Catching Captain Nash

Captain Robert Nash was presumed dead for the last five years but he was back home and wanted his life back. He will come home and find his wife was about to be engaged to another man. Robert will put an end to that engagement but will wonder if he will be able to make Morwenna happy as they had been.

Morwenna Nash had grieved for five years for the husband that she had lost. Finally she has accepted a marriage proposal even though she did not love the gentleman. She will be stunned when her husband comes back from the grave. She hopes that she will be able to help him back into society and reclaim the love they had.

Catching Captain Nash is the six story to the series Dashing Widows by Anna Campbell. I actually enjoyed this book. The last couple stories have been good but not as good as the original trilogy. I was hesitant to read this one as the reviews were not great. There was not a lot going on with the story, it was primarily about a couple renewing the love that they had lost.

Now I will say that I think to do this story justice it could have been longer. With the story being so short the sex scenes were strange to me. I would not think that after five years of absence Morwenna would sleep with her husband the same night he came back, she would have been in shock. Though saying that I did like the relationship between them. I was cheering for Robert and Morwenna. I thought the scene with his daughter was sweet and I really enjoyed the epilogue. It was full of happiness and fluff but I would not have it any other way.

Anna has written another story in the series which features the man Morwenna jilted. This one will be a full length novel. I have a feeling I will be reading this story in the near future.

Vampires in America Vol 2

Vampires in America, The Vignettes Vol 2 is a collection of stories from the series. D.B Reynolds had written Vol 1 several years ago which were very enjoyable. Vol 2 was also very enjoyable and most of them were very steamy. I liked some stories more than others. Most of the stories were very short. There were a couple that were a little longer but again very short.

Cyn and Raphael’s stories are of course some of my favorites. Then there was one with Jared, who is Raphael’s lieutenant, which was very sweet. The one that I was looking forward to was Luci and Juro’s story. The story was a short story at the beginning of their relationship.

I am now waiting for the next installment of the series which will be Quinn.

Relentless

Raphael has decided it was time to bring the fight to the Europeans. He needed to send a message especially after the most recent attempt to harm his vampires and his Cyn. He will travel to Paris and bring the fight to Laurent who had taken over after Mathilda.

Relentless is a novella, number 11.5, of the series Vampires in America by D. B. Reynolds. I really loved this novella though maybe not as much as the others. The beginning certainly pulled me in with the shooting. There were several parts in the middle that were a little slow for me but the fight scenes were good. It is always amazing how much power Raphael truly has. What I loved was the interplay between Raphael and Cyn which is always something I love to read.

So part of the book was introducing Quinn who will be the next Lord of Ireland, which will be the next book that is coming out this year. I am interested in learning more about Quinn in his book. Though what intrigued me greatly was the woman he had followed at the end of the story. I am sensing that she will be like Buffy the vampire slayer, but time will tell.

I am reading Vampires in America: The Vignettes Vol 2 next.

Lucifer

Sophia will enlist the help of her fellow lords to help find her mate, Colin. She had been betrayed by one of her own and needed help. She will entrust the help of Eleanor her trusted bodyguard and Lucifer who was recommended by Aden.

Eleanor and Lucifer will be thrust together to find Sophia’s mate, Colin. The task will be difficult as no one knows who was the vampire that betrayed Sophia. Eleanor and Lucifer will investigate and as they spend time together they will find that the love they shared years ago had not changed.

Lucifer is the eleventh book to the Vampires in America series by D.B. Reynolds. I really loved this book and it was gripping especially with Colin being taken by those he had trusted. I was hoping that Colin would not be killed which would break Sophia’s heart, it was breaking her heart with every photo she had received of Colin’s torture. I appreciated that Sophia’s part was limited and it was more focused on Eleanor and Lucifer who were searching for Colin.

Eleanor and Lucifer were interesting. Their relationship was lustful and quickly turned to love when Eleanor had still been human. Their relationship ended when Eleanor was turned. She had thought that Lucifer would no longer want her. I thought Eleanor could have tried and gone back but in the end it had not matter because they had found each other again. I liked them together, they were each strong in their abilities as vampires, Lucifer’s stronger of course but Eleanor was no slouch.

