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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 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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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 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?

30 review for Vermilion Lies

  1. 4 out of 5

    Natalie The Biblioholic

    Releasing the Demons - ★★★★★ Black Bullet - ★★★★★ Holey Guacamole! This book started off with one heck of a bang. Non-stop action right from the start had my adrenaline pumping and I loved the thrills this story provided. The Knights are still battling against the leeches and the war doesn't seem close to ending and so many lives are being lost. The streets are running red and the humans are dying out. Protecting them is a full time job for the Knights and eradicating the dens and the sires seems Releasing the Demons - ★★★★★ Black Bullet - ★★★★★ Holey Guacamole! This book started off with one heck of a bang. Non-stop action right from the start had my adrenaline pumping and I loved the thrills this story provided. The Knights are still battling against the leeches and the war doesn't seem close to ending and so many lives are being lost. The streets are running red and the humans are dying out. Protecting them is a full time job for the Knights and eradicating the dens and the sires seems an almost unattainable goal. But they will never give up. All is not lost although hope is a fickle witch. Dax isn't in New York. He's in New England helping out his bros in the Trinity clean up a bit. He takes down an entire yacht full of vamps singlehandedly (so hot) and leaves with a hostage. She's everything he's learned to despise - a leech, a monster, the vilest of all creatures. And yet, she's nothing at all like he expected. She's not ferocious or lethal and she has compassion. That shouldn't be there! She has a soul and it draws him ever nearer. Cindy is on the run. She was once a slave/wife of a powerful Sire and for years she accepted her lot in life. When she finally opened her eyes to her situation, she escaped and as luck would have it, she had some unexpected assistance along the way. But she is far from safe. As long as her sire lives, she will be hunted. However, with Dax, she has never been happier or felt safer in her life and she's not giving him up without a fight. I've said it before and I'll say it again... The Order of the Senary books are some of the best things I have ever read. Who knew that accepting a review request a few years ago would lead to my discovery of books I'll love forever? I adore the hybrids that L.D. Rose has created and I look forward to every book of this series. Learning more about these amazing people, reading about their adventures and the chaos that seems to follow them everywhere, the action scenes and the brotherhood among them, and the love... These books have everything I could ask for. Blog | FB | Twitter | IG | Tumblr | Pinterest | BookBub

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lady Heather

    "5- Freedom is the power to choose your own chains" Stars! - Jean-Jacques Rousseau This book was perfection! It was dark, edgy, raw, engaging, compelling and addictive. I absolutely adore the world that L.D. Rose has created, where Vampires have made their presence known and they've let human's know where they stand in the pecking order. Humanity has retaliated by creating Hybrids (half-human/half vampire) each with their own unique abilities to fight against the vampires. This is the story of Da "5- Freedom is the power to choose your own chains" Stars! - Jean-Jacques Rousseau This book was perfection! It was dark, edgy, raw, engaging, compelling and addictive. I absolutely adore the world that L.D. Rose has created, where Vampires have made their presence known and they've let human's know where they stand in the pecking order. Humanity has retaliated by creating Hybrids (half-human/half vampire) each with their own unique abilities to fight against the vampires. This is the story of Dax and Cindel. These two beings should never have met. They should never have a future. Dax is a hybrid and Cindel is the mate of his arch enemy. Their story is dark, dangerous and brutal. The passion and chemistry they have for one another is raw and pure. Cindel is like a siren to Dax. Every part of her calls to him. Their story is so worth the battle. This was a fantastic read. It can be read as a standalone, but I think a reader would get more out of the story if they know the backstory and background to the secondary characters. If you're looking for a dark, edgy paranormal romance then I highly recommend this book. "I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The ARC and all media was provided by SocialButterflyPR

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite

    The Order of the Senary series by L.D. Rose keeps getting better and better. She continues to do an amazing job combining intriguing worldbuilding, and romance into a story and series that will own your mind and soul. And addictive, intense, dark, deeply sensual read filled with characters I fell in love with from the minute they walked onto the page. I have wanted to be a part of their world and unique band of friends since I read the first book in the series. L.D. Rose writes paranormal romance The Order of the Senary series by L.D. Rose keeps getting better and better. She continues to do an amazing job combining intriguing worldbuilding, and romance into a story and series that will own your mind and soul. And addictive, intense, dark, deeply sensual read filled with characters I fell in love with from the minute they walked onto the page. I have wanted to be a part of their world and unique band of friends since I read the first book in the series. L.D. Rose writes paranormal romances like nobody’s business and with VERMILION LIES she delivers yet another bloody amazing story. My new favorite from the series. So if you enjoy dark paranormal reads and haven’t picked up THE ORDER OF THE SENARY SERIES yet, then you totally need to change that ASAP because it's freakin’ AH-MAZING! Dark paranormal romance at its best. You can find me here: INSTAGRAM

