Crimson Night [NOOK Book]

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Welcome one and all to Carnival Diabolique- or what I affectionately like to call, the carnival of the damned. My name is Pandora, and though my face might not look familiar to you, you do know me. I'm a Nephilim. What does that mean? I'm half demon, what's my other name? Lust. I'm the dark craving that drives you mad, makes you want, makes you reckless and stupid. I'm the drug you'll do anything to get your hands on. But I'm not all bad. I fight for light, for goodness and truth. I love my job, killing vampires ...

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Overview

Welcome one and all to Carnival Diabolique- or what I affectionately like to call, the carnival of the damned. My name is Pandora, and though my face might not look familiar to you, you do know me. I'm a Nephilim. What does that mean? I'm half demon, what's my other name? Lust. I'm the dark craving that drives you mad, makes you want, makes you reckless and stupid. I'm the drug you'll do anything to get your hands on. But I'm not all bad. I fight for light, for goodness and truth. I love my job, killing vampires and werewolves, zombies, and freaks... it's what makes me happy. But people are starting to disappear and lately I've felt a dark presence lurking around me. I think it might be a death priest and that's really bad. There isn't much a demon like me fears, but I fear them. This should have been easy, me killing the fanged freaks, getting rid of my pesky priest problem, but I'm about to be betrayed by the one person I thought I could trust with my life and before the night is through I'll be covered in crimson...

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045255394
  • Publisher: Marie Hall
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Series: Night , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,819
  • File size: 323 KB

Meet the Author

Marie Hall has always held a dangerous fascination for creatures that go bump in the night. And mermaids. And of course fairies. Trolls. Unicorns. Shapeshifters. Vampires. Scottish brogues. Kilts. Beefy arms. Ummm... Bad boys! Especially the sexy ones.Then the day came she realized apart from the sexy bad boy she married, there'd be no vampires/shapeshifters/mermaids/fairies/or even stinky trolls in her future unless she wrote about them. More often than not she can be found roaming the wild, lush tropical forest she calls her backyard (a.k.a. Hawaii) and day dreaming constantly about her latest project.Her Mad Hatter is the first book of her Kingdom Series.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    The grammar in the description paragraph alone had me cringing,

    The grammar in the description paragraph alone had me cringing, but I decided to give the author the benefit of the doubt. I should have trusted my instincts. The author badly needs an editor. If the author HAD an editor, that editor should be fired and blacklisted from editing. The twisted, mangled sentence structure isn't worth my time, and even if it were, the rest of the errors would still drive me away. No thank you.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    A slightly off-beat writing style isn't the same thing as bad gr

    A slightly off-beat writing style isn't the same thing as bad grammer skills. I enjoyed Crimson Night very much. Reading indie offerings is such a roll of the dice most times, so finding a great read like this is like finding a ruby in Cracker Jack box. At first I was bemused by the hutzpah required for an author to make her heroine a full-on demon, not at all coy about that capacity for real cruelty and violence. Having finished, I'm in awe of the skill it took to make Pandora such a sympathetic and compelling character. I 've already bought the sequel and will definitely check out other books by Marie Hall.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Zanl8dy

    I really enjoyed this book. Am looking forward to reading the rest of this series. Please keep writing. Have become a big fan. I do not give high ratings lightly. But this book gets top ratings. It may not be for everyone but, its right up my ally. Have even read some of your other works, enjoyed thoose to. :)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    Erotic, steamy, and dark, Crimson Night is an intriguing gothic

    Erotic, steamy, and dark, Crimson Night is an intriguing gothic novel that is sure to capture the reader's fancy and fantasies with memorable characters, and engaging multi-level plot. A complex character herself, Pandora is torn between her demon and her desire to hold onto her remaining bit of humanity. Each plot twist is unexpected and leaves the reader empathizing with Pandora. Deeply emotional and heart-wrenching scenes make the reader empathize with the characters. Truly, it's an extremely engaging read that I couldn't put down. Marie Hall is truly a remarkable author with a penchant for making amazing characters with realistic emotions that stay with the reader even after the conclusion of the book. I can't wait for the next installment of this series.
    I have been given an e-book copy of the author for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review. All conclusions are my own responsibility.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2013

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    Pandora is a Nephilim, she is half demon and has Lust inside her

    Pandora is a Nephilim, she is half demon and has Lust inside her, literally. She has to appease her demon side every few days and feed Lust. Working at Carnivale Diabolique aka the circus of the damned gives Pandora easy access to what she needs. It also allows her fellow Nephilim to maintain their cover from the public eye. After all, who doesn't think circus folk are odd already? Each of the Nephilim have some sort of demon inside them that represents one of the seven deadly sins. I found this to be quite unique while reading and I could easily see those characteristics shine through in each character without it being overkill.

