Advent Calendar Day 18: Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney + Giveaway

Filed in Advent Calendar , featured , Flynn Meaney , Giveaways , The Winged Lover Posted on December 18, 2011 @ 7:00 am 28 comments

Welcome to the eighteenth day of Book Lovers Inc Advent Calendar. Each day we will offer you one great read in a giveaway on all 24 days till Christmas.

Today you will have the chance to win Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney!

Now, if you want something completely different from the traditional vampire book…this is it! Bloodthirsty is: 1: From a guys perspective 2: Doesn’t have real vampires in it and 3: pokes fun at how crazy the world has gotten over vampires in general! I absolutely loved this story, it reads so quickly and you’re left wanting so much more, plus the laughs that come from this book, well, let’s just say I got some funny looks while I was reading this in public. As far as I’m concerned, whether you like vampires or you loathe them…either way you’ll love this!

Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Amazon, Book Depository, Barnes & Noble, Kobo

Book Blurb:

Some vampires are good. Some are evil. Some are faking it to get girls.

Awkward and allergic to the sun, sixteen-year-old Finbar Frame never gets the girl. But when he notices that all the female students at his school are obsessed with a vampire romance novel called Bloodthirsty, Finbar decides to boldly go where no sane guy has gone before–he becomes a vampire, minus the whole blood sucking part. With his brooding nature and weirdly pale skin, it’s surprisingly easy for Finbar to pretend to be paranormal. But, when he meets the one girl who just might like him for who he really is, he discovers that his life as a pseudo-vampire is more complicated than he expected. This hilarious debut novel is for anyone who believes that sometimes even nice guys-without sharp teeth or sparkly skin–can get the girl.

The Review:
Bloodthirsty was a non-stop laugh for me, purely because it was so true.

Finbar is for want of a better word, a loser. He is painfully awkward in social situations, doesn’t have the looks or charm of his twin fraternal brother, Luke, and just to make his life that much worse, he’s allergic to the sun.

Finn was an amazing character for me; he wasn’t a whinger which took some expert writing on Meaney’s part. His plan to turn himself into a vampire to break away from his life time of social ineptness made for one of the funniest books I have read in a long, long time. His ability to laugh at himself through some of the more cringe-worthy experiences with girls was refreshing for me, as usually main characters want us to feel sorry for them and their horrible life. Read the rest of the review.


One lucky commenter will be the winner of a brand spanking new copy of Bloodthirsty!

All you have to do is tell us what’s your LEAST favorite thing about the holidays?
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please leave a valid email when placing your comment so we can inform you if you win.

This giveaway is open to everyone!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, December 31, 2011; and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!!!

About Amanda

Amanda-Lee is a proudly addicted reader and writer from Sydney. She lives with her wonderful husband and their more like a baby than a kitten Hamish. Amanda-Lee has been blogging for 4 years now and is a lover of all genres, though she does have a tendancy to stray towards the weird and wonderful concotions in the paranormal and fantasy genres. In addition to being the Winged Lover on BLI she also runs the book blog StoryWings.

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  • aurian December 18, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Sounds like a fun read. And from a boys perspective! The thing I like the less? Family. Have to sit in a room filled with noisy family. Truly hate it. Prefer some alone reading time, but well, sometimes you have to be “social”. You can pick the friends you want to hang out with, but not the family you have to hang out with.

    • Amanda December 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm

      I get that way too…after 4 hours being merry I kind of want to go upstairs for a nap lol…

  • miki December 18, 2011 at 7:25 am

    the stress and expectations….everything has to be perfect and we never have enough time so everyone start to stress and become more aggressive and such

    all the best

  • Sullivan McPig December 18, 2011 at 7:48 am

    people who think it’s funny to throw fireworks at other people or dogs.

  • Birgit December 18, 2011 at 8:06 am

    I hate how some people, mostly adolescents, already start in mid December to use firecrackers. Noise where ever you go. I do like a nice show with fireworks, but only making noise for noise’ sake? Nope.

