Caressed by Night

Caressed by Night

by Amanda J. Greene

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BN ID: 2940013990302
Publisher: Amanda Greene
Publication date: 02/29/2012
Series: Rulers of Darkness , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 334
Sales rank: 615,921
File size: 395 KB

About the Author

Amanda J. Greene is a paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can found playing the role of a full time university student who works part time. She lives in Southern California with her very supportive husband and their sweet cocker spaniel. Doing all the above and being a military wife is not easy, but rewarding! Of course, she accomplishes everything with a strong cup of coffee in her hand.

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Caressed by Night 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
TheBookNympho More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed the first book in the Rulers of Darkness series, Caressed by Moonlight. So I jumped at the chance to be apart of Ms. Greene's blog tour for the second book. Caressed by Night has a different feel to it since it is set in modern times in Las Vegas verses Caressed by Moonlight's 1800s, London setting. But it has all the same hotness. And you get to see a little of Dorian and Victoria from Caressed by Moonlight which I really liked getting a update on where they are at in their lives. OK, so Caressed by Night is about yet another hot vamp named Dimitri that has been in hiding for about 400 years; waiting for the right time to return to the vampire world. One of Dimitri 's powers is seeing the future. He's had a vision about his mate and knows that she will be in Las Vegas but doesn't really know anything else about her. What she looks like, what's her name, etc. One night Dimitri saves a beautiful young woman from other vampires in an alley not far from the night club she was party with her friends. Once he comes face to face with her, he knows she is his intend mate. But he lets her go. Kerstyn cannot get the sexy man out of her mind that saved her a few nights ago. She dreams about him and he awaking feelings in her that she has never had for another man. Kerstyn is sadden by the thought of never seeing him again. Come on, it's Vegas and he was probably only in town for the weekend. But once Kerstyn finds herself kicked out of her apartment and looking for a new place to live her friend, Silvie helps her out by introducing her to a wealthy friend of hers that might be willing to rent a room out to Kerstyn until she can find her own place. Silvie is not only found a place for Kerstyn to stay but she has also brought her into the supernatural world of vampires and witches. Kerstyn gets more than she has bargained for when she knocks on Silive's friends door... You could read Caressed by Night without reading Caressed by Moonlight and not be lost but I recommend reading both books. They are both really good and the over all plot and character stories are woven into to each other. There are a few story lines that get started with other characters towards the end so I've having a hard time predicting who will be the main character in the next book. It could go two or three ways and I love Greene has set it up to where the direction of the series is not boring and predictable. If you are looking for a hot PNR with some real back bone in the world building and character developed department you need to checkout Amanda J. Greene's Rulers of Darkness Series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So, this is the second book in the series. Now that I am on to the second, I can conclusively say that though I enjoy the stories, and will likely keep reading them, the editing it absolutely terrible. Not to mention the fact that instead of chapter names in the Nook chapter selector, it has draft versions. From what I can tell someone really needs to go over and edit the all of the books in the series and update the ebook versions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed each of the stories I read. However , was distracted by grammatical and spelling errors.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
I loved how Greene layered the emotional component of the story on top of the paranormal and romantic ones.  This is a complex tale that will engage you in many ways.  At the same time it’s still fast paced and fun.  The author’s exquisitely vivid descriptions bring this story to life in a big way.  It is positively sinful!  Greene also continues to develop her unique concept of the vampire world without shattering our preconceived notion.  It all rolls up into an unforgettable story. And don’t even get me started on the characters.  What a fantastic cast we have here.  I loved the main couple.  They were such diverse individuals, yet they came together giving to each other, and completing one another.  The art history aspect of the tale adds an extra layer to the story that I found to be quite intriguing.  The fact that the main character had actually achieved her PhD made her that much more admirable.  The supporting cast was also breathtaking.  I loved getting to know everyone and appreciated how involved in the story they all were. This novel is fun, funny, sexy, and exciting all rolled into one.  If you want a paranormal romance with a dash of spice and a frosting of originality this is the one for you. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
blaise_zillah More than 1 year ago
For the past 400 years Dimitri has been in hiding but now is the time he should meet his mate although he has no name or anything to go by apart from she will be in Las Vegas.Kerstyn's life has so far been boring and normal until the night she is saved by a stranger who she feels a strong attraction to then she has a sting of bad luck then her luck changes when she meets her stranger again Dimitri who seems to have a answer to all her problems. Dimitri trys to allow things to happen slowly between them but fate seems to have other plans for them both. While things grow between them trouble is brewing that could change everything .A great read, set in more modern times then the first book, we get to see how Dorian and Victoria are doing. We also get more insight about how the original vampires come to be. Can't wait to read more from this author.
coziecorner More than 1 year ago
"Caressed by Night" is the second book in the 'Rulers of Darkness' series. In this book it picks up about 200 years after the first book left off with new characters being introduced. This is Dimitri's story as the last remaining pure blood vampire. As with Amanda's first and third book in the series, she just captivated me from the beginning with her vivid descriptions and the passion between the characters. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
