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Eyes Like Blue Fire

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Katja is a vampire who has lost sense of herself and her value in the world. Lost, broken and damaged she wanders the streets of Europe hoping to find some sense of purpose beyond the death and tragedy she has always known. Betrayed by her sire and left alone in the night she is startled to discover herself forming a connection to a young man who shares a close resemblance ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published April 5th 2013 by Createspace
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Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Reading the first novel in what appears to be a series, you have Katja, a vampire who is torn between her past and what seems like a bleak future. She is a lonely vampire, walking the world alone until someone catches her eye. Raven, a man who is a poet and a gentle soul. But unknown to her, another, older vampire has her eye on him too. What starts out as a love story quickly turns into an adventure to save not just Raven but Katja too. I do want to point out that while there is romantic ...more
Jul 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
(Full disclosure: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)

Eyes Like Blue Fire is a decent idea in need of an editor. It’s a story of love, loss, love again, revenge, demons, zombies, and most of all vampires.

Sounds good, right? Well, maybe.


Katja is a vampire, whose sire, Anton, leaves her. She wanders aimlessly until she meets Raven Nightshade, who looks almost exactly like Anton, while she looks almost exactly like Raven’s lost love Kathryn.

Meanwhile, Anton
Aug 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone that is sick of the fluffly type vampires
*I was given this book for free, in exchange for an honest/fair review

I rated this book 3.5 stars

Eyes Like Blue Fire is the first book in a series/triology? by Amanda M.Lyons about Vampires, Zombies and a lot of gory stuff that will make you gag!

Eyes Like Blue Fire has many twists and turns for it's reader the biggest one being, it's starts as a paranormal romance book, then suddenly you realise that you are now reading a horror book. I loved that! One of the most refreshing things about this
Philip Maxwell
Apr 17, 2013 rated it liked it

Eyes like Blue Fire is a vampire story spanning the centuries, from 17th Century Europe to the present day and features a love-lorn female lead vampiress.

There are some very powerful and evocative scenes which are a real strength: some are almost poetic and I particularly liked a scene in the orchard.

There were aspects of Eyes Like Blue Fire that I found less satisfactory, in particular storyline was difficult to follow and character's backgrounds confusing. I struggled with the character
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: done
*I was given this book free, in exchange for an honest/fair review*

This is NOT an urban fantasy romance book, this is a paranormal horror book and a damn good one! The plot is amazing! If you are thinking about sparkling vampires, just stop! This book brings them back to all their glory and gore of the underworld. The way they should be seen.

Katja is a lonely and haunted vampire. She missed her creator/lover/mentor - Anton. Katja is stuck between the past, when she was mortal to the present of
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
After reading the book description, I was intent on reading the whole thing. Though there were a lot of things I liked about the book, there also were many things that bothered me.

The basic idea for the plot was interesting, with some intricate ideas and also well-balanced between romance and action. I also liked the flashbacks in history used to explain background and motivation of the protagonists. But despite these well-chosen ingredients I was not satisfied with the resulting story. The
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I got this book for an honest review.

I hate giving bad reviews, but I have to be honest. This book's blurb sounded awesome, but it was confusing a lot of times. From the beginning, I felt that the writing was all over the place, and for me, at times the story was slow. The writing style just wasn't for me. Katja is a tortured vamp on a quest for love, and the mission was set up by her sire. There are other things that unfold, but I hate spoiling a book.

So all in all this book gets 2 stars for
Marie Crow
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a face paced read with an exciting end. The author weaves an interesting story as she slowly introduces you to new characters making them, and their back-story, easy to follow. The flash backs are weaved into the tale, making them not feel dragged out or unnecessary to the plot. Watching how all of the character’s stories come together at the end is a perfect example of the creativity of this author. Being a person to cheer on the “villain”, I was not disappointed with this book’s ...more
J.M. Rankin
Apr 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Eyes like blue fire review

I was given a free copy of this book as part of a group review.

I really enjoyed reading this novel, with it's twists and turns - some of which were guessable, others less so.
It was an interesting start, weaving plenty of questions into the back history of the characters.
I like the gothic undertones and classic feel of this story, though things like castles etc could be viewed as a little cliche but I understand they fitted with the location and time period.

May 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook, fiction, uf-pnr
*I was kindly sent a free copy to read in return for writing an honest review of the book*

Despite the low star rating, there is nothing that I would say is particularly wrong with the book itself or the writing style. It is just not the type of book that I personally enjoy. I am very much into action packed urban fantasy and this comes more under gothic historical fiction featuring vampires.

