Duncan by D.B. Reynolds

Freedom to be who he is meant to be. Duncan, Vampire Lord.

imageTitle: Duncan
Author: D.B. Reynolds
Series: Vampires in America
Publish Date:
Genre: paranormal romance
Source: Purchased personally

Publisher’s Description:  Washington, D.C. … capital of an empire. Powerful. Exhilarating. Corrupt. And in the shadows … vampires far older than the nation itself.

A power unto himself, Duncan has served at Raphael’s side for a hundred and fifty years. But long laid plans have finally borne fruit, and the time has come for Duncan to leave Raphael and tackle the greatest challenge of his life. He will face treacherous vampires and murderous humans. He will rock the halls of human power if necessary. But Washington, D.C. will be his.

Emma Duquet cares nothing for vampire politics. She just wants to find her missing roommate and best friend, Lacey. But Lacey’s been playing with vampires of a particularly dangerous kind, and Emma will have to deal with the new vampire in town if she’s going to find her friend.

Battling powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to keep their secrets, Duncan and Emma will dig beneath the corruption and depravity that is Washington, D.C. and uncover the most heinous conspiracy of all… 

Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel (or, in other words, SPOILERS).


Nervous Nellie says…

This is a vampire romance. Sex, blood and violence is synonymous with Vampire, so no surprises Nervous_Nellie_100there. The story ends HEA, but the epilogue leads in to the next book.

I love Duncan. From the very first book I wanted to know Duncan’s story. I wanted to know how Raphael choose his second in command. I wanted to know how Duncan worked his way into Raphael’s confidence and managed to stay there without being killed. He earned it, that’s how.

Raphael is intensely intense. He may be ruthless, but I believe Duncan tempered Raphael’s ruthless nature with fairness. With the two of them working toward an agreed upon goal, that’s what put Raphael in power. I am sad they will no longer be working so closely, but I’m glad Duncan got his own territory. Raphael could have kept Duncan at his side for eternity, but letting Duncan go was incredibly selfless. Not the usual ingredient for a vampire lord.

badge4v4Duncan goes to Washinton DC. We all know corruption lives there, but when it involves vampires, you know someone will be killed, on multiple occasions. Duncan meets Emma immediately and Duncan’s instincts go on overdrive.  It was interesting to see the normally calm and cool Duncan frustrated and disobeyed. Duncan has his own children to help him become a territory lord and then he has the additional pressure of undoing the wrongs done by the previous vampire lord. The wrongdoings by the previous lord are heinous.

All the Vampires in America books have insta-lust-love, so that may be a little difficult to handle, but there is only so much time a book has so we have to get the couple situated right away so we can enjoy their romance. Reynold’s writing brings me into Duncan’s world, right where I want to be. Duncan proves once again that just because you have power does not mean it’s to be used for bad things. Team Duncan all the way!!

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About Nervous Nell Justice

I read, read and then read. I love my life as a reviewer because I get to meet some awesome people who love books too. It's a fantastic world to live in!My favorite genres: Urban Fantasy, Regency Romance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Thrillers, Paranormal Mysteries, Vampire Romance, Historical, Contemporary or Futuristic Mysteries and Thrillers, Steampunk Fantasy and Mysteries, Police Procedurals and Political Thrillers.

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