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The Vampire Club [Kindle Edition]

J.R. Rain , Scott Nicholson
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Over 150 years ago, a man was killed with a silver bullet in a rural, Pennsylvanian town. A man who just might be a vampire.

The Vampire Club, a group of misfits who meet regularly in the basement of Western Virginia University’s library, think that they might have found their first documented case of a real vampire. Better yet, the Club thinks that the vampire might still be alive to this day, lying comatose in a hidden grave. And this is good news indeed for a group of vampire lovers.

The hunt begins, and as they close in on their immortal prize, they soon realize that they aren't the only ones interested in the vampire; indeed, a powerful group of killers will use whatever means possible to keep the vampire permanently in its grave.

The first in a series that features The Vampire Club, a group of lovable, laughable, larcenous college students turned vampire hunters.



**Acclaim for Scott Nicholson and J.R. Rain**

"Fast, funny, and original. The Vampire Club is sure to tickle your funny bone even while you speed through the pages."
—LANI BENNETT, author of False Dichotomy

"This was weird and cool, and it was also a lot of fun. I was sorry to see it end. I want more Vampire Club!"
—JAMES DARK, author of Weird: Short Stories

“Gripping, adventurous, and romantic—J.R. Rain’s The Lost Ark is a breakneck thriller that traces the thread of history from Biblical stories to current-day headlines.Be prepared to lose sleep!”
—JAMES ROLLINS, international bestselling author of The Doomsday Key and Altar of Eden

“Like Stephen King, Scott Nicholson knows how to summon serious scares.”
—BENTLEY LITTLE, international bestselling author of His Father’s Son and The Store

“I love this!”
—PIERS ANTHONY, international bestselling author of A Spell for Chameleon and On a Pale Horse on J.R. Rain’s Moon Dance

“Scott Nicholson is a writer who always surprises and always entertains.”
—JONATHAN MABERRY, bestselling author of Patient Zero and The Dragon Factory

“Dark Horse is the best book I’ve read in a long time!”
—GEMMA HALLIDAY, bestselling author of Spying in High Heels and Deadly Cool

“Scott Nicholson is a wonderful storyteller.”
—SHARYN MCCRUMB, bestselling author of The Ballad novels and Lovely in Her Bones

“Powerful stuff!”
—AIDEN JAMES, author of Cades Cove and Deadly Night on J.R. Rain’s An Uncommon Quest

“Keep both hands on your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off.”
—J.A. KONRATH, bestselling author of Shaken and Cherry Bomb



**About the Authors**

Scott Nicholson is author of the bestselling suspense, mystery, and supernatural novels The Red Church, Disintegration, Speed Dating with the Dead, and 17 other books. With J.R. Rain, he writes the Cursed! and Supernatural Selection series. He's also author of the children's books If I Were Your Monster, Duncan the Punkin, and Too Many Witches. Visit him at Author Central

J.R. Rain is an ex-private investigator who now lives in a small house on a small island with his small dog, Sadie, who has more energy than Robin Williams. He is currently hard at work on several new projects, including the next novel in the Vampire for Hire series.


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About the Author

Scott Nicholson is author of 17 books, including the bestselling Kindle thrillers Disintegration and The Red Church. He also portrays the comic book character The Digger and spends spare time revising his own epitaph. Learn more at www.hauntedcomputer.com.

J.R. Rain is an ex-private investigator who now lives in a small house on a small island with his small dog, Sadie, who has more energy than Robin Williams. Please visit him at www.jrrain.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2319 KB
  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: J.R. Rain Press (April 11, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004W4MLNY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,691 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Can I give it minus one star? August 13, 2011
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I'm wondering if I downloaded a different book than the other reviewers read. Because I did not find the sophomoric humor a bit entertaining.

I love J.R. Rains. I have bought and read everything he has written. I've read some of Scott Nicholson's Horror and I liked that as well.

What happened here?

Spoiler Alert:

Ok, so we have a club of college students who love Anne Rice and old vampire movies. They act like eighth graders, not college students. That is about the emotional and intellectual level of these morons.

On information that wouldn't convince anyone they go vampire hunting. Meet up with the people who keep vampires from walking the earth who are well trained and heavily armed and defeat them? Vampire or no vampire, these guys would not have done any of the stupid things they did if they were a well trained fighting force. I felt like instead of the VVV the should have been the CCC Circus Clowns Contingent.

Then after all the ooooh I want to be a Vampire soooo much, Andy becomes a vampire and he's Louis in the Anne Rice Books? And he loved the Anne Rice books so he would have known that supposedly some vampires had angst about their humanity? But now he hates being a vampire? And after promising that if any member of the club became a vampire they would make everyone in the club vampires he says no? What fun is that. Make the whole club into vampires and then you have the next (maybe pathetic) book.

I didn't like the main characters. They were stupid and flat. The dialogue was almost painful. Andy was an idiot.

