About Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle
Matheus Taylor didn’t ask to be murdered.
To be fair, the percentage of people actually asking to be murdered is probably small enough to be safely ignored, but he felt it was worth stating regardless.
His life might have been ordinary, but it was his life and he wasn’t done with it yet. Quin didn’t care. A seventeen-hundred old Roman, Quintus Livius Saturnius had a different view of morality than most people. Killing Matheus and hijacking his undead existence seemed perfectly acceptable to him.
Now, Matheus spends his nights running for his life, questioning his sexual orientation, and defying a mysterious new threat to the vampires within his city. Not that he set out to do any defying; he just wanted to be left alone.
Unfortunately, that was never going to happen.
Reviews for Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle
"I read this book in about 2 hours. Yep I could not put it down, and as all good book do, ended with me wanting more. Where is the second book? Get writing Amy!
edited to add:
I was drawn to this paranormal YA fantasy because I have been on a vampire kick lately. It must be all of the Vampire Diaries and True Blood marathons invading my brain. I had a feeling by the title, REAL VAMPIRE'S DON'T SPARKLE, there might be a little satire mixed with some downright plain ol' funny.
As Matheus wrestles to accept his death, the world of the undead and his sexuality the reader fights along with him. I give Amy kudos for a beautiful job of establishing this new world and preparing her readers for an exciting new series. Well done Amy, Real Vampires Don't Sparkle is sure to be a hit! If you enjoy the paranormal, or if you are willing to try something new, I highly recommend this talented new author and her debut novel Real Vampires Don't Sparkle!"
"This book was fantastic. I laughed, I worried, for the most part I did not want to stab anyone for getting Vampire mythology wrong. I did however want to stab the bad guys and I did have a little bit of a fit when the book ended. Not because the ending was bad mind you, but because it just dropped off and I wanted more. I hope there will be another book.
I liked that there weren't butterflies and rainbows to this story. There was a lot of action between the hunt (hunters who release vampires in a remote area and hunt them for sport), vampire conflict and then the big climatic point in the story, there was a lot going on. I really wish that Matheus wasn't such a pansy the entire time but he seemed to finally come to terms with the hand he's been dealt both with the vampirism and his sexuality.