  4. 5 out of 5

    Dianne

    You won’t just read this one, you will fall into it and feel it! L.D. Rose is keeping the throttle on the speed of awesome as she takes us back into the world of the Senary with VERMILION LIES. Dax is one “icy-hot” hybrid, working with the Senary. When out on a mission to help out another hybrid group, he never expected the raging inferno of passion he would feel for one of his sworn enemies, a vampiress named Cindy. Little did he know she was more than a tormented woman fleeing her sire or the w You won’t just read this one, you will fall into it and feel it! L.D. Rose is keeping the throttle on the speed of awesome as she takes us back into the world of the Senary with VERMILION LIES. Dax is one “icy-hot” hybrid, working with the Senary. When out on a mission to help out another hybrid group, he never expected the raging inferno of passion he would feel for one of his sworn enemies, a vampiress named Cindy. Little did he know she was more than a tormented woman fleeing her sire or the world of trouble they would find themselves in even as they fall passionately for one another. And again, L.D. Rose draws us into her world in a nano-second! She has a gift for storytelling that brings fantasy to life with a gritty flare that is both dark and sinister and engaging and addictive. Are you looking for a hero with honor, a heroine who doesn’t realize just how much she has to offer and a romance that bursts off the pages with intensity? Do you love the eternal battle of good versus evil, not afraid to walk on the dark side of life? This is one of the most mesmerizing, adult paranormal series I have read in a while with characters that are vibrantly colored and real to the imagination! I received a complimentary ARC edition from L.D. Rose! Series: The Order of the Senary - Book 3 Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing, LLC (April 17, 2019) Publication Date: April 17, 2019 Genre: Paranormal Romance Print Length: 306 pages Available from: Amazon For Reviews, Giveaways, Fabulous Book News, follow: http://tometender.blogspot.com

  5. 5 out of 5

    Stormi (Bewitched Reader)

    The books in L.D. Rose's Order of the Senary series just keep getting better and Vermillion Lies is the best one yet! Rose's writing sucked me in and had me on the edge of my seat all throughout Dax and Cindel's story. I love the way Rose combines romance, action, and the paranormal create Such an addictive story. The entire book is excellently paced and didn't have a single moment that felt slow. I highly recommend this series to fans of PNR. If you're not looking for a series, don't worry. Eac The books in L.D. Rose's Order of the Senary series just keep getting better and Vermillion Lies is the best one yet! Rose's writing sucked me in and had me on the edge of my seat all throughout Dax and Cindel's story. I love the way Rose combines romance, action, and the paranormal create Such an addictive story. The entire book is excellently paced and didn't have a single moment that felt slow. I highly recommend this series to fans of PNR. If you're not looking for a series, don't worry. Each book can be read as a stand-alone! I voluntarily received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Veronica Bellaorev Books

    Omgggg this book was INCREDIBLE. I read it in a day and a half. The word is UNPUTDOWNABLE. Vermilion Lies, book 3 of the Order of the Senary, was a complete adrenaline rush. Completely action pack, intense, intriguing, suspenseful and unbelievably passionate. I devoured it and I’m already craving a re read. L.D. Rose created a paranormal world that I was dying to be part of. Her writing style is impeccable. They way you get suck into this world, this incredible fights, it’s out of this world. Yo Omgggg this book was INCREDIBLE. I read it in a day and a half. The word is UNPUTDOWNABLE. Vermilion Lies, book 3 of the Order of the Senary, was a complete adrenaline rush. Completely action pack, intense, intriguing, suspenseful and unbelievably passionate. I devoured it and I’m already craving a re read. L.D. Rose created a paranormal world that I was dying to be part of. Her writing style is impeccable. They way you get suck into this world, this incredible fights, it’s out of this world. You feel inside the book and watch every scene like you are in front of a tv. Book 3 bring us Dax and Cindel’s story. This is a series of standalones but if you ask me it should be read in order to get the full effect. The passion and love between Dax and Cindel is intense. You will ache and burn for them. They will leave you breathless. I can’t wait for book 4. Counting the days until next release. You all can pick this book up on April 17 when it releases. **** I voluntarily read and review an advance copy of this book.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Karen ⚜Mess⚜

    Because it's better to die on your feet than live on your knees I loved this book! I loved how well Dax and Cindel fit together. L.D. Rose's undeniable gift for creating strong unforgettable characters sent Vermilion Lies soaring to a 5 star read and one that I had a hard time putting down. The book cover speaks volumes. Definitely tailored to fit the story and yummy as well. The visual and atmosphere of the scenes along the cold beach were my favorite. I can just picture turning around an Because it's better to die on your feet than live on your knees I loved this book! I loved how well Dax and Cindel fit together. L.D. Rose's undeniable gift for creating strong unforgettable characters sent Vermilion Lies soaring to a 5 star read and one that I had a hard time putting down. The book cover speaks volumes. Definitely tailored to fit the story and yummy as well. The visual and atmosphere of the scenes along the cold beach were my favorite. I can just picture turning around and seeing Dax on that boulder. Yea, definitely my favorite scene. Vermilion Lies stands well on it's own and easy enough to follow along. But once you get a taste of The Order Of The Senary series you're going to want to know more about what happened with Blaze and Jon! I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book, so I could give an honest review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Minx

