Vampire in Denial

Rated 4.25/5 based on 4 reviews
Blood doesn't just make her who she is...it also makes her what she is.

Like being a sixteen-year-old vampire isn't hard enough, Tessa's throwback human genes make her an outcast among her relatives.

Turning her back on the vamp world, she embraces the human teenage lifestyle—high school. But Tessa's dream turns into a nightmare when vampires attack the movie theatre and kidnap her date. More
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Words: 53,500
Language: English
ISBN: 9780987741134
About Dale Mayer

Freelance writer Dale Mayer lives in the beautiful Okanagan valley in British Columbia, Canada. She's multi-pubbed in nonfiction and is currently writing The Essential Series including The Career Essential Series(The Resume, The Cover Letter, The Interview), Lifestyle Essentials (Ergonomics for today's world, Raising the dyslexic child, etc.), and the Gardening Essential Series, (Beginning with Bulbs, Urban Farming, Gardening for Seeds, etc.).

Stay tuned as she adds to these and several other proposed series. For the last decade, she's written on all of these topics either under her own name or as a ghostwriter. As a researcher and technical writer, Dale has a wealth of knowledge she can't wait to share!

However, fiction is her passion. Here, she writes taut psychological suspense with romance and paranormal elements. She has recently branched out into writing both mystery and urban fantasy books for young adult with the occasional vampire book thrown in just for fun.

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Review by: Frank Wright on Oct. 16, 2015 :
This is YA done right. Sure there is the occasional rogue grammar error and minor inconsistency, but the overall flow and style keeps the reader engaged and anticipatory over the course of the entire story.
The story is engaging and well put together. There is an excellent blend of the normal teenage angst with supernatural teenage angst and the balance is great.
The way young vampires are depicted in this tale is a refreshing way to fluff up a common story and make it fresh for the reader. There are enough similarities to make vampire fans happy and the differences are enough to spruce up the way we think of the common vampire without resorting to a generous coating of stripper dust.
The maturity level of dialogue in the story is relatable to the target audience along with the everyday problems of a socially awkward teenager that doesn't quite fit in. The frank underlying message of finding your inner strength lends a respectable quality to this book that is a rare find in the Young Adult genre. The language and descriptions were reasonable and realistic and the settings are well described and easy to visualize.
As with most initial books of a series this story does end on a serious cliffhanger that all but forces you to run out and grab the next book of the series, but I see no reason why it wouldn't be worth it.
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Review by: Jutzie on Sep. 15, 2014 :
Vampire in Denial By Dale Mayer
Family Blood Ties Series Book One
Tessa is an oddity, what they called a throwback. She just felt like a sixteen-year-old suspended between two worlds and not fitting in either one. A girl in a family of vampires who had human genes. When the guy she likes is kidnapped by her own kind, Tessa finds what she is really made of.

Cody is from one of the oldest pureblood families and Tessa’s family is like his own, she’s always been like a little sister. The night she goes to rescue her human friend he sees a whole new side to her. Little Tessa has grown up.

It takes a young girl to get the old vampires going out of their comfort zone to help find out what is going on in their world. Beyond humans being kidnapped it looks like evil mischief is happening as well. A well written and page turning story. Warning...it does end with quite the cliffhanger but the good news is that book two; Vampire in Distress, is already out there for you to continue the journey. Sian’s Solution is a short story that introduces the series.
**Mild language
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Review by: hrhsophia on June 11, 2014 :
A well written, fast-paced and action packed story. Unfortunately getting to the end of it involves reading 5 more books at a premium price so I will have to stay in the dark
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Review by: Sarah (Workaday Reads) on July 04, 2013 :
Let me start off by screaming: AAAHHHH! Cliffhanger!

Now that I have that done, on with the review. I really liked the story, although the cliffhanger ending is killer. Extreme action suspense. So just be warned, you will want the second book right away.

This story has a unique twist on vampires. Tessa is only half-vampire, with a lot of her human genes being very apparent, making her stand out from her vampire family. Due to this, she really feels like an outsider with everyone. She’s very unsure of herself and her self-confidence is not great since she can never fully be herself with either humans or vampires.

I liked that as the story progressed, Tessa grew into herself. It was a very positive thing to see, and let me tell you, she may not be a full vampire, but she has some wicked awesome abilities.

The story also has a subtle love triangle in development. It’s very subtle, taking the backseat to the action. It’s clean and sweet, and a nice addition to the story. I’m just saying that because I adore Cody, and want to see a lot more of him in the next book.

Overall, this was a quick read. It featured a unique twist on vampires, and while there isn’t a lot of background to explain how things got to where they are now, it wasn’t really needed. The story is focused on the present day and current events, and is very enjoyable. Except the cliffhanger, which made me upset because I need to know what happened.
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