The Vampire Within, By Johi Jenkins

Happy May! Is everyone ready for summer yet? It’s hiding just around the corner, maybe closer than we think. Us Texans can definitely feel it already. Springs here are very short, but I can’t wait to get out in the pool!

As nice as today is, I dropped by the ol’ blog to poke around a bit, leave a juicy review, and remind my giveaway winners to make sure they check the email they signed up with to claim their free copy of After! Not all the coupons I sent out have been claimed yet, so here’s a list of winners once again. If you’re on this list and haven’t already, CHECK YOUR EMAIL! You have a free book in there collecting dust!

  • Taylor Hess
  • Jones Dodson
  • Vicky Wallette
  • Shannon Modrak
  • Wanda Ritter
Now that we have that out of the way, lets jump into the review.
Once again, I’m behind on getting these posted. I actually finished The Vampire Within by Johi Jenkins what seems like months ago. It’s sad that I can read a book before I can post a review. Or, in this case, three books. Yeah. You heard right. I’m three books behind and closing in on finishing the fourth.
So, anyway. Let’s get to it. 

The Vampire Within is the third novel in the Thirst Within series, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Definitely a guilty pleasure for me since I don’t typically read this genre, but after I finished the book (way too fast, I might add) I ended up on a book bender trying to find another story of the same calibre. I had no luck, so if anyone has any suggestions of a good supernatural romance (maybe throw in some angels) then I’m all ears. 

When I first started this book, there was a part of me that really wanted to know how the story would end, and another part of me that really wanted the story to keep going. By the time I reached the end of the book, it was evident that the story was going to continue. However, I did not expect the cliffhanger that followed. Dammit. I’m going to be dying until the next book is released.

Here’s a little history on this book series. It starts out with Thirst Within and follows up with the prequel, Corben’s Thirst. If you are unfamiliar with the series, it is a true series and you will need to start with book one so that you can get to know the main cast. By the time you get to book three, you’ll be so enthralled with the characters, you’re not going to want to let them go. I can’t really go into the plot of The Vampire Within without spoiling Thirst, so I think I’ll just leave you with all my glowing accolades. 

Not sure which one is my favorite of the three books, but I just can’t wait to read more from the series. Remember, I’m still on the hunt for a good angel mythology book!

And yes, I’m very excited for the Preacher debut on AMC here in a couple weeks. Read those graphic novels over a decade ago and really enjoyed them. Can’t wait to see what AMC, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have in store for us.

Aside from that, work on Dreamland – Part Two is right on schedule. I’m thinking I’ll be hitting about 10 chapters for this installment, and I’ve already got 7 of them written. It’s moving right along!

Happy reading, everyone!

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