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Crimson Tears

(The Crimson Demon #1)

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4.54  ·  Rating details ·  92 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Death didn’t scare Lilith Whitlock. At the ripe age of twenty, she preferred to take whatever life threw at her, and if death was a curveball, she’d catch it.
What she didn’t expect was for impending death to be stalled by being transformed into a vampire.

With sharp, pointy teeth and a hunger for blood, Lilith adapted to her new life. Befriending three hot vampires with a
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Paperback, 287 pages
Published April 20th 2021 (first published April 2021)
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kjbooknerd
Apr 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
I received an ARC of this book and am excited for book two!
This is a fast paced novel that throws you right into the thick of it from Chapter 1. Lilith becomes a vampire and doesn’t spend time freaking out about it. She accepts her fate and rolls with it. Who would complain with three hot vampires to help you with the process! Blaise, Kai and Thaddeus are as Lilith puts it “f***ing perfect, handsome stranger”.
There was incredible action (I wouldn’t want to take Lilith on in a fight), sexiness
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Colleen Sanchez
Apr 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Lyra Winters has created a world that is so well written, it has grabbed my attention fairly quickly. This story holds a strong heroine that has secrets that she doesn’t even realize. Lust filled male characters, with a lust filled female lead will definitely lead to some hot and steamy scenes. If you are into strong hot characters in a paranormal universe this book is for you!!
Natasha
Apr 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t prepared for the goodness of this book!

The twists, the turns, the dropping bombshells, my little angelic heart couldn’t take it but the paranormal being it me loved for it!

I absolutely NEED more!!! OMG!!! I just can’t wrap my head around it all! I mean I can but I’m loving this feeling of awe I’ve been in since I finished it!

Btw, I don’t know who my fave is! I’m truly stumped with this one!!! Usually I have a fave but GDI, I loves them ALL!!!

Lyra, hunny you did another swell job! Mama n
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Felicia
Apr 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
First book by Lyra Winter's and wow. It kept me engaged. Lilith is a BAMF for an MFC. Her men are putting her live on a new path. I can't wait to see where this story line goes. ...more
Tinker bell
May 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I got this book today, I finished it today. I have been in a reading slump and this book pulled me out of the hole I’ve been stuck in. The whole story is written so well the characters feel like they are sitting right next to me telling me their stories. I laughed and cried over and with these 4. Lyra takes some turns that you don’t see coming at all. I thought I had things figured out with Lilith, but man was I wrong!

I’ll be back later to add more. My head is still spinning
Tania Oberg
May 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Tania by: ARC Reader
I really enjoyed the beginning of this book; it throws us straight into the supernatural from the very first scene, so there is no wasting of any time. Having said that, I found the book a little slow to start with, and the FMC was annoying, perhaps even a little juvenile. I had previously read only one PNR with a vampire in it and she was a kickass vampire hunter, so I had to remind myself that Lilith was a newly turned vampire so she was yet to find her feet.
I felt that the storyline flowed q
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Colbie C
Apr 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“I’m not like my brothers, love. I’m fucked up.”
“What if I like fucked up?”
His pupils dilated and his fangs descended as he leaned in closer. “I’d say you’re playing a dangerous game.”
My fangs lengthened. “Let’s play then.”

*Overall: 4/5*
We meet Lilith, an instantly likable FMC, as she meets her guys (this is a reverse harem novel, no surprises there). The story kicks off and jumps right in as she begins her adjustment into the supernatural. A quicker read, we enjoy watching her grow in streng
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Selena Ramirez
Apr 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Lilith has had her run in with death once before but this time is different. While Lilith is taken away, the scene of her accident is a bloody mess and many dont believe there is even a sloght chance of her being alive. Being turned into a vampire isnt something she wanted but it was the only way to save her, for them to keep her. Three men, a cat, and Lilith with the most unexpected and awesome twist left me wanting more and needing it asap! This book has many details which all come together in ...more
Harper Ray
Apr 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing!!

