Saturday, January 18, 2014

Book Tour Review: The Night Life Series by Travis Luedke

Title: The Nightlife Omnibus

Author: Travis Luedke

Series: The Nightlife Series (# 1~4)

Genre: Paranormal/Erotic/Vampires

Publisher: Self Published

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Purchase Links:  Amazon | B&NSmashwords

Synopsis: The Nightlife Series is violent, sexy, and occasionally violently sexy.

Vampires, strippers, escorts, nightclubs, pimps & dirty cops – the Nightlife Series is never boring.

Can decadence, corruption and prostitution go hand in hand with self-control? Over-indulgence, illegal activity and vampires lurk in darkness when night falls on the city.

The Nightlife Series explores the sexy, dangerous misadventures of vampires and an interesting assortment of wickedly corrupt men and women of the night. Gangs, pimps, prostitutes, cartel, mafia, drug dealers, addicts, alcoholics, and all those wonderfully colorful people you find rubbing elbows in the back alleys, nightclubs, and strip joints.

These creatures inhabit a world of constant blood, sex, and arousal. The act of feeding is highly erotic, victims often experience multiple orgasms. A vampire’s bite is the most powerful drug imaginable, ecstasy, euphoria, and an ever-present potential for nightlife quietly, unobtrusively, until cornered. Then it gets ugly, people die. addiction. Lethally violent predators, they can cut through flesh like a hot knife through butter.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the author, editor, publisher, or Promo Host. This is my honest opinion about this book and I did not receive any monetary compensation for writing this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one.

Title: The Night Life New York

Book: #1 

Release Date: Aug 18 2012

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Synopsis: Aaron Pilan’s life is forever changed when he’s shot trying to rescue a drop-dead gorgeous woman on the streets of New York. Aaron is thrust into the shocking world of vampiric slavery when Michelle shares her blood to save his life. 

Michelle's existence as a solitary vampire is also altered when she accepts this naive young man into her life. Bound by her blood, Aaron is subject to her authority. He walks a tightrope of strictly controlled feeding regiments and intense sexual adventures while catering to the neurotic control-freak 

tendencies of his new master. She vows to eliminate him if he proves too difficult to control.

This story is bold and evocative, infusing blood, sex, love and turmoil in an urban drama about two vampires battling evil outside and within themselves.

My Rant: Awesome, this series rocks big time. In this story you are introduced to Michelle and Aaron. Michelle is strong, confident and so full of herself. why, well why shouldn't she be ,she's a vampire with a heart. I total dig Michelle as the heroine this book because she is feisty and has an attitude that goes along with. Aaron is such a good guy, honestly my heart bleeds for him. He is perfect in every way. He is innocent, loving and sincere but when he is turned his demeanor becomes hardcore in a good way.  I love his transition and i love the fact that you get to watch him cope with his new abilities. When we first meet Aaron he is definitely not an alpha but when he changes he completely morphs into one with an attitude. Travis completely writes this blot with an imagination that takes you to the limit and beyond. He is graphic and I love it because I need to view the scene fully, I love books that are detailed down to the gory stuff. Travis also shows us that he means business especially when he gets to the erotics scenes. You begin to tremble and quake down to your core. The action completely blew my mind and to think I have passed over this book so many times. I am so upset with myself. If it was not for this tour I would have missed out on an amazing book and series. Once you sink your teeth in this book its hard to pull them out, the plot is told in a steady but wickedly fast pace. You encounter and adrenaline rush  just by reading it. In the end you yearn for the next adventure ahead. 


Title: The Night Life Vegas

Book: #2

Release Date: Nov 17 2012

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Synopsis: Vampires, Aaron Pilan and his master Michelle, live by one rule no bloodslaves. EVER. Aaron breaks that rule when he meets Anastasia. All Anastasia wants is to be loved and cherished, but the predatory men she’s attracted to bring her only pain and abuse. Escaping one train-wreck relationship for another, she finds happiness with Aaron and Michelle as a bloodslave, a 'pet'.

When Aaron uses his telepathy to win thousands at the gambling tables, he attracts the deadly attention of the Colombian Cartel and Aaron and Michelle are 'disappeared'. Addicted to the bite of her vampire lovers, Ana is desperate to find them. But, Las Vegas isn't ready for vampires mixing heroin, sex and vengeance. Ana is trapped in the spiraling chaos.

My Rant: Travis strikes again at giving us an amazing story. In this book we pick up were we leave off with Michelle and Aaron. Now they are in vegas and that comes with new players in the game. But things have changed. Aaron, my predator has made some more changes and he is a force to be recon with. But in this book he makes decisions that leave you intrigued. Aaron takes it among himself to add to Michelle and his relationship and just when you think Michelle will rip his head off she embraces the change.  This new found love is perfect for the both of the vampires but there is heartache in this new acquisition.  There are new villains in the game and when they play they want to play for keeps and Aaron and Michelle are in another pickle that they need to get out of. Travis writing style is amazing and captivating. He continues to give us such an action packed story that my head is reeling at the prospect of the outcome. The romance scenes are taken up a notch and I am panting literally. I have come to fall completely in love with this story and the characters. Book two lived up to the hype of book one and I couldn't wait to indulge into book 3. 


