Book Reviews of Voice of the Blood (Vampire Quartet, Bk 1)

Voice of the Blood (Vampire Quartet, Bk 1)
Voice of the Blood - Vampire Quartet, Bk 1
Author: Jemiah Jefferson
ISBN-13: 9780843948301
ISBN-10: 0843948302
Publication Date: 2/2001
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Leisure Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Voice of the Blood (Vampire Quartet, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 6
I thought this book was excellent! It read like an updated version of Anne Rice's early vampire books without the cheesiness and theatricality. I liked how raw and gruesome it was, as well as the intimacy of Ariane's voice. I was sucked into the plot immediately within the first chapter and the book felt more realistic because the characters and vampires had more natural flaws and didn't feel like exotic, fictional gods that would never exist in the real world.

I was a little disappointed in the author's creation of all the lackey teenagers that hung around Daniel because it felt too wannabe/trendy to me. I pictured a bunch of gothic kids running around like the Lost Boys in Peter Pan. However, Jefferson made up for it in the plot when she concocted the gory car accident toward the end and brought the novel to a close with all the main characters.

I wish the novel had been more lengthy, but it was really great for a debut. I have already ordered the next two novels in the series!
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Helpful Score: 5
This was a page turner for more than the first half of the book, then toward the end it turned into a sleazy graphic x-rated rag. The story starts out with the lead character talking about the situation she was in at the present and then takes you back to the beginning to see how she became a vampire. This is not your average Romance/vampire book which is what caught my attention and made me want to read it in the first place.
Here was a wonderful opportunity to make this book into a really good story, but when it went into the toilet, it sank. In my humble opinion, the sleaze factor way outranked the need for it. Too Graphic! I checked my wishlist to make sure that if this author had any other books out, I didn't want anything of her's on my WL.
I don't usually write reviews, but my disappointment in this one prompted me to add one.
Note, for those of you who want a more realistic view of the life of a vampire, if such things were real, this is probably as close to the real thing as it gets.
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Helpful Score: 3
A tad raunchy at times (author continually uses one of my least favorite words). An interesting, yet grusome, idea of how vampires are turned and transition though.
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Helpful Score: 1
New member of the 'bloodsucking fiends' writers guild, Jefferson provides just the right notes of scary and sexy.
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A little more drug use than I usually go for, but very well written, and an interesting story line.
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A GREAT READ, MY FIRST BY HER AND NOT MY LAST. A GOOD VAMPIRE BOOK.
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Excellent book.
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From the back of the book:

The ordinary life of a grad student was so boring for Ariane. She was desperate for some change, some excitement to shake things up. She had no idea she was only one step away from a whole new world - a world of darkness and decay, of eternal life and eternal death. But once she fell prey to Ricari she would learn more about this world than she ever dreamed possible. More than anyone whould dare to know...if they value their soul.

For Ricari's is the world of the undead, the vampire, a world far beyond the myths and legends that the living think they know. A world even more horrifying than the living could suspect. From the clubs of San Francisco to a deserted Hollywood hotel known as Rotting Hall, the denizens of this land of darkness hold sway over the night. But as seductive and erotic as these predators may be, Ariane will soon discover that a little knowledge can be a very dangerous thing indeed.
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The ordinary life of a grad student was so boring for Ariane. She was desparate for some change, some excitement to shake things up. She had no idea she was only one step away from a whole new world--a world of darkness and decay, of eternal life and eternal death. But once she fell prey to Ricari she would learn more about this world than she ever dreamed possible. More than anyone should dare to know. . . if they value their soul.

For Ricari's is the world of the undead, the vampire, a world far beyond the myths and legends that the living think they know. A world even more horrifying than the living could suspect. From the clubs of San Francisco to a deserted Hollywood hotel known as Rotting Hall, the denizens of this land of darkness hold sway over the night. But as seductive and erotic as these predators may be, Ariane will soon discover that a little knowledge can be a very dangerous thing indeed.
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the ordinary life of a grad student was so boring for Ariane. She was desperate for some change, some excitement to shake things up. She had no idea she was only one step away form a whole new world.
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From back Cover:
The ordinary life of a grad student was so boring for Ariane. She was desparate for some change, some excitement to shake things up. She had no idea she was only one step away from a whole new world--a world of darkness and decay, of eternal life and eternal death. But once she fell prey to Ricari she would learn more about this world than she ever dreamed possible. More than anyone should dare to know. . . if they value their soul.

For Ricari's is the world of the undead, the vampire, a world far beyond the myths and legends that the living think they know. A world even more horrifying than the living could suspect. From the clubs of San Francisco to a deserted Hollywood hotel known as Rotting Hall, the denizens of this land of darkness hold sway over the night. But as seductive and erotic as these predators may be, Ariane will soon discover that a little knowledge can be a very dangerous thing indeed.
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The ordinary life of a grad student was so boring for Ariane. She was desparate for some change, some excitement to shake things up. She had no idea she was only one step away from a whole new world--a world of darkness and decay, of eternal life and eternal death. But once she fell prey to Ricari she would learn more about this world than she ever dreamed possible. More than anyone should dare to know. . . if they value their soul.

For Ricari's is the world of the undead, the vampire, a world far beyond the myths and legends that the living think they know. A world even more horrifying than the living could suspect. From the clubs of San Francisco to a deserted Hollywood hotel known as Rotting Hall, the denizens of this land of darkness hold sway over the night. But as seductive and erotic as these predators may be, Ariane will soon discover that a little knowledge can be a very dangerous thing indeed.