Introducing the Reluctant Vampire…
Is Jonathan Stoker a descendant of Bram Stoker, the author of vampire novel, ‘Dracula’? He neither knows nor cares. What matters is that a powerful vampire thought it would be a great joke to turn a man with that name.
Years later, Stoker lives on as the reluctant vampire, only emerging from the dark shadows to suck nonlethal quantities of blood from helpless drunks. He’s on the run from vampire kind, and hiding from his own mortal son who believes him dead.
Each vampire has a unique ability based upon how they lived their mortal life. Stoker smoked cigars and now he can hold his breath for an exceptionally long time. Big deal! Scared and ashamed, he keeps to the shadows.
But he isn’t useless; nor are his powers as weak as he thinks. Stoker is part of a prophecy and that prophecy is about to come true at the VampCon…
a murderous congregation…
When Stoker is visited by the blind vampire sorceress, Ariel Lockhart, his days of isolation are over. Ariel summons him to the VampCon in Boston, a high stakes meeting of the most powerful vamps in America. Powerful factions are studying ancient myths and unlocking the key to the creation of vampire kind… and to their ultimate destruction.
VampCon — it’s a cut-throat summit, a power struggle, a murderous congregation set up by an insane vampire leader who must be obeyed.
VampCon — is where Stoker begins to learn his destiny, and the true nature of his unique vampire power.
VampCon — it’s a trap!
— no one in; no one out. It’s filled with bloodthirsty vampires and one mortal
— Stoker’s son.
VampCon — it’s the end of the world.
Can Stoker, Lockhart, and a small band of troublemakers defy fate and prevent a nightmare from coming true? It doesn’t seem likely, but Stoker’s little band are the world’s only hope.
If you like characters that have their own path and descriptive personalities this could be for you. The detail of each of the fights, the shifting, the battles all kept my interest.
I truly enjoyed this book and the pages flew by. Thankfully vampirism is still a “curse” and not something that makes you sparkle. The author is adept at writing interesting villains, especially of Eastern European decent. The author brings us in with a vampire in modern times and through his experiences learn about the creation and history of the vampires. I especially enjoyed that each vampire has a unique gift based on their life’s sins. Very interesting and fun.
The main characters are fascinating and it was effortless to like and/or hate them. The plot is complex and attention-grabbing. It isn’t like any other vampire book that is out there now…you don’t know what each chapter will bring…it keeps you involved. It is fast moving and I couldn’t stop reading because I had to find out what was going to happening next. I was so far on the edge of my chair that I fell to the floor. I am kidding about falling but not about the book being so damn good.
The only this I didn’t like about it was I would have liked to have seen a real convention I think it would have been humorous (like new stuff to make the vamps happier and healthier) but then it isn’t my book and I liked the way it was written and there are all kinds of conventions, i.e., business, comic-con, tech.
The book is well written and I am eagerly awaiting many more books from Armand…keep them coming I am your #1 Fan!
i look forward to reading more book by this author in the future.
I read / listen to about a dozen books a year, I am reading it for the second time as I write this review, the only other book I have ever read twice in a span of two months is “Ready Player One”. There are so many vampire books and It is a genre that I have never really been hooked on, I can’t get enough of this book. It is so much more than a vampire book, it’s an action, an adventure, a sci-fi, a real roller coaster ride. The book is set in Modern Day Boston and takes you all over the place including another universe!! There is something in this book for everyone. It’s a quick read and non stop awesomeness, I am left wanting so much more. I can’t wait to see what lies in the future.
VERY well done, Mr. Inezian. Looking forward to the sequels – and the movie.
Then this book (Vampcon) came across my path. I’m not the usual vampire enthusiast. Sure I dressed as one for Halloween in my youth and The Lost Boys is one of my all time favorite movies; but I wasn’t really on the recent vampire bandwagon with all the movies and TV shows. But I needed a new book to read so I decided to give this author a shot.
To say it simply, this book is Incredible.
Action packed, lots of drama, comedy, suspense, backstabbing, you name it. Plus the characters are developed so well that I feel as if I know them. I finished the book in 3 days. The only reason it took me that long was because the more I read, the sooner I was done. I didn’t want it to be over.
The action never stops. As soon as I thought I knew what was going to happen, I’m thrown a curve ball and the story goes somewhere else. I would finish a chapter and think to myself “ok just one more.” 10 chapters later and I’m still saying the same thing.
To say the least, if your looking for an exciting adventure that keeps you begging for more READ THIS BOOK!
I’m not a vampire addict, but after reading this book, I feel as if I’ve been bitten
My only complaint is that there is no sequel. Well at least not yet. I hope the author decides to write one. I hope you check your reviews Mr. Inezian.
Thoroughly enjoyed this fast moving adventure story. It reminded me of a cross between True Blood and X-Men. It is set in a well thought out modern-day universe where vampires have different abilities. The action is fast-paced and keeps you guessing.