Edge of Twilight (Wings in the Night Series #10) [NOOK Book]

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His name is Edge, and he is the last of a band of Immortals murdered by obsessed vampire-hunter Frank Stiles. Vengeance is Edge's obsession, but to destroy Stiles, he must find the woman called the Golden Child.

A legend among the undead, Amber Lily is the only half human, half vampire ever born. She shares Edge's need to find Stiles—but she needs to keep him alive.

Edge is exciting, irresistible, and despite herself Amber is drawn into his ...

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Edge of Twilight (Wings in the Night Series #10)

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Overview

His name is Edge, and he is the last of a band of Immortals murdered by obsessed vampire-hunter Frank Stiles. Vengeance is Edge's obsession, but to destroy Stiles, he must find the woman called the Golden Child.

A legend among the undead, Amber Lily is the only half human, half vampire ever born. She shares Edge's need to find Stiles—but she needs to keep him alive.

Edge is exciting, irresistible, and despite herself Amber is drawn into his hunt, led by passion to the lair of an evil she may be unable to defeat—to the edge of twilight, where only the Immortals belong.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426874369
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Series: Wings in the Night Series , #10
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 292,521
  • File size: 669 KB

Meet the Author


RITA Award winning, New York Times bestselling author Maggie Shayne has published over 50 novels, including mini-series Wings in the Night (vampires), Secrets of Shadow Falls (suspense) and The Portal (witchcraft). A Wiccan High Priestess, tarot reader, advice columnist and former soap opera writer, Maggie lives in Cortland County, NY, with soulmate Lance and their furry family.

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Edge Of Twilight


By Maggie Shayne

MIRA

Copyright © 2005 Maggie Shayne
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0778322653

Present Day

There was no way the woman could have known he was waiting in her apartment when she walked in that night. She couldn't hear him, because he made no sound. She couldn't detect his body heat, because he didn't emit any. He had all the advantages. He could see her just as well in the dark as he could have in full light. Maybe better. He could hear every sound she made, right down to the steady beat of her heart and the rush of blood through her veins. He could smell her. Strawberry shampoo, baby powder scented deodorant, aging nail polish, a hint of perfume, even the fabric softener scent that lingered on her clothes.

She stepped into the dark apartment, closed the door behind her and turned the locks, all without reaching for a light switch. She leaned back against the door and heeled off her shoes, shrugged the heavy looking handbag from her shoulder, along with her coat, and draped them both over a hook on the tree near the door. Still no light switch.

She sighed and padded across the carpet, sank onto the sofa, let her head fall backward. She worked as a nurse at an elementary school in rural Pennsylvania, spent her days wiping bloody noses and checking heads for nits. A far cry from her former career.

He waited until she'd closed her hand unerringly on the remote control and aimed it at the television before he spoke. "Don't turn that on."

The remote dropped to the floor, and she shot to her feet with a broken cry, her hands pressing to her chest as she searched the darkness with wide, frightened eyes.

"No need to be afraid," he said, stepping from the darker shadows near the door into the slightly lighter ones that surrounded her. She could see him now, just barely. A black silhouette in the darkness. To help her out, he shook a cigarette from his pack, put it to his lips, fired it up. He watched her fear deepen as the flame briefly lit his face. He took a long pull and released the smoke while she stood there with her heart pounding like a rabbit's."I didn't come here to hurt you. I will, of course, if you make me. I'd probably enjoy it. But ultimately, it's up to you."

"Wh-who are you? What do you want?"

He rolled his eyes at the utter predictability of the questions."Sit down. Relax. I only want to talk to you."He held out the pack. "You want a smoke?"

"N-no."She sat down, just barely perching on the very edge of the sofa, shaking from head to toe. "B-but..."

"But what? Go on, ask. The worst I can do is say no. What do you want?"

"Could you t-t-turn on a light?"

"No." He smiled, amused by his own little joke. "See? That wasn't so bad, was it?"

She let her head fall forward, catching her face in her palms. Crying now. God, he hated crying women. He reached out for a handful of the blond hair on the very top of her head, tugged her head upward. It didn't cause her any pain, but she whimpered anyway."Come on, now. I'm going to need your full attention for this."

She sniffled, wiped her eyes, squinted through the darkness at him. If she could see him at all, he supposed she could probably see his hair. He didn't really care. He'd only refused to turn on the lights because she wanted them on. He needed her uncomfortable, afraid and off balance.

