Compel Me

The Last Vocari, Book 1
Narrated by: Addison Barnes
Series: The Last Vocari Series, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
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I go by Rose. But don’t let the delicate name fool you. I’m all thorns...

The polished metal stakes strapped to my thighs have pierced the hearts of so many vampires I’ve lost count. And after five years, I still haven’t found him - the vamp with one blue eye and one brown. The one who slaughtered my mother and left me, a child, to sit screaming in a pool of her still-warm blood.

With any luck, he’ll come to me. You see, I’ve made something of a name for myself with my trade. It seems more and more of the bloodsucking bastards seek to find me every day. Each of them wanting to be the one to say they plucked the Black Rose.

It’s not until a group of three finds me that I think I’ve finally met my match. But these aren’t just any nameless, faceless vamps. I know them. Or, at least, I knew them, when they were still human.

Worst of all, I owe them a debt. But paying it means I’ll need to face my worst fear...that I may not be entirely human, either.

Compel Me is the start to a steamy new reverse harem vampire romance from best-selling author Elena Lawson.

Buy the audiobook today and immerse yourself in a world of supernatural romance, riveting adventure, and shocking twists and turns that will leave you listening until long past your bedtime. Perfect for fans of Vampire Diaries, Patricia Briggs, A Shade of Vampire, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Jeaniene Frost. 

Author's note: If you are offended by bad language, turned off by violence, or cringe at adult themes, then this series is not for you! If, however, you enjoy a main character who curses like a trucker, stabs first and asks questions later, and isn’t afraid to tell a man exactly what she wants from him, then you’ve found your next listen.

©2019 Thorn House Publishing (P)2019 Thorn House Publishing

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Good start to a new series!

Good start to a new series! Excited to see the second book. Only issue I had was that the story parts felt a little incongruous with the intimate scenes. 60% of the book had the feel of a YA novel, but out of nowhere the main character would curse like a sailor or there would be a sex scene.

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Great story but over too soon

The narrator did a splendid job, always nice when you can distinguish all the different characters during dialogues even when they’re told by only one narrator.

I liked the story, eventhough at some times, Rose did seem a bit too much “in heat” in some situations after she has encountered her men. Mostly it’s fine, it’s not like the book is just erotica but it just had some typical adult fun time, Reverse Harem style, 1 girl & 3 very different guys, but some occasions felt rather too precarious or perilous for the kind of thoughts and urges she got. Although she does hold herself together so it is very believable. I can totally get how that is just part of her character; typical Rose behavior so it didn’t bother me, just felt a bit surreal on a rare occasion, that’s all.

I am kinda sad though that ‘the last Vocari’ bit is only mentioned twice (but so vague the first time that it’s really only at the end of the story) and that bit of the storyline felt like not enough so after the realization that book 1 was done, it kinda made book 1 seem like an introduction or a foundation for the real storyline. A good one though, I definitely am curious about what will happen next.
Needless to say I’m hungry for more. So I hope I can continue on because this is one of those series that just might get better with each next installment!

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I just couldn't make it to the end, I didn't even get past chapter 6. And that was pushing it. The story is boring, and the reader doesn't help.

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compel me

This is a really fast paced book that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Rose is such a complex character and very entertaining and interesting. I really enjoyed reading and listening to this.
The narrator does a really great job with the different characters.

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Fabulous New series!

This story pulled me in from the beginning of the story! This is a sinfully seductive Reverse Harem Romance! It’s extremely well written and narrated. It’s definitely packed full of twists and turns throughout. It also full of action, adventure, suspense, intrigue and romance.
The narrator does a fabulous job with the characters and voices of each character making it easy to distinguish between characters.

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Vampire love!

Cute love story of a young girl who falls in love with a vampire. Her life is in for a surprise! Can't wait for book 2! Loved the narration!

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Interesting story

I love a book with a strong female character who works well with strong male characters, I just wasn’t expecting for there to be intimacy between the guys which I’m not into, but that’s my bad for not reading the description more thoroughly. Overall an enjoyable story though.

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Great start

I loved this book. It has an amazing story line and perfect amount of steamy scenes. I can’t wait for the next book in the series I will defiantly be keep a look out any book by Elena. The narrator did a great job as well!

