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Compel Me

The Last Vocari, Book 1
Narrated by: Addison Barnes
Series: The Last Vocari Series, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

I go by Rose. But don’t let the delicate name fool you. I’m all thorns...

The polished metal stakes strapped to my thighs have pierced the hearts of so many vampires I’ve lost count. And after five years, I still haven’t found him - the vamp with one blue eye and one brown. The one who slaughtered my mother and left me, a child, to sit screaming in a pool of her still-warm blood.

With any luck, he’ll come to me. You see, I’ve made something of a name for myself with my trade. It seems more and more of the bloodsucking bastards seek to find me every day. Each of them wanting to be the one to say they plucked the Black Rose.

It’s not until a group of three finds me that I think I’ve finally met my match. But these aren’t just any nameless, faceless vamps. I know them. Or, at least, I knew them, when they were still human.

Worst of all, I owe them a debt. But paying it means I’ll need to face my worst fear...that I may not be entirely human, either.

Compel Me is the start to a steamy new reverse harem vampire romance from best-selling author Elena Lawson.

Buy the audiobook today and immerse yourself in a world of supernatural romance, riveting adventure, and shocking twists and turns that will leave you listening until long past your bedtime. Perfect for fans of Vampire Diaries, Patricia Briggs, A Shade of Vampire, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Jeaniene Frost. 

Author's note: If you are offended by bad language, turned off by violence, or cringe at adult themes, then this series is not for you! If, however, you enjoy a main character who curses like a trucker, stabs first and asks questions later, and isn’t afraid to tell a man exactly what she wants from him, then you’ve found your next listen.

©2019 Thorn House Publishing (P)2019 Thorn House Publishing

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Well done

The characters were fleshed out and unique, the tension was wonderfully built, can't wait to start the next one

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Not for everyone

This seemed to be too heavy on sex scenes & too light on story. I don't mind the odd sex scene but need more story. This is only short listen & wish there had been more story to bulk it up to really get into it. It's an ok start but not enough for me to continue with series.

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  • Lisa
  • 12-01-2020

Good start to a new series!

Good start to a new series! Excited to see the second book. Only issue I had was that the story parts felt a little incongruous with the intimate scenes. 60% of the book had the feel of a YA novel, but out of nowhere the main character would curse like a sailor or there would be a sex scene.

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  • Angie K.
  • 03-09-2020

I offer myself as tribute

If hot vamps want to make me their vamp queen? I offer myself up as tribute. But alas, they want the vampire hunter/childhood friend instead. It was a great book to listen to. Nail biting ending that I was glad the second book was already released because CLIFFHANGER!!!

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  • Sophy Sorn
  • 19-08-2020

Wow

Wow this author is new to me but I really love this book! So much action and I love the chemist and story line. Addison Barnes did an awesome job at narrating

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  • Courtney Dunham
  • 10-08-2020

Nice start to this vampire story by Elena Lawson!

It has been awhile since I read/listened to a vampire story so I was excited to step into this new world (to me at least haha) of Elena Lawson’s. I enjoyed the storyline and the fact that the guys are already vampires and the reason they did it. I think the MC’s backstory is sad but a good way for us to rally around her and for her to enact her revenge on the being who destroyed her family and life. I like how much he kicks butt, she is definitely not someone I would want to meet in the paranormal world if I screwed up/was on her enemy list haha. I like her guys too, and while listening couldn’t wait to learn more about them. I definitely had a favorite after book 1 but once I went to listening to book 2 and 3, it was hard to pick a favorite hahaha. I did like the suspense when they were traveling and had to find shelter, that definitely kept me on my toes and the end!!! Ughh I was so happy that books 2 and 3 were already out so I could binge listen ❤️❤️❤️

Really enjoyed the narration in this one!! Addison did a good job with her female and male voices and the guys were distinguishable enough most of the time to know who was speaking before their names were said. I liked her voices when the battles were happening (and especially Rose’s inner monologue haha). And she did a great job with the sexy moments (which were amazing!!).

Definitely recommend this series, like I said, I went and binged the whole series and am dying for book 4 already haha

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  • William Smith
  • 20-07-2020

A fast paced story that ends before you know it

hard to to compare with the Anita Blake series but the author made this story her own. Very detailed character description make it easy to imagine them in your mind and sex scenes that will make you need to take a cold shower. Looking forward to book 2.

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  • Stormer83
  • 10-07-2020

Great start

I enjoyed the book hot start to a new series fun and entertaining story I can't wait to hear the rest series.
I received this audio book free of charge for an honest review.

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  • Amy C
  • 02-07-2020

Wowza!

Wowza! This story really drew me in from the start. An amazingly strong female lead kicking butts and taking names. Then we see a softer and vulnerable side when she meets up with her best boy friends who she grew up with and lost touch after her mother’s death. The sex scenes were intense and amazing! I can’t wait to continue with this sexy series.

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  • Tami Craig
  • 29-06-2020

A Great Start!!

