Blurred Nights: First Part of the Blurred Trilogy

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In a future world shattered by the invasion of beast-like demons, humans are fighting back as well as they can, using ancient weapons along with magic to defend their cities. Next to them, vampires are fighting too - some for the thrill of it, others to hold on to age-old Pacts, which demand that they protect humans.

When Kate's squad of fighters meets vampires Marc and Blake, she is torn. Her squad could use their help, but the two men are distracting her from her duty. Night ...

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Overview

In a future world shattered by the invasion of beast-like demons, humans are fighting back as well as they can, using ancient weapons along with magic to defend their cities. Next to them, vampires are fighting too - some for the thrill of it, others to hold on to age-old Pacts, which demand that they protect humans.

When Kate's squad of fighters meets vampires Marc and Blake, she is torn. Her squad could use their help, but the two men are distracting her from her duty. Night after night, they search together for the breach between realities that allows the demons' invasion. They search, also, for the equilibrium that will allow Blake to forgive his Sire, Marc to accept Blake as he is - and Kate to admit she is attracted to both of them.

Can they find that delicate balance before the demons destroy the squad?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461058250
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/20/2011
  • Series: Blurred Trilogy , #1
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Kallysten's most exciting accomplishment to date was to cross a few thousand miles and an ocean to pursue (and catch!) the love of her life. She has been writing for fifteen years, and always enjoyed sharing her stories and listening to the readers' reactions. After playing with science fiction, short stories and poetry, she is now trying her hand, heart and words at paranormal romance novels.

To see her other stories, including free short stories and sample chapters, visit http://kallysten.net

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  • Posted September 6, 2013

    In Blurred Nights Marc is Blake's sire to become a vampire. Blak

    In Blurred Nights Marc is Blake's sire to become a vampire. Blake is a unique vampire in the world where they join humans to fight the demons that come from the earth to kill humans and spread terror. The immature Blake finds fighting demons a game, although a deadly game, while Marc is committed to the ancient ideas that vampires were put on earth to protect and help humans.




    The conversations full of wit between the two vampires, the underlying love for each other that they will not express in words and the competition for the attentions of the beautiful human woman fighter, Kate makes this a great story. Blake keeps coming up with new ways to keep the story flowing and interesting along with the well written sex scenes as they keep hunting the demon's breech.
    The author supplied me with a copy of this manuscript with no request for a review; the opinions expressed are my honest opinions. If you like paranormal and vampires, this is a very good story that I highly recommend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2013

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    What an amazing storyline! It had me snared from beginning to en

    What an amazing storyline! It had me snared from beginning to end. I literally could not put the book down. This is Blake, Mac, and Kate's story. The humans and vampires are fighting to close the breaches in the fabric of their world but the demons keep opening them. While out looking for a breach Mac and Blake, vampires, run into a group of humans and they begin to help them look for the breach. It's then they meet Kate. Mac instantly starts to fall for Kate but Blake is only going after Kate to anger his sire, Mac, or at least that's how it starts out. Much more happens than what I have already told you, so you must read this book!

    The storyline is so unique and such a different take on the vampire/human relationship that I was drawn into the story instantly. Character development was good from the beginning. I can't wait to read the next books in this trilogy as I am sure there is much to discover in this broken world they live in.

    Awesome book Kallysten!!!

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  • Posted September 29, 2013

    Wonderful book. All of Kallysten's work that I have read as of y

    Wonderful book. All of Kallysten's work that I have read as of yet as been wonderful.




    This one took me a bit to jump in, and get the bearing and surroundings for some reason. I had a cold for a bit, so maybe it was just that.
    Marc and Blake are vampires. Marc being the Master and Blake being his Childe. The setting is in the future when Pacts are no longer formed or mean much of anything. (Pacts are where vampires keep humans safe and in exchange they give vampires blood.)(To learn more about Pacts see Kallysten's series titled The Pact) Vampires used to keep humans safe from the demons that roam the earth. There seem to be more and more demons roaming, this is caused by rips in the reality. Marc and Blake are looking for the rip when they come across some human fighters who are in need of assistance. Of course humans nowadays aren't as trusting and fear that these 2 vampires might be working with the demons. so it takes some time before a little bit of trust is formed.
    Amongst the group of fighters is Kate, who both Marc and Blake find attractive and desire. Kate is slow to realize it, but she too has an attraction to not just one of them but both of them. Although there is ground work set for more with these 3, there isn't much in this book. (can't wait for the next one and the one after that, as it will be about these three, but back to this one first.) They fight together and the start to trust one another, and slowly build more of a foundation.




    The vampires and the humans main goal becomes to find the rip and get it sealed, so they move on to a new town and start once more. Slowly making earth a safe place once again. There is hurt, and some betrayal, and enough lust to make you want more. Once the story gets going, its hard to put down, it just seems to fly by and before you know it its over and your wanting the next book so you can continue on with their journey and see what more is to come.

