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Crimson Kiss (Crimson #1)

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  544 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Meghann "Maggie" O'Neal just wanted to be normal; to finish college and be a psychologist for abused wives and children. That was hard to accomplish being a vampire. Just going into college in 1944 as a young adult, she met Lord Simon Baldevar who entranced her into his bloodlust life. Lord Baldevar, Simon, then becoming her Master, took Meghann into his dark realms of lus ...more
Paperback, 444 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by Pinnacle Books
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Sammy, Recovering Monster Sex Addict
Bodice Ripper, Vampire Style!!!


Meghann was a sweet, innocent girl until she was swept off her feet by Simon Baldevar. She was a nurse with aspirations to become a doctor. She was sassy and full of life, oh and beautiful. So beautiful and spunky, that the seven hundred year old vamp in the room couldn't get enough of her. But this is Not a Love Story and there is No Happy Ever After!!

Simon Baldevar

Simon is not only an old vampire. He is powerful, evil, and feared by all other vams. And of

Wow, that was defintely intense. Really enjoyed it .

Vampires, set in the past, on the dark side, bloody and intense. The perfect book for this month and get you in the halloween mood, but definitely not for the faint hearted.

The story starts in the present when Meghan, a vampire psychologist who treats people involved in abusive relationships receives info that Simon Baldevar the ruthless vampire, her ex, who turned her a vampire, and with whom she had an intense, and abusive long term relation
I read the rave reviews about Trisha Baker's Crimson trilogy and I was intrigued but the price of the books held me off. No way was I paying that much for a set of books! Well, I broke down and finally got them and I must say, I am so glad I did! This book is FANTASTIC!!

It starts off with our heroine, Meghann O'Neill who is a psychologist who treats battered women, saying goodbye to the last living person who knew her as the mortal Maggie O'Neill. As she says goodbye to her friend who has not s
A Macabre Tale of Love, Lust, Dominance & Horror that Earns 4.75 Stars!

I have forgotten exactly how this landed in my TBR pile though I am grateful it did because Crimson Kiss turned out to be a horrifyingly fascinating tale that held me enthralled from beginning till end. I had a hard time classifying this book because Crimson Kiss though it is a tale of lust and an undeniable love between two vampires, it is also a tale that reeks with power play and dominance that prevents it from being
WOW! I think this is Macabre at its finest and I think this is the first time that I stayed up all night up until day break and up until the late morning which means that I was TOTALLY ENGROSSED AND 'GLUED' READING IT and I'm very 'fervently' persisting myself to finish it (well of course with some toilet breaks and the likes LOL :D). I really didn't feel that the night went through and the sun already came up, didn't feel any drowsiness or sleepiness or 'listlessness' and I don't know if I a ...more
Outstanding...and brutal...outstandingly brutal.

A fantastic story. What, many would argue, a vampire story should be.

How I could love this book so much I do not know. And yet, I could not put this book down. Simon is such a cruel and evil bastard, with page after page describing evil deeds and brutality worse than the ones before them, and still I could not truly hate him. I felt like Meghann at times, when she was trying to understand how it was possible to have such confusing feelings for some
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Recommended: To anyone who truly loves a good vampire story where the vampire is truly evil incarnate, and it doesn't matter who he hurts to get what he wants. I am not going to try to outdo anyone who has reviewed this story before me. These are just my thoughts alone.

Story: Meghann O'Neill Cameron is a psychologist who treats battered women. She’s also a vampire who was turned April 1944 by a twisted, and sadistic vampire named Simon Baldevar. When we first meet her, she's saying goodbye to he
Nigella Buble
This book i must say is one of my favorites this year.....and its one of the most suprising reads for me maybe because i got used to the normal paranormal romance formula of the good hero getting the heroine and saving the day.This is a book that had my attention even after finishing it for days,simon is a horrible character,and i remember reading the first part of the book and thinking klaus is an amateur compared to this,bt the author has a wonderful way of making him appealing to the reader.M ...more
I still can't believe this book!!! It was so heartbreaking at times! How can someone be so sadistic and psychotic and call what he did love??? Really?? Lord Simon Baldevar, you are the ultimate evil, yet I still want to root for you but want you dead at the same time!!! WTH??? Maggie I just hope you survive this!!!
Jun 22, 2012 Jessa rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Whoever loves vampires
Recommended to Jessa by: My mom found it for me at a Goodwill store!!
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I LOVE this book! The trilogy is just AWESOME!! I started them when I was in high school (when they were actually still on the shelves and not $30.00 a book!) and I read it for the 2nd time recently and I'll never tire of this series.
Sunny Wolfe

Wow, what can I say? The description gives you all you need to know what the book is about. Of course, the rest is just my opinion.

What a book! It is a miracle if you can even get your hands on this book, it is very hard to find and I am very blessed to have a friend to get it to me. BUT - It has been re-released lately!!!!

Simon... Oh, Simon is evil, pure evil. Deliciously evil!

He is everything that a true vampire is. He does not sparkle. He does not worry about the all the lives he takes. No!
I recently reread (quickly) this book before giving it to a friend to read. It's been SO long since I'd read it, I wanted to refresh my memory with all that happened in it. I can't quite remember when I read it, but it's been roughly 10 years.

