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Summary

When you're mated to an immortal vampire, love is forever. Literally.

In another lifetime, six vampires lost their mates - and their mortality - to an unimaginable evil power. Despite the veil of death separating them, the strength of love draws them together across the ages. But now, if they can’t reunite with the reincarnations of their lost soulmates soon, it may just mean the end of the world.

From the Big Easy to the ancient island of Cyprus and the ritual-steeped nation of Haiti, follow the nightwalkers who are all that stand between humanity and chaos as they try to gather together the prophesied Council of Thirteen. Six vampires. Six reincarnated mates. And... the mysterious Other. Without the Council, the world will fall to darkness and become a wasteland haunted by the undead. But the demon who covets dominion over humanity will stop at nothing to thwart the vampires on their quest.

In the eternal battle between Light and Darkness, love may be the greatest weapon... or the greatest weakness.

From USA Today bestselling author R. A. Steffan and fresh new voice Jaelynn Woolf comes a steamy paranormal romance series perfect for adult fans of vampire fiction. Get Circle of Blood: Books 1 - 3 today and dive into the first half of a heart-stopping, six-audiobook journey that explores the power of love in a world gone mad with hate.

©2018 R. A. Steffan (P)2018 R. A. Steffan

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  • Shh
  • UK
  • 26-10-18

Circle of blood

So the first 2 books are narrated really well but Gwendolyn has no idea of an Aussie accent really very poor and annoying, but don’t let it put you off the stories, which are about the vamps finding their soulmates who have been reincarnated. It’s a good premise for the books and tells of a prophecy of 13 vamps defeating the ultimate evil that is the daemon Bael so we know that the stories are following the same theme I look forward to the next 3 and hope there are no more dodgy accents lol..

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Avoid

Really boring and pathetic. Don't waste your time or credits on this, it's not worth it.

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It surprised me

I think the blurb or the overview of these books is written poorly because yes it is boy meets girl, typical vampire teen book, fate and true love and all that stuff but it is written far better and it surprised me because I bought this thinking it was a Twilight type of book but it is so much better than I had expected and it has left me wanting to know what happens next.
The fake accents annoy me though. I understand why they needed to be added to the story but it is a bit off putting especially when it comes to the Australian and British accents.

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Different

These 3 books in the circle of blood were pretty good. I enjoyed the different take on vampires. The narration did grate on me at first but when I got into the story I didn’t mind it so much.

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Excellent

I loved every minute of this series.
The plot is different and very intriguing. I love the idea of the vampires needing to find their lost soul mate in order to defeat evil. I loved how much action and suspense were in these novels. The excitement level was quite high and the romance was hot.
I thought the narrator did an excellent job and I wouldn't hesitate to pick up more titles narrated by her.
A very enjoyable series and I look forward to picking up the rest of the titles in the series because I am hooked!

I voluntarily reviewed a copy provided by the author at my own request.

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Dark, dramatic tussle between good and evil!

This audiobook is the first three books in the Circle of Blood series. While these books fall in the paranormal romance genre, that category does not do it justice. The stories are action packed, dramatic and dark with a bit of suspense and magic thrown in for good measure.

Through the centuries 6 vampires have been created by the demon, Bael. These 6 vampires are his greatest failures and the start of his end. There is prophecy that a council of 13 will put an end to Bael's darkness and destruction. As the time approaches for Bael's end, the world goes into chaos and from this chaos emerge the mates of these 6 vampires. Each book focuses on 1 specific vampire finding and claiming his or her mate. In the meantime the growing coven of vampires must battle their enemy.

The overall theme of the series is the age-old tussle between good and evil, dark and light, so on. However not all darkness is evil and vampires, while creatures of the night, are not evil, bloody sucking, night walkers. Well, they are actually bloody-sucking night walkers and they were created by evil. But what they really represent is what happens to evil when it is intercepted by love and recreated into something new.

I like that the books are all connected. While the romance in each story is complete, the larger theme is given equal emphasise and transcends the limits of a single book. There is always a suggestion of what might happen next and I am certainly looking forward to reading or listening to how the plot continues. So far the series has taken us from New Orleans to Damascus and then to Haiti. Where will the characters go next? And assuming that the original 6 members plus their 6 mates are part of the Council of 13, where will the 13th member come from? All questions I am eagerly awaiting the answers for!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • sunshine
  • 20-08-18

difficult

I love books that have to do with vampire werewolves anything that has to do with a shapeshifter. and even though this book is like 27 hours I just had a hard time finishing it. I like the storyline how evil is coming out and turning people into like dead zombies and taking their souls. I also would like that the vampires in defining there are soulmates who sacrifice for them. but I just felt like the book kept repeating itself I kind of turned out most of the time I just felt like the book was okay and it took me forever to finish this book. it really does have a great potential the narrator did an amazing job and changing her voice to all these characters and that's something I really did enjoy.
I felt these vampires were really weak. they could become owls or mist but they can't carry another human.... I really do want to listen to the last two books but I don't think I'm going to I just don't have time to tune out half of the story.

