Kindred (Kindred, Book 1)

Kindred (Kindred, Book 1)

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by Nicola Claire

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"You may not be aware, ma douce, but not all vampyre have a kindred, some will live out their existence without such beauty in their lives. I have waited five hundred years for you."

Vampires, shape shifters, ghouls and magic users abound in a world where the Norms, (those humans without paranormal abilities) are ignorant of the creatures of the night and the


"You may not be aware, ma douce, but not all vampyre have a kindred, some will live out their existence without such beauty in their lives. I have waited five hundred years for you."

Vampires, shape shifters, ghouls and magic users abound in a world where the Norms, (those humans without paranormal abilities) are ignorant of the creatures of the night and the supernatural species that live alongside them.

Lucinda Monk is a bank teller by day and a vampire hunter by night, but she wasn't always a part of this world. Thrown into a heady mix of powerful people and sensual beings, she's had to find her way practically blindfolded in amongst the creatures of the night. But she's a capable and realistic kind of girl. Her motto: never show fear. But, there's something different about Lucinda, something those creatures she hunts, want. In order to stay one step ahead of the enemy she has to let the enemy in. In all his compelling, seductive and delicious ways. Sleeping with the enemy has never meant so much before. But, can she trust him?

From the urban streets of the city, to the dark alleys and sinful bars that promise a wickedness a girl from the farm has never before been exposed to, Lucinda gets drawn irreversibly into the dark side of life. And if the Master of the City had his way, she would always be his. For eternity.

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Meet the Author

Nicola Claire lives in beautiful Taupo, New Zealand with her husband and two young boys.

She's tried her hand at being a paramedic, bank teller and medical sales representative, (not all necessarily in that order), but her love of writing keeps calling her back.

She has a passion for all things supernatural, spiced up with a good dollop of romance - as long as they include strong characters, alpha males and capable females, and worlds which although make-believe are really quite believable in the end.

There's nothing better than getting caught up in a compelling, intriguing and romantic book.

When she's not writing or reading, she's out on her family boat at Lake Taupo, teaching her young boys to fish, showing them the beauty that surrounds them in nature and catching some delicious trout for dinner.

Kindred has been a joy to write, creating a rich world with dynamic characters and paranormal twists that shock and awe has been pure bliss for this author. And just as well, because there's a lot more story yet to tell...

A staunch supporter of the eBook phenomenon and Indie Authors worldwide, you can find her books at Amazon stores on-line.