I wanted to try something different with reading, so my friend and I decided to trade books. I would pick a book for her to read from my library, and she would pick one for me to read. Her book choice for me to read is The Distant Hours by Kate Morton. I am
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Meghann O’Neill is a psychologist that specializes in treating victims of abusive relationships. She is also a vampire and suffered years of brutality, and abuse from the vampire that turned her Simon Baldevar. She became his slave and was subjected to an endless cycle of pleasure, pain, passion, ecstasy, and vile and cruel punishment. She could not think without him constantly invading her mind. She thought she had killed him, but he is back and stronger than before.

Baldevar is one of the most
The first chapter held real promise, but by the 140th page the musing of the past got to such a point, that 2-3 words a page was more than enough to follow the thready plot.I found the characters one dimensional and never felt emotional invested in them.
Some of the characters had real potential but was never elaborated on, such a shame.At page 300, the whole book just deteriorated even further ( yes it was possible )into a mentally playing hopscotch in a mind field.As in unnecessary rambling and

I really hate leaving books unfinished but I really could not stomach this one. I love dark books I really do but sometimes the author has to draw the line. Simon... I liked him at first but after a while he sickened me, I mean between the rapes, abuse towards women (including our protagonist Maggie), his slaughter of innocent children. Forcing women to participate in orgies (once with a dog - may I add) and on top of that threatening to replace the women's child into the sexual act if she d
Wow wow. Wow. Is this what falling in love feels like? Because I'm pretty sure I've fallen in love with Lord Simon Baldevar. And i'm not even ashamed to admit it. No. Haha.
I loved this book! And I loved every single character, I LOVED the heroine which doesn't happen much usually lol. I loved the plot and omg I can't even begin to imagine how good the next book is going to be! I'm going to start the next book right now!
Yossra kerkeb
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One the best vampire book series ever! Totally one of my favorite read of all time!
Holy crap but the books kept me awake till the wee hours! I LOVED IT!!!

Please check the video I made for the series!
Still 5 huge stars from me. I read the author is coming out with Crimson Revenant and Crimson Resurrection. Love this series! It is just want I needed to get my feet wet again after being gone so long from reading.
I unfortunately just couldn't get into this one. The author randomly goes from one person's point of view to another and then back again which was a bit annoying. Gave up at page 75.
Callie Stuck
I love this series so much! I have read Crimson kiss three times and I would love a fourth book in the series to continue on with the story. I will give out a WARNING this book is for adults due to graphic sexual scenes as well as graphic violence. I love this book so much because I love vampire stories but after you read so many you get tired of the same old vampire story. This book gives you something different, the vampires in this book have a lot more abilities than the vampires you are used ...more
Chio Duran
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I read a lot of vampire books these days, but most of them fall somewhere between urban fantasy (which I prefer) and paranormal romance. This really didn't fit either of those categories. It was labeled horror on the spine, but since I don't really read horror, I can't tell you if that is a good fit or not. It's not romance, I can tell you that much.

I have all three books which make up this trilogy, but I'm not sure if I'm planning to continue on to the sequel, or not. For most of the book I was
I can't for the life of me place this in the romance category: what goes on between the hero and heroine is as far from love as it can get. For her part, there are not enough happy scenes between them described to make it seem as if it's more than lust. Because what the guy does to her... is He tortures her physically putting her in a bathtub with scalding water, bites her tearing her flesh, hits her, breaks her wrist, impales on the concrete her with nails on her hands, a ...more
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Jul 30, 2014 Greta is Erikasbuddy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anne Rice fans who need a break for their brain
Recommended to Greta is Erikasbuddy by: Sunny
Acks!! Stupid computer for erasing my review!!

Ok... I not writing another one. Smite you computer!

Enjoyed the story more than I thought I would.

Didn't have an uncomfortable amount of 'explicit' sexy times like I thought it would.

The ending is really cool.

Unlike some weenies out there... the graphic horror didn't shock me. Shoot! There is one point where a boob is lopped off hahas! But it wasn't shocking in a 'horror' way. But I commend the author for making this vampire book a horror. That was p
Wow!!! What a book. I am wondering how come I did not read this before.
Not a dull moment in the book. It is fast paced page turner with a strong and likable heroine.

The hero (if you can call him that) is a utter monster. He is a sociopath and has no redeemable quality whatsoever. I think this was the first book I have read where the heroines love interest was sooo evil that I really was worried that they would end up together.
I cant imagine a HEA for them.

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This book has been recently released by the author after a long period of being discontinued, kinda of cheese but in a good way
Loved this book! The way it ended had me so excited to read the second book!
Christine Strowbridge
I don't even know if I should say I liked this book. I kept reading it so something kept me interested. The villain/hero/guy/vampire - he', pretty darn sick. He's a sadist and he's a psychopath who falls in love with a simple catholic girl. Wow, what a formula for romance. Simon does not have ONE redeeming quality. He beats/drains/tortures and mentally abuses Meghann, but claims undying love after every "session". sigh. Fiction - what are you gonna do? Well, I read it and am starting on bo ...more
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