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ORPHEUS: A Vampire's Rise (Stone Masters Vampire #1)

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The coveted erotic edition of the celebrated first novel in The Stone Masters Vampire Series.

For a vampire, the journey from life to death is just the beginning.

For Daumia Velde, this torment will take him from the savage bullfighting arenas of 15th century Spain, into the terrifying chambers of desolate mausoleums. From the darkest, winding, city streets of London into
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Published (first published June 28th 2010)
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Rosanna
Fantastic book! I can't believe more people haven't read this.

This is book one of an old world vampire series, and just as the name suggest, it is A Vampire's Rise

Now I understand. It's time to write it down. For her, I'll document all that I know, everything that I remember.

The story is told through Daumia's voice. His recollection of events starting from the year 1471 when he is just 9 years old, and continues to the year 1805.

I love stories that follow a character from their early years.
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TheFountainPenDiva
I purchased my copy at the L.A. Times Festival of Books and the author V.M.K Fewings graciously signed my book after she assured me this would NOT contain anything sparkly, stalkerish, clumsy or the dreaded and nonsensical "love triangle".

Vampires used to be very interesting characters until the dominance of the paranormal genre which has pretty much defanged them and made them into tame pets that on occasion suck blood from mortals (unless they're 'vegetarians'). I've really missed the kind of
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Kaye Vincent
May 07, 2012 Kaye Vincent rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finding VMK Fewings is a little like finding Anne Rice. Suddenly you're worlds away from the YA market of "I can't love you or I'll kill you" and amongst grown-up vampires with grown-up desires and motivation. That's not to say I don't enjoy an hour or two with Ms Meyer occasionally - I'm a 'sucker' for the Twilight characters just like millions of others. But the YA field in general does seems to dominate the world of the undead at the moment. It's such a wonderful feeling to read a genre you ...more
Kirsten
Aug 30, 2013 Kirsten rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Daumia is taken from his home and made to serve another, for reasons he doesn't quite understand. His guardian is Sunaria, who watches over his life ensuring that harm does not befall him, until one fateful night. Then he has no choice but to become something more. My favorite scene in this book was when Daumia took control from Sunaria. He took control and he held it. That night he is reborn as Orpheus. And his story is quite a tale to read.

I can only think of one other book and one other auth
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Alexandrea Hills
Jun 12, 2012 Alexandrea Hills rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Ms. Fewings is an amazing author. The way she writes makes the readers experience knowledgeable, enjoyable, and easy. She does not go into such description that you feel bogged down in the story, yet the description makes you feel and picture every event, era and place. I really enjoyed the history aspect of the book.
The characters are well developed and constantly growing with each experience. You feel sympathy, joy and sadness for everyone in the book. I did not dislike any of the characters,
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Vanessa Fewings
Jul 11, 2013 Vanessa Fewings rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Thank you for adding the erotic version of Orpheus: A Vampire's Rise.

Responding to popular demand to release the erotic version of the supernatural tale, Orpheus: A Vampire's Rise is now available in its original form.
Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* .
Aug 11, 2013 Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* . rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adult, paranormal, vampire readers
Recommended to Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* by: Vanessa Fewings
Find This and Other Reviews At Craves The Angst.

I received this eCopy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 Breathtaking, Spectacular Stars!
A Seriously Delectable Read!
From start to finish, this book was a dramatic tale of pain, love, hate, happiness and loss. I couldn't put it down...


The Review:
Orpheus: A Vampire’s Rise follows the life, death and rise of Daumia Velde as he walks through time, facing one metamorphic event after another and the boy who becomes a man and then
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“Orpheus: A Vampire’s Rise” By Vanessa Fewings

Amazing, Outstanding, and Brilliant is “Orpheus: A Vampire’s Rise” By VMK Fewings. This book will draw you into the world of Daumia Valde’s life as a boy and into his transformation of one of the most feared vampires among humans and vampires alike. VMK Fewings will not disappoint with her brilliant writing, I was enthralled from page one of this wonderful master piece.

Daumia Valde’s life changed for him as a boy. When young boys should be playing wi
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Rosanna
Aug 17, 2013 Rosanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book! I can't believe more people haven't read this.

This is book one of an old world vampire series, and just as the name suggest, it is A Vampire's Rise

Now I understand. It's time to write it down. For her, I'll document all that I know, everything that I remember.

The story is told through Daumia's voice. His recollection of events starting from the year 1471 when he is just 9 years old, and continues to the year 1805.

