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The Last True Vampire

(Last True Vampire #1)

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As Michael’s eyes lit on a female not twenty feet away, he knew without a doubt that it was her blood that called to him and her scent that had awakened him.This female had tethered his soul and returned it to him.

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He is the last of his race. The one true king of the vampires. Michael Aristov roams the nightclubs of L.A. after dark, haunted by his past and driv/>Soul
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 2nd 2015 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Mary There is a connections, as characters will build throughout the series. But, each book is based on a different Vampire. You *can*read them out of…moreThere is a connections, as characters will build throughout the series. But, each book is based on a different Vampire. You *can*read them out of order, but you will lose some of the significance and understanding of characters mentioned. (less)

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Stacey is Sassy
The gold and the silver unite...

***3.5 Stars***

The Last True Vampire has a great storyline with characters that leapt off the pages. We have the last vampire in existence Mikhail and the hustler Claire meet and form a bond that is stronger than either have experienced before or expected. The storyline is full of wars between covens of Dhampiri (part vampires) reaching for power. There are also the Sortiari (hunters) still chasing vampires to extinguish them from existence. Mikhail m
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Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
DNF - 6%

I had this on my on hold shelf for so long, I forgot what it's about. Definitely not finishing it. Ever.

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Claire Robinson
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series, smp
5 - "Welcome back to the land of the living." Stars!

I absolutely adored The Last True Vampire, I won’t say it is a huge surprise, because I loved its predecessor Stripped Bear, Kate Baxter can write and write really, really well. This story, the characters, the plot, the speed of how everything unwound and developed were all absolutely perfectly paced and described. I love me some PNR, and Vampires are up there with my favorites, add in a sassy take-no-shit heroine and I was a pretty happy camper throughout this whole book.

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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)


Baxter revives the fiercest of the paranormal creatures with the THE LAST TRUE VAMPIRE. This book has all the components that I love about a great Paranormal Romance. It even reminds me of one of my most read novels of all time, Dark Lover by J.R. Ward. Michael Aristov is the last vampire in a dying breed. When a chance meeting ignites a mating bond of sorts, Michael wants nothing more than to complain his made. The only thing is Claire Thompson doesn’t know anything about the world. Or him.

Claire is a
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Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (On Hiatus)
2.75 stars

A very 'meh' read...Couldn't really bring myself to care for any of the characters :/
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lovers of PNR and UF
Recommended to t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ by: Netgalley
This is the Vampire book I've been waiting for!!! Several of my favourite vamp series have ended in the last 18 months and I was left longing for a new series to follow and have not had any luck...well until now! I'm really excited I found this on Netgalley and they gave it to me in exchange for an honest review. *does the happy dance*

The Last True Vampire is the beginning of a new series by a brand new author Kate Baxter. You need to make note of her name because if the series keeps going as t
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 B.E.Love
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 stars, Michael is the last vampire, there was a time when there were many vampires but the Sortiari killed everyone but him. Now Michael lives with the memories of all of the vampires and he is soulless till he finds his mate and the Dhampis wait for his mate to be found so that they an be turned into vampires and the vampires can rise again. One night while at a club to feed Michael smells a scent he can't ignore and when he see's Claire and feeds from her he knows he has finally found hi ...more
Bindi Boo
May 11, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Ancient, last standing vampire Mikhail Aristov meets simple human Claire at a club and has an instant bloodlust. What follows is a series of introducing her to the world of vampires and the concept of 'mates' while Mikhail tries to bring back the legacy of vampires. Short paranormal read with a LOT of sexy times. No cliffhangers however the main plot continues in the second book.
Chelsea
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Seriously. Hot. Damn. Killer worldbuilding, a heat level Demonica fans would appreciate, an alpha male who isn’t perfect, and a heroine with some steel to her spine.
Ivy Deluca
May 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: _arc-reads, pnr, vampires
The vampire race has been driven to the edge of extinction by the Sortiari, an ancient sect who believe themselves the Guardians of Fate. As the last Ancient One, the fate of all vampires and possible vampires (called dhampirs) rests on Mikhail’s shoulders. As he heads out to feed at an LA nightclub, he senses his true mate. Claire is a hustler, doing what she needs to do to survive. When she sees a clearly rich looking man who seems to be high, she decides to rob him blind. She doesn’t expect t ...more
Sarah
Michael is the last of his kind, the only ancient vampire to survive the slayers who set out to eliminate his race. He survived their torture but has never forgiven himself for the deaths of his brethren and he has been punishing himself ever since by refusing to feed as much as he required and by keeping himself apart from the dhampirs who think of him as their king. Michael is the only one who can repopulate the vampire race and he can only do that if he finds his true mate, the one woman who ...more
Deborah
Jun 02, 2015 rated it liked it


