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The Vampire from Hell: The Beginning

(The Vampire from Hell #1)

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Rayea isn't daddy's little girl, even if he is the most powerful fallen angel around. He wants her to take an active role in the family business. But she's not interested in his schemes for world domination. Instead she wants to spend her time shopping on the Internet, rescuing humans from a horrific eternity, and practicing martial arts with her seven foot hellhound. Then ...more
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Published January 9th 2011 by Smashwords
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Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
When I first saw this the storyline caught my attention. It seemed like a cool idea to have vampires originate from Hell, and have a daughter of Lucifer be involved. However...this didn't turn out to be all that interesting. The origin of the vampire isn't actual described like you would think it would be, you know...before all of the stories and tv hunks start portraying them. Instead it's set in modern times. Also I didn't quite understand how and why Lucifer had his whole Hell operation runni ...more
Red Haircrow
Jan 30, 2011 rated it liked it
"“The Vampire from Hell” is a great idea, one I thought unique from my perspective. I don’t generally choose vampire fiction as a genre to read personally, but Amy Larkin’s idea drew me in...."

Full review is available at Flying With Red Haircrow.
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**✿❀ Maki ❀✿**
I knew what I was getting into when I first saw the name of this book.

For starters, as an explanation, it's not so much a book as the start of a story drawn out over five books. Part 1 here just gives you the prologue of the story, as well as a sample from books 2 - 3.

As for the story itself...I supposed I'd be a bit more inclined to thinking of it as a novel idea if I hadn't already read Bloodlines and Wolf Pact by Melissa de la Cruz. I had heard so much about how it was such an original idea..
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Jaime
Feb 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the world Ally has created in her first installment. The storyline has a different twist than other vampire stories and that is refreshing. You can really imagine the people in the story through her writing. It was an easy read, good characters & it made you WANT to read it. I can't wait for the next installment! ...more
Beccy
Feb 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really loved this book it had me hooked from the start i can't wait to read part 2 :D
Amber
Mar 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Can't wait to read more from this story
very different from the same ole vampire stories
Netanella
First paragraph:
It's almost sun set and I have decided to stop in a coffee shop and try to get an internet connection on my laptop.  No, I don't drink coffee.  I just like the smell of it.  I'm more concerned with getting my thoughts written down before I go hunting tonight.  I think it's time the world knows.

Nicely done story about Rayae, the misunderstood daughter of Lucifer. She's part vampire, has a 7-foot protective Hellhound named Blink, and works in receiving, where she secretly tries to
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Amelia
An entertaining sounding premise but very poor execution: clunky writing with malformed phrases and an extremely rushed plot so far. Case in point? A sentence in paragraph three: "He'd soon kill me as to look at me." I mean, seriously, it hurts my eyes.

Also, why would you bother to shoot someone who had already died and gone to hell? Surely they're already dead?
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Sep 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
REVIEW OF BOOKS 1 TO 3!

I was asked by the author to write a review so I received all three of The Vampire from Hell books in the same one and I am so happy I did! These books were so great and they packed a real punch! They also just got better and better as the series continued! I really enjoyed them and I think that they were a great twist on the supernatural and that the plots of this series also just got better that by the second book I was hooked! Rayea was such a strong main character and
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Brandi Salazar
Aug 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Rayea definitely isn't daddy's little girl. Daughter of the Devil, Lucifer, Your Highness, what have you, she is put through the rigors of being tortured in order to be a stronger team player for the darkside, but all Rayea wants to do is be a player for the House of G, as it's called.

Tasked with balancing the books for her father's many business ventures, she spends most of her time soaking up the human world via social networking sites. That is, until her cruel sister, Stephanie, tattles like
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Meigan
Not bad for a freebie, both this and the second book are free on Amazon. I really like the concept of a vampire from hell. Rayea is the daughter of Satan, sweet as pie, loves Internet shopping...and humans. Suffice it to say, she and papa don't get along all that well. He does something to her and the end result is that she becomes a vampire. He intends to use her as a killing machine, she has other intentions.

There were a few things I found funny. I like how Rayea refers to Heaven as the "Hous
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Shelley
May 11, 2011 rated it liked it
**Synopsis** Rayea isn't daddy's little girl, even if he is the most powerful fallen angel around. He wants her to take an active role in the family business. But she's not interested in his schemes for world domination. Instead she wants to spend her time shopping on the Internet, rescuing humans from a horrific eternity, and practicing martial arts with her seven foot hellhound. Then one day everything changes. Here's the first part of her story about how it all began.

