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Captivated (An Affliction Novel) [Kindle Edition]

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EXCERPT:

I let out a huff and forced a smile. “You’re a vampire.” I stated.

Dean tilted his chin up and smiled. “I have no fangs.” he said through his teeth.

I examined the glistening white canines. They were normal, just like mine. “You retract them when you don’t need them.” I said.

Dean moved across the table and put his face up to mine. His mouth was a torturous breath away from my own. “Then why haven’t I sucked your blood Lina?” He whispered right before pressing his soft lips against mine. Then he inched towards my neck and lingered his lips on my pulse. His soft breathing tickled my skin and triggered a chill that shot up my spine. My blood jumped to a rush and began to throb for him. If he were a vampire, I swear I’d let him suck me. “Why aren’t I biting you right now?” He whispered. It took everything I had in me not to melt into the seat and land as a puddle on the ground.

DESCRIPTION:

After Mindy's childhood best friend, Dean Aiken, shuts her and everyone else out of his life, she learns to move on. Years pass and she gets used to the fact that he's no longer a part of her life, but things begin to change…

Mindy's new best friend, Markus Medina, witnesses Dean kill two people behind a club. Mindy has a hard time believing him, especially when he mentions that the bodies disappear. Poof! Into thin air. Markus decides he has to follow Dean around in order to get evidence that he's been killing people, so he doesn't sound like a nut to the police.

Despite Marcus’ crazy theories about the possibility of Dean not being human. And not to mention the fact that he's dangerous. Mindy can't help that she may be falling in love with him. Even after hiding their feelings for each other from the world. Dean and Mindy being together stirs up dangers that neither of them could ever imagine. When she finds out about what Dean really is and the world he tried to keep her away from...it's already too late.

BOOK CLUB REVIEWS:

"This book was well to sum it up in one word, perfect. When I first heard about Captivated, I thought "hey, this sounds good" but now that I have finished Captivated I'm like "omg omg omg, BEST THING EVER YOU MUST READ THIS"
-Haley- YA-Aholic

"I can whole heartily say that I absolutely, 100%, fell in love with this book, the characters and their world! This will be a series that will grab a hold of you and won't let go until you've reached the end & are trying to sell your first born to get a copy of the next book!"
-Jessica Hansen- Taking it One Book at a Time

"Captivated is a story full of suspense, romance and action that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It pulls you in and you won’t be able to tear your eyes away from the page. With twists and turns that you won’t see coming, a backstory that will pull on your heart strings and characters that you will get emotionally attatched to, Captivated is a must read."
-Alishia Roza Ruly- Treasured Tales for Young Adults

"Idea behind the story line was unique, different, and the ending was definitely unpredictable."
-Katrina Whittaker- Page Flipperz



Editorial Reviews

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This isn't another one of your lovey dovey vampire books. Afflictions CAPTIVATED is about adventure, love and friends. I love this book so much! I feel like I'm inside it witnessing everything. The words to it makes you feel like your there and you can feel everything the characters feel. The best thing about this book is the comedy! I love all the characters and how funny they are! This is now my favorite teen book and I think it's way better than any other teenage vampire books people read these days! I recommend everyone to read this because it s such a unique book. I think this is going to be a bestseller! --Tatiana, age 14

I loved this book! I could not put it down. All the characters and the story line really pulled me in. It was great to see a different spin on the whole vampire thing too. When the end came, I was so upset. For two reasons...1, I didn't want it to end and 2, the way it ended had me screaming in disbelief. I'm totally hooked! I can hardly wait for the next one. --Tedi, age 39

From funny...to romance...to paranormal, this book has it all! The characters are appealing and easy to love. The story rolls out smoothly throughout the book without complicated details...and without the same old ending. I'm left wanting more and can't wait for the next book to come out. --RG, age 32

From funny...to romance...to paranormal, this book has it all! The characters are appealing and easy to love. The story rolls out smoothly throughout the book without complicated details...and without the same old ending. I'm left wanting more and can't wait for the next book to come out. --Elizabeth, age 46

