[Review] Living Like a Vampire (Suckers book 1) Jacky Dahlhaus

Living Like A Vampire Book Cover Living Like A Vampire
Suckers Book 1
Jacky Dahlhaus

Staying alive is hard in a world full of bloodsuckers. What do you do to survive?

Kate has just begun her new job as a high school teacher and is looking forward to living her suburban dream life. All her hopes and dreams turn into smoke as a virus turns people into vampires, roaming the world in packs and killing everybody they can get their hands on. Kate has to pretend to be one of them to stay alive. When she accidentally bumps into a handsome sucker who then mysteriously disappears, surviving is no longer the only thing on Kate’s mind.

Will Kate stay alive and human while pursuing this mysterious stranger?

Pick up this action-packed, fast-paced, suspenseful novel and explore the depths of Kate’s emotions as she struggles to make sense of it all.

#review Suckered by @JackyDahlhaus

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I loved reading this new take on the vampire genre and Jacky Dahlhaus has a unique take – Vampire-ism in her book Living Like a Vampire has come about following a virus that spreads through biting, and shows similar characteristics to vampires, aversion to daylight etc.

The story was a little slow to start off, but soon picked up speed once the Vampires came to town and saw Kate and her teacher friends Charlie and Sue fleeing for their life.

One thing that bothered me was the instantaneous falling in love with Caleb that Kate experienced literally when he was trying to take a bite out of her. I know there is love as first sight (or rather bite in this case) but this just seemed a little to unrealistic…

This in turn sees Kate go full circle and end up back where she fled from in an attempt to find Caleb again – the pull of him was that strong, that she seemed to lose sight of the fact that he was a vampire and she was still unbitten. Being unbitten also saw her join a vampire pack under the guise that she hadn’t yet turned — how she and Charlie got away with that for as long as they did is beyond me but they did.

The are some humour involved and romance that made this less of a serious book and more fun at the same time, and the little blurb at the end definitely has me wanting to read what happens next to Kate!

Living Like a Vampire was a different and interesting take on the Vampire genre and I look forward to reading more in the series.


About the Author

Jacky Dahlhaus lived in many countries, has worked many jobs, and tried many hobbies before she realized writing gave her such pleasure.  She now loves to write paranormal fantasy stories full-time while delving into the human psyche with all its faults and mysteries.

Next to writing novels, Jacky helps indie authors by promoting them on her blog, writes an online newsletter/magazine, runs a writing club for adults and for children at the local library, and is a writer/director/producer for Aberdeenshire Film Productions.

When not busy with the above (which is rare nowadays), Jacky works on renovating her Scottish Victorian home, watches movies with her family, and tries to stop her two Jack Russells from barking for no good reason.

Jacky has written three novels, all books of the Suckers trilogy which is set in Maine, US, a novelette (the Prequel of the Suckers trilogy), and Short Shockers, a bundle of short stories. She is currently working on the first book of her next trilogy, this time set in Alaska.

You can connect with me via:

Email[email protected]
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14924554.Jacky_Dahlhaus



I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

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