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They don't call him Jackpot for nothing.
Seventeen-year-old Jack always beats the odds... at least until now. When a werewolf tried to kill him ten years ago, vampires saved his life. At first he was grateful. Then he realized he couldn't go home to his brother, couldn't return to his old life. Humans can become vampires; vampires can't become mortal again, but somehow Jack gets lucky. Like a cat, he always lands on his feet. He wakes up one morning without fangs, and the ...
They don't call him Jackpot for nothing.
Seventeen-year-old Jack always beats the odds... at least until now. When a werewolf tried to kill him ten years ago, vampires saved his life. At first he was grateful. Then he realized he couldn't go home to his brother, couldn't return to his old life. Humans can become vampires; vampires can't become mortal again, but somehow Jack gets lucky. Like a cat, he always lands on his feet. He wakes up one morning without fangs, and the sunlight doesn't set him on fire. This is it, his dream, only it's real this time. What could possibly go wrong?
Enter a pretty hunter with dark secrets, a brother who wants to stake him just to be on the safe side, and a psychotic werewolf. Now we have a party.
Posted April 15, 2013
Jack a.k.a. Jackpot, a 17 year old teenager is attacked by a werewolf leaving him for dead but is saved by a vampire, by transforming him into one. Ten years later, while visiting his graveyard, vampire Jackpot tries to save a beautiful girl from a werewolf, although he knows that even a scratch from the creature means death. Miracles of miracles, Jack instead of dyeing turns into what he always wanted to be … a human, a 'normal' human that can go to school and have a normal life.
He meets Silver, a strong, beautiful, soul-sucker werewolf hunter, and she tells him that he has a destiny to fulfill. If that wasn’t enough for Jackpot to hear she also tells him that everything paranormal wants him dead. So, a normal life, huh? Not a chance when wraiths, vampires, werewolves, fairies, hunters, protective girlfriend’s parents or single minded brothers want to tear you to pieces.
The characters were wonderful; my favorite character was Jersey Clifford (the teacher). I liked how he was refined and calculating, I wish there was more info about him because he is such an interesting character…maybe in the next book we’ll see more.
What I didn’t like in the book were the warnings like ‘if it’s too dangerous don’t do it’ or ‘ today we’ve done a lot, let’s leave it for tomorrow’, the way some characters were introduced, distance and time related measurements, things seem to be repeated, the plot was a bit too predictable, some grammar and typo errors.
The story line is fresh at least I haven't read a vamp/were book like this. The world is a unique one, has a great background history, I love it when an author questions the stereo types put on the supernatural and makes up their own rules it makes for a more interesting read if you have a whole new set of rules to play by.
Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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Posted November 30, 2013
(Spoiler I am a bad person sorry...) No words can describe, or at least i cant think of any at the exact moment, how... wonderful this book. at first I was confused, but I continued to read, and I must say it was second to best book I've read, and the funniest. I laughed so hard my family probably thought I lost my mind. It made more since when I read the second book. My heart goes out to Jack! Spoiler: it ends with a cliffy, and Jack almost dies, and his brother turns knto a werewolf and tries to kill him.
I wanted to hug Jack so much! It made my heart brake. (But thats just me)
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Posted August 13, 2014
Vampires Rule had me interested right from the start. It has vampires and werewolves all with a twist. This is a must read!
Ten years ago Jack was a human who was attacked by a werewolf but then saved by vampires who turned him. He lost his parents in the attack. After living as a vampire for the past ten years he is attacked again by another werewolf, but this time he is turned back into a human. After getting this second chance at living life as a human all Jack wants is to be normal.
After returning home Jack finds his younger brother Billy who now is the "older" brother is well surprised in a unique way to see him. He wants to go back to high school and just be a normal teenager. But the girl, Silver that he meets the night he is turned back human tells him that he is part of a destiny. Now Jack and his girlfriend Silver, who is a hunter, find themselves in the middle of a destiny that if they can fulfill it, will save the human race. They must figure out who the head werewolf is and kill it. But things and people are not always what they seem. Silver's parents are too keen on Jack once being a vampire. Then there is Jack's old vampire friends and ex-girlfriend/vampire Summer. When both vampires and werewolves wanting you dead things get really out of control fast.
