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I swore a solemn oath that saw to the end of the Cormacs, a family of hunters that persistently sought to rid my coven’s existence.

For years we have lived in the shadows, free from hunters and the weapons of wood that could destroy us.

But the familiar scent of Cormac blood is awakening my senses. We were certain that we had ended the bloodline. Now, the vow I swore plagues
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Crystal Burnette
"The one you love will be your greatest sacrifice."

That line alone is what grabbed me about A Sacred Vow and would not let go until I was done. From the first page to the last sentence, Julian and Lia's story moved me my heart and stirred my soul. For someone who certainly has not read many paranormal romances, I was so enthralled and so thoroughly engrossed in this story of two enemies finding a love that surpasses a vow made long ago.

Julian Devereux made a vow to his sire - he would rid the wo
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Sophie
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I feel as though I must start this review by saying I am not a PNR romance fan. If I'm totally honest I avoid PNR in book form however I'm a complete sucker for the Twilight and Underworld franchise. So imagine my surprise when one of my fave authors releases a PNR/Vampire romance. From the start I knew I had to read it, because its Willa and well her books are fantastic but I have to honest and say I had reservations. But I dug in and what followed was me becoming embarrassingly addicted to a V ...more
Natalie The Biblioholic
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, dual-pov, arc
Ever since I discovered JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series, I realized that I have a deep and abiding love and appreciation for paranormal romances. I don't get to read them very often, but I enjoy the heck out of the good ones when I do.

Willa Thorne has found a new fan in me! I went into this book blind and was completely blown away. Anyone who was a fan of Buffy or Angel will enjoy this book. The entire forbidden/taboo love theme throughout this story was crazy hot. Traditionally, vampi
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Jacquie
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Insanely "Blood-Thirsty" Stars!!!

Ok, first of all I have to preface this review by saying that I'm not a HUGE PNR fan...I have read some in the past and I did kind of enjoy them, but I can honestly say that it's not a genre that I would normally gravitate to! Having said that, HOLY FREAKIN MOLY!!!! If I had read more of them like A Sacred Vow, I wouldn't read anything else!!! This book....wow, just WOW!!! Willa Thorne has written an epic, and I mean EPIC novel that had me swooning over one Jul
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Tanaka K
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am a massive fan of paranormal romance. It is one of my most favourite genres. I was so excited when I saw a mention of this book. I knew I had to read it because it combines my most favourite things in a book, paranormal romance and vampires. I was so stocked. I do love paranormal with vampires. Written by Willa Thorne, A Sacred Vow is a captivating paranormal romance with sexy vampires and some hot action.

Julian is a vampire who hates the Cormac bloodline of hunters and has eradicated them
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Vicki
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A sacred vow

So it's taken me a good few hours to come down from the blissful cloud I was floating on after finishing this book, seriously was not expecting to be left feeling like this after reading this book I'm not the biggest paranormal fan going at all but just WOW this book was quite simply fanfluckintastic!!!!!!!!!!!

Julian deveraux mmmmm I want me some off him, part of the coven that took a sacred vow to decimate all that belong to the cormac blood line a vow so sacred and binding to him
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Anne Milne
Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm not really sure what I expected from this book but it surpassed my expectations, paranormal isn't my first choice of genres but I may have been converted. If you like stories about vampires, vampire hunters you'll love this, throw in forbidden love and you have all the ingredients for a great story.
Julian WOW he's everything you think of in a centuries old vampire, handsome, successful enigmatic and addictive. Lia is the typical girl next door, she's full of insecurities but you can see wha
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Tina
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I give this book 5 magnificent, all consuming stars. Willa ventured out and wrote her first paranormal book and she nailed it. This book is perfect from beginning to the end. She has poured her heart and soul into every single word and it shows immensely. You would never know this was her first book outside of contemporary. The heat factor is scorching. The storyline is amazing. The details will draw you in and have you turning those pages so fast that before you know it, its over and you're lef ...more
Angel Payne
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Willa Thorne's newest book was a fast-paced, really entertaining read for me! I have to admit that I wasn't as sure I'd love this as much as her Manhattan series books--because I LOVED those--but I was pulled into the spell of this paranormal world just as easily. Julian is the master of the vampires, along with all the wealth and prestige that come with the job--but there is a gorgeous humanity about him that Ms. Thorne paints with all the poetic and lyrical verbiage that is my crack in books l ...more
Expresso-Girls Just Wanna Have Books  ; A Mafia Romance
If you're looking for a suspense-filled PNR novel, you've hit the mother load with ASV!

