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Finn  

When the vampire stalking me sent me a letter, I was prepared for my new life with the man I love to get thrown into chaos. But as the days stretch on and nothing happens, I become determined not to allow that monster to rule my life and decide that Marcus and I will move on.

We can’t always allow the past to haunt us. If that includes pestering Marcus and harassing my fellow detectives, they’d better learn to love it because I’m not going anywhere, even if they like to remind me I’m the only human working in a department filled with vampires.

But Marcus loves me for who I am, even if he’s not crazy about the cute pet names I call him like McBitey. Being with him is more than I could have dreamed, and even with the trials thrown in our way, he never fails to make me smile.

Marcus

When Finn joined the VRC, I never expected how everything would change. Now that he’s the brightest part of my days, I’m unsure of how I existed without him. Before Finn and I can settle into our new life together, we’re called in as lead detectives when a body is found in the river, and the case soon hits closer to home than we anticipated.

I want to be by Finn’s side to keep him safe, but at the same time, Finn’s fighting for the freedom he’s always wanted after being forced to live a life of fear. What I do know is that my future is with Finn, no matter what happens.

How to Elude a Vampire is the second in the VRC series and contains a display of manly prowess that doesn't go as desired, reluctant bonding with a new pet, interfering with a snarky Russian's love life, misuse of office supplies, a vampire with a killer fashion sense but very little game, a total lack of ancient kung fu powers, a feisty human who almost always gets his way, and the possessive vampire who adores him.

©2019 Alice Winters (P)2020 Alice Winters

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Enjoyable story

The story and characters  are engaging and the narrator has very distinctive voices for each character, always a plus for me.

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Great book

I really enjoyed this book, as I do with all of Alice Winters’ books. Good balance of humour and depth, which is a tricky thing to achieve successfully - but she does it amazingly. I look forward to more in this series.

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Fantastic VRC Sequel

Finn and Marcus return to solve once and for all the mystery of who has been stalking Finn for years. It's a family affair as the couple are supported by Finn's father and sister, as well as their work family or Karsyn, Brookes, etc. We also get to meet Marcus's brother, Claude who is one of those characters you love to hate at times, but I think will ultimately win us over in the next book in the series. I thought the pacing was decent, with a good balance between the action sequences, the romance and the humour. It's lovely to see Marcus and Finn as an established couple in this book. They've lost none of their banter, but their bond and protective streaks have certainly grown. I'm delighted too, that Karsyn is as sarcastic as ever - he really makes me laugh and I'm looking forward to seeing what Ms Winters had in store for him. Michael Ferraiuolo has done another wonderful job of bringing these characters and the story to life...excellent narration.

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Hilarious!

Great story, fantastic narrator, just brilliant all round! Can't wait for the next one 😊👍

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Loved It!

Yet another great audiobook! Loved It! Just the right amount of snark, sass, moodiness, sexy times and just outrageous laughter. This is certainly the type of book I love to hear, and Mr MF does an outstanding performance 🎭 I so hope the rest of the books will be released in audiobook format as I can’t wait for the next instalment!! Definitely worth 5🌟’s 😁😁😊

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 31-10-20

amazing as always

It's review time 🎧 Warning ⚠️ : not a standalone, Vampire romance, mm romance. “Can your tiny little legs keep up?” Karsyn asks. Marcus waves at him like he’s going to defend me. “Shh, Karsyn. He doesn’t like it when you make fun of his speed. You’re like a cheetah, baby,” Marcus encourages. Narrator score🎧 ; Michael is amazing as always, i just adore his talent so very much. “Ah, makes sense, you’re so manly your eyes probably have no idea what tears are. Are they rejecting your body? Are they confused? Hurry up, Grandpa. Ooh, you know the whole Daddy thing? I don’t need a Daddy, I got a Grandpa.” Level of steam🔥: its not about s** at all, this book is all about banter and a full on story. And even when they are getting to it, its full of fun and bante, and I love it. “There is something wrong with this family and I love it!” Marcus says as he smacks his leg. Level of anxiety and sadness0😱😢: yes its a comedy. But somehow this author can bring you a serious story in to the comedy and she did it amazingly. "I do have a weakness for popcorn. Its better to coated blood instead butter." The book itself📖: Alice out done her self with this book. She brought us a great fantasy, with a wonderful detective story. I love that she keeps a united front with this story, they are a solid couple through it all. And I adore it. It was a wonderful book, I can't wait to the 3rd and 4th books on audible. 😍😍😍 because Michael in a Russian accent is the absolute best thing in the world.

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  • Skillet
  • 21-12-20

Really sappy

I loved the first book even though it occasionally got sappy. This book overdosed on the sappy and cutesy. About midway through I would have been ok if Finn met a brutal, and I mean BRUTAL, end. I wish the author had went into more detail about the creation of vampires. I also hate they introduced a character just to kill him off....there is no emotional investment in his death. They used the word evil to the point of annoyance and everytime I heard it I was pulled out of the story with thoughts of Dr Evil and his pinky to his lips. Last, it would be nice to know why all the vampires love Finn (an annoying , manipulative jerk) and why he made the Doll Maker feel and Marcus (least original vamp name ever) is drawn to his blood. Michael Ferraiuolo is very talented and made the material tolerable.

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  • Kris
  • 23-11-20

So excited for the second book!

So excited, been waiting on this book to come out. Been waiting to find out who caused the “accident”. Also really want more Carson and De-gray. Wish a spine off of them would happen.

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  • Huemei
  • 31-10-20

Amazing

I love this book. I loved the narrator. I love the author. I'm so happy

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-01-21

Waiting on book 3 to be made for Audible

The first 2 books are fantastic and funny and sad amd now I am left wanting to listen to the third book in the series on Audible Please make it asap

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  • DJR
  • 20-01-21

Hilarious but not stupid funny. Laughed out loud.

I just can't explain how much I like this series and the perfect humor and the characters. Finn and Marcus are like oil and vinegar and taste so good together. Finn taunts Marcus and Marcus loves Finn for it. Loves him and understands him for who he is. And did I mention it was hilarious. Straight up, off the cuff hilarious. And no one narrates it better than Michael F. Perfect partnership. Ms. Winters, please, please, please give us another dose of Finn and Marcus.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-01-21

Fun Fun Fun

I read all Alice Winters books. They're fun, engaging and have a great plot. I highly recommend them all.

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  • Samantha T
  • 15-01-21

Fantastic

Michael did a fabulous job, as expected, with this 2nd VRC novel. I absolutely loved it and I was on the edge of my test throughout. I can't wait for the 3rd one!

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  • Bec
  • 06-01-21

Even better than the first one

continues with the same characters as they hunt an ancient vampire. glad to revisit the world and find out a bit more, love the humor and found family.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-01-21

perfect performance

never picked up a book by this author or narrator that I didn't love!

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