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.

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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.

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.

Aden

AdenAden will soon be taking the spot as the new Vampire Lord of the Midwest which means he will be getting rid of some of the old Lords dealings. Aden does not want any of the drugs that were sold by the old Lord to be in his territory. When he finds out there is slavery happening in his territory he will be furious and will do anything to stop it.

Sidonie Reid needed to stop the slavery which killed her friend. She will seek the new Vampire Lord of the Midwest to help stop this from happening to anyone else. She will find herself too close to danger as she keeps in on the investigation.

Aden is seventh book in the series Vampires in America by D B Reynolds. I really liked this book. It was a great addition to this series and now I can’t wait for more.

Aden is a vampire that has a past he would like to forget as he was sold into slavery and not only slavery but he was a sex slave. He was broken by it but became stronger. I liked that he will do anything to stop slavery from happening in his city and he is true to his word as that will be his quest. He will stop it as he is a very strong Vampire Lord but there will be a lot of bumps in the road that happens with stopping the slavery ring. Now Sidonie is another strong character as she has ambition and determination to find the bad guys who killed her friend. Being too brave though can get dangerous as she doesn’t realize the danger of the situation. Sidonie will learn about the danger when she will be considered a threat and the bad guys will be after her as well as Aden.

Now once again the interaction between Aden and Sidonie is explosive. They are like all the other mates in the book where the sex is mind blowing for this couple and all consuming where they will not get enough of each other. Reynolds can write these scenes very well.

Then there are the villains and thanks to the old vampire lord there are many out there that think the slavery business was the best thing they had. It gets a little dicey with the danger that will be following Aden around as he gets closer to stopping the slavery ring but there will be another danger that gets close to them as well. That was a little of a twist that I thought Reynolds did well in the book.

So the next book will be called Vincent which is out now and I can’t wait to read it though it will sadly not be right away. However, when I was buying some of Reynolds books I bought a novella on my kindle titled, Heart of the Wolf, which I will be reading next to continue more with Reynolds.

Betrayed and Hunted

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Raphael is one of the most powerful Vampire Lords out there and with one wrong move a war could breakout. Raphael will have to make choices about territorial lines and whether some allies will be strengthened or weakened but there will be an attempt on his life. They will have to find the traitor and stop him.

So I screwed up and read the sixth book first before Betrayed which means I know what has happened as Reynolds talks about the assassination attempt on Raphael. Now we know that it will take a lot to kill this vampire and hopeful the author will not want to kill off Raphael as he is one of the characters I love reading about. I thought that this novella added a good amount of detail considering it was a novella and it was a good intro to the sixth book and the problems that were going to occur.

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The Vampire Lord of the Midwest has fallen to his death and the new territory is up for grabs. Only the strongest vampire will be able to hold on to this territory. Aden will be wanting the job and by helping the Vampire Lords he will have a chance at the territory but first he will have to get rid of the competition and the one who wants vengeance against the Lords.

I am reading Hunted in the correct order this time. Once I finished Betrayed I started to read Hunted as it comes right after the sixth book. I liked this book as it gives us a good idea of who Aden is but I have a feeling there is much more to this vampire and I can’t wait to find out. So the act of revenge was pretty simple and it was a woman scorned, Magada who was an lawyer for Lucas. She has been angry as he assigned away from him and she wanted him to suffer. She will make the wrong move when Raphael’s mate will be in danger. It doesn’t go well for the lawyer.

So the next book I am reading of D B Reynolds is obviously the last book to the series which I own is Aden. I am excited to read his story to find out more about this man and because it is located in Chicago. I have been waiting for Chicago to be part of the series as I am an Illinois resident. Chicago was where I went a lot as a kid for museums and watching professional football, baseball, basketball and hockey live from the stadium. I am wondering what type of detail she will put in for this book to reference the city. I will find out soon as I am reading the seventh book next.

Lucas

LucasLucas Donlon, Vampire Lord of the Plains located in the Badlands of America, is at war with the Midwest Vampire Lord. Lucas is someone who enjoys life and can be charming but when trouble is coming to his borders he will do everything to stop the intruder.

Kathryn Hunter is Special Agent of the FBI and has gone off on her own to find her brother who went missing in the Badlands. Armed with her gun and knowledge Kathryn knows that she will have no help from the FBI but she will be surprised when help will come her way in the form of a Vampire Lord, Lucas.

Lucas is the sixth book to the series Vampires in America by D B Reynolds. Since starting this series I have found myself very impressed with the plots and characters that were detailed in these books. There is that instant sex appeal but also a lot of good action that has the characters having to find a way out of the trouble that is getting too close to them. So basically Lucas was really a fantastic book just like the others in the series.

Lucas I liked a lot as he was very charming and he had that personality that made you feel like he was your best friend but get on his bad side and he would do what needed to be done. Kathryn was a strong woman, all the woman in this series are strong in their own ways, and was determined to find her brother. I liked that she was not one to back down especially when facing Lucas who could be intimidating.

Like the others in the series Lucas and Kathryn will find themselves intensely attracted to each other and they will succumb to that attraction. It would be hard for these mates to resist each other and Reynolds writes those scenes between them very well. Now lets not forget about Daniel who will have a good ending which has Kathryn rejoicing to have found her brother.

There is an enemy that has been identified at the end of the book which was not a stretch to the imagination as Reynolds will let you know that she is one pissed off vampire. At the end of the book there will also be Aden who is mentioned right on the last page. This of course intrigued me and now I really want to know more about this Aden.

So I have the novellas Betrayed and Hunted on my kindle and as I was trying to re-read and read the first time these books in order then I screwed up because I didn’t read read Betrayed before the sixth book, Lucas. I have a feeling it will still be a very good read as Reynolds has not disappointed me with her books. Hunted is right after the sixth book so I will be reading that in the correct order and then it will be on to Aden which is the seventh book to the series and last one that I own, at least for now.

Vampires in America-The Vignettes Vol 1

The Vignettes Vol 1Vampires in America, The Vignettes Vol. 1 is a book that is filled with very short stories all about the vampires and their mates by D. B. Reynolds. There are nine vignettes and I was happy to say that a lot of them had Cyn and Raphael who are of course my favorite couple of the series and probably always will be.

These stories varied in the number of pages. A couple were only 2 pages long while the longest was around 20 pages which was the last story with Sarah and Raj’s wedding. So I loved all the stories as they followed closely to these great characters that Reynolds created and wow a lot of sex even in these short stories. It was pretty much sex for Cyn and Raphael as they can’t get enough of each other.

As far as my favorite of these stories I liked them all, especially Cyn and Raphael’s, but I will say that the last one which was titled The Wedding was probably my favorite. There was more to the story as it was 20 pages so there was more detail and more of a plot with a wedding and a kidnapping.

So I am excited as I have bought Lucas and Aden well the whole series a while ago. I was going to read these two books right away but with all the piles of books I had to read I figured these two could wait as I owned them. Well now I can start reading these two books like I wanted to a while ago. I also got the two novellas, Betrayed and Hunted which I will be reading as well. I don’t have the latest one which is Vincent though I will be of course buy it eventually. I am going to be immersing myself with Reynolds series which will have me reading Lucas next.