Title: The Night Life ParisBook : #3

Release Date: April 30 2013

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Synopsis: Vampire master Michelle, and her slave, Aaron Pilan, flee to Paris, leaving behind the slaughter in Las Vegas. Aaron made the costly mistake of taking a bloodslave, and then married her. The tragedy of his wife's death has driven a rift between them and Michelle is desperate to heal the breach.

Struggling with his predatory alter ego, Aaron is fractious, rebelling against his master. He desires another bloodslave, and that Michelle cannot allow. She opens her heart and soul to Aaron and he relives, through her memories, her dark, gritty tale of survival in the savagery of WWII Paris under the German occupation. Michelle's staggering revelations are deeply disturbing. The confrontation of master versus slave comes full circle as the couple faces death and separation.

And they are not alone in Paris. An investigator has followed them from Vegas seeking the unique gifts of Michelle’s blood. He’s watching and waiting for the opportunity to make his move against them.

My Rant: I was not prepared for Night Life Paris. This book completely made my heart ache for the characters. In this book Michelle Aaron are morning the loss of Anastasia. Thats not the only tragedy that we have to witness, we are taken into Michelle's past.  Horrible past and you see that the exposure of these incidents are so raw that it changes the characters and they unite more. Just when you think they could be at peace a new villain steps in and now Aaron and Michelle have to protect themselves from him. In this novel we are taken on a roller coster ride of emotions and events that keep you hooked into the story. This book is quite the page tuner and you don't get tired of reading of Michelle and Aaron because you are growing with them . This book takes the cake and I think that this book will be my favorite of all the books in the series because of the heartache and the raw emotions. Travis writes this book with such a flair that you cannot let this book or the characters go and that says a lot for me.  The storyline to the previous books were great but this book completely is greater. I am addicted to this series completely addicted and I am moving on to my next fix.


Title: Blood Slave

Book: Stand Alone With Similarity to the Nightlife Series

Release Date: Dec 23 2012

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Synopsis: Her mother named her Esperanza Salvación - Hope for Salvation. But when a girl works as an escort for Colombian cartel in the ghettos of Spanish Harlem, there wasn’t much hope, or salvation.

Hope’s telepathic ability keeps her a step ahead of ruin, but her unusual gift attracts the attention of a psychotic vampire bitch. Trapped in a Manhattan penthouse with the psycho, she thought she was dead meat.

Her survival lies in the hands of Vampire Master Enrique. He seems to respect her, perhaps even care. As a measure of protection, he makes her his personal Bloodslave. Helplessly addicted to his bite, Enrique rules her every moment. As always, Hope must adapt to survive.

Swept into the decadent nightlife of Manhattan's elite, she falls in love with Enrique and prays someday he may grow to love her, too. But is it simply a relationship of convenience? Is she nothing more than a concubine desperate to satisfy his nightly demands for blood and sex?
And forever in the background is the fear that one day the cartel boss she abandoned will hunt her down to collect on old debts.

My Rant:

Traveis is a genius,  this novella is awesome and I  am in awe. I was not expecting this at all but it is a pleasant twist on the previous stories.  I am an emotional mess. I thought Night life Paris jacked me up bad but Blood Slave took me there and pushed me to those unknown limits. There are new characters introduced in this book a totally different story with its own feel and issues. Hope, her story is emotionally taxing but I felt her pain. Her character sucks you in and there is no escaping the anguish but you need to respect where she been. No one should have to endure what she has endured.  Im so sad for her that I am speechless. The betrayal the abuse was so much.  When Enrique comes into the picture you want the amazing love story. Because Hope needs his love and his affection and it pours mercilessly in the book. I loved the characters and completely loved the plot although my emotions were all over the place but travis took me to a place no male author has taken me in a longtime. This novella as a standalone is such an awesome story and I want more. Again the erotic scenes are some of the hottest scenes I have read. I need more, I have to have more. I cant get enough of the Night Life Series. I am addicted to the venom someone please pass me a syringe lol.


My Recommendation: 

Overall, I really enjoyed this series. The characters, the action packed plot keeps your mind busy while you are in the story and the erotics scenes are just the icing on the cake. All the books in this story are truly new adventures nothing is repeated and every-time you dive into another book you are experiencing this story anew.  I love, love , love this series and it has made it on my favorites list. I am so glad i joined this tour , if I didn't I would not have been able to experience travis's creative night life stories. 

I would recommend these selection of books to anyone that enjoys a great vampire story that is gruesome, vivid, has blood, gore, action and amazing erotic scenes. 

Travis Luedke is a husband, father, and author of Urban Fantasy Thriller, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction, and Sci-fi. He is currently catching a 3rd degree sunburn in San Antonio, Texas, and loving every minute of it.
As the author of the Nightlife Series novels, Travis lives very vicariously through his writings. He invites you to enjoy his macabre flights of fancy, but be warned: The Nightlife Series is violent, sexy, and occasionally violently sexy.

Places to find Travis 

Blog ~ Personal
Blog ~ The Nightlife Series
Email ~
Facebook Page ~The Nightlife Series
Facebook Page ~ Author

Happy Ranting and Raving !!!


  1. Wow Crystal, you hit the nail on the head there and buried it deep into quivering flesh. Great stuff, Travis must be a happy bunny.

  2. Thank you so very much for an awesome review and a wonderful blog post.

    I had to brag about this review to my editors and critique partners.



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