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Rise of the Fallen (All the King's Men) - Donya Lynne Derivative: (adj) not original, (n)something derived

1)BDB style damaged alpha male vampires who talk about their damn feelings to anyone who stands still long enough (I know a couple of men - mostly they don't even admit they have feelings, I suspect they'd cut their own tongues out before they talked to another man about them)

2)Twilightesque venom that can turn people into vampires if it doesn't kill them first

3)vampire/human hybrids called day walkers a la Blade

The way this one was going I kept expecting Buffy to show up. On the upside, the writing is reasonable and the pacing is good. Not quite a dnf but there wasn't enough original anything in it to make me consider looking for book 2.