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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Megalodon Entertainment LLC. (December 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1615890262
  • ISBN-13: 978-1615890262
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,033,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Told in alternating first-person narrative chapters from the viewpoints of the main characters, this novel is a romp through action sequence, New Orleans bars, and Uptown decline.

The urgency of the wording is an interesting mechanism, often glamouring the reader to turn from viewer to character. There is allure within the crafting of Aleman's reality where disbelief is suspended and vampire flesh is tactile.

Aleman makes this Tale his own through his trademark imagery. I recommend this novel for those of you who love vampires, New Orleans, love stories and entertaining reads. --Dionne Charlet, New Orleans Literature Examiner, Examiner.com


More About the Author

Lewis Aleman is the author of the vampire series, The Anti-Vampire Tale; the dark literary thriller, Cold Streak; and the time travel thriller, Faces in Time. Aleman's books have been Amazon Bestsellers, Kindle Bestsellers, and #1 in Myspace Books. Lewis Aleman has been voted Best Local Author by Jefferson Life Magazine, and he has been a special guest author at The Anne Rice VLFC Ball and The Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con. He has also been a judge for Scholastic writing contests on several occasions, and he frequently gives talks at schools about writing and how to succeed in a creative field.

Aleman graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Creative Writing, and he resides just outside of New Orleans. Before becoming a full-time writer, he taught high school english for 5 years. Currently, he is fast at work completing The Anti-Vampire Tale series, which will be followed by the first book in a realistic fantasy series, entitled A Brother, A Drunkard, and Something Odd.

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 28, 2010
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I got this in my "Amazon Recommends for you" tab on my homepage, I hadn't heard of this author, and it wasn't on any of my TBR piles I've amassed since trolling the community boards at Amazon. That said, I bought the kindle edition and was gripped from the first page. That doesn't happen very often. It usually takes a chapter or two for the author to suck me into their world. I liked the way the author told the point of view from each character, there was a character I felt was TSTL, but she brought the characters together so I could forgive the author for keeping her in there. I liked how it was the anti-Twilight book. Don't get me wrong, I loved the Twilight novel series; the movies and rabid teenagers screaming Edward or Jacob's name..not so much. I thought how the author portrayed the vampires and how they cannot physically change another's DNA by biting or poisoning or however or authors say their characters change another being into another, was refreshing. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who questions these methods in another novel/series. It was a great novel and would highly recommend it to others.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mercyjackson on February 5, 2011
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From the very beginning, all the way back to the 19th century, vampire stories have always centered around a love story. The vampire in some way was after a pretty young thing. Somewhere along the line things have been twisted into a vampire high school kind of thing. While that can be and sometimes is a lot of fun, it's missing a crucial element to the stories. Vampires are not teddy bears or members of boy bands. They're not silly sparkly things. They are bada** powerful beings who lust for blood. The Antivampire Tale is the perfect blending of the best elements of the original vampire mystique and excitement of a whirlwind love story. It's dark and dangerous, but it's exciting and fun too. The evil vampires are realistic, dirty, scary creatures. Simon, one of the only good vampires, is powerful and mysterious. Great book. I really liked the stream of consciousness writing style. It makes for a very addictive reading experience. It's a lot like watching an amazing movie, or more like being there yourself.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By nwxswdeb on January 15, 2012
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The concept had potential but it was overwritten and the action sequences dragged on and on and on and on and on with brain numbing repetition of character behaviors.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Desmond Davis on April 14, 2011
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I decided to order this book for my kindle because it was only $0.99. And I really feel that I overpaid. The book is probably one of the worst books I've tried to read. I'm really trying to finish it, but the writing style makes it very difficult. *I did add a comment to the other person who left one star, but I wanted to write my own review so it had more than 1 person giving it a 1 star rating.* It is as if the author had a word limit, so he cut out words as to not go over his limit. He doesn't complete most sentences, and he is a fan of writing one word. Fail. Horrible. The characters are unappealing, and there are some small inconsistencies in the book. I would never buy a book from this author again, and I hate to think there could be a book 2.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 7, 2011
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The plot is fine. The characters are okay. They could be developed a bit more. Each character was a one-dimensional archetype... bad vamp very evil and liked to torture people... ahh, cause he was tortured once too. The good Vamp was all too sexy and hot and good. His love interest was shy but smart and beautiful even though she didn't think she was... Her best friend was a crazy party girl who just wanted to have fun at all costs and stupidity... blah blah blah.

There were a few holes in the plot and a bit confusing as characters just appeared and then no mention of what happened to them... did they die helping win the fight? and how exactly did she appear on the third floor of the burning house when she was in the car 5 blocks away with the fight started...poof!

The main reason this book only rates a 2 with me... the author's writing style. Can't stand the way he writes. Thinks he has a vendetta against personal pronouns and articles! Wish he would use complete sentences! Wrote the whole book like this! Every character talks in choppy incomplete sentences! Not just one...all of them. Is it supposed to sound more like verbal language or thoughts in the characters head? It just drove me nuts and I almost didn't finish the book.

At least the book only cost $0.99
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Myra Blake on July 4, 2014
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I enjoyed the story tremendously. The characters are relatable and there's lots of action. I'll definitely read the second one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rachel Sharpe on January 12, 2014
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"The Anti-Vampire Tale" is the first novel in the saga by Lewis Aleman of the same title and it is well-worth a read. While the vampire genre has been popular for years, with the public's current interest escalating thanks to the "Twilight" series, Aleman's tale offers a humorous and refreshing take on the age-old myth. From the beginning to the end, the story maintains a fast pace and keeps the reader's interest, taking on various points-of-view for dramatic effect. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys the vampire genre and is looking for a new twist to the story, especially if one enjoys clever eighties references and doesn't want to read anymore about glittery creatures of the night.
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