Title: Compelled: A Cyn and Raphael Novella (Vampires In America, 10.5)
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
Author: D.B. Reynolds
Publisher: ImaJinn, April 29, 2016 pre-order available
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
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.
Once again, in the fabulous Vampires In America series, we are treated to our favorite lovers, human Cyn and vampire Raphael. This time they have sorcerer Nick Katsaros calling in a promise to help him find the magical Amber Manacles. Can Cyn keep Raphael and Nick from causing each other bodily harm? The power of Raphael bounces off the page. The mysterious Nick is more subtle and his power seems more controlled than Raphael. But then Raphael is jealous of Cyn’s past with Nick.
I personally can’t get enough of Cyn and her vampire but this deeper introduction to Nick is putting him on my book boyfriend radar. Who wouldn’t want an ancient, all powerful, handsome as sin sorcerer? Well, hells bells, this guy is certainly no Dumbldore. And since Cyn is already totally occupied by Raphael that leaves Nick up for grabs and I call dibs.
This is a quick read, only 128 pages, but it is full of steamy scenes and lots of action all well written by D.B. Reynolds. Nick will get his own series so we don’t have to say good-bye. My only objection is that I wanted more. Also that Cyn really wasn’t very smart and she made a big mistake. I really like Our Cyn to not make these big faux pas.
Can you tell I’m totally invested in this series?? I highly recommend this swift paced, superbly entertaining novella as well as the entire series. This is a standalone novella with informative reference to past interactions between the characters.