Instinct

The Elite, Book 1
Narrated by: Debbie Soelter
Series: The Elite, Book 1
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
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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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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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cliffhanger

I loved this! I cant wait for the next one. great build up and leaving you yearning for more! Hanleigh keeps you wanting more! I cant wait to read or listen to more so I can find out what happens.

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Instinct The Elite, Book 1 review

An enjoyable audio book with good narration. Five stars and well worth the time listening to.

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Instinct

Narration needs work.

The story was detailed but not drawn out. I already love the simmering heat between the characters. I am eagerly waiting for another book.

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Intriguing And Intense!!!

Instinct by Hanleigh Bradley

WOW!! I loved this vampire tale ❤
The story grabs you right from the start. I was instantly intrigued, loved the characters and wanted more! It's very fast paced and intense. My only complaint is how very short it is.
I need more!!!!!

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Sinister and Seductive

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
This novella explores the sinister and seductive relationship between a vampire and his prey. Will he kill her or will he protect her? Does his prey run to him or away from him once she knows the truth? This sexy story explores those questions, and will leave you breathless as you delve into the answers to those questions.

The narration is great, and I thought the book flowed well. My only complaint is that I find it unnecessary to include some of the more explicit depictions of sexual content. Thankfully those sections are brief, and the it is easy to get right back into the rest of the story. I look forward to reading the next novella by Bradley!

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Hot and steamy quick bite

This is book one for a novella series. I enjoy the characters a lot. And while the vampire theme is must more darker than your typical vampire book.... I wanted more. It was hot and fast paced. Over all quick and leaves you hanging.
Again I will remind you that it's a novella series, so it will be short, but I want them all so I don't have to wait.
Everett is so dark and screams death and danger. Farah is so sweet. I love how she is more relatable than your typical female lead in this kind of subgenre. She is clearly afraid but her curiosity is getting the best of her. Everett hasn't lied to her, he told her up front what will happen, yet she is willing to except that.
The narrator, you can tell it's rough on her voice to do a lower octave for Everett's POV. I think It might have been better if there was a male narrator for Everett, but she does a good job.

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Instinct

The story had an interesting prospective and was different than your normal Vampire book. It was a fast listen.

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Instinct

This is a great book, I really loved it and am ready to listen to all the others that you write. Thank you

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  • AnnaP
  • 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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  • S. Cole
  • 02-17-20

Short & Steamy

This was a great start to a series. I liked that it had a slightly different take on vampires. This does end on a slight cliffhanger. Can't wait to learn more about Everett.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 02-16-20

Instinct

This seems more of a prequel than an actual book 1 to me. There doesn’t seem to be too much going on, just some inner turmoil and a bit of background information. That being said, it is very interesting and I would get the next book to see how this progresses.

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  • Weirdpup13
  • 02-12-20

Short

This story was short but a nice little introduction to the series. It is pretty much just the mindscape of a vampire killer so it’s a bit different then the typical vampire stories you find.
The narrator is a bit to quite in the male voice and you can tell because the breathing is much louder and higher pitched at times. Although the words are spoken a bit slowly it could be played at normal speed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-11-20

Loved Everette

Can’t wait to listen to more. Eager for CRAVING! Everette is brilliant - such a sarcastic vampire.

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  • N. Mahoney
  • 02-08-20

I want to know more..

I really enjoyed listening to Instinct, the narration was such a treat for the ears with both characters in this dual point of view story being fantastically voice acted by Debbie Soelter. The characterisations were smoothly transitioned and distinct.
I did enjoy the story but would have liked the story to have include more than just these two characters. More characters would have added a richness and depth to the story. Having said that, there was real chemistry between Farah and Everette and I liked what I heard and look forward to hearing more.
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