Like every other geek alive, Newfoundland native Joseph O'Reily secretly wants to be a superhero. At thirteen he fantasized about being a vampire, and ten years later he's still fantasizing - but mostly about a beautiful redheaded who has eyes only for him. The one thing different about Joseph's adult fantasy is that, amazingly, it comes true one night when he goes to a local university pub. Cassandra Snow, literally the woman of his dreams, invites him to her place for an evening of personal pleasure. Of course he's not going to say no. But when strange things start happening afterward, Joseph quickly learns that not all dreams should come true.
Cassandra has plans for him - forever. And those plans don't include daytime activities. An animal lover and recent vegetarian, Joseph wrestles with all the weird changes he's experiencing after his encounter with Cassandra. Eternal youth and amazing power come at a price that is perhaps higher than he can afford. The constant hunger for blood and the secrets Cassandra harbors test his resolve and his mental and physical limits. And then there's the fact that a two-hundred-year-old vampire is after his head, literally.
Joseph's night vision improves dramatically, giving him a glimpse of the darker side of the world and the terrible evil of vampires who walk among humans. As he tries to balance his regular life with the new reality of his vampire existence, he is determined to hold onto his personal convictions and what he values most - his humanity.
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About the Author
Charles O’Keefe lives in the beautiful province of Newfoundland, Canada, with his wife and cats, Jude and Eleanor. He is a co-owner of a beauty business and enjoys many hobbies and activities that include writing, reading, watching fantasy/science-fiction movies and television shows, gaming, poker, walking, Pilates, Ingress and of course fantasizing about vampires. He is currently with Four Phoenixes Publishing and is very happy there.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Joseph is a geeky young man that happens upon sexy Cassandra Snow, vampire. After a night of passion, Cassandra turns Joseph into a vampire without his consent to fight her psycho ex husband, John Snow. John comes around every couple years and kills off Cassandra’s lovers to get revenge on her. Joseph, now a sexy vampire with a moral dilemma, can we say vegetarian, decides to make the best of a bad situation and starts training with Cassandra and being a superhero. I loved Joseph. He is your typical geeky, dungeon and dragon’s guy that is super shy around women. I loved how he handled the transition to vampire, so much better than most stories. Cassandra on the other hand just irritated me. Although strong, she is a manipulative twit. I was really hoping Joseph would come to his senses and kill her to be done with her. This is a great vampire story, a fresh take on the over worked idea. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series to see what happens to Joseph next. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
Unique premise. Joseph has always been a nerd but when Cassandra comes into his life, his nerdiness starts disappearing. Learning her history leaves Joseph doubting her sincerity but he is unable to resist her. I enjoyed this story. At times the story could have been tighter. Parts got bogged down with detail and repetition, such as Joseph being a vegetarian and not wanting to drink human blood or the practice sessions. The idea of the story and series is unique. When the details get out of the way the story is one of action and adventure and held my interest. There is romance here. Those scenes could be more detailed. I love the premise of the series and hope to follow it as I love series.
I actually enjoyed this book. I have not read many books like this that are told from the male’s point of view. A geeky, Dungeons and Dragons lover, who is very self-conscious, and not been lucky with the ladies before. It was a little hard for me to really connect with a male of this type of thinking of a male. The only books I read with any male pov, they were always either cocky and self-assured, or just plain confident and strong. Anyway, that is nothing on the writing or anything, maybe boys really think like that, who am I to judge that. All I do know, is it would have been a red flag to me, if I was in his shoes, when this beautiful redhead hits on him, takes him home, and well, since she is a vampire, works to change him to one as well. This is all expected really, with the name of the book, and the cover and all, so I knew this. I won’t say too much on what all happens, as I want to leave out spoilers. I found I didn't like Cassandra at all, she was manipulative and uses poor Joseph who is turned to a vampire without him knowing, and he is even a vegetarian, which turns out to be a plus, you will see why. There is some funny parts, and some action in this book, it gets really interesting that is for sure. I highly recommend to all the vampire book lovers out there. Its well written and different. 4 ½ out of 5 stars for me. I was provided a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.
The Newfoundland Vampire by Charles O’Keefe Cassandra, a sultry vampire vixen, needs Joseph’s help to once and for all defeat her sadistic vampire ex-husband. After 10 years in the shadows of his life she seduces Joseph into her world and without his knowledge and consent makes him a vampire. Joseph’s life changed in a matter of weeks – going from a reserved, nerdy college kid to a more confident, sexy vampire. But, is he ready for the challenges he will face and can he forgive Cassandra for her deceitful ways and accept that she truly loves him? I enjoyed this book for many reasons – the realistic paradigms and supernatural aspects, original storyline and the potential for an exciting new vampire series. I did feel however that the book was slow in some parts and that certain storylines, although necessary, detracted from the overall flow of the book. Having said that I would still highly recommend this book (4/5 stars) for anyone who loves a good vampire story with the right mix of seduction, action, mystery and a little quirkiness. Here is my favorite quote from the book – “If this was the life of a vampire, he would not just endure and accept it, he’d embrace it with open arms and full fangs.”