Eric's got issues. He has short-term and long-term memory problems; he can't remember who he ate for dinner yesterday, much less how he became a vampire in the first place. His best friend, Roger, is souring on the strip club he and Eric own together. And his girlfriend, Tabitha, keeps pressuring him to turn her so she can join...more
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I dont read much urban fantasy, Oh I try, because friends keep recommending awesome books to me but in all honesty I rarely get through them, getting confused by creatures and worlds that change on a whim and generally lack in the romance department. Anyways STAKED was another one of ...more
Thinking this might be a fun little vamp romp, I took a chance on this. Paranormal tales are all the rage these days, of course, and my exposure to them is limited to the tedium of one of the later Anita Blake vampire hunter series (I can't remember the name but it's the one where the psychological/mental/ possibly physical threesome was drawn out for like, 60 goddamm pages. Yes, a three-way rendered utterly boring by inert prose and way too much navel-gazing), and what ...more
Vampire novels are incredibly overdone but that's a bit like saying superheroes, Westerns, and police procedurals are incredibly overdone. Yes, there's a deluge of them but there's always some new diamonds to be found in the rough. The simple fact is they are a never-ending source of fascination and that's not just because I wrote STRAIGHT OUTTA FANGTON. No, sir. That's not an influence at all. Ahem.
STAKED by J.F. Lewis is a vampire novel which I'll probably rank among the better examples ...more
I didn't even make it 5%.
I put myself through a LOT of crap in what I read. I'm able to put up with a lot before it becomes too much.
This managed to hit that limit in 4% and then cross it.
I don't typically like memory loss in my stories, but as I showed in July when I came across at least four series in a row where at least part of the story dealt with memory ...more
Originally Read: 10/1/2009
Second Read: 2/6/15
Hilarious, very entertaining, lots of action & sometimes violent UF -- this is *not* a pnr romance with a vampire hunk as the leading man. There are relationships, but romance is not the main storyline.
A varied group of characters are lively, very, very funny (or weird, or bizarre) and the many sub-plots are so much fun!
Eric and his friend Roger, both vampires, co-own Demon Heart, a strip club. Eric's girlfriend ...more
What I liked:
1. It's an urban fantasy with a good amount of suspense and action
2. The vampires aren't watered down--they are scary killers
What I didn't like:
1. The characters--and when I say that I mean ALL of the characters. They just were not appealing. I wasn't interested in reading about any of them and really had to force myself to finish the book. The lead guy was a complete pr*ck ...more
I thought this story was brilliant. I loved the plot and I thought it flowed ...more
Hence him turning new girlfriend Tabitha into a vampire. Something hes done before and it never ever ever works out.
And hes annoyed the werewolves. Hes not even entirely sure why, but his ...more
Eric also has memory issues, courtesy of being embalmed. He didn't want to become a ...more
Of course the werewolves are getting pretty pesky, especially since they think ...more
What stood out for me was the writing style and how the characters were written up. Female authors, who I've ...more
Eric and Roger co-own a strip club called Demon Heart. Eric has a weakness for dating human women, who always want to be turned so they can be with him for eternity. He usually ends up turning them, but then dumps or kills them because they become such a nuisance, no longer offering the heat and heart beat of their former human selves that drew him to them in the first place.
Eric is a really, really powerful vampire who runs a strip club and keeps getting pretty much totally wasted by various factions of werewolves.
He just made his human girlfriend into a vampire, and her supposedly-dead little sister is out to seduce him. And he's being ...more
What I enjoyed:
* It was a change of pace to see the monsters portrayed as monsters for the most part.
* Eric's daughter is scary...
* Talbot is cool.
What could have been better:
* Eric's not wanting to take responsibility or deal with any issues was annoying.
* I'd to know more about Rachel.
* Huge ...more
It was a little difficult to get into at first but with the way the author unfolds the story I got hooked fast. The anti-hero Eric makes no excuses for his behavior..cuz hey he is a monster. In his own words he is a vampire and eats people.
Best goodwill find in awhile for me. Loved it so much I had to track down the other 3 books of this void city series.