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Lover's Absolution

Circle of Blood, Book Four
Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
Series: Circle of Blood, Book 4
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Xander hates werewolves.
In all fairness, they’re not too keen on him either. 

Normally, avoidance would be the obvious solution. At least, it would be if the werewolves in question weren’t holding a newly-turned six-year-old vampire child as a prisoner. Alone in London, it’s up to Xander to rescue the boy before he can fall into the hands of Bael’s sadistic servant, Bastian Kovac. 

That mission that becomes exponentially more difficult when Xander discovers the identity of the mysterious female werewolf acting as the boy’s guardian. With the forces of darkness closing in from all directions, nothing is as it seems. 

There’s a reason vampires and werewolves don’t mix. Of course, in more than 120 years, no one has ever accused Xander of playing by the rules. 

Why should he start now? 

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The Circle of Blood series

In another lifetime, six vampires lost their mates - and their mortality - to an unimaginable evil power. Now, if they can’t reunite with the reincarnated souls of their lost loves soon, it may just mean the end of the world. 

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. Download Circle of Blood, Book 4: Lover’s Absolution today and continue a 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

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my favorite so far

these books are definitely NOT standalone's. while each book focuses on a particular couple the story arc continues and I feel something will be missed. this is a new take on vampires and a battle between light and darkness that has been going on for millennia
if you're into paranormal romance and urban fantasy check out this series.

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The narrator is enthralling

Zander is cornered by group of werewolves who claim that they have a six year old boy that has been changed into a vampire. He follows them and finds that it is true. He discovers that it is a trap for him because that all have the reincarnation of his dead wife.
Manisha is a Buddhist who was in charge of protecting the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama. Their caravan got overtaken by a group of evil men who killed all but her and the boy who was changed.
Bastian Kovacs/Bael have plans to kill the vampires and their mates as well as other supernaturals and make them his puppets.
Snag sacrifices himself to Bael in order to save the boy. But both are taken.
I love this series. It draws you in and keeps you on the edge of your seat. There is so much action in these books that you don't want to put it down for even a second. Can't wait to find out what happens to Snag.

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Wanted to like this book

I didn't love this book. I feel as though it started out alright, but it dragged in so many places. I found myself wanting to hit the fast forward button. I did finish the book, but it was a struggle. I wouldn't read anymore in the series. I see it has several 5 star ratings, so maybe it's just me. Sorry, just not a fan.

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I’d Give It 10 Stars! The Series Is Incredible! I Hated to Reach The End

This is a series that is best enjoyed from the beginning so you are aware of the background...however there is so much suspense, action and detail it could be read without the previous..but save yourself the time as you would go back to the beginning just because this is SUCH A FANTASTIC SERIES!
Each book is focused on a member of 6 vampires and finding their soul mate and engaging in a battle with evil. The plot twists are each unique and intriguing. The evil is truly evil!
This is the story of Zander... British and the youngest turned vampire. He has indulged In the blood of drinkers or chemical users, obviously having a past he wished to forget, even for just a little while. He is sardonic, intelligent and yet has placed himself time and again in a position of grave danger for his friends.
This story adds his soul mate who grew up in Buddhist atmosphere and therefore easily believes in reincarnation and recalls her prior life with Zander.
There are great twists in their meeting and what occurs between the two and who she is attached to besides Zander in the story.
The ending leaves you with the need to know what happens in the next story. How this incredible author will end this series, I just can’t imagine, but can’t wait! But i’ll be so sorry when it’s done.
Wow where did this incredible narrator come from? She has each accent, each emotion, each unique character down...she tells the story in a way it holds you within the palm of her hand. Wow!
This is worth the credit or the cost. I will listen to this series over and over...and there aren’t many that I am drawn to do so...I believe there is more to enjoy each time it’s read or listened to... Thank you for this series and the narrator

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

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Another Great Installment!!

