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Houston, Texas. Cowboy boots, baseball and journeys to the stars…. right? Wrong. Because Houston is also home to Jabril Karim, one of the eight powerful Vampire Lords who control all of North America and, as Private Investigator Cynthia Leighton will soon discover, not all Vampire Lords are created equal. Jabril is the face of evil in the new world, a vampire who values no life but his own, who enslaves those he desires, steals whatever he covets, and destroys anyone who stands in his way.

Running from L.A. and its seductive Vampire Lord, Raphael, Cyn sees the Houston job as a welcome refuge, a place to get away and heal her broken heart. But Texas will be no vacation. Cyn will confront a true enemy in Jabril, one who will go to any lengths to satisfy his lusts, enrich his coffers, and expand his power.

Fighting for the lives of two young sisters, Cyn's journey will take her through the streets of Houston and back to L.A., where the human police are determined to bring Raphael down for the murder of one of their own. But the danger doesn't end there.

Jabril has set his sights on Cyn, and he will stop at nothing to have her.

©2009 Donna Beltz (P)2014 ImaJinn Books

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Adventure and suspense with part 2 of Cyn & Raf

This book picks up where book one left off. Cyn and Raf haven't resolved their feelings or a relationship and Cyn takes the opportunity offered in a case in Texas to get some distance. She quickly realizes the vipers den she's entered into.

What's nice about this series, is that like Cat and Bones (J. Frost), Sookie Stackhouse, Anita Blake and other paranormal female heros, Cyn isn't defined by the male hero, and neither is the story revolving around the romance. In fact, Cyn isn't waiting around for Raphael to stop his dude-denial and calmly moves on with her life. With this particular couple it's more the story of some dangerous cases in book one and book two that Cyn has to resolve (seems compelledf to resolve). Oh, and by the way, in the background there's a hot dude and some combustible chemistry and they have some unresolved things to hash out. This makes for a pleasant change up.

I really enjoyed the strong female hero who doesn't NEED the guy to be complete, but they find their HEA after all the suspense and drama in a more quiet way. I had a couple eye-rolling issues, such as why, if she can communicate mentally with him, doesn't she warn him of the trap he's walking into or communicate other salient and simple things--but those might be freshman author things that will smooth out later. I'd give this a 4.1 rating.

I'm hoping there will be more of the series offered on Audible. I'd spend another credit on the next one willingly. In fact, I'll be buying a couple paperbacks in the meantime. Fans of the series above will likely enjoy this one.
Enjoy!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Another Great Listen

Would you consider the audio edition of Jabril to be better than the print version?

This book transferred over into audio perfectly. Traci Odom is perfect, I hope she does the whole series

What was one of the most memorable moments of Jabril?

I loved the part when Rapheal and Cyn talked under the trees and he admitted to her that he was wrong and that he was in love with her

What does Traci Odom bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her voice and the change she does for each character, she is not whiny or sharp.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Vampires are truly predators

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Evil never sleeps

Would you listen to Jabril again? Why?

Yes, I would. Lord Jabril is an evil, evil vampire and the story just sucks you in. I like hearing his downfall and not just reading about it.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that there were many layers to the story, it wasn't just about Rafael and Cynthia. The secondary plots were well thought out and engaging.

What does Traci Odom bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Just like with the first book, I really like how the secondary characters come to life.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Rafael finally concedes how he truly feels about Cynthia. Definitely a moment that stands out.

Any additional comments?

Fast paced, intense and a great cast of characters. Definitely worth a credit.

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Great 2nd book in this series!

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

I started this series with books 5, 6 and 7, and have now gone back to the beginning of the series to catch up. This is my second book in the series narrated by Traci Odom. The echo thing didn't bug me as much in this book as it did in book 1. Most likely because I expected it, and had grown used to it. Anyway, I'm still enjoying this series and will continue on to book 3.

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Finally an ending

I gave book one a low rating because of the horrible cliffhanger ending. Thankfully this book ties up all the loose ends from the previous storyline and comes to a satisfying conclusion. It’s unfortunate that this story had to be split into 2 books. I would have rated it higher otherwise.

