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Friday, March 8, 2013

Review: Nightlife Las Vegas by Travis Luedke

I just finished Nightlife: Las Vegas by Travis Luedke. Wow.

I've read Nightlife: New York twice now. I really enjoyed it even though I'm not normally a huge fan of paranormal romance. Although, now that I think about it, I have read everything all the Kim Harrison books.

Nightlife: Las Vegas takes the next logical projection. Vampires in a new relationship are not likely to take midnight strolls and stare at the moon. There will be sex and blood and a whole bunch of violence. In every way I loved this book more.

The sex is much more intense. Like Book of O, Fifty Shades of Gray intense.

The violence hinted at in Nightlife: New York is also amped up. Now it feels more a True Blood episode directed by Quentin Tarantino.

I was also impressed by the introduction of subtext.  A very clear distinction is made between vampire venom and heroin.  Luedke shows us that addiction to any drug has some very serious consequences. Even if it feels fun at the time, it is going to end badly.

Nightlife: Las Vegas ends well.  Notice I didn't say it has a happy ending. The stakes get raised yet again in a very exciting way.  I look forward to Nightlife: Paris when it is released later this year.

My Review of The Nightlife: New York (where it all begins)
My Review of The Nightlife: Paris (sequel to Nightlife: Las Vegas)

Buy Nightlife: Las Vegas United States (

Buy Nightlife: Las Vegas Canada (

Travis' Blog for the Nightlife Series


  1. Thanks again for a fabulous review. You have a way of distilling something really cool from my writings.

    Loved the Quentin Tarantino line. I have always been a fan of Quentin.

    You're one of several who have made reference to "50 Shades", with vampires. I will have break down and read that book someday, so I know what I am being compared to.


  2. I haven't read 50 Shades either. I have read Story of O many times but more people understand the 50 Shades reference.

  3. I love the mention of this being likened to a True Blood episode directed by Quentin Tarantino! Right up my alley. On the other hand, I had to foll my eyes at the notion that 50 Shades involves "intense sex", as any book referring to body parts as "down there" hardly meets my personal definition. Still, this sounds like an intriguing read. I'll have to look it up.

    1. Agreed. I haven't read Fifty Shades. It's not even in my "to read" pile. I think the only thing "intense" about it is the overwhelming attention it has gained.

      Thanks for the comment.


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