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"We vampires are focused and tend to shape our own realities." My name is Katrina Rawlings, and I am a vampire. I declare that with neither pride nor ego. I am simply nature's most dangerous predator. On occasion, it's a very valuable quality. It helped me protect Caleb Taylor one day when he was very young. But that single, traumatic day is behind him now; wiped from his memory, or so I hope. Caleb has finally matured into a rather striking young man, and believe me, I like what I see. I'll readily admit that there are issues for us to confront
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Overview

"We vampires are focused and tend to shape our own realities." My name is Katrina Rawlings, and I am a vampire. I declare that with neither pride nor ego. I am simply nature's most dangerous predator. On occasion, it's a very valuable quality. It helped me protect Caleb Taylor one day when he was very young. But that single, traumatic day is behind him now; wiped from his memory, or so I hope. Caleb has finally matured into a rather striking young man, and believe me, I like what I see. I'll readily admit that there are issues for us to confront and overcome, though a sense of mutual commitment isn't one of them. I'm feeling hopeful for our future together, in fact. But an adversary from my past has returned to haunt me, and she's trying to get back at me through Caleb. That was her first...and last...mistake. I'll protect my Caleb at all costs, and I'll make her regret the day she was born. So, I suppose that I'm not just a vampire. I'm about to become someone's worst nightmare!
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Editorial Reviews

Gloria Lakritz
Over the past year in my reviewer capacity with The Paranormal Romance Guild, I have read many vampire romances. Along with my hefty TBR pile, vampire stories run rampant in the market place. Jaz Primo's newest novel, Sunrise at Sunset came across my desk as my last review book of 2010, and I must tell you it is no ordinary vampire story. Our author has written a fourteen page prologue which introduces us to our story. What was that old line "you hooked me at hello?" Our prologue tells
Siobhan Phinn
What a refreshing read. A book where the tables are turned on the human girl/vampire boy. Here we are a very strong alpha female vampire, Katrina. She is a mix of both Traditional vampire (kills, drink human blood, cant go out in sunlight) and the new vampire that is books just now. Katrina is very an old vampire and in my head with Jaz's skillful writing I could hear that she was old the way she spoke. Caleb is the human, who is a real treat to read. Not often do I read a novel where the male i
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982861301
  • Publisher: Rutherford Literary Group
  • Publication date: 10/14/2010
  • Series: Sunset Series , #1
  • Pages: 430
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jaz Primo is an author, history aficionado, "pun-master", and all-around fan of things vampire and urban fantasy. He has enjoyed a fulfilling background and career in Higher Education, including teaching U.S. History classes during evenings. His lifetime of creative writing, coupled with an eclectic and creative imagination, has generated the perfect storm for a new voice in urban fantasy and paranormal romance via the compelling Sunset Series. He is a native of Oklahoma where he lives with his wife and a long-lived cat.
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Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Read a great read by Jaz Primo!

    Sunrise at Sunset by Jaz Primo It was nice to come across yet another author who writes in my favorite genre, the paranormal, and uses my favorite character, the vampire. I was very intrigued with this book and it was easy to get into. I did find it a bit frustrating on two counts though. One, although as the reader the book does hint to a sexual relationship between Caleb and Katrina, but never goes into detail about the passion they share. The only clue they ever made love was that they held each other and cuddled afterward. I do not understand why the author did not enhance or go into depth about their sexual relationship, but it was a little disappointing especially when in almost every vampire book I have read, always shows the passion the vampire emits with his or her partner. So, I did find this disappointing. The other thing I found to be a little irritating was the fact throughout the entire book, I kept looking at Caleb like a small child. Katrina treated him throughout the whole book as 'the boss', 'the protector', 'the dictator' and more like a mother to him than a life mate. I know in the beginning when she first met Caleb he was a small boy who helped save her life, but even after she met him again as an adult, she continued to treat him as that small boy. That would have been a little more tolerable IF their love making would have gone into detail. And Caleb always allowed Katrina to treat him as such, except in certain areas of the book where he 'tried' to stand up for himself. To be honest, I wanted him to be turned so he could be a man, stand on his own feet and maybe Katrina would treat him like a man instead of a helpless child. Now, with that all said. I loved the book. It had a great story behind it, and it was written well. The author shows a great deal of imagination and creativity and it kept my attention. I was pleased to see when I finished reading the book there is another one coming after it called A Bloody London Sunset. So, I hope the author will allow me to read and review it. Although Sunrise at Sunset disappointed me in two areas, I can't wait to find out where Jaz is going to take Caleb and Katrina next. Hopefully the author will open up a bit and allow the intimate part of their relationship to come forth and have Caleb grow a 'set'. *grin* I give Sunrise at Sunset four stars **** Reviewed by Nora Chipley Barteau

