Chaos and Moonlight

Chaos and Moonlight

by A.D. Marrow

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The Nines, an elite group of vampires, was established to stand as protection for their race. Fractured by centuries of betrayal and loss, the group is now little more than myth, its remaining members scarred and shattered.

Taris, the oldest living vampire, is no stranger to loss and heartbreak. He is all that holds the Nines together as they struggle to save themselves from total extinction.

Enter the beautiful and brilliant Dr. Sarah Bridgeman, whose medical research has resulted in a breakthrough for both humans and vampires. Her work may be the salvation this weary band of guardians has been looking for.

Taris needs to reach Sarah and enlist her help before those aligned against him can act. Can a vampire king convince a stunning young scientist to save a species that isn’t even supposed to exist?

For now, only one thing is certain: no science can explain the explosive chemistry between them.

Chaos and Moonlight is the first installment in the Order of the Nines series, and is A. D. Marrow’s debut novel.

Praise for Chaos and Moonlight:

"A.D. Marrow's Chaos and Moonlight takes readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride, full of passionate characters and story line that will leave you begging for more." — Gina L. Maxwell, USA Today and New York Times bestselling author

"Chaos and Moonlight was fast-paced and thrilling. The plot was well executed and fascinating. The story had a good flow and was difficult to put down…I am impressed by her writing style and creativity. I will definitely continue reading this series." —Diane’s Book Blog

“I love it when an author takes a tired old trope and turns it on its ear. This is exactly what A.D. Marrow has done in her debut novel, Chaos and Moonlight…” —Will Read for Feels

"Chaos and Moonlight was a mix between a Christine Feehan and J.R. Ward book…I will definitely be reading more of this author's future work!" — Goodreads reviewer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633700536
Publisher: Full Fathom Five Digital
Publication date: 05/06/2015
Series: Order of the Nines , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 209
Sales rank: 95,533
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

A.D. Marrow is a registered Sapiophile, a proud Geek since before Geek was chic, and believes that everyone deserves a happily ever after. She lives in the foothills of North Carolina with her ridiculously hot and amazingly supportive husband, three kids that rock so hard there should be a national holiday for their awesomeness, two really stupid dogs, and a plethora of Post-it notes with book ideas to last her until she’s 90. Her childhood dream is realized in the fact that YOU have cause to read her bio. She hopes that one day, it lends her enough credibility to live out her second dream, which is to write an episode of Doctor Who.

Her personal mantra echoes that of Morticia Addams: “Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”

