Nightfall

Nightfall

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by Ellen Connor
     
 

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First in a stunning new post-apocalyptic paranormal romance trilogy.

Growing up with an unstable, often absent father who preached about the end of the world, Jenna never thought in her wildest nightmares that his predictions would come true. Or that he would have a plan in place to save her—one that includes the strong, stoic man who kidnaps and

Overview

First in a stunning new post-apocalyptic paranormal romance trilogy.

Growing up with an unstable, often absent father who preached about the end of the world, Jenna never thought in her wildest nightmares that his predictions would come true. Or that he would have a plan in place to save her—one that includes the strong, stoic man who kidnaps and takes her to a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest.

The mysterious ex-soldier named Mason owes a life-debt to Jenna's father. Skilled and steadfast, he's ready for the prophesied Change, but Jenna proves tough to convince. Until the power grid collapses and mutant dogs attack—vicious things that reek of nature gone wrong.

When five strangers appear, desperate to escape the bloodthirsty packs, Jenna defies her protector and rescues them. As technology fails and the old world falls away, Jenna changes too, forever altered by supernatural forces. To fight for their future, she and Mason must learn to trust their instinctive passion—a flame that will see them through the bitter winter, the endless nights, and the violence of a new Dark Age.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A fascinating new series. Nightfall was an extraordinary introduction to a new postapocalyptic mythical world…This was a book that I just could not put down, and once it was over, all I could think was that I cannot wait to reenter the new Dark Ages!”—Night Owl Reviews

“Dark, intense, and downright scary, this book is pretty full of awesome. The world they have created just might give you nightmares, but I also bet you won’t be able to put this book down.”—Smexy Books

“Chills and thrills mark the pages of Nightfall…it grabs you from page one.”—Fresh Fiction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425266816
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/02/2013
Series:
A Dark Age Dawning Novel Series, #1
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,218,850
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“A fascinating new series. Nightfall was an extraordinary introduction to a new postapocalyptic mythical world…This was a book that I just could not put down, and once it was over, all I could think was that I cannot wait to reenter the new Dark Ages!”—Night Owl Reviews

“Dark, intense, and downright scary, this book is pretty full of awesome. The world they have created just might give you nightmares, but I also bet you won’t be able to put this book down.”—Smexy Books

“Chills and thrills mark the pages of Nightfall…it grabs you from page one.”—Fresh Fiction

Meet the Author

Ellen Connor is a pseudonym for Ann Aguirre and Carrie Lofty, two experienced authors of romance and science fiction.

