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Brandon Cass is not your average teenager. He has a taste for blood—human blood. For sixteen years, he stumbled through life without a hitch until the enigmatic aroma of blood awakened something dark within him. Visions of a beautiful young woman with chocolate brown hair and ocean blue eyes haunt his mind, yet her identity is a puzzling mystery.
His hunger for blood stren
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Kindle Edition, 242 pages
Published March 16th 2018 by Story Bound Publishing
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Dianne
Just when Brandon thought his teenage life was sooooo boring, it happened. Blood would send him into a frenzy of thirst. The smell was intoxicating, the taste amazing and his control would become non-existent as he became something wild and dark and dangerous. Is he losing his mind? What is happening to him? He needs answers, now. Has he become a creature of legend? Is he a vampire?

Brandon’s quest will take him to a dark and secret club where he will find the answers he craves as badly as he cra
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Barb (Boxermommyreads)
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
This book really starts out with the action. Brandon Cass (love that name!) is sitting in class when he suddenly gets a whiff of blood. After following Sam, a long-time crush outside after class, he ends up kissing her only to bite her tongue so he can taste her blood. Now maybe this is normal in a lot of vampire books but Brandon doesn't know that he's a vampire and the change in him happened overnight. Brandon starts on a quest to figure out why he is suddenly craving blood, why it makes him a ...more
Sara Lucinda
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a great new take on an old story: How did I become a vampire?
Laura Daleo
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite - 5 Stars

The Vampire Within: Immortal Kiss is a dark paranormal fantasy novel written by Laura Daleo. Brandon groaned at the everyday tedium of getting up tired and taking the bus to school. He dreaded the thought of spending his morning trying to stay awake during Mrs. Clark’s history class. He was half-asleep and already bored out of his mind as he sat down in his usual seat in class, but then suddenly an aroma grabbed his attention as Sam walked p
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Aimee Ann
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Vampire Within is quite simply one of the most exciting, incredible, vampire books I have ever read. The Vampire Within has astounded me; I enjoyed every single moment of the book because it was by far a perfect read. The wonderful author of the novel, Laura Daleo is a true literary talent because she managed to captivate and enthrall me from the very beginning. To be honest, a part of me was always going to love this book because I love reading books with horror/vampire themes in particular ...more
Kelshei
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
In a market glutted with vampire novels, it takes a particularly unique take on the story to really grab my attention. To be perfectly honest, I’m not entirely sure if this one did or not. The take on how Brandon Cass, a sixteen year-old with a sudden craving for blood, became a vampire is definitely unique. However, some of the aspects of the book are a bit clichéd and derivative. As another reviewer pointed out, one of the beginning scenes where Brandon is practically intoxicated over the scen ...more
Jessica Bronder
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brandon Cass is your typical teenager until one day when the smell of blood drives him bonkers. Sam takes his weird look as flirting and starts making out with him until he bites her. It seems that Brandon is a vampire and knew nothing about it. Now he is trying to find someone to help him figure out what is going on and how he can get back to his former teenage life.

I really enjoyed this book in the series. You have a new lead who has no idea what is going on and has to go on an adventure to f
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Silvia
Jun 03, 2018 rated it liked it
The vampire within


First an special thank you to Ms Daleo for letting me read and review another book, she was so patient because my crazy job let me no time for anything else, so took me quite a while to finish this book,

That said, it didn’t actually break the rhythm because the story grabs you with the chemistry of the two brothers who annoys the hell out of each other and in some points gave a good laugh !

I was hoping for a love story like on the Ms Daleo previous books, but this isn’t one, w
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Inishowen Cailín
Apr 12, 2018 rated it liked it
This book will appeal to young readers (12-16) who like vampire lore.
Although The Vampire Within was originally written in 2001 it felt as though I was reading a scene from Twilight when I started this book; where Bella enters the room and Edward gets a whiff of her. Similarly here Brandon reacts after getting a whiff of one of the girls in his class.

I thought it a very strange reaction for the girl, Sam, to be so forward sexually all of a sudden with Brandon just because he was looking at her.
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InD'tale Magazine
An unique spin on common vampire lore, and with at the heart of it a teenage boy who has all the typical qualities one might expect: he’s a little dull at first, living a rather boring life, he’s a tad bit dramatic, and he longs for a bit of excitement.

Read full review in the 2018 July Aug issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Tanya
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
he is a teenager, but not your normal teenager he is a vampire. he then starts to dream of a girl and his thirst gets worst. he needs to find her and find out why he is so close to her. why does he need her? will he find her? this might just be the start of something big

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nadea Croix
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It has a well written storyline filled with action paced, steamy and exciting scenarios in this absolute page turner when it all concludes.

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I was born and raised in Sunny San Diego, California. A creative writing class in junior high sparked my desire to tell stores. I’ve been a hostess, bookkeeper, accountant, manager, and animal advocate, but writing anything paranormal has always been my passion. Throughout my professional career, I squeezed in writing whenever I could. I camped out late at night in front of my computer, with my th ...more