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Chaos and Moonlight 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Can't wait for the next book in this series. This is an awesome start to another addictive, mildly dark, romantic read. I want more please.
Buecherwurm161 More than 1 year ago
A promising start to a new Series.  I saw this book on NetGalley, and since I am always looking for new paranormal Authors I requested it and was happy when I got it in exchange for a review. This is the first book in the series, and I am sure this talented new Author will have a bright future.  I did like some parts of the book very much, I think it has a lot of promise, but the pacing was off, and I would have liked more of the main characters and maybe a little less of the secondary ones.  There will be plenty of time to get to know them in the future. There was a lot going on in this book, almost to much, and it felt rushed in places, I am onboard with some steamy lust at first sight, but one look and then almost immediately getting married had me shaking my head.  The premise of the book was good, and I liked the characters, but I think I might pass on the next installment for now, I just did not feel any connection to the book.   However I will look for A.D. Marrow's work in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait till the next one comes out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line intertwines with amazing new non-traditional stereotypical vampire roles seen both written and on the big screen. It's a definite read for anyone who wants to be entertained and also think at the same time. That's a rare commodity in many books now a days but not in this one. Science has a foothold here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great new read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this first installment of the nine. It was interesting. Not a lot of world building. But well written. Will read this author again. Try it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Taris will tear your heart out and you'll thank him for it. Beautifully written, engaging characters. Chaos and Moonlight is heartstopping.
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
As the first story in a new paranormal series, Chaos and Moonlight does a great job of introducing the new world. I think there were a couple of places where an explanation might have been better happening earlier than written, but overall it’s well developed. Sometimes it is hard with the introductory novel to cover everything without throwing off the pacing but Marrow does it well – we get a great feeling for the society the vampires live in. There’s a lot of intricacies to their history which are slowly handed out but I didn’t end up with any unanswered questions and was interested all the way to the end. Taris is great hero material. He’s strong and caring, taking his role as informal leader to heart. He is greatly affected by the setbacks they’ve experienced and the implications for their future. He, like all of them, is deeply invested in solving their problems – and that’s where Sarah comes in. I’m surprised at how well she takes the existence of vampires, but I think as a scientist that it might be easier to accept the unexplainable. Those difficulties definitely are an interesting twist – I won’t give away too many details because it plays a big part in why Sarah is brought into their world. But it’s one that I hadn’t thought about before but it makes sense and adds a nice complexity to their lives. There are bad guys – what paranormal book isn’t made better by a villain – and I have to say I really want to see more from these. Despite all of the awful things that they’ve done, I’m intrigued by the idea of redemption … but I’m also afraid that too much has happened. There are also good guys, of course, who will also get their own story. I’m intrigued to see where Marrow goes from here since it looks like their is an answer to the big problem in the first book. If paranormal romance is your thing (think Black Dagger Brotherhood or The Sentinels) then you may have found yourself a new series. With a large and fascinating group of characters, Marrow has the potential for a sexy new series on her hands. (Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review)
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Chaos and Moonlight (Order of the Nines #1) by A. D. Marrow 4 ½ of 5 Stars Taris, elite vampire of the Order of the Nines, is committed to saving his race from extinction.  He enlists human, Dr. Sarah Bridgeman, whose medical research may be just what they need.  Unfortunately, he is not the only one that wants her knowledge. Taris is a good leader and vampire.  As the oldest vampire, he is looked up too.  He cares about his people and feels remorse for those that have died trying to save them.     I love Sarah.  I appreciate that she speaks her mind, especially on her television interview.  She is smart and determined.  I enjoyed the chemistry between Taris and Sarah.  Morrigan and Bane are interesting adversaries.  Morrigan is just plain evil and mean.  Mean is too nice of a word: demented, malicious, tyrant.  Bane, on the other hand, while wicked, at times I actually want to like him.  For the life of me, I cannot figure out why he puts up with Morrigan.  Their connection to Taris definitely added to the drama. I enjoyed all the support characters.  Their personalities were all so different and interesting.  I look forward to learning more about them in future books. Chaos and Moonlight was fast-paced and thrilling.  The plot was well-executed and fascinating. The story had a good flow and was difficult to put down.   This was the first book I read by A. D. Marrow.  I am impressed by her writing style and creativity.  I will definitely continue reading this series. Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  
JeriTRyan More than 1 year ago
There are so many vampire novels out there and I read so many of them - that I was a little sceptic to be honest when I received this book to review. But after the first few chapters I had to admit that the author indeed managed to make Vampires interesting again. The picture she draws really is more the picture of a human with an genetic problem/difference, the classic vampire you will not find in this book. I liked the development of the main characters and the side characters were good developed that you could already see several possibilities for future novels of this series. It was almost a shame that some of those possibilities were already used on the sidelines of this book (without spoiler: NICK), which I feel was almost a waste of great potential and this is really the only reason I did not give the book 5 stars. But in Total this was a great start for a series. The story is well developed, the characters are deep, the dialogues are serious/dark at times but funny/witty at others and the writing is fluent/flawless. I can honestly recommend this book fully to all lovers of paranormal/vampire romance. Reading it in one session I already look forward to the next release of the series. > > > I have received this Book as an ARC from the Publisher < < < > > > In Exchange I promised an honest Review < < <
JenPH More than 1 year ago
Whenever I start a new book, I always hope that, at the very least, I'm entertained long enough that I'm not tempted to skim or to put the book down. Chaos and Moonlight, the first book in the Order of the Nines series by A.D. Marrow, did not just entertain me; it made the rest of the world disappear and my main focus was on Taris and Sarah and their quest to find a cure to battle the vampire extinction and dealing with their developing feelings for one another. The world that the author has created has elements that bring about a uniqueness yet also a sense of familiarity, a creative blend that I thoroughly enjoyed. One of the best things about this book was its cast of characters. Taris and Sarah weren't your typical vampire and human, respectively, both of them being forces to be reckoned with. Taris had an imposing and powerful presence yet was sensitive and loyal, while Sarah had insecurities and doubts but could hold her own when necessary. They had this capacity to care about people beyond themselves and when they were together, there was this almost palpable connection that made their love story such an absorbing read. Along with  the paranormal suspense thriller element, I must admit I'm now very happily addicted. Kalin, Rhiannon, Judah, Achan, Zillah, Nick, and yes, even Bane also have there own stories to tell, though Kalin and Nick, Taris's sister and Sarah's best friend and research partner, respectively, have already gotten a share of the spotlight in this first book. The rest of the  Nines, specifically, Rhiannon, Judah, Achan, and Zillah, had bits and pieces of their histories told here but I craved to learn so much more about each one of them, though I'm guessing that Judah and Zillah's story will be told in the next book. I'd also like to know where Bane goes from here and hopefully, he'll also get an opportunity to share his own tale. If I haven't gushed enough about this book then let me make it as clear as day: I. FREAKING. LOVED. IT. On it's own, it was already an amazing read, but what makes it even better is that it sets the stage for other stories to be told and whets your literary appetite for anything else to follow. From the imaginative and original story arc to the characters that capture your heart, Chaos and Moonlight is everything you want in a paranormal romance and so much more. Suffice it to say that I am highly recommending this and already have the second book on my radar. Chaos and Moonlight gets five-plus stars and is a 2015 favorite! ♥♥♥
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
      Chaos and Moonlight, Order of the Nines: Book 1, A.D. Marrow Genre:  Romance, Fantasy/Sci-fi. Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Vampires...I love books with those in, so long as the story is good. I’ve read far too many clichéd, dull ones, but thankfully this one was a good series opener. Some adventure, danger, a bit of romance and some murder and mayhem. Made for a fun start. Taris, he’s the oldest and is worried by the decline in numbers. For the last couple of hundred years they’ve been unable to  reproduce or  turn humans. He doesn’t want the race to die out, but nothing they’ve tried so far has worked out, and then he sees a TV show featuring Sarah’s work. He can see immediately that its got huge implications for the vampires problem, and sets out to get her help. The problem though is that there’s  a second faction, another vampire group, headed by the evil, murderous, bloodthirsty  Morrigan. they’re a cruel group, and they want her and will stop at nothing to get to her. They don’t care who dies in their schemes, and will kill Sarah as soon as her usefulness to them is gone. When he meets her Taris is shocked by the attraction he feels to Sarah, and she takes some persuading he really is what he says. After all if someone came to you saying they were a vampire would you believe them? Want more proof than some teeth that could have been cosmetically altered? Sarah does too, but then events move incredibly quickly with the dangers from the other group chasing them, and before she realises she’s embroiled in a steamy relationship with Taris. Its a fun read, great characters, realistic plots and a good mix of groups. Its always so much more fun when there’s an evil group too, and when its headed by a real bi tch like Morrigan that makes for some great story lines. I really enjoyed this start to the series. its fairly simplistic in plot but sometimes that’s best in a series opener, so we can get to know the characters and setting better. I’m not sure what’s coming next, there’s not really any hints from the story, but what is great is this doesn’t have any cliff-hangers, is a complete book on its own and for someone like me who HATES  being left hanging months, years even for the next part in a series this ending is perfect. Stars:  Four, a good solid start and a great debut novel. I look forward to more.  ARC provided by Netgalley and publishers
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review** Morgan, when she made a demand, it was met. Wherever she went, there was a path of destruction, carnage and blood. It was her calling card and trademark. Morgan wants her kind to rule the planet. She felt that humans were the bottom of the food chain. Taris had been preparing Hayley for the change, but it still killed her. They were trying to keep their race from extinction. Hayley had come up with the immunity theory in the first place. Taris had found Hayley on the streets 10yrs ago. She was only 13. The human immunity system was rejecting the change. Finding the cure is the only way a vampire mother can have a vampire child. This book was too slow moving. It couldn't keep my interest. It kept jumping to different people. Made it really hard to finish.