Night of the Living Dante takes place before Dante and Aurora meet, and I was super excited to read this little novella!
I do have to say that it was a lot of fun! I mean, hello! It's Dante, probably my favorite character in the entire series! And this novella made me realize exactly why I love him so much: he is A LOT like Dean Winchester (granted, Dean isn't as happy-go-lucky as Dante... not anymore, at least *sobs*)!
"Pie. Yum. Even better. Any night where Dante could do all three--kill vamps, get laid, and eat pie--was an epic win." -Dante
"Nothing like blood, death, and sex." -Dante
There was also talk of moose, but that's beside the point ;)
If you are a huge Dante fan like myself, than this is a must-read for you! It's a lot of fun, I promise!
I absolutely adore Dante, so of course I was excited to read Night of the Living Dante! It's a super duper short, yet satisfying peek at Dante in action! Not that kind of action, pervert! He's on a mission with his previous partner, Janine. They're far off into the woods where some vampires are hanging out. Killing is definitely on the brain, and Dante may have the other type of action in mind too for when they're done. While we do get some of that amazing Dante humor, I do wish this had been in first person POV, so we could really get into his head. I'm sure he had a lot of great things going on in there that he wasn't saying out loud!
A little more proof that the author must be out of character ideas because she is going to milk every character and subplot to death. Reading this story actually wasted precious time for zero entertainment.
I LOVE the Aurora Sky series and have already pre-ordered the finale (I am both excited to read it and saddened to say farewell to what have become such GOOD friends at the same time).
In Night of the Living Dante we are first introduced to the dashing and smooth-talking boy next door, but sex-charged superman that you just never know WHAT to expect from. That is one of the best things about Dante, he is all cuddly and mellow, sweet and charming in one breathe and in the next he is a hot as fire and dripping with sensuality stud-muffin that knows and/or respects no boundaries He is simultaneously chivalrous and seductively exploitive, you never know if he is playing an angle or being genuine in the most deep and empathetic of ways. Getting to KNOW Dante is an adventure in itself, but one worth taking and he takes on a depth of character that is all the more appealing the deeper you "Delve into Dante's Depths".
Since Dante happens to be my favorite character in the Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter series I was so excited to find out Nikki Jefford released a book from Dante'so point of view. Of course I loved everything about this book. I really liked hearing what Dante thought about things as well as how his relationship started with Janine. Don't miss out on this book in the series it's full of hilarious Dante!
Way too short! I don't get this. I know it's free, but why bother putting such a short book out? There are so many other back stories about Dante I'd like to know: his snowboarding accident, when he was held hostage, his time at boot camp. Why not put together a book of them all? Also, the scope of this narrative was very limited and unsatisfying, I didn't get a glimpse into Dante's mind, it was like I was still observing him from the outside.
Not like this novella was bad...much. I just can't stand Dante...although reading this makes me wonder about him and Aurora. Not sure really the purpose of this though. The last few novellas made us understand Valeria and Noel. This one is basically a horny, blood thirsty Dante out on a mission.
This "volume 4.5" of the Aurora Sky series feels more like an incident cut from one of the books as being too inconsequential to take the space. Dante and Janine go on a semi-successful mission then go home. Yawn.