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Ultimate Vampire Action in: Vermilion Lies by L.D. Rose

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

Help. I’ve suffered a book coma! Vermilion Lies left me reeling and has ruined me for all other vampire themed books. If you’re looking for a super fast paced, gut punching novel, this is the one for you.



Vermilion Lies

Vermilion Lies

Let’s revisit my statement about book coma, shall we?

It’s not uncommon for the author, L.D. Rose, to totally make me feel for the characters that she writes. She has a knack for writing fast paced action and for writing lust inducing heroes. Or shall I say, unconventional heroes. Because what’s cooler than vampire hybrids kicking evil vampire butt?

Rose’s heroes and heroines are tattered, bruised, and brutally put through torture. It’s a dark dystopian type world that the Senary (our heroes) live in. Where humans are few and vampires (or leeches as they’re referenced in the series) have taken over cities.

Each of the Senary hybrids have certain talents that have manifested within themselves. In Dax’s case, his ability is to conjure ice from his hands. (Whereas, for example, in Releasing the Demons, Blaze had the ability of fire).



“Cindel looked at the hybrid with new perspective, tuning into the dark aura radiating from his pores. It eddied around him like a storm, a maelstrom of blue, and the deeper it went, the colder it became, much like the open ocean itself.”


Dax’s vampire hunting leads him to Cindel. An equally tortured soul who happens to be a vampire and because of that, persona non grata to all of the Senary. They’re chemistry was on fire! (or should I say ice cold in this instance?), and of course you’ll encounter that famous trope of enemies to lovers. Cindel, is a little strange, in that for a vampire, she’s actually more human in emotions and crying. But despite my description of her, she is a very deep character who has been tortured and abused by her sire (the main baddie in this story).

Both Dax and Cindel push the limits of their attraction and lot’s of sizzling scenes are to be had. While most of the story revolves around them, it’s always a pleasure to revisit the other characters like Blaze and Jon from the previous 2 books. I love the camaraderie of the Senary. Their banter, nicknames for each other, and tight knit bonds.

From beginning to the end, this book was filled to brim with action–bloody action. Gore. So much gore. But I’m not complaining. It’s written well, and that’s just what you expect with this kind of setting.

So yeah, I forgot. Book coma.



By the time I finished this book, I pretty much experienced a whole gamut of emotions. Just like the characters in this book, I too left bruised and battered. But in a good way. At the risk of spoiling anything, Dax goes through A LOT in this book. It’s heartbreaking.

I do believe this series can be read out of order. Everything is presented in a way that would make sense if you just picked it up.


Check out my reviews for the other books in the series!

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

Vermilion Lies

Ultimate Vampire Action in: Vermilion Lies by L.D. Rose
by L.D. Rose
Series: The Order of The Senary #3
Also in this series: Black Bullet
Published by Soul Mate Publishing
on April 17th, 2019
Genres: Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 306
Format: e-book
Source: ARC
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 5 Stars



Wherever Dax Knight sets foot, hell is bound to freeze over.

As a mercenary for the Order of the Senary, Dax departs for New England to assist his comrades in battling the vampire forces threatening to consume the Northeast. The last thing he expects to find is a gorgeous vampiress who surrenders to him entirely. Ensnared by her allure, their intense attraction ignites, and he discovers she isn’t what she seems.

Cindel Konstantinov has been on the run since she escaped her sire’s possession, trading one life of abuse and imprisonment for another. As her hope for freedom wanes, she encounters one of the infamous Knights, and his dangerous appeal is undeniable. After a life-altering moment of mercy, they careen down a path of secrets, lies, and a forbidden passion neither of them can resist. But when her past comes back to haunt them, they’ll have to face the consequences of their actions—and their desires.

Dax and Cindel will need each other more than ever as their world spirals into chaos. But are they strong enough to survive the oncoming storm?

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About L.D. Rose

L.D. Rose is a neurotic physician by day, crazed writer by night, and all around wannabe superhero. She writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy, but she's been known to delve into horror, sci-fi, and medical suspense on occasion. L.D. Rose is a PAN member of the RWA, FF&P, NEC-RWA and CoLoNY. She currently lives in Rhode Island with her studly hubby, her hyperactive boxer, and her two devious cats.

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L.D. Rose

Thank you again for sharing, love! <3 I'm so, so happy you enjoyed it!

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

Ooh vampire book! The ice powers and the dark dystopian type world sound cool too!

Mary Kirkland

I love a good vampire story. I’m adding this to my wish list.

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