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(Void City #2)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  1,103 ratings  ·  64 reviews


Eric survived a vicious showdown with his double-crossing former best friend and some angry lycanthropes—barely: he’s lost his strip club, his treasured red Mustang, his love life, and even his body. But with a little magic, the die-hard Vlad returns to corporeal form, and “Fang the ’Stang” is restored—with an unlife of its own. No
Paperback, 432 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Pocket Books (first published March 10th 2009)
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Jared Millet
Yeah, I know. Vampires. Bear with me.

There are many, many, many of us who once loved vampires - when they were rare, dark, mysterious, and evil. Now that we're overrun with romantic, fanged versions of Fabio, J.F. Lewis's take on vampires is a refreshing bucket of blood to the face. The world of ReVamped is filled to the brim with the posh, goth-wannabe, uber-trendy bloodsuckers that we've all grown to hate. What's great is that Lewis's protagonist, the emperor vampire Eric, hates them just as m
C.T. Phipps
REVAMPED is a great sequel to the original novel of STAKED. Tabitha and Eric are back with an explosive (literally) opening. After Eric gets blown up, it's up to his family of creations to bring him back from the dead in a way that involves blood as well as his classic Mustang. However, soon Eric finds himself face to face with a small army of demons as well as the snooty aristocrats of vampiredom. I like how delightfully trashy both Tabitha and Eric are. It reminds me strongly of True Blood at ...more
Oct 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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ReVamped, J.F. Lewis' second book in the Void City series, picks up pretty much right where Book 1 left off: with Eric, his vampire protagonist, getting blown up. Which, you have to admit, is a pretty tough state to come back from--but Eric isn't just any vampire. He's an Emperor-class vampire, with enough power and enough followers to pull off even coming back from the dead. Thus, we've got the stage set for Book 2.

Eric is understandably less than thrilled at having been made to explode, but th
A vampire car, two main characters-one is a bit of a jerk, the other is a bit clueless, demons, and magic stones. That doesn't sound like a book I would enjoy. It actually sounds a bit ludicrous. In reality it was f'in awesome! This book picks up right where the last one left off-Eric has been blown apart, Marilyn is dead, and Tabitha broke up with Eric since he is sleeping with her dead? sister. The cast of characters in this series is unforgettable. Sure Eric discards his lovers when they beco ...more
Sep 12, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book wasnt quite as funny as the last one. the first book had me dying in so may spots. i'd still call this a male queen betsy, if betsy was kind of evil. this book picks up exactly where the last lets off and seems to set up the next book. the secondary characters are all well done and make you want to know more about them. you get pieces of info in small chunks as you go along. i suspect their full stories will come about when they are needed.

if only we could get rid of Tabitha. she driv
Jul 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Vampires who love snark, silly situations and a Mustang who turns into "Fang The Stang"
Shelves: read-in-2011
I thought I had a good time when I read Staked , however when I finished the last page of ReVamped I realized that it was an even better story than the first book in the Void City series! Eric Courtney may be a wacky vampire but he is one also one heck of an entertaining character to read about!

Will be opening up my copy of book three in a few days after I read a book for review from an author, hope that Crossed is as good as the first two were!
Nov 24, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#2 Void City - UF

First Read: Nov. 2009
Second Read: 2/22/15

The trials, tribulations, fights, and love triangles (rectangles?) continue for Eric, the Vlad-level vampire. Roller-coaster action, gruesomeness, with lots of humor.

While Eric has extraordinary powers that he can't explain, his memory comes and goes. Poor Eric ;-). In book 1 his best friend tries to have him murdered and double crosses him in business dealings -- that's just for starters -- Eric's body is destroyed. Even worse, his 1964
One sign that I am really enjoying a book(?) -- I stay up into the wee hours of the morning to finish reading. The day after, of course, I pay for it by being a bit of a zombie. That was me, today.

There were some things I enjoyed about this one more than the first one. One, there wasn't a cliff-hanger ending. There is obviously more story to tell, which will encourage me to search out #3, but I don't feel cheated at the end of the book, like I did after book #1.

I grew to like Eric more in this
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Loved it with Eric, tabitha, rachel, tabolt, and nobody can forget Greta. Trust me when I say Greta and Eric are characters not soon forgotten.

wish I time to review more but without a keyboard doing this 1 letter at a time annoys me.
Just as much fun as the first book! A little less porny, and more just general rated X.
Aurian Booklover
After being blown apart by blessed explosives, it takes a while for Eric to come back to unlife. He has lost his one love, Marilyn, and he wants revenge. Revenge on Roger, who was supposed to be his best friend but who betrayed him. But Roger has been eaten by a wolf pack, so that should have finished him off for good. He was just a Master vampire, not a Vlad, and certainly not an Emperor like Erik.
Eric’s latest girlfriend, Tabitha, has left him for the high life now that she is a vampire herse
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

Parts of J. F. Lewis’s follow-up to his urban fantasy debut, STAKED, are crazy good (the humor, the pacing, the world building), other parts are crazy frustrating, for example the bit of bait and switch when it comes to cover art. A woman is featured on the cover, and even though there are a number of chapters told from the perspective of Tabitha, the main protagonist in REVAMPED is Eric. I knew this going in, but I can imagine a lot of readers feeling
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Ranata Clark
Jan 25, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, void-city
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Aug 27, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Synopsis: Eric Courtney, strip club owner and operator in Void City, is coming to terms with existence as a ghost vampire after dying in an explosion that totaled his place of business. His former fiancée, Marilyn, tells Eric that his best friend betrayed him, but the demon J'iliol'lth collects her soul before she can explain further. Worse yet, Eric's beloved Mustang somehow gets turned into a vampire. Eric accepts a commission from J'iliol'lth to find the Stone of Aeternem, which enables its h ...more
Christal (Badass Book Reviews)
I really enjoyed the second installment of the Void City series. Eric is trying to rebuild his life after the ending of the first novel and it was very cool to learn more about him and his vampire heritage.

