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(Vampires in America #5)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  3,631 ratings  ·  258 reviews
Washington, D.C.--capital of an empire. Powerful. Exhilarating. Corrupt. And in the shadows . . . vampires far older than the nation itself.

A power unto himself, Duncan has served at Raphael's side for a hundred and fifty years. But long-laid plans have finally borne fruit, and the time has come for Duncan to leave Raphael and tackle the greatest challenge of his life. He
Paperback, 262 pages
Published November 30th 2011 by Imajinn Books (first published November 9th 2011)
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It's a funny theme in these books that the human woman is all "plucky" and demands to go with the gang of vampires into extremely dangerous situations to "help". Yes, these vampires are practically indestructible, move so fast that a human can't track them, are stronger than Superman on steroids, and have been around fighting since the days when they literally fought lions... but a 20-something chick who has shot a gun at target-practice is totally needed when the going gets tough.

makes this muc
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
*3.5 stars*

I'm mildly disappointed by this book but I think that has largely to do with the fact that Duncan has been a favorite of mine forever and so this book was hyped to the nth in my head.

Duncan was his usually sexy, charming self but I thought that Emma was only so-so. She wasn't nearly as engaging as Cyn and I found her to be a bit TSTL. I almost put the book down when I read that she has "violet eyes" (<--- never again do I want to read that!) but I'm glad I continued. Though I didn
Oct 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, pnr, favorites
Fantastic! I really enjoyed seeing a multi-faceted side to Duncan. His power, personality, and his life story. Absolutely loved it!
5 Huge Stars. Excellent!!! Start to finish…it was perfect, just like Duncan!! *swoon* This series is still going strong and this book might be the best one yet. Duncan has found the ideal match in the snarky, determined Emma. She has so many Cyn traits, but she’s still her own person, tough, yet mischievous. I enjoyed the playful banter between Duncan and Emma. He really lets his guard down with her, and his desire for Emma is undeniable. He’s so passionate and possessive…WOW, just WOW!! I knew ...more

4 solid vampire-ishly sexy stars

I really like these series...
like, no shit Snow, who could tell, huh?

Anyway, Duncan (Raphael's longtime liutenant) is being appointed as a new "ambassador" of Washington D.C. but before he takes over that duty he need to "clean" the twisted mess that his previously appointed vamp Lord made, including him. Dealing with the sex tapes of twisted orgies involving the high ranking politicians, Duncan accepts the pleads for help from a young spunky and stubbornly determ
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was SO sure I would never be able to love this book as much as I did the ones about Raphael and Cyn... Well I'm glad to say I was wrong. If I didn't like it a bit more I liked it just as much, probably because I've been waiting for Duncan's book since I begun reading the series. Duncan was a character that completely captivated me. You just can easily see the leader in him on the first books, it's impossible not to notice how he will be discovering and making a path of his own very soon. And h ...more
Aly is so frigging bored


Maru: And were back!! Yes, we know youve missed our joint reviews so weve decided to grant you another one. Aly, are you read to rock the review world?
Aly: As ready as I can be :D
Maru: So weve finished Vamps in America #5, Duncan
Aly: How would you describe your feelings for it?
Maru: Totally awesome, I cant believe all the bad boy attitude Duncan had! By the end of the book, I was like...I want one like him! What about you Aly?
Aly: :)) you weren't the only one! I didn't expect him to
Mar 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ducan isn't Raphael and Emma isn't Cyn, but they're okay. I miss Raphael and Cyn!
Nov 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cynthia by: Laurie Garrison

Reviewed at Bitten By Paranormal Romance

Duncan, the one I have been waiting for since his entrance as Raphael’s protector. His quiet constancy and absolute strength throughout the Vampires in America series has only whetted my appetite for this Vampire. Ms. Reynolds has delivered a triumph with DUNCAN .

As with her other novels, Ms. Reynolds uses flashback and we are graced with not only the beginning of an eternal friendship, but that of Duncan’s loss and rebirth. However, this novel is not as
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
Hm...I think I'm too bored to write a full review so I'll try to be fast.

My Duncan...

I decided Duncan is a younger Brad Pitt, and then I found a picture of Brad Pitt from Troy because let's admit it, he was at his hottest moments in this movie! (Not to mention that he wasn't the only drool worthy male character in the film.)

Meh...Got off track. So, Duncan was, as always, delicious. In this book we see him without the shadow of Raphael's awesomeness over him and boy does he shine. Although I usua
ᴥ Irena ᴥ
Duncan takes over another lord's territory and discovers all the despicable things that vampire lord had done. Combine a very sick vampire lord with powerful and rich politicians and you'll get the picture.

