Monday, 17 March 2014

Sophia (Vampires in America #4) by D. B. Reynolds


The Pacific Northwest . . . home to lush forests and constant rain, to lumberjacks and computer geeks, especially those of the vampire kind.

Sophia, beautiful and deadly, has spent the last hundred years dancing her way through the balmy nights and hot-blooded men of South America. But when her Sire sends an urgent summons, Sophia rushes home to Vancouver only to find he has disappeared, leaving nothing behind but three dead vampires and a letter with Sophia’s name on it.

Colin Murphy, a former Navy SEAL, came to the Northwest seeking a quiet place to heal the scars earned in more than a decade at war. But when someone starts killing local vampires and torturing their mates, Colin takes on the mantle of a warrior once again as he sets out to find the killers and do whatever it takes to stop them, even if that means hunting with vampires.

Following her Sire’s trail of death to a small town in northern Washington, Sophia unexpectedly discovers the heat of a South American night in Colin’s arms. But all too soon Sophia and Colin find themselves in a race to uncover the killers before the next dead vampire is Sophia herself.

This book introduces a new hero and heroine, vampire Sophia and human Colin. And they’re good characters and I enjoyed them but I was really glad to see that Raphael and Cyn played significant roles as well. They are two of the reasons that I fell in love with this series, and it was great to see how their relationship as a couple has progressed.

Vampires are being murdered, including some belonging to the Canadian Lord, as well as two belonging to Raphael. This brings Raphael and Cyn to the Northwest to check up on his other vampire children as well as to investigate the murders. Quite a bit of the story is told from their point of view. The rest of course, is told from Sophia and Colin’s.

The book itself proceeds with spectacular action. There is jeopardy, jeopardy, and more jeopardy. There are bad guys - really, really, bad guys who get what they deserve. And of course, there is true love…

[Fair warning, one of the initial scenes contains the violent gang rape and torture of a vampire mate. If this is a trigger for you, proceed with caution.]

As is frequently the case with this author, the epilogue is a teaser for the next book which will tell Duncan’s story. Thankfully it is already out and I will be pursuing it very soon.

Vampires in America
#1        Raphael
#2        Jabril
#3        Rajmund
#4        Sophia
#5        Duncan
#5.1     The Vignettes, Volume 1
#5.5     Betrayed: A Cyn & Raphael Novella
#6        Lucas
#6.5     Hunted: A Cyn & Raphael Novella
#7        Aden

Copy received from NetGalley and publisher for an honest review.

No comments:

Post a Comment