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Blood Captive

(Vampire Huntress Chronicles #2)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  276 ratings  ·  62 reviews
She was the hunter. Now, she's the prey.

Detective Rainey Astor has run headfirst into danger for as long as she can remember. Her trip to Salem was no different, and although she and Elijah are back in Billings, nothing could have prepared them for the repercussions they will face upon their return home.

Determined to get back to normal despite the fact that everything's ch
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Published October 22nd 2020
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Oct 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book 2 and picks up where Blood Hunt left off. Rainey and Elijah are great, I love reading these guys. The story is gripping and easy to get lost in. Action packed, dark and steamy. This series is a fast favorite of mine and I need more.
The Bookish Soaper
Nov 16, 2020 rated it liked it
3.25 ⭐️

Super action packed, but in the first book I found Rainey to be bad ass and strong with a touch of quirky. This second book she seemed a little weak to me, and her quirk for loving skittles went from being cute to utterly annoying and mentioned wayyyyy to much. Loving the crazy ending and I do plan to continue onto the next book.
Terri West
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a brilliant fantasy/paranormal series with a complicated plot so pay attention. The author catches your attention and keeps it throughout, I found myself truly invested in these characters and their fight to do what is right but not lose each other in the process.
This book continues where book 1 finished and if you have a problem with cliffhangers you are going to have a problem with this series.
Well written, engaging and exciting trilogy that I would recommend to any fan of this genre.
Reed Daylee
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

POV: dual, mostly
SERIES: Books 2 of 3 Vampire Huntress Chronicles

New author for me. Yay - for a late 30's kick-butt FMC! Boo - when she acts like an immature child. Story is well-written and action-packed. Not as much action and violence as book 1. There's a lot going on in this story so it can get a little complicated. So far, this series is more action than romance - still a great read. Must read books in order.

I received a free cop
Rhiannon Chillingworth
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a good second book.

I sort of wish Elijah and Rainey's relationship was a bit more slow burn. I liked the pace on it in the first, but they've jumped pretty quickly into a relationship with one another, so a lot of that great tension is gone.

This is a good old school urban fantasy though that I am enjoying.
Lorrie (Clockworkbookworm)
Poor Rainey! She has suffered so much loss. Ends on a major cliffhanger.
Kassy Robinson
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy catballs Batman!!!

Ok so I was sooo into the final action of the book that I didn't even realize I was at the end! Totally mentally invested in this series!!! I haven't been this invested since the major Stephanie H. series! Jessica Wayne is my new goddess worship! Such an amazing author and series I recommend it to EVERYONE!!!
Samantha Grubey (ABookHaven)
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, arc
Holy macaroni

That ending.
The cliffhanger

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Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book two of the Vampire Huntress Chronicles and sees Detective and last of a line of Hunters Rainey Astor, and Vampire Elijah Hawthorne as they return from her grandmother’s wreck of a home in Salem. They have brought a very old wooden box back with them, but Rainey opened it briefly while they were there and is now hearing voices telling her things and trying to get her to join them. She puts it all down to tiredness after such an eventful few days, but a darkness was unleashed and has ...more
Although I do appreciate some fast-paced action, I like having some deep character development in between running from place to place.

The entire book could be described as a rushed series of repetitive scenes that ranged from Rainey enthusiastically sleeping with Elijah, Rainey checking in with friends and coworkers that they think don't about the supernatural world, visiting a whole bunch of beautiful witches and supernaturals from Elijah's past for dramatic revelations, and lastly to a bunch o
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 2 in this series, so I’d definitely read book 1 before this one. This one starts right where the other book left off.

