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DESTINED is book #4 in the Bestselling series THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, which begins with the free book TURNED (Book #1).
In DESTINED (Book #4 in the Vampire Journals), Caitlin Paine wakes to discover herself back in time. She finds herself in a cemetery, on the run from a mob of villagers, and seeks refuge in the ancient cloisters of Assisi, in the countryside of Umbria, Italy. There, she learns of her destiny and her mission: to find her father and the ancient vampire Shield needed to save mankind.
But Caitlin’s heart still pines for her lost love: Caleb. She desperately needs to know if he has survived their trip back in time. She learns that her mission requires her to go to Florence, but if she wants to pursue matters of the heart, she must go to Venice. She chooses Venice.
Caitlin is overwhelmed at what she finds. Venice of the eighteenth century is a surreal place, men and women dressed in elaborate costumes and masks, celebrating an endless, lavish party. She is thrilled to discover and reunite with some of her close friends, and to be welcomed back into their coven. And she is excited to join them in Venice’s Grand Ball, the most important costume dance of the year, where she hopes, once again, to find Caleb.
But Caitlin is not the only one who can travel back in time: Kyle soon arrives, too, and is determined to hunt her down and kill her once and for all. Sam, too, arrives, determined to save his sister before it is too late.
At the Ball, Caitlin searches everywhere, and finds no sign of Caleb. That is, until the very last dance. She dances with a masked man who takes her heart away, and she feels certain that it is him. But as the partners change, she loses him again. Or does she?
Caitlin soon finds herself torn between the two loves of her life, and discovers that she has to be careful what she wishes for. Her joy at finding what she wants might just come mixed with tragedy and heartbreak.
In a climactic, action-packed ending, Caitlin finds herself up against true evil, Rome’s ancient vampire coven, and the most powerful vampire coven that ever existed. Surviving will demand all her skills, as she finds herself battling for her very life. She will have to sacrifice more than ever, if she is to save the one she loves….
DESTINED is Book #4 in the Vampire Journals (following TURNED, LOVED and BETRAYED), and yet it also stands alone as a self-contained novel. DESTINED is over 60,000 words. Books #5--#10 in the series are now also available!
“DESTINED is the fourth installment of the Vampire journals series and it will not disappoint. Morgan Rice does a wonderful job of engaging her readers….A well-written story. The book is fast paced with enough action and twist and turns to keep you engaged until the end. There are so many twists and exciting developments throughout the story that it keeps your attention. The main character Caitlin is developing and maturing. I also like the way old characters are reintroduced and mixed into the plot…Great adventure/romance!”
--The Romance Reviews
“I really like how the stories are progressing I am enjoying watching the characters grow and learn about themselves and each other….DESTINED was a great story. It really sucks you in! I didn’t know who to root for in this book. Once again Major Cliffhanger!!! Oh my goodness I cannot wait to start the next book! I need to know what happens next. Like I have said before just get the WHOLE SERIES! That way you can just read them in one big session …They are a young adult series however I just turned 30 and there are a few YA series that I just love and this one is definitely on that list! READ IT! READ IT! READ IT! Don’t forget READ IT!”
Morgan Rice's Bestselling series, THE SURVIVAL TRILOGY, a post apocalyptic thriller, is now also available, as is Morgan Rice's bestselling fantasy series THE SORCERER'S RING, which begins with A QUEST OF HEROES (Book #1), a FREE download on Amazon!
I ABSOLUTELY L.O.V.E.D this book! it was so amazing and had me at the edge of my seat. I had millions of questions and as soon as one got answered, a new one formed. It's just amazing, even the Twilight Series didn't do that to me. It was just obvious what Bella was going to do next, but in THIS series, I just couldn't figure out what Caitlin or Kyle would do next. And the love in this book was TO DIE FOR. it's just so amazing and passionate, just like out of a fairy tale. Though, I DID find some typos and errors, but I don't really care. I really recommend this book to people who are into vampires/mysteries/romance. And the ending had me begging for more! I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE 5TH BOOK!!!! Hope it comes out soon, cause I can't wait too long. This SERIES (yes, ALL of the 4 books) is a 'MUST READ'
This is the fourth book in the Vamipe Jounals series and it will not disappoint. Set in 1790s Italy, this story continues Caitlin's journey to find her father and reconnect with her lost love.She has traveled back in time only to discover things are not as she expected and that old foes have followed her on this adventure. The book is fast paced with enough action and twist and turns to keep you engaged until the end. Morgan Rice is a gifted writer who has jumped into this series with both feet! She improves with each book she writes and maintains a great relationship with her fan base. I can not wait to see what else she does!
