Serafina and the Silent Vampire [NOOK Book]

Overview

Silence has never been so sinful?


Welcome to Edinburgh's unique psychic investigation agency, Serafina's.

Serafina MacBride is psychic - but not strictly honest. While staging a hilarious vampire attack at a client's party, Sera is stunned to encounter a real vampire - ...
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Overview

Silence has never been so sinful…


Welcome to Edinburgh's unique psychic investigation agency, Serafina's.

Serafina MacBride is psychic - but not strictly honest. While staging a hilarious vampire attack at a client's party, Sera is stunned to encounter a real vampire - annoying, gorgeous and inaudible to everyone but her. When her client's son is found dead with puncture wounds in his neck, she tracks the silent vampire to his lair.

But the amoral and seductive Blair is also on a mission - to find and kill a nest of young vampires who've invaded his territory. Soon Sera is drawn into the bizarre world of the undead, where danger lurks in the shadows along with forbidden sensual delights - and a murderous conspiracy to flood the world with financially astute vampires who talk.

Supported and hindered by Blair's eccentric, undead friends, and by her own motley crew from Serafina's, Sera and Blair uncover surprising truths about each other and about the mysterious Founder from whom all vampires are descended.

In the end, Sera draws on powers she never knew she had in a frantic fight to defeat the forces of evil and preserve the strange, complicated being she's trying so hard not to love.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015185386
  • Publisher: TMG Electronic Self Publishing Services
  • Publication date: 8/27/2012
  • Series: Serafina's , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 21,608
  • File size: 715 KB

Meet the Author

Marie Treanor lives in Scotland with her eccentric husband and three much-too-smart children. Having grown bored with city life, she resides these days in a picturesque village by the sea where she is lucky enough to enjoy herself avoiding housework and writing sensual stories of paranormal romance and fantasy. Marie has published more than twenty ebooks with small presses, (Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Changeling Press and The Wild Rose Press), including a former Kindle bestseller, Killing Joe. Blood on Silk: an Awakened by Blood novel, was her New York debut with NAL.
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  • Posted August 5, 2013

    I love paranormal romance, the idea of a psychic who doesn't be


    I love paranormal romance, the idea of a psychic who doesn't believe in vampires or the paranormal, and a real vampire hunter pretending to be a vampire hunter, sounded like a fun sort of lark.
    It took me a while to get into, I got confused at the beginning with who was who and who was doing what, and my American brain struggled a bit with some of the dialogue phrasology, but I am glad I stuck with it because the story took off and rocked.

    These vampires are very unique, and their plan for world domination was one I can honestly say I've never seen before. I like how there were good and bad vampires, just like there are good and bad people, and the hero and heroine were both sympathetic and likeable. Their chemistry was hot and believable, and they worked well together. A great cast of secondary characters, all with their own voices, rounded out the book nicely.

    I would recommend this author to my friends, and look forward to getting more of Marie Treanor's books in the future.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2014

    I really liked this book a lot. I loved the characters. It had

    I really liked this book a lot. I loved the characters. It had a lot of action. Overall a good vampire book.

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  • Posted December 1, 2013

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    The first book in the Serafina series is an intriguing and enter

    The first book in the Serafina series is an intriguing and entertaining paranormal read with some unique twists.
    Serafina is a psychic with an investigation agency, when she’s hired to stop a vampire stalker she thinks it is a joke and she is stunned to encounter a real vampire. Blair is an amoral and seductive vampire on a mission to stop a nest of young vampires that are invading his territory and he enlists Serafina’s help. They both find more than they bargained for and in frantic fight to defeat the forces of evil and save the strange being she’s trying so hard not to love, Serafina will draw on powers she never knew she had.
    This steady paced plot is intriguing with some unique twists and paranormal elements that grabs the reader’s attention and doesn’t let go.  The author paints a vivid picture with great detail that makes it easy for the reader to picture every scene as they follow Serafina’s adventure.  All the characters are compelling with strong and charismatic personalities that are easily related to and leave the reader wanting to know more.
    The chemistry between Blair and Serafina radiates heat from every page as they investigate the bad vampires and the sex scenes are well written and hot and steamy. The author conveys the emotions of the characters with an intensity that has the reader laughing and crying along with them. The intriguing story has lots of surprising twists and the setting is makes things interesting for these unique paranormal characters.  
    I found this book to be very enjoyable with its unique paranormal and magical elements and interesting premise, the great characters adds lots of depth and it makes for a refreshing look at vampires, psychics and witches, although there were a couple of places where the story seemed a little slow.  I am looking forward to reading where the next book takes us.  

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  • Posted November 17, 2013

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    Pretty good and interesting read. It sort of felt like a cross b

    Pretty good and interesting read. It sort of felt like a cross between Sookie Stackhouse and Buffy with a dash of Sherlock Holmes and adult Scooby Doo. That isn't bad, but that's just what it kind of reminds me of. 

    Serafina is a multitalented psychic who speaks to the dead. She's been hired by a family to seek out their son's stalker who they believe is a vampire. Which Sera doesn't believe in vampires... until she meets Blair the silent vampire. None of Sera's friends can hear Blair speak. However Sera can because she can speak to the dead. Blair is charismatic and sexy 300 year old vampire. When they Sera and Blair first meet there is an instant connection and not just the psychic connection. 

    Overall, it's interesting and I will read the next book. However I would have really liked the sex scenes to be longer and more descriptive. They were a little mild for my taste. This also has a HFN ending. 

