Vampire Addiction: The Vampires of Athens, Book One

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When seventeen-year-old Gertrude Morgan of New York City is sent to study abroad in Athens, she unearths unfathomable secrets and unwittingly becomes a catalyst in a vampire uprising, led by Dionysus, against the gods of Mount Olympus. More

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About Eva Pohler

I write fiction for teens and adults and teach writing and literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where I live with my husband, three kids, two dogs, and two rats (Katniss and Prim, of course). I'm also an avid reader and book reviewer. I've always said I never want to give up reading for writing or vice versa. I want to do both. My favorite authors are Tracy Chevalier, Ann Patchett, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Rick Riordan, and Stephanie Meyer. I have too many to name, but those are a handful of them. When I'm not spending time with the family, working, reading, or writing, I can be found watching The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, The Middle, and NCIS.

I love to interact with readers and have recently added features to my website at with this in mind. If you email me your art and/or stories based on The Gatekeeper's Trilogy, or on Greek mythology in general, I will post them on my website for others to enjoy. I have also added a short video on the Olympians and a fun Jeopardy Game to test your knowledge. Please visit my website for more details.

Thanks for taking the time to read about me and my writing!

About the Series: The Vampires of Athens
Seventeen-year-old Gertrude Morgan is shipped away from her home in New York City to the American school in Athens.

But the city of Athens has secrets.

As Gertie uncovers the unfathomable secrets of this ancient city, she is drawn to the beauty and deep thoughts of a boy she first met on the bus into Athens--Jeno. Her host family and another boy she later learns is a demigod warn her to stay away from him, but her curiosity gets the best of her and she unwittingly becomes a catalyst in an uprising led by Dionysus, the god of wine and lord of the vampires.

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Review by: LaGina Reese on April 21, 2016 :
I'm not a regular reader of YA but when I saw the cover art I had to see what it was about. Finding out that it takes place in Greece is what made me HAVE to read this. Between the cover and the author you know it takes place in Greece but her description made me feel like I was right smack in the middle of the book. I love vampires and I just love Greek mythology and I never thought that I would find them both in one book.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
Review by: Sheena Hutchinson on Feb. 16, 2016 :
Let me start by saying, I finished this book in one night. How do you come up with a new vampire idea? Add Greek mythology! -- Genius! It's Percy Jackson meets twilight (complete with love triangle) I ate it up !
Definitely a great quick read, I highly recommend it can't wait to start the rest of the series!
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)
Review by: Jonel Boyko on Jan. 1, 2015 :
Pohler has a very approachable writing style that allows readers to focus on the story at hand. Her descriptions are vividly realistic. Pohler doesn’t just tell you that her characters are in Greece, her words and descriptions transport you there. The different cultures we encounter stand out in stark contrast to one another.

Pohler has done a brilliant job of developing each one while building it into the storyline as a whole. She builds a fabulous and unforgettable new world for readers to get lost in. The melding of mythology, the paranormal, and a dash of mysticism is a heady mix and lends itself nicely to this story. Pohler makes Greek mythology her own here in a bit way. The pantheon is transplanted into modern day with a few very original twists along the way. I love her origins of vampires. It’s very easy to grasp for those versed in Greek mythology or simply the story of Dionysus.

The main character portrays emotions in a very realistic manner. I love the fact that her decisions betray her age at every turn. She tries to follow her heart and do what she feels is right, but it rarely goes as planned for her. She can’t seem to grasp the concept that she’s pushing away those she’s trying to help until it’s too late. This is completed with a fantastic and diverse cast of characters that you not only get to know very well, but who are outstanding individuals that I’d love to meet in person. I love how Pohler’s characters have actual conversations with one another. The dialogue is fantastic and spot on.

This is a novel that will be enjoyed by young adult & adult audiences alike.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
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