Leopold's Wicked Embrace

Leopold's Wicked Embrace

by Kym Grosso


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An erotic paranormal romance...
Seductive and lethal vampire, Léopold Devereoux, returns to the Big Easy to find a killer. His search leads him to a beautiful and mysterious woman, who awakens desires and emotions that he's long fought to keep buried. After centuries of self-imposed solitude, the billionaire philanthropist struggles to restrain his growing thirst for the intriguing, lovely female who's captured his attention.

Laryssa Theriot, an antiques proprietor in the Vieux Carré, agrees to help the commanding yet debonair stranger, who seeks her assistance. She withholds her secret abilities, afraid to trust the man who threatens to unleash her darkest fantasies. All the while, Léopold consumes her thoughts, testing her limits and bringing her to new levels of ecstasy. As the menacing force that has stalked Laryssa for years finally catches up to her, she submits, putting her life into the hands of the dominant vampire who offers his protection.

Deep in the heart of New Orleans, they embark on a perilous adventure, forced to search for an ancient sacrificial relic that they hope will save their lives. As they face formidable challenges, Léopold and Laryssa surrender to the passionate intimacy that possesses them. After hundreds of years of denying himself love, will Léopold bond to the woman who has begun to crack the impenetrable shell around his heart? As evil draws near, will Laryssa survive the demon that has come to take her soul?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497312449
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Pages: 418
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kym Grosso is the author of the bestselling erotic paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. The series currently includes Kade's Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1), Luca's Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2), Tristan's Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3), Logan's Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 4) and Léopold's Wicked Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 5).

In addition to romance, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She also is a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.

Kym lives with her husband, two children, dog and cat. Her hobbies include autism advocacy, reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow-covered mountains. On any given night, when not writing her own books, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.

