Title: Unforgiven (A Cyn and Raphael novella #3)
Genre: Paranormal Romance e-book
Author: D.B. Reynolds
Publisher: ImaJinn, Oct.10, 2014
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5+
Description from Amazon.com:
ALLEGIANCE . . . the ties that bind. Friendship, duty, blood. TREACHERY . . . when friendship is abused, duty turns to burden, and blood is not enough. UNFORGIVEN . . . because there are some things that can never be forgotten. Allegiance . . . Treachery . . . Unforgiven. War is imminent, and a spy has infiltrated Raphael’s estate. But his target is not Raphael; it’s his sister, Alexandra, whose earlier duplicity nearly cost Cyn her life. Raphael and Cyn are determined to play the spy’s game, traveling to Mexico to discover who their enemy is and just how far he’ll go to win. But once Raphael finds his sister, can he take the chance that she won’t betray him again?
War is coming to the North American vampires. European Vampires are being crowded out of their territories and need to expand. Raphael is the vampire lord trying to keep the enemy at bay. At the same time there are those who would undermine him.
Yes, there are allusions to previous incidents in earlier books but this is still a standalone book. 86 pages of hot vampire action, smoldering tension, and sizzling sex. The relationship of human Cyn and vampire Raphael is always super sensuous and loving and this novella once again shows their union to be one of trust and respect. Security chief, Juro, is becoming more of a presence in the series. I’m hoping he gets his own territory. Second in command, Jared, remains an enigma to me and apparently Cyn has reservations about him, too.
From the beginning of this series the author has kept true to the world she has built around these vampires. Also from the first book, where Raphael and Cyn are introduced, we have watched their relationship grow stronger.
This novella is a prequel to the next book in the series, VINCENT, debuting on Nov. 1, 2014. Although we don’t meet Vincent in this book we are made aware of him.
I highly recommend this book and the entire Vampires In America series for all Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy and Thriller readers. Start at the beginning. You won’t want to miss anything, and RAPHAEL is currently only $.99 on Amazon.
Vampires In America Series
- RAPHAEL(Amazon Kindle $.99)
Betrayed (e-book novella, prequel to LUCAS, $1.99)
Hunted (e-book novella available at Amazon and B&N, prequel to ADEN, $1.99)
Unforgiven (e-book novella, prequel to VINCENT, $1.99)
- VINCENT ( coming in 2014)
- Vignettes (an anthology of short fiction set in the world of Vampires In America, originally published on Ms. Reynolds blog. E-book available on Amazon for $.99.)