Addison Godwin is a nonglam - one of the one in 10,000 humans who is immune to vampire glamour and mind tricks. Her gift enables her to work as an auditor, enforcing the law that vampires and humans keep their distance from each other except in a purely nonphysical way. The law is necessary because when a vampire tries to have sex with a human, their bloodlust combines with their sexual appetite, and the result looks like roadkill.
Alec Corbin is a four-star master vampire with piercing blue eyes and intentions to get Addison into his bed. He promises he can be gentle, but Addison has seen way too many vamp/human crime scenes to go for that. She has no interest in the six-foot-four hunk of sexy vampire man candy, even if he is supernaturally hot.
But just because she audits (and sometimes executes) vampires for a living doesn't mean she hates them all. Her best friend, Taylor, was turned against her will. Now living as a slave to one of the crueler master vamps in town, she leads a miserable existence, and Addison is helpless to save her within the confines of the law.
Things come to a head when the vampire inquisitor comes to town, and Taylor is given to him as a sex slave. When Addison sees her best friend tortured, beaten, and burned with silver, she knows she has to do something - even if it means teaming up with Corbin and paying the crimson debt.
Contains mature themes.
©2013 Evangeline Anderson (P)2015 Tantor
I loved this book!
Crimson Debt is a definite page turner! The storyline pulls you in immediately and the characters keep you reading. This is one of the better written erotic pnr books I've read. A lot of the books seem to focus on the steamy scenes and the story is left severely lacking, but there was a nice balance of story and steam in this one! It flowed nicely and I quickly found myself engrossed in the characters, wanting to know what was going to happen... I couldn't put it down.
Corbin is HOT, and I love that he is a perfect mix of cocky and sweet. Most of the time the old vampires tend to be cocky bastards, as Celeste and Roderick were, but Corbin was great. Maybe a little too sweet at times, but I loved him.
I'm not usually a fan of series that feature a different character in each book, but I'm interested in reading Taylor and Victor's story.
Crimson Debt could be read as a standalone, there is no cliff hanger, Corbin and Addison's story comes to an end and it hints at Taylor and Victor's story.
Love listening to audiobooks, and being swept away by a great story and narrator. It's my therapy, and I need it daily!
This was a well rounded story with action, suspense, humor, and steamy hot scenes. I find myself laughing out loud and blushing.
The plot was great. Addison needs help freeing her best friend, Taylor, from her cruel vampire master so she turns to the one person she knows she should stay away from but she knows he's the only vampire who can help her save her friend. Corbin comes up with an interesting plot to save Taylor but Addison will have to play along.
I loved how this story ends and it lays the foundation for the next story in the series.
This was the first story I've listen to that was narrated by Mackenzie Cartwright and I thought she did a wonderful job!
This story is so worth the credit and time!
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
If you love a hot PNR with a sexy, charismatic, confident Alpha Master Vampire in it, a feisty equally confident Heroine and a superbly written original plot that'll blow your mind then this is it. The imaginative world building and descriptive scenes allows you to graphically picture each intense scene and each character as the Chapters all too quickly whizz by.
Corbin is a drool worthy handsome 400 yr old Master Vampire and, in this new dark paranormal world, Vampires have to get stars tattooed around their eyes for every century they've been undead so Corbin has 4 sexy stars. He owns his own Vampire Bar where willing 'exchanges' (blood and orgasms) can be met and enjoyed but they have to be policed so everything must comply with the VAB (Vampire Auditing Bureau) who monthly send in specialized Auditors who, for some reason, cannot be glamoured and that's when Corbin first sees and yearns for Addison. Addison has to go to gruesome crime scenes where the horrific bloody evidence of Vampires having sex with Humans results in bloodlust, frenzied sex and brutal deaths which is why it's against the law. She hates Vampires and yet something unwanted stirs when Corbin keeps perusing her, making sexual advances and lets her know just what he'd like to do to her (he's got a very dirty mouth girls) and how very interested he is in her however Addison knows sex between them would be illegal and, in her eyes disgusting.
But her Vampire best friend Taylor (there's a story there) desperately needs her help when she is loaned out for the Inquisitor's twisted use and he's a 600 yr old evil and sadistic Master Vampire and the only person Addison can think will help is Corbin. Unfortunately his help comes with a deal.... a deal that'll have her devastated, humiliated, terrified, spanked and glamoured but she's also captivated, mesmerised, lustful, awe struck, sexually awakened and satisfied but so confused. However, she walks away but the Inquisitor is about to make demands, to manipulate and threaten with deadly, painful and heartbreaking results which forces Addison to rethink her beliefs, her career, her desires and her heart.
Worth a credit? This was just an outline of the very intense plot where there's a lot more nail-biting drama, sexual tension, character anxiety, angst with a Werewolf and a Witch and, weaved through it all, is a beautifully romantic and hot love story where both the Hero and Heroine are willing to pay the ultimate price to save the one they love. And a fantastic narrator makes this a practically perfect listen and oh so creditworthy.
