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(Vampires in America #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  6,445 ratings  ·  440 reviews
Houston, Texas--Cowboy boots, baseball and journeys to the stars . . . right?

Wrong. Because Houston is also home to Jabril Karim, one of the eight powerful Vampire Lords who control all of North America. And as Private Investigator Cynthia Leighton will soon discover, not all Vampire Lords are created equal.

Jabril is the face of evil in the new world, a vampire who
Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published December 22nd 2013 by ImaJinn Books (first published July 15th 2009)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 Not all vampire lords are created equal Stars

First read 3/2014
Reread 4/2019


Going into this read I was already upset that Raphael and Cyn were not together, so imagine my surprise when I loved this book. The plot was so strong, Cyn was so awesome, and Jabril was so evil that I was easily able to overlook that fact that Cyn and Raphael didn't make up til later in the book. I don't think I have ever read a book before were I was rooting for the death of a main
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

5+ viciously bloody, deliciously sexy, left me frantic for more stars!

Jabril is a continuation of book 1, Raphael, and a more brutal, heartless, evil vampire I’ve yet to meet than Jabril. He is not a good guy. He is not redeemable. He is nothing but evil, through and through. And no, I didn’t love him in spite of his flaws as I do so many alpha vamps. The thing is – the title is kind of misleading for most romance fans because while, yes, this is about Jabril, this isn't about him finding his
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Holy F Balls, scary vampire alert! This series is like no other vampire series that I have read. It is dark, it is awesome, and it is more than a tiny bit terrifying!

Okay, okay, granted I'm a huge wimp, but this book was creeptastic! And amazing! First off, some things you should know. Unlike most series where the title of the book is the guy getting his happily-ever-after, this book again follows Cyn from the first book in the series and the title guy is one sick M-Fer. Not a guy you are
This book has one of those bad guys that you want to be killed in the most painful and horrific way possible. You know those ones? They are so horrible that you are just getting more and more bloodthirsty for their death as the book goes on?

The problem with a villain as vile as Jabril is that they usually don't get the type of death that we need to satisfy the bloodlust. Their death is too easy. Too quick. There wasn't enough suffering involved. And, believe me, this guy needed to suffer.

edge of bubble
"Mirabelle felt a flush of pleased surprise. A simple exchange, the wink of an eye, that's all it was. But it said so much: We're together here, you and me. Two women in a room of fools. She returned a tentative smile, but quickly lowered her gaze, suddenly embarrassed at how she must appear to this elegant woman, with her ugly clothes and drab scarf, not even a brush of mascara to bring out the color of her eyes."

See what the author did there? She gave us the formula for how to be a confident
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
This one was better than the first. Now I'm sad to learn that the next books will not focus on Cyn and Raphael.

The book held my interest from start to finish. There is no real twist in the story, but I enjoyed watching it all unfold. It's fast pace and lingering questions are answered. Jabil is a bastard and one you hate and never love. He's not a villain to be admired.

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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
*Raphael. Enough said*

Third re-read: 28.05.2017
Ugh, I told myself I that I was going to read something else. To not continue re-reading this series. But how can I not? It's Raphael? Sadly though, there isn't enough Raphael in this book. Though I enjoy the re-read (even if I just did a re-read of this one), it's not what I want to read right now. I need something else... probably a Raphael who's gay....
“I have been mastered at last, sweet Cyn, helpless in the face of that most human of
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book is a continuation of the first one. HOW MANY TIMES have you finished an outstanding read and just wished for the author to write another one with the same characters you loved so much? And only to get your hands on the second book of the series and realize that all the characters have changed and only if you are very lucky you will get a little glimpse of them? I've suffer with so many series for this reason... But then I read book one in Vampires of America
What a great book! The second instalment in the Vampires In America series was better than the first. It upped the action from the get go and never let down. Where as Raphael was a little slower to start, I appreciated diving right into this one.

Jabril picks up a month after Raphael finished, leaving Cyn desperately trying to move on from her Lord vampire but failing miserably due to some hot and bothered dreams that appear to be more real than not. She is working hard, mainly to forgot the
Terrific second installment! Jabril is NOT a good guy or one that you would want to have a relationship with. Most vampire series focus on the romantic element between the two main characters and that is not the case here. Jabril hires Cyn to locate someone after he hears how she helped Raphael in his investigation. These vampires are very territorial, and Jabril’s intentions seem to be more than just the need for a good PI. This story packed a lot of punch and you get a good mix of the new ...more
Duchess Nicole
All right, Jabril is one creepy dude. But Cyn really shines in this book. She's scared to death of the Texas vampire lord and his freaky minions, but stands her ground and saves the day. Her actions are really the definition of bravery. At first, anyway. Then things go downhill. We don't see much of her man Raphael for quite some time, as he and Cyn have called it quits due to him being the typical male, scared of his feelings. I didn't like this one quite as much as the first in the series, but ...more
I liked this one more than the last one.

Ok, so everyone was right, this series really is good.
I loved the characters, really liked that they finally got the ending they deserved. Too bad we didn't see much of Raphael, at least not as much as in the previous book. He's still a badass though, and so is the heroin. I like that she has weak points as well and they're not the all powerful couple I'm used to, they both have their flaws.
The plot was good, nothing exceptional but good nonetheless. And
Feb 25, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dina by: MelissaB
3 1/2 stars (rounded down to 3 stars, because there was too much Jabril - the bad guy - and not enough Raphael - the good guy - to my liking)
Spoilers ahead

It's late and I'm so sleepy but I couldn't put this book down, now the romance is almost non existent here as Raphael and Cyn only reunite almost at the end but the plot though gruesome was very interesting.

