Friday, December 13, 2013

Review + Blog Tour + Giveaway: Aurora Sky & Northern Bites (Vampire Hunter) by Nikki Jefford

Aurora Sky by Nikki Jefford 
(Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #1)
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Her blood is toxic to vampires.

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky wants, it's to get off the iceberg she calls home. Being kissed before she graduates wouldn't hurt either.

Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents step in and save Aurora's life in exchange for her services as a vampire hunter in Alaska. Basically she's a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare blood type, which sends a vampire into temporary paralysis right before she has to finish the hand.

Now Aurora's only friends are groupies of the undead and the only boy she can think about may very well be a vampire.

(Mature YA/New Adult series. Contains mild language, violence, sexual situations . . . and blood sucking.)


I know what you're thinking, another teen vampire book? Really? You would be so wrong about Aurora Sky that I don't even know where to start. When is the last time you read a story about a teenage girl who is a little on the shy side that gets into a horrible accident and comes out on the other side working for the government as a life size chew toy for vampires? Never. Turns out that Aurora's blood is actually a sedative to vampires and temporarily paralyzes them so that the government can move in and take them out. That's a pretty interesting twist to a girl who is about to graduate high school and has never even been kissed before. This girl goes from boring and predictable to bad ass pretty quickly and I loved every second of it.

First of all, this book is packed with everything you possibly could imagine. From teenage drama to boyfriends all the way to secret agents and psychotic vampires, I was literally enthralled with it so much I finished the book in two days....and that's only because I had to sleep in between. There is so much going on that I felt it was nice breaks to go from the training and missions with Dante back to normal high school things with friends and love interests that it broke the book up nicely and made it seem real instead of crazy fantasy. It also grounded Aurora and made her seem real for me. She wasn't some G.I Jane military chick or a Bella from Twilight type that was too weak and needy. Aurora was what you would expect a teenager to be in the situations she was placed in, sometimes she made mistakes but she learned from them. She really grew from beginning to end and that's what counted in my opinion.

The ending made me want to throw the book across the room because it left me wanting to read the second book RIGHT NOW! I didn't, because it was on my nook and that would have ended badly for me, but you get my point. I really loved the uniqueness of Aurora Sky mixed with the fun and witty characters that it had within its' pages. If you enjoy a great vampire story but are looking for something new and refreshing, you have definitely come to the right place!- My Opinion- But it!

Get it here:

Northern Bites by Nikki Jefford 
(Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #2)
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Love bites.
Probation sucks.

Thanks to Dante’s recklessness, Aurora is now partners with Valerie: the redheaded, backstabbing vixen.

Dante is in full flirt mode. Fane’s tactics are more ruthless. Something carnal has awakened in Aurora and neither boy is helping tame her cravings.

When a member of the unit’s team is found dead, Aurora and Valerie are sent after a vampire in Sitka, but Aurora suspects the killer’s much closer to home.

Get it here:

About the author:
Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who found paradise in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands (Wash.) where she is once more neighbors with Canada in a town without a single traffic light. She loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt.

When she's not reading, writing, working, or out on a nature walk, she's out riding her Suzuki DRZ400SM.

Check her out:


1 comment:

  1. This book does sound quite packed with awesome characters, a great mix of paranormal beings and a lot of action! What else is there ;) Great review, Kathy!