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Hard to swallow

    The man is way too wimpy for my taste. I tried to keep an open mind about the strong, independent female lead, but it was a tough pill to swallow. The woman vampire came across as parental and the relationship was almost like incest. It gave me the creeps. I quit reading around page 300. I had no more interest in seeing that poor man imasculated further.
    Perhaps the dominant female and the submissive male relationship will float your boat more so than mine. In that case, it is a 900+ page urban fantasy book. The grammar and spelling are decent. I agree with other reviewers-- too many "smirks"!!! I suggest a lot of skimming and reading the dialogue only. Too many words spent on inner thoughts and not enough action.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Drug On & On

    This novel had good character development & a good story line. I made it to page 316 of 971. For me it was too slow moving. The writer has alot of potential. Most likely this is a very good book, but I gave up on it.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2011

    A must vampire read

    Hi everyone :)
    As you might know I'm participating in the Romancing Your Dark Side Tour, for me it's really exciting as it's my first and I hope to do allot more^^ So my first book is this one. I LOVED it.
    I love it when the alpha is the female I mean come one we can't always be the one getting rescued, us girls can kick ass to right?? Of course :)
    Jaz is really good at writing the story from a female alpha POV. Katrina is strong and protective of Caleb but also loving and feminine, and as most alphas (female or male) she is very possessive and she has the most amazing red hair. But there's more to Katrina than meets the eye.
    Caleb in this occasion is the damsel in distress, well not exactly... as he's not a damsel. But he is an easily liked character right from the beginning. Shy, good looking, a community college history teacher and willing to do anything to save his loves life.
    Alton is Katrina's mentor and a good friend. And Chimalma (yes I know cool name ^^) is the baddy.
    But my favorite character is Katrinas best friend Paige, she's modern, sassy, quirky, funny and a great friend, she's also fiercely protective of Caleb.
    You'll like this book if you like vampire books but your fed up with the alpha male stories in which the female character is weak and always depending on the male. Because not only is Katrina a female but Caleb is far from helpless.
    So I give it 5 stars. :)

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    A great book with tons of suspense

    Sunrise at Sunset by Jaz Primo was an exciting book that had enough action to keep me hooked. I started book 2 in the series immediately after finishing Sunrise at Sunset. The character of Katrina was great, I loved that she was a strong, take no prisoners type of woman, especially when it came to the people she cared about. I'd have to say that my favorite character of the book was Paige because she was so spunky and fun. I hope that I don't have to wait too long to get my hands on a copy of book 3 of the Sunset Vampires series.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    "SUNRISE AT SUNSET" (GMTA REVIEW)

    "SUNRISE AT SUNSET" BY JAZ PRIMO

    From the moment Katrina meets Caleb she felt the need to protect him. At the time he was little more than a child. Over the years she has kept tabs on him making sure his life is comfortable. She has discreetly maneuvered every aspect in order to keep him safe. After losing touch for quite a few years she can't help but seek him out again with the need to see him at least one more time and be sure that the boy that once saved her life, has become the man she always hoped and knew he'd be.

