By Jennifer Malone Wright
Number of pages: 217 paperback
Word Count: 78,734
This special edition of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter contains parts I-VI, the complete collection. Fourteen-year-old Chloe witnesses her mother’s murder at the hands of a vampire. Before the vampire can kidnap her, there is an unexpected rescue by a group of vampire hunters.
Overwhelmed by the feeling of safety, Chloe passes out and they whisk her away to their small community. When Chloe wakes, she comes face to face with the only other living relative, besides her mother, whom she has ever met: her grandfather. Chloe’s mother kept her hidden from the family; now, Chloe tries to unveil the family secrets.
Through her grandfather, she learns her mother was a vampire hunter. In fact, her entire family is descended from the powerful bloodlines of vampire hunters. Chloe agrees to join the family she has never known for one reason only: Chloe vows to kill the vampire responsible for her mother’s murder. With vengeance in her soul, Chloe is even more determined to follow through on her vow when she discovers the true identity of her enemy and how he is connected to her.
Experience the world of vampires hunter’s, vampires and mythology with Chloe in this exciting series.
I took the first book off the stack and examined the cover. It was titled Vampires throughout History. The cover was leather and so old it was stiff and cracked in spots. The pages showed signs of age too, yellowing and stiff to the touch. There was no table of contents, so it looked like I was going to have to scan the entire book for what I was wanting. I flipped the pages carefully, so as not to tear any of them.
After an hour of scanning and about half way through the book, I found something referring to vampire children.
Although extremely rare, the natural-born offspring of vampires exist throughout the world. These rare beings are called the dhampir. Dhampir are usually the product of a vampire and mortal. The most common of these unions is a male vampire impregnating a mortal woman. Vampires, both male and female, are seductive in nature and some mortals came willingly to these unions. However, the majority of dhampir born were produced through an act of rape.
Solitary by nature, it is uncommon for a vampire to settle with any one mate for long. The children of vampires, the dhampir, more often than not exhibit all the characteristics of their vampire parent. The strength, speed and agility are the usual hereditary traits that the children develop. They are not always born with these traits but develop them as they grow into adulthood.
The dhampir are day walkers. Some of these children are sensitive to the sunlight but will not perish in the direct rays. Most have no sensitivity at all. Drinking the fresh blood of mortals is also not usually required of the dhampir; however, some have a liking for it. Very few actually need it to survive.
Most dhampir are rejected by the vampire species because of their mortality and weaknesses. Mortals often reject the dhampir, as well, due to their vampirism, so they frequently remain outcast.
Dhampir are known for becoming vampire killers. Their closeness to the vampires and their vampire characteristics make them powerful vampire hunters. The unique ability to track and kill vampires is specific to only the dhampir and the mythological race of vampire hunters.
Historically, dhampir became vampire hunters as a trade. Towns and villages became plagued by vampires who were terrorizing their homes and killing their people. The dhampir accepted contracts in exchange for monetary payment and used their likeness to their vampire counterparts to exterminate the vampires.
Holy crap, that was a lot to process. The more I read the passages, the more I understood that my being a hunter was more than my heritage; it was my history and my future. Everything about my bloodlines had hunters involved.
I am so glad to have read this collection. The story moves along at a very fast clip and my attention was never given time to wander. Chloe is a very likeable young protagonist – an innocent who is forced to grow up way too fast. She is clever with an incredibly engaging demeanor and personality. I loved watching her grow and develop into a more complex character as the story progresses. Indeed, I thought the world-building was phenomenal – it gets more complex as various facets are highlighted during its course. I liked the way in which the story is told but I will freely admit that I am very glad I was able to read the whole collection – all six parts – at once rather than have the segments doled out to me piecemeal. But then, I am an impatient reader. I get involved in a book, become immersed in the story, and want to follow through to the end. This collection is complete within itself. It is a fast read, not burdened with long passages of flowery prose. Superb storytelling along with a diverse cast of likable and unlikeable friends and foes, who interact realistically together, catapults this book to the top tier of enjoyable reads for me this year.
This book was provided to me free of charge by Bewitching Book Tours and the author. My opinions are strictly my own. Had I not enjoyed the book I would have simply declined to review without fear of repercussion.
Reviewed by Laurie-J
Welcome, Jennifer! I’m so thrilled you are visiting my blog today and giving us this opportunity to learn a little more about you. First off, tell us about your family.
This is a good place to start, because my family means so much to me. I have a wonderful husband and we have been married for almost 12 years. He was active Army for the first 8 years of our marriage and now he is National Guard. In the civilian world, he works for the county. My children… are you ready? I have five of them, they are 16, 10, 8, 4 and 2. Some of those I rounded up just a little cause they will have birthdays coming up in the next couple of months. So these guys…my family, they are my day job and I love them all so much.
My golly! You have a real full house there. I bet your day job is very satisfying. Do you use a pen name? If so, how did you come up with it?
My name is only partially a pen name. It’s my real name, but it’s my maiden name and my married name together. I wanted to use my maiden name in my author name so that people I knew long ago would know it was me.
My favorite television shows right now are True Blood, The Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time, Game of Thrones and Grimm. I am excited for some of the new fall shows to come out though, so I may have a new one coming up. Lol
Yep….I’m right with you on all of those, too. I’m so nosey. What would we find under your bed?
Oh man, well we got lucky with this question because I just cleaned under there, but don’t judge me when I say this, I have five kids… lol. There is usually a bunch of toys and garbage along with random dryer sheets and shoes. We also have a set of hand weights under there.
If I came to visit early in the morning would you impress me as being more like a chirpy bird or a grumpy bear?
Oh my goodness, if you came over in the morning there is no way I would be anything like a chirping bird. I would for sure be the grumpy bear, especially if you arrived while I was still pre coffee.
Who should play you in a film of your life?
I think that Sandra Bullock would be the best person to play me because she is great when it comes to clumsy, witty, underdog type people. Plus, we both have dark hair. :)
What hobbies do you actively pursue?
My favorite hobbies that I spend the most time on are photography, crochet, and most currently exercising.
Jennifer Malone Wright resides in the beautiful mountains of northern
with her husband and five children. Between the craziness of taking care of her children, whose ages range from fourteen all the way down to six months, and being a homemaker, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on freelance work or her beloved fiction. Idaho
When she grew up, Jennifer always had her nose in a book. She has been writing stories and poems since grade school. This love of the written word and her strong interest in the paranormal is what has led to her first novel “The Birth of Jaiden.”
In addition to being a mother and homemaker, Jennifer is also a very proud military wife. Moving around the country for the last ten years has made her a bit of a nomad and she finds it difficult to be in one place for too long.
Jennifer is also the author of The Birth of Jaiden, a paranormal novel filled with action, suspense, and even a love story.
The Author is giving away a $100 gift card from Amazon as the Grand Prize throughout the tour.
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