    In Vermilion Lies, Dax had been looking forward to a change in scenery almost as much as he was looking forward to taking out a high-profile target. It was going to be just what the doctor ordered for this mercenary and he couldn’t wait to get started. What Dax had expected to be business as usual quickly turned into something more when he found that things had gone a little sideways for him. He ended up dangerously compromised and conflicted about one lone vampiress who had attracted his attent In Vermilion Lies, Dax had been looking forward to a change in scenery almost as much as he was looking forward to taking out a high-profile target. It was going to be just what the doctor ordered for this mercenary and he couldn’t wait to get started. What Dax had expected to be business as usual quickly turned into something more when he found that things had gone a little sideways for him. He ended up dangerously compromised and conflicted about one lone vampiress who had attracted his attention in ways that he would rather pretend did not happen. He decided that the best choice of action was to take her with him until he figured out his next step and because it was convenient. It had nothing to do with the attraction that he felt towards her because he would never cross that line, or so he tried to convince himself. Cindel’s life since she was turned had been one torment after another. While she had been freed from that hell, she only found a different kind waiting for her. It was when Cindel had pretty much given up on everything that Dax erupted into her life. While she may have went with him willingly, she didn’t trust him with the truth about who she really was. A truth that she should have shared with him before it became too late and did irrecoverable damage to their budding romance. Just when she was willing to give him everything, her past threw both of them into jeopardy. If Cindel and Dax wanted a future together, they were going to have to learn to trust each other before it was too late. What I love about reading books from The Order of the Senary series is that you can expect action, violence, and horror, but woven between the pages will be a heart gripping, steam inducing romance between two unlikely characters. Vermilion Lies was everything that I have come to expect out of this series! I loved that Dax was quite conflicted about his yearnings and what he was doing by engaging with Cindel was so naughty, it amped up the forbidden desire feeling. It also made the romance so, so, swoony because both characters were willing to sacrifice for what they wanted. I loved that! There were some choices that Cindel’s character made that I found to be not to my liking but I really liked the kindness and ability to care that she exuded. Overall, Vermilion Lies was an exciting paranormal romance that I would highly recommend! This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Social Butterfly PR. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating. Find this review and more at The Genre Minx Book Reviews

  9. 5 out of 5

    Siobhan

    I adore L.D. Rose’s The Order of the Senary series and have been bouncing in my seat waiting for Vermilion Lies. I needed more of the wonderful world, more of the characters I have come to love, and more of L.D. Rose’s addictive storytelling. Thus, I jumped straight into Vermilion Lies and devoured it in no time at all. In truth, it took me slightly longer to get into Vermilion Lies than it took me to get into the prior books in the series. Once I was sucked in, however, my experience was right up I adore L.D. Rose’s The Order of the Senary series and have been bouncing in my seat waiting for Vermilion Lies. I needed more of the wonderful world, more of the characters I have come to love, and more of L.D. Rose’s addictive storytelling. Thus, I jumped straight into Vermilion Lies and devoured it in no time at all. In truth, it took me slightly longer to get into Vermilion Lies than it took me to get into the prior books in the series. Once I was sucked in, however, my experience was right up there with the other books in the series. I was addicted, I could not put the book down, and I loved every moment of it. If you have yet to read the prior books in the series, you need to go back and do so. This is one of those hidden paranormal romance gems. The series has so much, it has everything you hope for in the genre, and you’ll find yourself powering through the series in no time at all. With Vermilion Lies, we’re given more of all those things we have come to love so much. With Vermilion Lies, we dig deeper into the world, building upon the things we have already been introduced to whilst introducing us to more. Not only do we have a great romance wrapped up in this one, we also have new elements introduce to us that will leave us desperate for the next book in the series. In fact, this one has made me more desperate for the rest of the series than I already was – and I was already pretty desperate. With L.D. Rose’s great writing, with great characters, with wonderful romance, with plenty of action, with new twists, with so much, Vermilion Lies will have you turning the pages at a rapid pace. Without a doubt, fans of The Order of the Senary need to read Vermilion Lies.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)

    VERMILION LIES is the third book in The Order of the Senary series, and I would highly recommend you read these in order. This is Dax and Cindel's story. Dax we know from previous books, but Cindel is an unknown. It starts off with her running for her life. She hasn't had the 'best' of relationships, and wants to try out on her own. Fast forward, and we see how that turned out for her. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but not quite as much as the first two... and I don't know why. It was well-writt VERMILION LIES is the third book in The Order of the Senary series, and I would highly recommend you read these in order. This is Dax and Cindel's story. Dax we know from previous books, but Cindel is an unknown. It starts off with her running for her life. She hasn't had the 'best' of relationships, and wants to try out on her own. Fast forward, and we see how that turned out for her. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but not quite as much as the first two... and I don't know why. It was well-written, with plenty of action, steamy scenes and hardships for our main two characters. I would highly recommend this book, but would also recommend you read the other two first--simply to immerse yourself into their world, and the fantastic writing of L.D. Rose.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Hannah