Julian. A super sexy name for a super sexy dude! Julian is extremely yummy. Lia is your average around the way girl and his life mate. Lia will make him question every aspect of his supernatural existence. Their journey is a dark and deadly one and until the very end, I had no clue what would happen! But oh what an ending!

I love how their story unfolded and flowed. From the day Julian and Lia came in contact
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Lynn Thinking out loud
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a new to me author. I'm so glad this book was recommended to me.
Julian hated the Cormac bloodline. He made a sacred vow to end them all that was a threat. What happens when he discovers his soul mate is from this bloodline? Will he see her as a threat or will he protect her against all others?

I loved Julian so much the love he has for Lia is timeless. This story ends in a HEA for now. It's not really a cliffhanger but there is more to their story. Steam factor 4. Reviewed by Alpha Lovin
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Tracy *The Wandering Bookaholic* Lawson
Julian the distinguished handsome English gentleman yeah right !!!!! looks can be deceiving let me tell you that !!!!

Lia Lia Lia, having new clue of who she is or where she came from her whole life was a lie !!!!!

In all honesty I think I wouldve preferred the book in Lia's POV rather than dual as Julian got on my nerves and annoyed me at times with the push and pull of his emotions. He was such an indecisive guy and I prefer my men to go after what they want. He did grow on me eventually as the
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Alissa York
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow.
I went into A Sacred Vow expecting a great book, even though I am not a huge fan of vampires. I'm so glad that I didn't let that deter me, becuase this book is exactly what romance is made of. Vamiric darkness, compelling characters, and love that transcends all make this read amazing. Julian has a firm place in my top-ten heroes from this day forward. Devotion, adoration, and sexy as hell, Julian's love for his Lia melted me completely. Lia is not a girl you mess with, despite the loss she
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Jennifer
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was my first Willa Thorne book and I loved it. I haven't read a vampire romance since when Twilight was big. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I absolutely loved Julian. Such a gentleman, but lethal and fierce. I loved Lia. I could see being her best friend. She is strong and courageous. Their love was forbidden on all sides, but that didn't stop them. He should have hated her, but that hate turned into the greatest love he had ever known. He broke a family oath fo ...more
Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Star Rating: 4 stars

Paranormal.

Suspense.

Raw.

This book had me at the end of my seat and wanting more and more! The forbidden of it all is what kept me going!!

Let me start by saying that I don't normally do paranormal, I mean I will if it grabs my attention and this one grabbed my eye balls and held on tight! We meet Aurelia or Lia and Julian, the slayer and slayee if you will except it doesn't go that way at all.

Love.

It is always love that pushes through any and everything that has to do with t
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Thai Holman
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lia is a girl with an unusual birth mark that she hates. She mets a dark, sexy stranger that she is pulled too. She doesn't know he's a vampire and her birthmark is something he hates....

That's all you get. I LOVED THIS. Was captivated from page one. I didn't want to stop reading until I knew what was going to happen. Willa did amazing with this. I loved the build up. It was sexy, keep me in.

Definitely brings back to older novels where vampires are scary, sexy and with lots of history to them.
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Muffin
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I first heard that one of my favorite authors, Willa Thorne, was taking a leap towards paranormal romance, I had no clue what to think. Part of me thought she'd lost her mind! LOL. I’m not a true fan of PNR. After Twilight, I had no interest in anything that involved vampires, werewolves, or whatever..... That is until Julian Devereux stole a little price of my heart! Good Lord! This man is the epitome of swoonworthy! I swear I went from thinking why in the hell am I reading this to I can't ...more
Vivi
2.5 stars!

***I received a free copy from the Publisher, through NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review.***

A Sacred Vow tells us the story of Julian Devereux - a 246 year old vampire.



Julian was turned in 1770 by his great-great grandfather, Gideon. Since then, Julian has been a part of Gideon's Coven, as later were his younger sister, Evie, and his childhood friend, Nolan.

Being a vampire, Julian killed (and enjoyed killing) a lot of people, over the decades, in a attempt to satisfy his hung
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Jay
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing



PNR is one of my favorite genre and when I heard that this author was doing a PNR book I couldn't wait to read.






