Bitter Fruits

Bitter Fruits

by Sarah Daltry

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Overview

Bitter Fruits by Sarah Daltry

For fans of dark urban fantasy comes a novel that questions why forbidden fruit is always the most tempting...

A vampire–themed masquerade party isn't really her scene, but Nora is sick of frat parties and bars. When she meets Alec, the appeal suddenly becomes clear. It's obvious that they've been struck by the same intense mutual attraction, but Alec keeps his distance. Intrigued despite herself, Nora pushes a little deeper – and discovers Alec's unimaginable secret...

Nora is not afraid of following Alec into the darkness, but the choice is soon taken from her. Someone is hunting her – someone tied to the secret and desperate to see it play out. But when Nora finally meets her aggressor, she finds herself hopelessly drawn to him. She needs to make a choice between the two men, but can she save them both, knowing one is destined to die?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857991089
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2013
Series: Eden's Fall , #1
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 131
File size: 735 KB

About the Author

Sarah Daltry writes about the regular people who populate our lives. She's written works in various genres - romance, erotica, fantasy, horror. Genre isn't as important as telling a story about people and how their lives unfold. Sarah tends to focus on YA/NA characters but she's been known to shake it up. Most of her stories are about relationships - romantic, familial, friendly - because love and empathy are the foundation of life. It doesn't matter if the story is set in contemporary NY, historical Britain, or a fantasy world in the future - human beings are most interesting in the ways they interact with others. This is the principle behind all of Sarah's stories.

Sarah has spent most of her life in school, from her BA and MA in English and writing to teaching both at the high school and college level. She also loves studying art history and really anything because learning is fun.

When Sarah isn't writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.

