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My Heart is Within You (Triquetra #1)

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  218 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews
The power of heart and soul holds the key to the survival of the last of the ancient vampires. Kristair is running out of time. His race has faded away, prey to delusion and deterioration, and his only chance to live long enough to find a cure is to bind his psyche to a human vessel in a long forgotten ritual.

Kristair's chosen vessel is Jacob Corvin, a man of passionate st
Paperback, 280 pages
Published June 8th 2009 by Dreamspinner Press (first published June 1st 2009)
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Jason Bradley
Jan 06, 2010 Jason Bradley rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, ebook, vampires
Where to start? I enjoy when an author adds their own imagination to the vampire myth, putting their own spin on it, so to speak. Marguerite did this winningly!

What kept this from being a 5 star read were some issues I had with Jacob. He was instantly in love, which I would have attributed to Kristair's allure except that Kristair didn't appear to expect it. Also on their second night together, Jacob wondered if the vampire would ever cease to surprise him, like they had known each other for a
Jul 05, 2009 JenMcJ rated it really liked it
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Serena Yates
Oct 13, 2016 Serena Yates rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay, vampires, magic
Each paranormal world has its own rules, and the one Marguerite Labbe has created for the ‘Triquetra’ series is sweeping, inventive, unusual, and fascinating. It took me a while to get into the characters and the story, maybe because it was subtly different from the “usual” vampire lore. While not everything is revealed in this first installment, it became clear to me that the history and back story are extensive and that I am likely to discover many more unique details as the series develops. ...more
Serena Yates
Sep 29, 2016 Serena Yates rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay, vampires
Sweeping, inventive, fascinating and suspenseful all come to mind for this novel. It took me a while to get into the characters and the story, maybe because it was subtly different form the 'usual' vampire story. But once I did 'get it', I really loved it. And the good news is that there's two more volumes to go until the trilogy is completed!

Kristair is an ancient vampire who is running out of time, threatened by deterioration and 'fading away' (more is revealed as the book progresses). I could
Lexi Ander
Jul 09, 2011 Lexi Ander rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm-vampires
Kristair is the oldest of his kind. He is starting to show the same signs as the elders before him did before they disappeared. He is running out of time to find a way to stop the progress of the fading when he finds Jacob. Jacob is from backwater Louisiana on a football scholarship. Hot headed and fiercely loyal, Jacob tried to help Kristair find a way to stop the fading.

This is a plot driven - part suspense, part action-adventure - fantasy. Once I was caught I couldn't put it down. Kristair an
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Oct 24, 2012 Ayanna rated it really liked it
Disconcerting and rather trite at times, but still, rather good overall.

It was an interesting new spin on a very old idea, which made it incredibly interesting.

There were parts where there seemed to be awkward jumps in the continuity, but overall, it didn't really detract too much from the overall effect, I guess.
Renee (ren213)
Jul 18, 2010 Renee (ren213) rated it did not like it
This book just really didn't do it for me. The vampire and the guy he wants fall in LOVE in like 1.5 seconds. The vampire saw the guy doing a geeky touchdown dance in a college football game and it was love at first sight. Bleh.
Умерло естественной смертью на пятидесятой странице...
May 03, 2010 Flitterkit rated it did not like it
Shelves: ebook, mm
Couldn't even finish this one. Good lord, I just wanted to tell the characters to grow up.
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
Hard to rate.

I liked the concept of the story. Kristair is a vampire, he feeds from the blood and energy of humans, but he is so old that he has more abilities than the rest of the vampires. I don't know if this depends only on his nature or also on his heritage. If I'm not mistaken - I confess I had to skim here and there at a certain point, more about it later - he was a Pict warrior and he was turned into vampires by a Roman lady. The rituals he performs are those of his people and I think t
Elisa Rolle
Kristair is a very ancient vampire who needs to find a human vessel to survive, and since he lives in the United States, who is the perfect candidate? Who is young, strong and handsome more than a college football player? Jacob is the chosen one and from the meeting of an ancient warrior with a modern one, the result is a very balanced couple: where Kris is brooding and too much serious, Jake has all the energy and joy of life of a young college student whose primary purpose is to be a number ...more
Sep 26, 2016 Andrea rated it really liked it
3rd read and I still love it.
3.5 stars

It is hard to find a fresh vampire story these days. I really like the books by Marguerite Labbe (usually writing with partner Fae Sutherland) so I took a chance that I would not be disappointed and I am mostly glad I did.

Thankfully not drowning in vampire lore and lexicon, this is a well-written and interesting story. Kristaire is an ancient vampire quickly coming to what appears to be the end of his long life and/or sanity. Jacob is a college football star that Kristaire pins the las
May 02, 2011 Tam rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, vampires
Kristair is a very old vampire who seems to be falling ill. His own creator just disappeared one day and she suffered the same symptoms. He hopes that by putting his heart in the body of another he can somehow stave off the end. He sees Jacob playing football and knows he's the one, but he doesn't want to just enthrall him to do it, so he basically starts stalking him. Jacob is freaked at first, but then adjusts and for several months they chat outside Jacob's window and eventually he invites ...more
So this was a different take on the traditional kind of vampire love story and I enjoyed every freaking minute of it even though it ended on a totally tear-inducing cliff-hanger! I know there are two more books involving this couple and I cannot wait for next payday so I can get them!

