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(Vampires in America #9)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  1,631 ratings  ·  201 reviews
Kauai, Hawaii—tropical paradise, vibrant jungle, turquoise sea... and sensuous nights that hide vampires so powerful they can change the world.

Raphael—powerful, extraordinary, arrogant. He’s been eliminating rivals and gathering allies, determined not just to survive, but to demolish the Europeans who think they can steal what he’s worked for centuries to create. In a fina
Paperback, 274 pages
Published March 31st 2015 by Imajinn Books
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
*Price drop to $0.99 at Amazon US, 1/15/18!*

I couldn't ask for anything more than a full length book featuring one of my all-time favorite M/F couples, Raphael and Cyn. They are usually relegated to the novellas in the series while the new guy/gal takes center stage, but here we got to see all Raphael and Cyn, and it was amazing.

I couldn't put this book down, and I read the entire thing in one day. It was suspenseful, sexy, and, as always, without unnecessary drama. Raphael and Cyn are a rock-s
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Re-read: 10.01.2017
And besides, his Cyn was coming for him. Dear Mathilde was about to learn just how lethal one human female could be.

You know what I love about Raphael and Cyn? They don't try to change each other. Cyn isn't trying to make Raphael "good" or "nice", and Raphael isn't trying to make Cyn a "housewife" or "weak". He treats like he she's his best asset and she accepts Raphael just as he is: his good sides, and his bad sides. A perfect couple. A danger
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5 Trouble in Paradise Stars!!!

WOW, I just loved this book!! Raphael and Cyn are the focal point in this book, but we also get plenty of Juro, Luci, Elke, and Juro's always silent twin Ken'ichi, who is not at all silent in this book!! They all have pretty substantial roles here, along with cameo's from Lucas, Duncan, and Murphy, who all rally around Cyn when things
Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
Cynfully amazing was the first thing that came to mind upon finishing D.B. Reynolds ninth book in the Vampires in America series. She truly is far and away one of my all time favorite paranormal romance authors. It’s so much more than the romance that draws me in every time. It’s the brilliance of her characters and the staying power of the world she has created that always keeps me coming back for more. Deception really is a jewel in her crown of books.

Cynthia Leighton has, from the very start,
Karen Roma
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First read on 8 January 2015, and re-read in February 2016.

While some authors allow a reader the simple pleasure of escapism, others suck you up into their world and deposit you smack bang in the middle of the fray, where you marvel at the depth of their imagination.

The Vampires in America have kept me engrossed from the very beginning and no couple has seized my attention more than Raphael and Cyn. In Deception this captivating couple are once again front and centre, taking readers on an adren
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
OK, I admit it..I have a girl crush on D.B. Reynolds after all she has given me Raphael my ultimate book boyfriend and 8 awesome novels all of which are on my favourite shelf. She has also given me one of the most Kick-ass Heroines since Cat and Kate Daniels. So when a new book is announced I stalk her...I *need* to see cover releases, blurb releases and any excerpts she allows us to see. I adore that she teases us with novellas in between her full novel releases so we can have our Vampires in A ...more
RachelW (BamaGal)

Wow, just wow!!!

Now this is one slam-bang, exciting, fun read. Soooo good. Often, this far into an established series, the overarching plotlines become formulaic and complacent. Not so here. Reynolds has pulled out all the stops and is taking the series in a fresh new direction; and boy is it great fun to read. Oh, and the name of Juro's twin is finally revealed...and he talks! He actually has a large role in the book, as does Juro. This is no pansy-ass fluff vampire series. These are some heav
The BookChick
Just when I think D.B. Reynolds has blown my socks off, she releases a new book and proves me wrong EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Deception was a fast paced, heart pumping read that kept me IN IT from beginning to action. The story was amazing and the action was intense. You have never seen Raphael and Cyn like this before and you need to drop what you're doing RIGHT NOW to pick up this book. There are revelations in the story that will leave you speechless and wondering...and wanting much more. Amazing ...more
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
I loved Cyn and Raphael in the first book and here I was not disappointed! :)

They both are awesome. Cyn maybe a little too much...but still I loved her!