The title, the cover and the synopsis....wow I couldn't wait to start this book it sounded like the perfect book for me.
Michael Aristov is the last true vampire, the king of his race, the last of the Ancient Ones all the rest were tortured and slaughtered by the Sortiari two and a half centuries ago, Mikhail (Michael) himself was tortured endlessly and then left for dead his existence now is just that he exists, he has no spark left in him he's drifting making himself suffer by going twent
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Jo
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: gr2016

Unfortunately this book just didn't work for me. I'm actually surprised that I didn't DNF yet, but I kept hoping I would start to enjoy it.

I didn't like the hero, especially not his high-handed ways, and I didn't like that the heroine didn't put up a bigger fight. I mean, he compelled her to sleep for three days because she kept trying to escape after he kidnapped her, and she barely stayed mad at him for this, and then she slept with him the same day she awoke from this induced sleep. WTH? There

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Jennifer
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
Dipping my toe back into the PNR world and Baxter is a great voice in the genre. Continuing to book 2.
Eva Millien
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Claire Thompson is swept into a world in which darkness rules desire and where falling in love in the greatest danger of all – the world of the Last True Vampire in this exhilarating vampire romance.

Dark desires and pulse pounding excitement draws the reader into an exhilarating and dangerous world as Michael finds sweet salvation in the form of his mate but discovers that she’s only human. The strong enthralling characters demand your attention as sparks fly in every direction when
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Stacy
Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I gave it 3.5 stars

THE LAST TRUE VAMPIRE has a very interesting blurb and I quickly got into the storyline when I started reading.

Claire is just getting by as a waitress, but her side job as a pick pocket and hustler makes it so she has a little extra. I had no problem instantly liking her. We find out that she is very loyal and caring with a backbone to boot. Michael has a lot going for him, but it took me a bit to care about him and what happened to him. He has a long and difficul
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Cocktails and Books
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After centuries of barely living as a soulless creature of the night, Mikhail has finally found the keeper of his soul. The one person created to be his mate and return his soul to him. Unfortunately for him, she's a human.

Baxter gives us everything we look for in a new series. Hot, potential heroes abound as do villains set to destroy everything they've built. What was most surprising was the fluidity of Baxter's story. The
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KathyAnne
May 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
I liked the premise for this story but felt the world building was not fleshed out in a way that flowed well. It was a tad bit confusing at times. I really liked some of the supporting characters, in particular Ronan. My problem was that I just didn't like our couple. Michael was so overbearing, bossy and controlling. I never really like these kind of men in romance. I hated the way he treated Claire. I never really felt a connection between these two at all... the romance was lacking.
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Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr, vamps
A good start to a new vamp series. I found it a little repetitive in places and it really annoyed me how Claire's (view spoiler). Anyway, I enjoyed it regardless and looking forward to reading book 2
Tina
Apr 14, 2018 rated it liked it
This is another vampire story of vampire meets his destined mate and falls instantly in love. It’s finding The One you want to spend the rest of your life with among the centuries long purposeless vampire life. You get the picture.
But the story is not without a plot.
Oh, and did I mention the steamy romance? There is plenty of intense, steamy love scenes.
The female ‘Vessel’ has appeared and this will help the King regain his strength and powers to over come his enemies, the ruthless Sortiari.
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"Our souls are tethered, love. Irrevocably braided into a single thread."
I loved the sound of this book ever since I first heard about it via social media, and before you say it, It had nothing to do with the hot cover whatsoever! Lol! As soon as I got the opportunity, I got stuck in, excited for some steamy vampire action. If you love a good, sexy paranormal read, you are going to love this one.
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Donna {Book Passion For Life}
I’m always on the lookout for a new adult paranormal romance series and so when I notice a book that is being compared to the likes of J.R Ward, I find myself intrigued straight away so of course The Last True Vampire intrigued me.

