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Immortality is the Suck

(Adam & Peter #1)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  743 ratings  ·  103 reviews
Adam's an undercover vice cop dealing with a dark past. He's no stranger to bad nights; in fact, he's lived a lot of them. But he won't survive this one. First, a drug deal he's working goes south. Then his partner and sometimes sex partner Peter has to watch him bleed to death. But the kicker: he's not sure what's worse. Watching Peter cry over him or waking up undead.

ebook, 1st Edition, 256 pages
Published August 25th 2009 by Loose Id, LLC
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Jenni Lea

I. Fucking. Loved. This!

Freaking Adam is the most fabulous anti-hero I've read in a long time. This book is hilarious and self deprecating and unapologetic and charming. Did I mentioned I loved this? It's also dirty and violent and bloody. I don't know if you've heard but I loved this.

Adam is a dirty cop who ended up on the wrong side of a pair of fangs. When he wakes up in the morgue he's a bit, understandably, freaked out. His first thought upon leaving the morgue (dude just walked right the
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Let me be very clear: I, in general, do NOT like vampire stories . The long, shoulder length dark hair and pale skin doesn’t really appeal to my sexual beast within. And the fact that these vampire characters tend to be super wealthy, because they’ve lived like a thousand years, and speak in posh tones is enough to turn my mental eye roll into a very physical one (if I’m not careful, I can even hurt myself doing so). So yeah, me and vampire stories? We don’t tend to get along very well. And tha ...more
If someone had asked me, "Teal, would you like to read this book? Not only does it have a weird title, but it's about vampires, and a corrupt cop, and biker gangs, and drug cartels, and a long-term relationship that's not monogamous because one of the guys isn't interested in being faithful. Oh, and one of the MCs is a smoker." ...If someone had asked me that, I wouldn't have dignified the question with a response. I would simply have given them a look -- you know, one of those looks.

But I wasn'
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
Let me come clean: there hasn't been a book by this author that I haven't liked. There's something ... I don't know ... uncompromising about her characters that I adore. They are sometimes aloof, sometimes flawed, they might be addicted to drugs or to pain or to a person, afraid of commitment, but what I love about them is that they have a hard time at expressing their feelings and they fight against them until they have to accept them.

Adam is a man whose flaws are what make him strong, because
Vampires in "Immortality is the Suck" don't sparkle, they are not even remotely pretty after they are back in the world of the living. Death intensifies character traits: violent become more violent, angry become angrier, gluttonous become even more so. These guys are all about blood and drugs and biker gangs. They are all about murder and crime. The ugly animal behind the vamp's human facade actually makes its unpleasant appearance. Anne Rice's vamps are plain boring next to the ones in this bo ...more
4.5 stars
After being on emotional roller coaster with her previous three stories that I read, the tone of "Immortality is the Suck" is a welcome change *phewww*.

I don't mind the 1st person narrator style, especially because Adam, the dead, uhm well, undead main character has that wise-ass, cocky, attitude that reminds me of characters like Harry Dresden or Elvis Cole. I enjoy his thoughts and well some humorous comments he make. Even if he can be a jerk (especially to Peter), I can't help but l
Aug 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing
No prizes for guessing what attracted me to this book. The title and cover just leaped off the page and, after reading the extract, I knew I had to read it.

The book begins with the death of our first person narrator Adam. He goes down “in the proverbial hail of bullets” and dies on the concrete floor of a warehouse, the victim of a police sting gone wrong. Except, as we learn later, it wasn’t quite as simple as that. However, I’m getting ahead of myself. After dying so dramatically and in the ar
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After so many vampire books that seem to focus on sex and little plot this one came as a welcome change.

While I might of got a little lost with the gangs and the foreign speak, I was still taken on a pretty impressive ride.

Adam is an ass but I couldn't help but root for him. Despite his short comings he still retained a certain loyalty. Even in the midst of all that was crazy he kept part of his humanity. While I hated most of what he did, I still felt he deserved a second chance.

