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Captured by the Vampire

(Vampire Enforcement Agency #0.5)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  515 ratings  ·  82 reviews
When Zoë reveals proof of vampires to the world, has she sentenced the one she loves to death?
After years of being alone, Rowan is ready to end his immortal life. Weak from starvation and overcome by bloodlust, he attacks a human in public and is captured by police.

When Zoë discovers that the intriguing, new prisoner brought to the jail where she works is a dan
Kindle Edition, 145 pages
Published July 23rd 2018 by Lounge Chair Literature
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Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a great introduction to the Vampire Enforcement Agency! It was entertaining, and gives you a taste of all the goodness to look forward to with this series!
Joann Herley
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Captured by the Vampire is an intriguing read about two tortured souls. One, a vampire who has lost his mate and is ready to end his existence, and the other, a young woman struggling to make something of herself. Zoe meets the vampire, Rowan, in jail. Ms. McAllen slowly draws these two characters together through curiosity, conflict, caring, and finally desire. This is the first book I have read from this author and look forward to continuing the series.
Stephanie Villere
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is Captured By The Vampire written by Kellie McAllen. In this short story we meet Rowan as he contemplates ending his life. Being an immortal doesn’t seem all that wonderful when you are forced to be alone. Zoe comes across Rowan at work and strikes up a conversation with the vampire. Guess where the story goes next? No? Okay then, I suppose you will need to read it then.
Aug 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ereader
This is the prequel to the Vampire Enforcement Agency. The story doesn't include any of the characters from the next books in the series but it is set in the same universe. Kellie creates interesting, flawed characters. In this one Rowan is a vampire who has lost his wife and is going to end it all by staying out when the sun comes up. An unfortunate vehicle accident distracts him and the story takes off from there. Tragic and emotional Rowan and Zoe go through a lot to find their HEA. ...more
Brandi Johnson
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was great to get the backstory! It was lots of fun to read.
Moony (Captain Mischief) MeowPoff
Honestly? a little let down... honestly. No Chemistry and Rowan was a pain.
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really loved the chemistry between Zoë and Rowan.
Mary Kirkland
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rowan lost his mate a long time ago. He's been so lonely without her and is ready to die and turn to ash. That is until he comes across a car accident and his blood lust takes over. He's been starving himself, so when the police come and he's arrested, he's too weak to break himself free.

Zoe is miserable, her mother is a drunk and her sister is a bit of a jerk. She works as a janitor at the police station and finds herself intrigued by Rowan. But when she does something dumb, she puts not only
Myla Aguilar
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute Prequel

Cute short story of a vampire romance. Good story with some action, suspense and love.
Might read the series next if they are longer with more detail.
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is the prequel to McAllen's new Compelled by the Vampire series. To be honest, I don't quite see how it will come into play, as Zoe and Rowan weren't in the first book, but it is still a very entertaining standalone. Hopefully, the next few books will go back to them!

Zoe is a normal girl down on her luck. Her mom is an alcoholic who doesn't really care that they are living in a trailer park, and her sister works in a strip club. She is cleaning in the police station as a side job to pa
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Title: Captured By the Vampire
Author: Kellie McAllen
Publisher: Lounge Chair Literature
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Reviewer: Teresa Fallen Angel
Vampire Enforcement Agency Prequel
When Zoe reveals proof of vampires to the world, has she sentenced the one she loves to death?
After years of being alone, Rowan is ready to end his immortal life. Weak from starvation and overcome by bloodlust, he attacks someone in public and is captured by police.

When Zoe dis
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Quick, punchy, filled with intensity from the very beginning. The blurb tells you about what happens, but actually reading the storyline gives you so much more. You seriously won’t be able to put this down. I no it’s a bit of a common statement, however it was so true. It was a definitely a will they won’t they, which I loved. The vampire himself had such a overpowering presence with a history you empathised with, a present you Couldn’t deny him and a future you hoped for him. His charisma was a ...more
Lauren Brown
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
I haven’t read the series, I started with the prequel because I thought it’d be nice to start off with that.