    ARC REVIEW L.D. when it comes to Rome, woman, you are a tease!! Dax gets his big ol' frozen heart thawed out by a sexy little runaway. Oh my goodness this book, the narrative descriptive and the action so easy to visualize in my head so wonderfully written. Characters are well thought out and have just enough angst to make them interesting but not whinny, not to mention these guys have a pretty twisted sense of humor. The bad guys are evil, as they should be, and the good guys sometimes have to d ARC REVIEW L.D. when it comes to Rome, woman, you are a tease!! Dax gets his big ol' frozen heart thawed out by a sexy little runaway. Oh my goodness this book, the narrative descriptive and the action so easy to visualize in my head so wonderfully written. Characters are well thought out and have just enough angst to make them interesting but not whinny, not to mention these guys have a pretty twisted sense of humor. The bad guys are evil, as they should be, and the good guys sometimes have to do bad things so people live. I absolutely loved this book. Cindel, aka Cindy, ran away from her evil sire/lover/abuser/vampire ruler of New York and with the help of another particularly evil vampire she broke her ties to him making it impossible for him to find her. For the last three years she's barely survived doing what she has to do for blood, until one night she meets Dax. Having just slaughtered an entire yacht of vampires Dax is more injured than he would have liked and without Cindy's help he would have died on that yacht. Dax doesn't trust her at first but the fragile Cindy proves she can be trusted and that she is somehow like JJ, a vampire who can feel. Seeing how fragile she is Dax starts to teach Cindy how to fight and as Cindy learns her strength and capabilities the attraction between the two grows. When Cindy's life is on the line Dax will risk his own to make sure she's safe. Overall, this is another fantastic story with great characters and a hot romance; I can not believe I have to wait even longer for Rome's book! Cindy had incredible growth in this book you can see her change from the fragile woman to badass (girl crush!).

  12. 4 out of 5

    Monique

    As this is the fourth book I've read and loved by Rose, she is an automatic buy for me. Like her previous books, Vermillion Lies has all of the components for a paranormal urban fantasy romance: A very complex yet relatable H/h, a wild ride of a plot with twists and turns that make sense, and steamy sex/love scenes that don't take away from the story, but rather, enhance it. Dax and Cindy made an awesome couple, and Dax's brothers and friends revealed more of their close bonds as the story progr As this is the fourth book I've read and loved by Rose, she is an automatic buy for me. Like her previous books, Vermillion Lies has all of the components for a paranormal urban fantasy romance: A very complex yet relatable H/h, a wild ride of a plot with twists and turns that make sense, and steamy sex/love scenes that don't take away from the story, but rather, enhance it. Dax and Cindy made an awesome couple, and Dax's brothers and friends revealed more of their close bonds as the story progressed (I love these guys)! Of course there's violence, and much of it is pretty gruesome, as the books center on the Senary's fight against some pretty nasty batshit vampires, after all - but it was all relevant to the story. I particularly loved when the former victim - Cindel/Cindy - took care of one particular 'leech' in a very creative way. (view spoiler)[Using power that she got from Dax, she froze his ass, and knocked him to the ground, to shatter into icy bits. Revenge is sweet. lol (hide spoiler)] Rose's writing flows, and with the exception of the really traumatic scenes, I found an undercurrent of dark humor throughout this and her other books, which I love. Now, it's time for me to hound the author on when the next book is coming out (I'll be happy to beta-read another one, Linda)! I'm looking forward to Kasen the healer's story. As an empathic doctor, I'm sure that he can also kick ass with the rest of 'em! Five Bright Bloody Stars!!!

  13. 4 out of 5

    L.D. Rose

    Now LIVE! :D Amazon US: http://bit.ly/vermilionlies Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/vermilionliesUK Amazon CA: http://bit.ly/vermilionliesCA Amazon AU: http://bit.ly/vermilionliesAU I hope you all love reading this story as much as I loved writing it. <3