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Jaw dropping unbelievable!!!

If you could sum up Jabril in three words, what would they be?

Jaw dropping unbelievable

What did you like best about this story?

I love Raphael and Cyn Kicked ass. I was so glad that them to came back together in the second book I hated how Raphael left Cyn in book one.

Which scene was your favorite?

With out Spoilers: The scene on the side of the road at night somewhere between Arizona and Texas. Cyn Kicks ass!!!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes and have many times.

Any additional comments?

To D.B. Reynolds keep up the GREAT work I cant wait to meet Other Vampire Lords.

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  • Patricia
  • Shreveport, LA, United States
  • 11-06-14

Awesome series

What made the experience of listening to Jabril the most enjoyable?

Performance and relationship of Cynthia and Raphael

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cynthia is a strong smart but compassionate Character

What about Traci Odom’s performance did you like?

Great added much to story

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Raphael and Cynthia got back together and also when cynthia saved the two girls

Any additional comments?

Love this series ! Can't wait for others to come out I Have read them, already but would buy them all if available now

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  • CAROLYN
  • Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • 10-24-14

OVERFLOWING WITH DRAMA & ENDS WITH A ROMANTIC HEA

This a great conclusion to the romance between the sexy and gorgeous Vampire Lord Raphael and the very independent, smart and kick-ass Heroine Cyn the P.I. that Raphael had employed and walked away from in book 1. (But oh wow he really nailed it with his heartfelt and emotionally honest "I love you" scene).

Sorry, but I'm getting ahead of myself as this story is mainly about the twisted and evil Vampire Lord Jabril who is Cyn's new client and the tense and dangerous situation she finds herself in when she discovers the terrible things he's been doing during his sordid reign. There's gritty nail-biting drama and when she eventually asks for Raphael's help there's a rekindling of their passion, sex, a betrayal and Cyn finds herself in a very tricky life/death situation. There's also a sub-plot as women are being found murdered and drained of their blood and the tension rises as their No. 1 suspect is Raphael.

Worth a credit? This has the makings of a great series as each book packs so much in and delivers a smooth well-written and well-narrated story that's enjoyable, entertaining and, I warn you, very very addictive. So, YES a credit-worthy listen.

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  • Bunty
  • Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • 11-28-17

VERY GOOD.

I like the romance between Raphael and Cyn. Beautiful. Strong protagonists and lots of action and intrigues. Jabril is evil through and through and he deserved to die. Duncan is another interesting character and I look forward to a book on him. Very well written and Traci Odom did a good job with all the different voices and nuances for the characters. She brought the characters to life and it was most enjoyable. Worth a credit.

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Great story

This story has an awesome story line, author writes well. Was too sexually graffic for me.

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  • Saluki Selfie
  • 06-18-15

vampire in America is Book3<br />

I loved all of the E-book series and now have. all of the audible Books 📚 so far in the series.
want know when the next one in the series is due out.

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  • Misty
  • 12-11-14

Fabulous series

Where does Jabril rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

best book I've listened too

What was one of the most memorable moments of Jabril?

when Cyn realised just how rotten Jabril was and decided to help Mirabel escape.

Which character – as performed by Traci Odom – was your favourite?

Duncan

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

when Cyn begged Rafael not to kill his sister was very moving

Any additional comments?

not only a great book makes a good audio but if your narrator isn't up to much everything is let down. The narrator for this book was first class.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-23-17

Good read, worth its credit

The story continues. This book can be read as a stand alone but it does follow on precisely from book one 'Raphael: Vampires In America'.

As seen in book one, Cyn is a strong heroine and is able to fight her own battles. She stands head to head with Raphael both strongly attracted to each other and learning how to manage a relationship of equals.

Cyn as a private investigator takes on a case in Houston Texas where Jabril Karim, a very nasty piece of work, is the vamp in charge. Cyn takes it upon herself to rescue a beaten and downtrodden young female vamp.

The escape scene is very strong and kept the tension high, so did the scenes with Cyn trapped in the boot of the car. I also loved the scene with Raphael and Cyn in the woodland for a totally different reason. The book is well paced and enjoyable.