Lucas

Lucas

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by D. B. Reynolds
     
 

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THE BADLANDS of SOUTH DAKOTA . . . haunting landscapes, legendary outlaws, and . . . vampires? LUCAS DONLON, Vampire Lord, is one of the most powerful vampires in North America and beyond. Charming and irreverent to his friends and lovers, he enjoys everything about his life as a vampire. But when a neighboring lord makes the mistake of declaring war, he quickly…  See more details below

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THE BADLANDS of SOUTH DAKOTA . . . haunting landscapes, legendary outlaws, and . . . vampires? LUCAS DONLON, Vampire Lord, is one of the most powerful vampires in North America and beyond. Charming and irreverent to his friends and lovers, he enjoys everything about his life as a vampire. But when a neighboring lord makes the mistake of declaring war, he quickly discovers that Lucas is every bit as lethal as he is charming. KATHRYN HUNTER doesn't care about powerful vampires or their wars. Her baby brother is missing and she will do anything to find him, even if it means going against both her FBI bosses and the local vampire lord. But Lucas Donlon has other plans for the lovely FBI agent who's landed on his doorstep. Waging war against their enemies and each other, Lucas and Kathryn will risk everything to keep the most deadly vampire war in hundreds of years from engulfing every vampire, and human, in North America

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ISBN-13:
9781610261005
Publisher:
BelleBooks
Publication date:
10/28/2012
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
971,938
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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Lucas 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 unicorns - I loved it!! ***Received ebook from Belle Books for an honest review The cover is looking sexy :)  but who doesn’t love a shirtless chest ;)  HOT!! Things to think about, yes each of these books are standalone, but I would recommend reading them all and in order because you will miss little things that may give you added insight into the books and characters lives :) This book has tons of action which is just awesome.  I did not want or could put down this book and stayed up into the wee hours of morning to finish it.  So this book is about Lucas and Kathryn.  Kathryn is all about the job and her brother.  So imagine the surprise she gets with vampires who cannot and will not be controlled ;)  This book was a rollercoaster of emotions from tears to laughing to of course lots of jealousy.  Lucas is a vampire lord who needs more than that :)  He is oozing sexiness and power.  I do not like to give anything away in my reviews, so that is all I’m giving you. D.B. Reynolds is an amazing writer.  Her style makes the story come alive and pull you straight into the story.  She is definitely one of my favorite authors :) I have loved this entire series so far, and this does not usually happen at least for me.  I love this series as much as Lynsay Sands Argeneau series.  I highly recommend this entire series so all my vamp lovers who don’t mind taking a bite out their day reading!!  ;)
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ehaney578 More than 1 year ago
Raphael has always been my favorite of the series but Lucas is a serious contender for my heart! I love this Irish Vampire Lord!  As the war between Lucas and Klemens heats up, no one is spared from the fighting. Lucas has a war to concentrate on and when FBI Special Agent Kathryn Hunter shows up on his doorstep looking for her missing brother, Lucas can’t help but be drawn to the tall spitfire.  This is a distraction Lucas doesn’t need right now, especially when his possessiveness rears its ugly head where Kathryn is concerned. Can Lucas win the war and claim the heart of the special agent, or will his divided focus be his downfall?  I really enjoyed the story! I thought Lucas and Kathryn complimented each other beautifully. I loved Lucas’s playful character and merciless flirting. It took a while for me to warm up to Kathryn though. She is just so straight-laced and uptight; thankfully Lucas was able to soften her up a bit. I also enjoyed the misdirection in Kathryn’s brother’s storyline. I was completely surprised! I loved the secondary characters but wished they had more page time. Hopefully we will revisit these characters in future books. What I love about the author’s stories is that the secondary characters are as equally interesting and important as the primary ones are. I thought the book was well-written and the storyline held my interest the entire time. In the epilogue, we get our first look at Aden and a short segue into his book. I actually read Aden’s book first before I began the series and any of the books in the Vampires in America series can easily be read as standalone. I highly recommend the series to anyone who loves a well-written, character-driven story. ***I received an eBook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own***
IAmy More than 1 year ago
This is book six of the Vampires in America series.  I have had book one on my to-read list for a short while, but saw this book available for review and decided to take a shot and request even though I haven’t read the previous titles.  Now I know there is probably some history that I am missing in this world, but really it didn’t stop me from enjoying this book at all.  So if you are like me and new to the series don’t let that stop you from picking up this one.  You will probably be like me and want to scoop up the five previous books and read what else has happen in this world. I really liked this book, it was really a toss up between a four and five star rating, I so wish you could give half stars on Goodreads…  This book was full of action, a little humor, and definitely some steamy…well written steamy scenes.  I liked Lucas, he was great fun with that cocky attitude and no delusions of his own grandeur.  He is all alpha male, a good one not too over the top, he knows he has limits and wants, but understands that in his world, with his responsibility he can’t show them.  He was tough most of the time, but he had fun with it.  You could see how much he cared for the people around him and took his responsibility for their lives very seriously.  He was probably my favorite character in the whole book.  Second would be Kathryn, she was fun too, but in a different way.  She was typical for these stories; standing up to the big alpha male, strong, willing to get in the action and get dirty, she fell fast for Lucas but it bothers her so she has to fight her feelings up until the very end.  They were a good match; she is all buttoned up and he is controlled casual. The pacing of the book was good and the mystery of the missing brother a good angle to bring these two together.  There were a lot of guns, from the very beginning and there was always a mention of them even though they really were not used that much.  The rules for this world were interesting and I would have liked an explanation of how the vampires are turned, perhaps that is told in earlier books.  I like how what I did learn seemed to be based on some scientific belief rather than magic.
