Powerful and charismatic, Raphael is a Vampire Lord, one of the few who hold the power of life and death over every vampire in existence. Thousands call him Master and have pledged absolute loyalty on their very lives. But when, in a brazen and deadly daylight attack, ...more
It's been a while, but I just knew a read like this one would come along eventually. It's so hard to find good paranormal romance book now a days that once you do you must share it with everybody else,lol. New series as good as this one are hard to find. I just can't thank 'Mistik' enough for the recommendation.
THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN MISSING! The melancholy, the excess of feeling ...more
First read March 15 2014
Reread April 26 2019
Raphael the first book in the Vampires in America series, set the tone for a world filled with Sexy Vampire Lords, tons of action and a plot full of magic, power and betrayal. The story kept my interest. Raphael and Cyn both really intrigued me. There was great character and relationship development in this read. I felt like I really got to know them. The sexual tension OMG was through the roof. I thought my kindle ...more
I liked this book, though I don't know if it is exactly my taste. Raphael is a bad ass vampire, and not just for show. He is a murder-without-remorse, cut-a-bitch kind of vampire. I tend to like my vampires kind of... fluffier or mushier or something. This is not that kind of vampire book.
I really enjoyed the writing in this book. It was sort of matter of fact, very tight, and had lots of action thrown in. It actually bordered on gory, ...more
Third re-read: 28.05.2017
Hmmm. I had seen this book on my dash, and found myself suddenly re-reading it yet again. Even if I have already read it once this year. It wasn't what I was looking for, at all, but it's Raphael so it's worth it. I'm sure if I'll continue with the re-read of this series though. I kinda want to re-read a book I re-read a couple days a go instead....because Ty.
New Rating - 3.5/4 stars.
“Would it be so terrible, sweet Cyn?” he whispered. “To...more
5 lusting for Raphael stars!!!!!!
It’s an intense and exciting world D.B. Reynolds has created in Malibu, California “-home to rock-and-roll gods and movie stars, the beautiful, the rich . . . and vampires.” I was sucked (no pun intended) in from the start, and fell madly in lust with the Vampire Lord, Raphael!
Powerful and charismatic, Raphael is a Vampire Lord, one of the few who hold the power of life and death over every vampire in existence. Thousands call him Master and have pledged abs...more
fear my angry wrath!
I like my paranormal smutty romance like I like my massages: with a happy ending.
See, she gets it!
Aside from that, this book was pretty awesome. I loved Cyn and Raphael. I loved the vampire politics and intrigue. I loved the world.
this book AND a BLT would be too much yum to handle!
Okay, I have to go now because apparently I have to read the next book in ...more
Raphael a Vampire Lord and territory leader of the West Coast is edgy, dark and oh so swoony, he had my underpants melting. He sets the rules and all must obey, if not, face his wrath!
Cynthia is a strong heroine and speaks her mind, which makes for interesting and often amusing dialogue.
The story is set in the modern times, but with a glimpse of the old, along with the complex rules and hierachy of the Old Ones. It's fast paced and the connection between Cynthia and Raphael, just sizzl ...more
The writing was really ...more
Calming down... calming down... ok, now I can explain better....
I like this book... it's hot! The sex scenes were great! True! When Cyn and Raphael get together you can be certain that will read great and well describe sex.
I love the story! It's a little to much dramatic the initial narration (some parts she describe Raphael so potent and scary that I roll my eyes... was like a mob not a vampir ...more
Lord Raphael rules with an iron fang and he his harsh, but oh so HOT! He has hired Cyn to investigate the recent kidnapping of one of the female vampires under his protection. Cyn is one kick-ass, awesome private investigator, and when the two of them meet sparks fly. This is not your typical paranormal vampire romance series. There is a lot of story that delves into this fascinating and different world. At times it is very cruel, but necessary for the surv ...more
Cynthia Leighton is a former cop turned private investigator. She’s smart and tough and the fact that she saved a vampire while she was still a cop made her the human P.I. vampires turned to for help. And Cynthia has always welcomed their cases until she’s asked for help in tracking down kidnappers by the very powerful Vampire Lord Raphael. The threat he poses to her health and her hormones seems more dangerous than the humans she must find.
Raphael is one of the most powerful vampires in exist...more
There were a few plot holes like once Raphael left Cyn to follow up on something. When he did he realized he promised her in on the action. She acted and said things in her head that suggested days had past yet it had only been mere hours based on the timeline.
