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What’s the worst betrayal you can imagine? It doesn’t matter what you just answered. Duchess has done something worse.

Before she killed her husband during a frenzy of vampiric bloodlust, he begged her to honor a single request. She failed him, and she’s been paying for that failure for the last 400 years.

But Duchess’ lost love has finally returned to her. Reincarnated as Chan Wei Yong, the former king’s musketeer is now a hardened CIA undercover agent working in the seedy underbelly of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For people like Duchess and Chan, a happy ending just isn’t in the cards.

Too bad there’s far more at stake than their feelings.

The demon Bael doesn’t care about Duchess’ guilt or Chan’s ugly past. All he cares about is winning the battle against the light. But how can she and Chan wage spiritual warfare against the darkness when they’re both trapped firmly in its hold?

The Circle of Blood series

In another lifetime, six vampires lost their mates - and their mortality - to an unimaginable evil power. Now, if they can’t reunite with the reincarnated souls of their lost loves soon, it may just mean the end of the world.

From USA Today best-selling author R. A. Steffan and fresh new voice Jaelynn Woolf comes a steamy paranormal romance series perfect for adult fans of vampire fiction. Download Circle of Blood Book Five: Lover’s Atonement today and continue the heart-stopping 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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Brilliant

Can't wait for the next book the characters and narration were excellent I would highly recommend this series

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This one is intense you can feel the threads coming together and it just makes me desperate for the last book as this is such a good series. Yes you could listen to just this one and still get what’s going on but the series is definitely worth a listen and it will make this book so much better.

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The plot thickens....

The plot is definitely thickening in what is possibly the penultimate book in the series. In fact the book is less about the romance between Duchess and her soul mate and more about the pieces of the puzzle finally slotting into place.

First off, while each book is stand-alone, the series is best read in sequential order for maximum effect. There is an over-riding theme of good versus evil that gains momentum with each additional book. The authors have created a group of 6 vampires who are creature of darkness that represent good. They were selected for darkness but, thanks to the sacrifice of their soulmates whom they kill, are now the warriors of good. They are also part of a legend foretold of the council of 13 that wins against the darkness. The darkness, Bael is trying hard to prevent the soulmates from reconnecting and creates vortexes of evil around the human soulmate of each vampire, intending to kill the human before they can meet. Each book focuses on one couple as the council of 13 is slowly assembled.

Duchess and Chan carry lifetimes of guilt and pain that prevents them from connecting personally but does not prevent them from working together to address the inherent evil that surround them in Kuala Lumpur. They have a lot to work through but are committed to the fight for good. It is clear that the war is imminent.

I enjoyed this book because I have heard the whole series up to now. This book is not the best out of the lot but I attribute that to necessity of lining up the proverbial ducks before the big showdown coming in the last book. I am looking forward to Snag's story. As the oldest vampire, he marks the beginning and rightfully the end of this struggle.

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

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  • Julie
  • 29-12-19

A royal book, well okay Duchess

I really enjoyed this book. I like R.A.Steffan as a writer, she writes tight clever plots that get you hooked from the first page, so much so that you have get the rest of the books in the series, to find out what happens next for the characters. You can expect plenty of action, romance and trouble and this book certainly delivers. Can't wait to start the next book.
This time it is Duchess' turn to find her soul mate but is she ready? When the group head out to help find a missing man, who was taken by rogue monks, they find more than they bargained for. Tension in the area is high and anymore who speaks out about the monks is taken and locked in cages. The CIA have an agent inside trying to work his way up to free the kidnapped victims and put an end to the monks scare tactics but they hadn't planned for Duchess and her team to make an appearance. But things don't even go to plan for Duchess when she finds out who one of the prisoner's is and who is guarding him. Can Dutchess let go of her past for the team and finally find the peace and happiness she so desperately wants? All before the finale confrontation with Bael?
Gwendolyn is one of my favourite narrators. She gives so much to each reading that you feel the highs and lows along with her and it is worth getting the book just to hear her read it. You also get the added bonus that the story is great too!

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  • sheryl beauchemin
  • 13-11-18

MEMORABLE SERIES CONTINUES TO STAY TIGHT!