I love that Eric builds himself a family of both vamps and non-vamps. He's a pretty scary guy, but deep down he has a good heart. I liked that the Rachel storyline got some closure. I still don't think it was a good idea to let he hang around though. I love Eric and Tabitha together, even thou
Jun 08, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: uf, vampires, 2009, magic
This book was good, it picked up right where the last one stopped. The more I read I really like Eric, which surprises me because he is such a bastard. I think the one redeeming quality that he has is that he knows he is a bastard and is upfront about it with everyone that he keeps in his life. I am glad that Marilyn and Roger are no more, I didn't like them. Glad Tabitha and Talbot are still around they are entertaining. Would like to know about Talbot and what exactly a mouser is. Wish that Ra ...more
Robert 'Rev. Bob'
Ah, I waited too long to get around to this one. I should've head it sooner after the first book. At least the other two are already waiting for me.

I absolutely love Eric's style, especially in contrast to the more "traditional" vampires he goes up against. If a door's warded, go through the wall and gripe about how it's not as easy as it looks in the movies. Toss in references to Saturday morning cartoons. Realize that something really crappy's about to happen, and let it because you'll survive
ReVamped got 3★ vs. 4 because I didn't find it as good as Staked (book 1). Parts definitely had me snickerin' to myself, but there were parts to this story that just didn't do it for me. Eric is still a trip though.

In the end of book 1 he got blown up by his "best friend" and his latest girlfriend dumped him. In this book, he is trying to reform and finds out he's linked to his car. Yeah, tell me about it ... I guess it's a kinda cool concept, I just wasn't feeling it.

Overall, I definitely en
Jan 23, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I loved JF's first book in this series, Staked, but was disappointed by this second installment. Eric was developed as such a complex, unique character in Staked, but in ReVamped Eric falls flat. The attempt to make him "bad ass" is heavy handed. The humor and sex appeal of the first book is squelched in the sequel. I kept being drawn out of the story by mentions of clichéd songs on Fang's radio (and I thought Eric took to the cheesey 'Fang the Stang' too easily--not very bad ass). Overall the h ...more
May 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever read a book and been so delighted with a character that when you finally finish reading it, you can't stop grinning from ear to ear and you want to whoop with sheer exuberance? Well if you want to know what that's like, start reading this series. The vampire subsection of the fantasy market has become so glutted that finding anything different is akin to finding a sober, natural blonde at a frat house party. Honestly, I have yet to predict what plot twist is coming up next our how ...more
Eric is a vamp that is hard to kill, partly because he's some special vamp that is also a spectre, and something else.

But he gets burned to ashes and then his female "daughters" and ex-girlfriend and mage try to bring him back. Then he needs to figure out how and why he was killed, and get the love of his life out of damnation.

It was entertaining, for the most part, but the humour falls a little short of snorting good. And the caveats to the vamps & weres & witches seem a little forced,
Another terrific book. Smart, kept me guessing, and a cool car. A lot of vampire books seem to follow a formula, this one doesn't. Eric is a complete original. Tabitha is shallow, and written a bit shallowly, but her occasional insights are interesting and she's a good contrast to Eric. Most questions about Rachel are finally answered. I'm still very eager to find out more about Talbot. These books are a great mix of dark and humor, the characters are vivid and the story is intriguing.
Sheri-Lynn Marean
J.F. Lewis does a fantastic job with these books, even if your getting tired of the whole vamp thing, you will still love these books! they are crazy funny! the characters are funny, psycotic and just fun!! These are at the top of my list of Favorite books!! I am waiting for his next in the series!!
Feb 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While this is a good book and an excellent sequel, I didn't feel it quite lived up to the first book. We have a lot more introspection from Eric, and I think I liked him so much in the first book precisely because he didn't stop and examine his feelings and motives.

Still, I can't wait to read the third book. After a vampire Mustang, Lewis has to have something fabulous up his sleeve.
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Really didn't enjoy this as much as the first one (Staked) - maybe it's just that the novelty wore off. The third one, Crossed, is now out and I will buy it on the strength of how much I enjoyed Staked, rather than being excited because of ReVamped. Sometimes the middle of a trilogy sucks but it finishes on a bang, eh?
Rod Hartman
Apr 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-books
Filled with vampires, demons, magicians and even Fang, "the Stang", how could you not love this book. This book picks up where Staked left off, with Eric floating incorporate over his ruined nightclub. Eric must deal with vampire high society while putting his life and position back together. Filled with attitude and dark humor, it is a great read
Christine Strowbridge
Both of the Void City books are three stars for me because I had to force myself to finish the books. I liked the story fine, but something about the books had me putting the book down to do OTHER THINGS, which is so unlike me. I do want to read book three eventually, but I think I'll take a break from Eric for a while.
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