I loved how they both are very strong willed. They always are looking out for the other one and continually putting themselves in some sort of dangerous situation. While there is romance, action and suspense there is also humor which just adds to this great story. By the end we are left with unanswered questions and a somewhat cliffhanger ending.
I enjoyed reading it and am looking forward to what is next. This e-book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way.
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Posted June 15, 2013
This story is incredibly original and intriguing. What if a vampire could turn human again? What if he was a young vampire, one with his human family still living? How would his vampire friends react?
I found the interactions of the characters to be well thought out and intriguing. I also liked the way that Blake pulled in some of her own new takes on the super powers we have come to expect from werewolves.There were some new "powers" other than what one typically expects to find in werewolves.
Overall, I think that Vampires Rule is a must-read. The cliffhanger leaves the reader wanting to read the next in the series.
Posted May 8, 2013
This story is incredibly original and intriguing. What if a vampire could turn human again? What if he was a young vampire, one with his human family still living? How would his vampire friends react? I found the interactions of the characters to be well thought out and intriguing. Some parts really tug at your heart, but it wasn't all drama either. This book is action-packed (underlined). The fights and plot twists come fast and furious and keep you guessing.
I also liked the way that Blake pulled in some of her own new takes on the super powers we have come to expect from werewolves. These werewolves have invisible claws, they can control wraiths, very cool twists on the old legends. Overall, I think that Vampires Rule is a must-read. The cliffhanger at the end has my stomach in knots, craving more. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Posted January 4, 2012
I got this book for free and I have to say that i really enjoyed reading it. I thought the story was original, the characters were engaging and I'm looking foward to read the next book. I recommend this book to all that liked the Twilight series. It's a easy and pleasant read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 25, 2011
Vampires Rule by K.C. Blake has several things going for it. First off it takes the pretty stale YA vampire theme and puts enough of a twist on it to make it interesting. Jack (AKA Jackpot) has been a vampire for about 10 years. As per his yearly ritual he returns home to check on his "little" brother. In his hometown he runs gets into a fight with a werewolf and is saved by a hunter that should be trying to kill him as well. When he wakes up he has been changed back into a mortal. He and the hunter that saved him (Silver) are prophesied to bring an end to the epidemic of supernatural threats. That basis for the story has a lot of potential and leads to some interesting places. The origin story for the vampires and werewolves was also a pretty good one.
The romance angle of the story between Jack and Silver really did not add anything to the appeal of the book for me. It seemed more awkward than was really necessary and seemed to fit into the Twilight mold a little too much for me. Overall this story is actually probably not bad for younger teens and the pros outweigh the cons. I will most likely check out the second book in the series to see what new surprises there are in store.
Posted July 4, 2011
Here is a book that introduces us to a mixture of different creatures in one story. The main character Jack the vampire, who turns human after only a handful of vampire years. The love interest Silver who's got powers of her own. The introduction of werewolves that set Jack free from his Vampire life. There is a mention of Faery and a new kind of creature the Wraith.
I for one love a story that introduces several types of species that interact. I love the twists that can happen in that kind of a story, but have yet to see one in which a vampire becomes human again. An all new twist leads to an all new kind of story! Not only does Jack rehumanize but he does it within the lifetime he would have still been alive if he had not changed. So, although older now, he gets to reconnect with his still human brother. But this leads to some interesting revelations when he decides to go back to school. Will he be recognized and if so what does that mean for him?
I found this story hugely entertaining. I read through it in no time as the twists keep rolling in, new people introduced and very intense and entertaining relationships happening. I also found the relationship between Silver and Jack very real, almost relatable (as it can be in a supernatural story) And Jersey was one of my favorite bad guys that I have read about in a long time. I never found a slow or boring moment in the whole book, very fast paced, original story
Posted June 15, 2011
Now, I know the cover doesn't say much but this book is really good. Let's not judge a book by its cover. The storyline of the book is great! I really fell into the storyline, especially with learning about the past about Jack and his future with Silver.
Let me first off say that I adore books that have not only a great plot line, but a great back round or history. I really like how the reader was able to devour each part of this vampire/werewolf history little by little. Secrets were discovered, and others were made. The diary that foretold all of the history made the story much more juicier. As the reader gets more into the history of the story, you see its profound affect on the future and the characters. The characters were another part of this story that was hit spot on. I like how the characters went through many changes. You saw them not only grow but adapt.