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  • jean doe
  • 03-11-18

Reincarnations..

This bundle centers around love, lost love, and reincarnations.

Overall, a well thought out story line with intriguing characters and

a love that surpasses everything.

I would be interested in more books relating to this bundle.

Gwendolyn Druyor did well with the narration.

Note:
"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

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  • Nomi
  • 21-07-18

❤️

The whole vampire thing is getting kind of old. It’s all been done before. Still the story was interesting. And I enjoyed the characters. Excellent narration was part of what kept my interest.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Romance junkie
  • 10-07-18

Fantastic Paranormal Action, Suspense and Romance

This series provides all the aspects that keep a story moving and evolving..drawing you in to read/listen to each and every moment. The saddest of what each H must endure, the heroine they must find..the time limitations...Each unique and heart aching story is fantastic. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SERIES.
Wonderful to find a new series to look forward to as each story evolves.
The narrator did a great job..had ver wanting to stop to sleep, work or turn the audio off.
Can’t wait for the next experience!

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  • G C
  • 21-05-18

You Have to Read This!

I loved this story. The plot puts a new twist on vampires! The narration gives that extra flair to the books. This author gives you great detail with her character builds. A job well done! I will definitely be reading the rest of the books in this series. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Katie Clark
  • 19-11-18

A unique and action-packed paranormal romance.....

Circle of Blood is a six book series that is combined into two bundles. With over 50 hours of listening included, it is well worth the two credits required to purchase all six books. Although each book covers a different couple and could be read as a standalone, I would recommend listening to the entire series. The authors create an overall story arc that is developed further in each book, and the friendship between the original six characters grows stronger as each one finds and claims his/her fated mate.

Steffan and Woolf do an amazing job of world-building - adding just the right amount of detail without getting bogged down in minutia. They have a unique take on the vampire genre, including that they transform into owls and require the sacrifice of a loved one to turn into a vampire rather than a vombie. In each book, one of the original six vampires is reunited with the fated mate that sacrificed his/her self. This is a journey of not only falling deeply in love with the reincarnated mate, but also of accepting forgiveness and redemption. Combine all of these emotions and passions with an epic battle against evil, and you have a powerful, incredibly enjoyable read.

Gwendolyn Druyor does a superb job with the narration. Not only does she clearly differentiate between all the characters, she handles multiple international accents with ease. She flawlessly switches accents from Russian to French to British to Haitian to Oriental, all while infusing the right level of emotion for every scene. This is truly a performance that shouldn't be missed.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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  • Heather North
  • 08-07-18

Amazing PNR listen!

Fantastic vampire series! Plenty of action, lots of humor, and great characters made this a very entertaining listen. Amazing narrator too, she had unique voices for each character and put so much emotion into her performance. Can’t wait to listen to the rest of this series! I received a review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Troublemer
  • 23-06-18

Great books

This series has a great story line. Each book had unique way that each of the vampires meet their soul mates.. These books remind of Black Dagger Brotherhood who fights the evil lesser's where these vampires fight the mindless undead puppets for the evil demon Bael. He wants to destroy the world and make it his, He is pure evil.. According to a prophecy a council of 13 vampires will be his down fall. However, there is only 6 vampires. Where are the other 7? I look forward to reading/listening to Xander's story. I hope it will be in audio book form soon. The narrator did a great bringing each character to life. She did a great job with the different accents of each of the characters. I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review. However, these books are worth a credit or the money you would spend. They are truly great books. I am most definitely hooked.

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  • Jennifer K.
  • 20-06-18

Dark PNR romance

Vampires, demons, zombies, nuclear weapons and werewolves just in the first 3 books. A prophecy to to figure out and soul mates to find. The romance portion is hot. Each person/vampire has to deal with not only their personal demons but also pure evil at its worst to find out the good.

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  • alias11
  • 13-06-18

Absolutely Fantastic!

This is an absolutely fantastic paranormal romance bundle! This volume includes the first three stories in the "Circle of Blood" series. The world is well-developed and detailed, and the characters are complex and compelling. I enjoyed the unique take on vampires as saviors trying to rescue humans from the demon Bael and his dark legions. The series follows a coven of vampires, escapees from Bael's attempt to turn them into his warriors, as they reconnect with the souls of those who sacrificed themselves to foil Bael. The audiobook is full of action, danger, violence, and romance. The story of Della and Trey is my favorite so far, but I can't wait to hear the stories of Xander and the others.

The narration by Ms. Druyor is wonderful. She provides distinct voices for each character, and is an expert at matching her narration to the emotions being expressed by the characters. I have never heard another narrator who emotes so powerfully.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.