Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter: Transfusion

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter: Transfusion

by Nikki Jefford



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481153201
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/09/2012
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt. She writes edgy teen fiction, including the Spellbound Trilogy and Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter.

Nikki married Sébastien, the love of her life, while working as a teaching assistant in France. They now reside in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands, 70 miles northeast of Forks, Washington.

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Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter: Transfusion 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
KathywithaK27 More than 1 year ago
I know what you're thinking, another teen vampire book? Really? You would be so wrong about Aurora Sky that I don't even know where to start. When is the last time you read a story about a teenage girl who is a little on the shy side that gets into a horrible accident and comes out on the other side working for the government as a life size chew toy for vampires? Never. Turns out that Aurora's blood is actually a sedative to vampires and temporarily paralyzes them so that the government can move in and take them out. That's a pretty interesting twist to a girl who is about to graduate high school and has never even been kissed before. This girl goes from boring and predictable to bad ass pretty quickly and I loved every second of it. First of all, this book is packed with everything you possibly could imagine. From teenage drama to boyfriends all the way to secret agents and psychotic vampires, I was literally enthralled with it so much I finished the book in two days....and that's only because I had to sleep in between. There is so much going on that I felt it was nice breaks to go from the training and missions with Dante back to normal high school things with friends and love interests that it broke the book up nicely and made it seem real instead of crazy fantasy. It also grounded Aurora and made her seem real for me. She wasn't some G.I Jane military chick or a Bella from Twilight type that was too weak and needy. Aurora was what you would expect a teenager to be in the situations she was placed in, sometimes she made mistakes but she learned from them. She really grew from beginning to end and that's what counted in my opinion. The ending made me want to throw the book across the room because it left me wanting to read the second book RIGHT NOW! I didn't, because it was on my nook and that would have ended badly for me, but you get my point. I really loved the uniqueness of Aurora Sky mixed with the fun and witty characters that it had within its' pages. If you enjoy a great vampire story but are looking for something new and refreshing, you have definitely come to the right place!
rockygirl1 More than 1 year ago
know what you are thinking, great, yet another vampire novel. I kind of thought that too… but I have to tell you.  I REALLY liked this one. Aurora has a really rare blood type, which the government doesn’t do anything with until they almost die, then they turn these humans into lean mean vampire killing machines.  Kinda cool, huh? The biggest problem is that Aurora is kinda falling in love with a vampire as well, at the same time that she is figuring out the whole thing about killing vampires, and navigating high school. I mean its not like being a teenager isn’t hard enough all by itself, right? Jefford has written a really cool book and the story really turns the pages. It is a quick engaging read that I really enjoyed and wanted to finish. Aurora is a truly engaging character, and the other characters in the story, Noel,
BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
I have wanted to visit Alaska for more years than I can count but only if I can go in July or August because I really, REALLY hate cold weather. I’m even willing to put up with the legendary mosquitos if it can just be warm. As much as I don’t like being cold, though, I enjoy reading about it in fiction, maybe because it makes me feel warmer here in Virginia. Will I ever get there? I don’t really know but a lady can dream, right? Er, hold the phone. It seems that the state has been overrun, inundated, taken over by vampires, of all things, drawn there by…get this…the cold. See, I knew there was a reason I prefer heat. When I started Transfusion, my first thought was that this is kind of a cool idea but, after a while, I began to think that some of what was going on was just plain silly and goofy. By the time Aurora goes on her first mission with Dante, I had decided that it was all good fun and I’d just enjoy the ride. Agents Melcher and Crist are the perfect parody of government agents, especially Melcher who always seems to have a smile plastered on his face even as he’s dooming Aurora to a life of hinky blood and chasing down the undead. These two are actually indicative of how engaging almost all the primary and secondary characters are. Aurora herself, with all her snarkiness and resistance to authority and to her future, is really appealing as is her new friend Noel. Fane and Dante, while they play very different roles in Aurora’s life, are among the best young male characters I’ve come across. Worldbuilding is not nearly as important here as in some novels since a crucial aspect of vampires is their existence in a world like our own but Ms. Jefford has used her personal experience of Alaska to create an atmosphere of danger and, yes, cold. So, all in all, have your humor hat on and sit back for an enjoyable journey—and stop trying to be logical ;) when you read this first in the Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter series. I’m already looking ahead for the next book, Northern Bites.
KaribbeanIsland1 More than 1 year ago
