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(The Vampires of Vegas #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  673 ratings  ·  101 reviews
The world has changed. One must adapt to survive or hold on to the crumbling shards of humanity.

April continues to hold her fragile world together, but the ties that hold her family together are quickly unraveling. Rumors of a massive human underground settlement draw her to the shadows of the city once more in search of other survivors more like her, even with the hybrid
Kindle Edition, 3, 243 pages
Published December 26th 2012 by Lyrical Lit. Publishing
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Jun 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book from the author to read for a review!

I was so excited to get back into April's world and book two doesn't disappoint from the cool new characters and the amazing storyline with surprising & emotional twists you won't believe what goes down in this book! Get ready to be blown away! there's only one way to sum this book up and thats to say it's BAD ASS!!! (sorry for the language)

April is back and badder then ever and she may have discovered she may not be the on
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The end of the world has changed everything. April no longer knows what's up or down. Vampires are now in existence, determined on changing everything as she knows it. Granted, she's not exactly human herself, but she's not a vampire either.

Content to have her family back in her arms, April does her best to come to terms with the unexpected situation. She knows things will never be the same, though she can't help but to wish that things were the way they used to be. Part of her yearns for the no
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Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I received this book in exchange for an honest review~~~
Disarming by Alexia Purdy

HOLY MOLY OMG!! OMG the author is killing me!!! Finished Disarming and my mouth is on the floor with all the twists!!! All I can think is .... WHAT NO!!! UGH!! too emotional need to lay down!! lol. What a book and what a story and what a story line!!! This author has me spellbound at how wonderfully this book is written and had me so captivated I could not put this book down. I read it in a day and the ending is AMA
Jacquie Talento
Sep 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow!!! I was one of the lucky ones to get a copy of this before its release and all I can keep saying is wow!!! I loved this book. Talk about putting someone on the edge of their seat and not wanting to stop reading, this book takes you there and won’t let you go. Ms. Purdy’s words never fail to allow us, the readers, to see, hear, and feel thru her characters own experiences.
This story is the continuation of her Reign of Blood story and picks up where it left off. We see how things are now dif
Dec 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alexia Purdy has captivated me once again with Disarming. I love it even though it has more blood, guts and glory than I am use to reading about. However, once I started I couldnt put it down. We saw different emotions and experiences with April this time but dont let those emotions foul you, she is not weak at all. April was just as fierce if not more so in Disarming than in Reign of Blood.

However, this time April was under different circumstances, she is in desperate need to find out what is
Jennifer  Davis
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given and e-copy in exchange for my honest review.

This is book 2 in the Reign of Blood Series. It was AMAZING!!!!! Full of twist and turns and had plenty of "ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME" moments. Poor April, just when she thinks she is getting things under control, life hits her right in the face. Don't worry April fans, you know how she is, she isn't gonna go down without a fight. This book had me on an emotional roller coaster ride. Great installment to the series. I can't wait for the
Christina M Condy
Okay first let me say that Book 2 is tremendous! Alexia Purdy has firmly placed herself in my top 10 authors.

This story begins precisely where we left off in Book 1. We get to see a bit more of the relationship between Rye and April develop before the action begins. This ease of opening, actually helped cement in the readers minds just how confused April is. She wants to love, but truly feels that there is no hope in the hell she calls life. In her own mind she doesn’t believe in happy ever aft
Shy The WidowMaker
There are no words to explain just how excited I was to be getting back to this story. April is one of my favorite characters so I jumped at the chance to beta read this one for the author. I loved everything about this book. It lived up to my expectations and I was so happy to read it. The author has crafted a masterpiece and I can't wait to have the finished copy in my library and that's saying a lot because it is rare for me to still buy print books since I have my e-reader. The author has ac ...more
Maghon Thomas
I just LOVE these types of books that have a horror fantasy feel- which is mostly described as distopian- but I like being different, and that’s exactly what this series gives me! Set in a destroyed Las Vegas area, it’s very hard to image it not bustling with a ton of tourists! The background of the story is fantastic, and even if you hadn’t read book one, I think you’d be ok jumping right in to book two. It’s definitely worth the read for book one though!

