Book Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down!!!, September 25, 2011
By: Liz Velez: Dallastown, PA USA

I may be only able to give this a 5 star rating here, but in my heart it was a definite 10! Couldn't put it down, but when I was eventually forced to I couldn't get it out of my head. Fell totally head over heels in love with Dylan only 1/4 way into the book. AN ABSOLUTE MUST READ! Bravo to Mrs. Badillo for thinking out of her "box".

5.0 out of 5 stars Flesh Wounds is a terrific book!
Francine Infortunio I loved this book. Dylan Banks is a warm, strong, sexy guy who has loved Julia for years. Julia was hurt and abandoned by her father and she has commitment issues.
Does Dylan give up? No way!
Gently and patiently, he persues a connection with Julia. Heck, they were best friends. Julia feels the connection with Dylan but wants it to be only steamy sex. All I can say is once you pick it up, you'll quickly read it to the end. Enjoy! 


5.0 out of 5 stars Another hitMarch 18, 2011
Jody -

This review is from: The Beginning (Blood Hunter) (Kindle Edition)
With an attraction like these two have boiling below the surface, it's hard to remember who is the "hunter" and who is the "hunted". Blood Hunter is a well played "who dun-it", with twists and turns that open new stories within a story (without the confusion). Each new twist and revelation just makes the characters more accessible and likeable. Palpable romance and pure passion tastefully written. Can't wait for the next installment! 

5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, Love it, Love it!
By: M. Ferrari -
Robin Badillo takes vampires to a whole other level. She shows a side to them that is not only sexy but down to earth. Vampires need love too, and not just from their own species but from a human consort. She writes with so much passion, taking you on a journey filled with so much emotion and action. There were times where I laughed and times where I cried. Her characters are such opposites who bring great strengths into the story. The steamy scenes had me blushing and were done very classy and showed the true desire that the main characters shared. When I got to then end I was sad and wanted to read more. She had me from the very first line and shocked me with anticipation on the last line. I definitely recommend this novel to any paranormal romance lover.. Word to the wise, her works are very addicting. 

4.0 out of 5 stars 
This read is a very high 3 1/2 stars but I'm leaning to a 4. This read help me to get my feet wet with the author and her work.
Raven lives with a coven/family of 5 including herself. They are harmless vampire that are not the murderous kind. Raven is still hung up on her ex for the past 30 yrs and is not really into dating anyone until she meets Thorne. Thorne is a vampire hunter who wants revenge for the past 11 yrs for his father's death. He isn't really interested in hunting all vampires, just a particular vampire.

The hunter and the vampire needs to co exist while having a strong attraction with each other to find the vampire who killed Thorne's dad. Even though these two are working together, in the beginning Thorne captured Raven as bait when he discovered she was a vampire. But later had to escape with her so his family did not kill her.

Nice read for me surely will try more books from the author and hope to read more from the series. 

3.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read
S. Condous "SC" (Australia)

Raven Prince is a carefree, compassionate and beautiful vampire living with her small, close-knit coven. She has no desire to find a mate as her fellow vampires have and goes about her business seemingly without a care.

Thorne Abbott is out for revenge, he has been searching for the Vampire who murdered his father when he was a teen, his quest for retribution and peace is all he has wanted until he comes across Raven in a bar; everything he has known about vampires is about to change.

The ways vampires are portrayed in The Beginning are certainly not the typical cliché; they blend in with humanity and seem to have a tender, more caring side. It was nice reading about them in a lighter more down-to-earth sense; the humans seemed to be the more brutal of them.

Raven and Thorne couldn't have been more different! He was the hunter, she the hunted but they formed a trust and a bond that aided them in working together to find out who was responsible for the death of his father, he had believed what he had been told from a close relative while Raven believed the scenario he had painted couldn't be at all true.

I enjoyed watching them seek the truth and eventual resolution.

I liked the main protagonists, Thorne wasn't the Alpha I tend to love but he was strong and determined, I loved Raven for her loyalty, trust and witty banter. They were a great couple and complimented one another well.

The secondary characters were well placed and though out, I look forward to learning more about them in future books, especially poor Jacobe who was sweet and endearing; I'd love to read more of his back-story.

This book was enjoyable, the story had a nice pace, some interesting twists and turns and I enjoyed Robin's writing style, the dialogue was fun and witty.

I look forward to reading the next installment in this series, The Betrayal. 

4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely Recommend
Donna Newman (Pennsylvania, USA) -

There are several things I loved about this book , The characters for one, I really loved the interaction with Raven and Jacobe(though I am secretly hoping he gets his own book, he deserves some happiness.) Thorne, though I did like him, parts of me wished he was just a bit tougher. I guess I am just used to big badasses. Another character I would like to see more of is Brett, I really connected with him maybe more than Thorne to be honest.

The storyline flowed well, and even though I kind of guessed the 'who done it' moment it still was a shock at the very end. I am definitely interested in where the story will continue on into the sequel.

I read this in one setting and I would definitely recommend to all you vamp lovers out there. I can't wait to read the sequel, The Betrayal. 


5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read!
By Jonathan Walker "Dalhausser" (Houston, TX) - 

I loved The Beginning (Blood Hunter), so I expected I would love this as well. I jumped into and read half of it as soon as I had purchased it. I can't put it down! This series is great, and I can't wait for the next!


Reviewed by: Lilyraines | Aug 29, 2011 | 978-1-55487-930-4
I found THE RETURN to be an engrossing read. What I liked about it is the intertwining histories, pasts, present, flourishing relationships, enmity, and, well, jealousy (warranted and unwarranted) between the characters.
I also liked the twists and turns provided within the plot. Those twists and turns also helped, at least in my opinion, to highlight the different personalities involved.


5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing new spin on the myth,
By: Jody

Robin's attention to detail and descriptive writing allows for great character development, a must when expecting readers to invest in a trilogy. The characters are passionate, interesting, and you feel the sense of being able to relate to them. The romance is intense, but respectfully tasteful. I'll be looking forward to the next one! 

5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Lisa A. Vance "onmiownnow2" (NJ) - 

It's not often that you find a book SO good, you don't want it to end. 'Retribution' is an awesome tale of a young woman's life as a vampire. The characters are realistic and unforgettable. Her leading man would have a hard time finding an un-willing victim. He's not only gorgeous, but loves his lady the way we've all dreamed of being loved. Her heroine takes you in and wraps herself around you by the second paragraph. Robin Badillo has an amazing imagination. Her love scenes are refreshingly mesmerizing and tastefully erotic. Thank God this is only the first in a series... I need more!


5.0 out of 5 stars Even better
Jody - 

The second in the trilogy is even better than the first. Takes a completely new route with the characters, adds some memorable new ones and takes you on an adventure. Kudo's to you Robin...anxiously awaiting #3!


5.0 out of 5 stars Not ready to end this!

It just keeps getting better! More new characters to fall in love with, a great adventure, and a lot of action. Too bad this is the last of this series...I could continue to read about these characters for a long time. Anxiously awaiting the next series due out in March!