I have been an avid reader and fan of Lyra’s for awhile and I can say that this is her absolute BEST work to date!! I cannot wait for book 2 as this one had me on the edge of my seat!! I’m so proud of how far she’s become as a writer. I highly recommend this book!
Christina Goodwin
Apr 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. With all the twist and spice. Can't wait for the next one. Great read. ...more
♡Amirah♡
Apr 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: smut, polyam, 2021-reads, arc-s
My first ARC and a 100% honest review

I like how fast paced with was. As someone who reads loads of novellas, I'd say this is medium paced. I liked how the author didn't spend the majority of the book with Lillith freaking out about learning she's a vampire, I don't enjoy that so I'm glad this author gave her the mindset of "okay this is my life now" instead of the dramatics. I felt like each man had their own personality. With reverse harems, there's always the possibility that you can't tell th
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Sam
Apr 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Lyra has created an amazing world that you just want to immerse yourself into.

Our FMC Lilith, is just a normal girl who died at her brothers birthday but when she's saved she then has a lust for something more in her life.... little did she know there was sooooooo much more to her world.

We get to meet 3 of our the MMC's early on, its kinda their fault everything changes for Lilith... men what can you say!

Thaddeus - the strong, brooding leader, who is more broken then he'll let anyone see. He hol
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Daisy Sauceda
Apr 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
So this is the first time I have read a book by Lyra Winters and I gotta say I loved it. To me it was way different than what I expected. So we do have demons, angels, vampires, shifters, we have a lot of things. Now Lilith is a human who had experienced death as a teenager and that changed her in some way. She new she was meant for more but what. She felt like there was something missing in her life. I mean she has brothers and a boyfriend and was living life but wants more of something. What t ...more
LUCHI
*Cue dying whale noises* That ending. That fucking twist fucked me up. IN A COOL WAY.

Ok, with that out of the way, here's what my thoughts are-

The book doesn't beat around the bush. It gets right into the action from page one and I LOVE that. Lilith is an amazing and realistic character. She's strong and isn't a doormat at all. The way she takes everything head-on is great. Then comes our men, the vampires. Man, it has been SO LONG since I read vampire PNR books. This was very satisfying but als
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Raquel
Apr 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Crimson Tears is a new reverse harem novel centered around Lilith. She is just a normal girl living a normal small-town life until one night a devastating accident happens. She hits something in the middle of the road, causing her to get tossed through her windshield. On the brink of death, she is rescued by three vampires - Thaddeus, Kai, and Blaise.

I enjoyed the instant camaraderie between her and the guys. I don’t think it’s exactly fast burn, but definitely not slow burn. Lilith feels this
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Shelby E.
3.5 stars! Look, this book was unique, quirky, and fast paced. It was around 199 pages, so the characters didn’t really mess around and the author wrote the characters to be in rush. Usually, I would be annoyed about the fast paced of the book, but ironically it wasn’t bad and it worked.

Hopefully in book two the characters well spend some time with each other and develop a stronger relationship.

What frustrated me, was how the FMC acted in relations to her family. Meaning, she got in a seriousl
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Evelyn Jane Thorne
Apr 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
I don’t read many paranormal romances but it’s books like this that keeps me coming back. This is the first book by Lyra Winters that I have read and I can’t wait to read the next book in this trilogy especially after that ending.

I loved Lilith especially her sassy mouth and her kickass attitude. I knew from the very first moment I met her that there was something about this girl and oh boy you aren’t ready for this because neither was I.

Omg what can I say about The Draven Clan except for hubb
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Daphnne
Apr 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
I had a little bit of a hard time getting into this book at the beginning. There was just a lot going on and not enough depth it felt like to draw you in. The 3 vampires also felt a little flat at the beginning. However, once the vampires start training Lilith the dynamic in the story changes and the characters start coming to life. It turned into a great read overall. I liked Lilith from the beginning- she's sassy and just refreshingly honest. Blaise grows on you as the sexy flirt and Kai is ju ...more
Daphnne
Apr 16, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun, sassy FMC that draws you in

I had a little bit of a hard time getting into this book at the beginning. There was just a lot going on and not enough depth it felt like to draw you in. The 3 vampires also felt a little flat at the beginning. However, once the vampires start training Lilith the dynamic in the story changes and the characters start coming to life. It turned into a great read overall. I liked Lilith from the beginning- she's sassy and just refreshingly honest. Blaise grows on yo
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Jo
Apr 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING VAMPIRE BOOK