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kahea

    ***5 Stars*** I’ve been waiting for a minute for the next book in the series, especially with how Black Bullet ended, and Vermilion Lies did not disappoint! With a few pages things were off and running and I was all in to see what would happen between Dax and Cindel as what would happen to those they hunted, and who hunted them. It was dark, gritty, sweet and smexy and filled with character ~ the good, the bad and the ugly ~ that kept me turning the pages until the very end and has me wanting m ***5 Stars*** I’ve been waiting for a minute for the next book in the series, especially with how Black Bullet ended, and Vermilion Lies did not disappoint! With a few pages things were off and running and I was all in to see what would happen between Dax and Cindel as what would happen to those they hunted, and who hunted them. It was dark, gritty, sweet and smexy and filled with character ~ the good, the bad and the ugly ~ that kept me turning the pages until the very end and has me wanting more. I didn’t know what to make of Cindel in the beginning, she kind of had this dead woman/vamp walking thing going on, but her strong need to survive ~ no matter what that survival entailed ~ sparked my curiosity and I loved watching her become stronger as the story progressed and finding a sort of peace that broke through the darkness that had settled over her soul. Dax is all kinds of honorable, lethal alpha AF male and that isn’t afraid to put himself in situations that have a high chance of killing him, even with his special abilities. But his loyalty, not only to the cause, but his brothers makes it hard to not love him. Dax and Cindel’s journey is definitely rocky, especially considering they are technically supposed to be enemies of the highest order, but the protector in Dax ~ along with that inexplicable pull between them ~ keeps them from going for each other’s throats...at least in violence. I liked how they got to know each other and saw exactly who the was (or could be) and found that inexplicable connection that neither could deny. With both of them fighting for their lives, they have quite a few obstacles to overcome, but I loved how they got their HEA in the end. This was a great addition to the series and I loved how it gave closure to some issues even as it pushed the series forward with all the twists and turns that were dropped throughout the book. I loved catching up with the Knights and seeing where they are all at ~ whether they are coupled up or not ~ but Kayne kinda did it for me and I’m crossing my toes that we’ll see more of him as the series progresses. And as for that ending and tease of what to expect in the next book? Well...I cannot wait to get my hands in it to see just how it will all play out! ~ Copy provided by Social Butterfly PR & voluntarily reviewed ~

  15. 5 out of 5

    Julie Stafford

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ NO WORDS!! April 19, 2019 I was left absolutely speechless when I finished Vermillion Lies by L. D. Rose. She has packed more action, love, and dark paranormal in this book then you would think is possible. Once you start it you won’t be able to put it down. This story about Dax and Cindel is very intense. They are supposed to be enemies, but they both become lovestruck. They end up not only fighting the attraction to each other but are battling with the rogue vampires to protect the humans. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ NO WORDS!! April 19, 2019 I was left absolutely speechless when I finished Vermillion Lies by L. D. Rose. She has packed more action, love, and dark paranormal in this book then you would think is possible. Once you start it you won’t be able to put it down. This story about Dax and Cindel is very intense. They are supposed to be enemies, but they both become lovestruck. They end up not only fighting the attraction to each other but are battling with the rogue vampires to protect the humans. This is a deep dark paranormal series and each book just draws you in deeper. I have loved them all and highly recommend that you start reading them now. I can’t wait for the next one. Kudos to L. D. Rose.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Sherwood

    In hindsight, I should have re-read the series. I realized I had forgotten so much. In the just the first few pages, I was feeling like I needed a re-fresher. I spent at least the first half of the book wanting to punch Dax in the face. And Cindel would just never do what I wanted her to do. LOL. I love it when that happens. I want to read the stories that don't go the way I think they should. I want to be dropped into a place that's really outside of my head. Thank you. If you pick this series up In hindsight, I should have re-read the series. I realized I had forgotten so much. In the just the first few pages, I was feeling like I needed a re-fresher. I spent at least the first half of the book wanting to punch Dax in the face. And Cindel would just never do what I wanted her to do. LOL. I love it when that happens. I want to read the stories that don't go the way I think they should. I want to be dropped into a place that's really outside of my head. Thank you. If you pick this series up, you need to be in the mood for violence. For real. There's a lot and it's graphic. The romance was sweet. I enjoyed the intensity of emotion from Dax. He really grew throughout the story, and I appreciated watching that unfold. I also enjoyed the way Dax and Blaze related to each other. It seemed very real the way they connected and how they spoke and thought of each other. I'm feeling ready to spend more time with Rome though. I liked this story. Solid like. I am giving it 4 stars instead of 3 because I got so sucked in. I wanted to read it each day. Just like the other books, it was easy to slip into this world and hang out with these characters.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Donna Till

    This is book 3 in The Order of the Senary series and it's Dax Knight's story. Dax is in New England helping to battle the vampire forces. Cindel is a vampire who is on the run from her sire. When Dax and Cindel meet the attraction is instant and intense. This book has it all - action, suspense, paranormal and passion and just like the first 2 books in the series this one will suck you in. L.D. Rose is a brilliant writer and her stories flow so well. I have enjoyed this series and will definitely b This is book 3 in The Order of the Senary series and it's Dax Knight's story. Dax is in New England helping to battle the vampire forces. Cindel is a vampire who is on the run from her sire. When Dax and Cindel meet the attraction is instant and intense. This book has it all - action, suspense, paranormal and passion and just like the first 2 books in the series this one will suck you in. L.D. Rose is a brilliant writer and her stories flow so well. I have enjoyed this series and will definitely be reading more.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Gin