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Nightfall 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Liz4984 More than 1 year ago
LOVED it!!! Was surprised becuase I wasnt expecting such a great story from an author I hadn't ever heard about. Well worth the money! Cant wait for book two!
Maureen Muir More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Fast paced. New twist on story lines. It is a must
scouty54 More than 1 year ago
This book had everything going for it--great writing, Hunky Alpha-Man good with weapons, and a Kick-Patootie Heroine! If you've followed the Skin books by Ava Gray AKA Ann Aguirre, then you know half of this author, Ellen Connor, is Ann Aguirre, and therein lies the wonderful writing. The survival situation these two characters find themselves in is such a challenge, and the monster dogs raise it up a notch as well. But all these things happening do not overwhelm the "romance" found in this book--weird, huh. Jenna and John. John and Jenna. When these two look at each other, you can feel the heat and the vulnerability between them. I soo loved this book. I highly recommend Nightfall, and can't wait for Book 2 of 3.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In the middle of the twenty-first century, the first power grid failed in Eastern Europe; soon others followed as the east coast of America went dark while the wave continued to cross the broken country. Some claimed the End of Days Rapture had begun; while others insisted nuclear meltdowns and WMDs as the causes. Her late dad predicted the end of days as the demise of technology followed by the Change, but Jenna Barclay thought her father was a survivalist lunatic. In Oregon the grid still works, but for how much longer? Former Marine John Mason owes a life debt to Jenna's late father and pays the first installment by kidnapping his deceased guru's daughter to take her to safety in the remote wild just before the magical change begins. Jenna thinks her abductor is as crazy as her dad was until mutant dogs attack them followed by meeting three adults and two children fleeing violent inhuman predators. Neither Jenna nor John is prepared for the Change that comes to them. The first Dark Age Dawning thriller starts off as a science fiction collapse of civilization but deftly switches into a post-apocalyptic survivor fantasy reminiscent of Sterling E. Lanier's Hiero's Journey. The story line is fast-paced from the moment John takes Jenna to the cabin her father prepared for her. Aptly titled as Nightfall has fallen putting out the lights of civilization though pockets of packs change yet retain the essence of what is human in the new lethal world. Harriet
bookowl828 More than 1 year ago
When I started this book, I could not put it down. It was fast paced and has a little bit of everything in it. It was beautiful, romantic and heartbreaking. It is well worth checking out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was alright. I almost stopped reading it during the first half and I never stop a book in the middle (except Allegiant since I heard I was better off making up my own ending). The beginning is really weird and almost too prophetical for me. I was mostly confused at the beginning, and it felt like it summarized a large chunk of the story that could have been a helpful building block to other things. There is a lot of straight out attraction, certain characters getting boners... and in the middle of a crisis it felt too artificial. Either by the end I was getting used to it or I felt like they actually had enough history and safety to warrant such desires, I felt like it did get better. Nightfall isn't a bad book, but it isn't great either. I enjoyed the second half of the book a LOT more than the first half. It's fine to read if you just want something simple, but if you're looking for something deep, sweet and meaningful this isn't really the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hooked by the end of the first page. The author creates a very real scary place that has you on the edge of your seat. With a perfect blend of suspence, intrigue, and romance this book hits a perfect five stars. Will definately be reading more of her in the future.
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Alyssa_Riverina_Romantics More than 1 year ago
Posted At: Riverina Romantics My Rating: 4 out of 5 * Hotness Rating: 3 out of 5 <3 What a world! I have never read about a more captivating world than the one built in this novel. Granted, I’ve never read a post-apocalyptic book before, but I’ve read my fair share of paranormals. Some of the things that happen in this book shocked me. I’m not sure what I was expecting when I started this, but it sure wasn’t what I got. The ride was so worth it, though. The story begins with the heroine, Jenna, being kidnapped by the hero, Mason, because he promised Jenna’s father that he’d make sure she survived the apocalypse. Like any normal person, Jenna didn’t believe him, but she wanted to sooth the crazy, so she tried to do whatever she could to talk him out of kidnapping her. Too bad it didn’t work. She ends up locked in a cabin in the middle of nowhere while technology begins to fail, and magic begins to infect the human population. Only then, after witnessing Mason fight off a couple of human-morphed hellhounds, does she believe. This book was very pleasantly surprising. I was trying to figure out how the author was going to spin a love story into the midst of an apocalypse. By the end of the book, it ended up working out, but for the beginning half I found it hard to get behind the developing relationship. Mason was too shut off from emotion. Normally I dig the whole ‘I’m-scarred-I-detach-myself-to-protect-myself’ persona, but there was something about Mason that was too detached. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but because of it, I found it hard to believe their budding romance. Jenna in the beginning was a little bit all over the place. It was like she couldn’t make up her mind over what to do or how to feel about Mason and the events around her. I know it’d be difficult to adjust to for anyone, I mean, the world is chaotically ending! But she seemed almost bipolar about it. “He’s crazy. – He’s rational. – He’s hot. –He’s a jerk. –He’s kinda sweet. –He’s so cold.” I almost wanted to tell her to make up her mind. However, despite these things, it didn’t take away from the story at all. The supporting characters were really well done. I found myself really pulling for them when they moved from the cabin to a building further in the city being chased and hunted by human-mutated hellhounds. The action had enough flavor to keep the book quite interesting. It also was interesting how halfway through the book, Jenna and Mason go through a kind of role reversal. He suddenly has all these feelings for her, and she wants to make sure the mission is accomplished. It was like she was softening him up at the same time he was hardening her because of the danger. Of course, this ‘colder’ Jenna disappears soon after and they both become lovey dovey people. I was expecting some really hot stuff because, when I’m on the biggest adrenaline rush ever cause the world is overrun with homicidal hellhounds, I want some hot raunchy loving. Unfortunately, that didn't really happen. It was hot, but it lacked the steam that goes with it. I felt like Jenna wasn’t the type of woman to like what Mason was offering. I’m not sure, but it really didn’t click with me. It felt a little rushed, but by the end of the book, I was convinced the relationship was real. It just needed a bit more of a spark. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. It’s definitely worth checking out, if only for the world building. I would recommend it simply for that. I know I’ll be checking out the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buy this! Such a good story and hot romance!
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I love it when I find a new author that is awesome! This book gives a new twist to the paranormal suspense. Love the characters, I love that I could picture this so well while reading, has a walking dead or falling skies feel but in book form. Totally worth the money! Reading the next book in the trilogy asap!
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Love this book! I can't wait to read the next installment of this series.
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Pika_ More than 1 year ago
I'm a little bit heart broken that it's only a trillogy. Once you get hooked on this first book you won't want it to end. The world created here is complex and original and the writting style makes it easy to find yourself dropped into the center of it as if you were witnessing it all with your own eyes. The story is well paced with a perfect balance of action, character development, dialogue and prose. This is certainly an adult novel with both graphic violence and explicit sex but while things do get hot the sex doesn't overshadow the plot or the character development. The focus remains on the story and the emotion and growth that the characters are going through. I really enjoy apocolypic storylines but am frequently disappointed when it's difficult to connect to the characters because the whole focus of the book seems to be on explaining the rules of this new world the author has created. That was not the case here. I was absolutely engaged in the characters and loved the environment and adventure of the story as well. I highly recommend it!! Beware, after reading this one you'll want to get the other two as well!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im in to different super natural books. This was a page turner, Couldnt put it down. Had a bit of everything to keep my interest. I would say this book is worth picking up. The story grabs u from the begining. Go get it.
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Highlighter_pen More than 1 year ago
While it took me a chapter to get into this book, it was worth it. The story is based on a post-apocalyptic world where creatures rule and humans are forced to adapt or perish. The story follows two main characters and their interaction with a handful of other survivors. The steam factor was simmering in the background(not over boiling) and the actual story takes precedent over the love scenes. If you like action with a side dish of romance, this book is for you.
Hardegree More than 1 year ago
I couldn't read this fast enough. If you like edgy, post apocalyptic stories, run and grab this one.
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