I think the epilogue was really well written especially the words that Raphael had said to the council, which ended the story.

I am reading Relentless next.

Compelled

CompelledWhen Raphael was released from Mathilda’s magical cuffs, Cyn made a promise to Nick that she would help find them. Cyn will be confused about Nick as everything she knew about him had been a lie, but a promise was a promise. Cyn, Raphael and Nick will search together to find the magical cuffs which will lead them to a dangerous collector.

Compelled is a novella, number 10.5, to the series Vampires in America by D.B Reynolds. This one took a turn and was focused more on magic with Nick as a sorcerer, which was interesting. I liked this one, did not love it, but certainly liked it.

I suppose I am biased because I don’t want someone coming in between Cyn and Raphael. Nick was very flirty with Cyn and I was happy that she was in no way reciprocating those flirts. Cyn’s heart belongs to Raphael. I was happy to read that he really did not want to get back with Cyn since they were really never together but he was lonely. Nick’s character does get better towards the end of the novella. He is still sarcastic but he is changed as he was determined to change.  I will admit the story with his warriors was interesting, this also brings in four more stories that D.B. Reynolds will be writing. There are two of those stories already written for two of the warriors. I do hope that Nick will find his own person to love especially if he has been alone for thousands of years and I would like to know more about Nick and his powers. Also the war between sorcerers and vampires.

The collector was the dangerous element of the book. He was a interesting bad guy but it was a very short scene as it was a novella. What irked me was that Cyn has not learned to go into the dangerous places. She had caution a couple books ago but in this novella she was back to being reckless with no back up.

I am reading Lucifer next.

Christian

Christian Duvall was determined to be the Lord of the South. All he needed to do was defeat any challengers as Anthony, the present lord, was stepping down. Although, Christian will find that Anthony will be a lot of trouble especially with the woman Christian wanted.

Natalie Vivant Gaudet was a forensic accountant who was working for Anthony but only because he had blackmailed her. She will be working at the office when Christian walks into the office. Natalie will instantly want Christian and she will do what she can to protect him.

Christian is the tenth book to the series Vampires in America by D.B. Reynolds. I really loved this book. I wasn’t sure how I would like Christian since his sire was Mathilda who was very evil. Christian for me was a character I could easily like. He was a warrior and had good intentions with wanting to be the Lord of the South. He was also very strong, much stronger than any other vampire had known. This helped with the fight scenes which were in the book and the challenges, and those fight scenes were intense. Natalie was a smart woman being a forensic account, which I loved. I thought that in the beginning she was a little too much with the desire for Christian but I of course wanted them together. I did like that she was a woman who could handle herself. She was by no means like Cyn but she could handle some of the bad things that had come her way.

Anthony was a very devious lord. I disliked him right away as he tried to cheat and used his vampire powers to do that. I was horrified that he wanted Natalie and would use his mind control to make her want him. Luckily Christian was a strong enough vampire to stop Anthony before Natalie’s fate was sealed.

I am reading Compelled next.

Deception

DeceptionRaphael and Cyn must face a dangerous situation when someone from Raphael’s past kidnaps him while he is in Hawaii. An enemy from Europe has descended and wants Raphael’s territory.

Deception is the ninth book to the series Vampires in Americas by D. B. Reynolds. I really loved this book. It was intense with Raphael’s kidnapping and how Cyn and the team find a way to save him.

Cyn’s character is once again a bad ass. With every book she is getting more and more blood thirsty. I don’t want her to appear so invincible but I do love the kick ass attitude. She is a woman who would do whatever she needed to protect her mate. I loved that Raphael and Cyn have a connection as that helps them talk to each other in their dreams, which was helpful.