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Kindred 4.5 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story i really enjoyed the plot, however the rest of the series is not available with a nook. If inhad known i never would have gotten myself suvked into this story that i cant finish! GRR!
FictionalCandy More than 1 year ago
I have just one complaint about this book – the cover. It makes me think some romcom type fantasy will be inside. It doesn’t lend anything to the real story (which is awesome) within. With that said, every other single part of this book was terrific. “Hunters have been preyed upon for centuries, my dear. It’s nothing new.” In a world where vampires have power that is tangible, Lucinda (a name I love, btw) is a kickbutt vampire hunter in New Zealand. She’s got the kickbutt style, the attitude, the quick comebacks. And a Master Vampire in her corner, which she is only just realizing exactly what that means. She is tough and strong, both in body and mind. She is fighting for the greater good. With most characters their likeability factor with me can ebb and flow, but with Lucinda I was totally into her the entire way through.  The Master vampire in her corner is Michel, and yes, he’s hot and French. In the beginning he is very diplomatic to Luce, and I couldn’t quite figure out why. I mean here they were having meetings and speaking, and I couldn’t figure out why she wasn’t staking him. Sure, she had some buried attraction to him, and he is a level one master who’d probably clean the floor with her if she tried… but still. It wasn’t long before everything became clear. And Michel, well, he is all types of wonderful. I really loved his character. Again, the same with Luce, I never found a spot in this book when I wanted to say I didn’t like him.  And then there is something coming along to bring these two characters together in a way that will make them inseparable, and liable for eachother. I am not going to get too in depth on that because its not listed in the blurb. But it really is the main focus of the book. Nosferatu and Nosferatin. It was an amazing and unique twist, and its results were literally breathtaking when Michel and Luce would give in to their base needs. And good luck for us, it was often. The two of them together felt so right and magical, it was absolutely the biggest draw in the book for me, personally.  This book has a lot of action. I mean seriously, a lot. Some of it was chemistry, some was sexual heat, and a lot of it was good ol fashion battle action. A lot of things happened in these pages. There are several kidnappings, a friendship in danger, and a budding romance that is all consuming. I was excited through every page, no skimming or reading fast through this one. Every page had something new and exciting. Of course I adored the main characters, but the secondary characters that came and went, or stayed, were all fantastic and lively. The world Nicola Claire has created in Auckland, New Zealand is really wonderful. I definitely recommend this book, and I think you need to read it!! Looking on Goodreads, I can see this series is up to book eight, so I am very far behind. But I am definitely going to read every book in this series – its that good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super entertaining! I couldn't put the book down. So excited to continue the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was like art. I can't begin to tell you how good it was. I realy want the second one. I want to know if Michel will get jealous and what happens next. This is a must read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One thing I have to say about Nicola Claire's books is when you think the story is over, its not. Its actually just beginning, man can her books keep going and going and going. I'm still not sure if that's a good thing or not. This was pretty interesting. There is a lot of external information that confused me a little, but the author did provide a list of terms and definitions in the beginning of the book. Lucinda's character was my favorite, just how I like my heroine's: strong, tough, courageous, independent, don't take crap from anyone...etc. I like that she always held her own with Michel. This ends on a cliffhanger, obviously, there are like 7 or 8 books after this, that's just too long of a series to concentrate on just one character, doesn't matter how good she is. So this is it for me but this first book is nice start... SR
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was so great i devoured the whole series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aamazing book, definitely want to buy the whole series(8 books). Characters really draw you in and Lucinda's adventures take you on a nonstop roller coaster!
Anonymous 20 days ago
Loved this book and the entire series. It would have been nice to have it all available on nook but this book (and the series) are totally worth it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Romance, humor, and a little violence what's not to love. Thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't believe how fast I read that. So much story; action, sexual tension, etc. On to the next in the series!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read a book of this genre in quite awhile but am glad that when I did, it was this one. Very well written both technically and literally. Stayed at a good pace and kept my interest. Kudos Dale M. Baranoski
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sCole27 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. i was a little hesitant to read "another vampire book". I dont know if its me or not but "vampire" stories lack originality and creativity these days. Buutttt Kindred was a sweet surprise. I'll admit It took me a little to warm up the the protagonist Lucinda but thats just her character; stubborn, determined, never give an inch, so to speak. If you happen to read this book, keep reading. I promise with each book the greatness builds! You wont be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The main character was strong and independent which I like. There was excellent tension between the female and male characters. It was a good vampire novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great from beginning to end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read. I would have liked the female lead to have a little more backbone against the male lead
8999766 More than 1 year ago
Great read! I've read books in this genre that are just hokey or poorly written so I wasn't expecting much when I started reading this book. I am glad I was wrong! Nicola Claire has well developed characters and a plot without holes in it. This book was hard to put down.
writer-historyreader More than 1 year ago
Say you're a vampire hunter. Then, say, as you approach your 25 birthday, you discover you're a sub species of hunters who have to kind of marry a vampire. What'ch gonna do? Good ides, with lots of twists and turns taking a lot of interesting characters on a wild ride. Setting so well colored, you will want to visit it.
SassOrClass More than 1 year ago
This was a very good free book. My only complaint is I had trouble connecting with micheal. I'm not sure why. I honestly wasn't sure if they'd actually end up together or not at the beginning of the book, because it just didn't click for me. But it was still a really good book! I definitely recomend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago