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