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Tempted by a Vampire

Immortal Hearts of San Francisco, Book 1
Written by: Susan Griscom
Narrated by: John York, Julie Walters
Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal

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Publisher's Summary

Cian DeMarco is a talented musician - and a vampire. He's content living the single life in San Francisco, playing with his band at Club Royal each weekend...until he meets a human woman he can't resist. The scent of Magdalena's blood has him completely undone, and he begins to question his felicitous existence when his desire for her grows out of control.

Magdalena De la Rosa and her best friend recently moved to San Francisco. She's started a new job and is living in a gorgeous apartment. Everything is just the way she's imagined...until she ends up at an upscale nightclub and is suddenly swept off her feet by the sexy-as-sin lead singer of the house band.

A temptation they can't resist leads to a future they never imagined, as passion sizzles between the two until a threat from Cian's past returns to wreak havoc on their lives.

Will their love outweigh the reality of what Cian must do to keep Magdalena safe?

©2015 Susan Griscom (P)2019 Susan Griscom

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  • Trudy D
  • 2019-03-01

Fantastic story made even better w/dual narration

I read Tempted by a Vampire a long time ago. I really enjoyed it and made sure to read the rest of the series. The main characters are very likable. They actually have a lot of substance to them-emotions, values, desires, compassion. All of this just adds another layer of quality to the story. The book has changed some since I first read it. Like so many authors, knowing that sex sells, more has been added to please the audience. This is all well and good unless you are like me and listen to audiobooks while cleaning, doing yard work or trying to remove those last stubborn pounds. It works for me as I can easily fall into the pages of the story and live in bliss. It doesn't work so well for my teen son that I did not know could become so many shades of red. The sex must be good to embarrass him so much right??? There was a lot to like about the story. First of all LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Who doesn't like San Francisco? As someone that spent much of her high school years roaming the streets it was great to visit from six hours away. Secondly, who doesn't like a good vampire story. This one has a great group of good vampires. These are the guys you want to call friend and feel safe to hang out with, not worrying they will suck you dry. Making the story scary and a little creepy, okay a lot creepy, was the villianous sire that decided to come back into Kian and Lane's lives. Jules had me shivering and wanting to disinfect. She was just icky. Best of all this was a romance, a forbidden romance. Maggie is new to San Francisco and a human. One look and Kian is hooked even if he shouldn't be. He can't stop himself and soon they are a couple. Don't forget the evil sire is back and she will stop at nothing, and I mean nothing, to get what she wants. She is one selfish lady. This is one HEA that the characters and the reader will really have to work for. I hope you enjoy listening to Tempted by a Vampire. I know I will be listening to the rest of the series, embarrassing my son and loving every minute of the story.

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  • Michelle
  • 2019-02-17

About the performance

loved the book but the narrating could have been better. in my opinion the book has a good storyline but it lost something with the kean narrator though it might just be me.

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  • Wolfrhyme
  • 2020-05-30

Couldn't make it through 10 minutes

Started right out at the beginning to be too much or I just wasn't in the mood

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  • KimberlyReads
  • 2020-02-26

Temptation in Many Forms

The storyline really pulls you in, along with the characters. Enough background brought into the story to give you a scope of the characters lives, which provides depth to who and what they are. The narrators were great, I love the two person reading as it brings so much more to the story. The unknown world of Vampires, Werewolves and Witches I can't wait to read more. I read this book before listening to the audible and it really enhanced it for me.

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  • Marie
  • 2020-02-20

Too New Adult for me, perhaps if I was 18-20

I could care less about Maggie, her bar hopping and poor decision making. There is no way 2 young women could afford an apartment with a Golden Gate bridge view on an entry-level journalist and graphic designer salary. Julie Walters's characterization was whiny and John York's performance was a bit over the top. I deleted the book.

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  • Cfoster00
  • 2020-01-27

Yummy Hot Vamp Loving!

Wow! Tempted by a Vampire is a fantastic steamy hot story and a great start to this delicious smoking hot extremely exciting vampire series! Cian and Magdalena and their smoking hot chemistry along with this intriguing storyline is so addictive that i gobbled it up in one sitting! I’m really looking forward to the other books in the series! Oh and the narrators really did a fantastic job bringing extra heat to this already smoking hot story! I loved it!

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  • MaryLou Hoffman
  • 2019-04-06

CHEMISTRY IN EVERY SYLLABLE

TEMPTED BY A VAMPIRE is the first book in the Immortal Hearts of San Francisco series. They will need to be read in the order of release. Oh! Em! Gee! Blown away!! I am in love with this series already. How soon does the next book release? A little bit about me – I am a white-knuckle driver and this is why I listen to books. They keep me sane and provide safety for me and the other drivers. Not only did this book provide those services, I was smiling for the entire six hours and 26 minutes! I loved the story, the drama, the romance, and the choice of narrators. The chemistry between Cian and Magdalena is steaming through every syllable of this reading. Their friends and their enemies are beautifully written and represented and I can’t wait to find out more about each of them. The dramas and twists are well thought out and kept me entertained from beginning to end. On Facebook, many authors mention they listen to playlists as they write. I swear I could hear the songs playing while this book was being written and they were all classic and wonderful rock songs of San Francisco. Yes, I loved this too. (Days later, I'm still humming "when the lights go down in the city,...) Narration: John York and Julie Walters are both wonderful narrators with clear voices and they give great drama. The topper is John York’s accent. Let’s face it, American girls are suckers for a British accent (or Aussie, or French, or…). I look forward to hearing from either one of these narrators again. Note: While I received this book as a gifted audiobook copy, my opinions are my own and are given freely. Title: TEMPTED BY A VAMPIRE Series: Immortal Hearts of San Francisco #1 Category /Genre: Paranormal Romance Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content Listenability: NSFW Received from: Susan Griscom (as an Audible gifted copy)

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  • Sheri M.
  • 2019-03-30

Lovely

Lovely story and nicely written. The narrators did a great job and I enjoyed how the chapters alternated between the two main characters. I wouldn't have minded a little more conflict throughout the story.

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  • Shylock
  • 2019-03-23

Fantastic Book!

I love this book. It is a well thought out story with greatly created characters. The unexpected twists in the plot were very enjoyable. The duet narration brought vivid life to the characters. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Melvena Asa
  • 2019-03-19

Tempted by a Vampire

Awesome Loved it. Definitely a series I want more of. The audio of this was way beyond what I expected. The dual voices is a great way to listen to it. This book kept me on the edge of my seat. Twist I never saw coming that kept me very intrigued.