I loved this book! I could not put it down. All the characters and the story line really pulled me in. It was great to see a different spin on the whole vampire thing too. When the end came, I was so upset. For two reasons...1, I didn't want it to end and 2, the way it ended had me screaming in disbelief. I'm totally hooked! I can hardly wait for the next one. --Tedi, age 39

From funny...to romance...to paranormal, this book has it all! The characters are appealing and easy to love. The story rolls out smoothly throughout the book without complicated details...and without the same old ending. I'm left wanting more and can't wait for the next book to come out. --RG, age 32

About the Author

D. Apodaca lives in AZ with her supportive husband and two crazy kids. When she isn t chasing them around, she s rearranging her furniture and thinking of new ways to decorate. Her idea of a good time is going bookstore hopping with her mother and singing out loud to her favorite music.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2809 KB
  • Print Length: 375 pages
  • Publisher: Eminent Books; 3rd edition (February 4, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055V05DG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,316 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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128 of 139 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Might Have Been Okay, Except For One Huge Mess-Up February 13, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Captivated is the story of Mindy, a normal teenage girl surrounded by abnormal occurrences. First, she loses her best friend Dean when his parents are murdered and he becomes withdrawn. Then, years later, as she is still missing Dean, another mysterious guy, Shane, comes to town. There is clear animosity between Dean and Shane, and Mindy and her friend Markus want to know what is going on. When Markus thinks he has witnessed Dean murdering several people, Mindy thinks he's crazy. But is he? Mindy quickly becomes involved in a dangerous web of events, and she may not make it out alive.

Alright. I had major mixed feelings about Captivated. There were moments I felt myself being pulled into the story, and I liked I was reading. But also, there were a few issues I had with the story, one major. So let me get started with the aspects that I liked.

In general, I liked the story. I don't want to get into the details, for fear of spoilers, but the mystery surrounding Dean and Shane was intriguing. I had a good idea as to what was going on, at least with Shane, but I didn't know for sure. So for that reason, I must give props to the author.

I liked the character of Dean. But honestly, that's a no-brainer because I'm a huge Supernatural fan and yeah...I love Dean on the show. So she basically had me the first time his name was mentioned. But then again, I was distracted by the name because I wanted to go watch a few episodes instead of reading. I digress. Dean is definitely the strong silent type, letting his actions or laser beam glares do his talking. He is super buff, has tattoos and makes all the girls in school drool when he's around. But as quiet and dangerous as Dean is, he has a soft spot where Mindy is concerned.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great Concept but Fell Short March 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am not one to write reviews but feel I need to add my two cents. The concept of the plot line was great but how it was executed was awful! The grammar, sentence structure, and misspellings were nothing to be desired as well as the repeating of points in later paragraphs after it was clearly explained / pointed out. The writing didn't remind me of reading a novel but instead sitting down with a friend and having her gossip out the story.

The main character, Mindy, I liked- to a point. She was sweet, funny, and witty however her constant oooooooooogling over Dean (which every time he arrived on the scene lasted several pages long) made Mindy look like an air headed teen not to mention ruined the flow of the book. Add to it her (spoiler alert!) "almost rape" and how she "handled it" left a bad taste in my mouth. It seemed as if it was added just for the drama which was quite annoying.

