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In an abandoned warehouse in Manhattan, two enemies battle to the death, while outside, a malevolent entity watches and waits and plots, eager for blood. On an island in the heart of Seattle, an immortal princess struggles to lead a normal life just as a flood of terrifying creatures starts to pour in through a portal that should not be there. A young man meets a classmate ...more
Published January 2018
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Michelle
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**

Romanov is a new adult paranormal by Samaire Provost. It has been a while since I have read a paranormal featuring vampires, but I was in the mood for one, so I decided to check out Romanov. I have seen a few people indicate that they were unsure that vampires were being featuring in this story, so you have been warned. This novel is about vampires. It is a feuding families type story with lots of moving parts and
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Janet Robel
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved this twist on vampires! Alix, Lexei, and Anna are over a hundred years old and are a very close-knit family. This kept a steady pace and had some bone-chilling scenes which will stick in your imagination. The addition of Eric as Anna's love interest puts a romantic spin to the plot. Learning about this family and their Russian line is what solidifies this story and made me feel almost as if I actually knew them. A bit of history is creatively used.

Anna and Eric are the main characters
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Adela Cacovean
Jan 25, 2018 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: arc
DNF at 12%.
I know, that's rare for me. In my defense, the book description said something about malevolent entities and medieval beasts plus the mention of the Romanov family got me intrigued. What I actually got was another book about vampires (were they mentioned in the description, I wouldn't have bothered requesting an arc copy).
I was determined to read it until the vampire turns herself into a rat, and then a bat, at which point I completely lost any will to force myself into reading
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Tonja Drecker
Feb 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Vampires, dark monsters, a desire for power, and romance fill these fast-paced pages.

Anna is a vampire. A strong one, over one hundred years old, and comes from a very renowned family—the Romanovs. After her father dies in a struggle against one of his greatest adversaries, her and her family go into hiding. Little do they know that there are other evil powers lurking in the shadows, who are determined to kill them. But life isn't all danger. Anna runs into a guy at college and soon finds
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Robin
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
The title drew me in first. I spent 18 months of my college life heavily immersed in Russian history, so anything with "Romanov" immediately gets my attention. While the blurb says nothing about vampires, this is a vampire book and the omission is likely one of the reasons I decided to pick it up (I usually ignore vampire stories). I was intrigued by the premise and jumped right in.

This book is rather confusing at the start. We're jumping around and meeting all the players and getting
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Laura  Hernandez (TheVoluptuousBkDiva/YABkDivas)
A well-written and entertaining read that kept me captivated until the very last turn of the page.


{I requested a copy for review purposes and made no guarantee of a favorable review. The opinons expressed here are unbiased and my own.}
Jessica | Booked J
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Blog | Twitter | Instagram | I was part of the blog tour for Samire Provost's Romanov--you can read my post here. I received a copy of the novel for free in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my review in any way.

At first glance, I knew that Samaire Provost's Romanov would be promising. The description alone is as tantalizing as they get--and there's really no going around that. There's a quality to this book that screams, "READ ME!" before you even fully comprehend its
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Tracey
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
*I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.*

This is the story of Anna Romanov who comes from a very renown family of vampires, and has lived for more than one hundred years. But when her father is killed by one of their adversaries, they have to run into hiding.
Anna is now taking night classes at the college and meets up with you college student Eric, problem is he is a mortal but Anna can’t help the love she is feeling for him.
There are dangers and evils
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Laura Thomas
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
A family of powerful vampires flee from persecution and wind up in America, starting a new life in Seattle. But, someone or something won’t stop hunting them. As strange creatures stalk the night and the family appears to be their focus, they’ll have to rely on each to survive and vanquish the evil.

What worked for me.

