Crimson Debt: Book 1 in the Born to Darkness series [NOOK Book]

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Addison is a Non-Glam—one of the rare humans who is immune to vampire glamour and mind tricks. Corbin is a Four Star Master Vampire with piercing blue eyes and intentions to get Addison into his bed. She has no interest in the six foot four hunk of sexy vampire man candy until her best friend, Taylor, is given to the Vampire Inquisitor. Now to save her friend Addison must pay the Crimson Debt.

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Crimson Debt: Book 1 in the Born to Darkness series

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Overview

Addison is a Non-Glam—one of the rare humans who is immune to vampire glamour and mind tricks. Corbin is a Four Star Master Vampire with piercing blue eyes and intentions to get Addison into his bed. She has no interest in the six foot four hunk of sexy vampire man candy until her best friend, Taylor, is given to the Vampire Inquisitor. Now to save her friend Addison must pay the Crimson Debt.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044365667
  • Publisher: Evangeline Anderson
  • Publication date: 3/4/2013
  • Series: Born to Darkness , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 44,347
  • File size: 786 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Crimson Debt is the first book in Ms. Anderson¿s Born to Darknes

    Crimson Debt is the first book in Ms. Anderson’s Born to Darkness Series.  

    Ms. Anderson has written vampire stories before (e.g., The Covenant, Blind Date with a vampire, Kristen's Addiction), but in “Crimson Debt” she has created a fresh new spin on her previous vampire mythos by; expanding the creatures within (such as witches, werewolves (oh my!)), describing a mysterious and interesting vampire hierarchy, and Auditors (humans immune to vampire glamour), who protect humans in human/vampire interactions and enforce these laws if they are broken.  
    The use of first-person point of view (POV) takes some getting used to, but it does help the reader connect more quickly with the character, so I certainly felt Addison’s conflicted relationship about vampires, however I often felt that she protested a little too much.  When I asked myself why I felt this way, it was because I needed to know more about her job as an auditor.  Yes, there were lots of conflict, but without knowing why that conflict is there, there’s no tension.  What would have helped me agree with her protestations would have been another description of human/vampire crime scene.  There are a lot of examples of Anderson telling us why Addison is conflicted about Corbin, but what helped me connect and understand her mistrust was the Crimson Debt crime scene towards the end of the novel.  I thought if we had another on-the-job scene with Addison in the beginning describing a horrific human/vampire or a ‘typical’ day for her, I would have understood and believed this mistrust she had for Corbin and it would have made her trust, love, and submission (at the end of the novel) more satisfying as a reader.  
    The one thing I didn’t like about the single POV was that we never ‘heard’ from Corbin.  I know I’m weird, but I like knowing what’s in a guy’s head and I thought if we had Corbin’s POV it would have created more depth to his character’s motivation and increased the tension and conflict between him and the other characters (what did he really think of Roderick or Celeste?).  Corbin seemed like the only vampire who wasn’t a psychopath (besides Taylor) and this was a result of his turning (‘born into darkness’ – I like this phrase) and his past.  Anderson has experience switching first-person POV with the H/H (e.g., Dirty Girl and Hunger Moon Rising) and I wondered why she didn’t do it for this book?  
    I would recommend this book to Anderson fans that enjoyed the “Brides of the Kindred” series and her vampire books.  Because this is the first book, some time was spent describing the H/H for Book 2 and secondary characters to develop this new world.  EA also provided some much anticipated sneak-peaks into Book 2 in her Born to Darkness series and (much anticipated and patiently waiting for) Book 8 of her Brides of the Kindred.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

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    Awesome read! Worth every penny and then some.

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  • Posted May 11, 2013

    Good Read

    I really loved the story line.Didn't want it to end. Thank you, it was Great!

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  • Posted May 7, 2013

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    A thrilling start to a brand new series! The plot is nicely pace

    A thrilling start to a brand new series!
    The plot is nicely paced and I love how the author gives just enough info to keep me wanting more without actually giving everything away at the beginning. There is never a dull moment in this book and I was constantly surprised at the new twists and turns.
    I really liked the way she wrote these vampires. They are not the watered down versions that can sometimes be found in the younger genres, but neither are they the mindless killing machines of horror stories. Similarly to humans there are those that are bad. Many of them are cold, calculating, and only interested in doing what they want and when they want it. However, they are capable of feeling love and even if a little overbearing our vampire Alec Corbin is a good man who only wishes to love Addison if she will only let him.
    Addison is a kickass woman who isn’t interested in vampires or so she thinks. I love her spirit and how no matter how tough things get she doesn’t back down. She is also very caring and protective. Her best friend Taylor was turned into a vampire against her will and afterward even her own parents abandoned her, but not Addison.
    The heat level of this story was red hot, but not in your face. Like most of her stories the author made the romance between these two filled with tension that built with tantalizing scenes that finally reaches its climax near the end of the book. So there was no insta love the characters had a time to get to know one another and build trust instead of juts leaping in head first which I really liked.
    Addison’s best friend Taylor was an amazing woman as well. I really felt for her and knew she must be a strong woman to be able to withstand the horrors she’d been through. I really can’t wait for her story and hope she gets her happy ending as well!
    My favorite quote from the book was by Alec and was definitely swoon worthy!
    “I am standing on one side of the chasm, holding out my hand to you, yet you refuse to reach for me” - Alec
    This is a seductive story that will leave you begging for more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    NICE STORY

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