In this first book of an all-new trilogy, life proves stranger than the movies when a Hollywood underground coven of vampires comes to light - and gets targeted by the tough-as-nails daughter of a sexy screen siren.
Stuntwoman Dawn Madison hasn't been on the best of terms with her father since her movie star mother died. Still, he is her dad, and when he vanishes while investigating the bizarre sighting - caught on film - of a supposedly long-dead child star, she comes home to Tinseltown to join the search for him.
Working with his odd colleagues, she discovers an erotic and bloody underground society made up of creatures she thought existed only on the screen.
©2007 Chris Marie Green (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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Disclaimer: I DNF Night Rising with about 4 hours left in the audio.
I've had the Vampire Babylon series on my radar for a few years now, even before I started blogging. I ran across the series in one of my Shelfari groups back in 2010. I marked it as "same day" series to read. Once I saw that the series was released on audio and narrated by one of my favorite narrators, Khristine Hvam, I knew I had to finally try Night Rising.
The best part of Night Rising was narrator, Hvam. She is the real reason I DNF it sooner. So why did I have issues with it?
From the book summary: Stuntwoman Dawn Madison hasn't been on the best of terms with her father since her movie star mother died.
Dawn's mother died not to long after giving birth. I think Dawn was like a month old. So clearly Dawn never met her mother but because the mother was a Marilyn Monroe type and Dawn was a total opposite, lived in her shadow. Ok I guess that could give a kid a complex but really I thought her mommy issues was a little over board.
Dawn is working with her dad's co-workers to find him after he goes missing. Frank (Dawn's dad) is a PI and his boss, Mr. Limpet (But don't call him that for some reason. Yeah I didn't get why everyone kept telling Dawn not to call him by Limpet. Just another confusing thing.) Limpet is a paranormal version of "Charlie" from Charlie's Angels. Instead of a voice coming from a speakerphone, he's voice comes from a TV and he uses the TV to hear and see with but you don't see him.
Dawn either has a really high sexual drive or she's a succubus and doesn't know it?! She hooks up with The Voice (Limpet) but they are not even in the same room. He gets her off with his pyschic ability. Ok I've read PNR with the dude can do that but he was always in the room with the chick and it was added into the physical act. Dawn kept thinking about how she need to recharge with sex. I don't know maybe in future books this is explained, like maybe Dawn's a succubus??
Night Rising was not exactly what I was expecting. The premise was interesting, I mean a stunt woman turned vampire slayer that didn't know that supernaturals were real sounds fun right? Khristine Hvam is what drawled me to the audio and the reason I continued to listen as long as I did but sadly even a favorite narrator could not make me care about the Dawn enough to want to finish the audio.
narrator was great. story left me disappointed. lead character was not a strong kick butt heroin as described. she was a weak girl who was jealous of her dead mother. not much vampire action. just a lot
of dawn whining and PI work. left me really Bord! I love paranormal books but I can't really recommend this book. sorry ;( I really did try to like it.
The hole thing I really loved nico and of course Dawn and the boss that they can only here and not see, there is nothing about this series I don't like.
When dawn walks around his desk and stand up on it,then she is at the office and the boss makes her have a orgasm.
Some parts made me laugh it is a five star read all around.
Chris Marie Green never disappoints this is the first time I listen to an audio book and I was totally amazed. I love this series five stars reads
"twist and twist. "
too many twist and no turns. that what the book feels like. cricket as hell. not to good
"Over edited in story and narration"
I found the story lacking in continuity. I am guessing elements that made the story flow were edited out, but perhaps they never existed. Events and dialog seem to occur at inappropriate locations without lead in. The story seems to jump around.
The narrator adds emotion and intonation in places that don't coincide with events in the story. She delivers unimportant aspects to the story like Clint Eastwood catch phrases. It is ver disconcerting and adds to the lack of continuity in the story.
I got nothing, but there are a number of positive reviews. Maybe it's just me.
I had to restart it s few times, because it starts right into story line. Which I usually like. I honestly think it was my state of mind. Not the book
"Good story but slow at times."
The story is interesting with a new twist but is slow at actually getting to the story and it's plots.
Story was drawn out and Charaters were bland
Bland and boring
Could not recommend skipping this book enough.
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