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REVIEW: I Hunt By Night – Edward Kendrick

I Hunt By Night - Edward Kendrick

Genre: Paranormal/Vampire, Romance

LGBTQ+ Category: MM Gay

Reviewer: Maryann

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About The Book

My name is Lucas Barrett. I was human, once, and lived the normal life of a bartender in New Orleans. Then I met Justin and everything changed.

Now I’m a vampire and I detest humans. Am I jealous of them? Perhaps, but it’s more than that. To me they’re vermin infesting the world and I intend to do what I can to eliminate them.

Of course I need to be careful. If I’m caught, I’ll be declared a rogue and every vampire will have me in their sights. I am careful, or so I thought, until Axel appeared. He’s also a vampire, and sexy as hell. It seems he’s been watching me when I go out to hunt. Luckily for me, he feels the same about the humans or I’d be dead now. Truly dead.

The attraction is there, and our shared desire to do something about the humans. Can we succeed without being caught and destroyed? Only time will tell.

The Review

Edward Kendrick delivers an interesting look at Lucas Barrett, a very angry vampire!

This wasn’t what Lucas Barrett wanted when he met Justin.  But now he has no way out of becoming a vampire.  He’s locked into living at Justin’s mansion until he becomes a true fledging.  But no matter the comfort, Lucas is angry deep down inside, and Justin doesn’t seem to care.

Completing his year and now a fledgling, it’s time for Lucas to leave the home of Justin.  Lucas is still angry and goes about establishing his life making some very serious errors along the way.  If he keeps up the errors he could very well be considered a rogue vampire and draw the eyes of other vampires to suffer a painful death.  

Lucas doesn’t know that he’s being watched very carefully by Axel McLeod.  Axel pretty much saves Lucas from making anymore mistakes, and they become more connected as they team up.  But times are still tough out there for vampires, and when they witness a crime committed by rogues, they have to make a very important decision.

Kendrick has created a quick read, a suspenseful vampire story dealing with vampires both good and bad.  He takes Lucas through some horrible times, and most of all, the realization that Justin is very self-centered. I really felt sorry for Lucas and wanted him to do better, so Axel was a good addition to the story.

I liked the secondary characters too. Roland, who turned out to be a surprise and caught me off guard. And Edina “Dina” Sarisbury is quite an exciting character and brings some interesting moments to this tale.

I love variety in my vampire stories, and this one has just the right amount of scary and twists! 

The Reviewer

Hi, I’m Maryann, I started life in New York, moved to New Hampshire and in 1965 uprooted again to Sacramento, California.  Once I retired I moved to West Palm Beach, Florida in 2011 and just moved back to Sacramento in March of 2018.  My son, his wife and step-daughter flew out to Florida and we road tripped back so they got to see sights they have never seen.  New Orleans and the Grand Canyon were the highlights. Now I am back on the west coast again to stay! From a young age Ialways liked to read.

I remember going to the library and reading the “Doctor Dolittle” books by Hugh Lofting. Much later on became a big fan of the classics, Edgar Alan Poe, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and as time went by Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury and Stephen Kingand many other authors.

My first M/M shifter book I read was written by Jan Irving the “Uncommon Cowboys” series from 2012.  She was the first author I ever contacted and sent an email to letting her know how much I liked this series.  Sometime along the way I read “Zero to the Bone”by Jane Seville, I think just about everyone has read this book! 

As it stands right now I’m really into mysteries, grit, gore and “triggers” don’t bother me. But if a blurb piques my interest I will read the book.

My kindle collection eclectic and over three thousand books and my Audible collection is slowly growing.  I have both the kindle and audible apps on my ipod, ipads, and MAC. So there is never an excuse not to be listening or reading.

I joined Goodreads around 2012 and started posting reviews.  One day a wonderful lady, Lisa Horan of The Novel Approach, sent me an email to see if I wanted to join her review group.  Joining her site was such an eye opener.  I got introduce to so many new authors that write for the LGBTQ genre. Needless to say, it was heart breaking when it ended.

But I found a really great site, QRI and it’s right here in Sacramento. Last year at QSAC I actually got to meet Scott Coatsworth, Amy Lane and Jeff Adams.


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