There are reasons we fear the night. He isn't one of them.
Bill Ryder was a dateless dweeb...then he died. Unfortunately for him that was just the beginning of his troubles. He awoke to find himself a vampire, one of the legendary predators of the night. Unfortunately for him, he was still at the bottom of the food chain.
Now he finds himself surrounded by creatures stronger, deadlier and a whole lot cooler than he is. Worst yet, they all want him dead...permanently this time.
Bill isn't exactly average, though. A vampire like him hasn't been seen in centuries. He's got a few tricks up his sleeve, unlikely allies, and an attitude problem that makes him too damn obnoxious to quit.
Join him in this hilarious tale of monsters, mayhem, and the unlikely hero who's not afraid to tell them all off...even if it gets his teeth kicked in.
©2011, 2012 Rick Gualtieri (P)2012 Rick Gualtieri
Ridiculous, geeky and absolutely fantastic. I tried, unsuccessfully, to control my laughter since I was at work while listening to this. I am pretty sure my co-workers think I am insane since there is nothing even remotely funny in an accounting office!
Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also
A tale of a modern near nerd who is turned and upsets the vampire world
Bill who has a group of followers that have to try and maintain with his assistant Sally
In the start to Bills turn was an adventure and just kept going
Oh yeah Sally would be a nice date if I lived to enjoy it.
I look forward to reading rest of the series
I really really wanted to like this book. Summary seemed great. Reviews were very good. Love this genre. But I could not get past the sexist, misogynistic attitude and did not enjoy much of the crass sense of humor.
I even tried samples of the next books hoping they would be better in this area but were not.
I really wanted to like this book. It had everything going for it. It actually did have flashes of amazing storytelling but at the end of the day the incessant juvenile stereotypes, casual misogyny and constant "omg did you suck his dick hurr, hurr?" ruined it for me.
I'm sure this will appeal to a lot of people but it's not one I'll return to or recommend.
Oh yes I'll listen to it again... as soon as I finish the available books in the series! Bill is such a "real" person and is a sarcasm master! I had to quite listening to it at work because I kept cracking up! I just couldn't help it!
The closest books that come close are the Good Girls & Half-Moon Hollow books by Molly Harper.
There are just too many to count! The first chapter through the last had me hooked.
Both Bill & Sally! I would love to just sit back and watch the show.
I found out about this author through a book thing on another site and I couldn't be happier that I took a chance on a "new to me" author! I have a feeling this is going to be one of those series that I end up owning every book in audio, e-book, and hard copies.
Sci-fi/Fantasy fan with a library-worth of reading behind him
In the beginning I was very unsure and for a few minutes thought I might return the book based on how sexist the main character came off as. Glad I stuck with it though, as the book kept me grinning and laughing throughout. Narrator was good and fun, my only complaint with him was that there were a few words he pronounced incorrectly. The two that stood out to me due to repetition were "bared fangs" being pronounced "barred" and "voila" pronounced as the name Viola. Otherwise, the book cracked me up and I'll be continuing the series.
I can relate to Bill. He's not a sparkling model turned vampire (no spoilers, it's the title), but he could be me. A guy who works and lives a normal life who made one spur of the moment decision that changed everything. And the great thing is; He didn't become something else, he's still that same guy, just dealing with this new situation the best way a guy who shouldn't be dealing with it could. I listened to this book in two sittings, it's just that fun. Really looking forward to the rest of the series.
I like Bill ...he is normal in a gamer kinda way....he made me laugh.. really laugh
kinda knew it was coming and there had to be "opening" for a second book... and I will get the 2nd,,,
idk if i would of changed anything,,,
On the surface, this is a perfectly good urban fantasy story. I like the riffs on a lot of vampire pop culture, and the protagonist is likable for the most part. But he's just a little TOO nerdy, a little TOO perverted...yes, I know he's a dateless gamer, but it kinda makes it hard to sympathize with him when he's acting like a high schooler. That, and the actor gives a performance not unlike Richard Nixon-it's interesting, but not very well-acted. Like Bill said about our food, this is salad. It's good, but it lacks some substance.
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