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Turned by Virna DePaul
Series: Belladonna Agency, Book 1
Published by Bantam on 2014-04-01
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense
Reviewed by Miranda
Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul's new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand. Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden. But there are creatures who refuse to play by the rules. Ever since he was turned, FBI special agent Ty Duncan has had one mission: bring rogue vampires to justice. As a recruiter for Belladonna, a shadow agency formed to keep vampires in check, Ty must tap Ana Martin, a troubled ex–gang member and one of the few mortals who can infiltrate places that his kind and the law cannot. From their first encounter, Ty fights a hunger to make Ana his own. When Ty claims to have information about Ana's missing sister, Ana has no choice but to trust this captivating stranger who awakens her deepest desires. But as she and Ty climb the heights of pleasure and passion, an enemy is conspiring to destroy them both. Can Ana help Ty find his humanity in a love that could heal them both, or will their passion lead them into a darkness impossible to escape?Advance praise for Turned “If you're looking for a hot, sexy, emotional read, Virna DePaul delivers!”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner“A captivating start to a fascinating new series with a hero that's to die for.”—Bestselling author Rhyannon Byrd “Virna DePaul creates yummy alpha heroes.”—New York Times bestselling author Tina Folsom“With Turned, Virna DePaul delivers a sexy and exciting new take on the vampire novel, one that comes complete with a kick-ass heroine and a to-die-for hero. I can't wait for the sequel!”—Tracy Wolff, bestselling author of Ruined“Turned is intense, intricate, and insomnia inducing (plan to stay up way too late!). Virna DePaul puts the awesome in the awesomesauce of paranormal romance.”—Joyce Lamb, curator, USA Today's Happy Ever After“The chemistry between the two was great and made for some very sexy scenes.”—Fresh Fiction“This book has everything you could want and so, so much more!”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews“Turned is an intriguing story with flawed characters who I connected with immediately. Fans of paranormal romance rejoice, here's a compelling new series to sink your teeth into.”—Harlequin Junkie
FBI Special Agent Ty Duncan was brutally turned into a vampire. Now he is learning to deal with the day-to-day life as a vampire. It has not been easy but one thing keeps him going; bringing to justice the rogue vampires. Ty is working with the Belladonna Agency and his first assignment is to recruit the beautiful Ana Martin.
Ana Martin is an ex-gang member that has finally gotten her life together. But it is rapidly taken away from her when Ty enters her life with news of the sister she hasn’t seen in years. Ana will do anything to find her sister including join the Belladonna Agency and train to become a spy.
Ty and Ana must work together to bring down the rogue vampires. Will their feelings for each other get in the way of their mission and possibly cost them their lives?
Virna DePaul marries explosive passion and a fiery plotline in Turned. Ty is struggling with his new vampire status. His feelings are strong and out-of-control. When he is tasked with bringing Ana into the Belladonna Agency all of his emotions focus on her. His desire heats the pages of Turned drawing him closer to Ana. Upon their first meeting it is impossible to miss the electricity between them. Ty and Ana are paranormal romances new IT couple. DePaul intertwines excellent world-building and seduction brilliantly. Ana and Ty have that special kind of chemistry where it doesn’t matter if they are fighting, in bed or in a room full of people you can always feel the sparks flying off of them. I love them!
The Belladonna Agency is the paranormal worlds answer to Charlie’s Angels with a twist. I cannot wait to see what is going to happen with the rest of the Belladonna Agency’s ladies. All of these strong, sensual women are forces to be reckoned with and I look forward to taking their journey to love with them!
Turned will give readers chills; the kind that leave you breathless and wanting more!