Samantha Warren is an author-publisher who spends her days immersed in dragons, spaceships, and vampires.
In the name of research, she enlisted the help of her pet dragon Anethesis and together they built a Noah’s Ark-like space ship. Three trips through a hole in the time-space continuum allowed the pair to explore the universe decades into the past and eons into the future. They discovered how life would be without Earth and were forced to run from alien law enforcement when their ship was deemed unspaceworthy. In the long run, the constant demands of space travel and repairs cut into Samantha’s sock fetish fund, so she was forced to sell her ark for half-price to a slimy creature that made Jabba the Hutt look like Brad Pitt.
After her years of traveling, she returned to her roots. When she isn’t writing or reading, she is milking cows or trying to feed them Pop-Tarts and FiberOne bars (they like neither). She also spends a lot of time in her weed patch (aka: garden), collecting zombie gnomes, or watching any show featuring Gordon Ramsay. Anethesis remains by her side, sleeping away the day and hunting evil cat-eating coyotes by night.
on Nov. 24, 2013 :
As an introductory story to the Jane series, this serves its purpose in an informative and entertaining manner.
The storyline revolves largely around how Jane became a vampire, which is interesting and lively. The story also sets up a slightly different "take" on vampire mythology without pushing it too far in the "Twilight" direction.
Readers are taken along at a good pace through descriptive text and narrative -- and its perfect tone more than compensates for the somewhat scarce dialogue.
Not what I was expecting...which made it a more attractive read for me.
(review of free book)
on March 31, 2012 :
The novella begins with Jane on a job assignment, but the book is more about how did Jane become a vampire assassin in the first place.
Vampire Assassin is a quick and entertaining read. Usually I like to read a fair amount of dialogue, but even though it’s scarce in this one, it didn’t really bother me. Jane is someone you can empathize with, the storytelling keeps you turning pages and it’s over all too soon. It’s a complete story however and the shortness only bothers, because Warren has painted such an intriguing world and main character with her words, that you end up craving for more. At some points it did feel like it would’ve been nice to hear more about the adventures of Jane and Steven — Steven being her love interest and soulmate in the story.
(review of free book)
on Oct. 15, 2011 :
In Vampire Assassin, Samantha Warren begins the story by talking about some man named Bob and giving a complete description of him. It happens that the narrator of this book is a vampire that hires herself out as an assassin and her target is this Bob fellow, who by all accounts is a cheating, scumbag. Apparently the wife has arranged in some way to have the assassin take care of Bob and he is found dead just as planned by the wife.
OK...I like vampire novels pretty well. But this one felt very stilted. The language is way too conversational. At some points, the author is even explaining why she said or did something. Vampire Assassin is billed as a short novella....but it is more like a serial read and this one installment is like maybe the first 3 or 4 chapters.
Lets just say, I did not enjoy the story line or the writing. Just my own opinion.
This book was recommended to me by a friend...so as you can see some people do like the story line.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Sep. 07, 2011 :
I got this book free from www.librarything.com in exchange for a review.
The book starts off with the vampire assassin telling you about one of her kills. She then starts to tell you the story about how she became an assassin. The story was interesting, but I would have liked to see more detail. The book was realitively short so could have been expanded by giving more back story about "Steven" her love and the one that made her a vampire. I would also have liked to hear why the tragic past turned her into an assassin. I felt that the book stopped in the middle of the story.
The love story is very two dimensional and could be more fleshed out, but with that being said I would still recommend the book for a vacation book. It is a good read for both teens and adults that like that kind of Fiction.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Aug. 25, 2011 :
Its hard to rate some books. This one starts talking about this guy Bob what he looks like and talking to his misstress and it would take him an hour to get home.
Then she describes how fast vampires can walk. Then follow into his garage and kills him and how and why. I really did not like much of the first part of story.
But then she talks more about her life and when she met her co-worker on a film and they fell for each other.The rest of story got me caring about Jane and Steven.
I ended up shedding tears I was into the story. I would read more about Jane and see how much I liked that book if their is a next one.
I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on July 27, 2011 :
i loved this quick little book. it had all of the elements that i look for in a paranormal. the characters were intriguing and had depth and drew me into the story effortlessly.
i found my self becoming angry,sad,happy and all the other emotions right along with the heroine. i am already planning to read it again just in case i missed anything and i can't WAIT fot the next book in the series if there is one so i can find out what happens with them next not to mention some of the other characters that have their own stories to tell.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)