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The Vampire Fred: Wicked Game

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  157 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
Being a vampire sucks, especially when you've got to deal with things like a dead-end job as an office drone, avoiding vigilante vampire slayers on the subway, and being price-gouged on blood from the slaughterhouse. Add in a crush on your annoyingly charismatic sire, and unraveling a little conspiracy to upset the balance of power among the vampires of the City, and it's ...more
ebook, 1st Edition, 124 pages
Published July 2009 by Torquere Press Publishers
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Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bmbr-reads

Ye gods, that was fun...& damn confusing at times! So not your typical vampire novel...even if the blood was shiny. I liked it. At least, I think I did!

Fred was a fun, vampire. I enjoyed this take on the Vampire tale. At times the narrative lost me a bit, but I soon picked it up again. I didn't realise I was such a vampire fan-girl until I started counting the ones I liked - you know Angel & Spike, the sparkly ones from Twilight, Mick St John (from moonlight), Blade, True B
Aug 12, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, paranormal, romance
Ah, the power of a great blurb. I read the blurb to The Vampire Fred: Wicked Game and thought 'How unusual, a comedy vampire book, It sounds really funny', so of course I snapped it up hoping for something light and amusing. Did the book live up to the blurb? Read on to see!

I have to admit that the first part of the book wholly lived up to the promise of that blurb. At the beginning we meet Fred, who had the misfortune to be killed by a speeding car. The person driving the car was Daniel, a vamp
Jenni Lea
Aug 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bmbr

September 2014 Author of the Month is Vaughn R. Demont over on Boy Meets Boy Reviews.

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Aug 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
I do have to agree with a lot of the reviews that I've seen for this book that the plot gets kind of complex in the second half, but I still managed to read it in one sitting, which is always a solid grade for me, especially if I stay up to find out what happens.

The writing is, for the most part, pretty consistent as far as tone goes, the sex scenes are generally organic to the plot, and well-described from the viewpoint of a virgin (though at times his voice seems a little too experienced), an
Elisa Rolle
In a metropolis where it's possible to live by night as you live by day (it's your choice), we find a quite disrupted Fred; 24 years old and still a virgin, Fred was struggling with the realization that he was gay when he was killed in a car accident. Only that he didn't die, the hit man was a vampire, Daniel, who turned him and took residence on his couch and bathtube. Daniel calls Fred his "fledge", and he pretends that he is teaching to Fred how to be a vampire. Trouble is that to Fred it see ...more
Book Utopia
Sep 29, 2009 rated it liked it
A charming narrator carries this story for as long as he gets to remain relatively innocent, but as soon as he starts to get mired in the vampire world - a unique construction, comparatively speaking - he becomes less so. Its use of 1st person is both a strength and a weakness - strength for the relatability of the narrator, and weakness because it restricts the reader from real answers in the same way the narrator searches for them. Good, but its failure to live up to the promise it offers in t ...more
This was a fun ride! It made me laugh, it made me think and I can't wait to chat with the fellow uni's about it!

Dnf at 49%

I enjoyed the first half, Fred’s narration is fresh and quirky and I liked the interaction between him and Daniel. I don’t care much for the political/historical part of the plot, though, and I can see the second part is going to focus mostly on that.
I could’ve pushed forward anyway, if it wasn’t for what I consider the equivalent of the kiss of death for a romance happening out of the blue: (view spoiler)
Aug 15, 2009 rated it liked it
The blurb on this caught my eye as it is well written and entertaining, promising a fun romp through the life of a newly minted vampire. Unfortunately the story itself doesn’t live up to the promise in the blurb, but it’s an interesting idea and concept on the theme of vampires. The writing is engaging and fun and the world building is decent, if incomplete. The characters and various vampires within the world are sometimes awkward and the end resolution is simple, yet arriving there is complica ...more
I rather liked it. It wasn't unpredictable, as plots and such go, but it was still a solid read, well-paced and didn't draw things out excruciatingly like some might. There was a wry sort of humor to it and self-awareness that cut the edges of some of the hokey-er bits. Daniel bordered on irritating af a lot of the time, which...well, it worked with the narrative.

