|Reviews for august august|
| BatmanFan92 chapter 1 . 7/27/2013
I am so happy that I read this story, since it's definitely better than most vampire fiction that gets published nowadays in my opinion. I almost had the feeling that I was reading one of Anne Rice's books, but I say that in the most appreciative way possible. I enjoyed the love story between these two, and I definitely found it more credible than, shall we say, other vampire tales. Even though it did unfold rather quickly, there was just enough interaction there to make it believable.
I did expect Sam's connection to Tesla to distract me, but it ultimately didn't. After all, Sam was such a well-written character that it was pretty easy to forget about his relation to his famous uncle. I loved Jack as well, particularly the twist in Dracula's story that involves him and Constantin. It was an interesting, refreshing spin on a classic.
Yes, there were times when the dialogue was slightly off, but most of that was at a point when Sam was under the influence, so I'll take that with a grain of salt. Otherwise, extremely well-written in that respect.
The use of setting and imagery was really nice, particularly in that last paragraph. That made me smile.
This is one of the best vampire stories I've read in a while, I'm so glad to have come across this!
| R. Ficst chapter 1 . 5/12/2013
Pretty cute : )
| Guest chapter 1 . 1/25/2013
| Yellow Cotton Hat chapter 1 . 1/11/2013
This is wonderful! I love the story and the way you wrote it, not to mention the Tesla reference.
| Afan chapter 1 . 12/1/2012
Truly delightful, what an enjoyable read.
| allsold chapter 1 . 12/26/2011
the story and your characters were all awesome (even the psycho ex)
| NormaJean Beausoleil chapter 1 . 8/16/2011
wonderful story. i especially like the way you ended it. brilliant. thanks for sharing!
| i-wish-i-had-wings chapter 1 . 8/2/2011
i liked this story, it was well-written and the plot was good. i can't help but feel sorry for sam though, going from being a vegetarian to a blood-drinking vampire xD also, i wish that constantin had lived p
| Rhoddrin chapter 1 . 2/11/2011
I quite liked this story, it was quite refreshing yet still like a warm blanket (a post fairy tale feeling, though I felt that the end was kinda rushed and a bit cramped. I enjoyed the slightly quirky humor too, bodering on the black side of it.
| Gaweldr chapter 1 . 2/6/2011
Haw haw, it was really a good story and well-written. I enjoy it :)
| HelloBilby chapter 1 . 1/15/2011
aw. i love the ending. its so sweet.
when i first started reading this, my first reaction was, 'this is a lot like Dracula', then you accually brought him into the story, and im like 'this is brilliant!'
| Jaded Devil chapter 1 . 11/19/2010
Aw, I really enjoyed reading this story! Dracula's story made me sad :( as well as Constantin's death, but I'm glad that Sam and Jack end up together. I also really like the ending, it's a nice touch. :)
| fruitystars chapter 1 . 11/16/2010
This is a lovely tale you've written here!
Now, I only have two gripes with it to speak of...
The first concerns the fact that you decided to allocate Sam's last name to Tesla. This for me, detracts a bit from the -fantasy- of the piece as it makes references to the real life Nikola Tesla, though that's just my own feeling towards it. Admittedly this made me a little unsure at first, and my worries were later diminished. It actually shouldn't matter that much...
The second is how the language/dialogue is a little bit inconsistent at times... which ultimately leads me to the assumption that you aren't British. Though I'm Australian-raised myself, so that concludes me to say that I don't think I'm actually eligible to really elaborate on that.
Both are just minor pet peeves (I couldn't do any better) but otherwise, the story is drenched in awesome. I loved the characters, especially Jack, the lush imagery and well, pretty much everything else. Suffice to say that the story does actually improve upon embarking from the start to finish.
Personally, I adore the last paragraph.
I am usually doubtful about the majority of vampire lit. (read: Smeyer), but the steampunk touches convinced me to read on. And I must say, I was not disappointed! This is probably the longest review I've written (among the few I've ever written) on this site, so I must be boring you to death right now with my terribly sloppy comments. To finish off:
Great going! Really enjoyed reading it and hope to see more stuff like this from you soon!
| Blue GhostGhost chapter 1 . 7/1/2010
I really love this story and keep finding myself coming back to it. I am thrilled that it ends in San Francisco, since I am so deeply in love with the city myself. "His lips were nestled into my neck, murmuring foreign prayers into my still-aching jawbone." Perfect.
| Aime Atem chapter 1 . 10/28/2009
Way cool. Everything about this is awesome, from the title to the premise to the self-sacrificing manservant. Go you!