And there is the insta lust. While I felt that completely, I didn't buy Cyn's inner thoughts at the end of the story about Raphael and what he meant t ...more
Alina: Where should we start sexy?
Marulett: Mmm. Bad things?
Maru: Or things we didnt like?
Alina: How about with: What did you think about the book Maru?
Maru: I think it was good, but books 1 and 2 could totally be merged and be book 1. And I wanted more steam
Alina: :)) Good point
Maru: How about you?
Alina: I liked it, though both characters got on my nerves a little. Let’s talk only about 1 first. then 2.
Maru: Always getting ahead of myself... back to book 1 then ...more
Really?!?! This is how it ends?
Gah, I tried to read as fast as possible to get to see where and how everyone winds up and it ended like this! I need to start the next one :P
It was a pretty nice book, although it took a bit 'til I got caught up in the story, guess that's why I only gave it 3 stars.
On the bright side though, this was the first vampire I've found that actually acts like one. He's not that lonely "old" guy who hates his power and who has to suffer for it. No, this guy is badass ...more
I enjoyed the writing, it reminded me of the Guild Hunter series, a powerful vampire master needing the help of our human, kick-ass heroine.
The book had heat, violence and the heroine was resourceful and strong. The next book is a continuiation, since the hero and heroine don't end up together in this one.
I really liked this world. Having Malibu as the backdrop worked well in combining the validity with the rumour of vampires existing. People weren't sure whether to believe the fantasy or not, but a few knew the truth.
I really liked Cynthia. She was a stron ...more
“He would play her game for now, even let her think she had won.”
Cynthia Leighton is an investigator for the west coast vampire community. She is smart, resourceful and good at what she does. When a very old and powerful vampire lord offers her a job- to find his abducted (let’s say)...friend (Alexandra)...Cynthia has no idea what she is getting herself into.
Vampire Lord Raphael is one of the most powerful vampires in the world- absolutely deadly. But even his strength can’t protect ...more
FUCK THIS BOOK. #notmyRaphael.
We have human society living alongside vampires, who don't really interact with them besides using them as food and bedsport company..or rather broomstick closet company when you think of how well they treat the humans. Humans know next to nothing about said vampires, which stems from the vampires being all secretive and thinki ...more
I liked it, but I found that, rather unusually for a PNR book, there is little to no world building. Vampires exist, humans ‘sort of’ know about them living in their world, but it’s not really talked about. There’s no real background given on the way things are and why, you just jump in and go with the flow. This is probably a positive to readers who find that sort of thing boring, but I like to know all about the world that ch ...more
I am first and foremost an Urban Fantasy fan, so while I read PNR series on occasion they don’t really grip me. Heck, I’m only through book 2 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series myself after starting that series months ago, though I do plan to read them all eventually. That said, D.B. Reynolds has done a great job at keeping me engaged all throughout. I have read these books back to back, so I will write a review per day for each one. Not since the Fev ...more
Cyn is a former Los Angeles cop, now working as a private investigator. She's tough, cool, smart, and rich (inherited). When she was a cop, she saved a vampire's life, so now they hire her when they need human help. Alexandra is a vampire who lives with Raphael, lord of the vampires in the western U.S. She is kidnapped by a group of vampires and humans. Raphael hires Cyn to hel ...more
This book took a while (about half a novel) to get going; it started very slow paced, with very detailed descriptions of the settings in Malibu, Ca (could be worse I suppose!), particularly the interiors and layouts of buildings. I read this for a challenge and at the 50% mark I felt like not much had happened with the plot and was wondering if this would be a DNF...Finally, the plot started going somewhere, and the pace picked up. Near the end there was quite a bit of action and a littl ...more
Raphael is an old master Vampire (as in five centuries and counting old), acknowledged to be the most powerful one in America. When one of his vampires is kidnapped he will enlist Cyn's help in order to find her. Cyn is a PI, born and bred in the high society of Malibu, with a trust fund big enough to not need a work she works for the excitment so when Raphael offers her the job she accepts although she knows she will probably regret it.
"I could throw you down and have you ri ...more
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'Who are you? the man rasped, fear taking away his breath, coarsening his voice.
The man tightened his grip, 'Come closer and she dies.'
Rachael's mouth widened in a terrifying smile, 'You think to bargain with me?”