I dive to it without expectations, I didn't even read the blurb,I wanted to enjoy the story without thinking about what was gonna happen or if the plot was similar to other books and I have to say that I'm glad that I did this way. Willa outdid herself with this one, the plot was so well thought out and written to the point that it felt like you were there with the characters. For me t
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Romance Between The Sheets
A Sacred Vow reminded me of a classic love story. Two families at war and two young people find themselves in love. Except in this love story the man is a vampire who is well over 250 years old and the girl is a part of a family she didn't even knew existed.

Julian, a vampire, made a vow to the leader of his clan. His vow was to kill every member of the Cormac family that existed. While working on fulfilling this vow in 1896 he was cursed by an old woman that "the one he loved would be his greate
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Jodi Hunley Bird
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book! I just finished and all I can say is I want more. I want to throw a temper tantrum and demand more! I freaking love Julian and Lia! There's so much I want to say about this story, but if I say to much it will give parts away. Parts that I just absolutely love about this story. So I'm going to try to do this without giving anything away. Julian has live a long life. Believing that he has done things for those that have wronged his kind. The problem is that what we do in the name of bei ...more
Claire Cronin
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Willa Thorne, and her first PNR book. Now I read lots of PNR and love it, but this can be quite a difficult genre to write about, so was a little cautious going into this, as I have read some fantastic PNR series.

But I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with this. This was a really good read from start to finish. Well written story with some good twists in the plot.

Julian is the vampire, having taken an oath to destroy all the Cormac family who are killing his coven
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Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
This is an extremely well written and highly addictive paranormal romance story that had me on the edge of my seat the entire time and I loved reading this! The Cormac family has long been hunted and destroyed by the vampires since they almost single handedly destroyed the entire race long ago. The entire family has long been thought completely destroyed up until very recently when the shocking discovery surfaces that they’re not quite as extinct as they were believed to be. Julian is one of the ...more
Linda Barrett
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Firstly I would like to say that I have rated this book five stars but I wish I could have rated it more as it was fantastic.
This book is addictive and I enjoyed every minute of reading it.
This book starts off a crossover of the vampire diaries and Romeo and Juliet and turns in to a beautiful love story that will grip your heart and have you feeling many an emotion.
I absolutely adore Julian Devereux.
The rich British vampire is all alpha brooding hotness who you will love to curl up and spend a
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
I am a great fan of paranormal books. This book doesn't disappoint. It pulls you in and you find yourself in a world of hot alpha vampires fighting for what is right. I loved Julian, he is alpha male personified. He is a vampire that demands your attention. Julian has the lead of his coven and with that comes power. However, as is often the case, a strong woman brings him to his knees. Enter Aurelia. When I first met Aurelia I thought I was reading a New Age book, and let out a groan. I am so pl ...more
Melissa Armbrust
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another vampire book? While that is obviously a first thought, i am here to tell you, this is NOT "just another vampire book". I already was a fan of these mysterious creatures, but Willa took them to a whole other level! I asked myself these questions through out the book (over and over) Is that really how vampires were?? Are vampires really real?? Does Willa know a real vampire to know all this about them??? Where can i find myself a Julian?? How does she know all this?? She now has me believi ...more
Rachel Beamin'
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
Though I have written negative reviews before, this one is rather hard for me to write. The writing itself wasn’t bad, the plot was intriguing; however, the character building and the insta-love threw me completely off this book.
In the beginning of the book you are introduced to Lia and her BFF? Or is it her cousin and her cousin’s BFF?
Nonetheless, they move into Lia’s grandparents’ home. There she finds a hidden door in the dark danky basement, where she has this unbelievable pull to…. Sit in
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Tracey
*This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

I am a big fan of vampire romance, and Willa Thorne has really done this justice.
This is the story of Julian Deveraux who was changed it to a vampire more than 250 years ago. His maker Gideon has ensured that the Cormac bloodline is to be terminated and Julian made a sacred vow to ensure this was done to the last living descendant, but what he didn’t know was that the curse put on him by a gypsy woman would finally be realise
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♚Julia ~ The Romance Rebels ♚
I have to say the PNR genre is by far my favorite. Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, love it! A Sacred Vow is the first book I have read from Willa Thorne and I really enjoyed it. Julian is my new favorite book boyfriend. He was a true gentlemen but if you get on his bad side, lets just say you don't want to know what happens next. Lia on the other hand was a total sweetheart.

Forbidden love at it's finest.
When Julian met Lia he was born to hate her, but that hate quickly turns into something else
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