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Vampire Fight Club (Lords of Deliverance #1.5) by Larissa Ione @TantorAudio

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Hello, fellow vampire fans. Welcome to day 14 of 🎃 31 Days of Halloween 🎃 my version of #Blogtober. Today, I’d like to share my thoughts about Vampire Fight Club by Larissa Ione and narrated by Justine Eyre. A novella sized audiobook in Larissa’s paranormal romance series, Lords of Deliverance. My thanks to the publisher, Tantor Media, for the audiobook in exchange for a candid review.

What’s Vampire Fight Club about?

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Vampire Fight Club (Lords of Deliverance #1.5) by Larissa Ione @TantorAudioMy Rating:
Title: Vampire Fight Club by Larissa Ione
Series: Lords of Deliverance #1.5, Demonica #6.5
Published by Tantor Audio on 15th June 2021
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance, Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Vampires
Narrator: Justine Eyre
Length: 3 hours
No. of Pages: 120

A vampire with a taste for blood sport is about to experience the ultimate thrill in the New York Times bestselling author's paranormal romance novella.

Vladlena Paskelkov, a shapeshifter and underworld nurse, knows how to get herself out of almost any situation. When a wave of violence hits close to home, she's forced to go undercover. And her first stop is a haven of vice—with a dangerously sexy vamp in charge.

Legendary, jaded, Nathan Sabine is the manager of Thirst, a wildly popular vampire club—and secret underground blood arena. A rare daywalker, Nathan possesses other, even more explosive secrets—as does his beautiful new medic, Vladlena. But the one thing they can't conceal is the lust that simmers between them . . .

Now, in an underworld divided by revelry and violence, debauchery and vengeance, Nate and Lena will discover which risks are worth taking—and which desires demand surrender . . .

Contains mature themes.
Previously published in the anthology Supernatural.

Source: ARC

I received this ARC for free in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't affect my opinion of the book or influence the content of my review.

Review Format: Audiobook

Listened To: 14th – 17th August 2021

What did I think about it?

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A Good Paranormal Romance With Lots Of Fight!

Larissa Ione is not unknown to me, however, this is the first story of hers on my shelf. Lords of Deliverance is a spin-off series from her main, bestselling series Demonica. Larissa has created a rich world full of supernatural creatures – some good, some definitely not, and others who are somewhere in the middle.

The characters Larissa created were interesting. 

Our protagonists in this quick story are a day-walker vampire and a shifter who can’t shift into her animal form. Vladlena Paskelkov is a nurse who works at Underworld General. Lena exhibited all the personality traits that I love; intelligence, resilience, self-reliance. Plus, she had oodles of gumption. But there was still room for her to grow and develop. Nathan Sabine is a vampire with many secrets. I do love a dark anti-hero with a hidden heart of gold. I enjoyed listening to Lena’s adventure and seeing how she dealt with the challenges that sprung to confront her.

Justine Eyre is a really good narrator.

Justine Eyre’s performance was once again, really good. The emotions and inflexions that she used for the different scenes felt natural and brought them to life. Justine created different voices for the various characters, seeming to match their personalities to a tee. This also helped during the dialogue, meaning that I never felt lost when multiple characters were in conversation. Justine’s performance transported me into this story.

Content Warning:

This book has graphic violence and explicit sex as well as some darker themes. Therefore, I’d only recommend this book to adults who are OK reading material of this nature.

Vampire Fight Club is a really good paranormal romance audiobook.

There weren’t really any surprises and the plot followed the expected course but it was an entertaining ride. I listened to this story as a standalone but I’m not averse to listening to more from Larissa.

Has my review of Vampire Fight Club encouraged you to find out more? I bet it has! Click on any of my links to check it out yourself.

Keep reading to find out more about Larissa and her social media links.

About Larissa Ione

Author - Larissa Ione

Air Force veteran Larissa Ione traded in a career in meteorology to pursue her passion of writing. She has since published dozens of books, hit several bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today, and has been nominated for a RITA award.

She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case.

She currently lives in Wisconsin with her retired U.S. Coast Guard husband, her son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhounds, a King Shepherd named Hexe and a Belgian Malinois named Duvel.

And because this is a review about an audiobook, here’s Justine’s bio and links too.

About Justine Eyre

Narrator - Justine Eyre

Justine Eyre has turned her passion for reading and remarkable facility with accents into her dream career. This classically trained, multilingual actress has narrated well over 400 audiobooks and has been honored to receive a coveted Audie Award and multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. Appearing in leading roles onstage in King Lear and The Crucible, she has also graced the screen in Two and Half Men and Mad Men amongst her many television credits.

Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to read my thoughts about Vampire Fight Club. Have you read this one or any others by Larissa Ione? Are there any audiobooks narrated by Justine Eyre on your shelf? Drop a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.

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Bye for now

Flora x

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About Me

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

(1) Comment

  1. Great review! So glad you enjoyed it.

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