Vampire in Distress (Book 2 of Family Blood Ties)

Vampire in Distress (Book 2 of Family Blood Ties)

4.2 17
by Dale Mayer
WARNING - there is some mild swearing and the book has a cliffhanger ending!

Who you are on the inside is more important that what you are on the outside... But not when you're fated to be a lab rat for the rest of your life.

Sixteen-year-old Tessa, a vampire with weird throwback human genes, is an outsider in both worlds. Always the odd one. Now,


WARNING - there is some mild swearing and the book has a cliffhanger ending!

Who you are on the inside is more important that what you are on the outside... But not when you're fated to be a lab rat for the rest of your life.

Sixteen-year-old Tessa, a vampire with weird throwback human genes, is an outsider in both worlds. Always the odd one. Now, imprisoned in a blood farm, she fights to free herself and rejoin her family and friends. Especially one young male vamp.

Cody, eighteen and the youngest of the long line of ancient flyer vampires, wants Tessa back at his side where she belongs - even as he struggles with conflicting emotions about his best friend's kid sister-turned-hottie.

Jared, the cute human who'd befriended Tessa, is relieved to be rescued and wants to see the trussed-up, drugged humans in the warehouse taken care of. Only he's freaked that the people who rescued him are vampires...and then he finds out the truth about Tessa...

Thankfully, the rescue team comes to take over the warehouse and rescue the victims... or have they?

Editorial Reviews

reviews - Joan Baker
I just finished reading Vampire in Denial (book 1) and Vampire in Distress (book 2). I now NEED the 3rd book !! This was a very different take on the vamp vs human story. I enjoyed it so much that I read both books back-to-back in a day ;) No cleaning, and just ordered a pizza, since I couldnt stop reading !! I am going to go crazy waiting for the next book. I cant recommend this book enough ! Just know for sure, you WILL enjoy it immensely !
Ruth's Reviews - Ruth Review
I read this story a bit ago so I don't have exact details in mind. The book was slightly tweenish, but the dialogue and narrative were put together very well. At all times, this was an intriguing read, and the sometimes swift changes in p.o.v. were Pretty seamless. I truly enjoyed this read:)
Reading the Paranormal reviews - Kelly Rubidoux
Overall, this was a dark, sometimes bloody look at how trying times can help people -or vampires - rise to the occasion and shine. Tessa's story is far from over (gives that ending the side eye) and I will wait patiently to see how she gets out of her newest predicament.
BJ35's reviews - B J
Just when we think Tessa is safe and there will be a resolution to the Tessa/Cody/Jared triangle, we're blindsided by more problems for these characters. Ms. Mayer leaves us with the ultimate cliffhanger so that we are all anxiously awaiting the next book to find out what happens!

I am a high school teacher and originally grabbed the first book in the series to see if it would appeal to some of my students. However, I was quickly hooked! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these books. They have romance
reviews - Aine Massey
Vampire in Distress by Dale Mayer is a wonderful treat! Again, the story is very episode / soap opera styled, which made the reading fun and easy to pick back up if you have to stop for some reason. Dale leaves us with another cliff-hanger - hurry up and write 3, please.

A truly enjoyable YA Vampire read and a must buy!

Product Details

Valley Publishing
Publication date:
Family Blood Ties , #2
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Meet the Author

Dale Mayer is a prolific multi-published writer. She’s best known for her Psychic Vision Series. Besides her romantic suspense/thrillers, Dale also writes paranormal romance and crossover young adult books in different genres.

To go with her fiction, she writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening and the US mortgage system. She has recently published her Career Essentials Series . All her books are available in print and digital format.

Published Young Adult books include:

Family Blood Ties Series
• Vampire in Denial
• Vampire in Distress
• Vampire in Design
• Vampire in Deceit
• Vampire in Defiance
• Family Blood Ties Trilogy : Books 1-3

Design series
• Dangerous Designs
• Deadly Designs
• Darkest Designs
• Design Series Trilogy

• In Cassie's Corner
• Gem Stone

Published Adult Books:

Psychic Vision Series:
• Tuesday's Child
• Hide'n Go Seek
• Maddy's Floor
• Garden of Sorrow
• Knock, Knock...
• Rare Find - Coming Soon!
• Psychic Visions Set, Books 1-3

By Death Series
• Touched by Death
• Haunted By Death

Second Love Series
• Second Chances

Other Books:
• Romance x3: An Anthology
• It's a Dog's Life
• Sian's Solution - a Family Blood Ties short story
• Riana's Revenge - a fantasy short story

