ARC Book Review-Rajmund

Rajmund
Vampires In America (3)
D.B. Reynolds
ImaJinn Books
E Book
Published January 2014
284 Pages
Vampire Romance
Authors Website 

Synopsis
Buffalo, New York—Thundering waterfalls, great sports teams . . . and a treacherous Vampire Lord who is slowly losing his mind. New York City vampire Rajmund Gregor is the undisputed master of The Big Apple. He bows to no one but his Sire, the Vampire Lord Krystof, who has ruled the Northeast for hundreds of years. But when Krystof summons Rajmund to his headquarters in Buffalo, Raj finds his master slowly descending into madness and his territory crumbling around him. Raj is the only one of Krystof’s children strong enough to seize power, but he’ll have to save his master before he can destroy him. Several women have gone missing and the local police are convinced a vampire is behind it. Is Krystof so lost to reality that he’s capturing and murdering human women? Is a rogue vampire moving into Krystof’s territory for the kill? Or is it something far more insidious, something that could threaten the existence of vampires everywhere? Sarah Stratton is living a lie. Her past holds a secret she shares with no one—not even her good friend Cynthia Leighton, the West Coast vampire lord’s mate. It’s a secret that could destroy her carefully constructed life as a professor at a Buffalo university. It’s also a secret that could save the lives of the missing women. To save them, however, she must enter Buffalo’s vampire community and put herself into the care of Rajmund Gregor. But can she trust Raj, the dangerously seductive vampire who wants to lay claim to far more than her secrets?

My Review

Sarah Stratton, has started a new life for herself, in Buffalo, with a successful job and apt and building friendships. Lately she has been having nightmares of young women being kidnapped, and feeling terror. When her friend Cynthia, meets up with her in New York, wanting to gain the truth from her, Sarah is reluctant to share the truth with even her closest friend. But while at a club with her friend and her vampire husband, Raphael, she meets Rajmund Gregor, a vampire never to be trifled with. Rajmund is the most powerful of Krystoff’s children. And as Krystoff grows weaker and making foolish decisions, Rajmund is getting reading to take over. When he is ordered by his lord, to come to Buffalo and investigate into the disappearance of the missing girls, he knows he has no choice, but is curious into finding out who is responsible. Then he meets Sarah again, who is involved somehow. Deep down Rajmund knows what and who Sarah is to him, a weakness, a little woman that could change his whole world, in a way he isn’t ready for. Soon Sarah and Rajmund will be thrown into a plot full of danger and mystery, and a passion that is ready to break free and overcome them both…

Rajmund is the third in the Vampires In America Series. I was able to get a ARC of this title through Netgalley and ImaJinn books. I have been addicted to this series ever since I read “Aden”. This world that D.B. Reynolds has created is probably one of my favorites, especially when it comes to vampires. There is such a realism to it, and in some ways its how one would imagine a life where vampires and human coexisted together, in somewhat harmony.  In Rajmund we travel to the east coast, which is where Rajmund resides. Rajmund may not be a vampire lord yet, but he is close to becoming one. We see more into Sarah and her past, and her secret. She has a talent or a curse, which may be the key to saving some innocent girls lives. Rajmund is a powerful vampire, with power about to break free. Their relationship begins in New York, where Rajmund begins his slow seduction of Sarah. Sarah doesn’t see herself as attractive or sexy, at least not to attract Raj’s attention, but somehow she has. Then when she returns home, they find each other again, and the sexual tension goes into overdrive. Their relationship is built more on desire than trust in the beginning. But as the danger towards Rajmund and Sarah threatens to consume them, so does their passion for each other. We see that neither are ready for what is about to come, and I felt that their relationship only gets stronger with every struggle they face, even a struggle that could destroy what they feel for each other.

Rajmund is a powerful vampire, alpha and territorial, and possessive. PURE DELICIOUS MALE!! Loved him. He was very different from Raphael or Aden in many ways. He is more subtle in his power, even though you see that its bursting to break free. His treatment of Sara is mouthwatering, and I wish at many times I could trade places with her. His character is full of depth and I enjoyed discovering a new layer of Raj with each chapter. Sarah was a enjoyable character. I understood her reasons for keeping certain truths from Rajmund, since she couldn’t even tell her closest friend. She has had to live in fear most of her life. You see her vulnerability from the very beginning, and you only want to be on her side. This heroine definitely grabbed my attention and I could help but find her likable. We do some of Raphael and Cynthia, which is also fun.

Rajmund is a powerful paranormal romance that is one heart stopping thrill after another. There is no end to the passion, intense emotion or the suspense driven tale that makes your toes curl. It does contain a cliffhanger, they was very unexpected and left me hanging, but its not too overdone, yet at the same time made me want to pound my pillow!! Overall a well done job for D. B. Reynolds, who yet again has won me over!!! PURELY THRILLING!!

First Line 
It was totally dark. She touched her fingers to her eyes to make sure they were open.

Favorite Quote 
“Really? And why is that Raj? I am tired of you thinking you have the right to control me. You are not my boyfriend, and you sure as hell are not my keeper, so from where I stand, you’ve got no claim on me what so ever. Like the song says, you don’t want me for yourself so let me find someone else. It’s shit or get off the pot time, Raj. It’s now or never, Time to-” She gave a shriek as Raj swung an arm around her waist and lifted her off her feet. He threaded the fingers of one hand through her hair and pulled it aside, freeing the long line of her neck. 
“Then I choose now,” he growled and sank his fangs into the velvet skin of her neck puncturing the fragile walls of her jugular.

My Grade 
4 Blossoms

Heat Rating
Steamy

Other Books In Series 
Raphael
Jabril
Sophia
Duncan
Betrayed
Lucas
Hunted
Aden

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