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The Merzetti Effect (A Vampire Romance, #1)

The Merzetti Effect (A Vampire Romance, #1)

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by Norah Wilson

Delano Bowen has been a medical doctor for a very long time. More than 170 years, in fact. For much of that time, he’s been searching for a way to reverse the curse foisted on him by a vampress who sought to own him. With the emergence of medical technology, he now also aims to develop a vaccine to protect the vulnerable from predation by rogue vampires.


Delano Bowen has been a medical doctor for a very long time. More than 170 years, in fact. For much of that time, he’s been searching for a way to reverse the curse foisted on him by a vampress who sought to own him. With the emergence of medical technology, he now also aims to develop a vaccine to protect the vulnerable from predation by rogue vampires. After a century of searching, he thinks he's found the key to his vaccine – a surviving descendent of the Merzetti family. The Merzettis were virtually hunted to extinction over the years by rogue vampires who feared the anti-vampirism properties in their blood.

A foundling, nurse Ainsley Crawford has no idea that she carries a genetic gift, and Delano aims to keep it that way. He must keep her close, and ignorant, for he can leave nothing to chance. He manipulates events to ensure her unwitting cooperation. But when Delano's arch enemy Radak Janecek mounts an all-out assault to destroy Delano and the fruits of his research, Delano is forced to draw Ainsley even closer to protect her. Inevitably, the attraction that has sparked between them from the first flares hot and urgent. Ainsley sees no reason why that attraction shouldn't be consummated, but Delano knows succumbing to it is not just ill-advised; it could literally be the death of him.