It was an interesting premise. It could have been a good book if the writing wasn't so awful, they had fleshed out the characters and they had an actual ending.

I'll skip the sequel. I suggest you skip the books altogether.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! May 18, 2011
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This spoof on vampire fans is so funny...I mean laugh-out-loud funny! Anyone who saw and loved The Lost Boys will appreciate the Corey Haim references (may he rest in peace). You will giggle at the Vu Vlux Vlan and the Vampire Club's single-mindedness to proving that vampires really exist. This is yet another book by J. R. Rain that will leave you anxiously awaiting the next!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious April 27, 2011
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This is a hilarious tale for all the vampire lovers! New spin, new hero, and touching ending! Can't wait for the next in the series.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To Be a Vampire Or Not To Be a Vampire - That Is the ? September 11, 2011
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Whether tis nobler to eat, drink, and dream the wonderful world of the bloodsucker or get those fangs for yourself! The Vampire Club, a group of four students at Western Virgina University led by Professor L, would give a resounding Duh! - it's the fangs. Their quest is to find a "living" vampire and convince the vampire to add four more to that noble species. Andy Barthamoo leads the group and believes he has found the resting place and the answer to their quest. All they have to do is dig him up and convince him. Simple. A fifth student joins the group (name of Dial) providing a place to stay for the promised weekend of resurrection and immortality. Their quest will not be easy with a creepy mansion, Dial's relative who all resemble muscle-bound gods and amazons, and vampire hunters. And the Bard's immmortal ?: To be a vampire or not be a vampire?
The combined writing talents of Scott Nicholson and J.R. Rain take a story of dismemberment, blood sucking, grave digging, and silver bullets (all the elements of a dire horror film) amd mix in humor ranging from a chuckle, a snort (you know the kind where the milk you're drinking shoots out of your nostrils), that smile you just can't rid of, and the laugh that won't quit. The Vampire Club takes you on their quest with a story that leads you from one misadventure to the next, loyalties, betrayal, and the ultimate crunch time (we're not talkin' the Captain here) of using those fangs and biting that sweet neck. The Vampire Club is well worth your time with a coming attraction, Second Sip: The Vampire Club #2. Go for it and eat, drink, and dream the noble species of the vampire. Thanks Scott and J.R., you brought the bright beams of the moon and made me laugh. Fangs a lot, guys.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too short and forgetable September 19, 2011
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I purchased this book based on J.R. Rain's other novels and expected more from this combination of authors. The novel was not up to his normal level of writing and ended far too soon. While the book does provide the origin of the main character, it does not really do anything with that character. This would be analagous to following Peter Parker up to the point he was bitten by the spider then saying "Done, come back again later". As it is, there is little incentive to read the next book in the series as I am not invested in the character at all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing but love for this new series! August 14, 2011
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The story is awesomely funny and original. I really enjoyed the main character's hilarious facts and obsession with vampires and the trek to find one. The combination of humor, romance, and suspense makes this book a favorite of mine. I cannot wait until the next one! JR Rain is one of my favorite authors.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome book June 20, 2011
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I just finished reading this book last night and I must say this is one book I couldn't put down and it was funny. This is a young adult book but I enjoyed it very anyways so if you are into these Young adult vampire novels I highly suggest you get this book because I am pretty sure you will like it as much as I did.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars The Vampire Clue
I am embarrassed to say that this had been sitting on my TBR list for a very long time. I finally read it, mainly because the two authors are two of my favorite, and also great... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mary E aka Lockette
5.0 out of 5 stars entertaining
A good read I liked all the characters , interesting story line something different from the usual. Light fun and entertains
Published 3 months ago by Shane F. Morrison
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Slow and characters too stupid.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Ugh!
I did not enjoy this at all. It is very broad, slapstick-type farce, and not what I would consider funny or clever. I gave up around page 50. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Anne Gaul
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it!!
I didn't love this one, but I did like it. A little too far on the odd side for me. All in all it was a good read.
Published 14 months ago by Cynthia Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun vampire read.
Let me start by saying I have a bias, I just love any story by Mr. Rain. It was a different story concerning vampires. Refreshing. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Vampire Elder
3.0 out of 5 stars Grammar Nazi
Opening this novel, I was preparing myself for the vampire version of the Babysitter's club, as the title promised. In that regard, I wasn't disappointed. Read more
Published 16 months ago by AllCrazyHere
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story loved it!
Be careful what you wish for & this one proves that. Very fun & exciting with a great twist way to go JR & Scott.
Published 17 months ago by Rhonda
2.0 out of 5 stars Vampire Club
If this is the first book you've read by Rain or Nicholson, please don't judge them by this book. It was weak and had me skipping ahead to get it over with. Read more
Published 17 months ago by ddawnn
3.0 out of 5 stars an okay time waster
This was a light junk food sort of read about a vampire fan club that goes on an adventure and gets in over their heads. Read more
Published 21 months ago by happy reader
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