I don’t normally review books or advertise for books unless I really like a book or I know the author personally or on social network websites, but I wanted to type something up for this particular series.
H.T. Night’s 8-Book Vampire Box Set is available for the Kindle and the Nook for only .99 cents as of this posting. Amazon estimates it at 886 pages and Barnes & Noble doesn’t actually say how many pages it has. I bought it on my Nook and it actually shows 1921 pages. What’s interesting, or odd, is that when I turn the page, it will flip about 2 or 3 pages. I am on page 98 and I hit the button or swipe the screen to flip the page and it will say 100. I find that unusual behavior for my Nook because sometimes I might be on the same page number for 4 pages. So my guess is that this author formatted the ebook very strangely to make it show 1921 pages and flip 2 pages at a time. I formatted mine to be sheet of paper size 8.5 x 11. This author probably formatted it at 4×6, I’m guessing.
I read some of the reviews on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble and have seen so much negativity towards not just the author, but their writing style. I agree it’s a bit odd, but everyone has their own writing style and their own skill level, so I am not going to grade this writer because he had the gumption to write a long fiction novel which is more than I can say. Actually, more than just 1 fiction novel because I see he has many more stories on Amazon. I do recognize what some of the reviewers are saying though because I see a lot of strange things as well, but I don’t hate it. I look at it as like one of those B movies that you see from the 60’s and 70’s and even some of the B movies on SyFy like Sharktopus lol. I don’t mean to sound harsh towards the author, but that’s what it’s like to me.
I haven’t read the entire series, but I’m sure it won’t take very long to read. It says in the title that it is 8 books, but when you are in the ebook you only see 4 titles. In the contents you see that it is sectioned into 8 parts. I click Go to > Chapter > eBookVersion1_split_1 (that is actually how it shows up on the contents), it goes right to page 256 which is the 2nd page of chapter 32 of the first book. I don’t get why this author didn’t format the ebook chapters properly. It is split up into 8 sections, but there are actually only 4 ebooks in there. That’s rather misleading.
Here is a picture of my Nook showing the cover page with the title that says it is 8 books on the top and saying it’s only “FOUR NOVELS” with each book title under “VAMPIRES & WEREWOLVES.” That is not 8 books, so where are the other 4? You can’t sell a 8-book box set with only 4 books and call it 8 books and section it off into 8 sections. People aren’t stupid.
Well, it’s only .99 cents on both the Kindle and the Nook so with all of it’s formatting and misleading title saying it’s 8 books when it’s really only 4, it is still an interesting story and it’s easy to read. I actually don’t (or haven’t yet) seen any flaws in the story or seen any misspellings or any other errors so I’m not listening to the negative reviews about that. The formatting doesn’t really bother me as much as it would seem. Perhaps the 8 books were combined so 2 books are actually 1 book, who knows. I find the writing style easy to read and the book is hard to put down. I said it was like a B movie, but it’s really not that bad. I’d say it’s a higher caliber.
I am updating my status on this series on Goodreads and here they are. I have to admit that I do like this book. Although, I have noticed a few errors here and there, but it is still good.
6/29 – “This isn’t going to take very long to read. It’s actually quite addicting. I love that I can actually understand everything and I don’t need to use the dictionary on my Nook lol.”
7/2 – “I just finished the first book Moon Dance and I absolutely loved it. It was so easy to read and very difficult to put down. Now I am about to start the 2nd of 4 books in this “8” book series (LOL) called Vampire Moon. (25% done)”