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New Orleans is a hot mess. 

Ancient feuds. Demonic forces bent on destruction. Oh, and apparently vampires are real. 

Della didn't sign up for any of this. She didn't sign up for violence and mayhem in the streets of the Big Easy. She didn't sign up to be a magnet for an evil force intent on hunting down the reincarnated souls of its enemies. She sure as hell didn't sign up for rescue by a sinfully tempting vampire lord and his fashion-model-gorgeous friends. Especially since he seems convinced that she's the living embodiment of his long lost human mate. 

Seriously, this kind of stuff isn't supposed to happen to insurance company receptionists from New Jersey.The world is descending into chaos. Now, a coven of hypnotically alluring bloodsuckers is trying to convince her they're the good guys. And the really scary part is, she's starting to believe them. 

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 award-winning author R. A. Steffan and fresh new voice Jaelynn Woolf comes a steamy paranormal romance series perfect for adult fans of vampire fiction. Check out Circle of Blood, Book One: Lover's Rebirth today and begin a heart-stopping journey that explores the power of love in a world gone mad with hate. 

©2017 R. A. Steffan (P)2017 R. A. Steffan

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A fangtastic read!

I absolutely adore vampire books and this book has become a favourite read of 2017! What a way to end 2017 with a new favourite vampire novel. So eager for the next audiobook.

Oh wow, the narrator was so amazing! The narrator did an excellent job! I honestly could not get enough of this read!

Perfect for readers of paranormal romances.

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  • JulieM
  • Louisiana, United States
  • 12-02-17

Vampire Romance. If you're a fan, this is for you.

As a fan of RA Steffan and her go-to narrator Gwendolyn Druyor, I am once again starting a new series, this one a contemporary vampire tale cowritten with Jaelynn Woolf.

The story is set in New Orleans with enough local detail to make your hair frizz from the humidity every time you listen. A coven of six vampires has come to town in an attempt to defeat the demon Baal, and the city is mad with horrible violence erupting at random all over. After a mass shooting, vampire leader Tre meets human Della, who just might be the reincarnation of his lost love Irina and is the key to defeating Baal.

The love story between Tre and Della happens quickly, but it isn’t insta-love. Even with the possibility that she might be reincarnated, Della has some healthy skepticism at first.

For vampire fans, this is both familiar and slightly different. Their abilities include healing, flight as mist, flight as owls, and some mind-reading with other vampires. If you’re already a fan, nothing in the world building will make you stumble.

The writing itself is lovely. There were a few good descriptions and turns of phrase that caught my ear. I was particularly impressed with the writing of the fight scenes and general violence and mayhem. I could feel the reality of the crazy fervor around the characters.

The only time I thought the story lagged was after the first sex scene where Tre is giving Della the backstory on what happened to him. We as readers and listeners already know most of what he’s telling Della. She does need to know what he’s saying, and it should be a scene we witness. I’m not sure what could have been done to make that better. If I’d been reading vs listening, I would have skimmed those scenes.

We got enough of the other vampires to make me curious for the other stories when we get to them. It should be a fun ride no matter how it happens.

As to Druyor’s performance, she is consistent as always. I have listened to enough hours of her performing Steffan’s works that I recognize voices she’s used for other characters in different series. This is a great voice for fiction, and I’d put her in my top ten favorite narrators.

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Lover's Rebirth

I enjoyed this book. There are likeable characters and detailed world building. The narration was spectacular. Nice first installment of a new series. I received a free copy of this book and am choosing to leave a review.

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Some romance, some gore

Vampire finds long lost love reborn in a modern day woman. The characters were varied and I found they each had their own charm. The base of this story is fairly good but it didn't really pull me in. There wasn't a lot of excitement or build up while I waited for something to happen. The narrator was very good, giving each character their own voice. I have to admit that for me, the name "Della" for the main non-vampire female character is a bit too close to "Bella". I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Opening scene...

