were feeling.I was actually almost in a total panic to find out their fate.
The night before the blood ball or "coming out" ball,Callie and Jane go out hunting at a local club just like they always do.Never did they think a normal night would turn into a nightmare.After drinking from Chase, Callie wipes his memory just as she is suppose to do only for
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Helena
Mar 08, 2013 Helena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: para-vamp
Note: I received this book directly from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This is the fourth book I've read by this author so far, and I have to say, this is by far my favourite story by her. Once I started, I wasn't able to put this book down!

So often I read books that are so predictable, and I assumed this would be just like the rest. Boy was I wrong! I think this was the first book I've read so far this year where the girl didn't end up with the boy I assumed right off the bat. It
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Georgiann Hennelly
I recieved this book free in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book i have read by this author. Devour is a story about Vampires imagine they live in your community they do everything you do they shop at the mall go to night clubs and they feed off the innocent humans. After they feed off you they wipe your mind. Than they go home and sleep and you go on living your life. If by chance a Vampire forgets to wipe the Humans mind they just fed off of they would be sentenced to death. ...more
Claire
Mar 16, 2013 Claire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: r2r-books
I read this book in exchange for an honest review so here goes.
It all starts off when the night before the Blood Ball, Callie goes hunting and everything goes wrong after she picks the wrong human, and cannot wipe his memory, so she lives in fear of the death sentence for the discovery of her race. First off I enjoyed this book and read it in a day. The whole concept was good, the hunting, the Blood Ball and the Mating ceremony and I really liked Cody and Callie even though they kind of annoyed
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Cassandra
My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 unicorns - I liked it!!
**Received this book as part of Authors & Readers Convention for an honest review

The cover is beautiful, and I really love it. Purple is my favorite color, so I loved her eyes :)

Okay, this book is okay, but it didn’t do anything special for me. This is just like a teen as far as infatuation and lust. It is basically about a teen dating, so you hear about a bunch of dates. The end was better, but there just wasn’t enough action for me or emotion
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Katherine
Mar 14, 2013 Katherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book and thought that it was an interesting take on vampires. The story was well developed and flowed smoothly. There were some interesting twists and alot of great characters.
Callie was a likeable heroine, although she acted very immaturely at times. I loved Cody - her was a perfect hero and so devoted to Callie. Jane, Callie's best friend, was a great character - she was very fiesty and I'm kind of hoping that the author will write a second book focusing on Jane. Chase's
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Ria
I loved a lot of different things that Ms. Heltsley incorporated into this story. The banter the two participated in was really fun. Jane and Callie had an amazing friendship that jumps out of the pages.

I love these two!

Together they’re off the charts!!!


My Rating
4.0 Violet halo, Amber halo, Blood Ball, First Dance, Stolen Kiss, Dhampir, True Mates, Castle, Everlasting Love filled stars!! If you like paranormal, and are in a mood for a fun light read, you will devour, Devour!!! :)

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Melanie
May 27, 2013 Melanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit to being neither young adult or new adult but still enjoyed this book very much.

It was an interesting concept to have young vampires going out and feeding from humans and then erasing their memories until they find their mate at the 'blood ball'. Trouble naturally follows when one human doesn't forget which could lead to the death of both the human and the vampire.

I don't know if this is a stand alone book or if their will be a sequel but if there is, I will definitely be reading
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Cyndi Goodgame
Sep 19, 2013 Cyndi Goodgame rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cyndi-s-favs
Loved it. The story could have branched in many ways, but Heltsley did it perfectly. Royal vampires are a fav of mine. This story could have gone several different directions. She gives just the right amount of action and romance that I like.

Callie is determined, but love steps in the way. Her dreams and ambitions change a bit, but love does that to you. It doesn't mean they go on hold, just change to be together. Life throws you curveballs, you catch them and go on...even in the vampire world.

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Lisa Sanchez
May 19, 2013 Lisa Sanchez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! I started this gem late last night and had the pleasure of finishing it up today. With the exception of The Warden's Lover At Last, I haven't read anything paranormal in a while. I've been all about contemporary romance.

Devour was a refreshing change of pace!

The writing was smooth, the characters interesting and believable. It was also nice to see a romance between a h/h that wasn't in a constant state of back and forth turmoil. Looking forward to r
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Felicia Tatum
Mar 06, 2013 Felicia Tatum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book for an honest review.

The story flowed fairly well and the characters were developed nicely. I love the vampire aspect and I read the whole book in one sitting!

The present tense was a little confusing and the mating/bond part wasn't completely understandable for me.

Other than that, I really enjoyed this book!
Beth
This copy of Devour was a prize in Sophie Davis's Fall in Love February Giveaway donated by the author Andrea Hetsley. This is my honest review.
Heather Rizkallah
Aug 01, 2015 Heather Rizkallah rated it it was amazing
The book start off with a good bang and ends with a serious WOW factor. I would love to see a second book
Jacquelyn
Apr 05, 2013 Jacquelyn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Couldnt finish.
Ariella
Mar 18, 2013 Ariella rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-to-review
I love this book. I love characters. I'm giving 5 stars.
Angela(demonsangel) Fitzgerald
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