VAMPIRE . . . Raphael is a power like the world has never seen, the force behind the first ever alliance of North American lords, Cyn's mate, lover, master.
SORCERER . . . Nick Katsaros, deceptively charming, ancient and commanding, driven by vengeance and a devastating loss, Cyn's friend and one-time lover.
HUMAN . . . Cynthia "Cyn" Leighton, beautiful, sexy, and smart, the woman both men desire.
It was only a few months ago that Raphael lay helpless and dying, taken by treachery, while Cyn fought to save him. Unexpectedly, it was Nick who provided the key to his freedom. In exchange, he secured a promise that they would help him find and recover the same magical artifact that had been used to imprison Raphael. But when he calls on them to keep that promise, it will be Cyn who pays the price.
Torn between the two powerful men, struggling to keep them from killing each other, she undertakes a desperate search that will find her fighting for her life against a madman who wants her for himself.
"Love these vamps and I am in for the long haul! 5 Stars!"--readwhatilike.com on Christian
"Sizzling chemistry and scorching sex scenes . . . "--Literary Addicts Book Community on Christian
"Very dynamic, fast read for fans of paranormal romance and urban fantasy alike."--Nocturnal Book Reviews on Christian
D. B. Reynolds is the RT and EPIC Award-Winning author of the Vampires in America series of paranormal romance, and an Emmy-nominated television sound editor. She lives 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. Visit her blog at dbreynolds.com for details on all of her books, for free stories and more.
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Compelled to Greatness!
Ahhh, Raphael and Cyn are back. If you don't know who they are, then you should go back to the beginning....Here is the blurb from book 1: Raphael.
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.
Soooo...After so many wonderful standalone books in the series about other vampire lords, (they all have their own territories, i.e. The West, The Northeast, ect.) We all have come to realize that the most beloved couple in the series is Cyn and Raphael, so D.B. gave us a very special treat in the form of the Cyn and Raphael Novellas. And Compelled is the 4th Novella in the series. The first three are, Betrayed, Hunted, and Unforgiven.
When we start Compelled, it is a month after Raphael was captured and almost killed, thanks to a pair of magical cuffs. Cyn received help from ex-lover, Nick. Nick is a centuries old sorcerer, who Cyn thought was a plain, old, human until he helped her rescue Raphael. But, his help came at a price, and in Compelled, it comes due.
Nick enlists Cyn...and though Nick doesn't want him, Raphael's help, in looking for the cuffs which were left behind after Raphael was rescued. This, of course, causes all sorts of tension, barbed insults and what-not to be exchanged throughout the book which our poor Cyn plays referee. But it is Cyn who is thrust into danger when the thief of the cuffs decides he wants her.
As always, D.B. Reynolds gives us another book filled with suspense, laughter, and plenty of panty-melting sex. I absolutely LOVE this series and have since Raphael first came out. And let's face it. vampires are most definitely kinky, especially these vampires. (Check out Adan, wink wink) I can never put these books down once I pick them up, forgoing sleep, food, you name it. These are some hot vampires! But don't take my word for it, Pick up Compelled and check it out for yourself!
4.5 rating. This was a little different Cyn and Raphael for me. I learned a lot about Nick, which I liked. Interesting direction for all. Raphael is so jealous of Nick. Every time Cyn spoke to, looked at or touched Nick pushed him over. He had to be all over her trying to erase Nick. It was cute. Cyn always gets in trouble. Quoting Robbie, "I can't take you no where," is right. I was surprised she went off on her own this time, because she knew nothing about magic or the dangers involved. She's usually a little smarter. She is tough. One of my favorite female leads. Looking forward to more Nick. Interesting twist. I did miss Robbie, but Elke was there.