Ahhh man!! I’m so angered by that ending! Too many secrets causing too many problems; withholding information is never a good idea. Plus, there’s a major cliffy. I’m just sad. And I’m so ticked at these characters and their dumb actions. Still a very entertaining book though! Love the passion and the deep connection between Rainey and Elijah. So sweet and sexy; some hot stuff
Atlanta Whitlock
I thought the ending to the first book what a complete shock, but nope… Jessica Wayne has officially topped it again. Her work is just truly incredible and the ending… WOW…. I have no words, I’m officially mad at how it ended, but I also want to know what is next in store for Elijah, he’s become such an intriguing character and I love the connection he has with Rainey. I’m honestly at a loss for words because so much happened in this book and I was gripped from the very start. I have no idea whe ...more
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy hell wilber! Jessica hits the high road, blazing through on the wings of a flaming inferno, delivering up some cold hard facts, ruthless decisions and relentless drive, keeping you riveted and frozen to your seat, launching this jewel to staggering heights. One action packed, hard hitting, nailbiting, spine tingling, nerve racking, page flipping, jaw dropping, block buster, raising the stakes and keeping it real, wrapping this gem up sleek, shiny and tight. Ma
Jan 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Gripping, haunting and addictive!

4.5 ⭐️
This book/series would be the perfect read for Halloween as I am unravelling the plot twists and turns! Fits in with the spooky season so well.

After Rainey and Elijah’s trip to Salem in the first book, it’s honestly been disaster, followed by gut wrenching news, followed by an attempt on Rainey’s life. This is a dark and emotional read, full of haunting, magic and supernatural violence.

We were taken on a journey, learning more about the history of the supe
Sarah Kessler
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First off I loved it. This is book 2 of 3 and though I knew I would have to wait for book 3, I still got sucked in!

Blood Captive starts right where Blood Hunt ends, so if you felt a loss that Rainey and Elijah finally became like two magnets that flip and stop repelling each other, you’ll appreciate the start of the book.

Right away they start working on the mystery of the Lunar Divide and why Delaney left them that file. As Rainey starts to gather all the clues to what is going on, we get intr
Natalie Noblett
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blood Captive by Jessica Wayne is the second book in Vampire Huntress Chronicles. Rainey and Elijah are back home after their trip to Salem but things are not the same within Rainey. She keeps hearing voices asking to be freed, people are telling her the darkness is coming and witches keep ending up dead. This story doesn't disappoint with it's fast paced action and suspense, revelations and steamy romance you will not be able to put it down. When people Rainey cares about start getting hurt, sh ...more
Natalia Navarro
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WTH!!!... I need the next book NOW!!! 😩😭

