Night Rising (Vampire Babylon Series #1)

Night Rising (Vampire Babylon Series #1)

by Chris Marie Green

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ISBN-13: 9780441014675
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/06/2007
Series: Vampire Babylon Series , #1
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,104,044
Product dimensions: 5.55(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Chris Marie Green, former school teacher turned full-time writer, gets out of the office by taking long trips to places such as Japan, Italy, and New Orleans. When she’s not causing international incidents, she enjoys practicing yoga, taking part in fangirl movie and TV program analysis, and writing romance novels under the name Crystal Green.

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Night Rising (Vampire Babylon Series #1) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
VampLoverKP More than 1 year ago
I have to say that I really disliked the main character. I thought the concept was fairly interesting, but just didn't like Dawn at all. I did finish the first book but unfortunately I had bought all three of the books (big mistake), luckily I still had my receipt and was able to return them all in time. Very unfortunate and I really love vampire, werewolves, etc. books and have read lots of them. If you really want something good, I highly recommend the Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost or the Cassandra Palmer books by Karen Chance.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Dawn Madison returns to California when private detective company Limpet & Co calls her informing her that her dad Frank vanished four days ago while working on the Robby Pennybaker case. Robby died twenty-three years ago, but he appears in a scene of the new movie Diaper Derby even stranger he has not changed in the two plus decades one iota. Dawn hires on with the agency and works with techno geek Breisi who loves Frank, and psychic midget Kiko, who believes his new partner who has a key role to play in the upcoming war with the vampires. --- When the trio arrives at the home of Robbie¿s mother, Guards, the lowest form of being in the vampiric hierarchy, surround the place. They barely escape with their lives and Dawn reassesses her belief system as she now knows that vampires exist and somehow are tied to her father¿s disappearance. The vampires hide in the Underground from mortals and will go to any length to prevent outsiders from finding it or knowing they exist. Dawn and her companions learn about the lair during the first battle between humans and their predatory enemy, an omen of the bloody war that will soon follow. --- Readers will want to obtain the next two books in the series and not just because this is an exciting action-packed vampire thriller. Fans will want to know who the mysterious Joseph Limpet is, why he never leaves his abode, how he gets inside Dawn¿s mind and makes love to her though he seems to have no physical body. The audience will also wonder whether Dawn will find her father and if yes in what condition will he is in. This is a fantastic tale that sets up the next entries, but also provides booklovers with plenty of adventure and a touch of romance. --- Harriet Klausner
jessecreations on LibraryThing 10 months ago
It took me forever to get through this book. I kept leaving it whenever anything else/better came along, coming back to it only when I had a draught in my available reading options. It wasn't so bad that I put it down forever, but bad enough that I've owned it since April and I've only just today finished it (November). I like vampire fiction, and I did like the interesting twist on the vampire scenario presented in this book. The detective agency parts were interesting, too, and the author does just enough to leave you hanging that it makes you want to know what's going to happen next and if your predictions will come true. The main problem I had with the book was its heroine, Dawn. She's so obsessed with her own sexual longings that she doesn't have a lot else going for her character, and in my opinion the book took too much time to explore these longings and not enough time focusing on the mystery portions of the plot. I already own the 2nd book in this series, so I'm going to read it but only because I still don't have anything else to read right now. I'm not sure how many books there are in total, but I'm hoping it isn't more than two because I only barely care enough that I want to know how the whole plot line will be resolved, but not so much that I want to have to track down and read several more books.
kingoftheicedragons on LibraryThing 10 months ago
At times, I felt I could tell that this author perhaps is fairly new to the writing genre, but that was easily overlooked. The premise of this story is a good one, if not perhaps a little overused. I'm talking about someone happening to fall into the world of vampires (or other things that go bump in the night), not really believing it at first but eventually coming to terms with the fact that they are now a vampire hunter. Unlike a lot of urban fantasy writers, Chris Marie Green keeps a lot of the original mythology of vampires in this book, which was appreciated, and a fresh a fresh approach. Funny how going back to those original ideas about vampires can be considered fresh, but considering how many writers have gotten away from this, I like it.Things I didn't like: The Voice. I don't know if the author is trying to do a Charlie's Angels type of thing with it, but I don't think it really worked. I also didn't like the lack of details about the forces that are being fought, even when directly asked or from the perspective of the underground characters. Also near the top of the list of dislikes is the fact that Frank is never found in this book, which is the main reason why Dawn is drawn into this world to begin with. How many books of the series are we going to have to go through to get this point resolved? Even if it's taken care of in the next book, that's too long. This is a book, not a season-long TV series. And the foreshadowing at the end of the book at what happened to Dawn's mother is again a bit too much like the last scene of a cliffhanger. I liked the book as it was, to the point I would probably read the next one anyway, I don't need these dramatic cliff hangers which really say to me that the author couldn't reach a conclusion to his book under his deadline. That just detracts from the book.Will I continue reading the series? Probably. At least one more book. I like the team approach to going after the bad vampires that a lot of other authors seem to lack. However, if I continue to get strung along like a never-ending TV series, I likely won't see it through to the end.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Dawn Madison is a stuntwoman, her mother died years ago, a woman who was very famous, a woman whose fame haunts Dawn to this day. Her father raised her and has disappeared, investigating a case of an apparent sighting of a long-dead movie star and suddenly Dawn finds herself involved in a world that's not quite what she expected.It had potential but somehow it just didn't quite work for me.
BookWhisperer on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Another Awesome read! Chris Marie Green created a storyline that keeps you questioning. I had a dark time putting this book down because of so many questions left unfulfilled. Green guarantees that you will continuing in reading the next book in this series if only to be able to answer your questions. Dawn is a excited character, especially if you like the powerful women characters. I will definitely be reading the second book immediately.
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Sandra027 More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. It took me a few chapters to get into it, although it seemed OK the writing was a bit light and lacked depth. The characters did end up developing, esp the two sidekicks (Kiko and Breisie) who soon became my favorites. I wasn't sure about the main heroins nymphomania, but with the developments involving Jonah I couldn't help but get a little into it. I did see the not so twisty-twist coming from a mile away, but still enjoyed watching it develop and knowing it will be gone into more in the next book.
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