This was a great fresh take on the vampire world. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to the second book! The fight scenes in this book are well thought out and had me on the edge of my seat rooting for the good guys! The love scenes weren't as graphic as I'm use too but they gave me butterflies all the same. I actually really enjoyed them and the sparks between Michel and Luce were through the roof.
I do detect a possible love triangle coming, between Michel, Luce, and Nero. I could be way This was a great fresh take on the vampire world. I could be way off though, it was just a feeling that I got from the attraction that Luce and Nero felt for one another. I loved the origionality of the vampire having his "kindred" half out in the world called Nosferatin. When the Nosferatin turns 25, they come into their powers and have one month to find a vampire to bond with or they will die.
Of course, it turns out that Luce bonds with Michel before her 25th birthday and she is safe from dying. She later finds out that there are others out there the same as her and Nero ends up coming to her through dream walking and teaching her the ways of there people. This is the gist of the story, of course there is so much more to it.
It is just so refreshing to have new ideas in a vampire story. I find because there are so many vampire stories out there, they get to be very similiar in style. To find a book that is unique is very refreshing. My only complaint was that it was a bit slow at getting started. I recommend this to anyone who loves a good vampire love story that is full of action and lots of good characters. This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
View all 3 comments. At its heart Kindred is a romance story, that just happens to feature sexy vampires, vampire hunters, and a kindred connection between the two never before seen.
Kindred (Kindred, #1) by Nicola Claire
For more information about the Kindred World, please visit my website: I was in a book funk when i stumbled upon this book and i can't believe what a revelation it was,it tore me right out of my funk and plunged me into this new amazing world. I'm happy to have found this breath of fresh air,it's an enticingly original story full of passion,action,romance,suspence and humor.
I've found myself laughing,crying and holding my breath throughout the entire book. Lucinda the main character is funny,witty,loyal and a kick-ass heroine and her male interest is Michel,powerful I was in a book funk when i stumbled upon this book and i can't believe what a revelation it was,it tore me right out of my funk and plunged me into this new amazing world. Lucinda the main character is funny,witty,loyal and a kick-ass heroine and her male interest is Michel,powerful vampire and Master of the city.
It's not the usual vampire story and i was captivated by it and immensely surprised and also relieved to find myself reading something new. I can't wait to read the rest of series and be swept away in new adventures. Nicola Claire,you're a genius. Feb 19, Hailee haibooklovers rated it did not like it. This one is gonna have to be a DNF for me.
Usually when I read paranormal romance I can overlook the occasional grammatical mistake or awkwardly worded sentence. But gracious me, this is beyond the pale. I found myself editing sentences My other struggle was the main character I am aiming more towards 4. I must admit, I wasn't sure I was going to like this book. When I first started reading, my mind was screaming at what seemed to be shoddy writing. That was merely just due to the few too many "run-on" like sentences.
I also wasn't real amused with the way that Luce would speak to the reader or herself, however you want to look at it. I read on and my swift opinions drastically changed as I really got into it. My heart always goes out to the wanna be good boy, ba I am aiming more towards 4. My heart always goes out to the wanna be good boy, bad boys. Which of course led me to fall for Michel right away. You knew from the very beginning that there would eventually be more than just sparks between Luce and Michel, despite Luce's aversion due to Michel being of "dark" and her of "light".
That alone had me wanting to read more to find out how their relationship was going to go. Michel the big bad ass master vampire, seems to be so overtaken by Luce. He wants so badly to be joined with Luce and you can so easily tell its always more than just because of the power. I was ecstatic to watch the relationship bloom and turn in to something deeper without having to wait several books down the line. Luce also has to be one of my favorite leading ladies.
It's a pleasure to see a young woman with such fight in her. For a vampire hunter, it's expected, but there seems to be so much more. I love the way she dresses and the attitude she carries. She isn't arrogant, despite what she knows she is capable of. Luce allows her emotions to effect her actions but she handles it with intelligence when making decisions. I love Luce with Michel and I hope she never gives up on trying to bring him to the light despite her worries. I also would like her to keep her thoughts off Nero though. Michel is a sweetheart when it comes to her and I think that even with added power to the mix, he will prevail in the way of Luce.
