Book pick: ‘Vampires in America’ series fast-paced, suspenseful urban fantasy September 13, 2009Posted by Diana McCabe in Authors, Reviews/summaries.
Tags: D.B. Reynolds, Jabril, Raphael, Vampires in America
Looking for a cool new vamp series? Dot in NY calls the VAMPIRES IN AMERICA series by D.B. Reynolds a fantastic, urban fantasy romance. Other readers have said if you liked the early Anita Blake character, you’ll love the heroine in this series. Dot has sent us a look at the first two books in the series, which came out just this year. (If you have a book you’d like to recommend, email me at email@example.com.) A big thanks to Dot, who reads a lot of vampire novels and will be sending us her book picks!!!
VAMPIRES IN AMERICA
The first book in the series is RAPHAEL and features a strong heroine and a bad-boy vampire. Cynthia Leighton is a human private investigator, former cop who takes on a job for West Coast Vampire Lord Raphael. That job is to find the kidnapped female vampire that resided on Raphael’s estate. The one female for whom he would give his life. Cyn and Raphael become involved in a web of Russian mobsters and betrayal that only escalates the growing desire they have for each other. Raphael is the badest bad boy, violent, dangerous and irresistible. This is a well written, fast-paced, sexy, action-filled romance that leaves the heroine and the reader breathless and wanting more.
Reynolds followed RAPHAEL with JABRIL. This time PI Cynthia Leighton is taking on a job in Texas for evil Vampire Lord Jabril Karim. She wants this job to distance herself from her obsessive feelings for West Coast Vampire Lord Raphael. Jabril has hired her just to seduce her away from Raphael. But Cyn is having none of it and proceeds to free his enslaved vampire ward and find her sister. Jabril has hired a male PI to trace all three women when they disappear to the West Coast, which throws Cyn back in the arms of Raphael and into more danger. As with the series book 1, RAPHAEL, this is fast paced with plenty of action and the most delicious, heart stopping declaration of love from a vampire. JABRIL leaves the reader wanting more Cyn and Raphael and more from author D.B. Reynolds.
–Coming in 2010, RAJMUND
–Check out D.B. Reynolds’ Web site HERE.