Food Supplies for Vampires are quickly drying up thanks to a new vaccine for vampirism which renders the human blood poisonous for vampires. Master Vampire named Aiden Murphy and a few vampires moved to Penton, Alabama to establish a peaceful community with vampires and their human familiars (bonded humans called their family or "Fam") who have not had the vaccines.
So with the population of unvaccinated humans dwindled, vampires were starving all over the world and the vampire ruling Tribunal were running out of ideas for a new food supply. Thus Aiden’s community gained the attention of other vampires who envied them and in addition to being worried about a possible rise to power as the only well-fed community. Aiden invites a young doctor named Krystal Harris to come interview to be his community's personal doctor and Krys becomes the object of Aidan's attention. However, his forced detention of Krys broke vampire laws giving the tribunal an opening to target Aiden’s scathe.
I found this book a solid start to the series. I admit the book was kind of predictable and simple in plot, but that is exactly why I loved it. Sometimes stories get bogged down with twists and turns, but this one was just pretty straight forward, thus the story and the writing stood front and center.
I actually liked Aiden’s lieutenants more than I liked him because he was kind of one dimensional in the beginning. I will admit that I didn’t quite understand why Aiden’s brother was as sadistic as he was, but when juxtaposed with Aiden’s character, I could see that Aiden must have been a mirror that Owen hated looking into. But I think Matthias Ludlam is going to be a force to be reckoned with and Aiden will have his hands full protecting his community. Great writing style and great imagery.I look forward to the development of this upcoming war between the Penton residents and the Tribunal.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
Great story and a different way of looking at Vampire life. I found this book very enjoyable :)
I'll read anything good. I'm easy that way.
Really bummed that the 3rd book isn't out yet, but love the first two.
Only a couple of things keep this from getting 5 stars from me.
1. Aiden is the leader, master vamp -- but when he fights his enemy he freezes -- not once but three times. I get that he's conflicted, but the enemy is a killer, and Aiden doesn't defend himself. Just felt wrong. Author needs to show why he's freezing.
2. What happens to Lucy? That storyline just falls off to nothing.
3. The author needs to give the other vamps (there are 55 of them) something to do. Also, organize the humans into useful employment, like driving the vamps around during daylight hours so they don't have to do it themselves.
and finally -- Angela Dawe was good but not great. Don't know what's up with her since I usually enjoy her. This time she sounded like she was shouting everything. Maybe the copy she was reading from was all in caps.
Otherwise, great start to intriguing new series.
No. I only purchase the audio if I love the book. Nothing can compare to your imagination at work when reading a book. I was very pleasantly surprised with the audio. I purchased because of Dawe and the fact the is was a good paranormal romance.
The first meeting.
Angela Dawe is one of the best narrators out there. She can do male, female brilliantly. No one is better at distinguishing the different characters voices than Angela Dawe.
Willing to serve selflessly.. This has the chance to be a good dark vampire series. Provided the author can keep the edge on. At times the story goes a little soft but their are characters with demons that are riding them which have the potential to propel this series up to the level of the breeds and the BDB. It is worth the credit. Angela Dawe who does most if not all of the narrations for Nalini Singh is okay. She wouldn't have been my first choice. Adain and Chirs have enough chemistry to keep you involved as the story progresses.
the narrator had a sing-songy voice that gets on your nerves after a while. I think the book would have been better served by a male narrator who could pull off a deep sexy male voice. (and not sound like a woman with a head cold trying to do a male voice)
I'm reviewing this before I've finished the book because the narrator is so annoying I can't seem to let it go. Angela Dawe speaks every sentence in the same cadence, as though each one is a melodramatic tension point. Her character voices sound very much the same.
I'm going to bull through and see if the story is any good, but for anyone considering this audiobook, I'd recommend listening to as much of the sample as you can. I'll come back at the end of the book and try to review the story itself.
Really good book and I plan to get the second in the series. This series does just suck you in and keeps your interest. The narrator is the best, Angela Dawe. I really enjoyed her. Can't wait to get to the second book so I'll cut this review short. Believe me, worth the cost.
I bought this book yesterday afternoon and thought it might be good but wasn't holding my breath. Well, I did hold my breath, a few times. This book was sooo exciting and sensual I couldn't believe it. I absolutely loved Aiden and Krys. No overdone angst, like sooo many romance stories. Just a perfect vampire romance. Loved Mirren and Will and truly hated Owen.I was thinking of getting the second one in this series but the narrator does't really do male voices, I listened to the sample.
I don't get it! I read/listened to the entire Mackenzie series, five or six books, I don't remember. The last one I reviewed was on 10/30/13 and they were all narrated by Angela Dawe and I gave her 2 stars on every book because of her terrible narration. This book was released to audible on 6/12/12.So can someone tell me how she managed to do such a phenomenal job on this book and such a shi**y job on the Mackenzies? I'm not getting it!!!
Angela Dawe should not narrate
The narrator put me off from all other books
Her poor performance distracted me from content. she puts u to sleep.