This book was different and I loved it. The personalities of all characters shone through and made me feel quite attached. Even to other vampires like Bruno ;. The storyline had me never wanting to put this book down and I can't wait to see where it goes from here. I'm just dying to see the more twists that will be occurring with Michel and Luce. I know there will be. I just hope I get a happy ending with them. It was fun and interesting to read, but I was often questioning the heroines behavior and train of thought.
Things didn't completely make sense. IMHO an author should be in control of the emotions the reader gets while reading I doubt my confused emotions were premeditated. I thought this was a fantastic read. Loved the characters and I look forward to reading the rest of the series to see where it goes! I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves paranormal reading. I have just one complaint about this book — the cover. It makes me think some romcom type fantasy will be inside.
With that said, every other single part of this book was terrific. And a Master Vampire in her corner, which she is only just realizing exactly what that means. She is tough and strong, both in body and mind. She is fighting for the greater good. With most characters their likeability factor with me can ebb and flow, but with Lucinda I was totally into her the entire way through. And Michel, well, he is all types of wonderful.
I really loved his character. And then there is something coming along to bring these two characters together in a way that will make them inseparable, and liable for eachother. I am not going to get too in depth on that because its not listed in the blurb. But it really is the main focus of the book. It was an amazing and unique twist, and its results were literally breathtaking when Michel and Luce would give in to their base needs. And good luck for us, it was often. The two of them together felt so right and magical, it was absolutely the biggest draw in the book for me, personally.
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This book has a lot of action. I mean seriously, a lot. Some of it was chemistry, some was sexual heat, and a lot of it was good ol fashion battle action. A lot of things happened in these pages. There are several kidnappings, a friendship in danger, and a budding romance that is all consuming. I was excited through every page, no skimming or reading fast through this one. Every page had something new and exciting. Of course I adored the main characters, but the secondary characters that came and went, or stayed, were all fantastic and lively.
I definitely recommend this book, and I think you need to read it!! Looking on Goodreads, I can see this series is up to book eight, so I am very far behind. But I am definitely going to read every book in this series — its that good. I've rated it higher and not lower because I truly believed in the promise of the series. I really like covers that I can try to get a feeling of the book and such a fast-paced book like this could not be guessed by its cover. I really love the heroine, she alone would be a 5 stars IMO. Luce was a do-it-my-way-or-no-way-at-all type of girl.
A take charge heroine with some insecurities hidden very well. I really enjoy It's a 3. I really enjoyed the hero, a tall-dark-and-dangerous master vamp, but for an alpha male he gave in too much for Luce. So, I guess he would be a 4 stars hero. Nicola Claire created an amazing world for her book.
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Vampires, vampires-hunters, shifters, dream-walkers, it had a little of everything beautifully crafted. This world, promise us readers a great future in her series. Her plot, was good, but the book needed some editing IMO. A bit too long! At times too repetitive. Impressions and opinion I didn't like the ending. Even though I know it has 2 more books, it was too abrupt.
I also believe that the heroine's power were too much, very unbelievable if there is such a thing within a PNR book.
I love to read threesome, but the promise of a threesome in this series didn't really work for me. I really got stuck with that Alpha Master Vamp! Noway he would allowed room for it! I'm so excited about the future of this series that I went over and bought the other 2 books! If you like PNR with kick-ass heroine, alpha-master-vamp and a world full of surprises, I believe you would like this read. Not sure what I think about this one, it was definitely too long, there was a very clear point about half way through where the story almost changes that would have been the perfect place to separate into 2 books.
There were definitely good things about this book, the writing was slick, the story was grabbing and the world building was unique and shows definite promise for more. The supernatural beings had me wanting more and I really liked the premise of the nosferatin. The heroine seemed groun Not sure what I think about this one, it was definitely too long, there was a very clear point about half way through where the story almost changes that would have been the perfect place to separate into 2 books.
The heroine seemed grounded in reality and it all seemed credible in a world where humans knew nothing about them. On the downside this took me a very long time to read, I didn't find myself thinking about the characters in between reading as I often do so they didn't quite 'grab' me.
I'm also not really sure I like Luce or her inner dialogue and Michel left me often confused. I found it irritating that her inner dialogue was telling her something which one moment she instantly trusted and the next she discarded without a second thought. I see there are plenty more books in the series so I have yet to decide whether to buy the next or not. Like people not everyone can get on, I'm not sure Lucinda is for me.
