Flashback Friday: Raphael (Vampires in America #1) by D.B. Reynolds

Posted April 15, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Flashback Friday: Raphael (Vampires in America #1) by D.B. ReynoldsRaphael (Vampires in America #1) on April 15, 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Malibu, California-home to rock-and-roll gods and movie stars, the beautiful, the rich . . . and vampires.

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, a gang of human killers kidnaps the one female vampire he'd give his life for, Raphael turns to a human investigator to find his enemies before it's too late.

Cynthia Leighton is smart, tough and sexy, a private investigator and former cop who's tired of spying on cheating spouses and digging out old bank accounts. When Raphael asks for her help in tracking down the kidnappers, Cyn's happy to accept. But she soon realizes her greatest danger comes not from the humans, but from Raphael himself.

Battling Russian mobsters and treacherous vampires, and betrayed by those they trusted, Cyn and Raphael find themselves fighting for their lives while caught up in a passion of blood and violence that is destined to destroy them both.



Karla’s Review 

5 Stars! Excellent start to this vampire series!

This is not your typical paranormal vampire romance series, a lot of the story delves into this fascinating and different world that the author created. At times, it’s very cruel but necessary for the survival of Raphael and his “children”.

Lord Raphael rules with an iron fang and he is his harsh, but oh so HOT! He’s an unforgiving ruler, extremely protective of his people and doesn’t do romance. Raphael’s 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!

So many interesting characters, especially Duncan, not quite sure whether I like him or not, but he makes for some interesting reading.  The attraction is brewing between Raphael and Cyn, but it’s not all that simple, and you will get not get a happily-ever-after. Cyn has put a dent in Raphael’s armor and he’s not quite sure what to do about it. This relationship is going to take some work and it will be fun to watch where these two end up!

Excellent writing, lots of great dialogue, unique world building and I want more of this grown-up vampire series!

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About D. B. Reynolds

D.B.Reynolds is the award-winning author of the popular Vampires in America series, as well as other paranormal fiction. She lives with her husband of many years in a flammable canyon near Los Angeles, and when she’s not writing her own books, she can usually be found reading someone else’s.

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