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Publisher's Summary

Hayden Taylor is running out of time.

After going to bed with a beautiful woman he met at a bar, Hayden discovers he has an unquenchable thirst and the body of a pro athlete. Between the six pack abs and the extreme hangover, he can't decide if last night was a good thing or...something else.

Hayden quickly discovers that, if left unchecked, this thirst could end up killing him, but only if he fails to find the woman who turned him.

What's more, there's something unique about him, even among the vampires. Hayden isn't like the rest of them. There's something in his blood - something magical, almost otherworldly - and it's beginning to attract the wrong kind of attention.

Warning: This book contains a harem, violence, and cursing.

©2018 Joshua King (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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To much sex

The sex scenes got in the way of the story which made it boring to listen to. i do not mind sex scenes if it is correctly implemented, bombarding you with it makes it no more than a teenage wet dream. The actual story has some potential.

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it's just a porn thing

why, why can't there be a separate genre for fantasy that leans so heavily on erotica that it overshadows any plot that may be hiding somewhere within the amateurish prose of this style of novel?

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Story of the Man Child

I wanted to quit this book a couple times but stuck it out to the end. I don’t think it’s much of a spoiler to say that the title spoils the book. He isn’t a mage or a vampire until the very end of the book. The MC is a whiny idiot that will sleep with anything that moves. He isn’t smart, he isn’t smooth. He is a jackass that despite the ending is just given everything. So if you want some harem style sex with a guy putting in zero effort go ahead and listen. Otherwise move on.

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The plot had potential

The concept for the plot had potential, but the excessive sex scenes that didn't just not add to the plot but took away from the story. the sex scenes seemed to the main focus of the author and was told to put some filler in-between. it's described in more detain what a woman's sex organ feels like than anything else in the story. My wife said it sounded like a book to trick teenage boys into reading and every other chapter was for them to rub one out too as a reward.

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Absolute worst book ever

Its pretty clear why the highest praise they could get for the cover of this book was from an "Amazon Customer."
Character development doesn't exist.
The relationships are trite.
If you don't like sex scenes they are in every other chapter.
If you do like them, they are so not errotic and described in a way that makes it pretty clear that every time is about 2 seconds long yet both parties are "blown away" with how great it is.
The fight scenes make no sense. In the last big battle he is attacked by a battalion of elite killers. One of them "grabs his arm and head butts his CHEST followed by multiple punches to the face."
Who head butts someone in the chest?!? It wouldn't do anything, and then follows it up with punches to the head? Isn't that backwards?
The main character constantly "knees him in the chest."
That's a bit high to knee someone and again pointless.
It's like the author has neither had sex or even seen a fight, let alone been in one...
I've gotten thru plenty of bad series in the hopes they'll get better or out of a mild curiosity to see how it ends, but think this actually might be the 1st time I won't.
This book was free and STILL cost too much...
Just awful.

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Not bad

I picked these books because they came with the included credit not knowing really did enjoy it though some make no sense but it’s a book what fills the pages could have easily been longer was a lot of sex then kinda settled down but that’s why I listened to these kinda books I like the adventure and sec parts best of both

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Predictable and tasteless (not my thing)

The main character is a dullard and doesn't seem to be able to put two and two together at times when he really should be able to(or at least have an inkling of what's going on). This causes the main character to be fairly obnoxious and annoying at times. The gratuitous sex and rather predictable plot points made me not enjoy this book very much. Seriously if you read a decent amount almost everything is rather predictable and you will see coming a mile away. I feel that there was potential here but it was squandered. If the plot was a little more complex, less predictable and the characters less one-dimensional other aspects of the book probably wouldn't have bothered me too much. The vampires feel more like succubi/incubi that occasionally need to drink blood. The plot itself almost feels like it was come up with by an adolescent who reads too much ecchi shounen manga. It's short enough to where it wasn't really a big deal to finish it. But I will not continue to read this series.

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It Made My Skin Crawl


I'm sex positive, but the first-person narration from the point of view of the main character undresses every woman and imagines sex acts with all of them. These aren't relationships that culminate in sex. This is a sex addict who isn't showing a healthy libido and interest in potential sex partners but is instead objectifying them and imagining sex acts with them even when he's woken up hung-over and undead. It's not only creepy, but it kills the story.

I'm absolutely interested in a story - even a super short one that is a third the size of your average Harry Potter novel - about a guy who is turned into a vampire mage and for there to be sex scenes, but this character's main trait is that he is a creep. The author wants to write about a creepy character being a creep, so the book should be titled Creep.

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someone sucks at writing stories lol
it is rather frustrating geez how hard is it

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Idk why people like this

Glad I got it Included in membership, storyline is a bit like a bad porn storyline from the beginning to end.

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  • Zackattack
  • 08-03-21

Crude

While I normally enjoy this sort of book and at first I was surprised with some actual character development, it started going wrong about 5 minutes in. I found the main character an irredeemable bozo with no personality; practically a walking erection.
There were jumps from scene to scene with sudden and jarring irregularity, excessive cussing that would only appeal to the jeuvanile and a startling lack of coherence.

The narrator did a fine job but it couldn't be salvaged.

however, I've heard a lot worse stories and it didn't cost me anything from the catalogue, so it gets 3 stars.

Try it for yourself if you fancy it, I'm fussy so my judgements might not be the same as yours.

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  • James glazier
  • 11-08-19

Wow great story

This book is so great funny suspense you can really feel for him and want to scream at him great book

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  • Derek
  • 08-15-21

So good

Absolutely adictive, i had to listen from start to finish. I enjoyed all the characters and situatins.

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  • Joshua
  • 08-05-21

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The story is brilliant and made me want to listen to it more and more.