I can see how many people would really enjoy it however. This book was recommended by a friend, I'd had it on my kindle for years but the cover kept putting me off. I'd never even got as far as checking the reviews I just couldn't get past the cover but now it had been recommended I checked the reviews and started reading and now I'm kicking myself for waiting so long.
I wasn't sure at first that I was actually going to like Lucinda, in my case she took a bit of getting used to. Michel however I just loved, there's just something about a hot sexy vampi This book was recommended by a friend, I'd had it on my kindle for years but the cover kept putting me off. Michel however I just loved, there's just something about a hot sexy vampire and in this case there's the French accent thrown it as well, irresistible.
This is a different vampire book and there's so much here, in fact it actually felt like two books and could easily have been. Lucinda is a vampire hunter, it's something she felt compelled to do and when she started she was just going with her gut but now she's trained and ready and busy, in fact she's never been so busy something is changing and Lucinda seems to be right in the middle of it.
Where would a vampire romance be without a hot handsome vampire, Michel is the year old eligible bachelor who seems very interested in Lucinda, but then he's not alone. Throw in some shifters, more vampires and some Nosferatin and you're in for an entertaining read. Kindred is a wonderful vampire story. It is about Lucinda Monk finding out she is a vampire hunter, and all of a sudden she finds out several things about herself by the Master vampire of the city, Michael.
Lucinda is a wonderful character. But Lucinda is a lot different. She doesn't know anything about her heritage.
And she knows she's falling for a vampire who she's not sure she completely trusts. She also knows now that if she d Kindred is a wonderful vampire story.
She also knows now that if she doesn't join with a vampire it could be the end for her. I do not want to spoil it so I will not say more about that. I thought Michael was very interesting. However, I also did not trust him, I get this weird feeling about it and I am scared for Lucinda, well for her heart. And I do not like how they both seem to let other's touch them, and be close to them it bugged me since they were suppose to be together. I also didn't like the fact that Michael and Lucinda had "joined" basically married, yet the didn't act like they were married.
And it didn't explain if that meant that they weren't to be with other people or not. It really bugged me that that wasn't explained in very much detail. Overall the book was really good, and I can not wait to read more. Really enjoyed this first book in a series about a vampire hunter set in New Zealand. Lucinda Monk is approaching her 25th birthday and she is a member of an almost extinct group of supernaturals. She is a vampire hunter by night and a bank teller during the day. The city's master vampire Michel is attracted to her and wants to have her as his Kindred.
As with any first in a series there is a lot of world building but so enjoyable to read. Having never been to New Zealand I can picture it thanks Really enjoyed this first book in a series about a vampire hunter set in New Zealand. Having never been to New Zealand I can picture it thanks to the authors descriptions of the country and urban settings. Not only are there vampires and vampires hunters but also shapeshifters in the form of Taniwhas, based on New Zealand Maori folklore.
I really enjoyed the thought and detail that went into the story. Michel is a strong sexy vampire and any woman would have a difficult time resisting him and his charm. Lots of romance and steamy scenes. Definitely swoon worthy material. I didnt connecct with him. I am not sure why I just didnt like him as much as other vampires I have read about. Bones from Night huntress series There is great action, romance, humour and great writing in this story. Great start to a new series and glad to report that there are 8 books in this series.
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Will continue with the series. After having read and really enjoyed Sweet Seduction Sacrifice, was interested in trying out another book by Ms. Unfortunately didn't like this one as much. Nicola does a great job in crafting a very detailed story and wrapping up a lot of loose ends, but this one almost had too much detail for me and had me struggling to follow along at times with the new vocabulary alone. I also didn't get as invested in the characters for some reason.
However, great suspense in having once again multip After having read and really enjoyed Sweet Seduction Sacrifice, was interested in trying out another book by Ms. However, great suspense in having once again multiple plot lines to keep you on the edge of your seat. However non-Vampire novels from Ms. Claire I am looking forward to continuing to sample. An interesting spin on the vampire lore. I really liked Lucinda - she is no-nonsense, down-to earth kind of a girl who just happen to be a vampire slayer.
In the company of Buffy's and Anita's , Lucinda holds her own. Highly enjoyable, looking forward to next installment. Free today at Amazon US! Aug 28, Judi Easley rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I am voluntarily providing an honest review in which all opinions are fully my own. I am not being compensated in any way. It turned out to be a fun one, too.
