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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Book Review: Vampires in America: The Vignettes - Volume 1 by D.B. Reynolds
Author: D.B. Reynolds
Publisher: CreateSpace (Print)
Publisher: D. B. Reynolds (Ebook)
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Vampires in America: The Vignettes is a fabulous example of short stories done right. In them, you get to see what happens after a couple has mated and the book ends. Each is a quick read and always steamy but they're more to them than just sex. You'll get to see how powerful vampire Lords deal with troubles in their areas and see a personal side that's not on display for the public. Nothing like what you'll get from reading one of the full length books but they're still a real treat.
Raphael is the west coast vampire Lord and even after his own book, remains a strong presence through the series. You'll find he and his mate Cyn have the most vignettes. Not that I'm complaining of course because whether their keeping vampires in line, or heating things up in the bedroom, they're great together. Along with the ones that D.B. has posted her website in the past, she's included two new stories. The first one is about Duncan and his mate Emma and how he's doing in his newly acquired territory. In the second vignette, we finally get to see Rajmund and Sarah's wedding. Things don't go according to plan and Sarah and her best friend Cyn find themselves being kidnapped on the day before the wedding. Both of these stories were excellent and as a big fan of this series, I was so happy to finally see Sarah and Raj's big day. My only issue with this last story is that we get a oh-so-hot scene from Cyn and Raphael but only a brief one from Raj and Sarah, and it was their vignette.
There are spoilers about the books in the vignettes so I highly recommend you read the books before reading these. If you're already a fan of this series, then this is a must buy for you. Even if you've already read the vignettes when D.B. first posted them, you'll want this collection and you'll find yourself going back to reread your favorites.