• Midnight Conquest

  • Bonded by Blood Vampire Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Arial Burnz
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Series: Bonded by Blood, Book 1
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-18-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Arial Burnz
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (38 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Stewart Glen, Scotland - 1514
Masked in a Gypsy guise, Broderick MacDougal hides his vampiric identity while seeking to destroy the man who slaughtered his family. When an old Clan rival ensnares Broderick in a trap using an enticing widow, he is compelled to discover if she is bait or an accomplice, and the cinnamon-haired beauty is his next conquest.
Widow of an abusive husband, Davina Stewart-Russell clings to the only image that gave her strength during those dark times - the Gypsy rogue who stole her heart as a youth. After nine years, she is finally face-to-face with him again, but reality clashes with fantasy as she is confronted with Broderick's passionate pursuit.
When Davina's past returns to haunt her, Broderick is forced to reveal a dark secret worse than anything Davina thought possible. The challenge before them has fatal risks and neither of them is prepared for the sacrifices expected for the sake of eternal love.
Listener Advisory: The abridged version of Midnight Conquest still includes all the original storyline details, action and nail-biting scenes of violence and domestic abuse. (Don't worry...the bad guys get it in the end!). However, the love scenes have been edited and are no longer described in graphic and direct language, in order to appeal to a wider audience. As such, there are no more "glistening folds" details. (Collective groan of disappointment ensues...) Though this story can be enjoyed by listeners slightly younger than 18, parental discretion is still advised.
©2011 Arial Burnz (P)2015 Arial Burnz
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4 out of 5 stars
By jean doe on 08-20-16

An Engaging Emotional Roller Coaster..

What about David Monteath’s performance did you like?

He has the right voice, tone, pitch and pace..

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

The setting of the novel takes place during 16 th Century Scotland.

There is just about everything in this storyline including a Prophecy, Two Romances, Blood Slave(s), Gypsy Fortune Tellers, War-Death, and Betrayal.

Broderick, the main male leads, most pressing concern is seeking revenge against an enemy.

He has a chance encounter with Davina, the female lead, they both seem to leave some kind of impression on each other, too bad he meets her several years too soon..

Years pass by when they finally meet again and Davina's concern is that Broderick doesn't remember her.

I liked Broderick, he was a decent male lead and I also liked Davina who was strong in character yet also sweet.

Overall, the storyline is an engaging emotional roller coaster not for the faint of heart, however, the storyline pulls you in and rewards the reader with an ending that will alleviate the scenes of violence and angst.

David Monteath was the best person to do the narration. "Awesome Sauce"..

"This audio book was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

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5 out of 5 stars
By Autumn on 08-05-16

Unique Story!

I loved this audiobook! I have read the ebook already and liked it so much that I wanted to hear it so I could enjoy it all over again. I loved the Scottish accent. A whole new take on the vampire genre. A Scottish gypsy vampire! Give this audiobook a listen and you won't regret it. I know I didn't.

I received this book as a gift for an honest review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Helen on 03-24-16

Very sexy historical paranormal romance!

Midnight Conquest is the first book in the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles series and introduces sexy Scottish vampire Broderick MacDougal and his beloved mortal soulmate.

Set in sixteenth century Scotland, this is a historical paranormal romance and a genre that I have not read before, but the series as a whole really intrigued me and I could not turn it down when given the opportunity to read it. The book starts with Broderick's turning and the reason behind his need to avenge his family. Under a gypsy guise, Broderick then meets thirteen year old Davina and steals her young heart. Years later, Davina and Broderick meet again, Broderick recognises her as his soulmate but Davina is now trapped in a loveless marriage to an abusive man. When Davina's husband dies in battle, Broderick sets out to seduce her, but with secrets, lies, family feuds, mythical prophecies, and ghosts from the past returning, can Broderick and Davina really find their happy ever after.

Midnight Conquest is a very captivating book but be prepared to invest a bit of time because it is quite a long, it is well worth reading though as there is plenty of romance, angst and action to make this a real page turner. The romance between Broderick and Davina is very well written and comes across very clearly as being a soul deep connection. They have great sexual tension and Arial Burnz definitely knows how to write scorching hot sex scenes!

David Monteath really brings this story alive. Broderick is a very sexy and seductive character and to have his words spoken to you is quite the experience! This is an abridged version of the book, but if it had not been shortened, I thing it would have been too long. This is a great adaptation with an excellent choice of narrator.

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