April gives me many feelings. First she’
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again Alexia has sucked me into her world and had me forgetting everything around me until the very last page and then left me heart broken and begging her for book three.

Disarming picks up right where Reign of Blood left off. With April still confused about her feelings for Rye, still fighting feral vampires, and wondering if she and her family are the only humans left. That is until April hears about a massive underground world where humans have survived. April sets off to find them but i
Alicia Batista (Addicted Readers)
I read this book in rough draft form. The Author was nice enough to give me a ARC Copy of the book and let me tell you I was NOT Disappointed!!! This book was amazing! You won't get any spoilers here BUT this book has lives up to exceptions and some. This book does take a little bit to get into the juicy part of the story but once it does you're on a roller coaster. This book has more twist and turn then I could have ever imagined. As soon as I thought I had something figured out BAM a new twis ...more
Heather andrews
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rye is such a tease, "I reached over to take it gently, grazing his fingertips as he held onto it for a moment too long sending jolts of warmth through my stomach. His sly grin told me he knew what he did to me." I'm telling you what I know there's a lot of death around them but for crying out loud April and Rye just need to get it on already and admit how they really feel, "He had made it no secret how he wanted to be so much more than just friends. I loved how it felt when he kissed and held m ...more
J.T. Lewis
Nov 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am in love with April!

But then, I think everybody is in love with April in Disarming!

The second installment of Alexia’s Reign of Blood series is definitely worth the wait! Although her world has grown more complicated, with additional factions and hybrid mutations than she ever knew existed, she continues to make her way through the new reality with her unique style and bravery.

But her world is also coming apart at the seams, and her family’s position is becoming perilous!

Through it all though
Krystal Marlein
WOW!!!! Book 2 does not disappoint!!! Loved as much as the first. I am definitely a fan for life. The writing is beautiful and vivid. You get a moving picture in your mind with the taste and smell and feel of everything you're reading. Definitely a 5+++ star book/series in my mind. Alexia Perdy is in my top must-drop-everything-and-read-now authors. Only 2 other authors have ever made that list. I do have 2 very small things that bothered me a little but not enough to take away from the 5+++ sta ...more
Cailea Matusewic
I miss it already! Alexia Purdy could write five more of these books and I’d still want to know more about April, Jeremy, Rye , Christian and Elijah.
I devoured this book just like I devoured book one. The book left me wondering about the various characters and how their lives go on after the latest twist. Hearing directly from someone other than April was a nice touch because it let you get to know a few other major characters. I was disappointed when April bonded with someone other than Rye, b
Amber Garza
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book!! REIGN OF BLOOD, the first book in this series was one of my favorite books I read last year, so I couldn't wait for this book to come out.
April is a character you can't help but love. She's tough, but she has heart too. Purdy writes her in a very endearing way, and as a reader I felt very connected to her. I love how the story unfolds in DISARMING. I was curious where the story could go after the first book and I was pleasantly surprised by the twist and turns in this book.
Claire Taylor
Dec 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alexia Purdy
Reign of Blood #2

Reign of Blood was an amazing read, so I was eager (if a little hesitant) to continue April’s story with Disarming. I was far from disappointed, and was completely drawn in (yet again) within a few pages.

The writing style flows so smoothly, and the author describes things in such detail that your imagination will just take you away. New characters are introduced, who fit into the story well and only add to the series. A complete roller coaster of emotion
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Disarming is the sequel to Reign of Blood. Though Disarming isn't quite as fast paced as Reign of Blood, it is still a great book! April is back, and her world is still a mess. Her mom hasn't been the same since the events in the first book, which leave April to deal with her, her brother and herself. Soon, April and the hybrid's start to realize that someone is killing the feral vampires and she sets out to find out who they are and where t ...more
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome, Alexia Has done it again with this awesome series, once I started i could not put it down i had to know what happen next. April finally has her brother and her mom back.Ever Since she rescued them her mother has been acting strange. April is doing everything it takes to keep them safe. April and Rye Realize that there not the only ones left, they see that there not vamps so they think they must be humans and they must be living under ground. I Could go on about this awesome book, but I ...more
Marsha Berg
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading Reign of Blood, I could not wait to get to this one! Disarming picks up where ROB ends! There's no break in action to make you forget what happened in the previous book! The characters are interesting and continue to keep your interest! I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal fiction. (And the romantic twist in this... let's just say if April doesn't stick with her first choice, I'll take him!)

