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It's been five months since vampire Sam Parker Bound herself to Jared Michaels, her powerful co-commander within the Grand High Master vampire's personal legion. Life as a Bound couple has been going just fine...until the Grand High Master announces he will be stepping down from his position and wants Sam and Jared to take his place. Oh joy. 

Despite Sam's reservations, she agrees to ascend. But something very powerful has surfaced; something that is quickly decreasing the vampire population and could steal the lives of people close to Sam. At the same time, she finds herself under the scrutiny of vindictive vampires accusing her of exploiting her position as a commander - something that would threaten her ascension. 

Under the watchful eyes of people who would love nothing more than to strip her of her title, Sam and Jared must continue to conceal her hybrid status and find a way to fight this power that nothing before them has ever been able to overcome. If not, they stand to lose not only the people they hold close, but their future as the Grand High Pair.

©2014 Suzanne Wright (P)2018 Tantor

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bk 3 Vamp Torment

Sam and Jared have bound themselves and are co-commanders for the Grand High Master vampire. That is until the Grand High Master tells them he wants to retire.

Despite Sam not enjoying the spotlight, her and Jared feel compelled to resolve a virus wiping out Vampires. Despite Sam having the respect of her team and partner, other vampires challenge her ability to lead and more so challenge her new abilities as hybrid.

Really enjoyed this book by Suzanne Wright and Justine Eyre's and PJ Ochlans creative and fun narration of this action packed story.

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Very Entertaining

I am really liking this series. The story is exciting and entertaining, it’s different then a lot of other vampire books I’ve read. I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the series, the narration is awesome.

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Excellent, as usual

Justine Eyre and P. J. Ochlan gave solid performances. I especially enjoyed the accents.

Suzanne Wright is an author who writes books I will automatically purchase just because her name is on the cover. She has more than earned that by consistently delivering quality stories I’ve enjoyed every single time.

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Big fan of thus author

This series is one I have listened to more than once. I really enjoy how the author writes her H.and h. They are always strong independent people with redeeming qualities. I like that her romance has no cheating. There are very steamy scenes. The plotlines in her books (Deep in your veins, The Dark in You, Phoenix Pack) are always unique and keep me engaged. Yes, there are steamy scenes. No the sex scenes do not take up 20 percent of the book. This book wraps up the three book series of Sam and Jarad. Their story wrapped up well. There was lots of action and I read straight through. I'm looking forward to the books about the squad members.

I liked the changing POV in this series. I liked knowing where the main characters were coming from. Initially (in the first book) the switch in narrators based on POV was great when they were voicing their character but the different voice of the Sam and Jarad took getting used to. By this book it was not an issue for me at all. I think both narrators do a great job delivering the perspective of their character in a believable and fun way.

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Rollercoaster ride!!!

Sam, Jared, & the rest of the Hollows team are back in action and what a ride it was. So much fun!

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Ok, this series is growing on me. I think I just like this couple more now that they are together and there is no longer the bickering from the first book. I think the storyline in this book and book 2 is pretty interesting. I highly recommend the audiobooks. The two narrators are doing a good job with these characters.

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Loved the story, but...

I wish the author would not spend so much time with name calling. Very unsettling having the life mate, love interest, love of ones life being called a bitch. I can understand the female villain being called names, but do we really need more women being disrespected? Especially in the name of love? Such behavior tends to normalize being called names, and our young people think this is ok.

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Good story

I'm still loving this series and I still that the male character doesn't fit this story 🤷‍♀️

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Funny and steamy.

I really liked this series. Having said that I so get so stinkin tired of authors bringing in ex lovers or ex boyfriends!! Seriously, in all 3 of these books the ex's were a pain in the asses that to me, were unnecessary and tiresome. Everyone got their HEA ending and I will not be reading the 4th and 5th books. The 3rd book ended with Sam's and Jared's story and I am happy with that.

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  • 06-14-19

So full of excitement, mystery & hot sex

I loved this one, maybe my favorite of the series. A lot of new characters, those to hate & those to love. Sounds like new adventures are ahead for the legion & new Grand Masters. Love this power couple & their personal squad.