    She never expected to fall in love, she never knew she'd feel so drawn to him.

    A vow to protect him forever is made, a vow to be forever his is consummated, but can a vampire keep those vows? Can she truly protect Caleb from one of the greatest threats of all? One of her own kind has come to make trouble and what Katrina thought would be a beautiful beginning with the man she loves soon turns deadly.

    Jaz Primo writes with great detail and pulls you into this timeless love story. Alternating between romance and adventure with perfect fluidity, he weaves a tale that is unforgettable. I enjoyed this story and can't wait to read the sequel!

    Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2010

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    Extremely Good!

    Must read ! The reader becomes immediatly hooked ! Jaz Primo has a great style of writing ! Its Thrilling , Passionate, and full of Suspense ! The characters really are very interesting and come through well. This book delievers ! I can not wait for the next book for come out next spring !!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2010

    a must read

    cover 3/5 plot 5/5 ending 5/5 i loved this book it was totaly awesome

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Fast reader that is turning 12

    Yes, I have commented on 'Prince of Wolves', and yet on this book. I shall finish this soon, and Caleb is visiting Katrina's house right now for the first time after hearing her 'dirty little secret'. Who else would think a vampire would be after their neck? I'd have to calm down, too! Fantastic book so far.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Just didn't like it

    I just could not get into this book. Too slow and not enough substance.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Good begining

    Good begining bad middle idk about the end. I think this book has a gret begining but starts going down hill in the midle. Its an okay book. -cecilia s.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2012

    Needs a stronger male lead

    Quite well written, but ultimately too unbelievable that the human Caleb would be so head over heels in love with the female vamp, given her "rules" and the way she treats him like a child. It lends a certain "ick" factor to the plot. Yes, I know it's paranormal, but there still has to be a certain believability on an emotional level. I finished the book, but it doesn't leave me wanting to learn more about their relationship. Entirely too much "smirking" going on.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Cant open book

    I cant get the book open to read. Does anyone know how to fix this??

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2010

    Could be better

    The characters are colorful, but often come across as cliche (But Paige Turner? Awesome!). There's a lack of attention to detail that chokes the character development, making the storyline a little too breezy. Undecided if I'll buy the sequels.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    not horrible

    But not spectacular either. Immature in its simplicity. Kinda like some 10th grade creative writing assignment that got an A-, good but not very impressive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Yes this book is almost 1000 pages! That being said.

    It is a fabulous book the two main characters Kat and Caleb are great I love that the female takes charge to protect her man. So it is alot of story, but that being said I still love it. You get to know how their relationship started when Caleb was only an 8 year old who finds a burnt up vampire in his garage, and how he saved her and then she saved him again, and again, and again, I love it. There is not a whole lot of in detail sex spots, just a description of a close loving night together. So its clean for young people as well. I love this story and can't wait to read the others in the series. Thanks Jaz for making a different and interesting clean story that any age can enjoy. I love your work and will continue to buy and read it all. Much love... keep it up!!!??????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Jaz primo, sunset to sunrise series #1

    The book was decent. I cryed @ the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Strange

    An old female vampire that has no vampire friends setting up the plot in motion is strange. Her interest in professor caleb taylor starts to feel a little obessessive.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    Sunset at sunrise

    Katrina Rawlings and Caleb, are two of the sexiest vampire plus human couple ever!! I could not put the book down, it was that good, and the great battle was excellent!! And I loved Katrina's friends, two other vampires who became friends with Caleb, I am keeping this review short. I can't wait to read the other two novels as well!, Jay Primo, you really did a really fantastic job as well. Your ability to add layers to each character, which waas really exellent and made me like eah character even more!! And JAY PRIMO!! YOU ROCK!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    It may have potential but

    I am calling it quits on page 254. I just cannot push through any further. There is so much inconsiquential bull that I do not need to know and it buries the rest of what may be a good story. Sorry, but I cannot recommend this book.

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