Other reviews already recount the plot so I will concentrate on what I felt were the positive and
Michael Kanuckel
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I don't usually read vampire fiction, but I felt the need to do something different and stretch out a little bit. I wasn't disappointed.
Not being a vampire reader, I have been laboring under the misguided idea for years now that all new vampire fiction had gone the route of Twilight. But here, in Ms. Lyons's debut novel, I see that I was mistaken. Actual vampires do still roam the underworld of the horror genre, much to my surprise and delight. The atmosphere in this book is sufficiently heavy
L. Benitez
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was a fantastic read. I'll give it 5 stars easily. Gothic vampire is definitely not a genre I read a lot in, perhaps ever at all. But Amanda's synopsis sounded interesting and I thought I'd give the genre a try. I must say, I'm a fan now. So kudos to Lyons because I'll be reading in this genre much more. I'm gonna read her sequel soon, in fact!

What I liked best about this book was the main character, Katja. I've read other reviews of this book and most readers liked the character
Mindy Bigham
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

I really wanted to give this story a chance, but I had a hard time finishing the book as I stayed very confused. Characters are introduced all over the place and I was never sure which character I was reading at any given time as the point of view changed frequently. The book also switches from past to present often and without a warning.

The book started off very strong and had me completely drawn in as I really wanted
Lisa Logan
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I can best describe this book as a delicious blend of the romantic and horrific and at times poetic. I really enjoyed this book. The first chapter especially blew me away with the poetic description of the character and what she was thinking and about her past which comes to you the reader in vivid description. This novel is written so well that when reading it you forget that you're reading--you're actually seeing the story--terrific suspension of disbelief! Her writing reminds me of both Anne ...more
Amber Kestner
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, immortals
I loved this book it is amazing yes some parts were confusing and gruesome but that is what makes a great book. Katja and Raven were amazing to find out so much of romance between them plus the dangers that laid ahead. I look forward to the next book and recommended it to a few friends who like Vampires too.
Alicia Bailey
Apr 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I immensely enjoyed Eyes Like Blue Fire. I found myself reading into the wee morning hours, when I should have been in bed, I didn't want to put it down! I read the book within three days of purchase, and await the second book. If you are a fan of Stephen King or Dean Koontz, I would bet money that you will like Ms. Lyon's book too. Paints vivid mental pictures for you. Bravo Amanda!
This is the first novel by this Author in the Broken Edges series.

There has been a lot of time invested in the development of the characters in this book. The Author describes in great detail the emotions, feelings and thoughts of the main female lead, in an effort to create a link/bond between the character and the reader. There is a lot of backstory for the main lead also, which helps explain her current circumstances and the motivation for doing the things she does. Not the same can be said
Cianna Sunshine & Mountains Book Reviews
What a great vampire book! This is not a Paranormal romance! Don’t think that! There’s a bit of a romance element, but the main point here is all paranormal horror! It’s an amazing novel which deals with vampires in such a different light! Above all, they don’t sparkle! The general plot of this novel is engaging and well written, and it just gets better each page you flip!

I really enjoyed the setting of this novel, it’s so rich in detail and lends so much to the story. I really enjoyed reading
Lisa Sandberg
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book by the author for a fair and honest review.

This is about, Katja, a vampire. This story also tells about her life before she was a vampire. Her life was not good, and now she wanders about as a vampire, looking for love, but not really wanting it.

She does meet Zero, and he tells her of the truth of why she became a vampire. She is not happy about this. Will have to read the next book to find out what she does.

I thought this was a good book and it flowed nicely,
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A longtime fan of horror and fantasy, Ms. Lyons writes character-driven novels that, while influenced by the dark and gothic, can also be heavily laced with fantasy, romance, history, and magic. Amanda M. Lyons has lived her whole life in rural Ohio, where she lives with her fiance and two children. She is the author of Wendy Won't Go: Collector's Edition, Eyes Like Blue Fire, Water Like Crimson ...more
“Tonight his father had caught up, carrying all the horrors of hell with him. His mother could no longer protect him—hide him—and now his father‟s wrath would fall on him. He ran across the fields and through the forest, his bare feet carrying him as fast as they could go, aching and bleeding into the night. He could feel his father‟s eyes on him and his stinking breath filling Raven‟s nostrils as he rushed toward the only place he had ever found safe. He sobbed, choking on his grief and his frustration—the horrible guilt of carrying all the anger from his father into their house making him sick and afraid. He ran with lungs and muscles burning from strain, throwing himself through the doors of the castle when he reached them and only then chancing to look back the way he‟d come.” 3 likes
“Katja kneeled in the Parisian streets, shaking and weak from the pain in her head and heart. It had come a second ago—a vague vision from another decade, nearly forgotten by its sender and screaming with emotional turmoil. And only moments after she‟d fed. In the now decrepit walls of a place she once knew, she stared down at a child in despair. In the room where a man breathed his last and a young woman‟s sorrow grew, he lay weeping in a rage only the heart of all sorrow can know. Death and fear came off of him in waves as lightning shared the secret of the man inside the child—the man who would be her beginning and her end if she allowed it.” 3 likes
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