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Jabril (Vampires in America #2)

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Houston, Texas-Cowboy boots, baseball and journeys to the stars . . . right? Wrong. Because Houston is also home to Jabril Karim, one of the eight powerful Vampire Lords who control all of North America. And as Private Investigator Cynthia Leighton will soon discover, not all Vampire Lords are created equal. For Jabril is the face of evil in the new world, a vampire who va ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published August 15th 2009 by Imajinn Books (first published July 15th 2009)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

5+ viciously bloody, deliciously sexy, left me frantic for more stars!

Jabril is a continuation of book 1, Raphael, and a more brutal, heartless, evil vampire I’ve yet to meet than Jabril. He is not a good guy. He is not redeemable. He is nothing but evil, through and through. And no, I didn’t love him in spite of his flaws as I do so many alpha vamps. The thing is – the title is kind of misleading for most romance fans because while, yes, this is about Jabril, this isn't about him finding his ha
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Holy F Balls, scary vampire alert! This series is like no other vampire series that I have read. It is dark, it is awesome, and it is more than a tiny bit terrifying!

Okay, okay, granted I'm a huge wimp, but this book was creeptastic! And amazing! First off, some things you should know. Unlike most series where the title of the book is the guy getting his happily-ever-after, this book again follows Cyn from the first book in the series and the title guy is one sick M-Fer. Not a guy you are rootin
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valee
Feb 26, 2012 valee rated it it was amazing
SUCH A LOVELY SURPRISE:

This book is a continuation of the first one. HOW MANY TIMES have you finished an outstanding read and just wished for the author to write another one with the same characters you loved so much? And only to get your hands on the second book of the series and realize that all the characters have changed and only if you are very lucky you will get a little glimpse of them? I've suffer with so many series for this reason... But then I read book one in Vampires of America a
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Karla
Terrific second installment! Jabril is NOT a good guy or one that you would want to have a relationship with. Most vampire series focus on the romantic element between the two main characters and that is not the case here. Jabril hires Cyn to locate someone after he hears how she helped Raphael in his investigation. These vampires are very territorial, and Jabril’s intentions seem to be more than just the need for a good PI. This story packed a lot of punch and you get a good mix of the new char ...more
Denisa
I liked this one more than the last one.

Ok, so everyone was right, this series really is good.
I loved the characters, really liked that they finally got the ending they deserved. Too bad we didn't see much of Raphael, at least not as much as in the previous book. He's still a badass though, and so is the heroin. I like that she has weak points as well and they're not the all powerful couple I'm used to, they both have their flaws.
The plot was good, nothing exceptional but good nonetheless. And i
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Didi
What a great book! The second instalment in the Vampires In America series was better than the first. It upped the action from the get go and never let down. Where as Raphael was a little slower to start, I appreciated diving right into this one.

Jabril picks up a month after Raphael finished, leaving Cyn desperately trying to move on from her Lord vampire but failing miserably due to some hot and bothered dreams that appear to be more real than not. She is working hard, mainly to forgot the dark
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Duchess Nicole
All right, Jabril is one creepy dude. But Cyn really shines in this book. She's scared to death of the Texas vampire lord and his freaky minions, but stands her ground and saves the day. Her actions are really the definition of bravery. At first, anyway. Then things go downhill. We don't see much of her man Raphael for quite some time, as he and Cyn have called it quits due to him being the typical male, scared of his feelings. I didn't like this one quite as much as the first in the series, but ...more
Dina
May 18, 2016 Dina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dina by: MelissaB
3 1/2 stars (rounded down to 3 stars, because there was too much Jabril - the bad guy - and not enough Raphael - the good guy - to my liking)
Saly
This book opens one month after the last and Cynthia is still dreaming about Raphael and to kind of get away from him goes to Texas and takes a job with another Vampire Lord and pretty soon she is wishing she didn't because he is pure evil. Cyn is soon embroiled in helping two sisters who are his victims, one who he turned into a vampire, another who has run away to get away from that fate. The book takes us back to LA and Raphael who is back and wants Cyn back.
Most of the book we see Cyn being
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Aly is so frigging bored
Joint review with Maru
My rating: 4.7*


