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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Review of Demon Vampire

Demon Vampire
Virgil Allen Moore
Erudite Small Press
ISBN 9781937438067

   Zack Giver is one of the least likely guys to have any power you could ever come across. He has no friends to speak of. The only two he did have, moved away. He is now left to his own devices. With some encouragement from his dad, he goes out to a club that he had planned to go to with his friends. On the way, he comes across a young boy who is being beat up by some bullies. Even though Zack knows it is a mistake, he steps in to help. Zack ends up getting the crap beat out of him. He journeys onto the club where his troubles have only just begun. A sexy, young woman introduces herself to him and takes him under her wing.
   Zack tries to figure out why this gorgeous woman is showing any interest in him. As she steadily pulls him into her life, Zack discovers things about himself and the world that he never knew existed. Dreams begin to plague Zack that are nightmares to his soul. All of the dreams are surrounded by a sea of blood. A deep dark voice keeps calling out to him. The more it calls, the deeper Zack loses himself to the Demon inside of him.
   This story is a dark and treacherous ride through the horrors of the mind and soul. The author paints a poetic picture with his words that leaves nothing to the imagination. You will not see romance and sparkling vampires. You will, however, taste the hunger, blood lust and  horror of the new image of the vampire. You will encounter cruelty in its most basic form.
   The author takes you back and forth in time starting with our introduction of Zack where our story begins. Gradually, we are introduced to some of the worlds most powerful vampires and demons and how they came into being. All along you are painted an artistic picture with words, that leaves no doubt in your mind, that there are horrors beyond the human psyche. To quote the author, "This is the vampire redefined in the way we all wished it to be." If you are a fan of dark fiction, I highly recommend this book.
   I wish to thank the author for providing me with a copy for reviewing purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving the book to review.

I give Demon Vampire 4 out of 5 stars

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