**4 Stars** I received a copy of this book for an honest review as part of a blog tour. MY OVERVIEW: Ok, I will admit that I was a little hesitant about reading this book at first, as I am a big Buffy fan. However, the way both the hunters and the vampires are done in this book is so different that I really enjoyed it. They aren’t your typical vampires. PROS: I felt so bad for Aurora. I wanted to yell at the agents in the book. I would hate to go through what she went through and would probably have the same reaction she did. You can tell that the author spent a lot of time on writing Aurora's characer. She is definitely the most well written character in the book. Noel comes in a close second. (Love her!) CONS: As much as I liked Fane over Dante, he was very cliché. If anyone was shocked at finding out about him, then you need to go out and read more. It was very obvious where the author was taking him. Overall, I think the supporting characters (with the exception of Noel) weren’t written as well as they could have been. They needed a little more development.  MY FINAL THOUGHTS: Finally! A book where the character isn’t all “loosing my virginity was the best thing ever!” “It was so romantic.” It isn’t. It is painful and awkward the first time, and the author correctly portrayed it in this book. Transfusion left you hanging and I can’t wait to read the next one!
thesmboyce More than 1 year ago
THE SHORT VERSION: Aurora Sky: Transfusion is a great start to a great series. Nikki Jefford is back with a fresh take on vampire legends that combines action, sexiness, mortality, self-discovery, and defiance together in one snarky smart ass of a heroine. This definitely makes my favorites shelf, and I figure any lovers of vampire books and paranormal romance should love this one. THE DETAILS Transfusion is all about Aurora Sky's beginnings as a vampire hunter. She's a normal nobody who can't wait to leave her home in Alaska for some place less...snowy. When she dies in a car wreck, though, all her dreams are stolen away. To save Aurora's life, her mom signs over the girl's rights to the government and Aurora becomes a vampire assassin. But yeah. Aside from that, she's totally still normal. She goes back to high school and is expected to continue living as though she doesn't stake vamps in her free time. Aurora is incredibly sarcastic and always seems to have a good one-liner handy. I love that. I could easily empathize with her, especially with her dreams of getting away to start over. Because she'll never have that chance, she withdraws. She starts acting out, and her new year's resolutions are basically everything she never dared to do before: first kiss, get drunk, lose her virginity. Transfusion also has one of the most awkward sex scenes I've ever read in my life. It's so incredibly cringe-worthy that I'm pretty sure it's an argument against losing one's virginity at all, which you don't really see in fiction. Sex is usually such a glorified thing that I thought Nikki Jefford's risky sex scene was done really well. Kudos. The narrative was smooth for the most part, though it sometimes rushed during action scenes. For the most part, though, I didn't catch many typos. I could really just lose myself in the story, and that's the sign of a great novel. I sped through this one. Bottom line—I loved it. I recommend the Aurora Sky series by Nikki Jefford to fans of vampire novels, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy alike.
JK1515 More than 1 year ago
Who doesn't love a good Vampire Hunter story? This girl most certainly does!! Nikki Jefford brought an interesting take on an old storyline. I'm ashamed to say that her other three novels are in my Kindle library waiting to be read. I liked the transformation Aurora goes through in all facets of the book. She begins to change who she is at the beginning in school. Then things snowball from just one freak incident. Suddenly Aurora wants to be the bad girl she never was before. An effect of this bad girl syndrome is boys. She makes it her mission to kiss a guy and also lose her virginity . To her though, everything is so clinical and she's detatched. That is, until Fane came along. Wanna be bag girl is suddenly playing in bad boy territory. I really liked Fane's character. The more they revealed about him, the more I understood him. He never admitted to being a saint. He wasn't afraid to be himself. The romance between Fane and Aurora sizzles. There were a few times throughout the story where I was like, really? This is sort of predictable. Then Nikki goes and twists it all up until its new and interesting again. I admired her ability to create such a fresh take on something that could have been there done that. The end of the story left me breathless!!!! Nikki, please write faster!!! I have to know what happens in book 2!!!! I loved this first installment in the new Aurora Sky series and can't wait to see how it all pans out. I highly recommend this book to all YA vampire romance lovers. Nikki did a fantabulous job on this book and deserves five glittery stars for an unexpected phenomenal read!
ConciseReviewsByMichelleL More than 1 year ago
I loved this whole new take on Vampires, it so different, and I really liked that. I am so anxious now for book 2, lol. It’s like a YA version of Night Huntress, ok, not exactly, as its very different, but it sure was really good like those books. There were many twist in this book I did not see coming. I also love how it takes place in Alaska, I spent over a week there before, (In July, when it stays daylight most of the time) and I have friends there, who I have learned a lot on the darkness and how they deal with it. It was fun reading parts where I have been. We have the government who is trying to wipe out the murderous vampires, like some have rabies, kindof. With vampire hunters that they kinog create, like Aurora. Aurora Sky is a great character, she ends up in a near fatal (or was it?) car crash, which has a special branch of the government stepping in to save her life, since she has a rare blood type that is perfect for their uses to turn her into the ultimate Vampire Hunter. She basically is their chew toy, as she has to allow them to bite her, so her doctored up blood gets into the, and causes them to be paralyzed for a short time, then she can finish them off. Yeah, not cool, huh? She is pretty strong emotionally to be able to get through