I thought it was a nice touch to have the family of vampires actually be the Romanov’s family of Russian aristocracy. Persecuted and pursued, they fled to America, trying to
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Cheryl Whitty
Reviewed on behalf of http://bookaddict.tive,
This is a tale about afamily of vampires, nice well brought up vampires. They have been vampire for over a hundred years so they all quite strong. It is always great to have a new legend to read with plenty of adventure.
There plenty to read with this imaginative story with links to legends I haven’t read before. Anna is taking some evening classes and meets Eric in her Art class, immediately they click and slowly get to each other. Eric is human, but
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Ashlee Elizabeth
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was breathtakingly awesome! I definitely enjoyed it! Definitely recommend this to the vampire lovers!
Beautifully written! This book was hard to put down and the end was a shocker! I definitely recommend everyone to read this book!
Lilivette
Jan 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: blog-tours, arc, 2018
*I received a free copy of this book to review as part of the blog tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours!

Romanov by Samaire Provost was a fun and light read full of romance, magic and blood. I really enjoyed Anna’s story as she fled and hid with her family from Grigori Rasputin, their enemy. What I mostly enjoyed about her story was her connection with her family; how close she was with them and how they all cared for each other. Another thing I loved was the paranormal world that comes to life
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Jessica Robbins
Feb 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: own-kindle, blog-tour
For complete review check out my blog at https://booksaplentybookreviews.blogs...
Stephanie Stacy
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Intense, Riveting, Tantalizing...an easy and fun read. I hope there are more in the series....reviewed by Stephanie Stacy, March 14, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition
There are Vampires living in present day and more than you realize. Romanov, with its portals, many twists and turns, and then even more surprises just when I think I can relax, is intense, riveting, and tantalizing...plus a love story.
I am delighted that Samaire Provost seamlessly set this magical murder mystery in a combination of
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Cranky Stars


A dark and evil presence looms and no creature of supernatural origin is safe from it. Anna, as well as the rest of her family are very powerful vampires who are over 100 years old. Perhaps you've heard of them... They are the Romanovs. The story begins with Anna's father dying in a battle to the death against a powerful threat to his family. This causes Anna and the rest of her family to go into hiding. While in hiding Anna meets and instantly falls in love with Eric. With some
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Indie Wish List
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-2018
Vampires and magic, dragons and time portals, romance and death, this book will suck you in and the ending will have you gasping, “What?”
The beginning starts with a battle to the death, then it starts to slow down as a love blossoms. However, don’t get too comfortable because there is a monster hiding in the darkness, one who has waited millions of years for his revenge. This monster is what gave me the biggest surprise in this book. I thoroughly enjoyed discovering his history.
I also liked the
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Nicole
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
I received an ARC in partnership with Xpresso Book tours in exchange for an honest review.

I really hate to give a bad review when I was kindly given this ARC, but it just didn't work for me. I don't think I can do the vampire romance sub-genre at all anymore. I keep trying, but I keep hating it.

The premise of this book was great-- the Romanovs and Rasputin as vampires? Yes! Makes total sense. The execution was lacking. Honestly, these characters could've been anyone. Focusing only on Alix,
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Haddie
DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN ARC OF THIS BOOK, THROUGH XPRESSO BOOK TOURS, IN PARTICIPATION OF A BLOG TOUR. THIS IS MY HONEST REVIEW.

This was a rather interesting read. I will say I didn't quite get the "umph" I was expecting. The idea is great. The characters were not over the top, but they most definitely were not dull. There was suspense; I liked the interactions between characters. It was a good read. I can definitely see myself picking it up again for several more reads. I wouldn't say it's my
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Melissa Gammonster
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've read a lot of vampire books, but none of them have surprised me as much as this one did! Very creative writing. I have never been to Seattle but after reading this book I feel like I'd at least had a short visit there. The creatures are fantastical, creative and very descriptive. I honestly felt like I could see them. I simply adore the dragon! Made me feel like I was talking to a warm and fuzzy Gandalf. I EAGERLY await the next book!
Brigitte
Being a fan of paranormal novels and after the reading the book description, I was rather keen to dive into this story, but it wasn't quite what I expected.

Anna was turned into a vampire a century ago and Eric is a regular Art student.