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Steamy Vampire Reverse Harem

I really enjoyed this Vampire Reverse Harem story, and I really want the rest of the story! How much do you have to love someone to surrender your soul for their sake? This is an exciting, steamy, reverse harem story with drama, mystery, danger, a bit of suspense, lust, and love. It has plenty of twists and surprises, a kick-a$$ heroine, and 3 smoking hot vampires. There is a little BDSM flavor to a couple scenes, but it's not real strong (just some light bondage).

The narration was great and really brought the characters to life.

I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review.

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When the sun goes down...

If you’re looking for a steamy Reverse Harem, this is your book. Compel Me serves as a good set up for what is hopefully to come in the rest of the series. We find out small details about our heroine (Rose) until the end of the book that pull you in and make you want to know her story. I’ll be picking up book two.

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  • Weirdpup13
  • 02-01-20

Funny

This story will have you laughing and getting hot all in the same night! Story has some non traditional vampire elements that makes it not so predictable!!

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  • Lotty
  • 01-28-20

Brilliant

A new brilliant and exciting vampire reverse harem story. Staring extremely strong, sassy characters. I loved it! The narration really enhances the whole audible experience. I am excited to see what happens next.

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  • Sara B
  • 01-27-20

More, please!!

Compel Me, the first book in the Last Vocari series, is a cleverly composed reverse harem urban fantasy romance. The plot is complex and engaging with nonstop action and suspense. The cast is splendidly done, they are well-developed and intriguing. I was utterly enthralled.

Our heroine, Rose, is capable, feisty, resilient, and a canny fighter. She is on a personal mission to find the vampire who murdered her mother. The reverse harem component is tastefully done. The men in the story are HOT. Frost, Blake, and Ethan were her childhood friends; they are no longer boys, nor are they human.

Addison Barnes does a fantastic job with the narration. Her timing and inflexions are excellent, particularly during the intense scenes. Furthermore, she portrays the characters' personalities and moods very well. Overall, this book is fantastic, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The ending is great, leaving you wanting more.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • T I Wood
  • 01-25-20

An enjoyable tale

A good easy flow story which is well narrated by Addison Barnes. The storyline isn't too complex, so doesn't take too much concentration to enjoy.

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  • DRBlevins
  • 12-29-19

Compel Me

Rose is an interesting, brave and strong character. She’s on a mission of revenge and ridding the world of viscous vampires, and I’m doing so has made herself a wanted person. She can take care of herself but it’s nice to have a group of childhood friends she can count on, who also happen to be sizzling hot vampires. This book has a nice fast-paced storyline that can be enjoyed in one sitting but you will have to pick up the next book because the mysteries do not end in book one.

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  • S. Cole
  • 12-18-19

Vampire Harem Yes Please!

I enjoyed listening to this book. The FMC is named Rose. She is trying to hunt down the vampire that killed her mother. She grew up with three boys that were like brothers to her. When her mother was murdered she was taken away and lost contact with her three best friends. Ten years later they find her, but they are not human yet. Rose has also made a name for herself as the "Black Rose", a vigilante against things that go bump in the night. When Rose and her boys reunite things get steamy. Can't wait to find out more in the next book!

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  • Debbie, 1970, UK
  • 12-12-19

A Steamy Vampire Slayer Read!🔥💘🌹💥

A Steamy Vampire Slayer RH Read!🔥💘🌹💥
Audiobook 🎧
Compel Me
The Last Vocari, Book 1
By: Elena Lawson
Narrated by: Addison Barnes
Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins

Rose Ward has been alone for 10years. A Vampire killed her Mum & nearly ripped her throat out & killed her too, when she was a teenager!💔😭 As soon as she was able, she trained hard & started a mission to find & kill the one who took her Mum so brutally!!😡 She has no idea how or why but she has their power of compulsion, she's faster & stronger than a human should be plus she heals a lot quicker too!😳 She is human though, she can walk in sunlight, doesn't drink blood & has a heartbeat.💟

Over the decade since the attack she's killed many of their kind. She leaves a calling card behind with each kill, a rose.🌹It comes to her attention that the Vampires are now hunting her, they call her 'The Black Rose'!!😱 She's always on the move, never staying in one place for long. In fact the only place she ever returns to is her childhood home, to ensure its still weather proof, clean & not damaged by animals! If she's honest with herself she always hopes her 3 bestfriends will return, or leave a message, there for her one day!!🙏 Maybe this time she'll be lucky?💕

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was steamy but managed to have a sweetness to it too.🔥 I liked the narration 👍 I'll definitely want to read Book #2 🌟

Debbie, 1970, UK