Since it’s a prequel - something that is mostly used to add context to the bigger series, I wasn’t expecting too much of a plot, and I was right, there isn’t much of one. The gist is that Rowan, a vampire, wants to kill himself, but instead is taking to prison where he meets Zoe, a janitor, who makes him see that life is maybe worth living.

Those of you who know me will know that I absolu
Christine Karmelreads2665 W.
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Music for the tortured soul

This book took about an hour and a half to read and it was a great read for sitting waiting on an appointment. The characters in the book Rowan and Zoe don't know each other from Adam and when their worlds collide things don't go as planned.

The author is giving us a book that although not overly long will still in her interesting enough to read while I waited on an appointment.

The author has given you background on Rowan and how he came to be which was kind of nice c
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rcvd an advanced reader copy from the author for giving my two cents. It wasnt what I thought it would be. Thought it was gonna be like her previous book but it was still good. Rowan wants to die...his loneliness has taken its toll and when he was about to end his life he hears a car accident and sees a girl bleeding out...the blood was to much for him and he starts to drink. But is interrupted by cops and then is thrown in jail. Zoe can't believe what she is hearing. As a cleaner at the jail, s ...more
Cyrene Olson
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the beginning story to introduce the Vampire Enforcement Agency series. Rowan is a centuries old vampire, who is tired of being alone, and has never met another vampire except for his mate, whom died. Tired of being alone, he decides it is time to end his life. Half starved, and getting ready to meet the sunrise when a car accident happens close by, he stumbles over to see if he can help them one last time. But he isn’t prepared for the bloodlust. Even though the victim is already dead, ...more
The Mysterious Reader
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read Kellie McAllen’s Captured by the Vampire: A Paranormal Romance (Vampire Enforcement Agency Book 0) out of order as I’ve already read (and totally enjoyed) book 1 in the series, Compelled by the Vampire. As I noted in my review of that one, even though I’ve mostly stopped reading vampire themed novels as they’ve started getting too predictable and angst-filled, that one was superbly written and a lot of fun. No surprise then that I’ve felt compelled (sorry, couldn’t resist) to read this “b ...more
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Vampire Rowan Eiris loses the will to live after his mate dies and when starvation takes too long, decides to let the sun seal his fate. Unfortunately Rowan goes into blood lust after witnessing a car accident and gets dragged off to jail when the police arrive. College student Zoë Elonda is working as a janitor at the police station when Rowan is brought in. Zoë is intrigued by the hot Rowan and secretly records the dash cam video of Rowan drinking blood and posts it to Youtube where it goes vi ...more
For a prequel of the main series (Vampire enforcement agency) I pretty much enjoyed it.
It made me look forward to the rest of the books, I haven't read yet.

As much as I enjoyed it, It definitely felt like a prequel.
Even though it was an insta-love (which I'm really not fond of), It felt like their "love" story was rushed. I do understand the "rush" part since it's a prequel and I feel like it's about more than just their story. I liked the authors writing style, the writing of details was well
Caroline Doig
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the prequel and the beginning of the Vampire Enforcement Agency and this is the story of how Rowan and Zoe met and fell in love. I won’t be giving any spoilers because I don’t think that I can do this book any justice so read Kellie’s blurb and that will give you the gist to this story. It’s an absolutely amazing read and in this story the humans find out that vampires really do exist and of course there are haters and lovers of their kind. The 1st book Compelled by the Vampire can be re ...more
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it

This is a straightforward story of a solitary vampire, Rowan, who has lost his mate and his will to live. But before he can end his life in the approaching sunshine of daybreak, he's arrested and taken to jail.
Zoe, a twenty years old student, cleans the jail at night. When Rowan is brought in and placed in solitary confinement, she's more curious than fearful. And she captures a video of Rowan's activities leading to his arrest, then posts it on the internet to raise money. But public re
Julia Murdock
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The passion and the love in this story is overwhelmingly EPIC! Towan is a vampire overwhelmed by the thought of eternity alone and decides the FInal Death is what he wanted until he met the quiet prison janitor, Zoe. He found himself enthralled by her. Something henever thought he would feel again.

