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Liquid Crimson (Neo's Realm #1)

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Book one in the Neo's Realm Series

Neo Manos, son of Zeus, was to become King of the Realm, governing the Blessed Creatures that roamed the earth. Everything changed when Neo was kidnapped and tortured for over four hundred years at the hands of a vampire. After being turned into one of the monsters he’d come to despise, Neo refused to take his rightful place as king. How c
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Published (first published November 1st 2010)
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Honey
Jan 23, 2011 Honey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Natsroshan
Carol, bravo.
From the first pages I knew it was a winner. Neo, the vampire who self-flagellate himself and Michael his salvation. And a plethora of intriguing secondary characters ...
The plot is well paced, the story fascinating, captivating. It was impossible for me to stop reading, but when I got to the end I had no choice! (lol)
I spent the whole day checking my watch. Now that I'm at home and finally bought and loaded the sequel in my Ereader... Yesss. Never the time zone difference had so mu
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Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
Liquid Crimson was a good book. I like this new world Carol Lynne’s created. It was very interesting, reminding me a little of Draco being created specifically for Michael in Storming Hell’s Gate, but I liked the addition of wolf shifters, cat shifters, vampires, and Gods. I was a little disappointed how Rafi was talked about at the beginning of the book but then nothing was said of him after he made the threats to Michael. Maybe there will be more about him in the next book? *shrugs* I just fee ...more
Betryal
Sep 08, 2010 Betryal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is: Intoxicating, extraordinary and eternally blew me away.

I'm ready for more of these from Carol.
Serena Yates
Sep 08, 2010 Serena Yates rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay, vampires
This new fantasy world Carol created for the Neo's Realm series is a fascinating one. Uniting the 'old world' of Greek gods and the newer world containing vampires, fae, and shifters provides a rich backdrop to the unfolding story of Neo's and Michael's lives.

Neo starts out as a selfish, dominating bastard. One who has been tortured and had a difficult life, granted, but I still had a very hard time liking him. As Michael puts it somewhere near the end: shit happens and you're not the only one w
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Sarah
Sep 26, 2010 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story of Neo and Michael was brilliant. This new fantasy world Carol Lynne has created is as interesting and intriguing as all her others. The support characters are all brought to live with great detail and I can't wait to read their stories in particular Gunnar Neo's head of security and Kern Haig and Audric. Neo is a tortured soul who was turned into a vampire against his will and despises himself. The story begins with Neo meeting his mate and with the help of Michael coming to accept wh ...more
Janean
QGB Q2 Challenge read recommended by AJ. Awesome beginning of a series. It has a little of everything and I am interested in learning more about the secondary characters and about Neo's Realm! Neo is the perfect brooding hero, Michael a perfect compliment to tame him. Though their bond is machinated by the powers that be, it was not all hearts and flowers. A great read.
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
Jan 05, 2011 Bubbles Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Bubbles Hunty by: Natsroshan
This book started off really great but then the MC did stuff i hated and he kept getting worse but I kept reading and I am really happy i did. I really enjoyed the story overall even if i never really warmed up to the main characters, i enjoyed the secondary characters and look forward to the next books (after I check with Carol and make sure they are safe)
Karen K
Another great series by Carol. I love Neo and Michael and the whole premise of this series. Passion, angst, love great writing and great secondary characters make this a total winner.
Cherie Noel
Nov 27, 2010 Cherie Noel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another keeper by Carol Lynne. She once again managed to both satisfy me and leave me wanting more, more, more!!
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Four hundred years of torture would turn even the kindest heart cruel. The only thing that helped him survive was liquid crimson ... until Michael showed up.