"So here's the thing," he said. "I've been hunting for this man for...oh, more than forty years now. And during the course of my search, I found that he had a connection to you. A recent one, in the scheme of things. So here I am."

"What man?" Her voice was only a whisper now.

"Frank Stiles." He saw the way she jerked in reaction, then tried to hide it.

"Why is it you're looking for this...Stiles?"

He didn't have to answer. But he answered anyway. "He's a vampire hunter. I'm a vampire, you see. Thought it might be fun. Turn the tables, hunter becomes the hunted and all that."

"Oh God, oh God..."

"I understand you worked for Stiles five years ago or thereabouts." He took another drag, blew a few smoke rings.

"That true?"

"No. I...I never heard of him."

He moved his hand too fast for her to follow it, gripped her throat and squeezed. He kept the pressure light, just enough to cut off the air supply and reduce the blood flowing to her brain, enough to make her panic. Not enough to crush her larynx. She would be no good to him dead. He lifted her right off the sofa by her throat, while taking another drag from his smoke with the other hand. Then he let her go. She fell sideways onto the sofa, and her hands shot to her throat as she gasped for breath.

"You're going to tell me what I want to know before this night ends. It really doesn't matter to me how much pain you want to withstand before you talk. As I said, I'll probably enjoy it more if you make me hurt you. It's all the same to me." He sat down on the easy chair near the sofa, smoking and giving her time to catch her breath.

"Your name is Kelsey Quinlan," he said at length. "You are a Registered Nurse. You work at Remsen Elementary. Is all of this correct?"

Dragging herself upright again, still pressing a hand to her throat, she nodded.

"And five years ago, you worked for Frank W. Stiles as a research assistant. Is that correct?"

"Yes. I did. B-but --"

"Shhh. Just answer my questions. I'm not here to punish you for your crimes, whatever they may be."

She lifted her head, swallowed hard. It hurt when she did. He felt it."He's the one you want to punish, isn't he? What are you going to do with him when you find him? Kill him?"

"Oh, I've already killed him. A couple of times, actually. Oddly, the man keeps recovering."

The hand that had been rubbing at her throat went still, and the woman's face paled in the darkness."That's... not possible."

"That's what I thought. But I killed him really well the second time. Honestly. He was very, very dead. And then...well, then he just wasn't." He shrugged. "So what I need to know from you is just what kind of research he was doing when you worked for him?"

Her eyes shot wider. He smelled her fear. "I'm not going to punish you, Kelsey. I already told you that." Again he shrugged. "Unless you're into that kind of thing, in which case --" As he said it, he reached for her.

"I didn't do anything to the girl! It wasn't me. It was all Stiles. I swear it."

He didn't touch her, lowering his hands slowly now that he had her talking. The taps were turned, the pump primed. The information would flow now. "What girl would that be?"

She blinked slowly."The captive he held five years ago. The half-breed vampire."

Continues...


Excerpted from Edge Of Twilight by Maggie Shayne Copyright © 2005 by Maggie Shayne.
Excerpted by permission.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2005

    Wonderous

    This book has become my favorite book off all time, It kept me at the edge of my seat. After school work I grabbed it and read. I would read it for hours day in and out when I realized it was over I had to have more! I loved this book due to the suspence, the characters emotions and power of loving eachother. Even my relationship is stronger thanks to this book. The chemistry between the two lovers made even my head spin. I intend to read many more of Maggie Shatne's books. I was truly amazed by this book and I have already read it more than 5 times. And I'm going to read it again...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2014

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    We continue the story of Amber Lily in book 10 of Wings in the N

    We continue the story of Amber Lily in book 10 of Wings in the Night. After the evens in book 8, her life has changed drastically. She has learned to be more independent and more dependent at the same time. She understands that she is something new and different. And while some will view that as something to be cherished and protected, others (like DPI) view it as a new subject to tear apart and figure out. 




    We also get to meet Edge - a young vampire (all things considered) that is set to find the last remaining DPI agent and make sure he dies a horrible death. That's all well and good, but Amber Lily has her own reasons for hunting the man down, and she needs him alive. 




    They have quite an interesting romance, but I didn't feel as if that was the highlight of the book. More and more new and different things are discovered (I really wish I could say more - but I would give way too much away). The main focus of the story didn't seem to be so much about the romance at times, but about continuing the storyline of the vampires I've come to love reading about. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of very romantic scenes and it definitely should be considered a paranormal romance, but there was just too much else going on at the same time. Some of the more hardcore romance readers may not get into this as much as I did. 