  • Gena Robertson December 18, 2011 at 8:44 am

    This sounds like a delightful read! I need something like this for the situation I dislike the least about the holidays:
    We always have to get together with my husband’s folks. He and his father use the holiday to try to one up each other on how much they can drink: “I’ll have one more if you do.” Which means but early afternoon, my mother-in-law and I are stuck with two very obnoxious drunks for the rest of the day. Ugh – and it hasn’t changed in 24 years *sigh*.
    Here’s hoping your holiday is more fun than mine!
    Thank you for the giveaway chance!

  • Cean December 18, 2011 at 8:52 am

    It’s the queue. Hate queuing up for anything :/

  • Jet December 18, 2011 at 9:23 am

    What I dislike most about the holidays are the packed shopping centers, I like space and room to move when I shop, not being elbowed and pushed by people or stuck behind a lot of people who don’t walk fast enough… haha I may be a tad impatient.


  • Stephanie December 18, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I don’t care for the craziness of after Christmas shopping.

  • rissatoo December 18, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Sounds like a cute read. I may have to get it & share with my niece.
    My least favorite thing? The stress of trying to get everything ‘just right’. I may boycott Christmas this year… just stay home and veg, alone. No expectations – no stress! :p

  • Viki S. December 18, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    My least favorite part of the holiday is the clean up afterwards. Taking everything down and putting it all away is a pain in the fanny :).

    • Amanda December 18, 2011 at 4:01 pm

      Please tell me fanny means bottom in this context lol…

  • samantha December 18, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    My least favorite thing is the packed stores!

    follow via gfc

  • quigui December 18, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Worst thing about the holidays is the cleaning up! So much wrapping paper and boxes and cardboard wasted. And the house is always a mess. It takes days to get everything to the proper place (and finding more space for new things).

    quigui . i AT gmail . com

  • Karen C December 18, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    The thing I like least about the holidays is the “Bah, Humbug” attitude my family has; it can be a real downer. It can be a struggle to stay in the moment and enjoy the season.

  • Estella December 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I hate the long lines at the check out stands.

  • Yto December 18, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    i hate the stress of finding gifts 🙂 i really have problems with it, because i never have good ideas, but i want to give the people i love something they would like.

  • Na S. December 18, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    The crowd at the malls.

  • Mary Kirkland December 18, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Usually it’s getting together with family that the only time I see them in when they invite themselves over for Christmas dinner. But this year is different I told a few people that we were spending Christmas with hubby’s family…and since they are out of town…they won’t know if we are home or not but I won’t have to deal with them…lol

  • Mary Preston December 19, 2011 at 2:20 am

    I LOATHE the crowds. I want to get from A to B & people stand around blocking the way.

  • Marissa December 19, 2011 at 2:22 am

    The commercialism. I am so tired of sales every day, every where you look. One major department store makes such a big deal about their %-off coupons they hand out at the store and at local events, yet they’re in the newspaper every Sunday and on the internet as well. Can’t we just enjoy the season and the holiday without the crass commercialism?

  • Victoria Zumbrum December 19, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I don’t like to be in a room with a lot of people. It drives me crazy.

  • Jason K. December 19, 2011 at 11:14 am

    This book sounds awesome!

    My least favorite part about the holidays is having to cut back on what I want to get my family and friends because I can’t afford it all. Stuff costs too much!


  • Jen B. December 19, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Stress! The family drama! Ugh!

  • Julie Witt December 19, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    My least favorite thing is the crowds! I did almost all of my shopping online this year – God bless the internet!!!
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  • Celine December 20, 2011 at 9:53 am

    My least favourite thing is that when you have to go gift-shopping, it’s so terribly busy! I hate too many people in enclosed spaces…
    And another thing is that I kind of hate the cold. If it weren’t for Christmas, I would probably hate wintertime!

    Bloodthirsty has been on my to-buy radar for a long time now, I would love to win it! As always, thanks for the international giveaway.

    Celine ~ Nyx Book Reviews

  • Jeanne December 29, 2011 at 5:55 am

    The worst for me is the stress from buying gifts xD

  • IdentitySeeker December 29, 2011 at 8:43 am

    My least favourite thing about the holidays is everyone else also being on holiday and constantly planning events to fill up my social calendar, leaving me with very little time to do what I most need to do during the holiday- relax! (with a good book, preferably).


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