Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ARC Review - Turned (The Belladonna Agency Series, Book 1) by Virna DePaul

The Belladonna Agency Series, Book 1
by Virna DePaul
Release Date: April 1, 2014


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?

My Review:

I enjoyed this fascinating tale of vampires in modern society.  Ty is an FBI agent who was turned by a rogue vampire against his will and now must deal with the loss of what he considers his humanity.  Ty is a man struggling to deal with a lot of things and the last thing he wants is a relationship with Ana even though their mutual attraction is undeniable.  Ty's job is to bring Ana into Belladonna, an agency he works for whose goal is to stop the rogue vampires and bring them to justice.  Ana has had a very difficult life.  She has grown into a strong yet untrusting woman who has only one goal, find her sister and make sure she is happy and safe.  The last thing Ana wants or feels she deserves is love but she is really attracted to Ty and that scares her.  I loved how the relationship developed between these two very strong and determined characters.  It drew me into the story and refused to let me go.  This tale is filled with suspense, action, secrets and a whole lot of sexual chemistry.  I really hope there will be more stories by this wonderful author and the Belladonna Agency. ~Booklover Sue

Buy Link:    Amazon


  1. Thank you so much for your review of Turned!

    1. Thank you for stopping by and you are so welcome! I am very much looking forward to more in this series!