Anna and Eric attend the same Art nightclasses and they strike a friendship. To him, she is beautiful and different from anyone else he's ever known. He is not wrong, but not in a way that he would have imagined. When she reveals her true nature, he embraces it
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Kristin
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Personally I found Romanov a highly entertaining read and I read the entire book during one sitting. The novel also contains a few philosophical moments, like how easily humans forget to enjoy the moment and the everyday magic. I also got a good laugh when I read the discussion between Anna and Eric about craving food and Anna points out she likes her meat a bit more raw than humans usually like. In general, Romanov is book I would recommend, especially if you're into vampires and the Romanov ...more
Rivalie
Feb 07, 2018 rated it liked it
I don't think I've picked up a vampire book in such a long time so I was definitely excited going into Romanov. Throw in a connection to the famous Russian imperial family and I was completely hooked.

Romanov follows the family of vampires currently hiding in Seattle when their longtime enemy starts to wreck havoc and they have no choice but to intervene. The urban setting contrasted with the fantastical world the Samaire Provost builds creates such an interesting balance that left me wanting
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Tabby
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with this!!! I have never given a review before, but the story was so different and magical I had to give my opinion. I was in the book seen everything written on each page...Samaire Provost is a beautiful person and an amazing author that cares about her readers...The characters were so easy to love and care for the twist and turns were intriguing. Can't wait the next one.
Jennie
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book. The beginning of the book was about meeting the characters and although it took a while it was well worth it and allowed you to fall in love with the characters. The writer has a way of making you feel like you are apart of the book and describes places in such detail that you can see it. Love the dragon he is nice and regal.

Took me a while to finish the book only because I got very attached to the characters and thought it was gonna end with me crying. I pushed
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Bianca78
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I was truly excited to read this book; the premise entirely intriguing. The Romanovs, Russia’s last dynastic rulers, reside in current day Seattle having lived the past hundred years as immensely powerful vampires. History’s Romanov family is steeped in legend having assumed mythological status. Throw in the mystic Rasputin, a larger than life entity that reportedly refused to die, and you have an excellent foundation
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Arwen
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was ok

I received this book free thoughXpresso Book Tours.

See the first part of my review here.

Let me say this right up front - This is not the normal type of book I read. I'm not into vampires, and I'm not really into urban fantasy, and I don't like sex scenes at all. So if I didn't like it as much as I should have that because it not my type of book. I was really hoping that the Romanov angle would overcome some of those things though. Because I do like Romanov retelling and re-imaginings.

YOU
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Anne Monteith
This is another vampire tale with the focus being on four members of the Romanov family; Nicholas, Alexi, Alexandra and Anastasia who were turned shortly before the revolution. There are lots of supernatural elements in this story and another familiar character. I really wanted to like this more than I did, but found it somewhat silly. The ending was very different and surprising and is the reason it is getting this rating. The only reason I finished it was because it was an ARC.

2.25/5 STARS:
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Jashana
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018
The concept of this story really appealed to me. I think the Romanovs are so interesting and the premise of them being vampires sounded incredibly cool!

However, the writing ended up not appealing to me. There were repetitive elements that were distracting, and a lot of the mythology of the magical creatures (aside from just vampires) didn't feel fully fleshed out or explained clearly. The whole thing with Rasputin and the "pale creature" was never really explained.

The dialogue also was a bit
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Kimberly
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
*Thanks to NetGalley, The publisher, and author for providing me with this book for a unbiased review*

Hello Fellow Readers,

With a gorgeous cover and a really great summary I wanted to quickly dive into what I thought was going to be a great book. Unfortunately this book just isn't for me. I found myself bored and disconnected from characters. The romance angle, in my opinion, started a bit too quickly and while the action scenes were okay I just could not get myself completely into them.

I did
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Michael Roberts
Mar 25, 2018 rated it liked it
This book is a terrific combination of vampires, steamy romance and magic. It’s a fun page-turner with lots of action and great characters.
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