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Is she the hunter or the hunted?

A week ago, Trynn thought she had the best job in the world. By day, she’s a globetrotting corporate security consultant. By night, she and her fellow hacktivists in the anonymous group MASQUE hunt down the worst criminals the underworld has to offer.

Now, those underworld criminals are hunting her.

Chaos is gathering around her, even as she’s hot on the trail of the biggest and most terrifying weapons deal in history. But who is the dark, mysterious stranger who keeps appearing to save her? Why does the merest brush of his skin ignite her passion, and fill her restless sleep with dreams of the distant past?

Trynn has always been a practical woman. She has no time for fantasy. And yet, when fantasy and reality collide, her willingness to believe in the unbelievable may be all that stands between humanity and cataclysm.

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 Two: Lover’s Awakening today and continue the 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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I expected something better than this

The second book in the series is disappointing. I found the plot very annoying, didn't hold my attention. I think the narrative dido' chelps too much. In the end the book until it is for a brief moment a little interesting, but then gets monotonous. Unfortunately, this is not a book I would recommend.

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Distraction

There was a noise that was in the background all through the story. It sounded like a fan on low that needed oil. I enjoyed the story but noise was very annoying.

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Ensemble vampire series, this about Eris and Trynn

In Circle of Blood book 1, the series premise is established that six vampires working together to stop great evil will meet the reincarnations of lovers they lost long ago. The books change locations as horrible events happen on a global scale. Book 1 is in New Orleans and focuses on the lovers Tre and Della. Book 2 brings us to Cyprus and Eris.

I enjoyed several things in book 2, including the chance to get closer to both Eris and Snag as established characters. I have a soft spot for Snag and am eagerly waiting for his book, especially as I joked to one of the authors that his love interest HAD to be a dentist. I’ve got to see if the authors fulfill that comic promise. In any case, it was good to know these characters better because for me as a listener, I confused the male vampires Eris and Xander and female vampires Oksana and Duchess for each other quite a lot in the first book. When I wasn’t doing that, I was wondering if Eris and Snag were lovers.

That is obviously not the case since Trynn is the love interest for Eris in this book. Trynn is a savvy computer hacker. Eris finds her while he is helping to calm a horrible situation where she is held hostage by a potential suicide bomber in a bank. When they touch by accident as the situation is diffused, sparks literally fly. One situation might be calmed, but a completely new problem is presented: how to find each other and save as many innocent people as possible from some coordinated terror attacks.

The book is fast paced, and I think it could be read as a stand-alone. It would be better enjoyed in order after book 1. The action here amps up and flows into the 3rd book. There are several instances of cool vampire hijinks and Trynn, who seems afraid of nothing, daring to confront Snag. The rest of the group shows up at the end to help save Eris from his predicament.

As to the narration, Gwendolyn Druyor is the sound of RA Steffan. This works for me as a listener because she’s an excellent voice actress. She’s using a variety of accents, speaking slow/fast, and using a variety of professional tricks to create a quality listening experience. In this book, she used the kind of skill in narration that made it so that I wasn’t thinking about her performer at all, but I was thinking about the story.

Enjoyable book. Recommended to vampire fans, hacker lovers, readers who enjoy an ensemble series where one character gets to shine in each book, paranormal readers, and romance fans.

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Though this is Book 2 It is a Stand alone story

I was asked by Author since I had not read or listened to Book 1 if I could listen to this book and if it was a stand alone book. With pleasure I can state that it is. I enjoyed the storyline and the interesting twists the author made to where these Vampires originated.

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