HOTandSTEAMYaficionado More than 1 year ago
Book 1 was good and the second in the series didn't disappoint! Strong characters (even though the heroine was a virgin - yet again!! Come on already!!) and enough backstory with secondary characters to give a good lead in to book 3. Will definitely keep reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I read it in a day. Was a different take on vampires and the supernatural which I enjoyed very much. Loved the main characters too!
Gethsemane More than 1 year ago
Betrayed by one of his very own, Dimitri Arsov has kept his presence a secret for the past four hundred years. Unwilling to continue his solitary existence, he's decided to come out of hiding in hopes of regaining everything he's lost. His goal is remove the man behind his supposed death in order to restore the glory to his failed empire, a feat that will not prove to be easy. Saving the beautiful Kerstyn Ingmar from an unlikely fate, he finds herself draw to her in more ways than one. His inner beast has awakened and yearns to sample her delectable blood, something he must deny himself if she's to continue living. He soon realizes she's the one he's been waiting for ever since he can remember, the one who will keep him from succumbing to the curse that befalls a vampire if they're unable to find their mate in time. Vowing to protect her, he takes her under his very wing, never once imagining that she'd change his world completely. Saved from a fate worse than death, Kerstyn finds herself drawn to her enigmatic savior. Thrust into a world she never thought existed, she does her best to make sense of it all. The feelings Dimitri evokes in her grow each and every day and she's determined to show him just how much he means to her, a fact he does his best to deny. Undeterred, she offers herself to him, knowing he'll never be able to resist her for long. Determined to right all wrongs committed against him, Dimitri sets a trap in hopes of luring his adversary to his death. Ven refuses to give things up without a fight and is intent on killing him, once and for all. When Kerstyn is caught in the crossfire, he's hellbent on pulling out all of the stops in hopes of gaining the upper hand. After having read Caressed By Moonlight and getting a sneak peak into what was to come, I'm glad to say that this book didn't dissappoint. The intrigue and suspense kept me glued to every turn of the page. I enjoyed the story immensely. I did feel that there was something missing in the epilogue. I couldn't quite put my finger on what it was, though, but hopefully the next book in the series will tie up all those loose ends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book was good, not fantastic but very good...in the middle of the second I realized I was at the begining of a great series! Cannot wait for number three! Great characters with great back story. If you are hooked on vampire romance you'll love these.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing
NiinaCs_Blog More than 1 year ago
Kerstyn lives quite the boring life until she gets near attacked on the streets of Las Vegas and saved by a tall, blond, gorgeous viking looking guy, and then there's the fact that she's evicted from her apartment she shares with her bff and her screwed up boyfriend and of course her car dies... not the best day. When her friend tells her she's got a solution to her new homelessness Kerstyn is shocked to find out she'll be staying with her viking rescuer who seems just as attracted to her than she is to him. What she doesn't know yet is that Dimitri is one of the first Vampires ever to be created, he's all powerful, can read minds ( hers included, to her mortification ) and see the future. Dimitri has only two goals coming to Las Vegas, get his mate and get revenge on the vampire who assassinated him and stole his Clan, as everyone thinks he's dead it makes it all more fun to come back from the dead. But when his vengeance also bring visions of Krestyn's death, he has to do everything in his power to stop destiny from fulfilling itself. He won’t live without her. Sometimes people get lucky with one great debut novel, and you won't know if they are seriously good until you read the next installment... well Amanda J. Greene is brilliant! Right up there with my favorite PNR authors! She's wonderfully sensitive to the characters giving them history, pain, freedom and tension that all boils to fantastic realism with that touch of unexpected paranormal. Her writing is emotional, witty, warm and absolutely fantastic. I've found yet another author to call a favorite! I was so excited about Caressed by Moonlight ( Book #1 ) and wondering if she could pull it off again, and she sure did! Ms. Greene is right up there with Frost and Cole for me! I loved how the history of the vampire race was intertwined into the love story, it never got stale or boring, even the historical events kept the momentum going. A lot of characters were introduced and re-introduced, I loved seeing Falcon, Dorian and Victoria again, and I fell in love with Gabriel ( *swoon* I hope he gets his own book! ) and Hadrian! This book isn't just about the main couple, this is a true series that builds on all the characters and the events until you got this interwoven fabric of superb Paranormal Romance with a cool Urban Fantasy element. Kerstyn and Dimitri clicked so well, Kerstyn was a nice fresh breath of air for Dimitri who was very old (won't reveal how old!) and had been emotionless and pretty much dead inside until he met her. She was a nice opposite to him, a fiery red head to the cool and collected ( on the outside ) blond vampire. She had few moments of awkwardness which made her more human when compared to Dimitri who seemed to have everything in perfect control. Of course Dimitri didn't have it all under control - he was slipping, succumbing to blood lust he hadn't felt in thousand years, lust for her blood only, and battling his beast inside that demanded he claim Kerstyn where Dimitri himself wanted to give her time to adjust - I loved how he wanted everything to go his way and how things just kept slipping off his hands. And let’s not forget the fact that he knew how to make his mate happy in bed, talk about Hot! I haven't been this excited about a paranormal romance series with an urban fantasy twist since Night Huntress and if you love that series too then you want to give Rulers of Darkness a go!