The Vampire's Mail Order Bride

The Vampire's Mail Order Bride

by Kristen Painter

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Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better.

Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.

After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. She finds her groom-to-be living in a town that celebrates Halloween every day. Weird. But not as weird as what she doesn't know. Her groom-to-be is a 400-year-old vampire.

Hugh Ellingham has only agreed to the arranged set up to make his overbearing grandmother happy. In thirty days, whatever bridezilla shows up at his door will be escorted right back out. His past means love is no longer an option. Not if the woman's going to have a future. Except he never counted on Delaney and falling in love for real.

Too bad both of them are keeping some mighty big secrets...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156895939
Publisher: Sugar Skull Books
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Series: Nocturne Falls Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 5,580
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Award winning author Kristen Painter likes to balance her obsessions with shoes and cats by making the lives of her characters miserable and surprising her readers with interesting twists and incredible worlds. She writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

The former college English teacher can often be found on twitter @Kristen_Painter or on Facebook at where she loves to interact with readers. She's also the co-founder of, an award-winning writers' forum. Sign up here: to find out when her next release is coming out.

Kristen lives in Florida with her retired Air Force husband and a horde of feline dependants. She is represented by the Knight Agency.

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The Vampire's Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls, #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 428 reviews.
VampyreLvr More than 1 year ago
What can I say... I LOVED this book!! I didn't want to put it down! I had previously read Kristen's Sin City Series, and this series is very different. I loved the humor and sarcasm in this book and fell in love with all the main characters! Delaney accidently witnesses a murder and goes on the run with her awesome cat Captain Underpants. She ends up in Nocturne Falls where everyday is Halloween. She meets Hugh a gorgeous vampire and the rest of the townspeople, who are not at all human. This is such a fun read! It has the perfect amount of suspense and lightheartedness that I cannot wait for the second book in the series.This book also has me going out to pick up the rest of her other series.
alkire6 More than 1 year ago
LOVED THIS BOOK!!! not your normal paranormal vampire book and LOVE that about it! so much fun! hilarious banter, good story, great characters! makes you want more! love Hugh! Delaney is a character(no pun intended) and is great for Hugh! great book!!! some slight violence, nothing graphic(sexual or otherwise) very clean but very real(as real as vampires can get!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent plot and great characters. I want to go live in Nocturne Falls. A great read for those who enjoy supernatural beings and humor. A full length book at over 200 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Much better than this type of chicklit/romance generally is. Cute, slightly suspenseful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never thought I'd say that a book about vampires is fun and light. This book takes a creative twist on a the whole vampire theme. I love Delaney and the town where it's Halloween all year. This is a very enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book, very clean with no sex scenes. However, the character's fell in love in a matter of days and had only one encounter with the mobsters she was hiding from.... kind of left that wide open. Just wrapped up to neatly for my taste. .....................................................................
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it would like to know what happens
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book . Looking forward to reading others by author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book i read by this author and i cant wait to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story that was very enjoyable. Had a hard time putting it down. Love the characters. Look forward to reading more of your bookks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny and engaging. Would love to know what happens next with them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story is overly simple and the characters a little too perfect but the town and premise is interesting. I'd willimg pay for more stories just to see how the world developes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet supernatural romance. Well written and fun to read. I didn't want to put it down. You will love it too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Refreshingly enjoyable read. Interesting characters and well developed story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great book. This book would make such a great beach read. It is such a great, funny, light read. A book for anytime. Well written characters, great plot line, funny antics, great believable scenes, and touching moments. Overall a great read, and one that I would definitely read again. Which in my opinion is always a great review of a book, if you could gladly read it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book that put a supernatural spin on fluffy feel good romance!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such an AWESOME book! I SHALL read more from this author. 214 pgs of pure fun!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I especially enjoyed Delaney and her lively personality. I look forward to reading more books in this series.
C_Casto More than 1 year ago
This was a great new read with action, love, and humor. This is the first book I have read by this author and I must say I will definitely be back for more. I will admit I thought it was a little eh in the beginning but I kept on reading because for one I don't like to not finish something that I have started. Once I made it in a little ways I fell in love with Delaney and Hugh. I started reading it less than 24 hours ago and just could not put it down until I made it to the end. This should be on everyone reading list. Also if you are someone who doesn't like a book to have a lot of detailed sex scenes in it this book is for you. You know they have done something it just doesn't tell what exactly that something is.
jamie-lee-davis More than 1 year ago
I had the chance to read this already, wow couldn't put it down, I want to move there, Halloween every day, Delaney is an amazing confidant young beautiful woman who is courageous and a great sense of humour full of fun, you like her from the very start of the book and her cat captain underpants, just endearing, I want one. Their are loads of supernatural living in Nocturne falls. Hugh is a reluctant groom because of his pass, will they have a happy ending, we'll just pick up a copy, you won't be disappointed, I'm counting the days for the next one,
Anonymous 12 days ago
fun characters,great story,the series is great I can not wait for the next book
Anonymous 21 days ago
Loved this book couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read the others.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I too made the mistake of starting this book in the middle of the nigth after feeding my baby and I couldn't put my nook down. Hugh character I loved so much . I wish there was more but ovetall totally cute to read
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Anonymous 9 months ago
Really like hrt writing and charactrs!