This book was given to me by the author in return for an honest revie
Fangs for the Fantasy
April has her hands full in the dystopian ruin the world was left in by the plague and the rising vampires – especially with her family traumatised and falling in tatters after being kidnapped in the last book. She certainly doesn’t have time for romance

But when she hears of a potential city of survivors managing to hide and thrive away from the vampires, she has to check it out. Alone if she has to.

I finished this book feeling dissatisfied – and I don’t think it was down to the world building (
Carrie Slager
[Full disclosure: Alexia Purdy provided me with a free ebook in exchange for an honest review.]

And April’s back, this time with more romance, more blood and more excitement than the first book!

Remember how the only thing I really had to criticize in Reign of Blood was the unrealistic dialogue? Well, that’s mostly resolved in Disarming, thank goodness. We get a lot more character interaction so good dialogue is essential and although it’s far from perfect, it’s so much better. As for the plot, it
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book to give an honest review.

Disarming picks up right where Reign of Blood ended. Now with the prologue of this story I was a bit confused at first going okay what does this have to do with that? I do not remember this person. But later on it became clearer, and I understood the prologue. I have to say that was cool writing that in there.

April has some tough things coming her way in Disarming, how will she hold up. April and Rye have some unfinished business but April being her
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is fantabulous (yes I know it's not a real word but I don't care lol), it picks up right where Reign of Blood left off. April has a lot more to deal with internally and externally in this one. She's got her family back but they are changed by the time spent as captives in the other hybrid group ran by deliriously sick Christian. And who wouldn't? Being tortured would change everyone! But mom is acting stranger day by day.

Rye is trying to be patient and supportive while April gets her e
Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great second in series.

The first book 'Reign of Blood' started well into the vampire apocalypse with the great first line " Never tease anything that wants to eat you" so where would this, the second book start, it starts at the beginning April and her best friend Sarah are travelling home from a study session they hear the screaming but have no idea what's going on and its not until April gets home that she gets an idea of just how bad it is.
After her ordeal in the last book Aprils mother is a
Jennifer Treviño
I love this sequel to Blood of Reign, & I will patiently await more in this series!, February 2, 2014
A terrific post apocalyptic tale woven by the amazing Alexia Purdy! With Reign of Blood (books 1) she brought me into this whole new world where there are no such thing as sparkly vampires. It was difficult for me being that I adore my vamps & all things sparkly! BUT...she did such a great job of creating this whole new world that I did not miss the sparkles or anything else for that matt
Beth  (YA Books Central)
Dec 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed Reign of Blood so when I got the opportunity to review Disarming I jumped at it.
This story picks up right where Reign of Blood ends...April is just fascinating. I love her character..her strong will to survive is awesome! I could never really grasp the relationship between Rye and April and now I completely understand. I wont give anything away...You will have to read it..but everything makes sense now.

I will say that I think Disarming was even better than Reign of Blood. You
Laura Price
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable read continues the story of April Tate and her family, who have survived the viral apocalypse that has pretty much wiped the human race from the planet. It has left a struggle for survival against not only “zompires” or feral vampires but hybrid creatures who are either a super human or super vampire. The question remains is anyone who is just a human left.

There are a few twists and turns to the plot that throw you off expectations that were set up in the first book. Just keep up wi
Amanda Dover
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have really enjoyed reading this series. The plot is original and a nice break from your typical "vampire" stories. The author does an excellent job of creating a vivid setting and developing the characters. April is a bad-a** and I've really enjoyed watching her character develop through the first two books. This book had some twists that I wasn't expected, but I really liked them and think they really give the author a lot to go on in the next book. The only flaw this book seemed to have was ...more
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Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada–Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She loves writing paranormal fantasy and poetry and devours books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food.

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