I have read countless reviews on this series and it's been repeated over and over and over again. The idea for the story is good, but there are so many discrepancies and grammar issues throughout, it's difficult to have too much praise. Caleb and Sera's marriage was 800 yrs ago, then it changes to 600 yrs, then Caitlin travels back in time in book 4 and Caleb and Sera are walking around with their son. WHAT? The year is 1790. Sera is still human. Me's thinks the author needs to fix all this stuff. In book 3, Aiden tells Caitlin a vampire can make a baby with a half breed like her. That's why she became pregnant. He also tells her, it IS impossible however for a vampire to impregnate another vampire. So... In book 4, Caitlin mutters to herself, that when she meets up with Caleb, maybe they can make another baby. Say what? Vampires cant make babies with each other. Cant have Caleb being human in 1790 either. Remember? He and Sera were supposed to have already been vampires for hundreds and hundreds of years. If thats not enough, the author accidentally refers to Sera as "Samantha" instead and confuses the reader. This happens multiple times. We see Polly refer to boys as "guys" in the year 1790. No one used the term guys back in that century. It is modern day slang. Would love to know, how the wolf dog travels back in time and remembers "it all" as well. Then, Caitlin gets all sad on the dock and just flies away leaving faithful Rose behind? Im sorry, but scoop up your dang wolf. You left her there? "Hate leavin her behind, but she's got a connection with Jade" Really dumb. Book 5 soon grabs your attention with a huge faux pas...Caitlin is sent back in time once again. This time its 1789. What does Caitlin say? She says she just spent time in 1791. A two year difference. Caitlin? You failed math dear. You were in 1790, not 1791. Eh! Then, people walk around in 1789 calling others jerks. No one used that word in the days of Marie Antoinete. Book 6 has Caleb & Caitlins adopted daughter contract the bubonic plague, but in book 7, it magically changes to smallpox. Lol. Unbelievable. In book 8, teen boys called Caitlin's daughter a bitch. That word was not used to insult women until the early 1400's. The author also claims Jesus lived in 4 places, but left out one of them. Egypt. If I can find this information and do the research, why can't Morgan Rice?
There are too many typos and grammar mistakes to point out, but there are so many, it is clear the cost, time and effort were not put into this series. Why? The books are cheaper then others, but if Ms. Rice had done this correctly and had a good copy editor point out timeline/ detail discrepancies along with the grammar problems and the multitude of typos, she could charge the normal $7.99-$9.99 for a book. I almost feel the five bucks Im paying now isnt worth it. Fix the errors. You can still do that with Kindle. Any books in print no, but it's not too late to repair and edit Kindle books. It's a fabulous story idea, but all these mistakes make it very hard to continue...Even a self publisher can have editors. All this is unacceptable. I'm sincerely shocked at some of the 5 star reviews.
Let's repair the books and get them back out to the public. all your reviews will change...(even mine) and sales will go up, up, up..Read more ›
Book 4 continues the fun of the previous 3 books but provides enough info that it can be read on its own without confusion. Love that this book throws in some history as historical fictions are one of my favorite reads. It's a very quick read, and also very enjoyable. Looking forward to the next installment!
I have read the first four books in this series and overall... the storyline is very entertaining. The characters are endearing and you can't help but find yourself rooting for the good guys and hating on the bad, and poor Caitlin just can't seem to catch a break!
However, the endless typos have finally finished me. There are many, many instances where the sentences don't even make sense and you have to guess at what word the author actually meant to place there. Also, I find it particularly annoying when an author gets their own characters names wrong. There is a whole chapter in this book where Sera is referred to as Samantha... a completely different character from a previous book. Now, I can only assume that this problem was caused by the multitude of characters with similar names... I would encourage this author to branch out a little. It seems a bit much to have a Sam (Caitlin's brother), Samuel (Caleb's brother), Samantha (Sam's temporary girlfriend), and Sera (Caleb's ex-wife) all in the same book. Not to mention the whole Caitlin, Caleb, Cain, etc... It is ok to use different names, in fact its a sight less confusing for readers.
The other main problem keeping me from ranking this surprisingly entertaining series with more stars is the constant lack of continuity. Stating that <<SPOILER ALERT>> Caleb and Sera had a child together 600 years ago and then going 200 years into the past and meeting that child... doesn't quite add up. Also, the rules for what the vampires can do seem to change very often. It's completely illegal for a vampire to mate with a human, but if they do and they have a child you can have the coven retro-actively sanction the illegal union? This makes no sense. There are also very abrupt changes to character traits. Such as in book 1 when Caitlin arrives on Pollepel and is called an inexperienced fighter, not two chapters later after (at most) two weeks on the island she is described as a "well trained and seasoned warrior." Hardly seems feasible. And lastly, for a bunch of immortals, these characters are surprisingly fragile. I'm not saying that they should be unkillable, but it seems inconsistent to have them constantly refering to their immortality and how they can heal from a bullet wound etc... and then have a character die from a standard spear to the kidney...
Again, overall this is a very entertaining series, the concept is very interesting, but I do not think I will be able to continue reading it due to the constant typos, lack of consistency in the story, and characters, and redundency in plot lines. Give it a try if you would like... I can't really recommend staying away from it either, as it had its entertaining moments.Read more ›
Morgan Rice is the #1 bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of the epic fantasy series THE SORCERER'S RING, comprising 17 books; of the #1 bestselling series THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, comprising 11 books (and counting); of the #1 bestselling series THE SURVIVAL TRILOGY, a post-apocalyptic thriller comprising two books (and counting); and of the new epic fantasy series KINGS AND SORCERERS. Morgan's books are available in audio and print editions, and translations are available in over 25 languages.
The first book in Morgan's new epic fantasy series, RISE OF THE DRAGONS (KINGS AND SORCERERS--BOOK 1) is now published!
TURNED (Book #1 in the Vampire Journals), ARENA ONE (Book #1 of the Survival Trilogy), and A QUEST OF HEROES (Book #1 in the Sorcerer's Ring) are each available as a free download on Amazon.
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