OMFG this book is phenomenal!!!... well written, action-packed, fast paced, wonderful characters, unexpected and shocking twists and turns, romance, sexy scenes and a plot that will keep you on edge, biting your nails and eager for more!!!... A crazy rollercoaster of emotions!!! 😳🤯💔😭
While the bond between Rainey and Elijah keeps growing and solidifying, the darkness is getting stronger, leaving a mass of bodies and chaos in its path 😱🙈... They discovered t
Patricia Finnegan
Surprise after surprise!
I love these books. In the second book about Rainey and Elijah things really get intense. Elijah doesn't want to leave her alone because something seems to be stalking her. Their relationship is heating up by the day but now, witches are being killed. Rainey is still working on the police force but they keep telling her to take time off and hide. Her captain knows more than she has ever let on but the situation is getting scarier. How can Rainey protect the people she lov
I felt lukewarm about this book until the end. I wish we had seen Rainey spiral a little bit more gradually since she has been possessed for a while. We saw some episodes of "psychosis", as they call it in the book, but I wish it had steadily built until she finally snapped at the end. **************************************SPOILER ALERT ***************************** I was extremally please when Rainy was possessed completely by Heather. I literally shouted YES YES YES! I love me a good villain, ...more
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am enjoying this series very much it is a mixture of Underworld meets Lost Girl and CSI! I could totally see this as a movie. Rainey and Elijah do not hesitate to give you a steamy sensuality in the midsts of being hunted, the hunted being hunted. Again ending in a nail biting cliff hanger. I got so involved in the characters it made me wonder how many people I know aren’t telling me the whole truth and keeping dark secrets. Well written, excited I found a new series in supernatural. Sorry, no ...more
Rachel Cass
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I. Love. Rainey. And. Elijah! This book was so good! As they usually are with Jessica Wayne's stories, it was so hard to put down. From beginning to end you are left wanting more! There was romance (of both the touching and steamy variety), suspense, twists, heartbreak; pretty much the full gambit! That ending though! All I know is that I can't wait for the final book to know what happens! I highly recommend this series! Jessica never disappoints! ...more
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Blood Captive”, the second book in the “Vampire Huntress Chronicles” by Jessica Wayne, is fantastic good written vampire book, a paranormal romance meets thriller that follows Rainey Astor (FMC) a police detective based in Montana, that following the events depicted in the last installment (“Blood Hunt”) during her trip to Salem, finds herself back home in Billings and struggle to get back to ‘business as usual’ despite the turn her life has taken, in order to fully enjoy the story it would be ...more
Cynthia Carpenter
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
From beginning to end this book takes from twist to the next. Rainey and Elijah pull you back into their story and believe when I say you won't be disappointed. It has everything you need and so much more. The action, romance, emotional, the heat and steam and its so intense that when it finally lets go you will be shocked and left wanting so much more. I was reeling by the end and when the truth comes to light it will be too late save them? An another amazing feat by this she definitely knows h ...more
Lisa Smith
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved more Rainey and Elijah, great start to book two in the series. It draws you in right from the beginning. you can't help but to keep on wanting to read. I love the development of Rainey's and Elijah's relationship throughout and how they still know they shouldn't be together because she is supposed to be his enemy. Do you love steamy scenes and a great story this is definitely for you. Amazing book ...more
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jessica Wayne does it again!! This book is freaking phenomenal, while being infuriating because at times you just want to shake the characters. I honestly don’t know how to write more about this amazing installment without leaking spoilers so I will just say... READ THIS SERIES!! The characters are amazing, the writing perfect, and the action kicks you in the face! You won’t regret reading this!!
Shelby White
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic follow up to the first book. This book picks right up where the last left off and hits the ground running till the very end. The story is enthralling and vibrantly detailed. So much going on in New Orleans. Who knew? There’s thrilling action, plenty of ups, downs and around. As well as drama, intrigue, riveting suspense and tons of chemistry that sets the kindle on fire. Rainy and Elijah are hot and combustible combination that just adds to the allure of this series. Such a well develo ...more
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
twisted and bloody!! why do i feel someone just ran circles around me! 😱

So good!!! O.M.G.!!!!!😭😱 S**** just got even crazier!!! Things are so freaking complicated for Rainey and Elijah! Bodies keep piling up and the last one is heartbreaking!!! i dont know about you but ima start praying 🧎‍♂️ cus theres was so much 🩸💀 and this 🤯 and 😭🥺. Get ready is a mofo crazy bloodbath roller coaster. #ShesComing#CrazyEvilWitch#WitchesBeCrazy
Vera Rodrigues
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this second book Jessica still kept me on edge, there was so much going on that i had no ideia how far she would be taking the story, but as always she managed to surprise me and i love it.
Elijah is still sexy as hell and Rainey showed us new sides of her, and even when she is scared she is still full of courage and a badass. And after that ending i can´t wait to see how they are going to deal with a super badass!
Oct 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh No she didn't...

Mind blowing, compelling, out of this world Amazing, but the ending ... Will have you screaming and throwing your book or kindle with a cliffhanger you were not expecting. This book reminds me of the series , the Originals , you have steam, excitement, and mixed with some mystery and a hot vampire with an Irish accent.. Cannot wait for the next one.. This book was reviewed by a Book Loving Vixen.
Deb Barringer
Oct 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-s
Blood Captive is book 2 in Jessica Wayne's Paranormal Vampire trilogy. It picks up where Blood Hunt left off and keeps on rolling. The energy and action in this book is one of the highest I've ever read. The storyline is very fast-paced and well written, filled with magic, murder, intrigue and romance. The characters are so we'll developed they all but leap off the pages. I enjoyed this book so much that I can't wait to read book 3, Blood Cure, to see how this series ends! ...more
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