Buffalo, New York--thundering waterfalls, great sports teams...and a treacherous vampire lord who is slowly losing his mind.
New York City vampire Rajmund Gregor is the undisputed master of the Big Apple. He bows to no one but his sire, the vampire Lord Krystof, who has ruled the Northeast for hundreds of years. But when Krystof summons Rajmund to his headquarters in Buffalo, Raj finds his master slowly descending into madness and his territory crumbling around him.
Raj is the only one of Krystof's children strong enough to seize power, but he'll have to save his master before he can destroy him.
Several women have gone missing, and the local police are convinced a vampire is behind it. Is Krystof so lost to reality that he's capturing and murdering human women? Is a rogue vampire moving into Krystof's territory for the kill? Or is it something far more insidious, something that could threaten the existence of vampires everywhere?
Sarah Stratton is living a lie. Her past holds a secret she shares with no one--not even her good friend, Cynthia Leighton, the West Coast vampire lord's mate. It's a secret that could destroy her carefully constructed life as a professor at a Buffalo university. It's also a secret that could save the lives of the missing women. To save them, however, she must enter Buffalo's vampire community and put herself into the care of Rajmund Gregor.
But can she trust Raj, the dangerously seductive vampire who wants to lay claim to far more than her secrets?
©2010 Donna Beltz (P)2015 ImaJinn Books
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
This really is a great Vampire series to get caught up in.... there's hot hunky vamps, strong heroines and exciting plots and this one doesn't disappoint. Raj is the Master of New York and he has to bow down to his Sire who's The Lord of the Northeastern Vampires but who is slowly going insane. He has summoned Raj to Buffalo to try and find out who's been snatching young women from Blood Bars and why. Buffalo is where Sarah lives and he was instantly attracted to Sarah when he met her in NYC when she visited with her friend Cyn who is mated to Raphael (the powerful Lord of the West Coast) and now that he bumps into her again his attraction grows along with his sexual and blood urges, his possessiveness and his aggression if anyone else touches her. Sarah is also attracted to the sexy blonde Alpha Vampire but she has some deep secrets she's not willing to share even though they're working on solving the same case.
Slowly clues come together, attraction grows and there's lust filled kisses and witty banter but all Hell breaks loose when her secrets are revealed and Raj feels deeply betrayed but the clues are still building in the chilling kidnapping case. Sarah and Raj have a lot of verbal sparring with tensions rising and then their slowly building relationship suddenly explodes in some frenzied sex scenes (which are well worth the wait). Suddenly his take-over bid to be the Lord by defeating his Sire is coming to a climactic dramatic conclusion with only one winner. Then Sarah becomes one of the victims and he can't hold on to his temper because someone has betrayed them and someone's about to be turned to dust.
Dual POV's, non stop action in an exciting addictive plot, a few interesting secondary characters but the real joy came from the narrator who did a perfect job at all the different accents, the emotions and the dialogue and she turned a great book into an awesome listen.
Worth a credit? If you want a Vampire romance with a sexy hero, a strong heroine, an intense, romantic storyline and a great narrator then look no further than this listen which was definitely creditworthy. It could be a stand alone listen but it does have Raphael and Cyn from a previous book making an appearance and ends with them in a very chilling situation which is a big teaser for the next V.I.A. book.
Absolutely ! listening to Raphael again now to start the series over while waiting for Sophia to come out on audible
The interaction between characters -the intensity humor loyalty and love
She is a talented actress -she portrays the characters so varied that she has become the voice of cyn Raphael and All the others without falling into falsettos that grate on the readers nerves - she hits it just right
Yep -if I could
Hurry on Sophia and all the rest !!!
I am an audio book junkie! ! In my real life I am an ER RN and Mom to a teenage son.
Another great story and easy read. i am know dying for the next book with that cliff hanger at the end!! Cant wait! !
I loved the story. The narrator was good although I don't think Raymund's "voice" was as powerful as it could have been. Other than that, I really enjoyed this one.
not the usual love story. Sarah is confident, strong,and independent. She has had to be. Raj is at a transitional phase of his life with lots of changes occurring. Waven together is a great continuation of a wonderful series
Love mysteries, romance & urban fantasy
I didn't like much about Rajmund, although he was a strong character and knew what he wanted. He was not as romantic as I expected, nor did he fight for his mate like I thought he would. He put work above her. The story was great, but the main protagonist is definitely a wholly different character than the others in this series.
When Rajmund basically sent Sarah away. Can you believe that!! It all turned out good, though. Just another typical outstanding writing example of D.B. Reynolds.
How she keeps the character's voices consistant.
Sarah's past and how Rajmund pushed her out of his life because he thought he needed time to become Vampire Lord.
Someone who enjoys reading about a weak Heroine & a bipolar Hero
I'm continuing the series knowing that there'll be more of my favorite "Raphael & Cyn"
The narration was good, but I think she made the heroine even weaker than if I read it myself.
The ending that had you wanting to go straight into the book #4
"Great third book to series"
Read these books on my kindle and they are really excellent I am just not massively keen on the narrator bizarrely as I find her depiction of the female characters a bit annoying but still definitely worth a listen
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