    An action-packed thrill ride of epic proportions! This is right up my alley in the supernatural realm with the terrific writing and electrifying storyline. Bloody mayhem abounds as the vampire queen, Cindel, runs from the omnipresence of the evil Russian vampire king and her sire, Alek, and ends up in the arms of a swoon-worthy hybrid, Dax. What a sizzling pair they are after he gets over her being a leech and she learns to trust him and becomes his Cindy. This is the first story I've read in th An action-packed thrill ride of epic proportions! This is right up my alley in the supernatural realm with the terrific writing and electrifying storyline. Bloody mayhem abounds as the vampire queen, Cindel, runs from the omnipresence of the evil Russian vampire king and her sire, Alek, and ends up in the arms of a swoon-worthy hybrid, Dax. What a sizzling pair they are after he gets over her being a leech and she learns to trust him and becomes his Cindy. This is the first story I've read in the series and I loved it. The spectacular world the author created with the invasion of vampires and the only force stopping them from destroying mankind is the Senary, comprised of hybrids and other supernaturals, is marvelous and scary. The hybrid Knight brothers and sisters have awesome unique powers like Dax and his ability to manifest freeze hence his nickname Frosty. He's a first rate, panty-melting hero with his chi powers and sexy body. Dax's is terrific as he protects Cindy and teaches her to stand strong as she turns from a delicate, used creature to a kickass heroine all the while their sexy love blossoms. But will Dax be able to keep her safe from her past and his brothers? There's also the Trinity and the hilarious leprechaun, Kayne, that assists the Senary in there quest to take down the evil vampires. The camaraderie between the guys is wonderful and funny and adds some levity to the gruesome fighting and blood baths that ensue. It's all hands on deck when Dax is captured and tortured by Alek in his quest for power and the return of his queen. A few heart-stopping moments and an exciting ending with tons of fighting and super powers in full force. Just fantastic! I'm looking forward to the next story while I catch up on the first two. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Hannah Court

    What I enjoy most about this series is it's continuity. Each book focuses on a new perspective, a new plot, however links back to the previous characters therefor giving more depth and meaning. Vermilion lies' plot follows Ciny/Cindel discovering herself. Cindy starts as a shy "used,tortured" soul, however by the end she is a new woman, all thanks to Dax and his guidance. Cindel is a very tortured character, broken from years of abuse, feeling beaten and worthless. That is until she meets Dax, a What I enjoy most about this series is it's continuity. Each book focuses on a new perspective, a new plot, however links back to the previous characters therefor giving more depth and meaning. Vermilion lies' plot follows Ciny/Cindel discovering herself. Cindy starts as a shy "used,tortured" soul, however by the end she is a new woman, all thanks to Dax and his guidance. Cindel is a very tortured character, broken from years of abuse, feeling beaten and worthless. That is until she meets Dax, a hybrid with a sudden need to protect this vampire, a leech. Going against his better judgement Dax begins to find solace in this woman. However the lies and previous bonds are nothing compared to the new challenges these two now have to face. I found this book to have a slower start than the previous two. I do not blame that on L.D Rose' writing style, in fact the authors skilful writing has kept me engrossed from start to finish in other books she has published. I believe the beginning was slow due to the amount of introduction, dialogue and content needed to explain Cindy/Cindel's background, as well as the way Dax and Cindy meet. Although slow, it was essential for the story, well thought out and structured. About 40% of the way through I was extremely interested, the book had taken a dangerous and passionate turn. I loved the banter between Dax and his friend Kayne. My favourite part being Dax trying to impersonate an irish accent to annoy Kayne, this scene in particular even had me giggling out loud. And the banter does not stop there, Dax continues to push the buttons of his fellow "brothers" throughout the book. Overall I enjoyed this book and give it a 4/5 stars. I loved the previous books, especially number 1 with Blaze as the lead male being my particular favourite.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Aleen ~Lampshade Reader

    Originally posted on lampshadereader.com I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. 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.     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 p Originally posted on lampshadereader.com I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. 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.     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.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Bobo's Book Bank

    VERMILION LIES is book #3 in The Order of the Senary series. I suppose each book could be a standalone but reading the series in order really enhances the storyline. Cindel, a vampiress in an apocalyptic world, is on the run from her brutal husband/sire. She's basically escaped one prison for another, though, since her new captor is her pimp. So when she meets a Knight of the Senary, Dax, she desperately convinces him to take her. Dax is a hybrid, part vampire, part...something else. He takes Ci VERMILION LIES is book #3 in The Order of the Senary series. I suppose each book could be a standalone but reading the series in order really enhances the storyline. Cindel, a vampiress in an apocalyptic world, is on the run from her brutal husband/sire. She's basically escaped one prison for another, though, since her new captor is her pimp. So when she meets a Knight of the Senary, Dax, she desperately convinces him to take her. Dax is a hybrid, part vampire, part...something else. He takes Cindel as a prisoner but he quickly learns that she's very different from the vamps he usually kills. Being a huge fan of J.R. Ward's BDB series, it's sometimes hard for me to enjoy other vampire stories but I gotta say, I'm completely invested in this series! The Knights of the Senary are heroes, yes, but they're not without flaws. And I FLOVED Dax. He was absolutely everything that I adore in a main character: alpha (but not a jerk), strong, loyal, sexy, smart, funny. In other words, my heart was tripping all over the place for him! But Cindel was such a fabulous character, too. Her life was one disaster after another, heartbreak after heartbreak. Yet, she preserved, she grew confident and strong. In some ways, she almost seemed naive while in others, incredibly jaded. Then once Dax and Cindy came together, they were completely sure of each other, there was no back and forth which was awesome. L.D. Rose created a spectacularly dark world ruled by vampires, one where humans are the prey. It's an intricate plot, written so well, I had to pry my eyes from the words just so I could get everyday things done! This series is simply outstanding and highly recommended. Told from dual POVs with a super sweet ending. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.

