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Dhampiri [Kindle Edition]

L. M. Smith
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Colleen Patrick thought she was just going to the market one autumn day in 1872, when everything she knew about herself – and the world around her – abruptly changed. Living the American dream, she had been happy with her young, Irish husband on their small farm in Kentucky. Little did she know the town’s exotic gypsy family is actually a family of Vampires with big plans for her: plans that did not necessarily require her consent.

At just twenty-two years old, tragically removed from her life and thrust into an existence for which she was carefully selected, she is now a murderer, a widow, and an immortal.

As this epic tale unfolds Colleen is abruptly taken captive by a clan of Valkyries, demanding vengeance for a war which happened long before she was born, turning her world upside down once more. Now she must choose between the family she has grown to love and the delicate toddler who's life is in her hands.


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About the Author

L. M. Smith is both an avid reader and writer. Her favorite authors include Kim Harrison and Richard Adams. She began writing stories and poetry as a child and has always been fascinated by mythology and the paranormal. A self-proclaimed 'desert rat', she lives near Las Vegas, Nevada with the love of her life, their two dogs, and two cats. She is currently attending classes at the University of Phoenix and enjoys horseback riding, kayaking, and taking long walks with Vladimir: her Doberman Pinscher.

Product Details

  • File Size: 321 KB
  • Print Length: 213 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1453894993
  • Publisher: L. M. Smith (September 20, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OKH4U0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,034,357 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome September 3, 2012
By kadie
Format:Kindle Edition
I received this book as a gift for an honest review ~waAr~

this book starts out a little slow, but it turns into an amazing read.i was unable to put it down even while cooking dinner!

I hope book 2 of this will come out soon, would love to read more about what happens to Colleen and Ancira.

L.M.Smith is an amazing writer, and i can see her books becoming best sellers and even movies! i would be honored to read more of her works.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!!! September 1, 2012
By Janie
Format:Paperback
I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review.

I found this to be an enthralling read. It show's another side to vampire's that some would think impossible to contemplate but the author makes this work to her advantage. It is full of turn's that you don't see coming til they happen. I hope that there will be a second book as would like to know what becomes of Ancira. A must read for any Vampire fan x
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! August 27, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was gifted a copy of this book by the author. This is an amazing book! I fell in love with sparkles and Leeloo. Not your typical vampire story, but one you will love!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this very much! March 30, 2012
By KLW
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Dhampiri. What the heck does that mean? This was the question in the back of my mind before purchasing this novel, but after just having read, and very much enjoying The Citizens written by this same talented author, I purchased Dhampiri. I knew if I only enjoyed it half as much as I did The Citizens, then I got my money's worth. Not surprising to me, I enjoyed this book every bit as much as I did her first book.

I would like to say, up until now I had no interest at all in anything that had to do with the Vampire craze. I knew this book had a lot to do with them from reading the editorial review, but the short review sounded like it would be an interesting story, and I was curious how the author would handle an entire novel about the Vampire subject. Plus, I wanted the book to enlighten me on the meaning of the title without researching the subject myself, as I normally would have done.

The book starts out in 1872 with 22-year-old Colleen Patrick. She and her husband, Ronin, a young immigrant couple happily living a nice quiet life on a little farm in America they built themselves. I took a liking to Colleen from the very beginning. The actions start right away when her trip to town changed her life completely. She was turned into a Vampire and her emotions and actions when she realized what was done to her, I thought, were very well-written and believable.

The story spans 150 years or so, since Vampires are immortal, and, without giving any of the story away, the book just keeps getting more and more exciting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nothing like a mothers love October 21, 2012
By Wanda
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Dhampiri by L.M. Smith
I received this book free on an Amazon promotion.
The story, with Vampires and Valkyrie could easily have been a copy of so many others, instead the author managed to bring an aspect into the story not explored often and usually substituted for romantic love. In principle this is a story of a women loving children and being able and willing to do everything she can to raise them well. The fact that she is a Vampire made the irony of this delightful.
The story has several time periodical mentions and even more references to popular myth and beliefs; I really enjoyed this part of the story as well.
That is however not all the book has to offer that is either novel or well presented, the book has several action scenes in it. These were expertly executed by the author and I found them very enjoyable.
What did I not like? I found the pacing of events a bit erratic. Not in such a degree that it actually took away from the overall enjoyment level of the book, but it was present.
Who would love this book? Paranormal genre lovers! Who would not? People who does not like paranormal genre....
I give it a very highly recommended 4 * review rating and would recommend you read it and decide what you take from it.
WaAr
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A captivating read September 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was given this book to read by the author and can honestly say that I could not put it down. The rivalry between the vampires and the valkyries was a ride and a half I loved the main characters Colleen , Pandora and the Deussen family they were believable which is rare in a lot of books on the whole it was an excellent read and I would say get it and read it you won't be disappointed I would like the author for the chance to read and review this brilliant book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and so realistic... December 27, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I just have to take my hat off to L. M. Smith. This is a beautiful story with a fresh new and undiscovered take on the life of that called Vampires. I loved it from beginning to end. It went through so many phases of life and yet flowed so fluently. All of the characters had their own story to be told that helped the reader understand their position in the book. This is a story I could read over and again discovering something new each time. Now all I need is the sequel and I will be happy. Thank you L. M. for this beautiful story! ~AC Wright (WaAr)~
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L.M. Smith is both an avid reader and writer. Her favorite authors include Kim Harrison and Richard Adams. She began writing stories and poetry as a child and has always been fascinated by mythology and the paranormal.

A self-proclaimed 'desert rat', she lives near Las Vegas, Nevada with the love of her life, their three dogs, and two cats. She is proud to be an alumna of the University of Phoenix and enjoys horseback riding, kayaking, and taking long walks with Vladimir: her Doberman Pinscher.

While working on her next upcoming publication, her guilty pleasures include salt-and-pepper flavored sunflower seeds and cold, home-brewed coffee with Italian Sweet Cream ... though never at the same time because that would be yucky.

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