Maru: Ok, are you ready folks? Aly and Maru joint reviewers extraordinaire are back! Yes, we know that our Raphael review left you wanting more of our hero picks, snarky comments and oh so funny gifs
Aly: Hear, hear!
Maru: So we decided to continue the path of joint reviews and see where it takes us. Aly, are you ready to kick some review butt?
Aly: Sure am Maru!
Maru: Awesome, as a matter fact so am I! Aly, what did you think of the ending?
Aly: Satisfactory :P
M
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Ira
May 16, 2016 Ira rated it really liked it
Cyn is AWESOME!!!
Love this girl:)

This one is the continuing of Cyn and Raphael relationships.
Love that, he the one who eat the humble pie admit his feeling and she the one who the strong one, you go girl!!!

Btw, the last scary scene? The scene when Cyn hold that gun and surrounded by those horrid vampires? It's magnificent!!:)))
One complaint from me to though, didn't see C&R together much here:(
From other reviews is more of them in Sophia's book, because they are already solid couple by then
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Jo ★The Book Sloth★
*****SPOILERS*****



Yeap...That was me after reading the second book in the Vampires of America series! I think Reynolds has a new fan!

After her heartbreak from Raphael, Cyn wants to be as far from California as possible so when a Vampire Lord from Texas contacts her with a job she accepts to travel there. Jabril is nothing like Raphael. He has no respect for women, humans or even his own subjects. He was the legal guardian of Liz and her sister Mirabelle but the only use he has for the girls is
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Cynthia
Jun 26, 2011 Cynthia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cynthia by: Laurie Garrison

Reviewed at Bitten By Paranormal Romance


JABRIL doesn’t skip a beat and picks up right where RAPHAEL ended. Cyn, suffering from a broken heart and wanting to put distance between herself and Raphael, heads to Houston, Texas, when she is offered a job from the powerful Vampire Lord, Jabril Karim. Unfortunately, when she meets Jabril, she is disturbed at what she finds.

Lord Jabril hires Cyn to find his runaway “ward”, Elizabeth. He is also aware of Cyn’s connection with Raphael. Jabril is a sleaze.
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Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Dec 31, 2014 Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥ rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: lovers of romance, suspense, pnr, and uf
Jabril is book 2 of Vampires In America and I am so hooked! I really enjoyed Raphael and delving into this world where there are eight Vampire Lords ruling with absolute authority over eight different regions. Raphael (the vampire) is so powerful, sexy, bad*ss, mind controlling, and yet really good to his people - both vampire and human. Jabril (the book) continues the story of Raphael and Cyn, much to my delight. The pace is much faster and suspense filled in this second book by D.B. Reynolds. ...more
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My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

"You told me once I haunted your dreams...with you gone, I have lived for those moments stolen from your sleep. I wanted you to remember me so that no other man could touch you the way I had.
~Raphael


Jabril picks up right where Raphael left off. This book flowed a bit better than the previous with lots of romance and even more kick ass action. I loved the fact that parts of the book took place close to home, in Houst
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Snow
Jan 21, 2016 Snow rated it really liked it

Ok, well...in the end this was not what I wanted it to be!
Considering the ending of the first book, I truly expected the development in that aspect, instead Raphael is still being a dick



and Cyn has taken another case - this time is the covered up case of missing person she is hired to find BUT behind it, it's an actual fucked-up vamp camp in Houston/Texas with the Vamp Jabril dude who's in charge of it all in this territory. Cyn ends up finding the missing person, helping another to escape the
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Sofia Grey
Mar 15, 2012 Sofia Grey rated it it was amazing
Jabril opens up right where Raphael finished. Cyn and Raphael have split up and she runs from California to Texas, to pick up another job for a vampire lord – as far away as possible from Raphael.

This lord, however, is the polar opposite of Raphael.