  22. 5 out of 5

    BCD Book Review - Rachel & Jen

    Amount of sex 3 / 5 How explicit are the sex scenes 3 / 5 Story 4.5 / 5 Overall: 4.5 / 5 Vermilion Lies is the third book in the Order of the Senary series written by author LD Rose. Even though each book centers on a different couple, I believe it’s best to read the series from the beginning. This will allow you to have the background knowledge to fully appreciate and understand Dax and Cindel’s story. Dax is a vampire hybrid and part of the Order of the Senary who hunts and kills the evil Strigoi, Amount of sex 3 / 5 How explicit are the sex scenes 3 / 5 Story 4.5 / 5 Overall: 4.5 / 5 Vermilion Lies is the third book in the Order of the Senary series written by author LD Rose. Even though each book centers on a different couple, I believe it’s best to read the series from the beginning. This will allow you to have the background knowledge to fully appreciate and understand Dax and Cindel’s story. Dax is a vampire hybrid and part of the Order of the Senary who hunts and kills the evil Strigoi, which are born vampires. While on a mission, he finds Cindel (Cindy), a turned vampire, amongst the Strigoi. After the battle, Cindy asked Dax to take her with him. He does not trust Cindy, and it takes some time for Dax to realize that she is not the enemy. I really enjoyed this story and have to say that their chemistry was pretty dang hot! Vermilion Lies storyline was well developed, gripping, and steamy! I enjoyed being back in the Order of the Senary world and loved hearing from all the characters from the first two books. This was my favorite so far in the series, and I had a hard time putting my Kindle down. I’m looking forward to reading the next in the series! Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Copy

  23. 4 out of 5

    Michaelene

    Vermilion Lies completely blew me away. Every book in the Order of the Senary has. L.D. Rose is a mega talented author. Read this series. Dax is squatting in an abandoned building and finds himself with a vampire captive. A vampire he should have killed, but who ignites his curiosity. Who is she? What does her past hide? How can Dax NOT get her out of his mind? Cindel does anything she can to survive and to outrun the past that haunts her. It lands her right into the arms of half-breed, Dax. But w Vermilion Lies completely blew me away. Every book in the Order of the Senary has. L.D. Rose is a mega talented author. Read this series. Dax is squatting in an abandoned building and finds himself with a vampire captive. A vampire he should have killed, but who ignites his curiosity. Who is she? What does her past hide? How can Dax NOT get her out of his mind? Cindel does anything she can to survive and to outrun the past that haunts her. It lands her right into the arms of half-breed, Dax. But when Cindel's past closes in, what will be her future? Can I say that the chemistry knocked my socks off? I actually started reading this on a plane, and I was enthralled from the very beginning. Cindel is the heroine of my dreams! I fist-pumped so many times. She has gumption and smarts, so much courage even if she's scared out of her mind. I just loved her to pieces. By far, my favorite character in the series. She's one badass vamp. And Dax...I just adored him. The perfect combo of humor and seriousness, strength but vulnerability. He was just wonderful. The push-pull of temptation was absolutely delicious. And the big bad is super BIG BAD. Villainous to the core, I had to shut one of my eyes in some parts. Adrenaline just oozed from each page. If you're searching for romantic suspense that amps up the heat and leaves you grasping to reality with the ends of your fingertips you're going to want to read this book. AKA devour. I can't wait to see what happens next... Content warning: depictions of torture, mentions of rape. I reviewed an arc via the author in exchange for an honest review.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sara Oxton

    Vermilion Lies by L.D. Rose a four-star read that will rock you. This is the third novel in the Order of the Senary but each one can be read as stand-alone, but in my opinion I would advise reading them in order as I have and I feel I have gotten the most of them this way. This is fast paced and brutal at times the pace is so quick, it will leave you breathless. This one will have you wanting to be violent to a certain character as well as imagining the brutal violence that this story is full of Vermilion Lies by L.D. Rose a four-star read that will rock you. This is the third novel in the Order of the Senary but each one can be read as stand-alone, but in my opinion I would advise reading them in order as I have and I feel I have gotten the most of them this way. This is fast paced and brutal at times the pace is so quick, it will leave you breathless. This one will have you wanting to be violent to a certain character as well as imagining the brutal violence that this story is full of, but its also got heart that will surprise you. This has been a great series, and this is a great story.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Gwen

    Another great book from the Order of the Senary. The world the author creates is complex, full of action and mistery surrounding the members of the Senary, very deadly vampires and innocent humans. This time Dax is on a mission working with the Trinity and hell breaks loose when he kills one of the bad guys and takes a hostage with him. There’s so much action and suspense but also fun and loving characters. Things explode (vampires included) and the war between the vamps and the hybrids is in fu Another great book from the Order of the Senary. The world the author creates is complex, full of action and mistery surrounding the members of the Senary, very deadly vampires and innocent humans. This time Dax is on a mission working with the Trinity and hell breaks loose when he kills one of the bad guys and takes a hostage with him. There’s so much action and suspense but also fun and loving characters. Things explode (vampires included) and the war between the vamps and the hybrids is in full swing. Loved it from beginning to end.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Brenda M.

