Monday, July 22, 2013

Vampire Vic by Harris Gray Book Review

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Would you give up donuts…for blood? Fat, balding accountant Victor Thetherson hoped becoming a vampire would turn his life around. But Victor can’t stomach confrontation and gets queasy at the sight of blood. Instead he gets it from the blood bank, diluted in bloody Bloody Marys. The result: a vampire who doesn’t bite, and a man who gets no respect. Victor’s slacking staff mockingly calls him Vampire Vic. Victor’s boss amuses his wife by intimidating Victor on video. His ex makes him stay out late while she entertains boyfriends in the house she insists they continue to share. One night it finally boils over, and Victor bites someone. And then another…and very soon, he’s no longer visiting the blood bank. Muscle replaces fat, and his comb-forward widow’s peak takes root. Victor basks in newfound attention and respect, at the office and at home. But real vampires get hunted, and as the transformation reaches the tipping point, Victor must decide how much he’s willing to sacrifice for the power of the vampire. Purchase at: amazon     Add on: goodreads

If you are like me, you are sick of the 'sparkly' vampires, the vampires young and old girls alike swoon over and wouldn't have any problem spending time with, and even consider becoming one of them. Thankfully, Vampire Vic was not at all one of those books. Victor Thetherson is a laughing stock when it comes to vampires. His staff makes fun of him and his wife cheats on him while making him stay outside of his own house. And Victor takes least for a little bit. But, like many of us he reaches his breaking point and one day he does what vampires were made to do - he bites someone. And that's when his life changes.

No longer the laughing stock, he is now a muscular vampire who people respect. With their unique take on vampires, authors Harris Gray have taken this story to a new level. Whether you believe in vampires or not (and who am I to say they don't exist) you can either personally relate to the plight of Victor's tale, or know someone who is like Victor. And who among us wouldn't want to gain the respect of our peers and show them we aren't who they thought we were. But, at what cost?

A fabulous book and one I would highly recommend. Even if you think you are sick of vampires, please do yourself a favor and read this book. The writing style is unique and intriguing, and something I am sure you will enjoy.


Harris Gray finish their third pint and mull over their next writing project, simultaneously deciding on a vampire book. Because the women in their lives eat up every vampire story on the shelves. And for the gratuitous T&A. But hunky, smoldering vampires are beyond their grasp; and dammit, T&A should mean something. Deciding to write what they know, Harris Gray return to their wheelhouse: An aging, uncomfortable man, not so happy with his lot in life. A man bitten by a vampire, unsure what to do with his new…skillset. Vampire Vic – VV – is born. Perfect. The latest book is Vampire Vic.



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Vampire Vic Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, May 6 - Book featured at Margay Leah Justice
Thursday, May 9 - Book featured at Review From Here
Monday, May 13 - Interviewed at Digital Journal
Wednesday, May 15 - Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Friday, May 17 - 1st Chapter Reveal at Book Him Danno
Tuesday, May 21 - 1st Chapter Reveal at As the Pages Turn
Thursday, May 23 - Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking
Monday, May 27 - Up Close and Personal at Between the Covers
Tuesday, May 28 - Book featured at Jody's Book Reviews
Wednesday, May 29 - Interviewed at Literal Exposure
Friday, May 31 - Book featured at Plug Your Book
Monday, June 3 - Book featured at Parenting 2.0
Tuesday, June 4 - Book featured at Book Reviews by Dee
Wednesday, June 5 - First Chapter reveal at Sapphyria's Book Reviews
Friday, June 7 - Book Featured at Mary's Cup of Tea
Monday, June 10 - 1st Chapter Reveal at Literary Winner
Tuesday, June 11 - Character Interview at Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
Wednesday, June 12 - Guest blogging at The Paperback Pursuer
Friday, June 14 - Interviewed at Review From Here
Tuesday, June 18 - Book featured at Naturally Kim B
Wednesday, June 19 - Book Featured at Miki's Hope
Friday, June 21 - Guest blogging at My Book Addiction and More
Tuesday, June 25 - Book Featured at Moonlight, Lace, and Mayhem
Thursday, June 27 - Guest blogging at You Gotta Read
Tuesday, July 2 - Interviewed at The Writer's Life
Wednesday, July 3 - Interviewed at Broowaha
Thursday, July 4 - Guest blogging at A Little Bit of R & R
Friday, July 5 - Interviewed at The Top Shelf
Monday, July 8 - Book Featured at Authors and Readers Book Corner
Tuesday, July 9 - Interviewed at Janna Shay
Tuesday, July 9 - Guest blogging at Review From Here
Friday, July 12 -Interviewed at Examiner
Monday, July 15 - 1st Chapter Reveal at CelticLady's Reviews
Monday, July 15 - Book reviewed at The Top Shelf
Tuesday, July 16 - Book reviewed at My Cozie Corner
Wednesday, July 17 - Book reviewed at Inside BJ's Head
Thursday, July 18 - Book featured at Beyond the Books
Friday, July 19 - Book featured at Cheryl's Book Nook
Monday, July 22 - Book reviewed at I'm Shelf-ish
Monday, July 22 - Book reviewed at Steph the Bookworm
Tuesday, July 23 - Book reviewed at Gina's Library
Tuesday, July 23 - Book reviewed at Naturally Kim B
Wednesday, July 24 - Book reviewed at Mary's Cup of Tea
Wednesday, July 24 - Interviewed at Book Marketing Buzz
Thursday, July 25 - Guest blogging at Darlene's Book Nook 
Friday, July 26 - Interviewed at From the TBR Pile
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