Circle of Blood: Books 4-6

Circle of Blood Bundle, Book 2
Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
Series: Circle of Blood, Book 4-6
Length: 23 hrs and 40 mins
5 out of 5 stars (170 ratings)

Listen with Audible Escape

$12.95 a month

Free with Audible Escape
Binge on this audiobook and thousands of other love stories with Audible Escape.
First-time Audible Escape subscribers get the first month free. After 1 month, only $12.95 a month ($6.95 a month for Audible and Kindle Unlimited members). Cancel anytime.
Learn more
Buy for $29.95

Buy for $29.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

When you're mated to an immortal vampire, love is forever. Literally. 

In another lifetime, six vampires lost their mates - and their mortality - to an unimaginable evil power. Despite the veil of death separating them, the strength of love draws them together across the ages. But now, if they can’t reunite with the reincarnations of their lost soulmates soon, it may just mean the end of the world. 

From London to Kuala Lumpur to the ancient ruins of Saqqara in Egypt, follow the nightwalkers who are all that stand between humanity and chaos as they try to gather together the prophesied Council of Thirteen. Six vampires. Six reincarnated mates. And... the mysterious Other. Without the Council, the world will fall to darkness and become a wasteland haunted by the undead. But the demon who covets dominion over humanity will stop at nothing to thwart the vampires on their quest.

In the eternal battle between light and darkness, love may be the greatest weapon...or the greatest weakness.

From USA Today best-selling author R. A. Steffan and fresh new voice Jaelynn Woolf comes a steamy paranormal romance series perfect for adult fans of vampire fiction. Get Circle of Blood: Books 4-6 today, and dive into the final three stories in this heart-stopping journey that explores the power of love in a world gone mad with hate.

©2018 R. A. Steffan (P)2018 R. A. Steffan

What listeners say about Circle of Blood: Books 4-6

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    143
  • 4 Stars
    24
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    137
  • 4 Stars
    18
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    134
  • 4 Stars
    24
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

enthralling read

This is the second half of a captivating addictive series. I've been rooting for the vamps and their reincarnated soulmates, as they continue to battle the demon forces. Surprises, danger, passion, and a satisfying conclusion for the vamps and their mates! A must read/listen series. The narrator's voices are spot on amazing.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Very good listen

Enjoyable storyline overall and good universe building. I thought each couple’s stories to be well thought out and each had their own unique tone despite similar beginnings.

The conclusion was slightly surprising and very satisfying.

I was disappointed in the final relationship as it was not a true polyamorous one and RA Steffan has done those so well in other stories.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Circle of Blood series is quite enjoyable.

I thoroughly enjoyed the various backgrounds of the main characters and how the author brought each character into the series. It is an enjoyable take on vampire romance.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

redhat queen

I loved this series. Each story was fantastic and exciting and interesting. The characters were so fantastic and exciting. I loved how you have written this story and how each character found their true mate again. This series was very emotional too. Great narrator. I don’t think you could of found a greater voice.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Love these vamps

Seeing the progression of the War and finding all the mates has been amazing. I've really enjoyed the individual stories, and the ending felt good for the series.
Absolutely love the narrator, she's amazing

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I loved it!

A breathtaking emotional well paced series with very likable characters and a fascinating storyline. I really enjoyed all six books but four was definitely my favorite! I think the narrator did a fantastic job with all the characters! I’d definitely recommend this audiobook series to anyone! Thankfully I was gifted the series and I’m voluntarily leaving this review.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Xander, Marie, and Menkhef Find Their Soulmates

Lovers Absolution - Book 4
I have to say that this fourth book is, for me, the best one so far in this series. I have always had a soft spot for Zander and was eagerly awaiting his story which proved to be well worth the wait. I enjoyed this one from beginning to end. Although I loved the first book about how Tre and Della met and then forged their bond, I didn't like the second book quite as much Eris and Trynne’s story seemed to lack a bond between them for so much of the book. I did however like the attraction between Mason and Oksana and I loved Mason who was almost too good to be true but in all these books it was Zader who captured my attention so I was happy when book four turned out to be his story.

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Xander and Manisha story, it was both enthralling and different. Manisha is the nanny to a six-year-old boy who is believed to be the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama. When he is captured and turned into a vampire she finds herself turned into a werewolf. It is her supposed fate to become the mate of Crank the Alpha of this pack once she has made her first transformation. The pack is working for the demon Bayel's henchman and she is forced to make contact with Zander to lure him into a trap or else they will hurt the child.

As it turns out she is the reincarnation of his long-dead wife and the connection is felt by both of them immediately but can they ever be together - a vampire and a werewolf? I loved Manisha she was so strong and determined to help her charge who having been turned into a vampire is refusing to eat. She's also determined to escape but is captured and finds herself locked in a disused industrial freezer with Zander. During her first shift she and Zander battle and bite each other the consequences of which are surprising and totally unexpected

I won't say anymore because it would spoil this incredible story but I will say that the next books have a lot to live up to.

Lovers Atonement - Book 5
This book is about Duchess's or as we learn in this book Marie. Throughout the series, she has come across as something of an "Ice Queen" a woman with many secrets. A woman who believes that she is not now nor has she ever been a good person. In this story, she gets to be reunited with her reincarnated soulmate. Chan Wei Yong is a CIA operative who is in Malaysia working deep undercover with a group of religious zealots. Duchess, Oksana, and Mason arrive in Kuala Lumpur to try and find the son of Mason’s former colleague. He has been kidnapped by the cult and during their search for him, Duchess and Chan meet.