Katy Baxter has kick her new series off with a bang and we’re immediately thrown into the lives of Claire and Michael.

Michael is the last true king of the vampire race after everyone else was destroyed by the slayers centuries ago. Since then, he’s bee
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Cassandra
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review

The cover is awesome of course, but I wished it would have shown his scar to be true to the book :)

This is the first book I have read by Kate Baxter and the first in a new series. I think she knocked it out of the park. I loved it!! She took an old idea (vampires) and made it unique and completely her own. I will definitely be reading the rest of this series and checking
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Etana
Aug 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
I was going to write a lengthy review of this book. I was even making mental notes on all the things I would mention and then it became clear that won't be possible. So here is the main things that I didn't like. First of all this whole book contains at least for me to many reminders of other books of this gender. I won't mention names but when I read the book I was reminded non stop of other better ones. Second there was No chemistry between the main characters and frankly there needed to be mo ...more
Liz F
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am a sucker for paranormal romance. And if it has really cool vampires? Even better! Oh, who am I kidding? If they were really lame vampires, I’d probably still like the book. :) When I saw the description of The Last True Vampire by Kate Baxter, I knew I had to try it out. The fact that the author was new to me was just icing on the cake.

Michael is literally the only vampire left and the vampire king by birthright. I really liked Michael and I understood why he was depressed and reluctant to
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Maya
BASICS

Love triangle? (view spoiler)
Cheating? (view spoiler)
HEA? (view spoiler)
Any Descriptive Sex w/OW/OM/Ex? (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? Maybe, but not for now.
Rating: +2 stars


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Nickcole
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Stars: 3.5

Pros: I loved Claire and her attitude towards life. Even though she was thrown a lot of hard balls in life, she still kept her wits about her. The beginning of the story was amazing and than I felt that it kind of fizzled out, until the end. The ending leaves you with a happy feeling and sets Ronan up on his journey.

Cons: At times I felt a little bored with the story and I wanted more action between Claire and Michael. I felt it took a little too long for him to wake up an
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Sparklybearsy¤°.¸¸.•´¯`»
Two thumbs up. A nice take on the vampire world. Something fresh. Onto the next book in the series!
Melanie
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ry-2015, read-in-2015
5*s
Review posted here...
http://bookpassionforlife.blogspot.co...
The Last True Vampire is the first book in the series of the same name and I really enjoyed everything about it.
I’m a sucker for paranormal romance – when it’s done well – and still love the Vampire stories as much as ever so this appealed to me straight away. In the story we find an old vampire who is just living, not enjoying life and f
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Danielle
I have been dying to get my hands on The Last True Vampire for months now so, of course, I was super excited to be able to sit down over the weekend and read it. Unfortunately after all that build up I was more than a little disappointed that I didn't end up loving it as much as I had hoped I would. Maybe it was all of the anticipation and expectations but there were so many things that just didn't work for me.

So let's start with the hero, Mikhail, because most of my issues with this
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“I will not feed again until I find her.” Stubborn? Perhaps. But he’d made a decision from that first taste. He’d never feed from another. If he starved himself, so be it.” 7 likes
“I’ve lived for centuries. Fought. Bled. Sought pleasure when I wanted t. Watched the eradication of my people and lay helpless, entombed, unable to do a gods-damned thing about it. I’ve suffered. But never have I loved. Not until now, not until this moment, have I known what it is to truly love something. I love this child. I love you.” 4 likes
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