• Blood Moon

  • Vampire Vigilante, Book One
  • By: Nazri Noor
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (99 ratings)

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By: Nazri Noor
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
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Publisher's Summary

All vampires suck. Sterling just happens to be very good at it.

Vainglorious vampire Sterling is forced to trade his big city hedonism for a trip to a sleepy mountain town, where mangled dead bodies have been discovered. Soon he’s entangled with snooty vampire nobles, territorial werewolves, and a society of law-enforcing sorcerers.

The locals aren’t so bad, like the luscious young lady at the fruit shop, or the hunky electrician whose smile sends out sparks. But they’re distractions from the hunt for the mountain murderer. And then there’s the eerie enigma: Why are all these corpses missing their faces?

©2021 Nazri Noor (P)2021 Nazri Noor

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Ninja witch steals the show!

Blood moon, boo one in Nazri Noor's new Vampire Vigilante series is an absolute blast. When bodies with their faces torn off start turning up in a sleepy little town, Sterling, who is a vampire, and his buddies, a werewolf and a necromancer, start to investigate. Blood Moon features a great cast of characters, a wild story, and plenty of humor. I especially liked Jessica the 'ninja witch'. She has a small role but absolutely stole every scene she was in. The story is narrated by Nick Podehl, who as always knocks it out of the park. I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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I LOVE THIS BOOK

Blood moon is fabulous. Written from Sterling's point of view. If anyone that hasn't read the Darkling mage series yet can totally read this and not miss a beat. Nick Podehl does an outstanding performance. He gives everyone a "sassy" vibe that I think was missing before. I especially love his feminine voices. Can't wait for more

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Enjoyable…

Vampires, werewolves, necromancers, and witches…oh my! Oh don’t forget god’s, valkryies…Love Sterling’s sarcastic approach to life and family…I relate eerily to that mindset. Certainly enjoyed this tale…look forward to seeing where the characters go next…

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two stars at the start, four by the end

First off I'd have to say this is not much in the way of LGBTQ+ offering.

Why did I rate the beginning so low? I found the MC, Sterling incredibly over the top and profoundly irritating. Too loud in every way. I'd have found it far more interesting if there was more getting to know the depths of the author's version of vampires, werewolves and necromancers. The gods proved to be blowhards of the highest octave.

Lots of violence, insane voices by the narrator began to increase the rating I felt the book deserved by the end. It was gradual. I don't have much of a sense of humor, so I'll take other reviewer's word that it was funny at all. None of the seductiveness one usually experiences when listening or reading to vampire fiction. And oddly the world building was so seamless and minor it was not a factor in how much I liked the story at all.

By the end I did like the story at the level of 3 stars, the narration at 5 stars and overall I gave it 4 stars. I suppose I will listen to the next bit. I'm still puzzling over the LGBTQ+ categorization, though.

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Such a fun listen!

First, you have Nazri, the weaver of a wonderful tale, produce a fun and interesting story linking different pantheons and mythos together. THEN, you get Nick Podehl (THE NICK PODEHL) giving voice to all the amazing characters. A masterpiece!!!

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one of Nazri's best

This is a really fun read. Sterling is hilarious. I was a little worried when it wasn't narrated by Luke, but Nick did a great job.

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OMG! loved every second!

I mean come on! It's Nick Podehl! and Sterling! What's not to love!
Highly entertaining and witty and can't wait to listen to the next one in this series. Well worth every second and every penny.

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A new kind of urban fantasy

This was the first book I have listened to by Nazri Noor and it will not be my last. Blood Moon is a follow-up series to the Darkling Mage series. The primary characters are introduced as secondary characters in the Darkling Mage series. In this series, the Vampire Vigilante series, the focus is on Sterling, a vain, cocky vampire who likes the finer things in life, include brand name clothes. He finds himself, along with his werewolf and necromancer friends, in a backwater town with a mysterious past, strange locals, and victims who have their faces eaten off in the woods. Add in the search for a magical artifact, a snarky vampire who is constantly hungry (for both blood and romance – with either gender) and you have a humorous, non-traditional paranormal not-so urban fantasy. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was funny and Sterling’s snarky sense of humor kept me laughing. The plot had adequate twists and turns to keep you guessing. It was just the right light fun read I was looking for.

This was also the first book I listened to narrated by Nick Podehl. He did a great job! I enjoyed listening to him. He imbued his characters with the appropriate fun and humor demanded by this book and each character’s voice was distinct and easy to follow. I will certainly look for him again.

If you like urban fantasy, I recommend checking out this series and the previous Darkling Mage series. Nazri Noor brings a fresh flavor to this genre.

