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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Alpha Male Diner: DB Reynolds

The diner is open again and serving up vampire. D.B. Reynolds was kind enough to whip up a little something, something called Raphael. I've read his book and he is old school powerful and all alpha...  

RAPHAEL (Vampire)
Recipe created by D. B. Reynolds
VAMPIRES in AMERICA: BETRAYED (Cyn & Raphael Novella #1)

1 soul, black as a raven’s breast
1 pure heart, slightly distressed
1 pair of genuine onyx eyes, must gleam silver when properly stimulated
1 cup of get-the-fuck-out-of-my-face
2 brimming cups of arrogance
2 spilling-over cups of possessiveness
4 cups of pure, raw power
A pinch of humor
A dash of excellent style

Mix well, and marinate for a few hundred years. And then keep your distance.

Makes one 6 foot, 4 inch hunk of primal male Vampire Lord, who will kill anyone who touches what’s his, especially if her name is Cyn.

Taste test
warning this dish is spicy!

Raphael slammed his mouth over hers, yanking her up against his body and tightening his arm around her waist to hold her there. Cyn fought briefly, mostly for form, he thought, as the always burning attraction between them grabbed hold of her just as it did him. She softened almost immediately, her mouth opening beneath his, her arms going around his neck as she crushed her breasts against his chest.

Raphael slid his fingers under the edge of her sweater and wrenched it upward, releasing her long enough to tug it over her head and throw it aside. He bent his head to her breasts, their soft, golden mounds swelling out of the lace cups of her bra. He sucked fiercely on one of her nipples through the lace, biting down hard enough that Cyn hissed, her fingernails scraping his skull where she held his head in place, arching forward to offer herself to his mouth.

Raphael ripped the front clasp of her bra open, his hands coming up to cup her breasts, his thumbs thrumming her nipples into rigid peaks.

“Take this off,” Cyn rasped, ripping at his sweater before her hands dropped to the snap on his jeans. “These, too,” she demanded.

Raphael laughed, delighted at her response to him. No matter how angry she was, no matter how angry he was, this was always there. This passion between them that threatened to burn them alive sometimes. This was something she had with no other male. He would never permit it, even if she desired it. She was his, now and always, and he would prove that to her once again tonight.

Want more of this yummy vamp? You can read his book, Raphael, the first in the Vampires in America series or get a taste of him in this novella that is also a lead in to Reynolds book #6 in the series, Lucas.

Love, the ache in your heart when you meet the one. It can take you to soaring heights; and it can leave you bleeding in the wreckage. Loyalty, the thing which binds a Vampire Lord to his children for eternity ... unless it rots from within, birthing hatred. Betrayal, it comes in many forms and from many sources ... love ... loyalty ... betrayal. War has come to the North American vampires, and Vampire Lords are reaching across territorial lines to strengthen allies and weaken enemies. The most powerful Lord of them all, Raphael, could change the course of the war and determine who raises the final banner of victory. But at what price? And will his mate, Cyn, be the one to pay it?
D.B.Reynolds online
Vampires in America Series
Betrayed (Cyn/Raphael novella #1)
Lucas (Oct. 2012)


  1. I like the arrogance and the get the f out of my face ingredients. Enjoyable post. Great excerpt. thanks for sharing
    Debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. I like the arrogance and the possessiveness about Raphael the most. I had read all of the books in the series and can't wait for Lucas.

  3. i like this recipe!

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  4. I love the Vampires of America books and have them all. Can't wait for Lucas and would love to get Betrayed!!! I like this one: 2 spilling-over cups of possessiveness. What is his, is his and god forbid anyone try to take it.

  5. Lol, that sure is a great recipe. My favourite ingredient: 2 brimming cups of arrogance. I sure do believe that of an ancient vampire!

    Of course I am a follower of the flock.

    auriansbooks at gmail dot com

  6. Great Post!!! I wish I could really cook me up some Raphael!!! YUM!!

  7. brimming cups of arrogance... Ever since I read this, it has become my favorite series... I love how Raphael is all arrogant and strong and Cyn just melts him to the core with her witty, intelligent and strong character!!!!

  8. Oh, do give me 4 cups of pure, raw power! I LOVE this recipe as I do Raphael and all the ViA. DB, you rock!

  9. I stuck between 3 of them. I like these: 2 spilling-over cups of possessiveness,
    4 cups of pure, raw power, and A pinch of humor. Thanks for sharing! Sounds good!
    GFC: shadow_kohler
    Email subscriber

  10. hmm...eyes, arrogance, possessiveness - hmm all

  11. 1 cup of get the f.. and 4 cups of pure, raw power. Delicious and decadent recipe, just like the books.I can't believe I have not heard of this author before. Off to stalk:)

  12. I love the 4 cups of power! So hot :) A gret recipe - can't wait to read it.

  13. 1 pair of genuine onyx eyes, must gleam silver when properly stimulated... mmmmmm....yummy!

  14. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this series! Love the recipe. I think I need to borrow the 1 cup of get-the-fuck-out-of-my-face ingredient.

    Thanks so much!

    GFC: Maria pronounced Mariah

    mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

  15. Hi
    I like all! But if I must pick one it will be 1 pure heart, slightly distressed.
    Thanks for the giveaway! I'd like to read more abour Raphael and Cyn.

    GFC follower DANIELA

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

  16. A pinch of humor

    I follow via email.


  17. Hi I love the 1 cup of get-the-fuck-out-of-my-face.HA!

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  19. I like the 1 pure heart, slightly distressed with a pinch of humor. Yep, I love me some tortured heros!

    urbangirlreader(at) gmail (dot) com

    Forgot to add GFC Follower - Sherri W

  20. I have to love his pure heart as well as his onyx eyes, Love the Vampires in America series. Carin mawmom at gmail dot com
    I follow GFC Carin, email, FB

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  22. shelita17smith(at)gmail(dot)com

    Fave ingredient: 1 heart slightly distressed

  23. I´m a sucker for the 2 spilling-over cups of possessiveness *rawr* i´d love for him to sweep me off my feet =)

    best wishes, Linda
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

  24. I love this receipe....fav ingredient: 2 spilling over cup of possessiveness...Congrats on release

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  25. I love the idea of my own receipe, and my favorite ingrdient is those onyx eyes.
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  26. All are great in combo. But I really like A pinch of humor


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  27. One pure heart ,slightly distressed.....

  28. contest closed!!! winner is Nae!!! I will be sending you an email.