Compel Me by Elena Lawson and narrated by Addison Barnes is the first in The Last of the Vocari series.
Ms. Lawson has created this world where there was an "In the Beginning" of how vampires came to be, not just myths of the beginning, and I love her idea of this.
We meet Rose, our FMC, killing a vampire. She then heads to her childhood home, where she hopes to find her childhood friends.
Enter Frost, one of our MMC's. He knows where Ethan and Blake are, our 2 other MMC's, and promises to take her to them.
Rose finds out that there is a bounty on her head and... we are left with a cliffhanger.
I absolutely adore the way you are drawn into this world and only want more at the end.
Would I listen to this book again? YES
Would I recommend this book to others? yes, as long they are of age.
Since this is an RH book I only recommend it for 18+, but its a must if you love vampires.

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  • Isabel
  • 27-06-2020

HOT HOT HOT!!!!

well this book was okay. Was very hot 🔥. story line was good and the narrator did a really good job. just recommend you read or listen to this book with your partner cuz you might get in the mood. lmao. look forward to the 2nd book. 🤭😛😏🤯😳😳😳

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  • KRLGA @Smada's Book Smack
  • 24-06-2020

Sexy Menage Read with Paranormal Flair

Well, this was completely unexpected.
I anticipated an action packed vampire hunter kick butt heroine who comes across a group of strong sexy vamp guys to back her up, and together they would take down all the evil vampires, with just a smattering of steam. Yep, I was wrong.

Overall, I felt this was light on plot and character development, VERY heavy on sexual encounters. I guess you can classify this as romance, but basically is was mostly sex (of all kinds- male and female, male and male, male-female-male). The audiobook was quick, at about a little over 4.5 hours, and at least 3 hours was sex. I think I would have enjoyed this more if I could have gotten to know the characters better and seen the relationships develop instead of the already formed bonds just with sex added (the main character grew up with these three boys and already had love for them so it just restarted when she saw them after ten years). I think maybe the story needed to be longer so that I could get more details. The audiobook narrator was fantastic and I would love to listen to more books by her, I just don't think I would pick up the rest of this series. I do think this would be perfect for those who are looking for a super steamy menage read with supernatural flair.

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  • Sara
  • 27-01-2020

More, please!!

Compel Me, the first book in the Last Vocari series, is a cleverly composed reverse harem urban fantasy romance. The plot is complex and engaging with nonstop action and suspense. The cast is splendidly done, they are well-developed and intriguing. I was utterly enthralled.

Our heroine, Rose, is capable, feisty, resilient, and a canny fighter. She is on a personal mission to find the vampire who murdered her mother. The reverse harem component is tastefully done. The men in the story are HOT. Frost, Blake, and Ethan were her childhood friends; they are no longer boys, nor are they human.

Addison Barnes does a fantastic job with the narration. Her timing and inflexions are excellent, particularly during the intense scenes. Furthermore, she portrays the characters' personalities and moods very well. Overall, this book is fantastic, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The ending is great, leaving you wanting more.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Vix
  • 01-06-2020

Not your average vampire story

This is a great twist on the vampire mythology with a kick ass female lead.
The guys have a great history together and enough mystery and intrigue to have you needing to read more.

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  • Victoria Cunningham
  • 30-05-2020

Interesting and Entertaining

The book is really well written and narrated great too. It's pace is great, right from the start. I loved the guys and the steam (who doesn't love steam).
I'm excited to see where the next book goes. How rose grows as a character and well...more steam!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-05-2020

fantastic book I've read it too.

wasnt a huge fan of the male voices but still enjoyed listening to it. Ive been listening while stuck in a queue at the supermarket during covid lockdown so I wasnt bored.

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  • miss Amanda Seddon
  • 31-03-2020

brilliant

100% love this book great story line bit sexy but nothing wrong with that 😉 looking forward to hearing what happens next in prevoke me Wow
This book is just so so good. I couldn’t put it down, right from the very beginning. So many twists and turns! I loved it.



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  • Izzybear1
  • 28-02-2020

Liked it

Compel Me is an interesting and entertaining story. It’s fast paced with a good amount of action and steaminess. The author did wonderfully building up to the next book. My attention has been captured and I’m definitely curious to find out where the deal Rose makes will lead her and the guys. What will Rose find out about herself and her capabilities? Can’t wait to see what mysteries Provke Me will unravel. (3.5⭐️)

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  • Weirdpup13
  • 01-02-2020

Funny

This story will have you laughing and getting hot all in the same night! Story has some non traditional vampire elements that makes it not so predictable!!

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  • Lotty
  • 28-01-2020

Brilliant

A new brilliant and exciting vampire reverse harem story. Staring extremely strong, sassy characters. I loved it! The narration really enhances the whole audible experience. I am excited to see what happens next.

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  • T I Wood
  • 25-01-2020

An enjoyable tale

A good easy flow story which is well narrated by Addison Barnes. The storyline isn't too complex, so doesn't take too much concentration to enjoy.

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  • DRBlevins
  • 29-12-2019

Compel Me

Rose is an interesting, brave and strong character. She’s on a mission of revenge and ridding the world of viscous vampires, and I’m doing so has made herself a wanted person. She can take care of herself but it’s nice to have a group of childhood friends she can count on, who also happen to be sizzling hot vampires. This book has a nice fast-paced storyline that can be enjoyed in one sitting but you will have to pick up the next book because the mysteries do not end in book one.