• Career Essentials: The Resume
• Career Essentials: The Cover Letter
• Career Essentials: The Interview
• Career Essentials: 3 in 1

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Vampire in Distress 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whats the point of a free preview if its just the ending to the first book????
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome story line, action packed. Too stinking expensive, each book is more expensive than the last and at about 200 pgs, it's a joke. Also the first chapter is the last chapter from the previous book. Who needs that? I really hate that I bought 4 books separately then discovered that there are 3 book sets for cheaper. Give a fan a break! The story is awesome though, but with it continuing on for ever, I might have to stop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After getting the first book for free I was quite interested in reading more. I caved and bought this book, the second in the series, but as much as I'm still interested in finding out what happens, I just can't stand how drawn out the entire book was, and how many circles they go in. I have never read a book and felt like the more I read, the further and further away from a conclusion I got. Each conversation, I could tell was being drawn out, and painfully so. There was too much "fluff" to it, almost as if the author was running out of ideas, so decided to have them ramble on and on. Many of the conversations could have cut out the constant back and forth, without cutting away from the characters or development of the story. Each page felt like there was going to be an answer, but turned out to be two more pages of confusion, and even going in the opposite direction of a conclusion. I almost wouldn't recommend reading the first book for free, because it drew me in enough to buy the next in the series, and I would only really recommend reading the rest of the series if you can borrow it from someone. (Apparently there are at least 9 books in total maybe more)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lol its such a good book series but what annoys me is the first one is free but the rest of the series is not free. Gosh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so loving this book read it overnight and looking forward to reading the rest of the series
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KaylaSue1 More than 1 year ago
5.0 out of 5 stars DALE MAY6ER HAS A CONTINUING GREAT SERIES. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS SERIES !!!!!, May 7, 2015 I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK FOR AN HONEST REVIEW AND THIS IS MY HONEST OPINION Well, I know I'm ready for MORE,RIGHT NOW. LOL But I can't have it yet.In book 1 Tessa (a 16 year old vampire with weird human throw back genes) feels completely out of place, she is not like anyone she knows or has ever heard about, mostly she lives in the human world and they don't know she is a vampire. Now this book takes up where the last left off. It seems that every time they divide their group, usually after finding whoever was missing,someone else gets taken (vampire or human doesn't seem to matter). Now after finding her friend and laying down to rest while the men check out what all they have found,she falls asleep but having dreams of tubes and needles,wakes to find it real and she is sick.There are so many twist and turns, fear and laughter but mostly love of friends and family and care, and pity for the thousands they have found.All the time losing and finding part of their group, some injured more then once and 4 or 5 drugged. But during all they go though, Tessa comes into her own, and finds out that others have had some of the things she has. She learns to control things and Cody , his father, David and their father finally learn to be very proud of her.By the end the rescues party seems to have arrived,humans and vampires,both counsels,high school kids,she sent a message to everyone from both sides in her cell phone. Then she, David and and human doctor Taz's wife Sian are sent home, but when Tessa wakes up, no one is around (inside or outside the car) nor does she even know where she is. What will she do now? Is there someone around that she can't find?Will her family find her? Do they know she is missing? Where are David and Sian? More to the point where are the elders who were giving them all a ride home?
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Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Vampire in Distress By Dale Mayer Family Blood Ties Book Two The war continues between the good vampires and those running the blood farm. And it seems humans might be involved as well. As Tessa gathers people to go and rescue her friend Jared, nothing seems to go right. They fine one person just to lose another. It soon becomes apparent they cannot trust anyone but their small group. And it also seems that Tessa’s vampire heritage is stepping up for her when she needs it the most. The sixteen-year-old girl from just a few days ago is not now nor will ever be the same. And it looks like the war has just begun. The previous books in this series are Sian’s Solution and Vampire in Denial. The next book is Vampire in Design. The books definitely end with cliffhangers but the good news at this point is...the next one is published, so no having to wait around. **Language
DonnaJohnson More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh! I loved this book! This series is incredible. I hope there is a book 3. I haven't looked yet. But this is my favorite series ever.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please lend me!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just like the first book, this one leaves the reader dangling and wanting more. Great job Dale Mayer!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is the first book to this series FREE and you have to pay for the other books???? Makes no sense! Anyone want to let me borrow their copies??? Lol