Jen’s Monthly glom: April 2014 plus *Giveaway*

My reading habits are notoriously random.  One week I will decide to read only Urban Fantasy and the next week I will shun that genre.  There will be times where every book I read stinks and times where I love everything and everyone.  One thing that also holds true is my love of the glom.  Merriam-Webster defines glom as: to take or get (something), glom on to:  to grab hold of :  appropriate to oneself.

My gloms almost always revolve around an author.  I find an author that is new to me and I go buy their entire backlist and spend a week or two reading it.  Nothing can stop me until I am fully glutted on that author’s work.  I decided to share my monthly glom will y’all in hopes that:

1) you might find a new to you author like I did and you can glom also
2) you can share your glom habits so I don’t feel so lonely and cray-cray
3) maybe you can steer me towards my next new-to-me author that I will glom on

April- D.B. Reynolds Vampires in America series

I’ve had these books on my kindle for a long time and when I saw Tori’s post on how real these vampires were I decided to give it a try.  Four books later and I can’t stop.

Raphael by D.B Reynolds Vampires in America series #1Raphael– Raphael is pretty badass and within about 20 pages he offs one of his most trusted people.  He apologizes before he does it, but it was brutal and I knew right there this would be the series for me.  The writing drew me in immediately and I was interested to find out how this big baddie would fall for a mere human.  Something interesting about this world is that taking blood and sex are very closely tied so when a vampire finds their mate they generally do not change the human.  The can only take blood from humans and it would be too big a temptation to take blood from another human without sexual contact.  So how would Raphael, one the most powerful vampires in existence, deal with Cyn?

I loved them together.  Cyn takes no crap.  She realizes the incredible pull Raphael has on her but at one point she shoots the bodyguard he has following her all because she needs to do something.  She is a strong female and one very worthy of a vampire mate.

But beware, this one does not end with a HEA….

Jabril– Book 2 follows the story of Raphael and Cyn once again.  For reasons, both of them were alone at the end of the previous book and now other vampires want to see the woman who so captivated the great Raphael.  One of those vampires is the very wrong and evil Jabril.  Cyn meeting Jabril brings Raphael back into her life.  But will he decide to stay there?

Rajmund–  I was on the fence about starting this one because it would be the first book where Cyn and Raphael were not the lead couple.  While Raj is powerful, he wasn’t even the head vampire in his area.  Sarah, the heroine, is a friend of Cyn’s so Cyn does make an appearance but what really stood out in Rajmund was the mystery.  I was guessing until the very end!

Sophia– Ok, I will admit here and now that I read this one next because I heard it was mostly about Cyn and Raphael.  And they didn’t disappoint!  The next book is Duncan, Raphael’s trusted second, and I can’t wait to start it.


Now for my giveaway!  I will gift one person an ebook copy of Raphael, the book that started this month’s glom.  To enter just leave me a comment below on who your favorite vampire is.  You have until May 4 to enter, winner will be announced soon after. Open to all!


No purchase necessary to win, void where prohibited. The number of eligible entries determines the odds of winning. FVBR is not being compensated for this giveaway. If the winner declines to accept or fails to claim their prize within 72 hours of the announcement, they forfeit their prize(s). Prize distribution is the sole responsibility of the giveaway sponsor. Fiction Vixen Book Reviews will not be held responsible for lost or misdirected prizes or for circumstances beyond our control. More information here.


  1. Amanda says

    If we are just talking book vampires will agree with LauraB and say Bones but if we are including TV than I have to go with Spike from BTVS.

  2. Irene says

    Vlad from Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series. Hope the next one won’t be too long away.

  3. says

    it’s a series i’m really hoping to discover one day because it has been on my wishlist for age but i hope for the print edition so sadly this giveaway isn’t for me .
    anyway i wanted to participate in the comment so favourite vampire is Bones so loyal, honest and sexy^^
    the vampire i want to strangle the most is the one in the jane yellowrock series: Leo

  4. Jen B. says

    Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon…although he’s more of a god than a vampire but I do love him!

  5. Rae says

    Great giveaway! Without a doubt, for my favorite vamp, gotta go with Dmitri from Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh /Guild Hunter Series.

  6. erinf1 says

    I’m gonna have to go with Angel from Buffy cuz he was the first vampire I fell in love with 😉 thanks for sharing!