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Publisher's Summary

I'm not like the vampires in your books, little girl. I'm not agonizing over my own soul or the ethics of drinking your blood. I don't want saving or to find some great love that will alter my very existence. I'm not a monster. I'm the devil himself, and I have no problem playing that role. I take what I want, and right now, what I want is you. And there's nothing you can do to stop me. 

The Elite is a PNR series of novelettes.

©2019 Hanleigh Bradley (P)2020 Hanleigh Bradley

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Not your sparkly vampires!

This is one dark vampire story. The entire time, he’s either planning to drain her dry, or deliberating if/when to kill her. She’s utterly enthralled, but still completely aware of the danger, which makes it even darker. This is a short story (1 hour 31 min), and is a serial within a series, so there’s no resolution at the end of this book. Debbie Soelter’s reading of the story is at times stilted and overly breathy, but Everett and Farah’s voices sound distinctly different, which is appreciated.

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A short but decent vampire series

He the vampire has no sorrys about biting others or killing and is actually refreshing as far as a change in the normal attitude of most romance /action/adventure/mystery vampire series these days. Not to say that I prefer the difference but it was nice as a change up. Also I never listened to before such a short audiobook but it actually nice and I enjoyed it. I love the narrator especially with the male voices.

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The way a vampire should be written!

This author wrote a vampire as he should be, evil and a predator. Everette is an Elite, vampire royalty. He is known for being ruthless and giving no mercy. He has his sights set on Farah. She is meant to be his next victim. For some odd reason, one that is bothering him to his core, he can't get himself to hurt her. He can't make her his victim. He has a pull towards her, an attraction that he can't explain. Farrah is immediately drawn to him to. Everette is going against all he believes in when he comes to her rescue from another vampire. Also letting himself act on his growing feelings. This is such a great start to this series. I need to know what happens next! Get ready vampire romance fans to be hooked. You won't be able to pick up the next book fast enough. For audio listeners, you'll be impressed by this narrators switch from Everette & Farrah. Her voice represents both characters well. How she tells the story is perfect with an errie feeling mixed with a romantic element.Whether you read or listen to this story, get ready to become addicted!

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Fearless and hypnotic!

Instinct is one of the best "Vampire" books I've ever read with its unique point of view and the constant inner thoughts that flow from Everette and Farah's minds. Everette is an Elite Vampire, royalty as it were. He has wandered the world, waiting for just the right human to be his to do with as he pleases. Farah is the perfect foil, with her mind full of literary and big screen vampires. One of the first interactions between the vampire and the waitress is when he grabs the book she's reading (in a nanosecond!) and of course she's Team Edward. Cleverly done, indeed. There is a seductive feel all throughout and Farah is drawn right into Everette's universe. She's frightened at the thought of being stalked, but comforted by who's doing the stalking. Everette is so sure of himself and certain that he will love playing with the human for awhile and then, naturally, drain her dry. But he has certain behaviors that he's not quite sure where they're coming from. Why does he wait to take her blood? Why does he want to take her home and let her stay with him, have breakfast in the morning? He's so much more humane when he's with Farah and he even enjoys sitting on her window sill watching her sleep at night. And Farah feels safe and definitely desired, even though she feels danger lurking all around. This is a magnificent set-up for the sequel, Craving, and I need to start it right now! 
I listened to the audio book and am thoroughly impressed with the job Debbie Soelter did with the narration. Her Farah was sweet and fearless while Everette was sensual and hypnotic. The voices made the audio book even more enjoyable! 

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Wonderful story

I have enjoyed this wonderful tense vampire love story for adults showing all the emotions and confusion with love.

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Instinct

This is a quick read/listen that introduces us to Everette and Farrah. He makes no bones about the fact that he is a ruthless predator and she is his prey... but for some reason she intrigues the vampire and he doesn't kill her. I look forward to reading/listening to more

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great cliffhanger

I received this book for free for a honest review.  I loved the characters and storyline.  it flowed very well and held together.  The narrator did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.  reccomend

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A different kind of vampire

A vampire who is different. Poor Farah made a mistake talking to him after he stole her book. Her fate was sealed. Now her life in limbo & we will see what happens to her. A good read.

