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Contains books one and two of the Attempted Vampirism series.

Attempted Vampirism, book one

It’s not easy being a vampire - just ask Jonathan. As the 32nd lord of Bloodhaven, Jonathan is a vampire noble. Alas, he’s a noble in name only. Forget gold, diamonds, and bountiful estates. All he has to his name are one cozy - some would say dilapidated - castle and a reputation as a fine scholar specializing in ancient lore. Of course, given the horrible ends both his father and grandfather met in pursuit of fame and fortune, it’s probably for the best that he enjoys the quiet life. Sadly, his quiet life is about to meet a horrible end of its own.

Think tax collectors are bad? How about...vampire tax collectors? After a run-in with the Blood Alliance Department of Taxation leaves Jonathan with nothing, he needs a lot of money, and he needs it now. But at least he can rely on his faithful servants for help, right? Wrong. The only servant he’s got left is his old but faithful butler, Miles. To get his castle and his stuff back, Jonathan and Miles have to take some risks, but the gods aren’t going to make it easy for them. After all, these are the same gods who took at least three tries to get the world mostly right, and they have some wonderful surprises up their sleeve.

Attempted Adventuring, book two

A vampire noble’s work is never done - just ask Jonathan. With the help of his faithful servant Miles, their first mission was rather more dangerous than he’d like.

Of course, one mission won’t be enough, and there’s nothing scarier than vampire tax collectors.

If Jonathan wants to get his castle back, he’ll have to go on more missions. Tougher missions. Scarier missions. Missions that make him question the sanity of dwarf architecture. And their newest mission is a doozy. But if he and the others can survive sea monsters, ancient evils, and an unlikely pair of allies, they might just strike it rich. One way or another, Jonathan is getting his castle back.

©2019, 2020 L.G. Estrella (P)2020 Podium Audio

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The New Sir Terry Pratchett

Said it, meant it! As a huge Discworld fan, I feel good saying this!! All of Estrella's books are beautiful satire combined with differently-abled themes and characters combing their strengths to succeed by overcoming societal norms in a wrapped in delicious , funny and fun LITRPG adventure without being one. Worth buying!

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It’s like a roller coaster ride

L.G. Estrella has become one of my favorite writers. I have listened to the other books in the other series. Hopefully there will be more books in the series too. the narrator is excellent hopefully Joel Froomkin comes back to this series.

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pretty good!

I really enjoyed this publishers pack, this Author has been spiked into one of my tops and I highly recommend his books.

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Great story. so much fun.

once you get use to the authors writing style these books become amazing. love the story telling and the adventure.

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funny, and witty , reads like a TRPG adventure

reads like a tabletop RPG adventure. quest and all . the 1st book established the party and some background, then dives into an adventure with some eldritch flavour. the 2nd book is more of a dungeon crawl with new party dynamics.

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Action Driven

Confession: I’m here because of Joel Froomkin. His narration is great as always, but I wasn’t sucked into the story. I do usually listen to romance, but I’ve loved other purely adventure books. In this story, I never really felt like I got to know the characters beyond their skills. Other reviews mentioned it felt like gamefic and though I’m unfamiliar with genre, it fits. I never really got into any role playing games, but this reminded me of the ones I tried. Everything seemed to be for the sake of “adventuring” and other motivations were just an excuse. I think listeners who prefer more action oriented books and plots made up of a series of quests will get more out of this than I did.

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  • 01-12-21

All's Fair in Adventures and Taxation

I bought this book on a whim and because I had enjoyed other books narrated by Joel Froomkin and the sample sounded fun. I loved both books and can't wait for the series to continue. If you are looking for high-brow literature then this is not for you, but if you want fun, adventure, mild to moderate peril and the chance to thwart evil then buy today and don't delay!

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So much fun!

I absolutely loved the story and the characters. It’s like being in an RPG game. Massive credit to the narrator who brought every character to live beautifully. I hope there will be more.

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  • 12-23-20

Entertaining

I have been waiting for this to appear on audio for a while. I am not disappointed. The narration does the story a wonderful jolt of personality and Joel Froomkin has delivered an exceptional performance. Highly recommend.