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(Ryze #1.5)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  303 ratings  ·  126 reviews
When my brother, the King, married fifteen-years ago, I welcomed his new family as my own. His wife . . . her baby girl.
My niece by marriage.
I left to war the savages. For years I traveled back and forth, seeing that child age.
But then the last battle kept me away for almost a decade . . .
I’ve returned now to take my rightful place: second-in-command to the throne.
I a
Published October 31st 2022 (first published January 23rd 2019)
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Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic
Holy. Freaking. Hotness!! 🔥🔥🔥

Told entirely from the hero's POV, we get an inside look at a man's fight against the inevitable.

It's sexy and erotic. It's forbidden and taboo. It's paranormal and otherworldly. It's bloody magnificent!! 🖤🖤🖤

Mine. My female. Dangerous thoughts. Unstoppable thoughts.

Obsidian. What can I say about this man to truly capture his awesomeness? He was honorable, noble, and loyal to a fault. When he left home as a warrior to defend his people, he left behind his brother
Kat valentine ( Katsbookcornerreads)
Let me start by saying N. Isabelle blanco's new book is F##king Fabulous!!! This is my kind of paranormal erotica romance!!!! These vampires are what vamps are all about power,passion,sex and top of the food chain predators!!! Obsidian is a warrior and total bad ass who loves to fight and f##k,so my kind of guy!!! When he comes home after 5 years of fighting and protecting his brothers kingdom and people he shocked to see calamity his niece by marriage has grown into a seductive vampire wanton w ...more
Olga therebelreader
N. Isabelle Blanco really impressed me with this captivating read. Obsidian knows better than to succumb to his hunger for Calamity, his niece. His emotions and strenuous desires are very vivid, I was overwhelmed with his covetous desires for her. The forbidden attraction between them becomes a tangible thing, and Obsidian commits the ultimate sin when he gives in to his desires and makes love to Calamity.

This book is fast!
This book is sexy!
It is one I highly recommend to all paranormal eroti
❤️Emma Book Lover ❤️
This book was so good, so why my 3,5 * ?
Some pros and cons :

•good erotica
• a story from the heros pov was different and welcomed
•strong , sexy confident heroine,is what I crave most
• strong world building and different ideas from others vamp books I’ve read
• steamy sex scenes 😍

• being romanian and from Romania some words used by the author supposedly romanian words are very incorrect ex:
“Go on. Enjoy fucking your little curveles,” she says, using the Romanian word for whores. ”
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
N. Isabelle Blanco always finds a way to grab you on page one and hold you hostage right up until the end. With Silence, she brought all the gritty fuckedupness she could manage and put it out there for us to read. This story is brutal, graphic, dark, and not for the faint of heart.

If the words: forbidden, bloody and vampires make you feel something, then you should definitely get yourself a copy of this book.

I can't wait to see what else the author has in store for these two ♥.


N. Isabelle Blan
Jan 23, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not safe. I don't know why I even bothered.
Safety: (view spoiler)
Jan 24, 2019 marked it as stay-away-from-bad-plot-or-cheating  ·  review of another edition
TBH would rather read the Bible than read about a male protagonist that has multiple orgies and threesomes throughout the entire story.

And I'm an atheist ;)

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Melanie (mells_view)
Hot. Quick. Paranormal. Taboo-ish.

Obsidian has returned to his home after five years at war. His brother is King, and he couldn’t be happier to serve his home by fighting for it. The thing is when he sees his brothers adopted daughter, Princess Calamity, he can’t help the unexplainable pull he has towards her. He knows she’s his adopted niece, and she’s just 21 compared to his two millennia of life... BUT HE WANTS HER ANYWAY! But he finds some way to barely control his attraction.

Anyway... that’
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whoa, this book started with a bang, and then I was like where's the rest of the book?