Peter is great.
Aimee ~is busy sleeping~
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Re-read. Still as fun, hot, and addicting as ever. Adam is like the anti-hero-selfish and a complete jackass, but he does the right thing in the end (even if through very illegal means). But still likeable and charming. And I just love seeing his one soft spot for Adam, though it's frustrating having to see him carelessly mess up everything again and again. Still, Adam holds his own and isn't a complete pushover.

Once again, I'm so sad A.M. Riley stopped writing MM...I think now that the genre h
Elisa Rolle
A.M. Riley is probably one of the two authors who can write of Vampires and Cops, putting together two themes I'm not overtly fond, and make me like the book as I would like the sweetest romance. Not only, she made me love a full angst novel with cheating man (o apparently so), cops toying with BDSM, even a foursome... it's almost like she decides to pick up what a romance reader doesn't like and gives you the tongue, "see? how I write them, you like it". And yes, I have to say that she is right ...more
Aug 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Bookwatcher by: Lexi Ander
Do you want a a good book to cheer you up?
read this one... it's VERY good, and VERY funny!

Do you want hot vampires, and a dynamic plot? Full of surprises and twists?
read this one... even if there is not such great originality about the vampirism, I like it.

Do you want to read about cops, doing their job, risking their lives, to get the bad guys?
read this one... both main characters are cops, and Adam and Peter dedication to work is amazing
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BUT I must also warn you that the only narr
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

This book played out just like a movie. There was non-stop action and humor and at the heart of it all: Adam! He's not a very good person/vampire. He's a crooked cop, he's selfish, he's afraid of commitment, he has an insatiable desire for sex, he has a wise-ass mouth and he treats Peter horribly, and yes I still love him. He makes this book. He's flawed, but he doesn't make excuses for himself and Peter knows exactly who Adam is. He slowly starts to realize what Peter means to him and
Oct 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2011
Adam isn't a nice guy. It bears repeating...Adam ISN'T a NICE guy. You want to hate him. He really is terrible to poor Peter and Peter, you can tell, is just gone over him. Adam is an addict, drug running, slut of a ex-cop. Yep, not nice. Still you can't help but almost feel for the guy. He seems to screw up so much and yet he is good at getting the "bad" guys. He may be "not nice" but he's not "bad" either. As he says he's never murdered anyone. This is in a weird way a humorous read. Kept me r ...more
Jason Bradley
Jan 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, m-m, ebook, vampires
What a fun and exciting read. I love these characters and am ready to read more.
Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆ by: Breann
Adam is pretty much an asshole…not just a little, but a lot. I usually like the asshole MC, and yeah, I still did here. He wasn't the standard anti hero. He wasn't white washed at all. He couldn't even throw poor Peter a crumb! He knew he was treating Peter like crap, and he continued to do it.
If this was a stand alone, I would have thought the ending was satisfing. With this being a series…,(view spoiler)
I would have liked Adam to have to
4.5 stars

Vampires and M/M genre don't fit together. At least, that's what I was convinced of before I've read this book. Because all vamp M/M books I've ever laid my eyes on before sucked--big time.
IMO, they (almost) always lack depth and believability and 3-dimensional characters, and often a decent plot all together. Yeah, I know, me = harsh, again. But that's my experience...

But hell, I enjoyed this book rather immensely. Adam is a totally fucked up, selfish bastard and a dirty cop--and I lov
Aug 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is the story about Adam and Peter prior to The Vampire That Has Everything.

When we meet Adam he is dying in the arms of Peter. Once the newly undead Adam awakens in the morgue we follow him on a journey to discover what happened. During the journey we learn more about the long standing relationship between Adam and Peter.

Adam is the anithero of all anitheroes in nearly every way. Still, I couldn't help but love him and that is all due to the way the book is written and the skill of AM Ril
Jan 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: to-read-mm-2014
Ok, so I'm not really into vampires BUT this was a pretty good read. I won't go rushing off to read the follow up's but I may eventually.

Here's what I liked....

1. The action scenes were great and kept my interest
2. Adam...he's the narrator and I just loved his sarcastic wit
3. I loved the ending and what Adam has decided to do with his Eternity...