Audiobook review: A lover lost centuries before is once again found amongst a horrific scene. There is plenty of battles/action and sexual tension as the reunited lovers get to know one another to keep paranormal enthusiasts actively listening. The narrator did a nice job providing the appropriate tone inflections for each scene and providing unique voices. I received a free copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Loved this listen!

Loved everything about this book! Intriguing characters and a fast paced story made for a throughly entertaining listen. Fantastic narrator as well! Eagerly awaiting the next entry in the series. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Outstanding Vampire Paranormal Romance

It took me a bit to get sucked into this book but once I did I could not put it down. I enjoy vampire paranormal romances and this book was well written. There is plenty action, some suspense, just the right amount of romance and a great story line.

Narration was well done and brought the story to life.

The book wraps up nicely and gives you a glimpse of what is to come in book 2. I’m really looking forward to book 2. It’s a great paranormal book. The main characters are interesting and very likable. There are some great secondary characters as well. The story moved at a great pace. If you like vampire paranormal romance you should give this book a try.

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

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Really good!

I really enjoyed this paranormal romance! I love a good vampire story and this one was well written with the perfect amount of romance. Great narration! Highly recommend!


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it

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Demons, Vampires, Mates, Good and Evil

I received a copy for an honest opinion.
I enjoy paranormal stories, some more than others...this was a great paranormal story. There is a power struggle between good and evil..six vampires created when a demon sought to tear their souls in half, light and dark. Instead of becoming a minion of the demon when a loved one sacrificed their lives for them they became vampires.
Della is a young woman who has never fit in and has been having strange dreams. Living in New Orleans there have been escalating incidents of violence..one she becomes caught up in. She is saved by 6 entities...one is Tre the leader. He touches her and there is recognition...Della is the reincarnation of his soul mate who gave her life for him centuries ago.
Lots of action, the six vampires are all different and interesting. I i,aging each will have a story...should be very interesting.
Once I started listening I couldn’t stop...never a dull moment. Also romantic and some heated scenes, yet not over the top. I can’t wait to see how each vampire is reunited with their reincarnated love.
The narrator is probably one of the best I’ve ever heard! Different accents, Molvanian, British, southern....each male and female with their own distinctive voices....emotions perfect...timing perfect...just an incredible audio...enough that will look for this narrator.
Yes worth a credit..worth the money! Can’t wait for each and every Book!

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Ok, but not a 5 star.

I struggled with this book. Got predictable and boring. Sure glad the fish got a home finally. I'm out!

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  • A D.
  • 12-30-17

Dark, with philosophical traces, Vampire series

What if Vampires weren't simply the creatures of the night? What if the Big Bang was the rendering of the balance between light and dark and our very existance keeps the two halves separate? What if vampires are the living embodiment of that rendering? In this book there are 6 vampires who were marked for darkness when human but, through great sacrifice from their soulmates, escape it. Now they dwell in the space between. They are the failures of Bael, the demon who wants darkness to reign supreme. More importantly there is a legend that 13 of Bael's failures will one day defeat him and restore balance.

This book is the first in the series. It is quite dark, weighty and violent, with plenty of action and a bit of stage-setting for the remainder of the series. Set in turbulent New Orleans, it shows the dark underbelly of demonic intentions with the undead attacking people, nightly gun violence and so on. Della is a human caught in the crossfire who, it turns out, is a prominent target of Bael. It turns out she has a connection with Trey, the leader of the vampire coven. Trey is unable to resist the call of her soul and repeatedly protects her. Their connection is strong as they figure out what they are to each other and how that is relevant to the legend.

I found this book very interesting. It is quite different from the usual vampire romance. I am looking forward to the remainder of the series. I was a bit iffy about Gwendolyn Druyor's performance to begin with but, as the story progressed, i appreciated how she brought the characters to life with their individual personalities reflected in the narration. She also reflected the darkness and desperation in the story. I enjoyed her performance.

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