This part of the story is somewhat different from the others because both Duchess and Chan have done bad things during their lives, they have both deceived the person they should have been true to. There is not the deep and abiding love between them that the others have had for each other, but that said it is a strong enough bond to draw them together again.

They are both damaged souls, the love between them isn’t a deep and abiding love, nor is it sweet but they agree to start afresh and try to find comfort in each other. This sets the stage for the next book which, as he is the only original vampire left, will be about Snag the oldest and most powerful vampire of them all as he and the reunited lovers all ten of them, together with their allies attempt to defeat Bael.

In this story I loved how Mason's character is developing, he’s growing as a character, he was able to help Chan adjust and is now no longer the "baby" vampire.

Lover's Victory - Book 6
Finally, we have Snag's story or Menkhef, his given name, and his love interests. The authors did hint in previous books in this series that the13th vampire on the council of 13 might have been the child, but it wasn't. Back in ancient Egypt when Menkhef was still human he had a beautiful wife and everything he could ask for, except a child. He believed that he was sterile and so he invited his very close childhood friend, who was now the leader of his palace guard, to join with them both as part of their marriage. They had both fallen in love with her but it was Menkhef who married her. The arrangement worked well and his best friend became the father of their children.

Menkhef and the rest of the team are now ensconced in the oldest pyramid in Egypt, where lots of people have gone to seek sanctuary from Bayel's undead army. Amy and Elijah, a married couple from the USA, have come to visit the Pyramid. Amy is pregnant but their marriage is somewhat rocky as they both feel that something is missing and we soon find out that they are linked to Menkhef.

When the time arrives for the battle to defeat Bayel the Council is still only 11 strong as neither Elijah or Amy have consented to join it and Menkhef makes it clear that they are not to be forced. The climax of the battle was not what I was expecting but it did bring to an end the struggles facing everyone. It wasn't as action-filled as I was expecting but it did mean all the loose ends were dealt with.

The relationship between Menkhef, Amy and Elijah is toned down, I think for the sake of readers/listeners who don't normally read about threesomes, but it is a strong and loving relationship which does bring happiness to all three of them.

At the end of this book, we jump forward in time and find out what has happened to everyone since the day of the battle which I enjoyed.

The narration by Gwendolyn Druyor is again excellent as she changes between the many different accents she has to perform, each one always consistent and recognizable. She always delivers a top-notch performance and never disappoints.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • KD
  • 02-06-19

Great Fantasy series and a great bundle

it's always nice to get more bang for your buck. I was able to get 3 books for the price of one credit. The series is a great fantasy series that was recommend to me. I would recommend other people start with the other books first.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

What a ride this has been.

This is a fantastic series of books. This bundle was books 4 5 and six. This bundle was just a great as the first. The books are well written and the story line is fantastic. This series is about good versus evil. Lost loves being reunited to form a council of 13 that would defeat the growing evil. These books are full of action and finding lost loves. The ending surprised me. The narrator is fantastic. Even tho this series has ended i do look forward to more by this author. I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest opinion. Even if i had not received this book free, it is well worth the credit or money you pay

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Absolutley Captivating and Steamy

I loved all of the books. The first few books storyline seemed repetitive and because of that alone I almost stopped listening because I worried there would be the same story line over and over again. However, past book 3 it all changes and the story lines get deeper and far more intense.

What really brought this book together was the choice in narrator. Gwendolyn is an absolute genius! She flawlessly transformed her voice giving the main characters in the book (well over 6 btw with varying accents) life! I knew who was speaking when. That takes shear talent and made this a thrilling listen. I cannot recommend this series enough. The book coupled with the narration is truly a match made in heaven.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-29-19

Enjoyable story

I enjoyed the story, it was spoiled slightly by poor narration, it was read a little too slowly and accents were too variable at times to follow comfortably which characters were speaking.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for A D.
  • A D.
  • 01-07-19

The end nears, the plot thickens...

There is a prophecy. A council of 13 will defeat the darkness brought on by Bael. The council will consist of Bael's 6 original failures, their fates mates and, by that count, one other. This series is their story.

This audiobook is the 4th to 6th book in the series. Each book focuses on two intertwined plots. There is the macro-plot, or series plot, about good versus evil and demons versus angels. The micro-plot focuses on each vampire individually. The fourth book focuses on Xander and his soul mate, Manisha.The fifth on Duchess and her mate. The last on Snag, the remaining council members and the war that is brewing. To be honest, it is best to read/ listen the books in order because the macro plot ties the series together. With each subsequent book, the pieces of the story slot into place building towards what promises to be a grand finale.

As the vampires are getting closer to their coveted 13, I feel like the books get darker and darker. Each vampire comes with his or her own deep seeded issues that could, potentially, challenge their overall success. The biggest issue is the fact that each vampire killed their mate at the time of turning but more importantly each mate sacrificed themselves for their loved ones.The authors have definitely built the anticipation as the plot reaches a crescendo. There is always the potential for darker times to come but also a chance for love to conquer it all.

I really enjoyed this series. It wasn't difficult to commit to the characters and the plot, which twisted and turned several times, throwing the audience for proverbial loops!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Toni walker
  • Toni walker
  • 11-21-18

Omg 😮 I loved it

Just finished and wow 😮 what a great series it was loved every minute of it will be buying more then both thank you please keep the audiobooks coming