This is actually a free e
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Angel Song
Jun 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
A girl named Rayea is the daughter of Satan/Lucifer and she doesn't agree with what her father does to humans. Rayea has no problem with humans but because she likes them too, her father wants to kill her. She wasn't as strong as Stephanie, her sister but as daughters of Satan, you have to be a strong demon and control what you want. The crazy part of this book is how humans actually get a second chance in life. Rayea is trying to give humans second chances that will allow them to return to Eart ...more
delane
May 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
OK so this was a SHORT short...(sorry folks I wouldn't have put it on my count down list if I'd know...I'll read two that I don't put in to make up for it... :))
This was good!
Rayea is the daughter of Satan...put she hates him and everything to do with Hell and being evil. She loved humans and wants to try and find ways to help the ones that have been caught in Lucifer's snare. Then dear ole dad does something horrible (even for him this sucked!) to her...end of story...
I WILL read the #2...'Raye
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Kelly
Feb 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: vampire lovers
I really liked this free e-book. Many times the free ones aren't the greatest but this one was worth the read. It's about a demon/vampire who is the daughter of Satan, but she's a GOOD demon/vampire.She has a horrible relationship with her father whom she works for in hell processing new arrivals there. She finds herself drawn to Earth and the humans who inhabit it. She loves all things earthly-including i-Phones,Facebook, and shows about vampires on TV. It was dark and edgy but also quirky and ...more
Tiana
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting yet I loved it

I love vampire books and this definitely had a different twist. I was tired of the teen romance and sparkly vampires so I went on a hunt for something more realistic. This book had everything I could ever ask for. The main character Rayea has no filter on what she says and tells you how it is. Even though it was a short book, it caught my attention right of the back. The battle between hell and the gods (not telling you which ones) I couldn't get enough of it.

I definit
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Mayrose
Jul 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'm terrible at reviews.....sorry. This is a very short part 1 novella from 'The Vampire From Hell' series. I just read it really fast and have to start on part 2 right away because it has really grabbed me and makes me want to keep reading. Quite a different take on the whole vampire genre I'm used too. Since this volume 1 edition I'm reading is a collection of the first three parts all published as novellas, I plan on doing a collective review when I'm done with all three parts. Part 4 is to b ...more
Vickie
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Settling on this as something to read while I was lazing in the back garden it then sat unread for weeks as I waited for the right weather (hurray for the British weather) When the sun finally came out I found myself cursing my stupidity. I couldn't believe I had left this idling when I could have been reading, re-reading, and downloading the follow up chapters. A few spelling errors caught my eye, I have to admit, but nothing too jarring, and the plot itself with it's engaging characters more t ...more
Laura
Oct 12, 2011 rated it did not like it
If I could give this book 0 stars, I would. It was only a few chapters, which normally would bother me since I was expecting a full book, but I was actually just glad that it was over. The writing is extremely juvenile and almost feels like bad fan fiction - the dialogue is so unbelievable and childish, and it's overall a chore to read because it's so bad.
Chris Valdes
Jan 13, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
High school creative writing class project

I thought the description was good enough to give the book a look. It has its moments but . It is just to cheesy and cliche. No real spark. It could of been great but I can tell the writer is either new or still learning. Feels like a skeleton waiting for flesh to grow
Heather
May 18, 2011 rated it liked it
This story started a bit slow, but before I knew it, it was over & just when I was getting into it. Only took about 20 minutes to read, but over all it was interesting. I enjoyed the concept, it hasn't really been done before. I look forward to reading part 2 to see what happens next. ...more
Steph
Dec 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Love this story...such a fresh take on a vampire..I've read alot of supernatural vampire series and this by far is the most original and different from all the others...I cannot wait to read more about Rayea!!!
Marguarite Markley
Jul 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
I tried this out because it was a freebie on Kindle Books. I really liked it. It's humorous and the concept is original. Because it is a novella, I hate to reveal too much info and give away the entire story. It's really short, like 5 chapters...just read it!
Kellie
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I came upon this book while i was searching for books for my kindle and i am so glad that i clicked on this book.I love the idea of a vampire coming from hell...When i started reading the book i was at the end watning more of rayea's story..GREAT JOB !! I would recommend this book to anyone
A.N. Busch
Aug 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
I like the idea that I am reading "blog like entries"!! (I love reading all kinds of blogs!) Looking forward to reading more! I think if I had actually run across this in the blog world, I would have believed it was real!
Gavin Ough
A prime example of a writer taking an excellent idea and not being able to write it well enough. Perhaps I'm outside the target demographic here but it seems to be written to a much younger audience than I am and unfortunately, I wasn't able to read the whole book.
Katrina
Oct 09, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebies
This was okay. The ending came really suddenly, so that was a bummer. It was interesting to see how exactly Lucifer has a vampire for a daughter, but it was really weird that that this is set in modern times with Iphones and everything.
gigi pryce
Feb 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampire-reads
This is part 1 of a free series that a friend of mine has written and I really enjoyed it. The concept it well thought out and the characters are engaging and overall its a comical, fun quick read.
Vilmarys
Mar 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very Interesting. Can't wait to see what's next for Rayea!
Simone Cannon
Jun 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Creative vampire concept. I'm looking forward to reading the next novella.
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Ally Thomas loves writing fantasy and paranormal books for that showcase vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, and any furry monsters who go bump in the night. She enjoys imagining new origins for these traditional creatures and seeing where it'll take her. Ally's paranormal series, The Vampire from Hell has been on the Top 100 Amazon bestsellers list in Fantasy since its release in 2011.

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