POWER, it comes down to this … those who have it, those who want it.
REVENGE, the need for it is a fire in the soul, a goad for the unwise.
HUNTED, the fate of the foolish when they think to become the hunter. … Power … Revenge … Hunted.
The Lord of the Midwest is dead, and the powerful vampires of North America are gathering to choose his successor. The Vampire Council will be there to oversee the competition and to keep the violence to a bloody minimum, including Raphael, who will do whatever it takes to ensure the victor is a vampire he can trust. But someone is determined to stop Raphael and his mate, Cyn, from ever reaching Chicago, a hunter who may soon become … the hunted. (Blurb from Goodreads)
It will come as no surprise to long time followers of this blog that I think D.B. Reynolds’ Vampires In America Series is top-notch. There are 6 novels and 2 novellas if you include Hunted in the count. Coming in November is the #7 novel in the series ADEN. Each book is titled after the vampire Lord of a particular territory in the United States. (See the list below) Do not expect a lighthearted vampire series. This series is action packed and very sexy. Definitely an adult read.
HUNTED is the novella that gives us an introduction to the soon-to-be vampire Lord, Aden. As I’ve come to expect from this terrific author, the sex is positively sizzling, the storytelling is so accomplished that I could actually visualize the action scenes and feel the adrenaline rush. At this point my impression of Aden is not a positive one. He appears to be a misogynist, which makes it difficult to like him. Perhaps we are not supposed to like him. This makes me doubly excited to read his story in his novel coming in November 2013.
It is always a delight to have Raphael and Cyn in a book, these two are so much in love and they can’t keep their hands off of each other.
“I love you, my Cyn” he whispered againist her lips, “Remember that.” “I don’t have to remember,” she said fervently. “You’ll always be here to tell me.”
We also get a look at the relationship of Lucas and Katherine and the budding friendship of Katherine and Cyn. Can this novella be read as a stand-alone book? Yes, it is a story unto itself and I believe there is enough background to fill in any needed history. That said ,you would be advised to read the series since it will give you a stronger feel for the characters.
Vampires In America Series:
- Betrayed (e-book novella, prequel to LUCAS)
- HUNTED (e-book novella, prequel to ADEN) available on July 15, 2013
- ADEN (coming in Nov. 2013)
Now for the fun!
D.B. Reynolds is offering for the readers of LA DeetDa Reads a signed, limited edition paperback copy of HUNTED. Yay! All you have to do is comment on this post and/or ask D.B. a question. She will answer all. See the rules and information below.
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Source: This book was received for review from the author