The love interest in this story, I liked. I like how Silver and Jack's future were intertwined. I like how easily they fell into ease with each other. But what really got me by the heart was Jack. I know he made some tough choices, but it showed his love for her.
Vampires Rule is a dark book filled with a lost history discovered, new secrets revealed, and a future that will unravel your mind. I can't wait to read the next book and see what the future holds for Jack and Silver!
Posted May 30, 2011
***NOTE MY REVIEWS OFTEN CONTAIN SPOILERS***
Jack Creed has been a reluctant vampire for ten years, turned on the night he was attacked and left for dead by the werewolf who killed his parents, then saved by a group of passing vampires when one took an interest in him as a potential romantic partner. All of that changes when he encounters Silver Reign while visiting his grave and attempts to save her from a werewolf attack. In the misguided attempt to save her Jack is scratched by a werewolf, something fatal to vampires and believes he's going to die. Instead of a quick death at the beginning of the story Jack not only survives but becomes some sort of enhanced mortal with powers of both a werewolf and a vampire, a mortal who's arrival has been prophesied for a very long time. His shared destiny with Silver is to kill the first werewolf, the wolf responsible for creating them all and who's death could save every other werewolf in existence. If they should fail this being will not only destroy all vampires, but the entire human race as well. The story follows his budding relationship with silver, his interactions with his human brother and his vampire family and his path to discovering the first werewolf, a path that leaves him questioning if his destiny is one he wants to fulfill.
Overall this book is a great read that keeps you turning pages. I'll admit I debated between three and four stars on this one. But my copy of the book had some issues that kept skipping me around in pages and turning through blank ones to find words. Considering that I decided I might be being a little harsher on the writing than I should be because I was irritated at the difficulty it was giving me reading it on my ipod. That said I decided to give the writer the benefit of the doubt and go with the higher of the two ratings. The story is fast paced and for the most part well written.
Some of the things I noticed were first the character names, so many of them were a little far-fetched ie Silver Reign, that I found this a little distracting. With names like that it's hard to picture them as realistic people. While I've read other books with odd character names, most of them have reasonable explanations for those names and the odd names are not employed by the majority of the characters in a the book. That isn't the case with this story in my personal opinion. Another thing about the characters is that I don't think the writer gave them enough actual character flaws to be believable. Silver is bright, articulate, a good fighter, beautiful and her list of appealing qualities goes on and on. The same can be said for Jack. However, I can't really mention anything negative about their characters. Yes Jack used to be a vampire, but he only drank animal blood. Characters in a story are supposed to be a fictional reflection of real people. Real people are not perfect, they have at least one physical flaw that drives them nuts every time they look in a mirror. Real people have at least a handful of bad habits, and they have lists of things they don't really like about themselves, things they want to change. While I could see the flaws in all the secondary characters, in the two main characters, the ones you could tell the writer really cared about you didn't really see flaws. Jack and Silver are practically perfect teenage kids. Yes they skipped school, but that was to free the trapped souls of the poor wraiths from the never-ending slavery of the first w
Posted May 20, 2011
This is the first self-published book I've ever read and I can't say I regret it. K.C. Blake has a great story here. Unfortunately, the book could've of used one or two more edits. Actually, my only qualm with the book is the spelling and grammatical errors in it. They weren't so awful that they jerked you out of the book though, not for me at least. It's really sad she couldn't find a publisher for this book because I bet it would really popular if she'd been able to get one. On to the review....
I really loved Vampires Rule's story. It was different and fresh to me. I'm somewhat hesitant to give the book four stars but really, the biggest reason why it's getting four stars is because the story was so entertaining. The characters were wonderful and, ironically, my favorite character was Jersey Clifford (the bad guy). I liked how he was refined and calculating. If not for the wonderfully entertaining story and awesome characters, I'd give the book three stars. Of course, that's because of the errors in it otherwise it'd get four stars easy.
I'm not a big fan of vampire books. But I really enjoyed reading this book. Despite all its imperfections, it pulled me right into the story. I stayed up until almost eleven p.m. the day I started this book and, by the time I was forced to put it away, I was less than thirty pages from the end. I would've finished it the same day but I was reading it on the computer so I couldn't. K. C. Blake definitely has talent here. One or two more edits and this book would have been flawlessly executed.
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