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Blood Tells True (Vampires of the Plains Book 2) Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 494 KB
  • Print Length: 194 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Sucker Punch Press (December 23, 2011)
  • Publication Date: December 23, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006PVYIZ6
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,217,865 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Alan Ryker is the product of a good, clean country upbringing. Though he now lives with his wife in the suburbs of Kansas City, the sun-bleached prairie still haunts his fiction. To learn more about his work, go to

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dingfelder on February 22, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Blood Tells True continues the treat that was Burden Kansas, but differently.

The book reintroduces us to Jessica, niece of the last novella's hero, Keith. She's tough and dry-spirited. Like Keith, she carries a burden, pardon the pun. Just as Keith realized he was largely to blame for the destruction wreaked upon his family, Jessica feels the same way. It was her careless hanging out with the wrong people doing the wrong things that made her uncle Keith "intervene" on her behalf in his usual way -- with an over the top level of thoughtless violence that eventually triggered supernatural vengeance. Her guilt goes back even further than her uncle's.

And so she carries out the prerogatives of guilt and shame and anger: social isolation and even more anger. Prickly to those who dare come near and miffed at those who won't, Jessica is not winning any popularity contests in town. But she doesn't care. She's got vampires to kill.

Suiting up in armor and strapping guns and edged weapons to every free surface, she becomes a teenage super-soldier on the prowl for things that prowl the night. There are some problems there, and they echo a problem with the first in this series, Burden Kansas. The author creates vampires that are so powerful that there is no particularly believable way to kill them. Much of the first portion of the book is spent on fight scenes in which the over-matched Jessica puts herself in more and more ludicrous danger and still comes out negligibly impacted; heck, she seems hardly tired. Things get a little cartoonish. Still, it's a fun cartoon for those who like to see a sexy teenager (her "long legs" must have been mentioned a hundred times) kick a lot of undead butt.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Kindle Book Review on February 15, 2012
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Alan Ryker has become one of my all time favorite authors. His characters are some of the more `realistic' ones I've ever read. The people he writes about make sense to me given the circumstances they are faced with, as well as the type of life they have lived.
The fact that Alan Ryker writes Horror, Speculative Fiction and Urban Fantasy adds to my enjoyment all the more.

Blood Tells True is the continuing story of Jessica Harris, first introduced to us in Burden Kansas, a most brilliant "Vampire-Western" that propelled Alan into my "Authors Are Rock Stars Hall of Fame".
Jessica has lost her entire family to vampires. At just seventeen she has assumed the role of avenger and protector to a community which shuns her and is unaware that vampires exist. She has become hard, as hard as her uncle had been when he confronted these creatures. As hard as he had been in life. A loner with a brittle disposition that kept the small community at arms length and just as suspicious of him as they now are of Jessica.

Positive that Jessica was in some way involved with the tragedy that befell her family, even the seedy element in town are speculating. When a drug dealer with a grudge comes to town he vows to eliminate Jessica as a possible threat to him and his dealings.

What follows is a series of actions taken by this dealer and Jessica herself that threatens even more lives and Jessica knows that she is the only one that can stop the inevitable carnage.

The vampires are ugly, animalistic, and brutal. They are unorganized and avoid other vampires. They do not seek out high school girls to seduce nor do they `blend' in with society to amass wealth and be thought of as handsome, beautiful and mysterious. They are freaks, monsters and without conscience.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Corrigan on January 23, 2012
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(cross-posted from the blog Wading Through Electronic Ink)

The Plot

Jessica has been hunting vampires since one of them killed her family a year ago. It's not enough for her just to kill them, though. She likes to lock them in her silo and force them to fight against each other. Then she can fight the strongest one and prove that she is better than the bloodsucking monsters.

Then one night, Jessica's super vampire escapes. She tracks it to the town of Krendel, but she is totally unprepared for what she finds. Because Krendel has a unique vampire situation, and Jessica is about to find herself in the fight of her life.

The Good

The vampire mythology in Blood Tells True is unique. The vampires are more like zombies than traditional vampires in that they are mindless animals attacking anyone they come across, though of course they want blood instead of brains. However, vampires who are on meth do not experience the same mental degradation as other vampires.

The story itself was rather interesting, as long as you didn't get too attached to the characters. I found myself surprised by the plot twists. At least twice I found myself saying, "Well, I didn't see that coming!"

The Bad

As a reviewer, I knew this would happen to me eventually, and here I am confessing that this book falls into the category of "not my thing." This book definitely falls into the category of "gritty," which I know is extremely popular in the adult urban fantasy spheres. To be honest, that's a lot of why I stopped reading so much adult urban fantasy. I like to read stories where noble characters triumph over extreme odds in order to reach their happy endings.
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