Title: Lucas (#7 Vampires in America Series)
Genre: Vampire Romance/Thriller
Author: D.B. Reynolds
Publisher: ImaJinn Books, October 2012
Source: Free for review from the author
Sexy Rating: 5+
Description from amazon.com:
THE BADLANDS of SOUTH DAKOTA . . . haunting landscapes, legendary outlaws, and . . . vampires? LUCAS DONLON, Vampire Lord, is one of the most powerful vampires in North America and beyond. Charming and irreverent to his friends and lovers, he enjoys everything about his life as a vampire. But when a neighboring lord makes the mistake of declaring war, he quickly discovers that Lucas is every bit as lethal as he is charming. KATHRYN HUNTER doesn’t care about powerful vampires or their wars. Her baby brother is missing and she will do anything to find him, even if it means going against both her FBI bosses and the local vampire lord. But Lucas Donlon has other plans for the lovely FBI agent who’s landed on his doorstep. Waging war against their enemies and each other, Lucas and Kathryn will risk everything to keep the most deadly vampire war in hundreds of years from engulfing every vampire, and human, in North America
I don’t think it will come as a surprise if I tell you that this is my favorite vampire series. I have been a fan since D.B. Reynolds published her first book, RAPHAEL. There are other series that are good but this one has everything I look for in a vampire genre. The vampires are mucho dangerous, intelligent, thoughtful, violent, sexy and loving. The bad vampires are truly dastardly but the good vampires triumph and get the girl, or guy as the case may be. This series reads best from the beginning but you can jump in on any book and not be lost. You will be a fan too if you like your books with lots of action and steamy sex. Yes I did make up a new genre designation for this series because it is in a class by itself. Now onto my thoughts of LUCAS, number 7 in the series….
Action and then more action. Sexy and steamy. This gripping novel is everything you could want in a romantic thriller. The heroine is a no-nonsense FBI agent and the hero is another of D.B. Reynolds’ hot sexy Lords of the vampire nation. The finding of Daniel, her brother, is the catalyst that initiates the “cop” and the vampire’s interaction but then fate intervenes and combines the two into the most satisfying sizzling chemistry. This lust quickly becomes a more intense emotional devotion. She is no delicate human and she is more than willing to help him in his vampire war. But never does she think their chemistry will mean more than a temporary involvement.
Reynolds can write circles around most authors. Her character development is flawless and the swift pace of the action along with the heated encounters of the protagonists kept me turning pages relentlessly. The epilogue gives us a hint as to what is to come in the next installment of this top-notch series.
Vampires In America Series:
- Betrayed (e-book novella, prequel to Lucas)
- Aden (coming in 2013)