    L.D. Rose does an excellent job with this book. While it may be the 3rd installment of this series, Vermillion Lies can be read as a stand alone. In all actuality, it makes me want to go find the other 2 and read them. Not because I'm missing something, but because the storyline is captivating and the writer is very talented in drawing you in. Dax brings to mind "Cool Hand Luke" on so many levels. Tough, disciplined, but still a rebel at heart. That is, if his heart was actually completely there L.D. Rose does an excellent job with this book. While it may be the 3rd installment of this series, Vermillion Lies can be read as a stand alone. In all actuality, it makes me want to go find the other 2 and read them. Not because I'm missing something, but because the storyline is captivating and the writer is very talented in drawing you in. Dax brings to mind "Cool Hand Luke" on so many levels. Tough, disciplined, but still a rebel at heart. That is, if his heart was actually completely there. Dax is a hybrid, a member of a very important band of brothers that had the very important mission of freeing the world of the Blood sucking leeches that have taken the world hostage . Vampires are real, and Dax's objective of ridding the world of the scourge is being tested when he happens upon an anomaly he can't figure out. He's drawn to Cindy, but knows she can't be what he's imagining. She's a vampire, not born, but made. And she shows Dax that not all who are "changed" are monsters.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Anie

    Received from Social Butterfly PR The Order of the Senary is one of those series, that just gets better with each book. The first one was good, the second one was even better and now Vermilion Lies is the best one so far. :) Set in a world where vampires are basically taking over and fighting back are genetically engineers vampire/human hybrids - the knights. Each book follows one of them. Vermilion Lies is the story of Dax. Dax is away from his brothers, in New England helping out. One of his Mis Received from Social Butterfly PR The Order of the Senary is one of those series, that just gets better with each book. The first one was good, the second one was even better and now Vermilion Lies is the best one so far. :) Set in a world where vampires are basically taking over and fighting back are genetically engineers vampire/human hybrids - the knights. Each book follows one of them. Vermilion Lies is the story of Dax. Dax is away from his brothers, in New England helping out. One of his Missions he stumbles on Cindel and can't let her go. Cindel was torchered and beaten around since she can remember. First, it was her husband and after she escaped him, she got from bad to worse, forced to sell herself until she stumbled on Dax. They have trouble trusting each other, but sparks fly and when she finally reveals who he really is, and what she knows... OMG. :) There is something about there books, that are so addictive. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it back down. It pulls you from the very start and you just have to read what happens next.:) And the ending was just ... I can't wait for the next one. :) Highly recommend it!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Megan Luker

    FINALLY!! Dax's book!!! L. D. Rose writes action-packed, paranormal romance. A genre I don't typically read, but cannot get enough of when they're written by her. Vermilion Lies is literally a can't-put-down, stay-up-all-night-reading kind of book. It's addictive, fast-paced and captivating. Dax and Cindel's story left me breathless and in complete awe of Rose's talent. While this series of books can be read as standalones, I STRONGLY suggest going in order so you don't miss a single thing.

  29. 4 out of 5

    CK

    There are no words for this phenomenal book! 6 stars! Packed with humor, suspense, passion and an edge of your seat storyline- you will get addicted to this series!!!! Grab it now and lose yourself! Fantastic job!!!!!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Claire Davis

     I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I have given this book four out of five stars ⭐⭐⭐ I've really enjoyed learning about the vampire and hybrid world that L.D. Rose has created. One of my favourite parts is how each book continues from the previous one. They focus on different characters, plot and world building however they all manage to link back to the previous characters from the other books. Out of the three books from The Order of the Senary series, this book was defini  I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I have given this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I've really enjoyed learning about the vampire and hybrid world that L.D. Rose has created. One of my favourite parts is how each book continues from the previous one. They focus on different characters, plot and world building however they all manage to link back to the previous characters from the other books. Out of the three books from The Order of the Senary series, this book was definitely the hardest to get into. There was a lot of information that we need to learn about the characters and their backgrounds before getting into the nitty gritty parts of the book. Besides the introduction to the characters and plot being very long, I really enjoyed L.D. Rose's writing style (once again!) and the amount of detail she has put into these books. I really liked the connection between the two main characters; Dax and Cindel. They have so much passion between each other, despite the fact that they shouldn't be together makes it all the more steamy and sexy. I loved seeing the incredible transformation of Cindel from being a very fragile woman to becoming a complete strong badass of a character! The humour specifically between Dax and Kayne had me reeling throughout! I absolutely adore their friendship with one another and would love to have had more scenes of just the two of them to be honest. I can't wait to read the next instalment in this series!

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