Today I am thrilled to introduce you to a very remarkable author and great friend
Travis has written many books with unbelievable passion. His writing is flawless his delivery compelling, passionate, exciting, draped in violence and steamy hot sex.
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.
So please sit back and join me as I introduce you to some of his mind-blowing work.
The Shepherd was published in September of 2013.
It is about a young man Mike Evans. He is a sixteen year old skate punk squatting in a white-trash trailer park with his loser drunk Dad. Seems he lost most of his friends when his Dad lost their home in foreclosure. Only Anita stuck by him. Worse, he kept having strange clairvoyant visions of things that always came true.
Then he almost ran over Nadia in his Geo. A passing truck finished the job – left a crumpled heap of skin and bone on the road. He fixed her. He did.
Now this fourteen year old girl won’t leave him alone. He sorta let her sneak in his window when she needs a place to crash.
Mike have a double life: daytime at school, Anita, skating, and then his nights with Nadia. She's his secret friend, gives him money and listens to his problems when nobody else will.
His world is spinning out of control. Old friends have turned enemy, his grisly visions of death won’t quit, and Anita’s intentions make his head spin. Even with all that, he has got bigger stuff to worry about. Nadia’s hiding something.
In the words of a reviewer:
I loved everything about this book and thus, I recommend it to everyone:
<<< the tone is awesome, it makes you feel like the characters are absolutely real, flesh and bone, standing right in front of you ;-)
<<< the plot is stunning - it's impossible to put this book down until the very last word, and it makes you feel sorry and sort of empty that it has ended;
<<< the nice, quick pace and the unexpected twists of the story will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat;
<<< it's easy and pleasant to read - you won't even notice you've been turning pages until, all of a sudden, it's the end...
A big Thanks to the author for such a great job!
Travis followed up with a breathtaking collection of fabulous reads:
THE NIGHTLIFE SERIES"
"NIGHTLIFE IN NEW YORK"
Nightlife in New York was release November 11 2013
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 paranormal romance thriller is bold and evocative, infusing blood, sex, love and turmoil in an urban drama about two vampires battling evil outside and within themselves.
PRAISE FOR NIGHTLIFE IN NEW YORK:
˃˃> “The Nightlife New York is a raw brutal tale that slaps you in the face and keeps you asking for more! Travis Luedke has taken a genre flooded with angst teenagers to an adult level.”
˃˃˃ “Luedke brings his main characters to life, both incredibly flawed and powerfully charismatic, with a wonderful writing style, in this unique twist on the Vampire.”
˃˃˃ “This is unlike any vampire tale I have ever read, and is as far removed from Bram Stoker's Dracula, as New York is from Transylvania. Travis Luedke has fashioned a compelling tale of love, passion, violence and steamy hot sex, set against the backdrop of the Big Apple.”
BLOOD SLAVE WAS THE NEXT TO BE RELEASED
Blood Slave was released November 13 2013
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 Blood slave. 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.
PRAISE FOR BLOODSLAVE:
˃˃˃ “Fast paced, no holds-barred, gripping, gut-wrenching, soul-ripping and most definitely tear-inducing. Perfection!”
˃˃˃ “Travis Luedke writes amazing characters and amazing stories and unbelievable passion flawlessly. After reading this book I
NIGHTLIFE IN PARIS IS AN AWESOME FOLLOW UP
Nightlife in Paris was released November 16 2013
Vampire master Michelle, and her slave, Aaron Pilan, leave the heartbreak of Vegas...
...for a new start in Paris. Aaron’s mistakes in Vegas make him question everything he knows about Michelle, and the prospect of a long, lonely future with her.
Struggling with his predatory alter ego, Aaron chafes under Michelle's rules. His animalistic desires drive him to take a lover without conditions – a blood slave – but Michelle refuses.
Michelle is not blind to Aaron’s needs. She answers his demands by opening her heart and soul to him. Their minds intertwine and Aaron relives her dark, gritty tale of survival in the ravages of war-torn Paris under the German occupation. Her disturbing revelations are met with shock, pushing Aaron even further from her. For the first time, Michelle begins to reconsider the way she has lived all these decades.
And they are not alone in Paris. An investigator has shadowed them from Vegas, seeking the unique gifts of Michelle’s blood. He hunts the vampires, attacking them at their most vulnerable time. Michelle and Aaron face death and worse – separation.
Aaron and Michelle’s wicked, pulse-pounding tale drags readers breathless through one cataclysmic event after another.
PRAISE FOR NIGHTLIFE IN PARIS:
˃˃˃ “I was screaming at one point, crying, at another. It was an emotional roller coaster of a book.”
˃˃˃ “This segment of Michelle and Aaron's tale is dark and graphic, but with mesmerizing descriptions and a morbidly compelling storyline, I felt this was the best of The Nightlife Series by far.”
˃˃˃ “Decidedly darker and somewhat disturbing, THE NIGHTLIFE: PARIS takes the series for a turn towards the dark side and I loved every minute of it!”