I loved Duncan when he was Raphael's right hand. The problem in this book is that he is way too powerful for the things he is facing here. He is too powerful for anything the author throws at him. He is still great, but when he beats everything and everyone with almost a flick of his finger
Every time I read a book from this series, I always ask myself, "Why in the world did I wait so long to read the next book?" Duncan reminds me why I love this series so much. D. B. Reynolds' writing is so vivid. The world of vampires and men seem present and real as today's paper. Putting a vampire lord in the seat of America's political power is smart and necessary. But this book is about how vampires deal with their own power struggles. Well, that is not exactly true. This book is about the re ...more
Nov 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The tragic thing about this wonderful series is that the atrocious covers are killing it. How many of you will look at this book and no matter how much I'll plead with you to try the series you'll not touch it with a ten foot pole?

Yeah, that's what I thought.

You know I rarely read paranormal romance, but this is creme de la creme of it. There is no woe is me and she is my mate and let's be Neanderthal. Instead there are clever, cunning and strong men and women caught in a power play akin t
Duchess Nicole
4.5 stars
Duncan is such a great character. I had felt attached to him after reading Raphael's books, and even during Sophia's, when he just seemed like such a rock solid guy. Yet he was always in the background, upstanding citizen of Raphael city that he was. Now he gets the focus, and I'm so glad that he did!
I love the way that Emma thinks of him when they first meet:

"Duncan laughed softly, his warm brown eyes dancing. He sure didn't look like a vampire. Miguel she could buy. He'd growled for
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
4.5 Stars - Great addition to the Vampires In America series. Raphael gives Duncan his blessing to move on and take control of his own territory and thus, we now meet Lord Duncan. He's walked into a hornets' nest of crime and corruption in our nation's capitol, and it's now Lord Duncan's duty to clean it up. Who can he trust to pledge allegiance? While trying to sort things out, Duncan meets Emma as she is searching for her best friend after she didn't return home from a big weekend party where ...more
Carrie (Badass, Alpha-male, Cowboy Connoisseur )
She shoots, She Scores!!! Another fantastic read in the Vampire's in America Series. I bought this book on my Kindle and settled in for the night with Duncan. I did not put it down until I was finished. ( I was a wee bit tired the next day but, it was so worth it) I was suprised at the twists and turns in this book, I actually thought I had it all figured out and then WHAM! I was so wrong.

The leading lady is Emma and she is desperately looking for her missing friend, what she didn't plan on find
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My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

"I'm not a man at all, Emma. And while some may consider me bad, I'm very good at what I do."


Seriously. Hands down, my favorite so far. I love it when a series seems to get better as it progresses instead of burning out. Duncan doesn't miss a beat. It picks up right where Sophia left off. mind was sent reeling immediately. Since the beginning of this series, Duncan was my crush, my cutie, my aww
SN the Viking
Duncan has been a favorite for me in this series, I have been really looking forward to his book and I was not disappointed.
Duncan fits the look I like in a guy, blond, tall, smart, did I say BLOND?lol

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Mmmmm just like that. You see my fascination.
Well fortunately his book did actually live up to my anticipation, it was real good. Awesome in fact.
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Emma the heroine in this book was just the right kind of girl for him and she captured my heart too. Sweet as sugar and hard as nails, got to love a
Dec 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my favorite VIA books in the series so far! The relationship between Duncan and Emma was wonderful. It was a pleasure to have no conflict about how they felt about one another. They both seem to embrace the fact that they desired each other and then eventually fell in love with one another. Most romance books have the couple fighting their feelings and taking awhile to come to terms with how they feel. I loved the humor as well. It was an awesome book!
( stars Fifth in D.B. Reynolds exciting Vampire’s in America series, Duncan is a book most (if not all) of us that read this series have been waiting for. Yes, the books usually feature (but not always prominently) vampire master Raphael and his human mate, Cynthia, but Duncan has been right beside him in most of the books. He’s Raphael’s second in command of a huge territory of America. So it was time for Duncan to shine, and he did!

It’s time for the vampire master of Washin
Excellent rebound from the prior novel

I just recently posted about how I've noticed my hometown, Washington, D.C., becoming a more prevalent setting for urban fantasy novels, and this book further supports that!

