Welcome one and all to my stop on The Vampire Hunters by Scott M. Baker book tour brought to you by I.O. Book Tours. Here you will find my review, first chapter and more information on this book and author. You will also find book trailers not only for this book but also for the second book in this series Vampyrnomicon.
Happy reading and have an enchanting week. (insert evil laugh)
by Scott M. Baker
Summary : As former Boston cops, Drake Matthews and Alison Monroe thought they had experienced it all... until they found themselves tracking down a serial killer who turned out to be one of the undead. Stopping him cost them their careers and almost their lives. Thanks to an influential and anonymous benefactor, Drake and Alison find a new job ridding the streets of Washington D.C. of the vampiric threat terrorizing the nation's capital.
Only this time, Drake and Alison are not facing a single vampire but an entire nest led by Ion Zielenska, one of history's most evil and twisted masters. As the vampires indiscriminately prey on humans, seeing them as nothing more than food to satiate their hunger, they create a wave of violence that threatens to engulf the city. Orchestrating the carnage is Antoinette Varela, the mistress of the nest,who realizes that for the nest to survive the hunters must be eliminated. However, when her vendetta turns personal, the hunters find themselves in struggle they are not prepared for.
As the adversaries faced off, the train pulled into Foggy Bottom Station. The passengers practically pulled the doors open to escape. When the doors finally did open, they ran out onto the platform and dashed to safety. Seconds later, the doors slid shut and the train began to pull out of the station.
“Well, bitch,” taunted Alison. “It’s just you and me.”
“That suits me fine.” Toni hissed and sprinted down the rail car.
Alison pushed off the deck with her left foot and spun her body around, slamming her right foot into Toni’s head in a tornado kick. The master careened to the side and stumbled between two rows of seats, smashing the window, momentarily stunned. Pulling a stake from her belt holster, Alison ran between the seats and raised the stake to inflict the fatal blow. Toni’s hand shot up and grabbed Alison by the wrist. With one thrust, Toni threw the hunter over three sets of seats. Alison landed on her right shoulder in the opening by the doors, sliding across the deck until her back slammed into the center pole.
Toni flew over the seats and landed on top of Alison’s chest, knocking the wind out of her. The master pushed herself down on Alison, pinning the hunter’s pelvis to the floor with her own, then ripped open Alison’s blouse to expose her neck. Bearing her fangs, Toni leaned over, pausing only inches from the Alison’s neck.
“Relax, hunter. In a few moments, you’ll be one of us.”
“Not if I have anything to say about it,” a voice shouted from behind Toni.
Toni looked up to see Drake standing at the opposite end of the car. She snarled. “You have nothing to say about it. She’s ours now.”
Buy the Book
First, you have to know that if you are looking for the handsome, mysterious, sparkly vampires then this is the wrong book for you. However, if you are like me and love vampires in every since of the word then this book will satisfy your blood thirst.
This is not your run of the mill mysterious sparkly vampire kind of book. No, this is the rip your throat out, blood everywhere kind of vampire book. Which I happen to love vampires in any and all forms! This book surprised me because I wasn't sure whether or not I would honestly like it but I am not the kind of person to not give a book a chance. I am happy to say that I loved this book, the characters and I have found a new favorite author.
The Vampire Hunters starts out with Drake Matthews and Alison Monroe on the hunt for a vampire that has strayed from the usual haunts these vampires like to hunt in. Drake ends up on the back of a tanker truck barrowing down the highway with a vampire driving and taking everything and everyone out in the process. Alison is following right behind trying to get to Drake before he falls off, the vampire rams the truck into something killing Drake or it turns over, exploding killing Drake. Like I said, major action and the book does a much better job describing what is going on. lol
I found this book action packed, fasted paced and incredibly hard to put down. I was caught up in every page of the book wanting to know more about this mysterious and anonymous benefactor that keep Drake and Alison out of trouble but also Ion Zielenska and Antoinette Varela who are the master vampires and the ones whom are wreaking havoc all over the streets of Washington D.C. I also loved the details in which the author used when describing what someone looked like to how the vampire ripped someone’s throat out. It was as if I was watching everything happen or watching a movie play out. Now, I don’t want you to get the wrong idea. Yes, this book has a lot of gore and if you aren't into that kind of thing then you might not be into this book. However, if you do give it a chance (and I highly recommend you do) you won’t be grossed out or disappointed. To me it was nothing worse than watching some of the television shows on now or something of that effect.
All I have to say is that this book was totally kick butt and I really can’t wait to read the second book and I highly recommend you read this one too, especially if you love a bloody good vampire book.
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I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my personal and honest review. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.
About the Author
Scott’s first zombie novel, Rotter World, which details the struggle between humans and vampires during a zombie apocalypse, was released by Permuted Press in April 2012. He has also authored The Vampire Hunters trilogy, which has been published by Pill Hill Press and received excellent reviews from Famous Monsters of Filmland and Fangoria, among others. Scott has finished his fifth novel, Yeitso, a homage to the monster movies of the 1950s set in northern New Mexico, which is currently with a publisher, and is wrapping up his sixth novel, Hell Gates, the first in a series of young adult novels set in a world in which the realms of Hell and earth have merged.
When he is not busy writing, Scott can either be found relaxing on his back deck with a cup of iced coffee, or doting on the four house rabbits that live with him.
The Vampire Hunters