Had she expected them all to be like Raphael – beautiful, lying bastard that he was? Sure, he’d broken her heart, but all those Boy Scout virtues, like honorable and trustworthy, applied to him too. Powerful as he was, he ruled his territory with the
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Denise ~The Procrastinating Book Diva~

Another action packed addition to a very addictive series. Jabril was a nice surprise as it did not focus on the romance between the two main characters. Raphael and his Cyn's rollercoaster of a relationship, while ever present, took a backseat to the main storyline which centered around freeing two sisters from the book's sinister namesake. The myriad of secondary characters - Duncan was my absolute favorite - were fabulous and I really hope I see many of them elevated to main character status
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Kjen
4.5 Stars:) Loved it! The ending was in wish-i-could-give-it-6-stars territory, but we really had to wait for it. From the moment Cyn asked Raphael "Why?" things really rocked. I love the writing style...fast paced and interesting...and Cyn's strength as the lead female. Looking forward to continuing this series, although I'm reading the Raphael/Cyn novellas first. Great read!
Kate Phoenix
Quite frankly I'm bored. DNF @ 78 %.. Not a series I feel like continuing. I know I know the first one is quite promising but this is just lacking.
Roxanne
Nov 22, 2013 Roxanne rated it really liked it
I'm LOVING this series. I have no idea why I avoided it for so long but it's so addictive. I can't wait to hear about Sarah. I owe a big thanks to Aly for recommending it to me. Girl, you got good taste :P
Beth
May 10, 2012 Beth rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book! Very action packed, kept you on the edge the whole time.
Wendy
Aug 19, 2012 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, kindle
Fast paced, thrilling and totally addictive! Loved it!
Liz F
Jul 06, 2015 Liz F rated it liked it
Don't call this a come back...

This book is the second in D.B Reynolds' Vampires in America series. This coming November, the TENTH book in this series will be released. But the first two books in the series are really connected. Like, you have to read the first one (Raphael) first and you have to read this one after and you have to have it ready to go. Don't say I didn't warn you... that's all I'm sayin'.

Cynthia is still the heroine. She's still a private investigator but this time she's drawn
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Carrie (Badass, Alpha-male, Cowboy Connoisseur )
A Texas Vampire with insatiable greed for money and control, he hires the very kick ass (who else could take down a Vampire Lord and his minions) PI Cynthia Leighton (just to ruffle some feathers no doubt)to find a missing sister from his compound. Little does he know that our girl Cyn is no push over and she will protect the innocent at whatever it may cost her. In book two of the Vampires in America series we pick up where we left off in Raphael. Jabril is a creepy, dangerous Vampire Lord tha ...more
jD
Feb 21, 2011 jD rated it really liked it
This second book of the Vampires In America series wraps up the loose ends of Cyn and Raphael's love story and gives us more insight into the vamp world of this writer's imagination. This book can stand alone as there are reflective elements that fill in the voids. I have figured out what makes this series so facinating for me, the characters. There is only so much one can do with vampire plot lines. It all comes down to the rules of which they exist and how interesting a writer can make them. M ...more
Katya
May 08, 2013 Katya rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampire
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Lover of Romance
Jabril is the second installment in the Vampires in America series. I have recently become a new fan of this author. This story is a continuation of the first book, "Raphael", but there is more focus on Cyn than Raphael. From the beginning here, Raphael and Cyn haven't seen each other in weeks. Cyn goes to Texas on assignment for a vampire "Jabril", little does she know how cruel he is or how warped his fascination with her would be. I enjoyed seeing more character from Cyn and seeing her capabi ...more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
This was a continuation of the last book's cliffhanger, although you don't need to read the last one to fully understand this one.

As always, this was another amazing story added to this series. It started out dealing with the loss of Raphael & his abandonment & Cyn's anger toward him.... But then it quickly moved to 2.5 side stories as well. The .5 means it was part of but not fully connected to another...

Cyn is semi hired by Jabril (a very bad vampire) to find a missing human girl he ha
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“Did you ever find it?" Cyn asked.
"What's that?"
"Something he wouldn't give you?"
"You know, Cynthia, I did. Very recently,in fact.
"What was it?"
"You”
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“I have been mastered at last, sweet Cyn, helpless in the face of that most human of failings, I love you.” 28 likes
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