    A Priest, the Nephilim's archenemy shows up and reveals he has been hunting Pandora. Their sole mission in life is to hunt and kill the Nephilim, so this is really bad not only for Pandora, but her fellow circus group. I'll forgive that he wants to kill her since he's a hunk and I was really intrigued with his character. I want to see more of him in book two. 

    Part of the major plot is that vampires are showing up more and more. Luckily Pandora is on the case to figure out why and to put aside her hatred for them in attempt to figure out the bigger issue at hand. The mystery element of the book kept me interested, but the love interest(s) really stole the show for me. It's not quite a love triangle, at least to me, but there is a definite possibility it could turn into one later in the series. Crimson Night was a quick read that I highly enjoyed. The characters were lively and up to par with MHall's other books. If you're looking for an edgy book that will keep you on your toes, you need to pick up Crimson Night! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    Wow

    After reading the first chapter I loved it. The way Marie created Pandora, i felt like Pandora was my friend the way she talked in the book. I thought it was well written. The book kept you at the edge of your seat, i read the book in a few hours and cant wait to read the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2014

    WOW

    I was really impressed with the writing, the story & the character. WOW

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  • Posted June 4, 2014

    Nephilims, Vamps, Demons and More! This gothic paranormal adven

    Nephilims, Vamps, Demons and More! This gothic paranormal adventure was very imaginative and dark. Marie Hall's writing draws you deep into this strange world with vivid details and characters that will blow your mind! Pandora is an unusual heroine in that she's beautifully flawed and literally battles the demon half of herself, Lust, for dominance! This book was an wildly original paranormal fantasy that I enjoyed! 4 Stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    Very different, fresh

    Real emotion had me almost in tears for a half human half demon woman. All in all she and her halfy friends are likable. She kills bad guys and wrestles with her own bad side. I enjoyed it, read it in one sitting.

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  • Posted May 10, 2014

    Creepy as all get out!

    Do not read this on a dark and stormy night! Paranormal mystery with a lot of interesting characters. Not for those who are sensitive or prone to night mares. Weird romance. Plenty of action.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    reviewed by valerie Crimson Night is about Nephilims, nephilim

    reviewed by valerie

    Crimson Night is about Nephilims, nephilim slayers (th priests), vamps, zombies and what have you's. This book though gave something fresh when it started with introducing the nephs with the view of the seven deadly sins honed into their beings. The beginning was a little dragging for me but it gets better as the pages go. I found myself eventually engaged with all the characters with raw emotion and curiosity. I love Pandora's character the most. I love her sense of compassion and justice that overrode the darkness of being a half-demon. I also like how she embrace her being a human and not view it as a weakness. I think that was what actually made her strong.




    Her past with Luc was something curious as well as what role does the priest really play. I'm looking forward to getting to know the characters more.

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  • Posted May 2, 2014

    Highly recommend

    I really enjoyed reading this book. Couldn't put it down till I finished it that same day. Really looking forward to the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2014

    Great book

    Such a good book. A new look this kind of story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Awesome

    Awesome

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Liked it!

    I thought it was good, I liked the different take on the characters being half demon and therefore our was not all sunshine and roses. I really liked that she didn't go over the same material/thought patten again & again just to fill up the book which I see so much of lately. Definitely going to read the next book

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  • Posted September 24, 2013

    Pandora.. what is there to say other than she comes from pained

    Pandora.. what is there to say other than she comes from pained past yet has some warmth still in her but does come across as a cold blooded type of demon.  She has an attraction to Billy.. who I'm not sure how to describe at this time..off for me. Luc seemed like a two sided weirdo..a total Cold/Hot personality.  There was so twists that made me sit up going WHAT!!  so I'm definitely going to read book 2.. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2013

    R2R (LoP) : Crimson Night I received a free copy, through LoP,

    R2R (LoP) : Crimson Night

    I received a free copy, through LoP, in exchange for a review.

    A dark carnival, for the supernaturals and the damned. You can go and drool over the beautiful people , that make up this twisted carnival, but some never leave. Pandora, half human, half demon of Lust, tries to be normal, or as normal as she can be.  She is unlike so many of the others, in this dysfunctional family; she fights for the underdog and kills the deserving vampires, zombies and some others.  But, when she is approached, to help with a local issue, she begins a task that may make her rethink her life and the purpose of it. 