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Silence by N. Isabelle Blanco is the story of Obsidian and Calamity.
Obsidian brother who is King married a women with a young girl. Obsidian is the warrior of the family who has been fighting for the last years of his brother's marriage. So when he returns home its to find that little girl is a women of 21 and his eyes about pop out of his head. Although there is no blood or real bond between them as uncle and niece, but it is still a taboo feeling between them.
This is my first book by this au
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
what a book! oh gosh i think this could totally become a movie! the dreams were depicted so vividly and I could feel obsidian's desire and hunger for Calamity. their attraction was so intense and forbidden. 4 stars for me! ...more
Apparently I should have been reading more sparkly beast men novels. Holy fuck...this book was way more sexy, intriguing, riveting, pulse pounding than twilight ever was. But it just fucking ends...I’m guessing (hoping) there are more books in the works???

I’m giving it an extra star cuz it doesn’t deserve its low rating.

This feels like the prequel to the best fucking vamp series ever but without more books I want to 2 star the fuck out of this :/ It’s so good and so much is left unre
Amber- Leave Me Alone I’m Reading
I’m pretty sure this is my first vampire read ever. (GASP!) I know, right?! But after seeing some smoking hot teasers, I knew I had to give this one a try. I loved it! It’s hot as fuck, first of all. And it’s entirely in the hero’s POV, which is my faaaavorite! It’s taboo, and angsty, and just all kinds of perfect. Whether you’re into pnr or not, you should definitely check out Silence. You won’t be disappointed!
Oct 27, 2022 rated it really liked it
I loved the author's previous book from the series. This one wasn't an exception, but with some things that I didn't like as a reader.

Don't get me wrong, I do enjoyed the book soo soo much, but the last couple of years I became very picky with the tropes in the books and some of the scenes in them. Before I continue with the good stuff in the book, I will get it over from my chest. I am not giving any spoilers, because I want you to enjoy it. The things I didn't like we're in the beginning of th
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
Silence by N. Isabelle Blanco is book 1.5 in the Ryze series. Although Lust, book 1 did not deliver as I hoped, the world intrigued me. Therefore, I chose to continue the series by reading Silence.  Initially, I was at a loss as to how this installment tied in with the series as the characters featured here were not mentioned in the previous book.  It was in the epilogue that the connection came to light.

The story introduces readers to Obsidian and Calamity. It began with Obsidian, a centuries o
Julie's Book Land Reviews
This is the first part in a two part story of two characters who are forbidden to be together, but can't help themselves by feeling a certain way about one another and I gotta say I absolutely loved the way this couple was explored and I seriously can't wait to see what happens in the next book between them. ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty

Fast-paced, sexy (oh, so sexy) and mysterious.

Obsidian is home after a number of years away fighting for his family. He is the family fighter, master planner and killer. He is dark and brooding but has centuries of experience under his belt. What he has no experience with are the feelings he has for someone he should not.

Told completely in his POV, Obsidian battles himself and tries to find answers about the object of his obsession. There is something that he is not privy to and he wants
Cassee Chapman
Oct 29, 2022 rated it it was amazing
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
First I just have to say fanfuckingtastic, phenomenal, amazing, supreme, and so much more I could go on for days but this book is the BOMB! I just could not put it down. I was so engrossed in this story that the time simply got away from me and before I knew it it was 3:00 am and I was finished and the first words out of my mouth was WTF did I just read? Because HOLY HELL N. totally blew me away.

Obsidian is off to fight for his people. To keep their secret safe and to keep the threats away from
Ella Heart
DNF 75.3%
This was a good book, well written and thoroughly enjoyable but is meant for people who wants more romance/drama than actual supernatural story. You can feel all the angst coming off from miles, from this book.
I mean seriously, Till now the story hasn't even revealed the relationship of the main characters yet?!!!
I have no problems reading forbidden relationship but it's pulling in way too much drama than going on with the actual story line.
So I'm done. It's a good read for people who a
Fantasy Land Romance Reader
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So I have to give this book a solid 4 1/2 stars. I wanted to give this book a 5-star rating (although it does show a five star) I enjoyed this story very much. All the characters are broad; the story is exciting and intense — however, the ending. Jesus the ending killed me. N. gives us a finish that blew me away. I even yelled throughout my house "OMG WTH!" So be warned.

