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Librarian's note: This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B004FPZ0AG.

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
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Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published December 22nd 2013 by ImaJinn Books (first published July 15th 2009)
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UniquelyMoi ~ The 1-click Diva

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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valee
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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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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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
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
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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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 (aka Artemis)

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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texxie-prufreads.blogspot.com
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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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Sofia Grey
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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Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Sep 02, 2014 Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥ rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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!
Roxanne
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
Really enjoyed this book! Very action packed, kept you on the edge the whole time.
Wendy
Fast paced, thrilling and totally addictive! Loved it!
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
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
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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Suz
The second in the series this book is sort of the "end" of the first book. While the first book left a lot of things unresolved this book closed those loose ends up. It left other, less important things, still dangling as questions but nothing that you felt cheated to not have answered.

However, like the first book in this series the last sentence is "to be continued." I have downgraded my rating for this. While not as heinously offensive as the first book's cliff hanger ending, this book uses th
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Amanda
I was eager to start on this book to know what will happen to Cynthia and Raphael. This second book, took place almost 1 month after event from Raphael. The vampire lord was away from LA and Cynthia is carrying on with her life as usual, despite Raphael kept haunting her mind and dream. Although this book titled, Jabril, I didn't anticipate that Raphael got so much less page time. But for fans of Raphael, you need not worry because although he only appeared after 30% into the book and he didn't ...more
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Nov 08, 2011 t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Loves of pnr/uf Vampire books
Recommended to t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ by: Katya:)
Shelves: owned
This story picks up right after Raphael with Cyn still suffering heartbreak but trying to "snap out of it" and get on with business as usual. Hired by a vampire out of Texas, Cyn finds herself working for Jabril Karim the Vampire Lord of the Southern US. Jabril truly embraces all that is evil in vampire lore. He has no respect for humans or really anyone but himself. Cyn hired to find a teenage to whom he was appointed guardian but has run away discovers there is more going on in Texas than meet ...more
Kelly
You guys know that I thought Raphael was fantabulous, right? Like, knock me down and made me its bitch good. True story. I was initially a little hesitant to start this book because I kept thinking "But this book isn't about Raphael and Cyn! It's about some dude in Texas!" Well, I was only partially right. There is a dude in Texas, A pretty bad one. Downright nasty, in fact. He's not all enlightened like those West Coast vamps are and he treats women pretty shabbily. But... and here's the part t ...more
Anino
***ARC generously supplied by Netgalley.com, in exchange for an honest review***

After having read this paranormal tale of a heartless vampire bastard, and the tough Chica who kicks a lot of ass and takes plenty of names, all I can say is that I really liked the way that D.B. Reynolds built this world of vamp lovers, haters, and all around sadists. Reading Raphael & Cyn's story has made me thirsty for more books written by D.B.

The only things that I didn't like were the moments of lagging in
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Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
Although this book is entitled "Jabril" the villain of the piece, it really is Raphael, part 2 the continuation of the story of the vampire Lord, Raphael and the fiesty PI, Cynthia Leighton. The story is a combination of romantic suspense with paranormal romance and is largely taken up with Cynthia solving two cases of two runaway girls from the evil vampire Lord, Jabril Karim which intersects with supposed vampire killings in LA. When Raphael's sister interferes and nearly causes Cynthia's demi ...more
Irena
Cyn's new case takes her to Texas to find a missing girl and the only reason she was called by Jabril Karim is to piss off Raphael.

"You would hire a woman?"
"Oh hardly, Asim,” he said with a dismissive flip of his fingers. “Talk to the lawyers and find a proper man for the job."

I can't think of a character I hate more than Jabril at this moment. The way he treats the missing girl's sister Mirabelle is infuriating.

At the same time someone is killing teenage girls and the police think it is a vam
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Bookie | The BookChick
I love Raphael again. I wasn't liking him so much at the end of Raphael (Vampires in America, #1) by D.B. Reynolds.

12-27-13
I just did a re-read of Jabril, inspired by the new cover. This is one of my favorite books in the series because it shows Raphael's vulnerability with Cyn. He's such a swoon-worthy vampire lord.
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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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