A Vampire's Salvation (Novella)

A Vampire's Salvation (Novella)

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by Virna DePaul

In this sizzling eBook novella from Virna DePaul, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author hailed as “amazing” by Lori Foster, a fierce modern-day vampire discovers the woman he must have for his own.
Francesca Marie Stewart has never wanted any man as much as she wants Jake Rios. His chiseled…  See more details below


In this sizzling eBook novella from Virna DePaul, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author hailed as “amazing” by Lori Foster, a fierce modern-day vampire discovers the woman he must have for his own.
Francesca Marie Stewart has never wanted any man as much as she wants Jake Rios. His chiseled body and dark, intensely masculine energy draw her like a moth to a flame. But Frankie has been burned before, and now a mysterious figure from her troubled past has resurfaced with a terrifying new threat. Can she trust Jake not only with her heart but with her very life?
Jake’s hunger to possess this beautiful redhead goes beyond searing desire. He’s a vampire, and his very existence depends on bonding with a mate. He aches to ravish Frankie, but he must take it slow—for what he will ask of her will require profound sacrifice even as it gives her unimaginable pleasure. And once he has claimed her—body and soul—Jake will go to any lengths to protect her.

A Vampire’s Salvation is intended for mature audiences.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Along Came Trouble, Hero of My Heart, and Arrested by Love.