Raphael was to swoon over, as usual!

Action packed, fast paced, in one word: excellent!

Highly recommended to everybody who loves intelligent (no TSTL moment here!) vampire romance!
Stephanie  G
Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
In an attempt to avoid war with the European vampires, Lord of the West Raphael agrees to a meeting in Hawaii. Although he knows it's a trap, he believes he will walk out of the talks and back to his Cyn. But he has underestimated his foe and now his human mate will be his best chance at escaping and returning back home before his enemy lays claim to everything he's worked centuries building.
A great thing happens in Deception. Cyn and Raphael take on roles fans have yet to see them in and the s
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, urban-fantasy
... And we are back to the earlier books of the series: gritty, violent, UF-themed rather than simply PNR. What a ride.

I loved this series since I stumbled into Raphael in 2010 and fell in love with... Cyn. Nope, I've not switched sides. Yet. But Cynthia was an heroine I could absolutely identify with. Nope, I'm not beautiful nor rich. But her world views, her abilities, her personality..yep. She was the one for me.

I love this series, all the books and novellas, but there's no doubt that the s
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deception is book 9 in the Vampires in America series and goes back to the beginning with the powerful vampire lord Raphael and his mate Cyn. After the events at the end of Vincent we were aware that the European vampires want American territories. So when Raphael receives an invitation to meet with the European lords in Hawaii even though he knows its a trap he goes anyway. This proves to be a big mistake because in his arrogance he never expects the kind of trap that is waiting for him and so ...more
3.5 stars
Cyn and Raphael are a premier human/vampire couple. This book proves, once again, how their chemistry is incendiary. However, I'm beginning to feel like there might be just a wee bit too much sex in the book. Unfortunately, I'm starting to skim through the intimate scenes. I do enjoy the on-going storyline and am anxious to see how Raphael will address the European interlopers.
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A freaking fantastic full-length novel featuring one of my favourite couples, Raphael and Cyn.

Long live Vampires in America. Long live Raphael and Cyn.
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Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, march
WOW! From start to finish the book packs a punch. Buckle up everyone because you are in for an awesome wild ride!

Raphael and Cyn are off to Hawaii for a requested meeting knowing war is on the horizon. Of course everything blows up when Raphael is a bit too arrogant and Bad Ass Cyn is in her element taking no prisoners in order to save him before time runs out.

Cyn is my favorite book heroine. She can take care of herself and doesn't let anyone stand her way when it comes to Raphael and his
Laura (Kyahgirl)
4.5/5; 5 stars; A

Cyn rules! She is such an awesome heroine. This book puts Cyn front and center as she kicks ass and takes no prisoners....wait...she does take a couple of prisoners but you will have to read the book to find out why.

I am enjoying this series as much now as I did several books ago and not, as so often is the case with series, thinking the author better be getting close to the end of the road.

My one quibble is with the sex. There was way too much of it. Tastefully done and all, Cy
Lover of Romance
and Cyn learn thst the European vampires are determined to take America over. So they head over to the islands of Hawaii, a place of exotic beauty but also of dangerous secrets and betrayal. When they learn that a old and ancient vampire Mathilde, a vampire from Raphael’s past, sets up a meeting, Cyn knows that its a trap. A trap she is determined to save her mate from. Raphael knows that there is danger, but in his arrogance he doesn’t see the trap, but Cyn prepares for it. So when the night o ...more
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I've been a fan of this series from the very first book, and this story brings us back to my favorite couple, Raphael and Cyn. The series, each book featuring one vampire lord meeting his (or in one case, her) mate while claiming a North American territory, has shown Raphael building alliances in preparation for an eventual showdown with the older and, in some cases, more powerful European vampires who covet his holdings. That showdown, hinted at in the most recent books and short stories, truly ...more
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I think Donna has outdone herself this time! I haven't experienced such sense of urgency, such rush of adrenaline in a long while.

D.B.'s books have always been action-driven , and it's no secret that Raphael and Cyn have remained everyone's favourite couple since the beginning of this series. So I was absolutely ecstatic when I found out there was another full book about them.

