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Raphael (Vampires in America Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

D. B. Reynolds
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Malibu, California—home to rock-and-roll gods and movie stars, the beautiful, the rich . . . and vampires. Powerful and charismatic, Raphael is a Vampire Lord, one of the few who hold the power of life and death over every vampire in existence. Thousands call him Master and have pledged absolute loyalty on their very lives. But when, in a brazen and deadly daylight attack, a gang of human killers kidnaps the one female vampire he’d give his life for, Raphael turns to a human investigator to find his enemies before it’s too late. Cynthia Leighton is smart, tough and sexy, a private investigator and former cop who’s tired of spying on cheating spouses and digging out old bank accounts. When Raphael asks for her help in tracking down the kidnappers, Cyn’s happy to accept. But she soon realizes her greatest danger comes not from the humans, but from Raphael himself. Battling Russian mobsters and treacherous vampires, and betrayed by those they trusted, Cyn and Raphael find themselves fighting for their lives while caught up in a passion of blood and violence that is destined to destroy them both.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 656 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: ImaJinn Books, Inc.; 1 edition (10 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004FPZ1O6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #38,295 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT FIRST BOOK!!! 20 May 2009
Cynthia is a PI bored with the normal jobs she is getting since quitting the police force.
She saves a vampire just before she leaves and since then has done odd jobs for him.
Raphael is a vamppire lord whos had a member of his `family` kidnapped and wants Cyn to help get her back and find the infiltrators in his organisation.

I am an avid reader of all things vampire and urban legend and really enjoyed this first novel by D B Reynolds.
It was action packed, sexy with plenty of what I call starter info to help with learning about the characters and really easy to read.

Both Raphael and Cyn are cynical, isolated individuals that are unwillingly drawn to each other.

Be warned though this is an ongoing saga with Cyn and Raphael so there is no HEA as yet the next book should be out in July called `Jabril` and I cant wait.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Debut 16 May 2010
It started a little slow...but once I managed to get into the book, I was not able to put it down.

A private investigator Cyn, is called in to work on a case of a kidnapped vampire. Cynthia is from a rich family background and does not need to work due an inheritance from her father. She is disconnected with society and prefers to work alone. Raphael is a Lord Vampire running an empire, he believe he knows who kidnapped Alexandra but needs a lead from the humans involved to track the traitors. This is not a standalone book and you know that there is going to a series...that is my only irritation with the book, the story is not finished....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Raphael - this vampire is HOT! 30 Dec. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really like reading adult vampire fiction, there is something about the thought of vampire/human joining that is so very sexy. This book introduces us to Cynthia's world, she is an ex-cop turned P.I who the vampire Lord Raphael hires to find his missing Alexandra.

Cynthia has very few friends and was raised by nannys in her affluent home so she dosen't really play well with others, she 'talks the talk' and 'walks the walk' in her professional and personal life, preferring to keep emotion at a distance.

Raphael is intrigued by Cynthia, she's obviously good at her job but he also finds her emotional barriers intriguing.

As Cynthia delves deeper into Raphael's world she struggles with the undeniable attraction she feels for this sexy vampire and they both try to solve the mystery of what happenned to Alexandra.

I have just taken a break whilst reading the second instalment of this series to write this review - so far, so very good. This first book concluded the immediate story very well but left the continuation of Cyn and Raphael's obvious growing bond, which I must get back to.....................
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good new author, please spread the word! 12 Jan. 2012
By Decca
Format:Kindle Edition
I really like this new series of books from DB Reynolds, paranormal/urban fantasy romance.
The first
Raphael, is not by favourite, I really liked Rajmund and am part way through Duncan, who is my favourite character.

The only drawback is the price £11 is expensive but I assume that this is because it is a small US publisher.

The other reviews go into detail so I won't but other authors I really like include Lara Adrian, JR Ward, Cynthia Eden, so if you like those books, you should love DB Reynolds!
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the better vampire books... 4 Feb. 2014
By Sherb
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Raphael is part 1 of 2 of his and Cyn’s romance, after one of his own is kidnapped with human help he calls in Cyn to investigate. The vampires in this series live by a strict code and human behaviour seems odd and cannot be understood by Raphael, hence his need for a human perspective. Raphael is a very in-depth and descriptive book and will take you about a day to read.

Raphael is one of the most powerful vampires in American and rules his world with an iron fist, he gets what he wants and when he wants it and is challenged by no one. Cyn is a PI who works for humans as well as vampires and has major commit issues due being continually abandoned during childhood; she is feisty and is willing to put a vampire lord in his place.

I enjoyed both leads and was impressed by the storyline, Raphael was serious and yet funny in a distant way but you could feel the testosterone coming out the pages, and Cyn would not be put on the back burner just because she was human and while some situation she got in were her own fault trying to prove herself, you cannot help but cheer her on to wipe that smug smile off Raphael’s face.

This book was fast paced and the sex scenes just jumped off the page, I particularly enjoyed how Cyn did not just fall into bed with Raphael even though they had amazing chemistry and when they do come together it’s when they are both venerable and is fitting. I would recommend this book to any vampire romance fans and it will remain one of my favourites.

If you are looking or similar books I would recommend “Once Burned” by Jeaniene Frost
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5.0 out of 5 stars Raphael Review 23 Jan. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The first book in the Vampires in America series is an action packed vampire romance.

A powerful Vampire Lord, Raphael holds the power of life and death over every vampire in existence but must turn to a human private investigator when someone kidnaps a female that he cares for in a brazen and deadly daylight attack. A private investigator and former cop, Cynthia Leighton, takes on the case, but soon realizes that the greatest danger to her comes from Raphael himself. Betrayed by those they trusted, Raphael and Cyn fight for the lives against Russian mobsters and treacherous vampires while caught up in a passion of blood and violence.

This fast paced plot keeps the reader on the edge of their seat with lots of action, suspense and romance. The story comes to life with vivid images that makes the reader feel as if they are part of the story and the bewitching characters have strong charismatic personalities that practically leap off the pages ensuring that the reader is totally caught up in the story.

The chemisty between Raphael and Cyn explodes from the pages and the sex scenes are hot and steamy leaving the reader's sizzling with passion. The reader can easily relate to the characters and understand their motivations, while they resist the romance for their own personal reasons and issues, the tension builds and they can't fight it indefinitely.

This vampire world captures the imagination with great characters and I love how the author has mixed the human and vampire worlds, yet kept them apart at the same time, which adds some interesting elements to the story. I wasn't too happy with the ending of the book, such a cliffhanger, but of course I will certainly be reading the next book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent book, but follow ups expensive.
This book has plenty of action and is fast moving, although I did feel as though the relationship between the two main characters was not developed enough before the outcome, ('m... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Jinty
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Story!!!!
I really liked this book. Although I am not a fan of strong female characters but I was willing to give it a try. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Sunshine
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good read,,
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Published 20 days ago by MBonn
3.0 out of 5 stars a good read
I would have given this 5 stars but it's a cliff hanger and I hate that you have to buy another book to find out what happens.
Published 5 months ago by littleauline
5.0 out of 5 stars Raphael
Wow I really enjoyed this book... I really like Cynthia, she was a gusty and independant, I liked the drama and action, it was a pleasant change from the usual vamp stories that... Read more
Published 6 months ago by jlk bookworm
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Published 7 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good!
Enjoyed reading this book. A good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
super story - a nice take on vampires
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
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