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Bookworm305 More than 1 year ago
Where to begin in my review of Lucas? There was so much to this story! Reynolds hit another one out the park with this installment in the Vampires in America (ViA) series. Primary Characters: • Lucas Donolon - Vampire Lord of the Plains Territory • Kathryn Hunter - FBI Special Agent and older sister of the missing photographer Secondary Characters: • Nick - Lucas' second in command, bodyguard, and friend • Klemens - Lucas' archrival and enemy • Dan(iel) - Kathryn's brother • Alex - Vampire and art gallery proprietor (associate of Daniel) • Kurt - Vampire and bartender at the bloodhouse (associate of Daniel) Lucas is witty, charming, sexy, and lethal like only a vampire lord can be. Kathryn is assertive, strong, and kicka$$ and a perfect counterbalance to Lucas. Kathryn Hunter, is a special agent with the FBI in Quantico, VA who is on a frantic mission to find her missing photographer brother, Dan. Her search leads her to South Dakota and smack dab in the middle of the Plains vampire lord's territory. Lucas Donolon was born in Ireland in 1785 and as a poor thief became wary of the Guarda, the Irish police, but who should turn up on his doorstep? The equivalent of the American police, Kathryn Hunter. Lucas has his mental shields up and his aggressive demeanor in place expecting a Battle Royale with a Brunhilde agent. But, oh how wrong he was. Kathryn, is tall, blonde, curvy, and beautiful and Lucas decides that he WILL have her! Of course, Kathryn is having none of it, or so she thinks. Her mind and body war against one another in its desire for Lucas. Her mind thinks he is a arrogant and cocky. There was one moment is the story where, said of Kathryn, "the urge to punch him was growing stronger". But, her body...oh her body wanted him with a fierceness that rivaled anything she ever felt before. Lucas and Kathryn decide that it is in their mutual best interests to look for Dan. Lucas, because of his desire to get closer to Kathryn, and Kathryn because of the access that he can provide her with. But while trying to help Kathryn, Lucas is engaged in a battle with a deadly vampire lord, Klemens, who wants Lucas' territory and will stop at nothing to get it. More importantly, Klemens is responsible for the attack that occurred on Raphael in Betrayed: A Cyn & Raphael Novella and for a deadly attack that killed several of Lucas' people, which require vengeance. Lucas retaliates in a series of swift and deadly counter attacks against Klemens but through all of this, his attraction to Kathryn grows. This story was such an interesting series of twists and turns like only Reynolds can write. I loved Lucas and Kathryn as protagonists and the byplay between them kept the story very dynamic. The romance between them felt real because it was allowed to grow throughout the story and wasn't an instantaneous "thing" that so often occurs in paranormal romances. The only factor that kept this story from being a 5 star read was the ending -- the conclusion to the side story of Dan's disappearance. It was just too neat how they found him and who was culpable for it. The kidnap storyline felt contrived because it did not fit the natural flow of the story. I felt that that story should have been a bit more closely tied to the Klemens takeover storyline. But...it was still an excellent story! Lucas is now rivalling Duncan as my second favorite in the ViA world. His grit and his fire put him a hair ahead of Duncan...but only a hair :).
CindyLG More than 1 year ago
Off the chain good...Dark, Dangerous and Devilish Vamps. What' not to love. Fast paced, action packed and very erotic...
dbrown34001 More than 1 year ago
Powerful and charismatic, Vampire Lord Lucas Donlon rules the Plains States with a tight fist and a loving hand. He is ruthless to his enemies and revered by his children. Special Agent Kathryn Hunter, leaves her FBI badge behind to find her missing brother, a photographer of some repute who went missing in the Badlands of South Dakota. Her quest leads her straight into the arms of the charming vampire. I really enjoyed the sixth entry in the Vampires in America series. It's one of the best in the line, close to Duncan, even Raphael. The book is sexy and action-packed with an interesting array of secondary characters.
Arch_Angel More than 1 year ago
Lucas Donlon Vampire Lord of the Plains Territory is a charming, charismatic, playboy Irish Rogue. He loves women to a fault and they love him in return. Kathryn Hunter FBI Agent is a buttoned up, play by the rules; don’t get in my way hard hitter on a mission to find her missing brother. When these two meet the attraction is nothing less than explosive. While their physical attraction is electric, the emotional bond that develops will tear at the most hardened of hearts and weaken your resolve not to love these characters. While I can’t venture so far as to say Lucas has unseated Raphael as the most bad-ass alpha in this series, I will admit that even though I impatiently await every new Vampire in America story, I was not prepared for the intensity and sheer genius of Ms Reynolds with this latest edition. Just when you think an author can’t possibly exceed or surpass the quality of the riveting, compelling and all round kick arse content of their series, along comes Ms Reynolds to show you how it’s done. Raphael is and will always be my favourite, but Lucas is standing right there beside him.
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Luv2readLG More than 1 year ago
Love this series! I recommend starting with the first book Raphael! The characters make appearances through the series. If you like vampires, then I highly recommend this series!