Again I enjoyed this book, but the ending might get you- in a good way! So enjoy this book as much as I did.
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is A dark intense forbidden paranormal romance and I love it.
The tension and mystery are so strong from the beginning. Bloods, sex, ancient met modern, dark supernatural creatures, yes yes yes yes, love them all. There's also love and steaminess (the hotness is off the roof), this bookbook really got me squirming on my seat, although I wanted to slap and kick the main characters for what they did most of the time (this is what makes me can't stop reading it) I still love it nonetheless
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Silence by Isabelle Blanco was good little surprise.
The universe she build up is wide and interesting,there was an aura of mystery all along which was very enticing.
Now about our heroes the relationship of Obsidian and Calamity is obsessive,volatile,hot and forbidden,everything I love.
My only complaint is that this book is too short,there is too much left unsaid,I want to see more of their love,how they are going to navigate this complex situation.I am really intrigued by the mythology,the meani
Vanessa  Ramirez
Oct 31, 2022 rated it it was amazing
✨ARC Review ✨
Thank you to N Isabelle Blanco and Grey's Promotions for the ARC to review.
Silence was so good!!!! I absolutely loved Calamity and Obsidian. Their chemistry and passion was off the charts. I loved the storyline and the twist was amazing. I loved the ending and need to know what happens to these characters now!!! I cannot wait for more of these characters and this world
Nov 03, 2022 rated it really liked it
I love taboo and love paranormal so I enjoyed this one. Obsidian & Calamity were intense, she’s his niece by marriage and when he’s back after several years she’s no longer the young girl he remembers, she’s a young woman he can’t forget
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When one of your favorite authors drops the bombshell that they are writing a Dark Vampire romance that is very taboo there is a high likelihood that I might have screamed like a school girl. Okay, who am I kidding? I definitely squealed louder than if I saw a spider(and trust me when I say I can squeal loudly when I see one of those bastages). I Have been eagerly waiting for this book. EAGERLY. There were a lot of reasons for this but the main one was because I couldn't imagine what it would be ...more
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

When my brother, the King, married fifteen-years ago, I welcomed his new family as my own. His wife...her baby girl. My niece by marriage. I left to war the savages. For years I traveled back and forth, seeing that child age. But then the last battle kept me away fro five years. I've returned now to take my rightful place: second-in -command to the throne. I am everything this kindom stands for-everyt
Dee Garcia
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

There's some books you simply read.
And there's others you devour.

Silence was one of those for me.

I had the utmost pleasure of reading this story as it was being written, but reading it all together was just... I can't even explain it.

Now, a lot of you know I love Nyddi with every single fiber of my being, but I can assure you my review is not based on my love for her. My review is based on the fact that this woman has one hell of a mind, a great mind that has the ca
Alexandra Stephens
Can I just start by saying I wish this was longer?? Obsidian needs to be in many more books because oh my god. Okay okay so this is a novella that is not nearly long enough for my liking but it’s a very good novella. Seriously it’s easy to sit there and burn away a few hours just reading this story. I’ve gone back and read through it twice because it was quite good. Obsidian is an older vampire who has been to war for some time and living amongst the humans just trying to keep his people safe fr ...more
Claire Cronin
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first book by this author, the blurb for this one drew me in - dark, sexy, vampires and taboo, this sounded just up my street - I was not wrong, this was a fantastic read!!

Obsidian is returning home after being at war, back to his family, his brother the vampire king, his queen and his niece, Calamity - he's been gone awhile and can't wait to get back to see them.

But Calamity is no longer the young girl he remembers, she is a full grown vampire woman with wiles, who knows how to use
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N. Isabelle Blanco is the Amazon Bestselling Author of the Allure Series, the Need Series with K.I.Lynn, and many others. At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she began to read and write. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life.

That is, until

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