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Sunday, 2 March 2014


Raphael by D. B. Reynolds

Publisher: ImaJinn Books

December 2013

ISBN: 978-1-933417-47-9 (print)
ISBN: 978-1-61026-074-9 (ebook)

Pages: 224

Contemporary, Paranormal, Malibu, California

Cynthia “Cyn” Leighton once was a cop but is now a private investigator that is sexy, smart and tough.  She is also tired of tracking down and spying on cheating spouses so when she is asked to help tracking down some kidnappers, Cyn is more than happy to accept this newest case. Cyn soon realizes that while she thought the danger came from the humans the biggest danger is from her newest client, Raphael the king of the vampires.

Raphael is very powerful and charismatic.  He also has the power of life and death of every vampire in existence though he isn’t the only one that has that power.  Raphael is determined to catch the ones responsible for a daytime raid that killed many of his people and kidnapped the one female vampire that he would willingly give his life for.  He knows that one way to track the humans is to get Cyn’s help. Now they are fighting for their lives and are caught up in the passion of blood and violence that could destroy them both.

This is a very different vampire story. It gives new life to a genre that has had many books written about it. The story line pulls the reader in from the very first page and keeps them engrossed until the very last page.  While the plot of this story is tied up very nicely it also leaves the story between Raphael and Cyn open for the rest of the stories in this series.  If the rest of the books continue along this line it is sure to be a fantastic series that will have readers wanting to read all the books.  It will also have readers wanting to know what will happen to Raphael and Cyn in the end.  The way the back story for Raphael is woven into the overall story is well done and keeps the story moving along well and doesn’t leave the reader wondering what is going on.  For those that love vampire stories this is one to definitely check out. 

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses


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