I love stories that follow a character from their early years.
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Sharon
May 01, 2012 Sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Won a copy through Goodreads' First Reads program.

Great story! Incredibly deep characters, dark at times but keeps you glued to the pages. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!
David Caldwell
I won a copy on Goodreads Firstreads.

This another book that I am sure will have many people disagewwing with my rating.

There seem to be 2 main camps about how people feel about vampires.Those who feel they make great monsters and those who romanticize them into the ideal beings.Either way can make great stories.Vampires as monsters stories are usually fairly straighforward with the hunters being the focus.But when the vampire is the focus,the author has to walk a much finer line.They can make so
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Angel McCoy
Feb 09, 2011 Angel McCoy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Angel’s Adjectives: epic and evocative

The vampire’s journey has fascinated us for hundreds of years. It, quite often, begins in tragedy and ends in even more tragedy. Everything in between is tragedy, romance, and tragedy. What is it about that combination that draws us in so completely?

I’ve just finished Orpheus: A Vampire’s Rise by VMK Fewings (her second vampire saga), and I found it had all the qualities of a traditional vampire story, with a few twists that set it apart. The story involves
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Bleumoon
Jan 23, 2013 Bleumoon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was amazed at the detail and depth of this story! The characters are believable and real. The story was very well paced and just pulled you in and held you. I have just started the 2nd book in the series and will keep reading these as long as VMK keeps writing them!
Barbara
Jun 06, 2014 Barbara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic Book! From the very beginning you get pulled into the story it was so hard to stop reading. I look forward to reading more on the very sexy and erotic vampire Orpheus.
Michelle
Jul 26, 2013 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Orpheus- What a life to live to have a love, family and friends to have it all taken away.
Sharon Kennedy
I did like this book, but I found myself with an overall sense of dissatisfaction, which is why I have only given two stars.
Obviously, this being the story of a vampire, the point of the vampire's birth is pretty crucial. Likewise, I would say that the background leading to his creation was also pretty important, yet the tone of this first third of the book seemed to be very superficial in tone, and I felt there was no depth to the character until about half way through the book. The narrative s
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Lisa Lenox
Feb 19, 2016 Lisa Lenox rated it liked it
Shelves: fewings-vanessa
Now, keep in mind I love me some Vanessa Fewings, and I dislike me some Anne Rice.

So what happens when a favorite author meets an un-favorite author's writing style? Well, they kind of cancel each other out. I read this after the Enthrall series, so was headed backwards from the writer's current style to an earlier version. That may have made this a bit more difficult for me.

I found the first 2/3 book to be slow, gothic, and a bit boring. But that's me. If you're one of the gazillion people who
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I don't even know how to gather my thoughts on this book. So much happened with in these pages. So much loss and change. It's hard to put it into words...



What is harder is deciding if I really liked this book or not. The story was intriguing enough. I was definitely caught up in it, But it seemed to go on forever. There didn't seem to be an ending and time would skip so far ahead in places.



As far as characters go I found myself really getting into a character or plot and then it would drastical
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Mary Forster
Jul 28, 2015 Mary Forster rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good story

I enjoyed this story. It's a good vampire book going back into the 1700 and seeing the world as it was back then. This is not a normal vampire story and is totally different from any others you may have read. Totally worth it.

I look forward to reading more of these books by the author.
CasPerfitz~SLiTsReaD
Will read soon... and it's FREE right now in AMAZON...

http://www.amazon.com/Orpheus-Vampire...

Susie
Jun 23, 2014 Susie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received the book through Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.

Overall the story was good. But for some reason it just didn't pull me in like other books. The story had depth, details, and emotions. I just couldn't connect.
Anne (Angel Anne Reviews) Nelson
Vanessa I thought that I had posted my review already,I will have to go back thru my review book folders and see if it got filed and posted :-)
Many *angel huhz*
Anne
Melanie
Dec 14, 2013 Melanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A must read for fan's of Anne Rice's vampire chronicles. The writing style reminds me very strongly of them and the story is dark and captivating. Beautifully done! V""V
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Vanessa Fewings is the USA Today bestselling author of the Enthrall Sessions. THE CHASE is the first in her sizzling new romantic trilogy from HQN Books and will be released in June 2017, followed by THE GAME & THE PRIZE.

Vanessa is also the author of The Stone Masters Vampire Series.Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology
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