Bloody Hell‼What did I just read?
I could not seriously not stop turning page after page of this toe curling, edge of your seat masterpiece‼First of all the story was classic vampire, from page 1. Second, this brilliant Author pieced together a perfect paranormal world with other supernatural characters key to the plot. The main character, Lillith, will keep you smiling with her personality. Her vampires are smoking hot and the chemistry and sexual encounters are d
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Amy Reierson
Apr 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Lilith has got to be one of my all time favorite characters when she is written correctly!
Lyra Winters does that and more! This book is spectacular and better then I could have imagined. They don't call her the mother of demons for nothing. She's supposed to have caring and fiercely protective side.
It had all the fun elements of any great paranormal romance, but with allot of really great original twists.
And Lilith's harem wait till you meet the boys there isn't a single one of them not to like
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Skay Dee
Apr 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Well, that was unexpected! When I first started “Crimson Tears,” I immediately had a twilight vibe and I was not excited but then everything flipped. We got angels, demons, shifters, vampires, and so much more in this book. Lilith is leading a normal boring life when she is involved in a car wreck. The Draven clan saves her from death. Lilith has died before but this time she is turned into a vampire. But wait, she is also so much more. This is an introduction to a series so the book is laying s ...more
Kelly Kline
Apr 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow so I don’t even know where to start with this book. I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it. Lilith’s story is one of the best paranormal stories that I’ve ever read. Thaddeus, Blaise and Kai are just hot hot hot and then Aziel gets thrown in the mix later in the story and it gets even hotter. There are many twists and turns in this book so it keeps you on your toes and wondering just what’s going to happen next. This has everything you could want in a book. Angst, heartbreak, some ...more
Sonya
Apr 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
***4.5 stars***
Lyra Winters did a sensational job with the first book of this series. Didn’t want to put it down once I started it. Crimson Tears absorbs you into the storyline so, that everything else just fades into background noise. This will not be the last book that I read from this author. Can’t wait to read the next two books in this trilogy.
Lyra Winters, girl you created remarkable characters. It is hard to pick a fave but Aziel would probably be it. All of the characters just jump off t
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Mary Ann
Apr 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC copy.
I have read quite a few paranormal and this one was extremely different. Lilith gets in an accident and is thrown from the car when she almost hits basically an escapee from hell being chased by a three vampires. They break the law and turn her. The one that turns her face is a traction because he doesn't feel worthy because of his past. All of them have their pass including Lilith that I figured out well before it was announced but still plenty of twist
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Liza Miller price
Apr 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! This is the first book I’ve read by Lyra Winters and I’m thrilled to have been introduced to her writing. Crimson Tears had me hooked from page one. The FMC is Lilith (with a name like that there’s got to be something more going on, right?? 😉) and she finds herself thrown into a supernatural world she never knew existed. There were parts that brought tears to my eyes and other parts that had me laughing out loud, especially her inner dialogue. There’s a mystery about who, or what, Lilith i ...more
Charlotte
Apr 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Crimson Tears is the first book I've read by Lyra Winters and I'm excited to say I've found a new writer that I love. Lilith (FMC) is a character you warm to instantly or at least I did. She's strong but full of sass and wit. Having died twice and waking up a Vampire with 3 hot Vampires - Thaddeus, Blaise and Kai are the reason why. Her internal discussions were hilarious and the fact Blaise could hear her had me cracking up. It was a constant source of laughs throughout this book. It was chock ...more
Christina Rybka
Apr 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Lilith and her men

Lilith was driving along when she gets into a weird accident. As she is lying on the ground dying she sees three men and than pass out. She awakes to the three men Thaddeus, Kai, and Blaise who explain to her she’s a vampire. All she wants to do is go home and see her family so see makes a deal to train with them and learn how to control her vampire. The attraction is insane between all four of them. Can Lilith get herself trained and can she have all three ? There are so
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Kelly Bugler
Mar 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Amazing read! I could not put this down. I was trying hard to anticipate what would happen next and I couldn't be more wrong at every time.
Lilith Whitlock has never been scared of Death and is strangely comforted by thoughts of hell, since the nearly drowning at her Brothers 21st Birthday party!
One late night ends in disaster when the thing of nightmares comes out of the darkness causing an accident that Lilith cannot hope to survive and what happens next is the beginning of the end of her lif
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Jessica Wireman Couch
Apr 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
When you find a new Author you don’t know what your in for and let me be the first to say HOT HOLY HELL did this book not only excel my hopes for a good read but went so far above and beyond I’m in total book love. I look forward to reading this trilogy about Lilith and her men. So many twists and turns from the first page to the cliff ending. Never underestimate the meaning of love and hot men with accents especially when it comes to their most beloved. Steamy sensual funny edge of your seat pa ...more
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