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  • Flora
  • 05-12-20

A Gripping Race Against Time Adventure

Suzanne Wright is still a relatively new-to-me author and this is only the third book of hers that I've read but she is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. I love her writing style; the pace she set for her story, the characters she creates and the gripping plot-lines.

I loved that this book brought out so many of my emotions; yes, I did growl like a wild woman at times in frustration, I wanted to hide from the violence and cruelty and yes, I did shed a tear or two. But. I also smiled and chuckled out loud a lot at all the lighter moments, humour and well written banter. ;-)

I enjoy a story more when the female protagonist is intelligent, resilient, resourceful, self-reliant and has plenty of gumption. Sam ticks all those boxes and more. I love her sense of humour, sarkiness, loyalty and her an innate sense of right and wrong. All the characters that Ms Wright has created for this series are complex and multifaceted which makes both the villains and heroes feel real.

Once again, I downloaded the narration by Justine Eyre and P. J. Ochlan and enjoyed the variation that these actors brought to the duel point of view from Sam and Jared in this book. The only niggle I have is that, to my English ear, Ochlan's version of Sam's London accent not as good as Eyre's and he doesn't seem to have as many accents in his arsenal as she does but, despite this, they both swept me up with the story and plunged me feet first into the adventure.

Taste of Torment is a bloody good book and a great addition to this series.

Due to the sexual scenes, violence, colourful vocabulary and expletives throughout this story, I would recommend this book to adults who are not offended by content of this sort who love stories about kickass heroines and deserving alphas within the adult paranormal romance genre with story-lines about tenacity, loyalty, fighting against insurmountable odds and soul saving love.

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  • s manning
  • 03-09-19

Taste of Torment - deep in your veins book 3

Suzanne Wright's books are just awesome. Taste of Torment is the 3rd in the series and after reviewing this one I'm off to buy the next instalment. In the previous 2 books I criticised the female Narrator for the weird bbc English cross cockey accent for the character 'Sam', sounds like an upper class English person with BBC English trying to do a cockney accent but very badly. I still think that the accent could be better or the narrator could have just used the same voice she used for when Sam is thinking rather than when she is speaking as the rest of the Narration is excellent. I've gotten used to 'Sam's ' voice which has gotten and little better over the 3 books so far.
So thumbs up for the rest of the Naration it is excellent, would not want the narrator changing as she is excellent, but maybe work on the Cockney (London) accent or just use BBC English, nothing wrong with that.
Aside from all that another excellent series of books.

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 10-18-18

Taste of Torment

Yet more great Vamp mishaps and mayhem for Sam and Gerald to get out of. With love and fighting, laughter and frustrations they triumph against the odds. Lovely voices to listen to from Justine Eyre and P. J. Ochlan brilliantly characterised.

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  • N. Mahoney
  • 08-09-18

An outstanding addition to the series.

I admit that as I have loved every book that I have ever read or listened to by Suzanne Wright- if pre-order is available then I always do it. I am a fan of her work.
I enjoyed this addition to the Deep in your Veins series. Taste of Torment maintains the high level of writing, the humour, feelings, suspense and adventure that has been evident in this whole series. Her continuity throughout a book series is fantastic. It has been evident in her other series'
Justine Eyre, P. J. Ochlan did another job with the narration. They are both great but Justine is a bit better at accents (though P.J.Ochlan is still pretty great but he does not do Sams accent brilliantly) I still gave the narration 5 stars as that small error is not detrimental to the enjoyment and they maintain a continuity with the outstanding voice acting, timing, pace and characters are recognisable due to the characters voice continuity.

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  • Imee-B
  • 08-15-18

*** Taste of Torment***

This book has the most underrated synopsis ever, it doesn't prepare you for the intensity, fierceness, edge of your seat suspense and the unforgettable characters that I've come to love and crave. I do hope that it's not the end of this series, this is a brilliant action packed series and I can't get enough of it. Justin Eyre you are a legend and I love you and your amazing voice, PJ Ochlan another excellent performance i love both your dedication and humor that you bring to this story.