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  • Posted November 16, 2013

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    Serafina, the main character, has had a difficult life, being bo

    Serafina, the main character, has had a difficult life, being bounced around to various foster homes and never knowing her parents.  She is also a gifted psychic who uses her talents to variously help people and rip people off, the latter only if they deserve it.  (A psychic Robin Hood, if you will.)  She operates a psychic investigation agency with friends Jilly, Jack, Tam, and secretary Elspeth.  During a case where she is trying to prove to her client that vampires don’t exist, she experiences a little hitch—turns out they are very real.  Serafina all of a sudden finds herself in the midst of a new breed of vampires planning world domination, and she has to partner with vampire Blair to put an end to it.  Of course, romance ensues.  Serafina also finds out more about her birth parents, but it’s more than she bargained for.  Can Serafine find the strength to end the vampire menace?  And can she trust Blair to help her?

    When I saw the titles of the books in this series, I was prepared for not-so-well-written cheesiness.  I admit to being pleasantly surprised.  I actually really liked the characters, especially Serafina.  I have to admit that the series reminds me somewhat of Darynda Jones’ Charlie Davidson series.  You’ve got the detection agency, the supernaturally gifted investigator, the loyal sidekicks, the supernatural romantic interest, and you even get the meddling/sometimes cooperative cop friend.  I can’t admit to liking Serafina as much as Charlie, and Serafina needs to go to Sarcasm 101 to be nearly as funny as Charlie, but if you are a fan of Jones’ series, I think you’ll probably like this one, too.

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

    Serafina and the Silent Vampire. Marie Treanor. Review from Je

    Serafina and the Silent Vampire. Marie Treanor.

    Review from Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews.

    I've not read any of Marie's books before, but loved this so will look out for more from her. These vampires are different from the seductive emo types so often seen. They are seductive but they're unashamed of what they are, tough survivors who use humans for blood and sex. Blair is a real stunner, drop dead gorgeous, he's the current “vampire in charge” of Edinburgh while his sire is away. Serafina doesn't believe in vampires, she's a psychic who runs an agency that caters for people wanting odd requests, contacting the dead, readings and in this case, protection from vampires. As she doesn't believe they exist yet her client is convinced they do she's set up a little act to help the party flow...but the jest is on her when she meets Blair. These vampires have no need for speech being telepathic, and Blair is astonished that she can hear and “talk “ to him....He's on the track of what's been happening in his city, suspecting something is amiss with the vampires society. He's supposed to be the only one living there but bodies have been turning up and his job is to ensure that humans don't suspect vampires exist, that's how they've survived for centuries..
    I loved Blair right from the start, silent and yet so sensual in his actions, and poor Sera thinks she's going mad. Vampires? She saw him biting one of her friends – but there are no marks, so what could she have seen. Then there's the dead son, and the fact that she can't pick up traces from his body even though she can usually from the dead. Something weird is going on and she's determined to get to the bottom of it. Sera needs to find solutions to things that aren't explained and she won't let this one go.
    A great story, good cast of characters that make you laugh – and cry at times. Sensual, dangerous and at times funny vampires, secrets from the past revealed along with a daring plot that spells certain danger for humans. Blair feels a real pull to Sera which shakes him and she goes from not believing vampires exist to having hot and steamy, heavy and erotic sex with one...Then there's the actual mystery – a well planned plot and nicely played out, building up slowly to a riveting climax and lost of emotion from Sera and friends. Loved it and look forward to more in the series. Great value too at just £1.49 for 411 pages.

    ARC supplied via Netgalley

    Stars: five, great read.

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  • Posted October 31, 2013

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    Marie Treanor's Serafina and the Silent Vampire is a sexy, fun,

    Marie Treanor's Serafina and the Silent Vampire is a sexy, fun, suspenseful, and HOT five star read
    What is the perfect Halloween read? Marie Treanor's Serafina's series without a doubt. Set in modern day Scotland and populated by psychics, witches, vampires, zombies, faeries, leprechauns, ghosts, ghosts, rockers (some of the scariest of the bunch), and more, this a fabulous series that is filled with a bit of mystery, suspense, the supernatural, humor, and a lot of hot, sexy romance. In fact, this is the perfect read for any paranormal romance fan, and I'd extend that to romance fans with a thing for sexy hunks in Scottish kilts and lovers of Scottish brogues.
    The first book of the series, Serafina and the Silent Vampire, introduces us to psychic and medium Serafina, and her assistants Jilly and Jack. Her agency, Serafina's (for which the series is named), investigates the paranormal, sometimes exposing fraud, sometimes helping move spirits on, and sometimes, well, let's just say you shouldn't try to fool Sera as she might just take you for a ride.
    While at a party in an upperclass Edinburgh home, we first encounter Sera, Jilly, and Jack hanging garlic and trying to protect against vampires that they don't believe in, but their client thinks may be stalking him. Soon Sera finds herself encountering a real-life vampire who is sucking a little life-blood from an associate and bodyguard, Tank. No one but Sera seems to hear the amazingly handsome, sexy Blair, dressed only in a tartan - with a very sexy bare chest.
    Soon it becomes apparent that in Treanor's world vampires descended from the "Old One" are silent for reasons revealed in this book. As Sera can communicate with the dead and is a strong psychic perhaps that's the link between her and Blair. But there's a little more and their romance scenes are HOT.
    When you begin this book, be prepared for a fast-paced and amazing ride as Treanor throws plot twists and characters in fast and furiously, making this a fascinating story. I loved it and fell a bit in love with Blair myself. Who could resist? Tall, dark, handsome, brooding, and ... silent… Sera is fabulous too - smart, inventive, sassy, with a heart of gold under a hard shell, and a powerful faith in good that's tested time and again. The only thing I wished for was to learn more about her associates and my wishes were granted in the next two books in the series.

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