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Slowly Building the Tension

Title: instinct
Author: Hanleigh Bradley
Format: Audio
Narrator: Debbie Soelter
Genre: Paranormal romance (vampire)
Standalone: no
Part of a Series: book 1 of The Elite
POV: Everette, Farah
Steam Level: warm
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Instinct is the first novella of The Elite. It’s short, only about an hour and a half long. The pace is slow, Allowing the tension to build. Both Everette and Farah are fighting themselves and their instincts - Farah to flee and Everette yo not play with his food. Debbie Soelter’s narration is soft and slow, adding to and enhancing the anticipation that Hanleigh Bradley has created. Overall Instinct is a great, but slow, start that leaves you wanting more.

Favorite Quotes:
I don’t want to date her. I want to eat her.
I wonder if I should talk to her except, I don’t usually talk to my food

I received this audiobook for free from StoryOrigin. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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Good Dark Short

This was a very short dark vampire tale. He is dark and dangerous and all he wants is to kill her. She is a human and should run from him far and fast because he wants her dead. You can feel something building between them as they fight what they feel, he still wants her dead. She seems a bit clueless at times but takes his crap. I enjoyed the narrator for this book. I am looking forward to the next book.

I received a free copy of this audio book from Story Origin for an honest review.

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer, The Flock VIP)
  • 12-15-20

Great short listen

Everette isn’t like other vampires he’s a monster and he’s not afraid to let his victims know. That’s until he meets Farah and he changes the way he’s always done things.
Great short listen and looking forward to more in the series .

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  • L. A. Greenbank
  • 05-19-20

Girl meets vampire

A very short book, girl meets vampire story but something I couldn't put my finger on kept drawing me back to it.... I don't know what it is but I'm eager for more and this definitely whet my appetite

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  • Lotty
  • 05-11-20

Enthralling

This is a short but brilliantly captivating story. The wonderful narration draws you in from the very begining. This is well worth listening to.

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  • Helen
  • 04-25-20

Amazing book

I really enjoyed this audio book very much can’t wait for more audio books

Great book

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  • tomsboxers
  • 04-15-20

One Night Stand, Forever

My first vampire book, not sure what to think because in my opinion being a short story it all happens to fast, boy sees girl, next thing bed, well near enough, I find it hard to take in as i don’t think it shows women in a good light, but I think I need to get into the characters better. Time will tell,
I found the narrator for me destroyed the story, the portrayal of the male voice was cringe worthy and the fast, slow way the narrator spoke I didn’t enjoy, but I can shut this out and concentrate on the story.
On too the next book to try and understand better.

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  • Tique
  • 03-17-20

Loved the perspective

Loved the way this was written. wished the narrator used another voice for the H. I could hardly hear what he was saying half the time, especially when I was listening while driving. Sorry the book was so short and it ended to be continued so that was a bit sad, but I'm looking forward to the next one and hope it has more story.

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  • Jessica-Annalise Jones
  • 03-16-20

Not bad but no real story line

The book was very well written and read, however there was no real story line.

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  • tenisha
  • 03-15-20

Quick Listen

Everette is obsessed with Fara, he thinks that all he wants is her blood but it turns out to be so much more. Good Narration

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  • Sara B
  • 02-21-20

Enjoyable Instinct

Instinct, the first instalment in the Elite series is a delightful paranormal romance novella. The premise is interesting about a vampire who is obsessed with a human woman. The characters are charming, and the dual point-of-view allows an insight into their thoughts and emotions. I didn't fully connect with the characters, mainly due to the length of the audiobook. Also, of note, that the story ends in a cliffhanger.

Debbie Shelter's performance was great. She has a beautiful voice, I just wished she used a different tone for her portrayal of Everette. Overall, this was an enjoyable audiobook and will listen to the next series.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 02-19-20

Great start

This is a solid start to this storyline, I just need more now!! Good characters and a fantastic performance from Debbie.
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