***I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my own, unbiased, review.***

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This was tremendous fun

Well, I really enjoyed this! I am a fan of Nick Podehl, so I was interested in this from the start, but what was a bit unexpected was just how much fun this book would be. I love buddy stories, and the relationships between Sterling, Gil and Asher is no exception. Add in a ninja witch, and you've got a really enjoyable tale.

I'll be looking out for more, no doubt. And in the meantime, it seems I have a large back catalog of books from Nazri Noor to catch up on!

I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Top-notch writing and narration!

Blood Moon (Vampire Vigilante, Book One) by Nazri Noor and narrated by Nick Podehl is a world I am loving! If you’re looking for a book with awesome supernatural characters, a nicely written story, and top-notch narration, this is for you. This is a world you’ll crave more of and chances are you will listen to the entire book in one sitting.

What’s it about? Three friends, Sterling the vampire with an amusing mouth, Gil the handsome werewolf, and Asher the young necromancer, are sent to investigate some gruesome murders in a small California town. There’s a variety of supernaturals, magic, action, twists and turns, friendship, humor, engaging characters, and more. The minor characters bring entertainment to the story and Tabitha steals the scenes. Not gonna lie, I would love to see her in her own series. One thing’s for sure, it’s a fun ride in Sterling’s world and I want more.

The narrator, Nick Podehl, does a fabulous job. Characters are distinct and consistent. Pace is good with the emphases in all the right places. The female characters voices aren’t aggravating (thank you Nick).

Highly recommend this one. This is the first book for both author and narrator I’ve listened to and it won’t be the last. I hope there are more books in the works, hint hint…

~ “Smoke form,” the witch cried out.
“What is this, a video game?” I turned to the others. “Am I nuts? Why is she calling out her spells?”
The witch answered by giving me the finger.
~ Thor ducked as an imp flew past his head, tooting on its stupid f*** flute, nearly burning off the ends of his hair.

Parental guidance/trigger warnings: deaths, weapons (swords), fighting. Language used: Sx57, F an impressive 106 times.

*I requested this audiobook from Audiobook Boom! at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you for allowing me to listen and review the book.

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  • C. Rowlands
  • 09-03-21

Supporting cast escape into their own book

The supporting cast in the author's Darkling Mage series have always been entertaining, but with this book they get to stretch themselves a bit by carrying the book as the main characters, which they do easily and well, with the change in location helping to provide sufficient distance from the other series too.

This book was told from the perspective of Sterling and it'd be interesting to see if that continues in subsequent books, the series title would imply that will be the case, but it might be a bit of a missed opportunity if the other two don't get their turn as well. Perhaps the author feels more comfortable writing for this character, in some ways he shares a number of traits with Dustin in the other books.

The narrator does a sterling job with his performance, bringing the main characters and supporting cast firmly to life, enhancing the book very well.

Overall, an entertaining listen that benefits from the character building in the main series, while also having it's own distinctive feel to it. I will look forward to more from both of them in the future.

[Note, I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

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  • J Smith
  • 07-13-21

“Cocktails, blood, karate chops!”

Really enjoyed this book! Really fun from start to finish and there’s tons going on. Filled with Vamps, Weres, necromancers… and that’s just the good guys!!
Narration is great and perfectly suits the characters! Is the MC’s voice a little whiney? Yes, but that’s because that’s what the MC needs! Very well done!
I really can’t wait for book 2!
This is my honest opinion on a free review copy.

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  • Mel68 🐣
  • 11-10-21

Fantastic Fun

Hilarious fun with a strong mystery. Nick Podehl does a great job narrating with good comedic timing...

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  • Magnus
  • 08-03-21

Fantastic

A brilliant start to the series by Nazri Noor. Sterling was a great character in the Darkling Mage series but to get his point of view in the new adventures was just fantastic. Nick Podehl did a super job with the narration. Hope more of Nazri Noor's books become available on audible.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • E
  • 07-09-21

unexpected

The story was incaptivating and the acent of the narrator matched to the character amazingly.

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  • Andromeda's Twin
  • 06-24-21

Loved this story, wish it had been longer

This was my first Nazri Noor listen but I doubt it will be my last, I loved this story, it has all the right ingredients for a great Urb Fan story, all the supernaturals, Gods included, foolish humans and riotous partying. Not to mention the creepy shack in the woods. It's humerous, it's highly entertaining, when's the next one out?

I was lucky enough to receive my copy free of charge in exchange for my honest review, which is given above, I really did love it, and can't wait for book 2.