The Vampire's Heart

  • by Mark A. Roeder
  • Narrated by Bryant Sullivan
  • 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ever wonder what it would be like to be 15 years old forever? Ever wonder how it would feel to find out your best friend is not what he seems? Graham Granger is intrigued by the new boy in school. Graham's heart aches for a friend, and maybe a boyfriend, but is Josiah the answer to his dreams? Why is Bry Hartnett, the school hunk, taking an interest in Graham?
When strange happenings begin to occur at Griswold Jr./Sr. High, Graham's once boring life becomes more exciting than he can handle. Mystery, intrigue, and danger await Graham as he sets out on an adventure he never dreamed possible.


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Customer Reviews

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Very good book.

This particular book is not a typical book for this author. It follows the path of a very young ostracized boy Who is generally i'm excepted by everyone. Then he meets this mysterious stranger at school and everything changes completely. Things are not as they appearā€¦ Quite the opposite actually.

A very good read that that is completely unrelated to any of his other books. It does not follow any particular series that Mark has written.

It's an excellent book to introduce someone to his work for the first time reader. I follow all his books regularly and have read many of his books regularly. He is an excellent writer for this particular kind of genre.

I am in my late 30s and his books are usually easy reading but they intended for a younger audienceā€¦ but that does not take away from what he had written and make any of his books less enjoyable. I have enjoyed every book, some more than others that he has written.

I so enjoy his books as they typically are a coming-of-age stories. So most of his books are easy reading. I believe that Mark is not only providing entertainment but he is providing information to the young gay audience who grow up in a stereotypical ideology heterosexual world and are taught that there is something terribly wrong with them which is specious.
These books provide information that are contrary to this and indicate it's OK to be gay.
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- Stephen "Jason Colby"

Reads very "young"

Any additional comments?

This is a Young Adult story that reads very young. Graham is thirteen, just figuring out he's gay, has no friends, is super small and "puny", and exceedingly lonely. After deciding to take his life one day he's stopped when he sees a wolf in the forest where he hangs out by his lonesome.

After he goes home and realizes what a huge mistake he almost just made, Graham decides to turn things around and try harder to make a friend and maybe get a boyfriend.

When he goes back to school there's a new student, Josiah, who immediately captures his interest and attention. Graham begins a subtle campaign to win over the taciturn boy, and after many weeks, finally succeeds.

Their friendship isn't the only new one Graham makes, he also gets a job as a kind of helper to an old man running errands and doing yard work, etc. He loves his job, and the old man, Mr. Basil Diggory. Turns out Basil is the son of his new 15 year old friend, Josiah. And his new friend is actually a hundreds of years old vampire.

Though the narration was very good, the story itself lags in places. Then it inexplicably sped up, practically galloping, toward a very rushed ending, which, while fine and has a HEA, wasn't very satisfying.

Like I said before - this is a Young Adult story that reads very young. While I would have no problem with my thirteen year old (or my eight year old for that matter) nephew reading this, I wouldn't necessarily recommend it for the over eighteen crowd.

I suppose I can chalk that up to liking my YA to be a little more "adult". Plus it sort of creeped me out when (spoiler removed).

Bottom Line: Good narration and a not terrible, but definitely young, story.

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- Belen "I'm an unabashed fiction fan: mostly M/M, Romance, Erotica, Suspense, Thrillers, Action, NA/YA genres."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-17-2015
  • Publisher: Mark A. Roeder