Jabril by D.B. Reynolds (Vampires in America) @DBReynoldsWrite

Excerpt from Amazon:

Houston, Texas—Cowboy boots, baseball and journeys to the stars . . . right? Wrong. Because Houston is also home to Jabril Karim, one of the eight powerful Vampire Lords who control all of North America. And as Private Investigator Cynthia Leighton will soon discover, not all Vampire Lords are created equal. For Jabril is the face of evil in the new world, a vampire who values no life but his own, who enslaves those he desires, steals whatever he covets and destroys anyone who stands in his way. Running from L.A. and its seductive Vampire Lord, Raphael, Cyn sees the Houston job as a welcome refuge, a place to get away and heal her broken heart. But Texas will be no vacation. For in Jabril Karim, Cyn will confront a true enemy, one who will go to any lengths to satisfy his lusts, enrich his coffers and expand his power. Fighting for the lives of two young sisters, Cyn’s journey will take her through the streets of Houston and back to L.A., where the human police are determined to bring Raphael down for the murder of one of their own. But the danger doesn’t end there. For Jabril has set his sights on Cyn, and he will stop at nothing to have her.

The second book in the Vampires in America series picks up a month after Raphael ends.  Raphael has left Malibu and Cyn for parts unknown.  Cyn is desperate to return to some sense of normalcy but the sensual dreams she has won’t allow that to happen. Cyn has been contacted by a vampire lord to help find a missing girl in Texas. When she arrives she discovers that he has hired a man to do the job and really only wanted to upset Raphael.  That doesn’t stop Cyn from doing her job though.

Mirabelle and Elizabeth were the daughters of wealthy parents and after their tragic deaths, the courts allowed Jabril to have custody of them.  On Mirabelle’s 18th birthday she was turned so that Jabril would always have their fortune.  Now with Elizabeth’s 18th birthday on the horizon, she has runaway in order to stay human.  Once Cyn realizes what is really going on, she makes it her mission to not only find Elizabeth but to rescue Mirabelle as well.

When Cyn discovers that Liz has runaway to L.A., she enlists the help of her friend who runs a shelter to assist her.  In return, Cyn agrees to look into murders of young girls that just happen to look like vampire kills.  This story keeps you coming back for more.  D.B Reynolds has captivated me with her vampires and I love it!

Rated 4 Bookworms

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