Here's what didn't really do it for me....
1. Peter....can we say door mat...he was sweet to a fault! I know you love him but COME ON

2. There wasn't eno
Sometimes you just click with the author. I'm so surprised A.M.Riley's books don't have higher ratings... Her writing is raw and gritty, her characters are flawed and prone to unhealthy relationships.. But there is so much passion in them.. I love all the emotions!

Not a typical vampire story, but I adored it.
This was like watching a movie: corpses that wake in the morgue, motorcycle gangs, an army of vampires and, of course, Adam, an unrepentant ex-marine and UC cop fully in denial. Seeing him all jealous was kinda sweet :)

Don't let the title fool you. I thought this was light and funny, but the fight scenes and Adam and Peter's complicated relationship had my heart tied in a knot.
That was different, weird - not sure how I really feel about it. I didn't like Adam who seemed very self-centred and his f-buddy Peter was really only slightly better. The style of the writing wasn't my preference but I thought the story was well-written. The take on vampires was also different and how come there wasn't mass hysteria from the public with all these vampires around!! I won't be hurrying to read the sequel.
Mar 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Immortality is the Suck by A.M. Riley was a seriously cool read. I did not pick it up initially as I was feeling a little over the whole vamp genre, but I really like the author so eventually gave in and brought it. Despite there being a very obvious romantic relationship between Adam and Peter, most of the book is seen through Adam’s POV and is about him dealing with waking up a bit dead and wanting to snack on people. I liked that Adam is a total shit and needs a boot in his ass, but it’s his ...more
Sep 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a dirty, gritty book! This book was perfect - I loved Adam's snarkiness (I think I made that word up) but at the same time, it was amazing to watch his self-realizations and the subsequent changes these realizations brought. Peter was made for him - I hope book two brings them together more formally. Amazing supporting characters as well! I need so much more from this motley crew!
Jacq ~
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Nice plot. nice chemistry. This had sooooo much potential :( and then it lost me it became as the words were just that words. This just could not hold my intrest. Maybe I read this at an off time...
Aug 16, 2010 rated it liked it
I can`t get accustomed to A.M. Riley`s writing - it`s no use.
Simply not my cup of tea.
2.5 stars
Aug 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
This fast paced, action based story has a fun twist on the classic vampire power hungry tendencies. The tight writing and quick scenes keep this book moving swiftly and never loses interest. There are a few stumbles, but only a couple so they won’t detract from the enjoyment of the book. The focus on vampires and various political structures within them will entice fans of the genre. The romance may not satisfy all but is unlikely to greatly disappoint readers. The strong writing and witty dialo ...more
Well that wasn't exactly what I was expecting. In a good way.

This story begins with Adam, an undercover vice detective, bleeding out in the arms of his on again/off again lover Peter on the floor of a dirty warehouse. I don't think it's too much to give away that he subsequently finds himself in the city morgue, awakening as a new member of the Evil Undead (only he doesn't realize it at first). The rest of the tale pretty much consists of Adam running around haphazardly trying to figure out whic
May 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Excellent anti-hero romance with a deft touch.

Adam is unapologetically selfish and, for the most part, miserable with it. He takes what he wants: sex, skimmed profits from illegal drug trafficking, the drugs themselves. He manipulates friends, buys them outright when necessary, and gives nothing of himself in return--or as little as he can get away with. His self-loathing perpetuates a cycle that has him taking increasing risks until, in the novel's opening scene, he is finally successful in ge
Jul 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Let me start out saying that I really don't like paranormals. I tolerated them in het romances when I used to read them (I'm actually a fan of JR Ward's vampire series but that's probably about it), but for some reason, gay vampires/werewolves/ghosts, whatever, do nothing for me. Don't know why, but that's how it is. The only reason I picked this up is only because I really, really love AM Riley, so I decided to give it a shot. And boy, is this a great book!

What probably hooked me from page 1 is
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A.M. Riley is a film editor and amateur poet living in Los Angeles, California. She writes murder mystery, romance and urban paranormal with GLBT characters. In addition to writing, Riley enjoys politics, police blogs and ice hockey.

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