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Leopold's Wicked Embrace 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought you couldn't get better, KYM, boy, was I wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think Leopold & Laryssa were well rounded and well written characters and their story had me NOT able to put it down. I love the passion and I could really envision Laryssa in her Naiaid form ! I truly hope for a #6!!!!! You left me saying Oh S**t, Dimitri!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wh
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle: *Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review Another incredible installment in the IMMORTALS OF NEW ORLEANS series!  Our hero, Leopold, is possibly the oldest vampire around. He's dangerous, sexy as sin, and pure Alpha Male. When he finds an innocent baby left alone in the snow to die, he vows to protect it and find out what happened. Enter Laryssa Theriot, a beautiful woman with secrets aplenty and gifts unimagined.   Leopold has closed himself off as a defense mechanism, but in the last book he ended up starting a bromance with a wolf, has now saved a baby and protects it like his own, and feels a desire unlike any other for Laryssa. Seems our boy is softening!? Too bad Laryssa has her own issues to deal with... I loved the added intrigue & the danger in this book, and as usual, Kym brings some hot and steamy to the table. The match between Leo and Laryssa was ultimately a very good one - take Leo's dark, dangerous and sensual, mix in Laryssa's spunk and snark and you get a really fun power couple.  As also expected of Kym.... The ending will make you want the next book immediately. I'm definitely looking forward to Dimitri's book!!
CaryMorganFrates More than 1 year ago
Very hot vampires and werewolves are tearing it up in New Orleans! Leopold is one hot, ancient, and powerful and perennially angry vampire, but he’s no match for the quiet, beautiful and enigmatic Laryssa. In a town at ease with its somewhat less than human population, Laryssa has a secret to hide, a secret Leopold very much wants to uncover. As do many others.  This story is well written, fast-paced and hot! And it’s nice to know the vamps and the weres can get along when they have to. Well done.  A complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW! WOW! And Wow again! This book was sooo worth the wait! I've read through the whole series and you want to keep coming back for more! I LOVED Leopold's story! Its exciting, sexy and what else can I say? I want more!
deebDB More than 1 year ago
It is midnight and I just finished Leopold's book. My bedroom windows are full of condensation and my room full of steam. Thank you for this book. I have read and loved the series but by far am happiest with LEOPOLD. Larissa is his perfect match, just submissive enough to take his breath away. I love your writing style and that we get to keep up with all previous characters, so I will be anxiously awaiting Dimitri's story and checking in with Leo and Laryssa
spendingtoomuch More than 1 year ago
what can i say. Each book in this series keeps getting better and better. This is book 5 in series so you need to read in order. This is about a thowusand year old vampire.The other books in series are wolves… Leo and Laryssa must fight a demon and keep baby Ava out of its hands as well as Laryssa.  Love the fact that people from the previous books are involved also…Can not wait for Dimitri's book to come out.He is one sexy wolf. If you enjoy paranormal do not pass up this series. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Leopold’s Wicked Embrace is the fifth book in Kym Grosso’s Immortals of New Orleans series, and it is one of my favorites.  We first met Leopold in book one, Kade’s Dark Embrace, and he was fascinating and mysterious then and even yummier to get to know as a main character.  I loved his back story. Leopold is a very old vampire, and he oozes old-world charm and style.  His suave, sophisticated style will hook you.  He is joined in this latest book by Dimitri who we also met in an earlier book.  They’re an odd couple given that Dimitri is a wolf.  Both creatures find Laryssa Theriot easy on the eyes which makes things interesting when the three of them, along with most of the leads from the prior books join forces to protect a very special, orphaned baby from an evil, dark spirit.  Laryssa may be the key to the mystery of the baby since she can sense the baby’s power and the coming evil.  Leopold uses his charms and alpha-male tendencies to win over Laryssa, and he uses his lethal, honed vampiric skills to keep her safe. True to her style, Kym Grosso has written another sure-to-be-a -hit paranormal romance.  This is a definite buy-it-now purchase!  Read the whole series to get to know the characters and their history together for the best experience, but it is not absolutely necessary to do so in order to enjoy this good read. This book is intended for adult readers only.
kph21 More than 1 year ago
Kym Grosso’s Immortals of New Orleans continues with Leopold’s Wicked Embrace. As a fan of the series, I’ve read all four previous books. Each delves into the life of a particular supernatural. Kym’s covered her bases with this series, vampires, werewolves, witches, and naiads. Leopold’s Wicked Embrace can be read as a standalone book. There is enough background given that you won’t be totally in the dark, but it may be enough to make you want to read the rest of the series. Leopold is an ancient vampire. He sired Kade (of Kade’s Dark Embrace, book 1). He’s had a role in several of the series. It was good to finally get to know more about this debonair vampire. He is focused on one thing as this story opens, saving an innocent baby. His cold heart is warmed by a little baby. Ava starts the cracks, into the walls surrounding the ancient vampire’s long dead heart.  