Dark Surf

Dark Surf

Author: T.C. Zmak
Published: August 23, 2014
Pages: 422

Stars: 3 out of 5


SHARK! Few words have such heart-stopping power—particularly among surfers. When 23-year-old Jake Ryder sees his best friend, Cody, wash up on the beach after being viciously killed by a great white shark, he can’t let it go. Jake’s quest to find the last surfer to see Cody alive leads him to the Nomads, a shadowy tribe that prefers to hit the waves only after the sun sets.

Led by Tristan Pierce, the first of a new breed of vampires, the Nomads are at the center of a growing number of dead and missing surfers. Also on the bloody trail is Lani Marley, an undercover FBI agent who befriends Jake to infiltrate the Nomads but soon falls for Tristan…

Featuring one of the most imaginative twists in vampire mythology, DARK SURF is a gripping and unforgettable novel about friendship, betrayal, revenge, and the lethal power of love.


I have never been surfing but the way the author wrote the prolog, really draws the reader in with feelings of flying and being free. This story is an interesting twist on vampires, that being they are vampire sharks. Although the plot of the book is unique, it isn’t always very exciting. It seems like the book follows the predictable timeline most books follow: all the vampires are extremely attractive, they don’t mind hanging out with humans, vampire falls in love with human, vampire is rich, there is a group of good vampires who don’t hurt the innocent, this same group is trying to stop the bad vampires who hurt innocent people and kids, etc. etc. the only difference is this group of vampires can also turn into great white sharks and of course the ending… Oh the ending. In my mind, the ending saved the book! You are going to love the ending.

The author surprised me with the ending of this book. Most times they are to afraid to kill off there beloved characters. But that’s not the case with this book. I’m not going to give away the ending. But I am intrigued that the author left Tristan’s character unknown as well as hints about Cody… Very interesting….

Overall, it was an ok read. Not one of my favorites but I am left wondering what will happen next. So I will probably read the sequel.

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