A change for Duncan was far from a surprise. Serving Raphael for nearly two centuries, he was more than ready to become a Vampire Lord and manage his own territory. With Raphael and Cyn's blessing, he's sent from the west coast to the east coast on a mission to overtake the current Lord
Buddy read with Aly



Maru: And were back!! Yes, we know youve missed our joint reviews so weve decided to grant you another one. Aly, are you read to rock the review world?
Aly: As ready as I can be :D
Maru: So weve finished Vamps in America #5, Duncan
Aly: How would you describe your feelings for it?
Maru: Totally awesome, I cant believe all the bad boy attitude Duncan had! By the end of the book, I was like...I want one like him! What about you Aly?
Aly: :)) you weren't the only one! I di
Fangs for the Fantasy
Once again, in the interest of being fair to D.B. Reynolds, I feel that it is necessary to disclose that I am not a fan of paranormal romance, so please keep that in mind when reading this review.

Duncan, Raphael's longtime second in command is finally ready to become a master vampire. Though he will always see Raphael as his sire, it's time for him to have a territory of his own. With that in mind Duncan travels to Washington with a few people loyal to Raphael and is met by some of his own child
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
As Duncan is cleaning up a mess left by the previous vampire lord in Washington D.C., a woman walks in to the embassy to ask where her best friend is. The last time Emma has seen her was when she was headed to a party with vampires. Because of the things Duncan finds out about the previous lord, he agrees easily to help Emma.

Later while investigating all of the prior lord's properties, the vampires find a dead body buried in the backyard... Things start moving quickly from there...

I know I keep
Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

O.K, I've lusted after Raphael, I've swooned hard over Raj, and now I'm even more hopelessly in love with Duncan. :)

I simply do not know how D.B does it, but the books of this series just get better and better!

As a fan of the series, you can't help but fall in love with Duncan in earlier books with him as a supporting character. He was much too charismatic to stay that way though, so him getting his own book was simply a work in
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Nov 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone!
Shelves: owned
Duncan has been my favorite vamp since I first read Raphael. He is the most 'human' vamp because of his gift of empathy. In this novel we find that Raphael has encouraged Duncan to take over the D.C territory and oust Victor the current and evil Lord. This book takes us through that take over and into the darkside of politicians and the victimization of young women. Emma's roommate Lacey was killed during one of Lord Victor's "parties" and she wants revenge. Duncan meets Emma and boom we have ch ...more
Texas Reader Stacy
Don't let the covers fool you, this is definitely a series to read. Suspense, murder, power, and passion. Duncan has been Raphael's lieutenant for more than 100 years. But now its his turn to take over a territory, one that badly needs to be cleaned up. Emma just wants to find her friend, even though it may not be the ending she is hoping for. Emma is a strong willed character much like Cynthia. And next to Raphael and Cynthia, Duncan and Emma are my next favorite couple. I really didn't want th ...more
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: elib, paranormal, x-2017
4.5 stars

If it wasn't for something that happened in the last few pages, I would have given this 5 full stars!
One of the best in the series so far.
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars.

Well, I kind of addicted to this series, couldn't finish any other book until I read this series first.

This one about Duncan, he used to be Raphael's Lieutenant.
Now Duncan had to leave and took a position as an Ambassador for Vampire but first he had to kill Viktor, the current mad Ambassador, this guy simply disgusting and dangerous!

Duncan is the opposite of Raphael, he was kind, calm and cool. It so rare to find this type of Vampire:) but of course he still an Alpha Male and it so f
Sharon (Simi) Ehcstasy
Like most people, I have been waiting to read Duncan since we first met in Raphael's book. Even then Duncan grabbed your attention as the strong, silent, sexy type.

I loved this book as I am guessing you already know. When Duncan left Raphael's territory, my heart went with him as he was going alone. But not for long as Duncan also inspired love and devotion from his fellow vampires and soon he became the one all were protecting.

I loved his HEA as well. She was perfect for him. Together they made
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“She knew the minute HE arrived. Felt the warm blanket of comfort reach out to her frozen soul....He made his way down the isle and sat next to her...he didn't reach out, didn't touch her...a single tear slid out from her closed lids and she blindly reached for his hand. He took her hand in more, gathering her close, arms coming around her warm and strong as her head sank down unto his shoulder and the tears finally came soaking the lapel of his wool suit. He offered her a perfectly white handkerchief...she stared at it and wondered who carries that type of thing anymore? He looked back at her and explained, "I'm old fashioned.” 21 likes
“Duncan lifted one shoulder. "You may no longer be my lord officially, Sire. But in truth, it will always be so” 15 likes
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