Review: Vampire Fight Club by Larissa Ione

Reviewed by Jen

I loved dropping back into the world of Larissa Ione’s Demonica series with this novella I missed the first time around. The was originally published as part of the Supernatural anthology back in 2011, placing the story about midway through the Horsemen of the Apocalypse arc. You don’t have to be familiar with the rest of the series to understand what’s going on here, but they’re such great books, I would definitely recommend going back to Pleasure Unbound and enjoy Demonica from the beginning.

This story features a hero and heroine I don’t remember from the series, so obviously, this novella wasn’t tied closely to the overall timeline. Nathan is a powerful daywalking vampire who has spent so long trying to get close to his nemesis that he has lost the fiery need for revenge. You see, Rune killed his mate, but was too powerful for Nathan to take down at the time. So he went to work for Rune at his club and illegal fighting operation. He planned to destroy the man’s world; instead, he just grew dead inside.

Until Lena comes along. The nurse at Underworld General hospital is trying to find the illegal fights that took her brother’s life. She is living on borrowed time anyway, since she has never been able to shift into her animal form and it’s killing her. Her intense attraction to the club’s manager is a distraction she doesn’t want or need, but if she’s going to die soon, why not go out with a bang?

The story moves fast, which you can expect from something this short. It’s insta-lust and not super-emotional. But it is sexy and fun and I read the whole thing in one sitting. It will probably more exciting for readers like me who have loved this series for a long time, but I think new readers can enjoy it for what it is: a short, sexy paranormal romp.

Rating: B

*ARC provided for review

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Vampire Fight Club
by Larissa Ione
Release Date: November 28, 2017

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