I really have NOT liked Duchess in the previous books so I was pleased with her story. She harbored the most guilt about her past relationship with her soul-mate and it almost ruined the entire solidarity of the group and their mission. When she met Chan she was impressed with him as a human but finding out he was her soul-mate changed everything. He was the last person she wanted to encounter and did all she could to deny opening up to him. But as soul-mates, they were fated to unite.
There is a lot of focus on the group and members so I advise reading the books from the beginning. The battle they wage has developed a lot of depth, and vague predictions are steadily becoming clearer as the six Vampires reunite with their destined partners. It is a well thought out story and worth the journey. I cannot wait for book 6.

Gwendolyn Druyor is an excellent voice artist and has carried characters through this series very well.

👍🏻👍🏻TWO THUMBS UP. WOW!

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  • Troublemer(tammy hovey)
  • 13-11-18

Fantastic book.

I love this series and this book did not disappoint. The author has created a fantastic world with a fight for the balance of good and evil. Each book is about the reunion of one of the six vampires that reunite with the one person who sacrifices themselves to save their love one. This is just a step to create the 13 that will bring down the evil. This was Duchess's story. Even though she tried not to be with her soulmate because she felt she had betrayed him, they eventually realize they both had issues and finally unite. I can't wait till next book. If you have not read these, you are missing a wonderful series. The narrator does a fantastic job. She brings the characters to life. I was gifted this book at my request in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Shannon G
  • 07-11-18

Another Excellent Installment!!

This is another excellent installment to a wonderful series! I have loved this series from book one and it hasn't changed a bit since! This series has plenty of action and adventure mixed with a bit of romance. If you enjoy vampire stories then you absolutely have to check out this series! The narration is very well done and I love that Gwendolyn Druyor has been the narrator for all five books! After hearing the first book you cannot imagine another narrator for this series. Overall, a very well written and quite enjoyable collection that sucks you in and doesn't let go!!

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  • Audiobook Enthusiast and Reviewer
  • 30-10-18

This author writes a decent vampire series

I actually picked up this series along time ago and really enjoyed it. The only thing I have to say I dont like is that every single series book changes up the previous 2 characters in a romance base storyline instead of intertwining the past characters in the future titles . I prefer it to be a constant continuation of a story that has romantic aspects within some titles but be primarily an adventurous, nonstop thrilling story. This is a good vampire series and the narrator does a great job.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 28-10-18

I Love this Series!!

This Series is about six vampires who lost their mates - and their mortality - and they have to reunite with their reincarnated mates to prevent the destruction of the world. This is one of my favorites Series. This is the fifth book in the Series, and you must listen to the first books before. I loved the story of the Duchess and Chan, despite the fact that their story were different than the others. This story has it all: entertaining, intriguing, and suspenseful. Now, I can't wait for the last book in the Series, Lovers' Victory, Snag's story! The narration was well done, as always with Gwendolyn Druyor! She has the perfect voice for this paranormal Series. I really enjoyed my listening. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • TU
  • 25-10-18

a great series

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This series has continued to entertain me and maintains a good balance of action and paranormal content with the romance stuff. The narration is well done and kept me thoroughly entertained. Definitely worth picking up this series.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 22-10-18

Lover’s Atonement

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Man, I really love this series. I have been lucky enough to listen to all the books in this series so far and each book is better than the last. Dutches finding her soulmate was a happy yet heartbreaking time. Everyone who reads it will be so happy that she finds her other half, but when we hear what all that she has lost you will definitely be crying throughout her story. I can’t wait for the next book to come out. Even though this book has all the characters from previous books, I feel it could be read as a stand-alone if you wanted, but you definitely should read them all. They’re great!

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 19-10-18

extremely amazing

wow such a wonderful and Powerful world I loved this book so very much every book of this series is wonderful a very enjoyable and fantastically written book this series is absolutely amazing
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  • Sai
  • 13-10-18

An amazing read!

What’s the worst betrayal you can imagine? It doesn’t matter what you just answered. Duchess has done something worse.

What an amazing addition to this lovely series!

It explores the power of love in a world gone mad with hate. And these authors nailed it so brilliantly! Such a remarkable read. Loved every second and every word of it. A fantastic book!

The narrator did a wonderful job! Loved listening to the narrator.