I loved the other three books in this series so I couldn't wait to listen to this installment! I was not disappointed! Once again RA Steffan takes on one heck of an adventure with awesome characters, situations and sexy scenes! I have recommended this series to my friends and will continue to do so! The narrator, Gwendolyn Druyor, did another awesome job! I absolutely love the way she tells all four stories and don't think anyone could do a better job!

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • 08-07-18

pretty good mix of paranormal and romance

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This series was a pleasant surprise for me, in that there was a good amount of action and paranormal content to balance the relationship stuff. The narration was pretty good as well. All in all, a very entertaining listen.

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Amazing Paranormal Romance Story / Series

This Series is about six vampires who lost their mates - and their mortality - and they have to reunite with their reincarnated mates to prevent the destruction of the world. It's one of my favorites Series. This is the fourth book in the Circle of Blood Series and you must listen to the first books before. I love the story of Manisha and Xander (I was waiting for his story since the Prequel!). Their chemistry is really strong. This story is well written, captivating, entertaining and intriguing. If you like Vampires and Werewolves, you should like this story. Now, I can't wait for the next book in the Series, Lover's Atonement. The narration is well done and easy to listen. Gwendolyn is the perfect narrator for this paranormal Series. I really enjoyed my listening. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Good addition to a fantastic series

This chapter in the series moves the plot of the larger story along, while telling the individual story of Xander and his mate. The story of the creation of werewolves was intriguing, as are the changes that Xander and his mate experience after their first lust-fueled mating. There is danger, drama, violence, and some really hot sex in this audiobook. It's a good addition to the series. Wonderful "hook" ending that left me thirsty for the next book ;-0

Narrator Gwendolyn Druyor is fantastic as always, and gives great emotion and depth to her portrayal of the characters.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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Vampires and werewolves.

This story was just as good as the first 3 i read. I love hoThew the story line is progressing towards a great battle with evil. The pieces are coming together. The story is Xander's and how he met his mate who happens to be a werewolf. It starts with a plea for help from a female werewolf that turns out to be a trick. The Alpha werewolf claims he has something Xander want. A "baby vamp".. The vampire child is for real but it is all a plot to draw Xander in to be captured. The female werewolf , who was turned into a werewolf on purpose to keep Xander from claiming his mate, gives him a note in secret to help her the the young Vamp. When she goes to meet him she is captured and used to trap Xander. He becomes trapped with the female werewolf who has not had her first change yet. He gets locked in the freezer with her and no way out. The plan is for her to kill him while she is in wolf form But things have a way of working out. What happens when vampire and wolf blood mixes together? Xander does get a chance to call his friends to come and help him get the child vamp. Will they get there in time to save Xander, his mate and he young vamp? Or is this all trap to capture and kill all the vampires.

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Lover’s Absolution

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Another great continuation of this series. I absolutely loved the twists in this book and can’t wait to see what comes next!

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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 08-23-18

An entertaining series

A good listen although the series is very formulaic. I like to leave a gap between each book before I listen.
I liked the fact that there was a werewolf in this instalment as it gave the series a new twist.
I really love the bond and camaraderie between the group of vampires. The action scenes were great and the romance hot.
I look forward to reading the rest of the series to see how it all ends!

I voluntarily reviewed a copy provided at my own request.

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  • A D.
  • 07-11-18

Dark, desperate, blood thirsty.... The story cont.

This book has two intertwined plots. There is the macro-plot, or series plot, about good versus evil and demons versus angels. The micro-plot that focuses on vampire Xander and his soul mate, Manisha. 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.

Xander hates werewolves so it would appear that fate has a sense of humour. He literally bumps into his mate just as she prepares for her first shift by the light of the full moon. This poses potential problems for the vampire folklore regarding the Council of 13 needed to counter the demon Bael. And just as he finds his mate, a 6 year old child vampire and Snag go missing.

The vampires are getting closer to their coveted 13. The authors have definitely built the anticipation. There is a suggestion of darker times to come but also a chance for love to conquer it all. I am looking forward to the next books in the series.

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