I think two factors fall into having a great audio book. One a good story and two a great narrator. This makes the 3 book Evangeline Anderson has book out in audio. Trust me when I say you can not go wrong. She is one that careful selects her narrators to make sure she is getting a great voice to go with the story. I had already read this book on ebook format. Listen to it on audio gave it a whole new experience. I so enjoyed it. I have to say that I enjoy this series as much as I enjoy the Kindred series.
This is going to be an amazing series I can already to tell. After reading the first book I feel like I have been on one emotional roller coaster. WOW, one minute you are feeling hot and bothered and the next minute you heart could be breaking. I knew this was going to be interesting when I saw when words glam-sex. Yip, Evangeline’s creative mind at work..LOL
Addison Goodwin is an amazing beautiful woman. She has a very strong personality, strong spirit and was is an amazing best friend to Taylor who is a vampire. Addison working for the government as a Auditor for the VAB-Vampire Auditing Bureau. She hates vampire, well except for Taylor, and has plan making all other vampires pay and make their life hell.
Master Alec Corbin is a 4-star vampire, which means he is 400 years old and owner of the club “Under the Fang. He is handsome and every girls wet dream. He is also fascinated with Addison. He wanted her. He has to have her. The problem was it was illegal for vampires and humans to have sex. It never ended well for the human. Human always ended dead.
Will Alec be able to convince Addison that they belong together? Is it real love or is she just a snack to Alec? What happens when facing death in the face with no way out? How could a relationship between a Vampire and Auditor work?
Being a fan of Evangeline Anderson, I was expecting a great book and this one was fabulous! "Darling" is now one of my favorite words! (You'll have to listen to the book to find out why.) Wonderful audio book! Can't wait to listen to the next one.
Say something about yourself!
I am so frustrated with the inexplicable tendency of paranormal romance authors to create an ostensibly intelligent female protagonist and then force her to act like a nincompoop in order to force the story in a certain direction. Typically, the character's foolish behavior is explained away as "bravery." Let's be clear, whether in real life or fiction, the refusal to hold one's tongue when one's life is on the line is neither "brave" nor admirable; it's just stupid. An intelligent woman is capable of self-control, and she uses logic and strategy to defeat her adversaries, not foolhardy insolence.
Ms. Anderson is not alone in her decision to use this tactic, and I'm sure it's tempting when one needs to get from point A to point C but can't quite find the logical point B. But even if it's understandable, it's still not acceptable. It exasperates the reader, belittles the character, and taints an otherwise engaging story.
Despite losing respect and affinity for the protagonist, I enjoyed the rest of the story and finished it in two days. Still, at some point in the near future I won't be able to stand this practice anymore, so I beg Ms. Anderson and all of her talented contemporaries to PLEASE end this madness now!
I personally prefer audio books, it makes easier for me to get involved into the story and the feelings of the characters if that makes any sense, plus, most narrators usually make me enjoy the books when uses different accents and pronunciations, and the narrator was pretty good with different voices.
I think that the concepts it introduces you to... (I am new into the love/Syfy stories)... It mixes pre-conceptions about vampires with new ideas that make the story fascinating... The "Crimson Debt" for example was completely new to me, the vamp ages shown by tattoos, so for me was very interesting how the author used previous notions about vamps, and added some edgy concepts.
It was OK, there were some really interesting parts, but I would not say it made my either cry or laugh, but it was very enjoyable.
Looking forward book two! Taylor and Victor's story looks promising. The transition between the main story and the next one was very smooth.
loved it. it was a little lengthy but overall, very well written and easy to listen to. The sex scenes were a little explicit, but OK as well
I would absolutely recommend this audiobook to a friend because Crimson Debt is funny, exciting, and steamy all rolled into one amazing book.
Addison Godwin is my favorite character in this book. She is strong, confident, caring, and would do anything to protect the people she loves. She is head strong and unafraid of speaking her mind. She is fearless and stands her ground even when she is terrified. I can relate to her because I strive to be tenacious and self-assured everyday.
Mackenzie Cartwright did an amazing job narrating this book. She really brought the characters and story to life. I would have to say my favorite character performed by Mackenzie was Alec Corbin. Even though she is a woman, she was able to bring out his sultry, masculine personality using the perfect tone of voice.
Crimson Debt made me laugh out loud at the banter between Addison and Corbin. You see, Addison is not easily swayed by Corbin’s good looks and charm, so when he tries to be suave with his sexual innuendos, she puts him in his place. It's hilarious how Corbin is amused by her sass, and he lets her know it which annoys her even more! It had me wondering how Addison was going to get herself out of the trouble she always seemed to find herself in. Ever heard the saying “don’t let your mouth write a check your butt can’t cash”? Addison’s mouth has a knack for writing them quite often, and Corbin takes great pleasure in cashing them in. ;) Remember me saying earlier that Addison is head strong and stands her ground even when she is terrified? Well, she proves that time and again when she is dealing with the evildoers in this book. I felt pride in her when she didn't let herself be intimidated by them.
I will definitely be purchasing the next installment in the Born to Darkness series! I can't wait to see what Evangeline Anderson has in store for the next book, Scarlet Heat!
This book the Crimson debt is a wonderful story about vampires and human how they come to love each one in own way, the story has you from the start of the book all way to the end of the book wood tell you to get it thank you reading this review.
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