    'I glanced at the man, who was clearly slipping into unconsciousness from Billy's death grip on his neck. I wiped my mouth with the back of my hand, heart fluttering panicked wings in my chest. But I wouldn't back down, not now. I had to get inside. Oh god, did I really want to? What the hell was down there? Did I want to know? Could I handle the truth?'

    What a great idea for a story! Loved it! It was really easy to get into the story and even though Pandora is a half demon, she's a kick ass character! The ending was not the way I thought it was going to go, so of course I need to read the next one, to see what happens!

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  • Posted September 9, 2013

    I¿m torn about this book and I would give it a 2.5. On one hand

    I’m torn about this book and I would give it a 2.5. On one hand I liked the world that was built, on the other I felt like this book spent to much time setting up a story instead of telling one. Pandora is a nephilim, half angel half human. In this universe nephilim carry a demon inside of them. I really wish that had been explained. The angels that fathered them fell from heaven and became demons, but they fell after they had children. So why the demon sidekicks in the nephilim? It might have been written but I don’t remember seeing it being said what kind of demon Luc carried. The book also spent way to much time building up to a mystery for the characters to actively pursue, finally we were given the club’s actual function, but the twist ending fizzled for me. And we were left with multiple cliffhangers.




    I did like Pandora. She is a heroine trying to redeem herself, she’s knows she’s flawed and isn’t to hard on herself about it. Luc could be someone who cares for her, although he is as much a mystery as Billy and the Gray Man. Which annoyed me, but could make for an interesting love triangle or square. I’m not sure if I will continue with this series. I liked that the nephilim created “families” to survive and that they created a Carnival. It means they will always be able to meet new characters and they are mobile so there is no limit to the locations each book can venture to. Even though it was not the kind of book I couldn’t put down, and I was annoyed by the lack of information given to the reader, there is something there. I am curios to see how Pandora’s story turns out.

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  • Posted September 5, 2013

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    Crimson Night by Marie Hall Night Series Book 1 Pandora travels

    Crimson Night by Marie Hall
    Night Series Book 1
    Pandora travels with her family and their carnival. Not blood family, her Nephilim family. Some are more dangerous than others. She still retains some of her half human self but her demon side must be fed. Lust. One thing she has learned in her long life is that there is no such thing as love, lust yes. Love, no.

    While working at the latest town she finds someone she desires more than any other and for the first time….neither Pandora, nor Lust, get what she wants. Strange things are happening around her. The carnival owner is acting strange. There are suddenly more vampires around and then there is Billy.

    The author weaves quite an exciting tale in this first book of the series. Things don’t always turn out like you think. People and situations are not what they seem to be. And now Pandora has a score to settle and has promised to make certain people pay. And a demon always keeps their word. A roller coaster ride full of emotions….and surprises.
    **Sexual situations

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  • Posted September 5, 2013

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    I'm a lucky girl - I got an early peek at this story - and was t

    I'm a lucky girl - I got an early peek at this story - and was thrilled to have the option! The characters in this story come from a brief introduction in another work by Marie Hall Jinni's Wish although they had little more than a brief background introduction there. Here we have the opportunity to meet Pandora, a new version of Nephilim, and her 'family' the group of Nephilim that have banded together for companionship, comfort, security and most importantly, to help maintain the balance between good and evil - those things that go bump in the night. 




    Again and again Marie Hall creates characters that are otherworldly yet completely and utterly human, with insecurities and concerns, questions about the meaning of their life even as they battle their own inner (and sometimes outer) demons and impulses. This story centers on Pandora, her inner demon Lust has run her a merry chase, and 5000 or so years to tame: she is mostly in control of her demon, and completely attached to the bits of her humanity that remain, much to the dismay and confusion of the others in her family. When Vamps start appearing, organized and even tauntingly; and a Reaper is on her trail, she is thrust into a dangerous mission where everyone is suspect and even her own life is in the balance. Finding who she can trust, and following her instinct may get her killed, or may show more of the humanity that the others in her family try to hide. 




    This is the first in a series - and while there is plenty of room left for other installments, the main challenges in this story are solved and settled. So while there is a new question that demands the next book in the series, there is not really a cliffhanger leaving great swaths of this story's questions untold. A perfect set up for the next book - and one that combines a slightly different version of paranormal creatures, legend and even steamy sex from others I have read. This is sure to become a favorite of many readers who like their characters to be otherworldly yet still tethered to their humanity. 




    I received the book as a beta reading option, with few to no major structural changes made after completion of my version. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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