Keeping Ava safe leads Leopold into Laryssa’s life. Laryssa wants nothing but to remain anonymous, hidden, and safe from the demon out to get her. It just so happens, the demon after Ava has laid claim to Laryssa’s soul as well. Leopold will do anything to keep Ava and Laryssa safe from the demon and more importantly safe from him. Some of the best conflict comes from the internal battles Leopold and Laryssa have in determining how to deal with their building attraction. Laryssa and Leopold work through their own insecurities, their own personal demons. From time to time, I didn’t know if they would pull everything together. It was like they were always more concerned about the other person, protecting each other from themselves. That unselfish nature wasn’t expected from Leopold, but those walls were cracking. All in all, a very enjoyable weekend of reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book! I couldnt put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Out of all the characters in this series, Leopold is one of my favorites! It seems as though with each book, the storyline gets stronger and better. Thoroughly enjoyed this series. I have only one more book to read and will miss this group and their friends. I look forward to rereading this series perhaps a year from now. Kudos to the author. Definitely a series to take with you on vaycay!
SexyMia125 More than 1 year ago
Leopold is a very dominant vampire and loves to be in control of all things.  Finding a mate will not change that in any shape or form.  He fights the urge to mate with Laryssa despite his attraction to her.  In his attempts to push her way and protect her, he begins to let his guard down.  Leopold is one of the most AMAZING books that I have read.  You feel the emotions and the passion through the author's writing.  Kym does a spectacular job in bring the reader into her world of hot Alphas!
SexyMia125 More than 1 year ago
Leopold is a very dominant vampire and loves to be in control of all things.  Finding a mate will not change that in any shape or form.  He fights the urge to mate with Laryssa despite his attraction to her.  In his attempts to push her way and protect her, he begins to let his guard down.  Leopold is one of the most AMAZING books that I have read.  You feel the emotions and the passion through the author's writing.  Kym does a spectacular job in bring the reader into her world of hot Alphas!
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An amazing story.
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I just love Leo, he's story will pull at your heart strings and it gives you a better understanding of why he is the way he is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every book in this series is great. Big fan
Peachs44 More than 1 year ago
Léopold’s Wicked Embrace is a fabulously entry into the Immortals of New Orleans series. Vamps, action, danger and some old friends make this exciting book my favorite. I know I say every time that this book is my favorite but Ms. Grosso has written probably the best PNR series I have read this year. I original said the best part of this series was the wolves. I think I’m switching sides. Leo, Leo, Leo…you are one bad boy. Wickedly delicious this vamp has got to be the hottest one in the bunch. Léopold is delicious and sexually mischievous especially when it comes to Laryssa. He’s held himself back emotionally for centuries but as his sad back-story is revealed I was able to better understand his motives. He has a animalistic side (in and out of the bedroom) that makes him all man. Laryssa is full of secrets as well. Which, of course, Léopold just has to discover - one of them being she has a naughty submissive side. Whether it's spanking or knocking on her back-door, he has no problem bringing it out in her...even if they are not alone! (Hint-Hint).  This story isn’t all about the sex. There’s a mystery afoot and a sinister being that they need to tackle. Who better equipped to help them but some old friend from the previous books. YAY! I love when that happens. There’s also some exciting new friends that I’ve taken a big shining to. Particularly the big bad (more naughty than bad) wolf, Dimitri. I got to say half way through the book I was hoping he would get his own story. BTW…make sure to read the Epilogue at the end so you can gasp and squeal like I did.  I’d like to say I devoured this book in one sitting but right around 2am I conked out so it did take me two days to finish it. Despite falling asleep, Léopold’s Wicked Embrace is quite the page turner. My BBF’s and I love sitting around talking about the latest from Kym Grosso. I can’t wait to chat up this book. Does everything work out all right in the end? Who gets Ava? Does Sydney make it? So many questions to answer in this awesome book. You are going to love it. Get it and all the other in the series and start reading them now. I received this book from the JeepDiva for the express purposes of an honest review. The opinions and rating of this review are solely mine and in no way was I compensated. Stars– 5, Flames – 4
MHOON1 More than 1 year ago
Mr. Cold, Calm and Collected...Leopold don't play, when he says something he means it.  When he makes a promise he keeps it.  Because he the maker of them all and what he says goes.  A vampire with a conscience when it suits him, lol.  I think he my favorite vamp in the series so far...but keep in mind I've loved each of the main characters in the series so far, lol.  This story has action, adventure, intrigue, mystery, mayhem and passion.  This is a well written story that will keep you sitting there reading until you finish it.  Enjoy this, I did!
Wolf_Girl1 More than 1 year ago
What is not to love?! A hot vampire, a sexy werewolf and a strong woman that rivals the alphas strength. The  Immortals of New Orleans is a must read for anyone who loves a strong alpha male. 
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Nat92 More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books of Kym Grosso! Leopold's story had suspenseful, adventure and let's not forget about the hot and sexy scene between the two of them. This is one of the books that it's hard to put down cause you want to know what happens next. Love this book can't wait until her next book comes out I hope it's soon!!!