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  • Posted September 29, 2013

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    Another great book from Kallysten. Rating:  4 1/2 stars I was

    Another great book from Kallysten.

    Rating:  4 1/2 stars

    I was provided a copy of this book from the author for the purpose of an honest review.  I was not compensated for this review – all conclusions are my own responsibility.   

    What makes Kallysten’s stories so good is it’s not all about the sex.  She develops the story first and the romance between characters is just icing on the cake.  We have vampires and humans fighting against demons.  It’s a story you can finish in just a couple of hours and because it’s so short you will find it difficult to put down.  The action and suspense are what will hold your attention right up until the end where you’ll be left wanting to read more.  And you’ll be happy to note that the second and third books titled Blurred Bloodlines and Blurred Memories are also currently available.

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  • Posted September 29, 2013

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    Exciting Story I think before I began Blurred Nights I was expec

    Exciting Story
    I think before I began Blurred Nights I was expecting a high heat ménage type of vampire story, perhaps similar to the On The Edge series, also by Kallysten.  If I had to classify this book, I would say straight up Urban Fantasy with just a hint of romance.  To be honest, it took me quite a few chapters to not look for sex around every corner, behind every fleeting glance.  And that is totally on me and my dirty brain.   This book is also number five in The Demons Age series, which I have read none of them previously.  I did not feel as if I were lost, but I do wish that maybe I had read other so that I could learn more about the demons themselves.












    In Blurred Nights we have Marc and Blake, Sire and Childe.  Friends and lovers.  I liked both of these men quite a bit and found their personalities complimented each other well.  Where Marc is by the book and strict, Blake blazes his own path and makes the rules as he goes.  Apparently there are issues in their past, and I don’t know if that is covered in another book or not.  But this has definitely caused some trust and abandonment issues between them.   While they are out hunting demons, they happen upon a group of people, and they end up going back to their compound with them.




    In this group is Daniel, the leader, Simon, the mage, and Kate, a soldier of sorts.  There are others, but their parts are generally smaller.  The main issue of focus here is Kate, and she sort of finds herself in a bit of a triangle with the vampires, Marc and Blake.  I liked Kate enough.  She is a strong woman, stubborn in her ways, and when she loves, she does it all the way.  What I would ultimately like is for Marc, Blake, and Kate to be thrown in a room with no doors to figure their hearts and wants out without escape.




    Like I said, I would consider this book Urban Fantasy.  There were some romantic kissy moments, and there was even some sex (of the Marc & Blake variety). It was mostly about the war with the demons.  Now the demons… that is where I think I could have benefited from reading previous books.  Were they mindless killing machines, or were they intelligent killing soldiers from another dimension?  Did they think for themselves, or were they driven by a singular command?  I’m still not entirely sure.  One thing I do know is that they are pretty badass and just bad. I definitely wouldn’t want to meet them in a dark alley.




    So did I like this book?  Yep.  I sure did.  After I got out of the mindset that it wasn’t all about the nookie.  That took me a moment. Would I recommend this book?  Absolutely.  Kallysten always has this free flowing familiar style to her writing.  It’s always easy to follow and very descriptive.  She creates these whole worlds around these characters, and you feel like you are right there in the deserted and foggy streets with them.  Add that on top of compelling characters and the drama she injects into every story, and you’ve got yourself a hell of a book.

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  • Posted September 28, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Blurred Nights (The Demons Age #5; Blurred Trilogy) by Kallysten

    Blurred Nights (The Demons Age #5; Blurred Trilogy) by Kallysten
    Set in the future when Earth is overrun with demons; humans and vampires must fight side-by-side to survive. This urban fantasy/paranormal story is riddled with intense battle scenes and heaps of sexual tension. Kallysten created strong relationships perforated with challenges. This story progressed, along with the passion, gradually. 

    Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

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  • Posted September 27, 2013

    I received this book from the author for a honest review. What a

    I received this book from the author for a honest review. What a great story. The relationship between Marc and Blake is a complicated but interesting and romantic and the addition of their feelings for Kate very intriguing. The world that she has developed is a great background for a great trilogy. I will definitely be reading the rest of this Trilogy.

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  • Posted September 26, 2013

    This book was very enjoyable; I loved the magical aspect of the

    This book was very enjoyable; I loved the magical aspect of the blooming relationship between the characters. Definitely recommend reading this book, and continuing the series. Book was hard to put down.

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  • Posted September 24, 2013

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    I was a little hesitant at first to read a book with M/M action.

    I was a little hesitant at first to read a book with M/M action.  I am pleased to say that it exceeded my expectations immensely.  Not only was it tasteful, but it was not the main theme of the book.  There is a lot of intense battle action between humans, vamps, and mages against the demons that are trying to infiltrate their world.  I look forward to the next book!

