Thursday, November 15, 2012

I.O. Book Tours - Vampyrnomicon by Scott M. Baker

Welcome to my stop on Scott M. Baker's Vampyromicon (Vampire Hunter's Book 2) Online Book Tour.  Please be sure to leave a comment or question below for Scott to let him know you stopped by.



by Scott M. Baker

Vampire Hunters, Book 2

Pill Hill Press
Release Date: August 27, 2011
ISBN: 978-1617060526
Length: 324 Pages


Within the vaults of the Smithsonian Institute lies the key to finding the Vampyrnomicon, the Book of the Undead, that contains the history and secrets of the vampires. According to legend, whoever possesses the book can establish a vampire nation on earth – or destroy the undead once and for all. With an opportunity to end the war against the undead so close, Drake Matthews is determined to find the book.

But the vampires also want the Vampyrnomicon. When Master Chiang Shih and her coven of the most powerful and dangerous vampires arrive in Washington to claim the book as their own, the hunters find themselves facing their most dangerous enemy yet. With the stakes so high, so is the ferocity of the struggle.


Toni sighed, resigned that she had to tell the truth, but knowing her opinion would be unpopular. “We tried this once before. In the Ukraine. And failed miserably. The Russians annihilated all of our covens. Over two hundred vampires and five masters were killed. Ion and I barely escaped. Why would you want to try again? And why here in Washington, where we face one of our most dangerous enemies?”

“Because this time we have something that guarantees victory. We have the Vampyrnomicon.”

“The Vampyrnomicon is a legend,” spat Melinda.

“It’s far from a legend,” corrected Walker, an angry edge to his tone.

“You’ve seen it?”

“We once owned it.” Chiang Shih stared down the adolescent, who cowered. “Various masters were caretakers of the book for centuries. The last owner was Emilio Carius, a master from Saragossa who was arrested as part of the Inquisition in the late 15thCentury. Neither Carius or the Vampyrnomicon were ever seen again.”

“So what changed?” asked Treja.

“The inquisitor who interrogated Emilio Carius was Antonio Ferrar.”

Toni raised an eyebrow. “The same Antonio Ferrar whose personal belongings are on display at the Smithsonian?”

“The same.” Chiang Shih nodded. “And with Ferrar’s personal belongings here in Washington, that means the Vampyrnomicon is here also.”

“If it still exists,” Melinda muttered under her breath.

Chiang Shih shot her a withering look. She struggled to keep her voice calm, despite her anger. “The Vampyrnomicon is among Ferrar’s personal affects. I can sense it. We’ll find it. And once we do, we’ll obtain a power that has been deprived to us for millennia, a power that will give us dominion over humans. Once we have that power, we’ll take this city from the humans. No longer will we live in sewers and abandoned buildings, but in the humans’ homes. Soon the humans won’t be hunting us, but serving us, as our slaves and as our food.”



Born and raised in Everett, Massachusetts (just outside of Boston), Scott M. Baker has spent the last twenty-two years living in northern Virginia. He has authored several short stories, including “Dead Water”, “Rednecks Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things”, “Cruise of the Living Dead”, “Deck the Malls with Bowels of Holly” (an alcoholic mall Santa battles zombie reindeer), and “Denizens.” His two latest short stories – “The Last Flight of The Bismarck,” about steampunk zombies, and “The Hunger,” a tale of cannibalism during a zombie outbreak – will both be released later this year in anthologies being published by Knighwatch Press.

Scott’s first zombie novel, Rotter World, which details the struggle between humans and vampires during a zombie apocalypse, was released by Permuted Press in April 2012. He has also authored The Vampire Hunters trilogy, which has been published by Pill Hill Press and received excellent reviews from Famous Monsters of Filmland and Fangoria, among others. Scott has finished his fifth novel, Yeitso, a homage to the monster movies of the 1950s set in northern New Mexico, which is currently with a publisher, and is wrapping up his sixth novel, Hell Gates, the first in a series of young adult novels set in a world in which the realms of Hell and earth have merged.

When he is not busy writing, Scott can either be found relaxing on his back deck with a cup of iced coffee, or doting on the four house rabbits that live with him.

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My Review:

A vampire master who didn't die, vampire hunters who won't give up and the power of an ancient vampire bible known as The Book of the Undead, are just part of Vampyrnomicon, the second book in The Vampire Hunters series by Scott M. Baker.  With well developed characters, lots of action and plenty of blood and gore, this makes a good addition to the series.  With a lot of the action taking place in Washington D.C., and some new secondary characters, Mr. Baker once again drew me into his world filled with vampires and the humans destined to hunt them down.

Starting roughly one week after the end of the events which took place in The Vampire Hunters, the first book in this series, we again jump straight into action with the hunters team, now made up of Drake Matthews, Alison Monroe and their newest full time member, Jim Delmarco, the young genius hired to create weapons.  While they were successful in executing one vampire master, Ion Zielenska, they were unsuccessful in executing Antoinette "Toni" Varella, the master who got away.  Knowing she will work at rebuilding her nest as soon as possible, Drake, Alison and Jim find their way into the underground sewers determined to destroy the nest once and for all.  They weren't counting on Toni meeting up with another master or on her discovery of the location of "The Book of the Undead" - a vampire bible of sorts which would supposedly enable her to build a vampire nation on earth.  

Antoinette "Toni" Varella barely got away from the vampire hunters alive.  Determined to exact revenge and build up another nest, Toni finds a new ally in Chiang Shih, another female vampire, with her own nest.  Discovering "The Book of the Undead" does in fact exist, puts Toni and her new allies in a race to uncover it's location.  Rumored to be a part of the private collection of Antonio Ferrar, Toni soon realizes the answer to all she desires is located in the Smithsonian.  They just need to get to it before the vampire hunters can figure out what's going on.

Once again, Mr. Baker gives us insight into the viewpoints of both the hunters and the vampires.  We get to experience their emotions, their desires and the actions as they take place.  In this installment we get to learn about a master who may, or may not, be more successful than the ones the hunters have run across before.  We also get to watch Alison Monroe, secretly in love with her boss Drake, deal with a new woman who may or may not be a part of Drakes life in the future.  Refusing to give spoilers that's all I'll say about that situation.

Will Drake, Alison and Jim be able to locate "The Book of the Undead" before Toni and Chiang Shih?  And will they be able to deal with the new vampires Toni and Chiang have created?  You'll have to read Vampyrnomicon to find out.  I enjoyed this addition to the series and can't wait to read what happens next.

My Rating:  4 out of 5 Stars

FTC Disclosure:  I was provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.  



  1. Thanks for sharing the excerpt. Your review has me interested in this, thanks!


    1. Liz, I hope you enjoy the book. Please let me know what you think of it.

  2. Thank you for hosting me today and for the great review.