what she does. I really liked the characters in this book, especially Fane and Dante, they both are great in their own way. There are some hilarious parts, especially this one below, with Fane’s roommate (yes, this roommate is a vampire, but there are the rabies kind, the killer kind cuz they like to, and then the gentle, or at least nice unkilling kind) 5 out of 5 stars I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review and for the book tour. I really can’t wait for book 2, it ended good, not a major cliffhanger, but kept you hanging a little bit. Not enough to make me mad though. I highly recommend this book. It’s really different than the usual vampire books you see around. And it’s really well written. Here is some teasers I like: “Joss would know the answer to your question about feeding better. I believe he’s set the record for the longest fast.” A light bulb went off in my head. “Oh, like a tick.” “Excuse me?” Joss said. “Ticks can live for seven years without feeding.” “Francesco,” Joss said testily. “She’s comparing me to an insect.” Fane grinned. “Yes, I heard.”
AppraisingPages More than 1 year ago
A little while back, I started the Spellbound series, by Nikki Jefford and fell in love with her writing style. This month I had the opportunity to read a new book by Nikki Jefford and I jumped at the chance. There is SO MUCH I want to say about this book, trying to decided where to start is tricky… but I will start with Aurora. I think you can look at the kind of books I give high marks to and it’s pretty obvious I like characters with a good sense of humour. I loved Auroras inner voice and how strong her personality came through. She clearly has been through a rough patch, almost dying and finding about that the things that go bump in the night are not just scary stories, but she still has some sarcastic witty comments that I adored. Okay, I also love the way the story moves, I was able to get to know the characters and get a feel for situations going on, but it felt the story was constantly moving. The interaction between Aurora and Fane( SWOOOOON) is just so angsty. I like his attitude and I love the chemistry created when the two of them are together. The background Nikki Jefford creates makes vampires seem more tangible, the history of how they came to be feels possible in our world. I am eagerly awaiting book two in the series, so I sure hope it is released quickly. YOU NEED TO START THIS BOOK, like yesterday. Nikki Jefford breaks all the vampire stereotypes. Aurora Sky, a government engineered vampire hunters, is a sarcastic, strong, and sexy force to be reckoned with. Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter is going to grab your attention and not let go. THIS BOOK IS NOT YOUNG ADULT, ITS NEW ADULT. There are some parts not for younger readers, so keep that in mind. The author recommends it for 18 and older. Right now, you can purchase it for you kindle for only .99 cents, click here to purchase!
TomWinshipTW More than 1 year ago
With two very successful novels already under her belt, one might be inclined to think Nikki Jefford would take some time to stop and smell the proverbial roses. And who'd blame her if she did? No one I know, that's for sure. But it really doesn't matter what I think, because, instead of stopping to smell anything, Ms. Jefford opted to release yet another novel! This time, instead of regaling readers with further tales of the Twitches who star in her "Spellbound" series, Jefford reaches deep into her bag o' tricks (or so I hope. Jefford already makes it look easy, so let's hope it's a little harder than that ... otherwise my fragile ego might give out!) to unveil a new femme fatale: Aurora Sky. Well ... Aurora actually starts off a bit more innocent than that. In her own words, she wants her first kiss to be a pleasant experience, not pornographic. Unfortunately, the hand of fate--and the cold, clammy hands of government medical personnel--has something to say about that. By the time they're done, Aurora Sky has a new lease on life and a new set of priorities. That's when the vampires show up and things really get interesting. Along the way, Aurora loses a lot more than her innocence. `Nuff said, methinks. If you want to know the details, read the damn thing yourself! "Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter" is the first book in the "Transfusion" series. I highly recommend it to NA, paranormal romance, and vampire fans.
funsiized08 More than 1 year ago
Interesting story but was missing a few things. The MC, Aurora, I thought would be way more kick-butt than she turned out to be. She whined a lot. Kind of got on my nerves to be honest. Then again her predicament was her mum's fault, but I can sympathize with a mother. What mother wouldn't do everything she could to save her child? We also have a case of bad parents. The dad is never home and when he does finally show up he leaves because he can't deal with Aurora. Um...ok! She gets drunk on New Years and her mum tuck her into bed! I get that she's an adult and was at home the whole time but she's not twenty-one yet! Dante was pretty hilarious. Such a man-child! I would've liked to know a little more about him since he did become her mentor. There were a few things I wanted to know more about: Her training. Who was helping training her? I mean she couldn't just survive a hand to hand fight with basic kick boxing and karate classes could she? They're vampires. If her mum signed her up for this job how is it that she wasn't told everything? I did like this new vampire twist to the original myth and the very modern way that they go about killing them. Very different (in a good way). Things that made me laugh: Aurora's New Year Resolutions (when you get to that part you'll laugh!), Fane (his name!), the way she went about to to achieve her resolutions.  Overall, I liked the general idea of the story. I would go back and see if I can answer the issues I mentioned above but I liked it. I would be happy with making her less whiny. As always, with a rating of 3/5 I always suggest you read it for yourself and decide if my review is spot on or not. *Mature scene: advise that you be 18+ to read Aurora Sky