Raphael finally has to confront European vampires, and for that he needs to travel to Hawaii. Of course Cyn is worried ab
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this latest installment in the Vampires in America series. Cyn and Raphael are the focus of this story, however, we see many of our favs from the series. The war with the European vampires have started and Raphael is the first stepping stone in that war. Although Cyn and Raphael spend the majority of the book apart, their connection and ability to pull each other through are evident. A great entry in the series.
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Awesome addition to this series! Always love getting back to Raphael & Cyn. Raphael is such a bad*ss, but Cyn is the one who kicks some serious butt in Deception swimming in to save the day - and Raphael. Loved this book...Love this series! A Must Read!
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers of Vampires in America
3.5 Stars
Deception by D.B. Reynolds (Vampires in America #9) I really loved DECEPTION! The story was fast-paced from start to finish and the storyline had me completely enthralled!
Raphael and Cyn are my favorite Vampires in America characters and I’m always happy whenever a book comes out where they’re center stage. I gotta tell you though, this book brought new dynamic to their relationship and I was so thankful for the shift.
Usually Raphael and Cyn spend the book arguing with each other over who will
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
I thought this was a really good entry to the series. It furthered the long arc quite nicely and also returned us to remembering why we liked Cyn all on her own before we even met Raphael.

If I had one negative comment it would be that Reynolds seemed to pack a lot of sex into the times when Raphael and Cyn were together. The storyline dictated that they were apart for much of the book and I found myself thinking that Reynolds must have had a specific number of coitus instances she was shooting f
Heather andrews
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Raphael likes to push his woman's limits, "give me a minute,” she breathed. “I don’t think I have any feeling below the waist.” Raphael grinned and thrust his hips lazily, sliding his cock slowly in and out of her still-trembling sex." I loved the playfulness these two had:
It was Cyn’s turn to laugh. “Look at you, Mr. Modern Guy, knowing what a registry is.”
“There’s no need to be insulting,” he responded , slapping her a**.
Raphael likes to make sure that others don't see what's his, "Raphael
❃ Brandy ❃
Sheesh, every time I read one of these novels, it makes me want to read the series all over again from the beginning. This book was awesome, as all of them are & I can't wait for the next one to be released! I have to admit that I was slightly bummed that it seemed like the individual vampire lord novels might be over, but was pleasantly surprised that this book captured my attention from the very first page & I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. Why I doubted D.B. Reynolds is beyond me..... I shoul ...more
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
This is by far one of my favorite Vampires in America story. I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking this. However my traditional reviewing isn't going to work for this book. There is just too much information that would spoil the book for anyone who isn't up to date with the series. I'll say this much though. Cyn is at her kickass best in this book. Lord Raphael, he's just uber badass in this one. This book is definitely the set up book for the future arc about the war. Love, love this series! I can ...more
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So Very Good! I just love Raphael and Cyn. This was such a good story. Lots of action, suspense, great hot sex, and surprises I didn't see coming... aka NICK! I so hope that Nick gets a book. I cant even express how much I really want Nick to have a book - it opens up so much stuff. And I suppose this Christian guy is interesting (end teaser) But not as much as NICK! Now I have to wait for the next book and its going to kill me. Seriously, I have been reading some average to dnf books lately.
TJlovestoread Blog
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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“I trust you. But I'm also going with you."

"Of course you are. Because, my Cyn, if the shit hits the fan--"

"When the shit hits the fan."

"--I trust you to be there to turn the damn fan off.”
“You do not get to say good-bye to me like this. You do not get to say good-bye at all. You promised me you would come back, and that does not mean I get your ashes in a fucking box, do you hear me? No one gets to kill you but me, and I swear, Raphael, I will stake you myself if you let them kill you."

One corner of his sensuous mouth curved up in amusement at the illogical threat, and she growled, actually growled at him. Which only made him smile harder.

"Perhaps I simply wanted to take comfort in the sweet and silky flesh of my mate before going into battle."

Cyn gave him a doubtful look, but she smiled. "In that case, you have the wrong woman."

Raphael wrapped both arms around her and rolled them again, putting him once more on top. "I have exactly the woman I want, lubimaya. There is no other.”
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