Monday, December 24, 2012
Raphael by D.B. Reynolds (Vampires in America) @DBReynoldsWrite
It is no secret that I am a fan of vampires and if you can create a series that entangles me, well then I am a fan for life. D.B. Reynolds has created a group of vampires that I am enthralled with. Book one starts with Raphael. Raphael is one of eight vampire lords that rule over the North American continent. Sexy, rich and powerful. Does it get any better? While Raphael is away on business, betrayal is the name of the game when one of his "children" (Alexandra) is kidnapped. Realizing that humans are involved and knowing that they are a weakness that can lead him to the person behind this atrocity, he has his people bring in a human private investigator.
Cynthia Leighton is smart, intuitive and is able to get the job done. Even though she knows about vampires and has done odd jobs for them, the thought of working with the powerful vampire lord is a little unsettling. Digging deeper into the powerful world of Raphael leads her into a love that consumes them both.
I really enjoy this series and have read all of them several times. Cynthia is a very strong heroine and I love that she knows what she wants and goes after it. There are moments when you roll your eyes and want to tell her to suck it up though. :) Raphael's character is written so well, that you can picture him and since the power rippling off the pages. The sex in these books is real. What I mean is they are things that you could actually have happen to you, besides the sucking of the blood.
Don't take my word for it though. Pick this series up and immerse yourself in D.B Reynolds' world of Vampires in America.
Rated 4.5 stars