The beginning felt a bit stiff to me but once the two MC's actually started communicating I was blown away by the story. The world building was interesting and I'm hoping there is more development in the other two
Gabrielle Morgan
Apr 16, 2012 Gabrielle Morgan rated it liked it
Let me start by saying this is not a perfect book. The pacing feels too fast at the beginning (and through the relationship between Kristair and Jacob as well, although I very much enjoyed their relationship in spite of that), and certain plot points (and ancient vampire powers) feel a little too convenient. There's a fair bit of repetition to the characters' thoughts, and there are moments when Jacob's accent drove me absolutely batty. Yet even still, I found myself completely engrossed. I also ...more
Ms. Nikki
A great read for vampire fans. I loved the dominant side of Jacob (he gets country-fied when he's hot or angry) and the possessiveness the pair shared towards one another. The passion these two felt for each other made me wish I was a fly on the wall. At times Jacob's roommates were bothersome and in all actuality seemed to hinder the story rather than add substance to it(until the end). This would have easily been a 5 star read, but I felt that the "peaks" of the story never quiet reached the ...more
May 18, 2010 Rhianon rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of gay paranormal romance
Or, "tá mo chroí istigh ionat." Which also translates, rather literally, to "I love you."

Take an ancient Gaelic warrior. Make him immortal and toss him into modern-day Pittsburgh, tangle him up with the college's star running back.

At turns humorous and heart-wrenching, this first in the Triquetra trilogy is a beautifully written tale of a whirlwind romance with a temporarily tragic ending. Labbe does a poignantly flawless job of depicting the characters, their emotions and relationships, their l
May 31, 2012 Purplegirl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the kind of vampire story that I have been looking for. There were many things that I liked about this book. I liked the really DEEP connection that Kristair and Jacob had, the different twist on the vampire world that author portrayed, the plot and mystery surrounding Kristair's declining health all made this a great read.

It was dark and serious. I am usually a fast reader but this book had me taking my time to read slower and make sure I was taking everything in. The ending was fitting
Oct 19, 2014 Gemma rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I couldn't get into this book. I couldn't connect with Jacob (he came across so arrogant and impatient it was annoying) and Kristair bored me, they connected so fast I was completely lost and confused. The book jumped between POV and seemingly skipped ahead quite significantly as it did, (in the first few chapters that I read at least), so I couldn't get pulled in like I wanted to be. I lost interest around 15% in. I skimmed through paragraphs after that trying to find something to captivate me ...more
Nov 30, 2015 CB rated it it was amazing
Shelves: misc-book
Wow - this was not what I was expecting, in a good way. Such a unique twist to the supernatural world. Two strong characters who shouldn't make it work but really, really do!

This is the first book in a series of 3 (I don't know if there will be more as the 3rd book seemed pretty final).

This book had an ending but for the full HEA you should plan on reading book 2 right away. That's really where there is some closure for the couple and the 3rd book is the icing on the cake.
Caroline Brand
Jul 16, 2016 Caroline Brand rated it really liked it
I think the reason this remained on my TBR shelf for so long is the cover – it is ugly as all hell and doesn’t entice you to read what is actually a very good story about vampires. This is the tale of the oldest vampire left, the ancient one, and his love for a young college student who holds his heart – literally.  
Feb 06, 2010 Carolyn88 rated it it was amazing
This is a great read. It is not like any other m/m book that I have read. It really is more like the fantasy books that I read. The characters love affair is 2nd in the story line. I really would recomment this to anyone. There are three books that need to be read at the same time. It will keep your attention.
4.5 Stars

The book started a little slow but DAYUM! once it got going it absolutely did! I really liked the characters: Kristair, the ancient vampire, emotionally coming alive just as he fears his body is being destroyed and Jake, the young, headstrong, football player who captures his eye and his heart.

Well written with a unique view of vampire lore.
Kristy Grissom
Jul 14, 2014 Kristy Grissom rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-read-books
i couldn't. put it down. i immediately. after finishing purchased the other two in the trilogy after so many thousands of yrs to find your soulmate knowing your end is near would be a crushing blow to anyone but kristair and jake never let that stop their connection there is action love great sex everything you could want in a book is here a must reaf
I enjoyed reading this first book in the Triquerta series. Well-written, interesting characters and plot.
Oct 13, 2014 Tara marked it as own-it-to-read
Im accepting that as much as I want to love this book, it never holds my interest. I own it so it's not like I'll throw it away, but it may be a while before I try it again.
SusieQ rated it really liked it
Feb 15, 2011
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