The ramblings of things that make me…um, well…me.
Dropping another old school book review on you. This is the first real honest to goodness review I ever wrote…back in June of 2012! Wow…that was almost a year ago…whoa! At the time I thought I was doing a cool indie author a favor, but it obviously turned into something more as I’ve done a lot of reading/writing/reviewing since then.
Enjoy my first attempt to be a witty reviewer. *snicker* Please try not to judge too harshly…and go get the book if you haven’t already from the million and one times I’ve pimped this bad boy out. 😉
JOE VAMPIRE by Steven Luna
Have you ever wanted to be a vampire? Who hasn’t, right? With vampires like Edward Cullin (Twilight), Eric Northman (True Blood), Selene (Underworld), Aksha (Queen of the Damned), plus many more out there, we either want to be them…or be with them! *wink, wink* What if you didn’t have a choice? What if you were just this average, everyday Joe and the choice to become a vampire had been taken from you and turned your somewhat normal life upside down? Well…that is exactly what “Joe Vampire” is all about, so pay attention!
Joe takes us on this crazy ride he calls his life. Dating, workplace politics, music, family and friendships…and this is all before his life gets sucked away from him! Literally! He writes in his blog, armed with his geek knowledge (Hello…Doctor Who!!!), snarky and sarcastic wit (that I completely and absolutely LOVE!) to share all the gory and gruesome details of this transformation. Trust me, they are…um…interesting.
Luna has put so much human emotion into crafting “Joe Vampire” that it is so hard to not get caught up in the story and all the ups and downs that Joe faces. You’ll find yourself rooting for Joe time and time again. Even when being a sarcastic ass, you still feel for him…cause…well…it could easily be you instead of Joe, right?
I am always looking for a good book to read. This one kind of fell into my lap on a friend recommendation, so I thought I’d give it a chance. Another vampire book *eye roll*. If I can’t get into a book, I generally don’t finish it. Not only did I read “Joe Vampire” in 2 days (ok, really 2 nights), I’ve been chomping at the bit for a 2nd “Joe” book ever since! And that is without all your usual vampire gimmicks…the rock-hard abs, smoldering stares and best of all…no sparkles.