From the beginning the author did a great job of showing Neo’s inner turmoil. He seemed like a compassionate man at heart, but could not or would not show that to those around him. I was happy to see that Michael helped bring out the man that I knew was inside. The character development was really remarkable all the way through the very end
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Meg Kinch
This read was just a good read for me. It wasn't great, but it wasn't awful either. I didn't particularly care for the way Neo reacted when Michael gave Gunnar a hug, when all along Neo had been having sex with Rafi in the bedroom next to his supposed mate. My interpretation of mate is one that should be that one person or persons above all else, whether there are two mates or three. The fact that Neo slept with Rafi at all made it seem to me that Michael wasn't his mate, whether or not Michael ...more
Traci
Oct 21, 2013 Traci rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars Great series by Carol Lynne. If you like her "The City" series, you will love Neo's Realm. It has werepanthers, vampires, Fae's, Gods and DemiGods. The first one is about Neo and Michael. Michael has been created by the Gods or especially Zeus, Neo's father for forgiveness because his father did not rescue Neo sooner when he was previously captured by a psycho group of vampires. He was turned and so was not able to go into the light and he loved the day. He lived on a vineyard and beca ...more
Lioness7
I have had this book for a long time and just kept putting off reading it because I was getting tired of vampires. It fit with a challenge and I decided to give it a try. I was happily surprised and can’t wait to read the rest in the series. Yes, the vampires are similar to others. This isn’t what makes the book good. It is the interactions amongst the characters. I thoroughly enjoyed reading how everyone got along. Right now I can’t wait to see what happens to the rest of the people. I so hope ...more
Karel
Oct 29, 2012 Karel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nomance
One of those books that should never have been published, and hopefully the author's gotten better at writing since.

Threadbare plot, and it makes those old Mills and Boons books I used to read look like Tolkien in comparison. It's sappy, angsty, annoying, and the worse part is that the author took what could have been decent in a long story, stripped out all the flesh, and gave us a bare bones story. This reads like a summary of a book, not an actual book. Which is just as well, because I don't
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Janie
Oct 22, 2013 Janie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very different take on vampires, gods, werecats and werewolves. I truly liked it. I wasn't sure I was going to like Neo after the way the beginning of the story started out, but I really do like him with Michael and think they are so loving together. I'm very concerned for Gunnar and can't wait to find out what happens to him now. I'm anxious to read the rest of the series, but hate ménage books and that's what book 2 is. So I guess we'll see where the story goes now.
V
Oct 07, 2011 V rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At the beginning of the story I really wanted to slap Neo so many times and at one stage, I want Michael to kicked him hard where it would hurt him the most.
Even though I didn't like Neo at all and I wished he was out of the picture, he Redeemed himself for his awful behavior.(I like him at the end)
Great story, great Sex scenes(as always with this Author)very enjoyable. Looking forward for the next book:)
Ale Rivero
Esta primera entrega me ha dejado un poco fría, es probable que sea porque no estoy acostumbrada al lado paranormal de las letras de Carol Lynne, y los personajes no me llegaron del todo. Sin embargo, el tema que plantea la autora es bastante interesante y deja algunas dudas que es inevitable querer saber qué pasará después. Recomendable
CB
Aug 17, 2014 CB rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy Carol Lynne books and this series was no exception. There are 4 books currently and I recommend all 4 of them. Sexy paranormals and intriguing stories make for some very entertaining reading! I could just with they were longer - there is definitely enough story to fill many more pages!!

Liquid Crimson #1
Blood Trinity #2
Crimson Moon #3
Royal Blood #4
Meggie
Apr 10, 2011 Meggie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like this story. The plot focused to much around who loves whom and who has fallen in love with whom. It felt shallow and emotions were not true. It was strange story. But then I don't like to read threesome books, because it's hard to love one person in life and to share your live with two equally doesn't seems right for me.
Ana
Jul 25, 2013 Ana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Byron
Aug 12, 2011 Byron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok up front I've got to say I'm a HUGE Carol Lynne fan... I love her stories... and KNOW that I can't do unbiased reviews.. SOOO in lieu of that I'm just going to say that this SERIES is of the standard that I would expect from her!
Dark Divas
Jun 28, 2011 Dark Divas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Delightful Divas. ...Liquid Crimson is a romance about two men who have been thrown together rather than finding each other and building a relationship based on mutual attraction. To read this review in its entirety, please visit http://www.darkdivasreviews.com/?p=5425
Anna
Jul 12, 2014 Anna rated it really liked it
4 stars! I will read the other 3 books. ...more
Vikki
Nov 12, 2010 Vikki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant start to what i hope will be a long series of books...I loved this.
Yaris12
Aug 01, 2012 Yaris12 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
love this books is so romantic and sexy
Alyosha
The paranormal gay romance that read like an old regency het bodice ripper.


- an entertaining guilty pleasure.
Jora
Nov 30, 2011 Jora rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written, but the emotions seem a little off, and events happen for no apparent reason, interesting events, but I was left wondering why.
Marsha Spence
Feb 01, 2011 Marsha Spence rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-para
LOVED this book! I loved the relationships between Neo and the other folks at the vineyard as well as with Michael, his mate. Good amount of tension between them and good outside tension as well.
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