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Deceptions (Demonkin #2)

4.41  ·  Rating Details ·  133 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
The great State of California has elected themselves a new governor…and he’s a vampire! Many hope it will bring some peace between the humans and vampires. Many don’t, which could be the reason someone is trying to kill him. Knowing they can’t protect him from supernatural terrorist attacks, the Department of Homeland Security turns to the only people who can, the FBI. ...more
249 pages
Published October 21st 2014 by Untold Press (first published April 14th 2012)
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Jen Wylie
Apr 18, 2012 Jen Wylie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm so excited to see Deceptions finally out! Origins (book 1) was one of my favorite books of last year. Whether you like vampires or not, this is a series to read. Though I loved Origins, I can honestly say I enjoyed Deceptions even more.

The main character Ash isn't exactly a vampire- she's more demon! A spunky, kick ass girl who gets into a lot of trouble, her character is wonderfully written and a real smart ass at times. The humor in this book is wonderful and compliments the action scenes
Karen Syed
This is a great book. I really enjoyed the characters and the action is right there in your face.

You should give it a try.
Apr 18, 2012 Rayna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another amazing story, Mr. Hayden you outdid yourself!
T.A. Moorman
Nov 08, 2014 T.A. Moorman rated it it was amazing
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Seeing as how the great citizens did vote Arnold Schwarqenager for governor of their lovely state, it really isn't that far a stretch to believe they would also elect a vampire. Though electing the terminator was a lot less detrimental to their health than Governor Greer, a very ancient vampire. And while the humans may have been eager to have him in a ruling position over them, the vampires may not share those feelings. A fact m
Lisa Hollar
Jan 11, 2013 Lisa Hollar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book two in the Demonkin Series and if you haven't read the first I suggest you start with that. Like Origins, the first in the series, Sean Hayden pulled me in from page one. I began reading this the day after I finished Origins and I was up until nearly 5 in the morning finishing it. I couldn't go to bed not knowing what happens.

Deceptions picks up where Origins left off and Ash and her partner, Thompson, are being sent to California to protect the new Governor. A Vampire. Someone is t
April Hollingworth
Oct 12, 2014 April Hollingworth rated it it was amazing
Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth

This is the second book in the remarkable Demonkin series. Ashley is a fabulous kick ass heroine. I have to admit I love her smart mouth that she just can’t control, and the fact that even though she is dangerous she is also extremely caring for those that get close to her, and will do anything to protect them, even if it means endangering her own life to do so. In saying that, she does know that her fabulous partner Thompson also has her back and so does the
I was hoping for more, but I'll read the next one

When you've got a book that's a borderline novella, with so little page time the pressure is on to make an impact. I felt like Origins accomplished that. This one? Not so much.

Ashlyn is settling into her role as an FBI agent, and a new case has fallen into her lap. She has to protect the State of California's new and very first vampire governor. Though many hope this fosters better relations between humans and vampires, others are out for his b
Michele Collins
Aug 02, 2012 Michele Collins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book Title: Deceptions
Author: Sean Hayden
Publisher: Echelon Press Publishing
ISBN: 9781590808702
Reviewed by Michele Tater for the Couch Tater Review

“I hate the man who is double-mined, kind in words, but a foe in his conduct.” ~Palladas

She’s back...Ashlyn that is. Everyone’s favorite FBI agent, well it should be everyone’s favorite. Her assignment this time is to act as a body guard to a vampire who just happens to be the Governor of California who also happens to be a vampire. In California what
Aug 26, 2012 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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While I enjoyed this book (and the first, Origins) more than several of the books I've read most recently, I dislike the author's writing style in regards to Ashlyn's inner monologue. I know she's only 17-18 in the books, but some of the things she says drove me nuts. For example, any time something arouses her in some way (which happens pretty frequently) she makes some comment about places she'd rather not mention getting all warm. Additionally, I felt like the author really likes pointing out ...more
J.A. Campbell
Oct 26, 2014 J.A. Campbell rated it it was amazing
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Deceptions by Sean Hayden is the second book in the adult urban fantasy Demonkin series. If you haven’t read Origins, do so. Now. I’m waiting...

Ashlyn works for the FBI. She’s also a vampire. The only vampire who works for the FBI. She’s also got secrets of her own. She can only feed off of supernatural blood, so the humans are safe, but is the vampire she’s been tasked to guard?

When California elects the first vampire governor (it would have to be California) Ashlyn and her werelion partner a
Oct 22, 2014 Doris rated it it was amazing
*I was provided a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

Deceptions is the second installment in the Demonkin Series- and we are not disappointed!!!
I hope that you have all read book one, and are ready to get your socks blown off!!
Deceptions is unlike any other "demon" book you will read. Sean Hayden has given us Ash, a character that refuses to let her life path be written by genealogy. In this book, we learn a bit more of her father and just how important it is to her to have a li
Aug 20, 2012 Scott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked DECEPTIONS, the followup to ORIGINS (Demonkin series) by Sean Hayden quite a bit. Not quite as much as ORIGINS or Hayden's young adult novel, MY SOUL TO KEEP. But I really enjoyed the main character, who gives us a little different take on the usual protagonist from this genre of fiction. Plus, Hayden's brand of somewhat off-beat humor shines through loud and clear.

I mark it down slightly because I could see the solution coming from early on, and just because, subjectively, I couldn't ra
Oct 17, 2014 Bobbi rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Bobbi by: Market Ing
Ash (Not quite sure what she is yet) and Thompson (Werelion) are very comical at times and they work very well together. Marcel (Vampire) had his moments for the brief time he was there. Wasn't sure what to make of the Governor until later and found out I didn't like him much. This author did a great job making all of the characters feel real and believable.

This was a different read for sure. One that I quite enjoyed. It puts a different look on the paranormal world.

I received this book from Mar
Great read. I did prefer the 1st book to Deceptions but this is still very good and worth the read. There's quite a bit of action in this one and it takes place in Sacramento which resonated with me. I'm looking forward to a 3rd book in the series.
Shoulanda August
Outstanding tale

I loved the characters and the whole story about the supernatural. I don't usually like vampires but fell in love with the demon half bred. I finished this series in two days and can't wait to find out what happens next....
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Always a fan of the macabre, mythical, and magical, Sean found a love of urban fantasy and horror. After writing several novels in this genre, he found, fell in love with, and immersed himself in steamp
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