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Immortal Obsession
     

Immortal Obsession

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by Denise K. Rago
 

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As a young man in eighteenth century France, Christian Du Mauré impulsively follows his best friend into the complex and warring world of the Parisian vampires. Against the backdrop of the French Revolution and following an affair with a mortal aristocrat, he promises to watch over her daughter - only to learn the child is his.
Now settled in Manhattan,

Overview

As a young man in eighteenth century France, Christian Du Mauré impulsively follows his best friend into the complex and warring world of the Parisian vampires. Against the backdrop of the French Revolution and following an affair with a mortal aristocrat, he promises to watch over her daughter - only to learn the child is his.
Now settled in Manhattan, only two descendents of his union remain, Amanda and her brother, Ryan. After Amanda witnesses a savage murder in Central Park, she is determined to find the ethereal stranger who saved her life.
When their worlds inevitably collide, Christian finds he cannot prevent Amanda from becoming a pawn in a centuries-old struggle for power. As a confrontation between ancient enemies comes to a head, Christian must face a betrayal from his past that still haunts him and threatens the woman he loves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452877532
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/27/2010
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Denise K. Rago is a longtime blogger, avid reader and art history buff who earned her Masters' Degree in Museum Professions in her home state of New Jersey. She also interned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, one of several settings for Immortal Obsession. She resides in New Jersey with her family.