    There seems to be some very fun and exciting things to come for our little group. There's a short story at the end of this one to set the hooks for book #11 - and it sounds very exciting. We got to meet a "young" Rhiannon in it and it solidified her as one of my favorites - the pet panther helps a bit too. 

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  • Posted June 27, 2012

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    loved the wings in the night series its what got me hooked on ma

    loved the wings in the night series its what got me hooked on maggie

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  • Posted June 12, 2012

    This is the first book I ever read in this series. I fell in lov

    This is the first book I ever read in this series. I fell in love with it from the start. There is nothing typical in this vampire story. Ms. Shayne tells a wonderful tale. I love gothic and vampire romances and if you do as well you will love this book, and the series.

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

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    Great Read

    Maggie really came through on this book! I loved it!

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  • Posted July 3, 2011

    Very nice

    I was a little shocked at the end but things happen

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2006

    Magnificent

    I couldn't put it down. After reading this one, I became obsessed with the characters and had to track down every book from her Wings in the Night collection. Can't wait to read Prince of Twilight!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2005

    I fell in love with it!!

    I loved this book; I could not put it down. I have just recently started to read books by Maggie Shayne, but I must say I am impressed. Her books have been geting better and better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2005

    loved it

    Enjoyed all of it I had to find the rest of the books read those then reread this one and enjoyed even more.Twilight Begins Born in Twilight Twilight Hunger At Twilight Blue Twilightect. Enjoy Micki

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2005

    What Can i Say!!

    This Book surprised Me All the way through. I could not put it Down And I nearly Died from the suspense

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2004

    Pure Brilliance

    Edge of Twilight is a great story. The characters were memorable and the plot was compelling. I loved this book from beginning to end, do not be surprised to find yourself unable to put this book down once you start reading it. Maggie Shayne has done a wonderful job.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2004

    Loved it!!!

    I wasn't too crazy with her previous vampire romance book ('Embrace the Twilight'), so I wasn't sure I wanted to read this one. Finally, I bought it out of curiousity, and I must admit that I couldn't put it down once I began reading it. Wonderful character development! Excellent strong story! I cried, I laughed...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2004

    Not the best but...

    I admit this book was compeling with the twists that you don't expect from the vampires. The first half of the book was brilliant, the chemistry between Edge and Amber were great, but things started to slow down, and it wasn't as adventuerous as some of the other things in this book or others that she had written. i still love every other book that she has written that i have read and i love the incorporation (sp) of characters from other books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2004

    Can you say WOW!

    I am not normally a romance reader, but my mom handed this book to me and I thought I'd give it a try. Wow! Plot is interesting with vivid characters. The 'romance' portion is steamy and well written. Maggie Shayne has won me over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2004

    a wonderful book

    This is one of the best books that I have ever come across. It is wonderfly writen and for those people like me that enjoy things of the night this book is a great book for you. Maggi Shayne shows romance and suspense in one book and it turns out to be a great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2004

    Great paranormal romance

    In 1959, Edge being the oldest and most experienced of the Gang of Five serves as a surrogate farther to his four fledglings. The youngest returns home to tell them how she drank blood from some stud that peed in his pants before she took his Rolex and wallet. Edge leaves to locate one of his children who failed to return home. When he comes back alone, he finds his four vampire children dead and the watch missing. Edge vows to kill Frank Stiles, the man who peed in his pants......................................... Forty years later Edge still hunts down Frank though he previously killed this hated human. He learns that Frank comes back to life due to something involving the ¿Child of Promise¿ that Frank once held prisoner. Edge believes that this ¿Child¿, the only known half human and half vampire in existence can lead him to Frank. When the legendary ¿child¿ Amber Lily travels to assist a human friend dying from cancer, she runs into Edge. As they become acquainted they fall in love though she knows he is using her. Neither understands that their agendas match, as she needs Frank who used his experiments on her to learn how to cheat death................................... EDGE OF TWILIGHT is an engaging vampire romance starring two exceptional protagonists. The support cast is a delight as each one wants to keep Amber safe in a cocoon and none including the heroine trusts Edge. Though the timeline seems inexplicable as to why Edge failed to kill Frank in the first three decades plus after the fledgling murders occurred and before he kidnapped Amber, fans will appreciate this engrossing supernatural romantic suspense................................. Harriet Klausner

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