After a great war, vampires defeated the humans and the humans became second class citizens working in menial labor, brothels, and as blood donors.
But the humans continued to fight, and successfully took back Paris. Two major strangleholds the vampires still have are the cities of New York and London.
Vampires in New York is a collection of short stories that intertwine storylines and characters. Each story is spectacular in its own way. The authors were able to convincingly write a cohesive anthology. Each point of view is effective and sharp. It is shocking in parts, but even uplifting in ways. Not all vampires are completely bad, and not all humans are completely good.
My favorite story is Ultimate Sacrifice, by Natalie-Nicole Bates, the story of a human woman named Milly who is on a mission to find her mother, a vampire, in New York City. She makes the acquaintance of a sophisticated vampire named Phillip Varner, a psychiatrist who may or may not know the location of Milly’s mother. Although Phillip toys with Milly, he eventually admits his true motivation, and Milly must make the ultimate Sacrifice for her mother.
I was so blown away by this anthology, I actually went out and purchased the first in the series, Vampires in Paris. I truly hope there will be an installment written for London. I’ll be first in line to buy it. This anthology will appeal to lovers of the paranormal, dystopian, and of course, those who favor vampires and love a good book. An easy five stars.
After the Vampires took over Earth in the great paranormal war, Humans have become second-class citizens - working as slaves, in brothels, as entertainers, or blood donors.
New York, excluding London, is one of the last big cities to still be under vampire rule after the humans won against the Vampires in Paris.
In the city that never sleeps, vampires thrive in their newfound freedom. Joseph, the leader of them all, holds up in the Empire State Building with his vicious daughter Sadie and the rest of the Hierarchy. Their biggest focus? HAV.
Humans Against Vamps; an underground network of humans fighting back against the blood-sucking demons. However, some humans will do anything to become a vampire. Even betray their own kind.
The world is divided and Vampires are on top. Who will come out on top?