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Dinner with a Vampire (The Dark Heroine, Book 1)

Dinner with a Vampire (The Dark Heroine, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Abigail Gibbs
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)

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‘Abigail Gibbs will make you fall in love with vampires all over again… but look out: these vampires will bite’ Meg Cabot, author of Insatiable and The Princess Diaries

‘The Dark Heroine is an epic sexy vampire story set in London with afflicting characters and non-stop action (literally). I cannot wait for this book to be published because it will be HUGE! Bigger than it already is!’ Dark Reader

‘Romance, action and an impossibly sexy (yet possibly deadly) male character! Do I need to say more?’ I Want to Read That

‘The Dark Heroine is a dark and seductive paranormal romance that had me completely intrigued. Abigail Gibbs gives us a dangerous, sexy and sometimes disturbing set of vampires and a heroine who quite frankly would wipe the floor with the likes of Bella Swan.’ One More Page

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The addictive, enthralling debut by online sensation Abigail Gibbs. The sexiest romance you’ll read this year.

One moment can change your life forever…

For Violet Lee, a chance encounter on a darkened street draws her into a world beyond her wildest imaginings, a timeless place of vast elegance and immeasurable wealth – of beautiful mansions and lavish parties – where a decadent group of friends live for pleasure alone. A place from which there is no escape… no matter how hard Violet tries.

Yet all the riches in the world can’t mask the darkness that lies beneath the gilded surface, embodied in the charismatic but dangerous Kaspar Varn.

Violet and Kaspar surrender to a passion that transcends their separate worlds – but it’s a passion that comes at a price.

As featured on BBC Breakfast, Sky News, Sunday Times, Guardian, Mail Online, Huffington Post and Sugarscape.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 704 KB
  • Print Length: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager (13 Sep 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008ZU6B3C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #50,762 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good story but needed more work. 3 Mar 2014
By Joellie
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
It has been a long time since I had read something vampire related that made me feel glad that the main character wasn't an awkward and weak girl who didn't think highly of herself. This book reminded me a lot of L.J.Smiths 'The Night World' which was a series I was heavily obsessed with in my teenage years. I did like the main characters and the story line (although I think a good 20% of the book could have been cut as it was just a bit too this happened and then this happened without any real meaning to the end) but there were a few things I think Abigail could have improved on. Like some of the other reviewers have mentioned, spelling and grammar are not so good (I even spotted a 'too' instead of a 'to') and the author could have used a variety of vocabulary instead of sticking to similar or the same word each time it came up.

Now, I am no grammar, spelling or even book writing expert at all. I just enjoy reading. And after the first 1/3 of the book I really enjoyed the story line. I will buy the next book because I want to know what happens next. If you like vampires and want something new to read then this does the job.

I will say thought he sticker on the label is a bit false. Not a lot of sexiness going on apart from once and actually, I think it felt more like a half hearted attempt at adding a steamy scene that didn't really add to the story. It was part of the end plot but actually, just a paragraph about what happened would have been good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun vampire story but needed more editing! 28 Sep 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I discovered this book in a charity shop and bought it thinking it was a romance. Soon discovered it is probably aimed at teen girls but that didn't stop me reading since I enjoy a lot of YA fiction. However, quite a few things grated with me, including the grammar (especially in the first chapter although thankfully that seemed to improve as the story got going). I am not sure where the editor was - on several occasions I stumbled over glaring inconsistencies in the plot, and even a copy-edit should have picked up on errors such as where the heroine "stood up" in a car speeding along at 90 mph. Glossing over the rather irritating and immature way the characters act (would a powerful vampire really act like a spoilt teen brat?) the book reads like a first draft, which is a shame because in those 500 pages of beautifully-packaged prose there is a really good story trying to get out. I hope the author keeps writing and keeps honing her craft. I get the feeling she is quite young... if she is older then I might be missing the point entirely and should probably congratulate her for writing such an authentic piece of teenage angst!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A solid debut... 6 Mar 2014
By Stella TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
When you consider that this was started when the author was only 15 it's an impressive achievement. When I started reading it I didn't realise this, nor did I know that it was first posted on Wattpad, chapter by chapter, and had been pulled to publish before it was finished. I'm told it was inspired by Twilight but aside from the fact that there are vampires in both I can't see the connection.

Anyway, the story... I think I'm just over the whole teen-angst blood sucker thing because as much as this is well written I just couldn't get into it. It's interesting, in parts, and flows well but I just didn't see Kasper as likeable and couldn't understand Violet's attraction to him. He's just a brat. Romance for me doesn't have any room for spoilt hero's who use the threat of violence to get what they want. I just don't get that.

If you liked Twilight but would rather have your vampires with a bit more menace then this might be for you. It just isn't for me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars £3.65 badly spent!! 7 Aug 2014
By Twinkle
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Childish - you can tell the author was very young when she wrote this. Lots of interesting ideas but I would normally read a good book in a few days and I have had this on my kindle for weeks and I am still only half way through it. I will finish it but so far its definitely not a book I would recommend. To be honest I think it was a waste of money.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A promising debut but needs work 10 Dec 2012
By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE
I had heard nothing about The Dark Heroine by Abigail Gibbs until it was recommended to me by a friend and fellow book blogger who thought I would enjoy it. THEN, all the hype came out through the national press. Why the hype? Because Abigail started writing this when she was fifteen (having been inspired by the likes of Twilight but felt there should be more blood and gore), and started posting snippets of it on Wattpad where she gleamed millions of followers. Unfortunately, the readers never got to find out what happened in the end but now that the book has been picked up by a major publisher, they finally can.

At 522 pages, the Advance Reader Copy (ARC) is a big book but I devoured it in a day as I could not stop reading. I really enjoyed the story, particularly when we came to learn why the book is titled as it is but unfortunately, there were a lot of negatives that I struggled with along the way.

Firstly, I did not feel the writing was tight enough or polished enough which is a shame considering but there's definitely potential there.

Secondly, I realise this is an ARC but as such, whilst it may contain some errors, it should be as ready as it can be for the reader. What I found was a manuscript that looked like it had not been edited AT ALL. Besides all the usual spelling and grammar mistakes, I was shocked to find glaringly obvious plot holes and I became very frustrated with all the inconsistencies and constantly flipping back and forth to check out facts. Don't get me wrong, I do actually ENJOY doing that when I know I'm doing it as a job but as a reader, NO. JUST NO.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars This book is trying too hard to be a cross ...
This book is trying too hard to be a cross between Tru Blood and Twilight. Gave up about two thirds of the way through it.
Published 24 days ago by G. M. Colvin
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Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Okay read
Published 1 month ago by Neillthepolarbear
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant.
Absolutely brilliant, especially considering it's written by someone so young! Not a typical vampire novel; originality shines through. Would deffo recommend.
Published 1 month ago by L.AH
4.0 out of 5 stars but do like some fantasy stories
I am not usually drawn to vampire stories, but do like some fantasy stories, especially involving magic or alternative worlds. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Your dark side will keep you whole.
absolutely epic book, greatly written. loved it from start to finish. for anyone really into vampires will love this. I loved the relationship between kasper and violet. Read more
Published 2 months ago by april fraser
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book ---read
it was such a great book it had me captured from the very first page,
wasn't able to even put the book down as it was so amazing
would definatley recommend this to anyone... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Miss Kirran Ahmed
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
I loved this book! I was hooked from the first chapter! It was absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to read the second book!
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read.
A great read.
Published 3 months ago by darryn newsome
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Nice. Good read. Recommend. Very good price
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