Dark Creations: Gabriel Rising (Part 1&2) [NOOK Book]

Overview

When Gabriel James mysteriously appears in seventeen-year-old Melissa Martin?s English class, she is not prepared for what she experiences, how she feels the first time they speak. With otherworldly attractiveness, gallantry, charm and intelligence, he is everything boys her age are not.
But Gabriel has a secret, a dark secret.
His secret threatens to rip them apart and unleash an evil on the world so ...

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Dark Creations: Gabriel Rising (Part 1&2)

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Overview

When Gabriel James mysteriously appears in seventeen-year-old Melissa Martin’s English class, she is not prepared for what she experiences, how she feels the first time they speak. With otherworldly attractiveness, gallantry, charm and intelligence, he is everything boys her age are not.
But Gabriel has a secret, a dark secret.
His secret threatens to rip them apart and unleash an evil on the world so horrific, humanity will be forever changed.
In this deeply romantic and captivating young adult paranormal romance novel, Gabriel and Melissa will risk everything – their very lives – to guard their love. Together, they will be forced to confront mankind’s darkest creation.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032987697
  • Publisher: Jennifer and Christopher Martucci
  • Publication date: 10/26/2011
  • Series: Dark Creations, #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 31,483
  • File size: 379 KB

Meet the Author

Jennifer and Christopher Martucci hoped that their life plan had changed radically in early 2010. To date, the jury is still out. But late one night, in January of 2010, the stay-at-home mom of three girls under the age of six had just picked up the last doll from the playroom floor and placed it in a bin when her husband startled her by declaring, “We should write a book, together!” Wearied from a day of shuttling the children to and from school, preschool and Daisy Scouts, laundry, cooking and cleaning, Jennifer simply stared blankly at her husband of fifteen years. After all, the idea of writing a book had been an individual dream each of them had possessed for much of their young adult lives. Both had written separately in their teens and early twenties, but without much success. They would write a dozen chapters here and there only to find that either the plot would fall apart, or characters would lose their zest, or the story would just fall flat. Christopher had always preferred penning science-fiction stories filled with monsters and diabolical villains, while Jennifer had favored venting personal experiences or writing about romance. Inevitably though, frustration and day-to-day life had placed writing on the back burner and for several years, each had pursued alternate (paying) careers. But the dream had never died. And Christopher suggested that their dream ought to be removed from the back burner for further examination. When he proposed that they author a book together on that cold January night, Jennifer was hesitant to reject the idea outright. His proposal sparked a discussion, and the discussion lasted deep into the night. By morning, the idea for the Dark Creations series was born.The Dark Creations series, as well as the Arianna Rose series, are works that were written while Jennifer and Christopher continued about with their daily activities and raised their young children. They changed diapers, potty trained and went to story time at the local library between chapter outlines and served as room parents while fleshing out each section. Life simply continued. And in some ways, their everyday lives were reflected in the characters of each series.As the story line continues to evolve, so too does the Martucci collaboration. Lunches are still packed, noses are still wiped and time remains a rare and precious commodity in their household, but it is the sound of happy chaos that is the true background music of their writing. They hope that their work, though penned for a young adult audience, will be appreciated by the young of every age, and that all enjoy reading it as much as they enjoyed writing it.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Underdone

    I got this book after reading the reviews, when reading chapter 1 I thought to myself "have i read this before?". It turns out I had.... I had deleted it after the first time, it was bad enough i forgot I had read it before. It starts out good. The concept is great, and it has good characters. It held my attention but left me unsatisfied and disappointed. I will never get back the time I wasted on this book.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    ?......

    Howbthis for a reviw...put what the story is about and not what the authors are doing with their lives!

    5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    Anonymous

    This book is a great read. It is amazing. Good job to the author. She truly knows how to write. Thank you for writing this book

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    Recommend

    Junior book for teens, Liked the premise, still felt a little unfinished. Want to read the others in the series. Liked it enough to add the other stories to my wish list.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Not prepared.

    I felt that the story was written poorly, and that in my opinion, the eugene character was kind of forced into the whole thing. Truefully' i felt that his chapters were actuallu taking up more space than needee. If the author truely wanted eugene to be a full on character, he (eugene) should've been more tied to the characters. The book shouldn't have ended the way it did. It failed to intrigue me, but I continued to the end hoping it would get better. But in the end it left me filled with empty confusion. I was a bit disappointed in the way the book was set up and was not impressed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2013

    Good story, but the characters need some fleshing out. The good

    Good story, but the characters need some fleshing out. The good people are too good and the bad people are too bad. Could use some grey in there, yanno? The main character is highly annoying (reminds me of Bella Swan), but since she's a teenager, I guess that's to be expected.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2012

    loved the book...but i'm in desperate need of a sequel. Plzzzzzz

    loved the book...but i'm in desperate need of a sequel. Plzzzzzzz martucci's give me a sequel!!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    thanks for the input everyone, but I think I will pass on this b

    thanks for the input everyone, but I think I will pass on this books

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    Weird

    Didnt like it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Pages?

    There are many diffrent versions of part two so can anyone tell me how long this on is on terms of pages? That would help alot, thanks :)

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2015

    To be honest, in the beginning I thought it was going to be long

    To be honest, in the beginning I thought it was going to be long and drawn out with teen drama and Melissa was going to be over the top with self-doubt and play the "woe is me" card with Gabriel because he smiled at her. I will say I was pleasantly surprised with how the plots laid out and in most cases it would have drove me nuts to switch to different plots back and forth as this one did, but I will say it worked very well and it was even fluid. The scenes did not seem rushed with Eugene and his murderous attitude and some say it was too much but I found it thrilling and kept me on the edge of my seat and then right when you think Eugene is going to do something worse, they switch scenes and my heart welcomed the break from the suspense. The supporting characters were also very well developed, like Daniella and Alexandra for Melissa because they were girly-normal without being over the top and eccentric. The relationship between Melissa and Gabriel looks promising... 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Like this book as much as the first

    Great concept and characters

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    I kept waiting for it to get better but it never did. I managed

    I kept waiting for it to get better but it never did. I managed to force myself to finish it. The concept of the book was interesting yet it was poorly written. There are so many issues that I don't have enough space to list them all. If you are a fan of this book, please continue on with the series. Me, I am stopping at this one.

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  • Posted November 6, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    OK, I read several of these reviews and now I'm confused.  I tho

    OK, I read several of these reviews and now I'm confused.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  I believe it did have a few spots that could have used further explanations to make them believable but otherwise it was good.  Please don't just go on these reviews for not reading it.  It really was a good story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Not really about gabriel

    It is too over the place . First its the girl,them mmobsters,then a scientist.then clones, then it starts over picknone story not four in one book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Boring

    I've managed to get to page 40. I can't go any further. Sorry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    Didn't finish it, got bored

    Didn't finish it, got bored

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Anonymous

    Okay

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Huh?

    Huh?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    Frightening. Heartwarming. Real.

    Accurate depictions of perpetrators and narcissistic personality traits. Refreshing depiction of altruistic romance. The combination makes for a fun balance and surprisungly realistic.

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