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A Vampire's Salvation (A Vampire Romance) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 116 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is so well written. I read it as a short story and was so intrigued I got the whole book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great novella! About 80 pages. Great plot and characters! Fun read!
pilsilver30 More than 1 year ago
I'm not going to be original when I say that this book is way too short! you want to read more about alfa vampire romance with a human but it leaves you at a cliffhanger and doesn't explain when is the next danger is coming and/or who's plotting it and why. hope to read a continuation soon.
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2_PMVH More than 1 year ago
Fangs, steamy sex, blood, life mate, a heroine with inner strength and a hero with yummy body and a voice that could make a granny drop her panties! This story has it all! Rich environmentalist Francesca, Frankie, Stewart is working to elect the greenest governor to office. She is a loner who carries a scarred face and a wounded heart. Jake Rios is the new security chief for the man running for governor and he is the strong and silent type, who shows no emotion at all. Oh, but he does have is a voice that slides down Frankie's body and makes her wet and hungry. Jake is a vampire and he found his life mate, Frankie, but he has been going slowly. Well, NO MORE! Frankie lets her hair down, drops her inhibitions and undies and Jake rocks her world with "PULL THE FIRE ALARM" sex galore. There is a unseen evil nemesis who wants something from Frankie, but what does he want? Will Frankie agree to be Jake's life mate? Can Jake protect his Frankie from the nemesis? I loved this novella by Virna DePaul! She has fire extinguisher worth scenes and great characters that will fight tooth and nail for their love. I only thing that I didn't love, it was too SHORT! I must give Ms. DePaul a score of 4 fingers up and 10 toes! NetGalley ARC given for my honest review.
Bookeroo More than 1 year ago
Jake knows he Frankie is his mate and he wants her in his life, pronto. Frankie is cautious and Jake doesn't want to scare her away. She's been hurt in the past and he'll do anything to protect and love her. A Vampire's Salvation definitely isn't long enough, but it gets right to the point of the story, with a whole lot of sexy-hot along the way. The characters are alive with chemistry and sexual tension and the sex itself is steaming hot. When danger becomes apparent, Jake is uber-sexy as Frankie's devoted hero and Ms. DePaul makes us feel the heat and the love. You may need a fan by the time you're done with this one! This was my first Virna DePaul romance and it won't be my last.  I would recommend it to all my friends and customers in a heartbeat!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
booknooknuts More than 1 year ago
REVIEW : This is a Novella . In this book we have Jake Rios who is an old vampire and he is the head of security for the  Governor of California. He has high hopes in bringing out Vampires as good law abiding citizens. No one knows what Jake is. Then we have Frankie a Human who works for the Governor and has the hots for Jake. Although Frankie has a horrible past with men. Ryan Turner is the man who gave her a scar across her beautiful face and watched while she was raped. He has now come back into Frankies life. However Ryan Turner also has a vendetta against Jake Rios so he sees this as a win win situation to have them both within his reach. Can Jake save her? Can Jake finally have his lifemate? Will Frankie give him what he needs? The attraction between Frankie and Jake takes off immediately. The action of the plot was very good. I can not wait for the next book in this series. I feel this book deserves 5 Stars.. It was well written. Review copy provided by: ARC from Random House Publishing Group –Loveswept and Netgalley
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hope this series continues.
AshTrue More than 1 year ago
Sexy Novella -- 3.5/5 stars This book contains many of the things that haters of the romance genre dislike: insta-love, an exaggerated dilemma that brings the lovers closer together and a vampire finding his mate.  But if you are a romance lover like me, you will devour this book and enjoy every minute of it! A Vampire's Salvation is a short read of 77 pages so it was a job well done by the author to have me feeling a connection with Frankie and Jake in the short time it took to read. One big negative is that you cannot overthink stuff in this book.  For example, the way Frankie behaves when she learns things about Jake's vampirism.  It's not so believable but it would take a much longer story to weave a more realistic tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good book hope she writes a sequel
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Great start. I'm hooked. Francesca Stewart has never wanted a man as badly as she does Jake Rios. The fact they both work for the California Governor doesn’t deter her from thinking of ways to jump his yummy bones. Unfortunately, his apparent disinterest in said jumping and his complete focus as Head of Security leaves her with just her fantasies. Until the day he drops the disinterest and lets it be known in no uncertain terms how very much he does want her, bone jumping and anything else she can think of. Jake Rios is a vampire who needs a mate and soon or bad things will start happening to him. Luckily, in his bid to reach the Governor, he finds her. Francesca is his. Now, all he has to do is convince her of that fact. And well, that he’s a vampire. It shouldn’t be hard, right? Well-written and quick-flowing this short gets right down to business. I love the characters and look forward to reading more about them. I have a feeling that the villain is going to be one of those guys who you want to hate so much, but he’s not completely evil. I love those guys. It’s easy to hate a complete blackguard and cheer for his downfall. Harder to hate one who has bits of grey and maybe even some white to his character. I’m not saying the big baddie in this book is like that, it’s just my impression. I can’t wait to read more. The different take on vampires is interesting, the steamy scenes are definitely steamy and I’m curious as to how the baddie is connected to Francesa and why. Although the ending seemed a bit rushed to me, for a short story it has me hooked and, so far, I’m intrigued and waiting for the next installment. Bring it on! *Book source ~ Many thanks to NetGalley and Loveswept for providing me with a review copy. Please see disclaimer page on my blog.
Patmelo More than 1 year ago
Lately I've read some short Novella's that have fed my love for hot and steamy encounters and things that go bump in the night. This stories are a refreshing new introduction to new author's that I've not read yet or to sound names of the industry that are in my TBR pile. Today I'm bringing you a story that I liked very much and a new series that could be a lot of fun for us to read. The author had the ability to write a story that entails politics, a hidden race, some freaking hot vampires, a wounded soul learning to love again and one hot alpha vampire to take care of her. Even though this is short, there are no flaws and no confusions in this action paced narrative. The only thing that I would like to have continued to see played out was Frankie's and Jake's relationship after the end of the book. Now facts on our heroine, Frankie ... She has a trust issue with men, her last boyfriend let her down on the worst way possible so after being attracted by Jake and weaving an impossible relationship in her mind, she decides to put an end to it. When Jake, after all the months that has almost ignored her, turns his attention to her she is surprised but she does jump to the opportunity of having her desires met. In my point of view, Frankie was a little stuck up in the moment kind of thing, but overall understandable because of her past experience. She never ran from Jake, even if he was a vampire, and learned to face a whole new life and some added responsibility in the end. Vampire Jake is our alpha hero. How I love vampires and their alpha attitudes with those deep souls and the speech "you are mine" given in the young hours of dawn to their mates. Jake was no different. He knows that he can't resist any longer to Frankie and even though he tries to go slow, he simply can't. How sweet .... If there could be guys out there like Jake, save me one! If you love Paranormal Romance with suspense and action, this is the perfect series for you, give it a try.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
A short sexy tale of vampire love.  Jake Rios is a vampire who works security for the Governor.  Frankie Stewart is the governor’s “go-green” political consultant and Jake’s “one true mate”.  He just has to let her know that and that isn’t going to be easy.  Frankie doesn’t date.  She was burned by her first love and doesn’t trust easily.  After six months of mutual attraction Jake finally makes his move and things get hot quickly.   I really liked Jake & Frankie.  The chemistry between the two is off the charts.  I wish it would have ended differently but know that it was a teaser for the next book.  If you like your PNR spicy this quick read is for you.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Frankie is drawn to Jake Rios. She has been fantasying about him ever since she first saw him. She has given her heart only once and it had devastating result, so she isn’t looking for any kind of relationship...just something physical. Jake Rios is a vampire that has search the world for his perfect mate. He has discovered her and now intends to claim her. Slowly planning his seduction, Jake knows it will all be worth it. Now he just has to convince Francesca (Frankie) Stewart. A Vampire’s Salvation is a quick read with smoking hot sexual encounters. Like many novella’s, the story is a bit rushed. I wanted more back ground or an explanation for the mysterious attacks. In the end, A Vampire’s Salvation is a great teaser to a new series. Leaving me with questions and wanting to know more. This 2nd Edition ARC copy of A Vampire's Salvation was given to me by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for a honest review. The publication date is April 22, 2013.
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LisaRayns More than 1 year ago
Loved it! A short story with a satisfying ending. Hot and steamy with just enough danger and intrigue to keep it from being erotica. Great characters, great romance, great developing, great author. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow!!!! What a wonderful book. I loved it very much. I have looked for the next installment and can't find it? Thanks for the great read. J......
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