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Immortal Obsession 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
mathphilosopher More than 1 year ago
Denise K. Rago's "Immortal Obsession" and "Blood Tears" are the first two tales in a series. I like the universe of characters. Definitely an ensemble cast of characters! I don't want to post spoilers, but let me just say there are plenty of twists and turns. I could see this as a TV show, similar to True Blood. To me the sexy scenes are more of a "closed door" approach. I will definitely see what else this author has to offer.
LindaLauren More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story, especially the intense way the author fleshed out her main characters. Christian and Amanda fill the pages with thought-provoking determination to see us to a surprise conclusion. A great read!
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MelyMoore82 More than 1 year ago
This book is VERY far from disappointing. Ok for starters, who wouldn't love a sexy French Vampires? This book is mad house crazy, whirlwind of events. It is fast pace, will never let you up for air, and I doubt you would ever want to. Nothing is as it seems. I found the twists to be unpredictable. The characters are completely relatable, and very well developed. The way Ms. Rago writes you feel like you've known the characters (esp. Christian) all your life. It will leaving you yearning for more. By the time I finished reading this review copy all I had to tell Ms. Rago was "Wow". I HIGHLY Recommend you pick up your copy. Come Check out her interview and more at: werevampsromance.blogspotDOTcom Personal Note: This lady is awesome! 100% Awesome. I have never met her in my life, but I am so happy I know her now! I am happy she signed up for my Authors Month in April Event. As you may noticed this month was packed with authors from every level. From the NYT Best Sellers, to the new and up-coming. All of them were nice. I would work with them again. With that said, I would like to point out how Ms. Denise K. Rago has gone the extra mile. Most of you may have notice that on every single post this month Ms. Rago, has commented. Most of them she was the 1st to comment. She takes the time to not only make readers feel like they are number one in her book, but also this newbie blogger. I received a print copy of her book to review, asked/received her the interview questions, After gave her the review, and After I let her know that I seriously believe (and still do) she will undoubtedly make it to the NYT Best Sellers list. After all that was done and over, The post was done, She still made it an effort to come and visit my little blog everyday. She not only visited, but she read, commented, and participated in everything. We are not talking the normal meet and greet time people get with authors. This was not just 5-15 minutes to get to sit and talk with this author. It was literally everyday. This author blows me away. I truly mean it when I say it is an honor to showcase this very special Guest author and her work. I do believe you will see her on the NYT Best Sellers List very soon. Her work is that awesome. She is my Newest Favorite Author. BTW. She doesn't know I just added this, so she shall be surprised as well. (April 21,2011).
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Denise K. Rago's vampires are beautiful, cultured, and eternally youthful. They are not especially dangerous to humans-- most of the time. Immortal Obsession is set in present-day New York and flashes back to France during the 18th Century, where Christian DuMauré and Michel Baptiste lived as humans before becoming vampires. Throughout the centuries, the vampires have rubbed elbows with the human aristocracy. In modern New York they run a popular club, The Gray Wolf, wear fashionable clothes, and live in expensive homes. Many humans are drawn to the glamour that surrounds the New York vampires. Though some of them are "donors" of blood, this does not harm them or turn them into vampires. The Gray Wolf is always crowded with mortals who want to be part of the scene. The vampires are extremely dangerous to each other, however. On the whole these beautiful vampires are vain, jealous, and hungry for power. They hold grudges for centuries and will go as far as destroying each other for revenge. Two humans, brother and sister, find themselves caught in the middle of a fight that began many generations before they were born. Happily for Amanda and Ryan Perretti, there is one vampire who is different. Christian longs to fill the endless years of his immortality with a sense of purpose and with love. Unlike the other vampires in Rago's Immortal Obsession who were attracted to the power, Christian chose immortality to be with someone he loves, his friend Michel. He continues to be different from the rest more than two hundred years later, still loyal to Michel, and acting as protector to generations of descendants of a mortal woman he knew in 18th Century France. Rago allows readers to be part of the vampires' world from the safety of our own homes. At first glance Amanda, a hard-working single woman in her twenties, seems like a fairly ordinary person, and readers will easily identify with her. As Amanda begins to discover that her life is anything but ordinary, we are drawn with her into a world both alluring and frightening where the major players are immortal. This story is really about the vampire characters, especially Christian. Rago leaves the details of Amanda's life somewhat vague. We know that she is a smart, likable person, who has suffered some sadness in her life. Because there is room to imagine Amanda as we like, it is easy to see New York and the world of the vampires through her eyes. Rago describes the physical surroundings in detail, bringing them to life. The backdrop is beautiful, filled with art; it is also increasingly dark. The pacing of Immoral Obsession is excellent. Rago keeps her readers in suspense right down to the last page. Amanda is trying to discover why vampires in New York and Europe are so interested in her. Readers put the pieces together with Amanda. The plot never stalls; the events in New York move forward, as we gather key pieces of information from conversations and flashbacks. The action finally culminates in a scene that would be perfect for a vampire film-- with plenty of drama and visual appeal. Overall, Immortal Obsession is a vivid and engaging novel that combines romance and suspense. Quill says: Glamour and danger mix in a dark combination of romance and suspense.
RavenwingRV More than 1 year ago
Following the brutal murder of her brother, Amanda Perretti finds herself at the heart of a vampiric war between the ancient Parisian Vampires and the New York faction led by Christian Du Mauré. Amanda's powerful blood is what the ancients are after, and they'll stop at nothing to get it. Despite centuries of existing as one of the undead, vampire Christian Du Mauré has never lost his human sensibilities. The noble vampire who left Paris during the French Revolution has made his home in New York since 1901. Now he has fallen in love with Amanda, the last survivor of those he has sworn to protect. When the warring vampires collide, the situation becomes a matter of life or death for all involved. Against the historic backdrop of 1700s France and vibrant modern-day New York, Ms. Rago has spun a sensual tale of passion and destined love. Filled with vivid characters who live on long after the story has ended, Immortal Obsession is sure to leave you wanting more. This is a thoroughly satisfying read that lovers of vampire fiction will not want to miss!
Debbie_Vilage More than 1 year ago
"Vampires from 1790s Paris are now in present day New York City in search of a taste of what vampires can't have. They battle it out for this unique power. One vampire, Christian Du Mauré, is racing to beat them to it, not for the power, but for something closer to his heart. Immortal Obsession is a refreshing, well-written page turner guaranteed to have you wanting more." Debbie Vilage-Wilkinson