The villain, Mathilda was pretty viscous but really only in the cunning way. She was a woman who liked to get her way and when she didn’t get her way she had a temper tantrum. Mathilda’s way of capturing Raphael was underhanded as she using a lot of vampires and magic. The magic aspect was interesting which it sounds like there will be more with Nick’s character. I had liked Nick in the first book because he was just a guy but I don’t want him causing problems. I just really hope that a love triangle doesn’t happen with Cyn, Raphael and Nick. It is not needed.

I am reading Christian next.

Vincent

VincentVincent Kuxim was the lieutenant of the Lord of Mexico. Everyone knew that he would be the next Lord of Mexico but Vincent was biding his time. Then he will have a bounty hunter come to his home and ask for his help. Vincent will help because it was a favor to Raphael. On their journey Vincent will quickly discover things that make him want to over throw his sire the Lord of Mexico.

Lana Arnold was hired to find a vampire and she needed the help of Vincent. Together they travel around Mexico to find the vampire but they will come to an obstacle when Vincent is taken. That will lead to them to some disturbing facts about the Lord of Mexico.

Vincent is the eighth book to the series Vampires in America by D.B. Reynolds. I really loved the book. Vincent and Lana actually reminded me of Cyn and Raphael. Although, Vincent was a little more free with the smiles towards Lana as he liked to tease her a lot. Vincent’s character was intriguing. He was carefree and loved women but he had a blood thirsty attitude when he needed to protect those who were being mistreated. Lana misunderstood him but she learns differently. Lana’s character was a bounty hunter which was cool. She was very good at her job. I also liked that she fought the attraction with Vincent. She of course givens in but it does take some time.

The mystery behind the European vampire is still a mystery but it is intriguing and I want to know more. Enrique, Lord of Mexico was basically an ass. He thought he was all powerful, which he was though he underestimated Vincent’s power. The fight scene was well done and I liked the little twist at the end. I thought the scenes with the mistreated vampires had me cheering for Vincent as he protected those who could not.

I am reading Deception next.

Unforgiven

Cyn and Raphael have faced many dangers together but now there will be one coming to them, a spy. This spy will have one goal in mind which is to take Raphael’s sister to his master.

Unforgiven is a novella, number 7.5 in the series Vampires in America by D. B. Reynolds.  I have taken such a hiatus from this series. I wanted the series to grow so I had several to read in a row. So back to the story which I loved. This was a great story to get back into the series because it featured my favorite couple, Cyn and Raphael.

This novella is just a taste of the troubles that are yet to come in the eighth book, which I can’t wait to read. This novella held a lot of substance in a short story. Cyn and Raphael were amazing as usual. I loved how easily the Raphael’s men read the spy and how confident the spy thought himself to be. It was humorous. Then there was Alexandra. She was a character that I never really liked especially after her betrayal in the previous books. She certainly was portrayed well with the spoiled princess routine, though you don’t have to worry about her for long.

The mystery behind the new master who is coming after Raphael is intriguing and I can’t wait to know more.

I am reading Vincent next.

Swept Away

Christobel Smyth had grown up in a certain life style but after her father died they were not as well off as they had been. Christobel was still a lady but she was not looking for a suitor. Thanks to her sister that was what she was going to get when she attends a house party.

John Leyden had not wanted to go to the house party because then he would see Christobel. He had wanted her since he first had seen her but he was not in her class. He always felt out of place but with the house party he will see that he and Christobel could have a chance.

Swept Away is a novella by Kristina Cook. It has been a while since I read anything by Kristina Cook and I have to say that I liked the book but for me I did have a little problem with Christobel. Her character was a little annoying in the beginning as she was acting like she was better than John. What helped was she really did not mean anything by it. She acted first then thought about what she should have done. Once I got into the novella I got to see that she was kind and thoughtful. John’s character was not one to express his thoughts well. I wanted to shake him and just shout at him to talk to her, instead of just giving her an expression of annoyance. He does warm up but it takes a little time.

With this being a novella, a lot of things are happening quickly. I thought this would have been a good story to be a novel. I wanted more background with both of the characters which would give them more depth.

Overall Swept Away was a good story to read.