The Druid Series 1: Reapers

Adult
Rated 4.00/5 based on 9 reviews
From the NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author, Marata Eros

The vampires are a dying race, their females sterile. When it's discovered that human females of Druid ancestry can be viable breeders...the harvest begins.

Reapers is a mixed-genre novella in the following categories: erotica/horror and paranormal romance. It is intended for a mature adult 18+ audience. More

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Words: 22,230
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465701596
About Marata Eros

Marata Eros (a pen name for Tamara Rose Blodgett), is the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of A Terrible Love. Marata has more than thirty-five titles in multiple genres including Dark Fantasy, Dark Romance as well as her highly successful Dark Erotica series.
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Reviews

Review by: Sherri Shade on Jan. 21, 2014 :
Way to rapey to be a romance. a lot of action but overall not a great story.
(review of free book)

Review by: Christine Cross on Jan. 10, 2013 :
This book had an interesting premise, but the lack of a climax or resolution troubles me. It is one thing to have a short story, quite another to post segments of a full one.

There were also numerous spelling and grammatical errors, repetitive descriptions, and convoluted wording. It distracted from the story itself, which - within the first few chapters - took so many turns that I actually forgot what it was all supposed to be about. The heroine is hard to identify with, at turns strong and yet constantly fainting. In fact, half of of the chapters end with her fainting or going unconscious. It gets old.

I suppose this is worth taking a look at. It wasn't horrible. But it certainly wasn't great, and I do not plan to spend money on the later chapters. This would have been promising as a single, free, complete book.
(review of free book)

Review by: Louise Findlay on Dec. 03, 2012 :
I absouletly love this book. It really covers vampire romance books.
(review of free book)

Review by: ETA: soon on Oct. 23, 2012 :
Definitely instances of rape in this book, but oddly enough, I didn't even think about REAPERS as being "rape erotica" or "rape fantasy" when I was reading it. As played out in the book, I saw the first rape more as a plot device (damsels in distress; cue male lead(s) to come to the rescue)—an anti-meet cute, if you will. (The second rape "under thrall" was completely gratuitous.) Moreover, the actual rape scenes were relatively brief and fairly light. (The first rape? I wouldn't have thought so if not expressly stated in the book.) Can't recall the title right now, but I've read a more brutal/explicit scene in a mystery/thriller by a mainstream author.

Having said that, I got REAPERS from my Secret Book Claus(e) on Oct 13th. My eyebrows rose at the book's description on Amazon.com but trooper that I am, I stayed in the spirit of the giving and read this in one sitting. However, this novelette is only for those readers who are not put off by non-PC subject matters (such as rape/attempted rape).

Surprisingly, this little slice of a story wasn't too bad. I can't comment on its creative arc because it was simply too short for any significant plot development, but it was fairly well-written and showed talent. Unfortunately, it was marred by odd paragraph structuring and numerous errors in basic grammar/punctuation, word usage and malapropisms. (And there was my personal pet peeve of blank lines in between paragraphs = useless space filler and Kindle abuse.)

Despite my enjoyment of the story, my inner smut will have to sulk because I will not buy the remaining segments of the Druid Breeders. Part 1 was a nice tease but not enough for me to bite, for the following reasons:

(1) I generally dislike serials. Unless it's a comic book, I prefer to start a story and read straight to the end. As I mentioned in a different review, reading any part of a serial is the equivalent of reading a ripped-out section of a paperback. Why bother to even start if you don't have or won't read the rest? Doesn't matter that this serial appears to be finished so that I don't need to wait for the remaining sections.
(2) Given the number of technical errors and plot inconsistencies in Part 1, I wonder how many more there would be in the other 6 segments.
(3) The kicker? Total cost for the entire story is $21 [$8 for Vol 1 (Parts 1-3 @ 206pgs, tho GR listing=155pgs), $9 for Vol 2 (Parts 4-6 @ 230 pgs), and $4 for Part 7 (@ 116pgs)]. Seriously? Um, I don't think so.

I have another reason for not continuing on with this series but it's not directly relevant to the book.
(review of free book)

Review by: Jessa Callaver on Aug. 18, 2012 :
Was quickly drawn in by this read without the text impeding the entertainment or the read. Very fast pace. Though some of the scenes were a bit too graphic for my taste (i.e. the 'double rape' scene), the dialogue was a bit drab and certain words felt overused, overall, I'd say the author has a genuinely addicting series here. I hope it gets the readers it deserves!
(review of free book)

Review by: Erica Pillera on July 12, 2012 :
Loved it!!!

This was a great begining to a really interesting series.

This is action packed with great characters and full of twists and turns

Keep reading this series it gets even better as you go along
(review of free book)

Review by: Angie Batty on July 11, 2012 :
I am addicted!!! Marata knows just how to keep you enthralled and wanting!!!! The whole series so far is amazing!
(review of free book)

Review by: Laura Young on May 12, 2012 :
My Thoughts
So this was a freebie on amazon and I decided to pick it up and read it. I was a little wary since the stars were low, but I’m glad I never care about the star ranking. In the end I loved the story beside yelling at their cavemen thoughts. “You women, you stay here.” Yeah if I yell at a book it means I like it. ;)

The Review
The characters were all different and one seemed to shock me by the end of the story. Who knew he do the some what right thing?
Rachel is thrust into a world that she knows nothing about, left trying to get out of the problem. Of course you’ll understand the cavemen comment from above if you read the book. :3 Back to the review. The story plot and problems changed quickly going from one thing to another, never was there a dull moment.
The bad guys started as one, then there was another. Lots of dark shady problems from the two groups, and there starts your problem of choosing who you hate more. The kidnapping creeps or the rouges.
Love fast paced books, with loads of drama, then this books was made for you.
Would I read the next? Yush! In a heartbeat.
(review of free book)

Review by: Laura Young on May 12, 2012 :
My Thoughts
So this was a freebie on amazon and I decided to pick it up and read it. I was a little wary since the stars were low, but I’m glad I never care about the star ranking. In the end I loved the story beside yelling at their cavemen thoughts. “You women, you stay here.” Yeah if I yell at a book it means I like it. ;)

The Review
The characters were all different and one seemed to shock me by the end of the story. Who knew he do the some what right thing?
Rachel is thrust into a world that she knows nothing about, left trying to get out of the problem. Of course you’ll understand the cavemen comment from above if you read the book. :3 Back to the review. The story plot and problems changed quickly going from one thing to another, never was there a dull moment.
The bad guys started as one, then there was another. Lots of dark shady problems from the two groups, and there starts your problem of choosing who you hate more. The kidnapping creeps or the rouges.
Love fast paced books, with loads of drama, then this books was made for you.
Would I read the next? Yush! In a heartbeat.
(review of free book)

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