Vampire Witch Trilogy

Vampire Witch (Book One)

Romance - Paranormal
378 Pages
Reviewed on 06/20/2023
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    Book Review

Reviewed by Miche Arendse for Readers' Favorite

Vampire Witch, Book One of the Vampire Witch Trilogy by Eileen Sheehan is set in a world devastated by nuclear war where resources are scarce but monsters are aplenty. Casey Merker is trying to get by just like anybody else when a strange man appears, searching for her. The weirdest part is that he claims her mother sent him, the mother she presumed was dead. If only Casey knew that this wasn't the weirdest thing in store for her.

Vampire Witch by Eileen Sheehan is a stunning example of how a vampire novel should be done, and I hung onto every page. The storyline and concepts are original, ensuring you’re always left surprised at one thing or another. Sheehan has such a way with words; she seamlessly adds the right amount of information into any given scenario, thus allowing the story to flow without awkward breaks. By this, I mean it often happens that while trying to explain certain concepts within the story’s world, the reader becomes disconnected from the actual scene in the book. This was never a problem; I was constantly immersed in the story and the characters, resulting in binge-reading. The drama and complexities left nothing to be desired, and by the end of the story, I was at the edge of my seat. Vampire Witch had me in a chokehold, and I cannot wait to check out the next book in the series.

Stephanie Chapman

Eileen Sheehan’s Vampire Witch Trilogy: Vampire Witch (Book One) is set fifty years after a nuclear war created mutants and the New World Order became tyrannical. After Casey’s mother died in an ambush, her grandparents took her to a safe house. Fifteen years had passed since that day and Casey encountered Geo, who told her he had a letter for her from her mother. Casey learned that her mother Sybil was still alive and that her grandparents were aware the entire time. She packed a backpack and found Geo waiting for her. Together, they traveled by night to avoid detection. Geo and Casey became infatuated with each other. However, Casey learned that Geo did not tell her that her mother had been transformed into a vampire mutant and that she had arranged for Casey to marry the vampire Prince Vogel. Casey realized she may have made the worst mistake of her life.

Eileen Sheehan’s vivid depiction of a post-apocalyptic world illustrates how dire situations can become. Casey’s recollection of her mother dying by gunfire was horrifying. Casey’s initial mistrust of Geo was relatable. If some smelly, dirty man approached me it could be alarming. Sybil’s reaction to Casey was strange. Since she was a mutated vampire, I doubted she mothered Casey. The supporting characters were well-developed and their importance builds throughout the story. It shocked me to learn that Geo was more than just a messenger. The unpredictable plot took several twists and kept me hooked until the end. I look forward to reading more in the sequel. I recommend Vampire Witch Trilogy to readers who like dystopian stories with vampires, mutants, and rebel survival.

Asher Syed

Casey is a young woman of two worlds in the erotic paranormal dystopian book Vampire Witch by Eileen Sheehan. For most of her life, Casey believed that her mother Sybil was dead until a stranger named Geo tells her that not only is her mother alive, she holds a powerful position in the underground. She is a vampire mutant and when Casey comes face to face with her, it is clear that Casey is a puppet in a dangerous game. Casey has bonded on a physical and emotional level with Geo but her virginity is restored in preparation for a forced marriage to Prince Vogel, who violently rapes her before an audience on their wedding night. In a den of vampires, Casey learns about who Geo truly is, what happened to her mother, other family members, the history of vampires and humanoids settling on Earth, and the wars that ensued and continue. A vampire named Luthias also becomes a love interest to Casey, who becomes embroiled further when she is taken to a humanoid witch named Gwendolyn who mentors Casey in magic and brings out the power she had her. Casey needs this as the tables turn and Casey starts to become the one who will be doing the saving.

Vampire Witch by Eileen Sheehan is the start of the author's new paranormal Vampire Witch Trilogy. Casey is the point-of-view character who has the darkness of the Earth on her shoulders and does a remarkably impressive job in handling everything that happens in a short period of time. Vampire Witch has the standard love triangle but with a status quo averting the fourth piece due to Luthias having eyes for someone else too. Casey is a malleable female lead who I found is too easy to forgive the totally unforgivable, especially with Geo who I suspect will be irredeemable to most paranormal erotica readers even if Casey doesn't see it that way. Gwendolyn is the best character in the book and worthy of her own series spin-off. She brings the light and power of a true femme leader with a dash of fae consanguinity and a heavy dose of pure awesomeness. The writing would benefit from a substantive scrub and polish but, all things considered, while Sheehan does not reinvent the wheel for Vampire Witch she does craft a provocative world worth further exploration. Recommended.

Ammaarah Seboa

What happens when you are caught between two brothers amidst a potential vampire war in the battle of love? That’s the reality for Casey Merker when she stumbles upon Geo in Vampire Witch by Eileen Sheehan. Their meeting was not a coincidence, seeing as Geo was tasked with searching for Queen Sybil’s daughter. This meeting was the catalyst that threw sweet Casey into a world of mystery, magic, and the paranormal. Toss Luthias and Charles into the mix and we’ll see just how much trouble Casey is about to find herself in.

Vampire Witch by Eileen Sheehan is set in dystopian times which resulted from a nuclear war, and our heroine Casey is at the center of it. The selling point for me was its likeness to The Vampire Diaries and The Southern Vampire Mysteries (True Blood). Sheehan definitely loves surprising readers with many twists and turns throughout the story. While I do appreciate the time taken for the novel’s world-building and mythology, it made reading this book quite lengthy. Vampire Witch is told from Casey’s point of view, and many times I found myself rolling my eyes at her actions. This showed her character’s immaturity but also her willingness to learn from her mistakes. I think that’s what makes her character so likable. Sheehan also threw in the love triangle trope by putting Casey in between two brothers! This book serves as a homage to my teenage years and The Vampire Diaries’ obsession. I am looking forward to the next installment of this trilogy!

Jamie Michele

Vampire Witch by Eileen Sheehan takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where protagonist Casey's search for her mother leads her to an underground society, sparking feelings of anger and betrayal. With Geo, a mysterious companion, she faces perilous obstacles, reaching her mother's hidden kingdom. Sybil's shocking revelation as a mutant vampire, fueled by a serum suppressing her thirst for human blood, plunges Casey into inner turmoil. Locked away, Casey finds solace in Geo's secret support. It cannot save her from a forced marriage to Prince Vogel, or the revelations that rain down in arguments she is not meant to hear, a web of deception, and hidden agendas. Casey must navigate conflicting emotions, unravel family secrets, and discover the hidden world of Verso. Her choices will determine not only her fate but also the future of those she holds dear, and those she holds within.

Eileen Sheehan moves full steam ahead with the supernatural erotic novel Vampire Witch, the first book of the Vampire Witch Trilogy. Casey is a very likable character even when her naivety is somewhat frustrating in the beginning. These traits are clearly intentional and relevant to the character arc Sheehan builds for her. There is a lot of sizzle in the prose, although readers should be aware of the onslaught of trigger warnings and expect the wildly unexpected. The writing itself is simple and this keeps the pace moving. I was impressed with the landscape of Verso and Sheehan is good with the world-building. There aren't a lot of vampire novels that take place after an apocalypse that produces mutants, so to see a book that shifts the usual zombie fare of the genre into something different is an interesting take. Overall, this is a novel that I think those with a blood-thirst higher than the usual threshold will appreciate, and I'm curious to see where the trilogy leads.