"NIGHTLIFE IN LAS VEGAS"
Nightlife in Las Vegas was released December 24th 2013
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.
PRAISE FOR NIGHTLIFE IN LAS VEGAS:
˃˃˃ "Go grab a copy before this much fun is declared illegal."
˃˃˃ "Mr. Luedke once again showcasing his considerable talent for crafting romantic, action-packed, supernatural thrillers that leave the reader saying "Wow!"
˃˃˃ "A no-holds-barred, easy-to-read romp that mixes fantasy, suspense, horror and paranormal romance, and does it well."
THE NIGHTLIFE SERIES ( BOOKS 1-4 )
The nightlife Series (Books 1-4) was released December 24th
The Nightlife Series is violent, sexy, and occasionally violently sexy.
Vampires, strippers, escorts, night clubs, pimps & dirty cops – the Nightlife Series is never boring.
Can decadence, corruption and prostitution go hand in hand with self-control? Over-indulgence, crime 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, all those wonderfully colorful people you find rubbing elbows in the back alleys, night clubs, 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 addiction. Lethally violent predators, they can cut through flesh like a hot knife through butter. They slip through the nightlife quietly, unobtrusively, until cornered. Then it gets ugly, people die.
PRAISE FOR NIGHTLIFE FOR NIGHTLIFE SERIES BOOKS 1-4
˃˃˃ "The ensemble of wickedly sexy and disobedient characters are an interesting assortment that you will love and love to hate – even the villains have endearing moments."
˃˃˃ "Full of raw emotional turmoil and intense action; I was captured from the start and did not want to put it down….I felt so much passion for the characters while reading this book."
˃˃˃ "If paranormal romance packed with action and chaos tickles your fancy, then you really must read THE NIGHTLIFE SERIES."
"NIGHTLIFE IN LONDON"
Nightlife in London was released in January 2014
Experience the violent, sensual underbelly of Nightlife London, as Aaron and Michelle mix up a wicked blend of sex, chaos, mayhem, and vengeance.
Vampires Aaron and Michelle prowl the dark, gritty, strip clubs and back alleys of London on the hunt for Michael Jamison, the man who stole Michelle's blood and left her for dead. To assist them, Aaron’s new master, Urvashi, calls in favors from her friends, Russian mercenary werewolves.
Wolves Katya and Ivan, hunters adept at killing rogue vampires, set aside their animosity for Aaron and Michelle to stop Jamison from murdering another woman – he already has one bloodless victim lying in the morgue.
Jamison, ex-special forces, feels his enemies closing in, but he won’t go down without a fight – and like Aaron and Michelle, he also has powerful friends.
PRAISE FOR NIGHTLIFE IN LONDON:
>>> Masterfully written the dialogue has many puns and punchlines I would like to remember, the characters are excellently drawn and are seriously flesh and blood throughout.
>>> The sex scenes are short, hot and also serve the purpose of character illustration. The language is explicit but realistic, particularly the UK - English vocabulary and the story is so well paced that I finished it almost in one sitting.
For fans of erotic fantasy/ vampire stories the Nightlife Series is a must.
>>> The ever consistent Travis Luedke does not disappoint in the next installment of The Nightlife Series. Aaron and Michelle is once again involved in a gripping adventure in London in an action packed and sensationally embellished love triangle, complicated by the introduction of two new characters and a whole cast of bad guys after them!
His new release is another amazing book
"NIGHTLIFE IN SAN ANTONIO"
Nightlife in San Antonio was released June 11th 2014
Vampires, Mafia & Mayhem: The Nightlife San Antonio is violent, sexy, and occasionally violently sexy.
All she wanted was to escape the police. All he wanted was to get laid. They both got more than they bargained for.
EMT on call, Adrian Faulkner resuscitates a beautiful woman after a Mexican mafia shootout. He can't explain why he picks her up in the hospital parking lot three days later and then ducks the San Antonio police and the Feds. Well, the hot sex might have something to do with it.
She needed to hide. With no memory of even her name, she didn't know from who. She only knew she wasn't safe.
Adrian soon learns she is much more than a damsel in distress, and he’s stuck with her. It isn't long before the past she cannot remember begins to catch up with them both…
THE NIGHTLIFE SAN ANTONIO is a non-stop thrill ride through the shadowy borderworld of mafia politics and vampires – and sex.
PRAISE FOR NIGHTLIFE SAN ANTONIO:
"Luedke writes with a raw and honest style that is a breath of fresh air and makes the scenes realistic and powerful. The sexual tension is made even more gripping and intense by the constant 'playing with fire' that accompanies the sex with a vampire."
"Spiked with great one liners, fast paced writing, filth, sex and violence this is paranormal writing at its best."
"Travis Luedke takes so many genres and melds them all together into an exciting thrill ride that you can't escape from. Just when you think things are going to calm down and finally head in one direction, the platform is swept
Thank you Travis for letting me show your work. Your work is amazing and your books are great!!!
If you have not picked up a copy of Travis Luedke's books I would recommend each and everyone of them as an amazing read!!
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