Forbidden love, dark pasts, age differences, all the angst you can bear and more... Nothing beats vampire romance for a good stake through the heart, eh? Which is why Kate Baxter's paranormal romance The Last True Vampire, Book 1 in the Last True Vampire series, simply had to be our second H&H E-Book Club selection!
Devour your copy of the book, and then join us in a bloody awesome discussion about Michael and Claire's story in the comments below!
Note: The comments for this post will be made up ENTIRELY of SPOILERS and is intended as a place for fans to gather and discuss the book AFTER reading it, so if you have yet to finish, steer clear of anything after the jump. Go finish the book, then come back. In the meantime, here's a non-spoilery Q&A with author Kate Baxter to whet your appetite.
***LAST CHANCE: Seriously, leave this post now if you haven’t finished The Last True Vampire. This is a post to discuss the entire book.***
Need a refresher? H&H reviewer Jane Kriel writes:
In The Last True Vampire, Michael or Mikhail is the last of the Ancient Ones. Alpha. Sexy. The kind of tortured Byronic hero that is going to break your heart before he puts it back together again. The heroine Claire is one strong ass femme fatale, street smart, admirable and fierce—but check your pocket if you cross paths with her because the little hustler totally just swiped your wallet. When Mikhail meets Claire, he recognizes her as the one who can save him:
After a century of pain, the unending torture of his existence, he’d found the only creature who could wake him from his stupor and return his soul to him. Immeasurable strength fueled every movement and he was no longer the shade of the vampire he’d once been. The world melted away until there was only her. He’d found the one thing he needed to survive in this gods-forsaken world.
On the other side, Claire’s reaction to Mikhail and the vampire intrusion in her life is slightly less poetic and a little more freaked out:
What. In. The. Hell? Maybe these guys were of some deranged cosplay group? She’d witnessed some pretty effed-up shit in L.A. but this took the cake.Let's discuss!
Now, onto the discussion!
- The Last True Vampire gives us a taste of fated mates, what were your thoughts on the execution of this trope? Do you typically like it or not?
- Dhampires are both the key to Mikhail's destruction and his salvation, did you perceive them as the enemy or as allies at first? What was your impression by the end?
- What was your favorite piece of worldbuilding?
- Which character was your favorite in The Last True Vampire and what did you love about them?
- Claire realistically is bewildered by the paranormal world she's throw into. How do you think you'd react if you suddenly discovered vampires were real?
Learn more about or order a copy of the books in Kate Baxter's Last True Vampie series:
|The Last True Vampire (Book #1)|
|The Warrior Vampire (Book #2)|
|The Dark Vampire (Book #3)|
|The Untamed Vampire (Book #4) (available May 2, 2017)|
|The Lost Vampire (Book #5) (available August 1, 2017)|