(...aaaand, here it is) BUT....
so the thing is, they set up this implications and seriousness on a cosmic level sort of t
Jul 25, 2010 rated it liked it
This is a difficult book to describe. Fred Tompkins was hot by speeding stolen car, but saved by the car's driver- Daniel Blake who is a vampire. Fred has a cubicle job that he hates and Daniel likes to sit on the couch and watch Scooby Doo reruns. The book is pretty tongue in cheek early on. Fred is narrating his story as it happens. He has a dry, self depreciating sense of humor and it's pretty entertaining. Then we start to get a lot of world building darkening the light mood with stories abo ...more
This was a sweet story with a side of snark & humour ... a little bit cliché but not a bad read.
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-read, z-2012
This book was confusing but good but still confusing!
Emily Moore
Feb 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, gay, vampires
Anyone who reads a lot of gay male stories will be aware of just how many vampire stories there are out there. I enjoy vampire stories just as much as the next person, but I will admit to feeling at times that the market is simply oversaturated with stories that use the same old, typical vampire lore with recycled storylines.
Every now and then, you inevitably stumble upon a book with a unique approach that is both fresh and a joy to read. For me, The Vampire Fred: Wicked Game fits into this cat
Nov 21, 2017 rated it liked it
I almost liked this but something was missing for me. Seemed too scattered.
Beth doesn't write  enough reviews
Another rating conflict. I spent the first part of this book bored or annoyed. Once I finally started to like Fred and Daniel I became lost and confused. Once Fred and I figured out what the dreams meant I became wholly involved, intrigued and interested in the outcome. So, you see my conflict? Do I rate it based on the entire plot? Do I rate it based on how hard I had to force myself not to give up?

Fred is an office drone doing data entry as well as being a newly, accidentally created vampire.
May 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
I think this is one of Mr. Demont's earliest books. It's not quite as well-written as his later books, but it's still much better than your average m/m. It wasn't as tightly plotted, and things happened a little too fast to be anything but confusing, but there was enough info-dumping to explain everything by the end (not my favorite method of acquiring info). The characters were interesting enough, the sex was good, and the plot was pretty original for a vampire thing. Like all of Mr. Demont's b ...more
Raymond Mathiesen
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Vampire Fred Wicked Game by Vaughn R. Demont

The Vampire Fred: Wicked Game

Help! I'm a vampire!

This is a wickedly charming novel, with lots of twists and turns and "Holy Cow!" moments. Fred and his maker, Daniel, are truly likable vampires. No mass slaughter here: no giving in to the truly dark instincts (though of course there is the normal healthy spice). While there certainly are tense moments, this is a humorous novel which gives quite a few snickers.

Fred is has led a naively sheltered life, but is none the less the likable and clean c
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Jun 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Worth every penny and every minute spent on it! It's not the first time when Mr Demont's book surprised me with the amount of genuine emotions it elicited when I mostly expected some silly fun, but I definitely didn't expect the complex plot and worldbuilding to emerge suddenly in the middle of the story. It might be jarring to some, but I loved it, and I would love to read about those characters again in the future (it was great to meet them again, even if only for a moment, in Tales of the Cit ...more
Dani Myrick
May 09, 2015 rated it liked it

Vaughn R. Demont delivered a sweet and fun read--with vampires, no less!

Mythology was clever and original. Some of the "dream world" scenes were a little confusing, but I eventually worked things out after a few re-reads. Also, the "I love you's" came out pretty fast, and Fred's personality changed quite a bit for such a short period of time. Still, I was definitely entertained, and I would recommend it for a fluffy, feel-good read.
Blue Bayou .
Jun 28, 2011 rated it it was ok
Trippy. The first part was great. Then the trippy stuff happened and I seriously got lost. There wasn't enough information for me to be able to follow what was happening. And the breaks between 'awakenings' was nonexistent. I literally had to reread parts over and over to get what was happening and where. And don't get me started on the 'where'. I was completely confused on where most of this story happened beyond Fred's apartment. Trippy.
I would have given this book a 4 if it were a little less confusing. Interesting concept and premise, funny in parts and different. Good book overall, just wish I hadn't gotten through 95% of it before I figured out wtf was going on.
Jul 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
It had a one in a million plot, though sometimes confusing that is but all ends well. It is bound to have and should have a sequel-Please.
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Really good, although I had to reread a couple parts to figure out what was going on. Honestly though, you should read it anyway, just because of the title.
September BMB Book of the Month
Jul 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a funny, romantic, delightful read with a good plot to make me very happy. I just wanted to keep reading more about Fred and I'm feeling kind of empty handed now that it's over!
Nov 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampires
3.5 stars, but I'll round it up to 4 stars because it doesn't stick to the cliches, because it has humour (mostly of the sarcastic variety :) ) and because I really liked the characters.
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Writer, Scorpio, and self-professed waffle-addict, Vaughn R. Demont received his Bachelor of Arts from Oswego State University, and his Master of Fine Arts from Goddard College, where he studied Creative Writing and being poor. He has published several novelettes and novellas, including The Last Paladin series, House of Stone, and the Broken Mirrors series.

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