The world and magic were well-done. He was formerly in Paris. He came to New Zealand looking for someone special. Lucinda Monk is that someone special. She has no training and no information. Michel has his allies in Jock, Enrique, and Alessandra. Three more master vamps. Luce maneuvers him into an accord with the ghouls to help. And the Taniwhas, shapeshifters, add their support for Lucinda from an old alliance. All the way to the end he seems to shift back and forth with his trustworthiness.
He gets a whole lot of power from her. He has plans for the power. If you like vampires, do check this one out. Mar 04, Sammy rated it liked it Shelves: I have very mixed feelings about this book My review as posted on http: Kindred is the first book in the Kindred Series by Nicola Claire. WOW, what a start! I love the character of Lucinda Monk. She is a feisty, kick ass, vampire hunter. Lucinda knows she is a vampire hunter with supernatural abilities.
However, she does not know why she is different and why she feels a pull toward vampires preying on innocent humans. Throughout the book, Lucinda makes discoveries about her family history and her fate. Te My review as posted on http: I really enjoyed her internal monologue and her sense of humor. Now, what can I say about Michel? Sexy, Sexy, Sexy Vampire! He is the master vampire, who feels a connection to Lucinda.
His goal is to protect Lucinda and make her his. Michel is the Master Vampire of the city, he originated from France, had a pet name for Lucinda and was determined to make Lucinda join with him. He is a Taniwha shape shifter. This type of shape shifter is original to me. In so many books, the shape shifter is a werewolf. I wish you would train me! Her description of him is so intriguing. I appreciated the glossary of terms provided by Claire. It enhanced the reading experience because I understood the terminology being used. It also allowed me to easily flip back to refresh my memory, as needed.
I highly recommend this book to adults. The writing flowed nicely and kept me wanting more. I found myself staying up late to read. When I finished the book, it remained with me. I would find myself daydreaming about the characters and the Kindred world. Special thanks to Nicola Claire for providing me with a copy of The Kindred for review. Looking forward to staying up late and reading the other books in the series. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I give this book a 3.
I also lost the plot every now and then with the sudden jump from one event to the other. Luce is great, and kick-ass, if not a little slow to trust. I liked her relationship with Rick and the Taniwha. It kinda reminded me of Bel I give this book a 3. He really should have shown more loyalty. I did not like Nero trying to get in on the action. He chose his road long ago, and maybe he did it for the good of the people, but it was still his choice. He made his bed and should sleep in it. The story line is good, the Nosferatu and the Nosferatin have a history and that history teaches them that they need each other.
So one should not feel superior to the other. The dream walking is cool, and I like the fact that she can glaze the vamps. I am curious to see what all her powers are going to be. Will defiantly check out book two. I hope she realizes soon that loving someone and joining with them, does not make you weaker, but stronger. Besides, I like a guy who know which side his bread is buttered. Love is a two way street. This is an honest review given in exchange for reading the book. There were a few errors, but nothing that detracted from the overall story. Bank teller by day, vampire hunter by night: Lucinda Monk has led an unusual life since she moved to Auckland and found out about the city's supernatural side, and it's about to get a lot stranger and more dangerous.
Turns out she's not as human as she thought. Instead, Lucinda is what's called a Nosferatin, a species meant to enter into symbiotic bonds with a vampire - or die shortly after their 25th birthday. Since hers is coming up in a few weeks, Luce is less than thrilled, especially since Bank teller by day, vampire hunter by night: Since hers is coming up in a few weeks, Luce is less than thrilled, especially since she's suddenly got a bunch of vampires wanting to join with her on her ass.
One of them and probably the lesser evil is Michel, the old and powerful Master of the City who is essentially Jean-Claude from the Anita Blake series, right down to the cheesy French petnames, except even more of a pushy, controlling ass IMO. Then temptation appears in the form of a hedonist playboy vampire, who does not play by the rules. Lucinda must decide if this new seductive attraction is the correct path for her heart, or the vampire she is tied to for life is her one true love.
With such delectable men in her world, you'd think life would be a breeze. But there are whispers of a Prophecy and even Darker days ahead. Lucinda may believe she belongs to no one, but there are those who seek to control her. And she may not have a say in that at all.
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This series is complete and includes the following titles: Gregor certainly throws Lucinda off balance in a delicious way. I truly love the way Michel, Luce, and Gregor must interact to get out of Paris alive. I can't wait to see how this complicated triangle unfolds. I would definitely recommend this author to others.