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The Merzetti Effect 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
DebraReads More than 1 year ago
If you like vampire stories, you'll love The Merzetti Effect! Norah Wilson hooks you in from the beginning and carries you through a thrilling tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fabulious book. A wonderful writer. It grabbed my attention right from the start. I loved it. Great job. I loved the ending very much. A+A+A+. J... :-@ p.s. I would have given this 10 STARS if I could. J...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a different take on the whole vampire thing. Strong plot, but I found the characters a little "ditsy" at times. For instance, the expression "omigod" was repeated so frequently it was distracting. Besides that it wasnt half bad. Might have given it a slightly better star rating except omigod was incredibly annoying......
shelleyrae More than 1 year ago
Though I was intrigued enough by the premise of the Merzetti Effect to accept it for review, I have to admit I was a little anxious about reading it. I need a strong, believable plot to enjoy paranormal romance so I was relieved to quickly discover that The Merzetti Effect frames the relationship of its protagonists, Ainsley Crawford and Delano Brown, with an interesting story. Emergency nurse Ainsley Crawford is on her way to a job interview with Dr Delano Brown when she is attacked outside of his offices by a creature who sinks his teeth into her neck. When she recovers consciousness she discovers that the vampires of legend are in fact real and Delano is in search of a cure for the virus that causes the condition. Delano convinces Ainsley to join his research efforts and since she is desperately in need of a job she allows herself to be persuaded. Under the erroneous impression that having been bitten places her at risk of the virus, Ainsley moves into the premises allowing regular blood draws, unaware that Delano has manipulated circumstances believing Ainsley to be the last of her bloodline, a carrier of the Merzetti gene that reverses the effect of the vampiric virus. Their working relationship quickly deepens into a mutual attraction which both of them try to deny, until passion overrules common sense. When Delano’s enemy, Radek, discovers how close the doctor is to achieving his goal of a vaccine, he will stop at nothing to destroy the research, and Ainsley, leading to a deadly confrontation. I really like the plot of the Merzetti Effect, it is original, fast paced and entertaining. The story effortlessly blends action, romance and suspense with the paranormal element. The vampires have traditional abilities such as enhanced speed, strength and healing but are otherwise very human, even the villainous Radek. In Wilson’s world, vampires live among humans quite peaceably but a rogue elements preys on the weak and it is those that Delano particularly wishes to target with his vaccine. I liked Ainsley, who deals with a whole lot of weirdness with equanimity. She is smart, feisty and sensible. Delano has some questionable morals though he firmly believes that what his research is vital for the safety of society. That goal doesn’t entirely excuse his high handedness but does go some way to mitigating it. Though the time frame is necessarily compressed, I like that Wilson allowed Ainsley and Delano to build a relationship. The physical spark is present from the start but you get a sense of the pair developing a mutual respect and friendship even as the sexual tension simmers away in the background. There is an element of ‘fated mating’ but it comes in after the pair have already established a relationship which is an unusual twist. Eli, Delano’s bodyguard and close friend, is a great character, loyal and tough with a dry sense of humour that adds levity to the more serious situations – I was a big fan. Fans of paranormal romance will appreciate Wilson’s unique approach to the vampire trope and find this an enjoyable read. The Merzetti Effect is the first book in a series that will be linked by setting but focus on a different romantic relationship. The second, Nightfall, is already available.
bonnie_lamer_blogspot_com More than 1 year ago
Vampires aren’t all bad. Most of them live productive lives working right next to us at their night jobs while, for the most part, leaving humans alone. It’s not those vampires Delano Bowen is after. He’s after the rogue vampires, like the one that turned him all those years ago against his will. The ones who prey on the innocent and see humans as nothing more than a lower species in the food chain. In order to stop them, he has to track down the last descendent of a powerful bloodline and prove that the Merzetti effect is more than a scary bedtime story for vampires. And then, he has to determine how willing he is to sacrifice his feelings for her to further his cause. Ainsley has her own troubles in the human world. Forced out of her job as a trauma nurse, she must find another one ASAP because people she loves are counting on her. Which is the only reason she agreed to meet Dr. Bowen at night for her job interview. And walk through a dark alley to get to his office. She had no idea that short walk was going to irreversibly change her life. Thrust into a world of vampires, she faces danger, lies, assassins, betrayals and love. Now, she has to figure out what scares her the most and what she’s willing to do to protect the human race. And her heart. In The Merzetti Effect, Norah Wilson gives the reader surprises, plot twists, and a romance that will get your heart pumping loud enough for the nearest vampire to hear. The tension between Ainsley and Delano is there from the beginning, but both struggle against it. Some times more than others. But, when making love may be tantamount to a death sentence, that’s a lot of motivation to resist each other. I enjoyed the fact that Norah Wilson made Ainsley a strong character; one who is willing to do whatever it takes for the ones she loves. Often, in romances, especially those about vampires, the female character is made into a victim who must be rescued. Ainsley is thrown into a situation that does make her a victim, but she does not have typical victim qualities. She doesn’t fall apart at the first sight of danger, she doesn’t back down when she learns she has been betrayed. Instead, she bolsters who courage and trudges on, willing to meet the danger head on if she must. Being scared is no reason to be a coward or not get the job done. Delano is written as the epitome of scientist. He is always looking to the greater good, even if that means sacrifices have to be made along the way. He has surrounded himself with humans who have sworn their allegiance to his cause and it has been his single-mindedness that has gotten him this close to finding a cure. Now, if he can only keep his hands off the cure, everything will be fine. Apparently, that’s asking too much. If you are looking for a fast-paced story that will make you wish your own vampire was waiting for you in the next dark alley you pass, pick up a copy of The Merzetti Effect. It’s the next best thing to finding your own paranormal romance. I thank the author for a review copy and I give the book five stars.
becki73 More than 1 year ago