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Bitter Fruits 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Missdevora More than 1 year ago
I liked Bitter Fruits by Sarah Daltry! Nora is a college student, who loves mythology and wonders why she has to lears statistics, with problems bigger than acing her tests or attending classes. When her roommate Scarlet persuades her to attend a vampire-themed masquerade ball, Nora meets a beautiful and mysterious Alec … and his brother Caleb. Alec and Caleb have some real issues that include humanity, living on earth for seem to be a lifetime, and I don't know how exhausting and ecstatic that must be at the same time. I could say that Caleb has given me more impact than what Alec has. It's not because Nora spent much more time with him than with Alec, but it was because Caleb is more specific, he's honest with what he really feels. This is a story of mythical and biblical import and may make some readers question what they’ve always been taught and perhaps some might even search for a new version of reality. If you like erotic scenes in the most unexpected places and situations, crazy things that go bump in the night, like vampires, revenants, lamias, biblical and mythical creatures, some love unexpected triangles and a professor that knows too much … you will love this world! The climax and resolution were unexpected, put satisfyingly so. The story was quite moving, including the struggles each character faced in the arch on their own particular journey and it was a joy to have been along for the ride. Note: I received this book from the author thru LoP in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bitter Fruits is the story of Nora, a young college student, who gets pulled into an ancient jealousy-fueled feud between two brothers. To make it even neater, they are cursed. That’s what happens when a person is too blinded by jealousy to notice when the mother of all evil decides to put a hex on you. Luckily for Nora, she holds the key to ending the curse that dates back to literally the beginning of mankind. Sarah Daltry does an excellent job of capturing Nora’s voice. It is difficult enough to accurately capture the confusion and uncertainty that goes along with being an average college student, but throw that college student into an unknown world and pull her heart in two directions and that ramps it up by about a thousand degrees. Additionally, Sarah shows great skill at navigating different cultures/times in history through her use of vernacular. She doesn’t go over the top, but it’s clear that the two brothers are living (or unliving?) in a time out of sync with their origin, yet they are able to mimic well enough as to not stand out completely. I especially love to explore and discuss different religious theories, to examine the origins of different myths. In Bitter Fruits, Sara does a great job of presenting an old Bible story with a whole new twist. I very much approve. Overall, if you enjoy urban fantasy mixed with religious theory mixed with erotic romance, you’ll love this book.
Bookworm305 More than 1 year ago
Initial Thoughts: A high octane story full of unexpected twists and turns. This book provided by the author for an honest review. My Thoughts: Bitter Fruits was my first introduction to Sarah Daltry's writing and I have to admit that I was not disappointed. The story was elaborative and full of intensity and depth. I appreciated how the story incorporated biblical lore, ancient myths, romance, and a myriad of paranormal elements. Nora is just an average college girl. Her life is normal until she attends a vampire masquerade ball on campus. Thinking that the ball will be a typical college party, Nora is taken by surprise when she is swept off of her feet by a handsome and enigmatic young man, Alec. Alec and Nora's attraction blaze from the instant they meet. But...Alec isn't the only one who has set his sights on Nora. His brother Caleb desires her as well. Alec and Caleb are the original rivals and their contention is the genesis of all sibling rivalry in history. Nora soon discovers that she loves both men. Her heart will not allow her to choose one of them over the other. That decision thrusts her in the middle of their long-stand rivalry but it also places her front and center in an epic battle that looms between the forces of good and evil. I was very impressed with the intricacies and attention to detail in the story. I find that a lot of authors miss the mark when inserting legends into fiction because the legend becomes so watered down that it becomes a pale replica of the original. That was not the case in this story. The legend of Lilith and the elements surrounding her held true to the original lore; however, Daltry added some unique twists to it that made it even that much more interesting and compelling. I appreciated all the unexpected turns that occurred during the story. Just when you thought you had things figured out, a twist would pop up that would have you guessing all over again. For me, those are the best types of stories because they keep my rapt attention all the way through. A word about the characters... I am not typically a fan of "love triangle" stories but again...this was not your typical love triangle. The relationship between Nora, Alec, and Caleb was very interesting. First, the triangle should have never existed. Nora's heart originally belonged to Alec. She actually didn't even like Caleb at first even though she was very drawn to him. As the story progesses, the relationship between all three characters morphs and grows stronger. Brothers who were rivals learn to trust, respect, and even like each other because Nora stands between them -- not as an impediment, but a bridge between them. I also loved seeing the change in Caleb as the story progressed. I didn't care for him at first. The nature of his origins made him unlikeable...very unlikeable. Again, because of Nora, he slowly but surely becomes a better man and at the end of the story his former self has been completed usurped by a lighter version of himself. Now the other characters in the story. All I can say is "wow". The conflict between Lilith and her rival was intense because it was so brilliantly unexpected. In the end... Bitter Fruits was a gripping, passionate, and amazing read.
jlynn915 More than 1 year ago
Bitter Fruits was an awesome read, it sucked me in from the second page. Oh boy what a serious love triangle between Nora and two brothers Caleb and Alec. SUPER HOT !!!!!!!!! Caleb and Alec are tied down to ancient curse that goes way back to the beginning of time. (literally) I found myself turning the pages quickly to see what was going to happen to next. This book is full of twists and turns,steamy sex scenes, suspense and so much more. Does Nora have what it takes to break the curse?? You will have to read this very well written story to find out. This is a must read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
I really liked the premise. It could be a heck of an interesting story. The author was brave with the romance in this story, so I give her major props for that. In this case, for me, those aspects of the romance kept me from enjoying it as much as I wanted to. With that being said there are a lot of reviewers out there that loved this story, so maybe you will too! Bitter Fruits by Sarah Daltry was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
Teelovesgio More than 1 year ago
Bitter Fruits is the best read I have read so far in 2013! Lord where to begin with this review. I read the book a week ago and I am still reeling from it. I mean this book has everything in it and it is simply AMAZING! This is one of those books where it is a diamond in the rough and once people start reading it they will not be able to put it down. I mean I could not put it down and I told my family you are on your own because I need some me time! First I have to say that the cover fits the book to a T because as you start reading about Nora and Alec meeting you will understand the cover. I have to say KUDOS big time to Sarah Daltry for pulling off this book and it's contents because HOLY S*&^ I never would have thought to read such an interesting back story of the main male characters. The story line that is used is very unique and I will say this because I am doing a non spoiler review for this book because I loved it so much that you have to read it yourself to get the full affect of the book. Sarah man I wish I had your brain because that was BRILLIANT using one of the oldest stories in the bible. If you are religious and get upset when a story is used for other purposes outside of the church then DON"T READ THIS BOOK! It will be your loss! Nora is going to a vampire themed masquerade party with her best friend and roommate Scarlet. Nora is not sure why she is going but she told Scarlet she would go so she has found the perfect dress and mask to hide her face and her Scarlet set off to the masquerade party. Once there Nora feels a little out of place and she is so surprised by how many people came out to this party. A few even have fangs and everything else to get into the role playing part they are going to have at the party. Then Nora gets a glimpse of a mask that has the most exquisite eyes and she is enraptured by him. As they talk and get to know each other Nora feels a pull towards him which she does not understand. Just as they are getting to know each other some at the masquerade gets hurt and her mystery man Alec leaves. Nora can't stop thinking about Alec when she sees him again. As they talk she finds herself falling for him and wanting to do things with him but every time she tries Alec runs away from her saying it can't happen. A little frustrated and a lot hurt she has resigned herself to not having Alec. Just as things are going along she meets Alec's brother Caleb. Lord Jesus Caleb is a bad boy extraordinaire and he does not apologize for his badness. All Caleb knows is that he is inexplicably attracted to Nora and can't stay away from her. Just as Alec and Caleb get close to Nora something happens and sets the premise of the book and Alec is the one who will have to hunt down the person or thing trying to hurt him and his brother and the thing or person wants Nora. They are trying to kill her and to keep her safe she will have to stay with Caleb at his home alone and yes she is so not feeling that because feelings are starting to surface and she is not sure why she feels so connected to Caleb as well as Alec. How can this be? What will happen if Alec finds out? Will he leave her? What is hunting Nora? This is a MUST READ book! Go out and get it because it is RELEASE DAY for BITTER FRUITS! ~Team Caleb all the way~ 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
sexy and romantic with hawt boys