I feel this book had a lot of potential if the author had the ability to execute it properly. Perhaps with more experience that may happen. I am glad I got this as a free kindle download. I will NOT be seeking out the next book. I honestly don't think I could get through it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review: Captivated January 24, 2012
Format:Paperback
Mindy is starting a new school year.
Although it seems that her, and her best friend Dean have grown apart. Dean has changed. After the the death of his parents, he just don't talk to anyone.
There is a new boy in school this year. Sean. Who Mindy thinks is good looking. But, something about him is very standoffish to Mindy. What is it about Sean that has Dean always looking so angry now? What is up with the weird, strange things that are happening.
Which started when Sean came around. What is with him?
One night Mindy goes out with some of her friends. One of them, Markus, claims that he seen Dean kill two people outside the club.
Markus, Mr. Investigator- Secret Agent starts following Dean. Trying to figure out what is going on.
One night Markus convinces Mindy to go with him on one of his investigation adventures to stalk Dean. As they wait... and wait..to see nothing unusual. Only a couple, making out.. or are they? Finally they spot Dean. Binoculars in hand, spying away. Mindy cannot get her's to focus on anything. As she is messing with is Markus has the most horrific shaken up scared face going on. What did he see? Finally they adjust and she see's no one. Markus claims that Dean killed them, and then they disappeared. Bam, gone!
Mindy and Dean *swoon* are starting to talk more. Things seem to be coming back together between the two of them. The one thing that Dean worries about, is what it out there in the night. & keeping Mindy safe from something, but what? Mindy is confused as to WHY Dean makes her go home before night. What is wrong with him..
Unless...
Mindy thinks that Dean is a vampire. Dean, is just not liking this time that she is taking to figure him out. So, he just feels that it would be better for them to not be together. But, why.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down! August 4, 2011
Format:Paperback
"I let out a huff and forced a smile. "You're a vampire."
I stated. "Then why haven't I sucked your blood Lina?" He
whispered right before pressing his soft lips against mine.
Then he inched towards my neck and lingered his lips on
my pulse.

( I want to apologize now, this review is lacking alot compared to my other reviews, it was one of those books that honestly was hard to really write a review, without making it a spoiler review and I didnt want to give you guys any spoilers (: )

You know that feeling when you find a book that was just so great, all you want to do is read it again, OR when a book is so great that you would almost do anything to have your hands on book 2 right then? That's the feeling Captivated by D. Apodaca left me.

Captivated is threw the eyes of Mindy and Dean. Mindy and Dean use to be best friends, but after a tragic accident of Dean parents death...they never even speak now. Dean is completely cut off from everyone at school, and Mindy couldn't care less. Why should she? Him and her had been best friends, now he won't even look at her.

Just when Mindy thought this was going to be another boring year of high school...weird things start to happen...theres a new guy at school, Shane...and Mindy knows he is gorgeous, and well perfect but she cant help the thought in the back of her head..that something is just off about him. Dean looks angry all the time now...and weird things are happening ever since Shane showed up..

One night while Mindy and her two best friends Markus and Tanya are at a club, Markus tells Mindy he saw Dean kill two people outside the club...but when Mindy asks where are the bodies..Markus decides to confide in her and tells her, that after Dean killed them...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivated
A great book for lovers of vampire tales. It starts out with murder and has a masterful cliffhanger ending. Read more
Published 10 hours ago by Lola
5.0 out of 5 stars I Am Captivated
Captivated is just the most wonderful book ever, I honestly can't wait to read the next in the series. Deb, you did a great job girl!!! :):)
Published 1 day ago by Allie B.
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Story
I liked the story line, but there were several typos, and phrases that were used to many times in succession. Read more
Published 2 days ago by LaDunn
3.0 out of 5 stars Good…except for the cliffhanger
Aside from two giant issues, Captivated was a good book.

Issue #1: Mindy reacted totally inappropriately to nearly being raped. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable with a surprise ending
A great fast read I love the concept and couldn't put it down. However I was not happy with the ending so much so that I'm having trouble reading the next book
Published 8 days ago by stephanie l wyatt
1.0 out of 5 stars Ungrateful
This book had a terrible ending. Lina was supposed to live and be able to be with Dean. Reading the ending made me hate the whole book entirely. Read more
Published 14 days ago by mrs. y
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
This book kept me "captivated" and was an easy, quick read. It was better than Twilight, but not as good as Harry Potter. Read more
Published 15 days ago by L. Vowles
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivated a good read for people who like thrillers
It was very good and thrilling. Around every corner there was always something going on to keep you interested and amused.
Published 19 days ago by Mikayla Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
This book is a real page turner. I had a hard time putting it down. I will definately read more from this author.
Published 21 days ago by Laura Dorhauer
2.0 out of 5 stars Content editor needed badly!!!!!!
"I knew Ayden wouldn't have tried that while being sober, it wasn't him." This thought is articulated by the main character after escaping an attempt of forcible rape. Read more
Published 28 days ago by catlover
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