Jabril the raping, murdering vampire Lord hires Cyn to find the runaway sister of one of his vampires. Cyn in all her badass glory, realizes that Jabril is a sick monster who raped and turned the sister so he could legally claim her money, she rescues the sister and takes her
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this second book just as much as the first in the series. The old characters were more well defined and the new characters were pretty much brought in with full personalities that made you either like or dislike them immediately upon meeting them. You knew who was who and who could be trusted in a tense situation.

Jabril Karim is one of eight Vampire Lords and headquartered in Houston, Texas. While Raphael rules through loyalty and respect, Jabril uses fear and threats. Mirabelle is a
This book opens one month after the last and Cynthia is still dreaming about Raphael and to kind of get away from him goes to Texas and takes a job with another Vampire Lord and pretty soon she is wishing she didn't because he is pure evil. Cyn is soon embroiled in helping two sisters who are his victims, one who he turned into a vampire, another who has run away to get away from that fate. The book takes us back to LA and Raphael who is back and wants Cyn back.
Most of the book we see Cyn being
Aly is so frigging bored
Joint review with Maru
My rating: 4.7*

Maru: Ok, are you ready folks? Aly and Maru joint reviewers extraordinaire are back! Yes, we know that our Raphael review left you wanting more of our hero picks, snarky comments and oh so funny gifs
Aly: Hear, hear!
Maru: So we decided to continue the path of joint reviews and see where it takes us. Aly, are you ready to kick some review butt?
Aly: Sure am Maru!
Maru: Awesome, as a matter fact so am I! Aly, what did you think of the ending?
Aly: Satisfactory :P
May 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cynthia by: Laurie Garrison

Reviewed at Bitten By Paranormal Romance

JABRIL doesn’t skip a beat and picks up right where RAPHAEL ended. Cyn, suffering from a broken heart and wanting to put distance between herself and Raphael, heads to Houston, Texas, when she is offered a job from the powerful Vampire Lord, Jabril Karim. Unfortunately, when she meets Jabril, she is disturbed at what she finds.

Lord Jabril hires Cyn to find his runaway “ward”, Elizabeth. He is also aware of Cyn’s connection with Raphael. Jabril is a sleaze.
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My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

"You told me once I haunted your dreams...with you gone, I have lived for those moments stolen from your sleep. I wanted you to remember me so that no other man could touch you the way I had.

Jabril picks up right where Raphael left off. This book flowed a bit better than the previous with lots of romance and even more kick ass action. I loved the fact that parts of the book took place close to home, in
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of romance, suspense, pnr, and uf
Jabril is book 2 of Vampires In America and I am so hooked! I really enjoyed Raphael and delving into this world where there are eight Vampire Lords ruling with absolute authority over eight different regions. Raphael (the vampire) is so powerful, sexy, bad*ss, mind controlling, and yet really good to his people - both vampire and human. Jabril (the book) continues the story of Raphael and Cyn, much to my delight. The pace is much faster and suspense filled in this second book by D.B. Reynolds. ...more
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cyn is AWESOME!!!
Love this girl:)

This one is the continuing of Cyn and Raphael relationships.
Love that, he the one who eat the humble pie admit his feeling and she the one who the strong one, you go girl!!!

Btw, the last scary scene? The scene when Cyn hold that gun and surrounded by those horrid vampires? It's magnificent!!:)))
One complaint from me to though, didn't see C&R together much here:(
From other reviews is more of them in Sophia's book, because they are already solid couple by
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Do not read this booke if you haven't read Raphael! They are really tightly connected and you'll loose much of the enjoyment and understanding if you've mised Raphael!

Excellent as the first one!

Raphael and Cyn are even more wonderful than in the first book!
RachelW (BamaGal)
Re-read because a new full book about Raphael and Cyn coming this year. As always, I just love this series. I know a lot of readers gave up after the first book, not realizing that there was more to come in this book about the couple, which actually finishes up their story.
Kate's Corner
Quite frankly I'm bored. DNF @ 78 %.. Not a series I feel like continuing. I know I know the first one is quite promising but this is just lacking.
Camila, the opinionated Catruler
Cyn kicks ass.

Jabril is an ass.

Raphael has a great ass.
Sofia Grey
Mar 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jabril opens up right where Raphael finished. Cyn and Raphael have split up and she runs from California to Texas, to pick up another job for a vampire lord – as far away as possible from Raphael.

This lord, however, is the polar opposite of Raphael.

Had she expected them all to be like Raphael – beautiful, lying bastard that he was? Sure, he’d broken her heart, but all those Boy Scout virtues, like honorable and trustworthy, applied to him too. Powerful as he was, he ruled his territory with the
Jo ★The Book Sloth★

Yeap...That was me after reading the second book in the Vampires of America series! I think Reynolds has a new fan!

After her heartbreak from Raphael, Cyn wants to be as far from California as possible so when a Vampire Lord from Texas contacts her with a job she accepts to travel there. Jabril is nothing like Raphael. He has no respect for women, humans or even his own subjects. He was the legal guardian of Liz and her sister Mirabelle but the only use he has for the girls is
Denise ~The Procrastinating Book Diva~

Another action packed addition to a very addictive series. Jabril was a nice surprise as it did not focus on the romance between the two main characters. Raphael and his Cyn's rollercoaster of a relationship, while ever present, took a backseat to the main storyline which centered around freeing two sisters from the book's sinister namesake. The myriad of secondary characters - Duncan was my absolute favorite - were fabulous and I really hope I see many of them elevated to main character status
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“Did you ever find it?" Cyn asked.
"What's that?"
"Something he wouldn't give you?"
"You know, Cynthia, I did. Very recently,in fact.
"What was it?"
“I have been mastered at last, sweet Cyn, helpless in the face of that most human of failings, I love you.” 29 likes
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