Publisher: ImaJinn Books
Source: owned by the reviewer
Release Date: November 1, 2014
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Blurb from goodreads:
Sinaloa, Mexico . . . haunting deserts, hot nights, and vampires, who’ve been there for hundreds of years, watching from the shadows, playing their games, manipulating humans, and surviving at any cost.
Vincent Kuxim, powerful and charismatic, was made vampire by an ambitious leader looking for soldiers to pave his way to the rule of all Mexico. But more than a century later, Vincent’s Sire is looking over his shoulder as Vincent closes in for the kill, ready to claim the title Lord of Mexico for himself.
Lana Arnold is a bounty hunter, smart, beautiful, and determined to chart her own future. So when the most powerful vampire lord in all of North America enlists her help in tracking down a very old and elusive bloodsucker, Lana sees nothing but opportunity. There’s only one catch. The client wants her to take Vincent—a vampire she neither knows nor trusts—along on her hunt. Then again, maybe it’s herself she doesn’t trust, because Vincent Kuxim is sex walking in a pair of tight black jeans.
Thrown together by circumstance, Vincent and Lana soon find themselves battling an evil they didn’t know existed in a fight that makes Vincent all the more determined to destroy his Sire, seize Mexico for himself . . . and keep Lana by his side forever.
"Vampires in America" is an excellent series and eight books in, it's still fresh. Oh, Reynolds has a formula she uses but the world and the writing are fresh and her world and her vampires are original. Vincent is not a WASP vampires but of Mexican Indian descent and I love that Reynolds has her vampires come from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
The relationship between Vincent and Lana followed the usual pattern - independent, bad-ass female falls for arrogant, cocky, powerful vampire lord; she just can't resist his sexiness and his charisma. For me, the appeal of the story wasn't the romance but the politics, the action, and world that Reynolds has created. That world is detailed, dark but not overwhelmingly so, with strong vampires who are complex, vicious, and ruthless. This story moves forward the overall series story arc and had some twists. "Vincent" is another strong entry in this series and book nine is already on my Kindle, calling my name. If you're new to the series, be sure to start with the first book and read in order.,