Vamp Camp is a surprisingly humorous and highly sexual book revolving around Marten, who is extremely snarky, gay and takes everything in stride. Marten joins the military during the first World War and ends up being in charge of weather predictions. If that wasn’t enough, when he gets them wrong, his commanding officer sends him up in a blimp during the bad conditions. This is how he gets captured and becomes a prisoner of war. Poor Marten’s life goes from bad to worse as a German officer comes down in his hole nightly to bite him and screw him. Then he gets turned in to a vampire, dropped into a cave, left with crude drawings of “not to go out in the sunlight” and left on his own. Marten merely relates his story with more humor and matter-of-factness. Clearly something is wrong with this man/vampire.
His new life is saved when he meets with an older vampire who teaches him the ropes and vows to find this rogue vampire who bites and turns without caring. Oh, and not to mention sex, lots and lots and lots of it. Most of this book (which is a good size novel) revolves around Marten ogling, being ogled at, seizing, biting, pleasing, being pleased, and other bedroom activities. I have to say, instead of blushing when the scenes got really hot, I found myself laughing at the things popping into Marten’s head and out of his mouth. He is like this pretty gay club twink who bounces around on his toes excited when a hottie comes near him or around him or he just thinks of a hottie. Another character to compare him, too, well his voice tonnage and attitude (not lifestyle) is Fred from Mary Janice Davidson’s mermaid series. Both are extremely well put together and had me laughing the entire time at their interesting view on life.
While I loved Marten, what drew the book back from being a full five stars was the bad guy. I wanted to see his evilness, understand why he did what he did to Marten, maybe see a back-story and learn why his followers were with him. Instead, a lot of it is glossed over and left to the readers to decide. Vamp Camp is very fun, and though it’s over 200 pages, it went by really quickly for me. This is only the first book in a new series, so we’ll definitely be seeing more of Marten and his quirks…oh, and of Oberon, Menz, Paco, Hamlet, and the whole cast of characters. Next installment is Obscurati. Enjoy!
- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 2 edition (October 4, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1615816127
- ISBN-13: 978-1615816125
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