A great read. I couldn't put it down and when I had to I couldn't wait until I had it in my hands again. I really enjoyed this book. I will be reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a very well written book with a different look at vamp and i learned a lot about medical research which was quite accurate in most points on the breaction of transfusions and blood crossing. i like the authors style and easy flow of words and loved the characters please write more this book was refreshing. highly recommend
kimba88 More than 1 year ago
The Merzetti Effect is a suspenseful and steamy paranormal romance. It grabbed my attention from page one and everything else slipped away. The tale takes place in modern day Canada and involves vampires, science, danger, love and a very unique woman who holds the key to a cure. The protagonist, is a recently fired registered nurse named Ainsley Crawford. She has a secret to protect and desperately needs an income. Despite her love of the trauma unit, she agrees to interview for a medical research assistant position. On the eve of her interview she is attacked by a vampire. Dr. Delano Bowen, the sexy researcher stops the attack and saves Ainsley. She awakes to find herself in the research clinic under his care. He confirms that she was attacked and that vampires are real. He explains how he is working on a vaccine to protect those vulnerable to vampire attacks. He convinces her to take the job as his assistant. The tale that unfolds is full of twists, danger, romance, humor and steamy love scenes. I immediately liked all of the characters, even the sometimes stuffy Delano. The chemistry between Delano and Ainsley is intense from the beginning and I found myself rooting for them. The interaction between Delano, Ainsley and co-worker Eli had me laughing aloud. Wilson unfolds the story at a great pace, with likable characters and an intriguing storyline. I highly recommend the Merzetti Effect to fans of paranormal romance. The next book available in the series is entitled Night Fall. Look for my review of Night Fall next week.This is a fun, easy, enjoyable read guaranteed to entertain. I am adding Norah Wilson to my list of must read paranormal authors and can’t wait to read book two. I want to thank the author for providing me with this ARC in exchange for my unbiased review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasnt exactly hat I thought it would be but interesting anyway.
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This was a very original story. I loved the charactors and the story drew me in. Most vampire stories romance the charactors and this story was a great twist on romance. I strongly recommend this . It was such a great story with strong charactors. I was bored with the same vampire stories and this was a new ,fun approach.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed every minute of this book!
kshore More than 1 year ago
Very good - I really enjoyed the different take on the vampire genre. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is certain a different type of paranormal book. Hope one of the first. Its modern and have such a wide potentcial of being greater if there a second one soon. The idea that vampirism can be revise by medicine must put great fear in the hearts of those who are vampires and want to remain so. This is a great challenge for the bad vampires who want to be bad against the good ones who respect humans and want a balance.
SpaZd0gLee More than 1 year ago
This one had some nice twists for a vampire story and had some steamy sexy that wasn't the plot line but rather an added bonus, a nice change of pace. The whole 'cure' plot was actually a nice idea and all in all it was a fast paced thriller leaving you to wonder how many vampires would change back to human and could there be an inoculation for the humans not wanting to be vampires.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the most fantastic versions of vampire stories ! I loved the entired book, could not put it down.
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The Merzetti Effect was an excellent book that you didn't want to put down. Norah Wilson did an excellent job with this paranormal suspense. If you are a fan of vampire books, The Merzetti Effect is a must read. Dr. Bowen is a scienctist whose goal ,along with his assistant Eli, is to develop a vaccine that can turn a vampire back human. Ainsley is the only one who cares the merzetti blood to create the vaccine. What Dr. Bowen does not expect is attraction between the two or the othe vampires who will do anything to stop them.
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: When I was contacted by the author to review her vampire novels, I wasn't sure what to expect. What I did not expect was to fall completely in love with this book. Wow, this book was really, REALLY good! I would classify this novel as a paranormal suspense and, as such, it is action-packed. From the first scene, you are drawn into the story line and it literally doesn't let you go until you hit the very end of the book. I literally did not want to put this book down once I started it. Ainsley is a nurse that has been tricked into helping Delano with his medical research. There are so many secrets that he is keeping from her that are slowly revealed. I loved the way that Ainsley reacted. Every time with each reveal, she was sent mentally reeling, but she simply picked herself back up and worked with the facts until she could deal with them. She is a strong character. But at the same time, she feels very deeply. She has compassion and empathy. I loved her ability to analyze the issues at hand and work within and around her emotional response to whatever was happening. And this poor girl has a TON thrown at her in a very short time. On the other hand is Delano. He is keeping so many secrets and knows that it is morally wrong to be tricking Ainsley the way that he is. But he is willing to do so for the greater good, and he is sure that his vampire vaccine falls into that realm. Even without the morality issues, there are medical issues keeping these two apart regardless of their undeniable connection. When things finally come to a head between these two, all that simmering sexual chemistry is seriously HOT! I really liked the way that this part of the story was written...all the way around, but especially with their inexplicable connection. That part of the story REALLY worked for me. The third main character in this story is Eli...former soldier who works for Delano as anything from bodyguard to nurse. I loved the voice of reason that he added to the story in all aspects...from their relationship to their security moves. I loved the charm of his character and how he pushed Delano. I really hope that Norah considers writing his story someday because I would REALLY love to see him get his HEA. Overall, this was a fantastic read. I loved the premise with the Merzetti blood line. It's really creative and the entire book was highly entertaining and incredibly written. The suspense was perfect and the twist...nope, I soooo did not see that coming...literally gasping out loud. This is definitely an author that I am going to keep my eye on. Now I am off to read book #2 in this series...
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