Zoe just wanted to break free from the monorony of her life. She wanted more and felt there was more there. Then she meets Rowan. At first she thought him to be just a prisoner but as she was becoming
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fangtastic read!

When the heroine reveals proof of vampires to the world, has she sentenced the one she loves to death?

A wonderful introduction to this series - loved seeing how vampires are revealed, how the agency came to be and how the heroine and hero fall in love.

Good writing though I had a hard time getting into third person (normally I don't because some authors can just write in third person and I can follow and love it) but it was tough. Hopefully, if the first book is in third person
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
A good introduction to another take on vampires. It's well portrayed with great characters.

Driven by loneliness and despair, Rowan aims at committing suicide by sunlight, but an unfortunate accident distracts him and changes his plans.

Zoe comes upon Rowan by chance whilst she is working, and starts questioning her beiliefs. Do vampires exist? Are they monsters?

The friendship which develops between Rowan and Zoe leads to romance, but with Rowan being a vampire and Zoe a human, do they have a fut
Barbara J Maich
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great novel

A vampire decided to end his life, boneheaded and he knows no other vampires. He here's a crash and next thing he knows he is Sri king from a dead victim. He ends up in jail with attach consult, vampires are not real. He befriends the cleaning girl and things begin to change. It's a gripping tale of instant attraction and because of events he will be locked up for awhile. What to do he finally gets someone and they will starve him to death in a cold dank cell. Many twists and turns b
Sara Oxton
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Captured by the Vampire by Kellie McAllen a five-star read that will capture your imagination. This is a prequel to the Vampire Enforcement Agency series and it was great getting some back story, I loved the first book and this one just whetted my appetite before the next book. Rowan had so much more depth to himself that I first realised, and Zoe was such a great character watching her come to terms with what happens, and her story unfold was a pleasure to read.
Janet Smith
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rowan's a vampire and Zoe is a human, but no matter what they're differences may be, they fall in love with each other. Zoe helped vampires come out to the world when she saw Rowan in the police station she worked at. He was arrested and was too weak to do anything to escape. Zoe spends time with him and they both realize they have feelings for the other. Rowan tries to scare Zoe off, but no matter what he does, she keeps coming back. I loved this book and highly recommend it. ...more
Stephanie Smith
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a a great prequel to Kellie McAllen’s new Vampire Enforcement Agency series. It shows how Vampires came to be common knowledge and how the Vampire Enforcement Agency was created. It is also to wonderful love story between Rowan, a Vampire who feels he is at the end of his existence, and Zoe, a young woman who has just started her life’s journey. The chemistry is flammable - literally! An excellent story and a wonderful backstory for this new series.
Eve Jones
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good read

For a prequel this book was pretty good.
It introduced you to the two main characters that I assume will be a constant throughout the series. As main characters go I completely fell in love with both of them, they also make a great couple.
The title states Vampire Enforcement Agency, but there is only a few lines dedicated to this in the book. Maybe it features more later in the series.
May 05, 2020 rated it did not like it
No bite

Promising start to this one but then it spiralled into matter of fact storytelling.
Characters were ok but had no emotional connection or depth.
Dialogue not great either, it just didn't have any flow.
Have to be honest I gave up three quarters of the way through as it just didn't hold my interest.
It's frustrating because the opening was so compelling.I

It just wasn't for me but will appeal to a younger audience.
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Kellie McAllen is a USA Today Bestselling author who has her nose in a book whenever she can. When she's not reading or writing, she's usually hanging out at the beach, guest judging on DWTS (from her living room), or watching cute cat videos. She lives in North Carolina. ...more

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“Her mother spotted Zoë’s bleeding wrist then, and she gasped and shrieked. “What did he do to you?” 0 likes
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