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Night Rising (Vampire Babylon Series #1)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

exciting action-packed vampire thriller

Dawn Madison returns to California when private detective company Limpet & Co calls her informing her that her dad Frank vanished four days ago while working on the Robby Pennybaker case. Robby died twenty-three years ago, but he appears in a scene of the new movie Dia...
Dawn Madison returns to California when private detective company Limpet & Co calls her informing her that her dad Frank vanished four days ago while working on the Robby Pennybaker case. Robby died twenty-three years ago, but he appears in a scene of the new movie Diaper Derby even stranger he has not changed in the two plus decades one iota. Dawn hires on with the agency and works with techno geek Breisi who loves Frank, and psychic midget Kiko, who believes his new partner who has a key role to play in the upcoming war with the vampires. --- When the trio arrives at the home of Robbie¿s mother, Guards, the lowest form of being in the vampiric hierarchy, surround the place. They barely escape with their lives and Dawn reassesses her belief system as she now knows that vampires exist and somehow are tied to her father¿s disappearance. The vampires hide in the Underground from mortals and will go to any length to prevent outsiders from finding it or knowing they exist. Dawn and her companions learn about the lair during the first battle between humans and their predatory enemy, an omen of the bloody war that will soon follow. --- Readers will want to obtain the next two books in the series and not just because this is an exciting action-packed vampire thriller. Fans will want to know who the mysterious Joseph Limpet is, why he never leaves his abode, how he gets inside Dawn¿s mind and makes love to her though he seems to have no physical body. The audience will also wonder whether Dawn will find her father and if yes in what condition will he is in. This is a fantastic tale that sets up the next entries, but also provides booklovers with plenty of adventure and a touch of romance. --- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Disliked

I have to say that I really disliked the main character. I thought the concept was fairly interesting, but just didn't like Dawn at all. I did finish the first book but unfortunately I had bought all three of the books (big mistake), luckily I still had my receipt and...
I have to say that I really disliked the main character. I thought the concept was fairly interesting, but just didn't like Dawn at all. I did finish the first book but unfortunately I had bought all three of the books (big mistake), luckily I still had my receipt and was able to return them all in time. Very unfortunate and I really love vampire, werewolves, etc. books and have read lots of them.

If you really want something good, I highly recommend the Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost or the Cassandra Palmer books by Karen Chance.

posted by VampLoverKP on April 6, 2009

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  • Posted December 19, 2010

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    I liked this book. It took me a few chapters to get into it, although it seemed OK the writing was a bit light and lacked depth. The characters did end up developing, esp the two sidekicks (Kiko and Breisie) who soon became my favorites. I wasn't sure about the main heroins nymphomania, but with the developments involving Jonah I couldn't help but get a little into it. I did see the not so twisty-twist coming from a mile away, but still enjoyed watching it develop and knowing it will be gone into more in the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2007

    Definitely worth reading

    Dawn Madison, a young stunt woman, is summoned to L.A. to find out what has happened to her father, Frank, who has disappeared. She is introduced to the Limpet Agency, whom her father worked for, and meets Kiko and Breisi, paranormal investigators. Dawn has issues concerning her mother, Eva, who was Hollywood royalty before she was murdered one month after Dawn was born. Dawn feels she will never compare to her beautiful mother. In the course of the hunt for her father, she finds out the Limpet Agency is investigating a sighting of a young Hollywood child star, Robby Pennybaker, who died at the age of 12. During the investigation for her father and the reason for the sighting of Robby, she is brought into the world of vampires and the Underground. For the most part, the book was entertaining, but didn't entirely grab me from page to page. The ending is left open for a continuation of the story and many loose ends are left dangling. But all in all, a good effort and worth reading the next book to find out what happens.

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