by Lois Gresh
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Nightfall by Lois Gresh


Forbidden love, yearning desire, and seduction. Born from an ancient voodoo priestess clan, Alexandra Leveau falls in love with sexy vampire Vadim Blerinc. But these two are a dangerous match, and making love could literally kill them.

And then local townies begin to die. Can Alexandra and Vadim save the people around them? Can they overcome the curse that has hung over their families for centuries? Can true love conquer bad blood?


--The New York Times Book Review

"Exciting plot"
--Publishers Weekly

"Rapid fire action"
--Library Journal

"Fast-paced action, a likable protagonist, a suitably nasty villain...a fine thriller."
--Science Fiction Chronicle

"Vampire fans are in for a treat! If you're hoping for surprisingly quirky takes on reality combined with cleverly worded fiction, you're in the right place. Lois Gresh always surprises me. She's one of the cleverest writers out there."
--Nancy Kilpatrick, editor of Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead

"I found this book to be a hoot from beginning to end."
--Dean Koontz, New York Times Best-Selling Author

"Tremendous fun"
--Peter Straub, New York Times Best-Selling Author

"A fun, fun read."
--F. Paul Wilson, New York Times Best-Selling Author

"Riveting stories with mind-bending ideas, intensely creative!"
--Catherine Asaro, Nebula-Award winning author of The Ruby Dice

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016121710
Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books
Publication date: 12/17/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 194
File size: 784 KB

About the Author

LOIS GRESH is The New York Times Best-Selling Author (6 times), Publishers Weekly Best-Selling Paperback Author and Children’s Book Author of 27 books and 50 short stories. Her books have been published in 20 languages. Her dark story collection ELDRITCH EVOLUTIONS was on the Preliminary Ballot for HWA Best Collection of 2011, and dark fairy tale Wee Sweet Girlies was short-listed & received a top Honorable Mention in 2011 YEAR'S BEST HORROR edited by Ellen Datlow. She's the editor of horror anthology DARK FUSIONS from PS Publishing in 2013. Lois has received Bram Stoker Award, Nebula Award, Theodore Sturgeon Award, and International Horror Guild Award nominations for her work.

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Nightfall 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ELSACARRION More than 1 year ago
When I first read the synopsis I thought, wow, what a unique combination, Voodoo Priestess and a Vampire. I was eager to start reading. However, once I started reading and after a few chapters, I felt like I had missed something. I decided went back and re-read it and found nothing new, but I still felt like something was missing and yet I couldn’t put my finger on it. So I thought, maybe it needs a little more background or a little more details added here and there. I don’t know, I’m not a writer, I’m a reader and I know this was bugging the heck out of me, but I continued to read, I’m no quitter, onward with the story. After a few more chapters I noticed something else… there were scenes that were way over done with too much detail and sections that really had no purpose. I could see how this could have been a longer and better story, with the right editing of course, and I wouldn’t have mind it at all. I was aware that this was an adult novel but the language to describe her feelings of wanting Vadmir (the vampire) threw me off. To me it was vulgar and made her (Alex) sound like a slut. I wasn’t expecting it; there were no signs that she would be using that type of language. I assumed that since Alex is a college educated individual, she might have a better vocabulary to express her thoughts, actions and feelings, instead of sounding like a slut and acting like a dog in heat ready to hump anything with a hard dick. I was unable to click with Alex and found a lot of her actions and decision making very immature. There were a few sex scenes but they were over before I knew it. One of them went something like this and only after a day of having met him (it blew my mind)..(Alex)I want you to F… me…(Vadmir) no we can’t but I can make you feel better…he shoves his hand in her pants she has an orgasm, he then takes his hand back out of her pants grabs her hand and places a kiss on it the end… really!!!! I need more than that. It was like boom bang thank you ma’am. I came and conquered end of that scene on to the next one. Like I said before the plot was interesting and I wish I would have enjoyed it more. This was my first Voodoo Priestess, Vampire read and normally I enjoy Adult science fiction/paranormal ect, and looking at all the great reviews I would have never thought the story would be a disappointment to me. Buy the looks of it, I am the only one that that feels this way everyone else thought it was a great story so take this review as you like. The story reads and sounds more like a draft, this, this and this is going to happen, to makes me wonder if the author was pressed on time to submit the story. Or maybe this is her unique writing style that I just didn’t follow. Just like the genre “New Adult” that is used for this book, I don’t know nor care to find out, if it is, maybe I should stay away from this new genre. Besides what I already mentioned, there were a few errors and since I was already thrown off, to me they seemed to stand out more than usual. Also, the changing of tense from, making me believe that the story was in, first person present (good job), then inserting statement that makes you believe that its past tense (not good) were unnecessary and did nothing for the story. It only made me stop reading because I was confused and question as to why the author decided that there was a need to insert it. So in closing only one thing left to do and that is….would I recommend this book to my friends? No, I wouldn’t. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion and review. Title: Nightfall Author: Lois Gresh Format: ebook 196 pgs Genre: New Adult (have not idea what that is) Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Novel Cover: 4 stars Characters: Alexandria/Alex/Marie & Vadim Rating: 2 stars Series: No
Froschkoenigin More than 1 year ago
Do you know the feeling you get when you go on holidays - the feeling you must have forgotten something? That's exactly the feeling this book gave me - I felt I had missed something, forgotten to read a chapter, not gotten the point or something like that... And I do not like this feeling! It is a good book, nicely written, with a few more repetitions than necessary but that's the authors personal style and I decided to just let it go. What gave me this odd feeling of having missed something was the story itself: several times throughout the book there are comments from Alexie (the protagonist) pointing out that she'll know better in the future, and that's what I didn't get in the end, these bits and pieces of hindsight. To me there was no clear plot, no event everything was pointing to, the changes were more in the protagonist - A Voodoo Priestess coming off age (in a way). The characters were nice and felt real even though there was not so much time for deepening their stories. Additionally I loved Vadim!!! He's just PERFECT! Where Alexie sometimes appeared ignorant to me, Vadim balanced her out. He was just so powerful but also good and still reasonable!!! In the end Nightfall was not the story I'd expected but it was still very good and I can sincerely recommend this book to fans of paranormal stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alexandra is your normal girl who just majored in math, lives in a tiny old house, struggles to take care of her uncle, works at the local gun shop and has a couple a friends. Everything seems normal until a sexy blond 'god like' vampire comes into her life. Her uncle's health decay and tells her a secret that will change her life forever. Her friends are not really who they seem to be. Her boss is full of mysteries. Inanimate objects turn to life. Love is complicated, almost impossible. They say voodoo and vampire are bad blood, should not mix and stay apart, but in order to save someone who is dear, everything can happen...even the impossible. The story is intricate, fast paced, entertaining, sexy, enjoyable and perfect for paranormal readers. Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Addicted_Readers More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this in exchange for my honest opinion. Everything you are about to read is my full and honest opinion about the book! This is a great book! It was fasted paced and kept my attention throughout the book! This was one of those books that you can read in one sitting because it's entertaining and a quick read! Two people with forbidden to love! A town with people mysteriously dying! A curse that's haunted families for centuries! I mean WOW~! What else can you asked for! I absolutely LOVED this book! The author has created a wonderful new addition to the Paranormal books! I look forward to more of her books in the future!