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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Colleen Patrick thought she was just going to the market one autumn day in 1872, when everything she knew about herself – and the world around her – abruptly changed. Living the American dream, she had been happy with her young, Irish husband on their small farm in Kentucky. Little did she know the town’s exotic gypsy family is actually a family of Vampires with big plans ...more
Kindle Edition, 213 pages
Published September 20th 2011 by L. M. Smith
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Christoph Fischer
"Dhampiri" by L.M. Smith is a Vampire story I read purely on the strength of the author's other work. Currently a little maxed out on the paranormal I was pleasantly surprised to find a very "realistic" and relatable voice in the book. We experience with the narrator the moment of 1872 when she is being bitten and turned, we witness exactly the way she feels, what she can smell and all kinds of other sensations. The decriptions are so well done, it felt almost real to me.
The story however contin
Lynn Worton
I love stories about vampires, so downloaded this book. I really enjoyed it!

Colleen Patrick is a very likable character. She had immigrated to America with her husband, Ronin, from Ireland in 1870 and had settled in Lexington, Kentucky. In the autumn of 1872, her life takes a dramatic turn when she meets the Deussen's. Her life will never be the same again.

This is a book I have been wanting to read for a while. I have read other books by this author, so I was excited to begin this one.
I started
Wanda Hartzenberg
Dhampiri by L.M. Smith
I received this book free on an Amazon promotion.
The story, with Vampires and Valkyrie could easily have been a copy of so many others, instead the author managed to bring an aspect into the story not explored often and usually substituted for romantic love. In principle this is a story of a women loving children and being able and willing to do everything she can to raise them well. The fact that she is a Vampire made the irony of this delightful.
The story has several ti
L.M. Smith
May 31, 2012 L.M. Smith rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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Enjoyed this very much! - 5 STARS
"Dhampiri. What the heck does that mean? This was the question in the back of my mind before purchasing this novel, but after just having read, and very much enjoying The Citizens written by this same talented author, I purchased Dhampiri. I knew if I only enjoyed it half as much as I did The Citizens, then I got my money's worth. Not surprising to me, I enjoyed this book eve
I was gifted a copy of this book by the author. This is an amazing book! I fell in love with sparkles and Leeloo. Not your typical vampire story, but one you will love!!!
Heather Alexander
I was given this book in return for an honest review. The story spans from 1872 when Colleen is turned into a vampire against her will through 1992. She lives in a maginificent cave with the vampires that turned her and their community. Over the years, she has become a nanny to the Dhampir children of her maker's husband. The children are carried and delivered by humans, then the vampire father steals the baby and it stays with the community. Their was a long ago war over the cave, which initial ...more
I received this book in exchange for a honest review ~WaAr~

This book had tons of information in it. It was a great story and I loved the characters, especially Ancira and Colleen. It was a little slow it parts for my taste, but the characters and flow of the story kept it going.
The book starts will a woman named Colleen married to a man back in 1872. She goes into town to buy material for her husband and is taken by Vampires. She is turned into a Vampire and the story is about how she comes to
Brian Bigelow
Despite the fact I normally won't read vampire stories I gave this one a try. It wasn't bad. The storyline is pretty good and rather engaging. There are some different elements than the usual like the Valkyries which I thought was good.
Aneesa Price
A review of Dhampiri by L. M. Smith

As author of [[ASIN:B008N0GWVA Coffin Girls (Elegantly Undead: Book 1 of the Coffin Girls Witch Vampire Series)]] and a long-standing fan of fang-related reads, I religiously digested every book Anne Rice ever wrote. L.M. Smith's book reminded me a lot of Rice's because of the focus on the internal conflict the primary character faces due to her vampire status.

It was a nostalgic read for me and fans of the Lamenting vampire would enjoy it.

A review by Aneesa
I was given this book to read by the author and can honestly say that I could not put it down. The rivalry between the vampires and the valkyries was a ride and a half I loved the main characters Colleen , Pandora and the Deussen family they were believable which is rare in a lot of books on the whole it was an excellent read and I would say get it and read it you won't be disappointed I would like the author for the chance to read and review this brilliant book
I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review.

I found this to be an enthralling read. It show's another side to vampire's that some would think impossible to contemplate but the author makes this work to her advantage. It is full of turn's that you don't see coming til they happen. I hope that there will be a second book as would like to know what becomes of Ancira. A must read for any Vampire fan
Maxien Fisher
Not bad. It was a little slow but the story kept flowing which kept me reading. My only let down is the lack of action. It had some but they were short lived. I would love to read any follow up stories though. It would be great to read about Ancira as an adult.
A great read. I somehow got the feel this is a prequel to the books that star the little girl. Is it? I would love to see what happens. :)
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L. M. Smith is both an avid reader and writer. Her favorite authors include Kim Harrison and Richard Adams. She began writing stories and poetry as a child and has always been fascinated by mythology and the paranormal.

A self-proclaimed 'desert rat', she lives near Las Vegas, Nevada with the love of her life, their two dogs, and two cats. She is currently attending classes at the University of Pho
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