The Birth of Vengeance: Vampire Formula Series Book 1

The Birth of Vengeance: Vampire Formula Series Book 1

by P.A. Ross

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BN ID: 2940044226784
Publisher: P.A. Ross
Publication date: 12/21/2012
Series: Vampire Formula , #2
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

P.A. Ross lives in the England with his two daughters and wife. When not day dreaming of fantastical adventures and crazy characters, he enjoys time with his family, enjoying sports and films. With a Degree in Astrophysics he has learnt to accept and understand the worlds of unseen forces in world such as quantum mechanics and chaos theory, which has helped immensely with writing fantasy novels of other unseen forces in the real world. P.A. Ross is published in urban fantasy – vampires and demons in the modern world and science fiction genres of superheroes and spaceships. In one book he brings these worlds colliding together. To learn more about P.A. Ross and his books go to www.thornsneedles.com Vampire Formula Series – a “Twilight” meets “Let the right one in” urban vampire fantasy. Subject Zero series - a collection of stories about a superhero. I am Fury – stand alone supernatural urban fantasy Vampire Vs Aliens – well the title says it all!

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The Birth of Vengeance: Vampire Formula Series Book 1 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good story hope you don't leave us hanging. A different look at the Vampire story making Thorn an evil being with a code of honor of how she feeds.
Kiribear13 More than 1 year ago
Creative story in dire need of an editor I received this book for an opportunity to read for free in exchange for an honest review. The premise of the Birth of Vengeance is that the main character Jonathan Harper is a teenager that has been bullied and beaten up all through school. An attack by bullies against his friend leaves him in a compromising situation and in fear for his safety. His father immediately relocates the family from Leeds to London…. Before long, Jonathan finds himself as a victim between a new gang of bullies which leads him to events that allow him to be a vampire for one night and he uses his power to extract his vengeance. As a vampire lover, I was definitely intrigued by the description of this book. The Birth of Vengeance wasted no time in immediately throwing the issue of bullying to the forefront. I don’t think that I have ever read a book that did that before. I felt like there could have been a lot more expounded upon in the bullying situation, especially on the attack that changes Jonathan’s life forever. It took about 30% of the book to set up the story before it really started to get interesting and flow at a more exciting pace. The story itself was quite interesting. The author P. A. Ross faced bullying head on in many different forms. I also commend him for taking a completely new and interesting look at a different facet of vampires. The last part of the book made the whole story worth reading. However, with that being said, it was really hard to get to that point and read this story. I have edited books that were more polished than this version. There were constant typos, grammatical errors, and just plain missing or extra words that would cause me to pause and try to determine what the author was trying to say. This felt like reading a rough draft. P. A. Ross obviously has a story worth telling and some compelling characters but the constant errors dulled the shine of his creative mind. I also feel that at some point the bullied became the bullier, which may have tarnished the lessons of the book. He needs to polish up this copy and add in some more detail in the scene setting of the beginning and he would have a very great book on his hands. At this point, it took me so long to read such a short story by the constant stopping and frustration in reading. For that reason I give this book 3.5/5 stars. I hope to see this cleaned up and re-released to obtain the reception that it deserves.
vachona More than 1 year ago
Takes “getting even” to a different level. DISCLAIMER: I was given a copy of this book by the author (via Goodreads/Shut Up and Read/Read It And Reap) in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. ADVISORY: This book contains sensuality, violence and abusive/bullying situations Synopsis: Jonathan Harper and his best friend, Giles, have been bullied all of their lives, most of it at the hands of the O’Keefe gang. The other students, as well as the teachers, turn a blind eye to their shenanigans, for fear of retribution. On the last day before a break, Giles is again the victim of a vicious attack, and Jonathan enlists the aid of the caretaker, Mr. Johnson, as well as Giles’s mother, Linda, to try and rescue him from their clutches, with disastrous results. People wind up in the hospital, and the police get involved, with an imminent court date. In the meantime, the O’Keefe’s terrorize Giles’s family and vandalize their property, and once they discover Jonathan’s involvement, they threaten to do the same. However, Jonathan’s father does special research for the government, and they offer to relocate the family from Leeds to London. Jonathan wants to start a new life, leaving the past behind, and for a while, things go really well. But in time, he attracts unwanted attention from a new set of bullies, and things take a bad turn. When he goes to his father’s place of employment for help, he discovers that there is more to this world than meets the eye when he discovers a vampire, Subject X, who was captured and is being studied and experimented upon. Subject X senses Jonathan’s anger (“blood and rage, how sweet”), and seizes the opportunity, planting thoughts and ideas in his mind. Though Jonathan is quickly removed from the facility, he continues to obsess over the things that Subject X has shown him, especially those needles that he took, which contain something very powerful. Things come to a head, and Jonathan needs to make a choice. Will he continue to be the victim, or will he need to take matters into his own hands? And can Subject X help, or will she be the death of him? Comments: An interesting take on the vampire mythos, and a reversal of the norm – this is one where the guy (Jonathan) starts out as the helpless one, and the vampire gal (Subject X/Thorn) is the powerful one. I find bullying to be appalling, especially when others witness it and turn a blind eye. However, I also cheer for those who stand up for themselves (or others). Plus it’s always fun to see someone get payback (though perhaps not quite at this level)! Anyway, this story took some interesting turns, with Jonathan feeling conflicted about the decisions and choices he has made (represented by Day Jonathan and Night Jonathan). And Thorn is not always as she appears to be. At times, they are both seeking vengeance, but at other times it is about making things right for other victims. There’s a lot more going on there, especially with the Hunters. And what about Jonathan’s dad and the secret government research (as well as the underhanded things they did)? There is plenty more vengeance to be had. I look forward to the sequel. Overall, I felt that this book was fairly well-written, with good character development. The only complaint I have is about misspellings (there were quite a few), and some occasional grammatical errors. Spell check does not replace a good editor, especially when the misspelling is also a valid word. BTW, I read the short prequel, “I Want Vengeance”, after reading this book. It helped fill in some of the back story, and is currently FREE on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Oezay More than 1 year ago
It is a dark fantasy novel with characters who are shown to have a complicated psyche shown in a most articulate manner, at certain times you will find them to be incredibly conflicted. The author portrays a very violent world, we got gangs and fighting everywhere and our protagonist, who is stuck in the middle most of the time. The story is quite captivating but some things did not sit well with me hence the four stars, I will definitely be looking forwards to the next book in the series as this one seemed more like an introduction into that grim world, that i love. Readers who don't like the vampires who sparkle and are friendly to everyone will like this book since the ones in this book are completely bloodthirsty, well most of the time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
* I was given this book by the author for an honest review* This was a book about finding ones self. To truly know who you are deep down past all of the things you think you are. The main character< Johnathan< is a tormented teenager. He's bullied and tortured through school. He turns to his father, who is a scientist, for help. His father seems understanding and protective of Johnathan. Upon finding an imprisoned vampire, he learns about an injection that can allow him to become a vampire for one night to exact his revenge on those gangs. After all is said and doe, Johnathan must decide if he wants to stay in the vampire world or return to the regular world. So many secrets, so many betrayals. One constant, Thorn,the female vampire. What would you choose? I recommend this book. It's well written and it flows with great continuity. I hope there are more being written and it will become a series.