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  • Posted September 21, 2013

    In world that is invaded by demon like creatures, humans and vam

    In world that is invaded by demon like creatures, humans and vampires are fighting back using a variety of methods that they can use but in the end…
    This story goes deeper than that, it is about acceptance and forgiveness as well determination to know what you want and going for it. It is for believing things that you may not want to see...
    The book was captivating like many of Kallysten’s books are but the descriptive about the different elements were fascinating and it was an enjoyable book to read. Overall I would rate this book a solid 4 stars.
    If you like paranormal elements as well as futuristic sci-fi books then this is one you may enjoy as well.
    I am looking forward to the next installment in the series.
    I received a copy of the book from the author, thank you.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

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    3.5* This is a very good start to the serial series. Vampires an

    3.5*
    This is a very good start to the serial series. Vampires and Mages help humans fight the Demons. Marc and Blake are vampires, Marc is Blake's sire, one night while fighting Demons they come across a small group of humans also fighting Demons. Among the group is Kate a well seasoned fighter and one of the groups leaders. Marc and Blake take the group back to there base camp where they end up not being allowed to leave until they prove they have not killed any humans. Through close quarters and fighting together Marc, Blake and Kate start to care for each other. I'm looking forward to reading the next story. There is a very nice excerpt at the end for the next release. It will suck you right in.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

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    I was hooked right from the start on this one. Its such an intri

    I was hooked right from the start on this one. Its such an intriguing world. There is a really great cast of characters and the romance is fun and hot. I liked the slow build up trying to seduce Kate. This was also my first M/M and it was very tastefully done. I have just never gotten into it before but Marc and Blake just click so well and adding Kate to the mix just makes it even better. I can't wait to read more in this world.

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  • Posted September 19, 2013

    Great start to the series:) I have read a few of Kallysten's boo

    Great start to the series:) I have read a few of Kallysten's books, and I have to say she never disappoints. Loved the storyline and the action in this book. Kallysten's words give you the feeling as if you are right there living the story. I found this future world very intriguing, where humans and vampires are fighting together against their enemy demons. Kate, a human fighter and strong woman finds herself attracted to Marc and Blake, her vampire allies. Even though she has this strong feeling for both men she tries her best not to come between them. Marc and Blake have their own special bond as Sire and Childe and I can't wait to see how all three character's relationship progresses. Kallysten is a great story teller and her descriptive details in all her stories are worth reading. She has become one of my favorite authors.

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  • Posted September 17, 2013

    I honestly haven't loved every single book I have read, but Kall

    I honestly haven't loved every single book I have read, but Kallysten delivers another 5 for me. I think the one thing that stood out to me the most was the relationship between Marc and Blake. The Sire/Childe bond is so very strong, but even it can be blurred. Marc and Blake end up helping Kate, a human fighter, and the group of rebels she belongs with, fight against demons that are coming into their world. Kate feels a pull to both men and in her own way tries to not come between them, even as they try to put her there. Everyone has their own reason for fighting, duty, honor, fun and it takes all of them, even the most scared and timid to fight and send the Demons back where they came from. In the end, betrayal is seen as the catalyst to the demons coming and to the destruction of the Sire/Childe bond. This bond will either be made stronger, or will be lost. I will patiently wait for the next installment.




    I was given a copy by the author in exchange for a honest review. 

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  • Posted August 29, 2013

    The first book in the Blurred Trilogy and part of The Demon Age

    The first book in the Blurred Trilogy and part of The Demon Age series is set in the future after a demon apocalypse and is full of suspense, action, vampires, demons and romance.
    I found myself intrigued with this book right from the beginning.  It starts off with a battle and the action continues throughout.  The author has created a post apocalyptic fantasy world with a unique twist and very engaging characters.
    The heroes, Marc and Blake, and the heroine, Kate, find themselves fighting on the same side against the demons set on destroying the world.  The emotional drama the characters find themselves in draws the reader into the story as Marc and Blake join Kate’s military group to try to close the demon rip, and find themselves attracted to Kate. They each try to get her attention as they deal with their own personal issues with each other. Kate is equally attracted to them both, but doesn’t know what to think or do about that, besides she is on a mission and doesn’t need the complication.
    The reader’s attention is also captured by the depth the supporting characters add to this drama filled story.  The well written battle scenes come to life in this intriguing tale and you can feel the chemistry building between the three main characters.  The sex in the story is very hot and leaves the reader wanting more.  
    The author leaves us with not only a war cliff hanger, but a romantic cliff hanger as well, but she left us a great spot in the story.  This was a fantastic story and I will be reading more of the books in this series.

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    Posted September 17, 2013

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