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The Vampire's Mail Order Bride

Nocturne Falls, Book 1
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 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 setup to make his overbearing grandmother happy. In 30 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....

©2015 Kristen Painter (P)2015 Kristen Painter

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Move Over Twilight

If you like the Vampire romance category and loved twilight you're likely going to love these books too, throw in a bit of werewolf, a crime family from NYC and a cosy little town and you have a great read.

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Nocturne Falls story -Book1

just loved it the narration the story and opening series I will read more of

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Very slow, boring

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

an appropriate storyline, not lots of little ones

Would you ever listen to anything by Kristen Painter again?

Not really

What three words best describe B.J. Harrison’s performance?

easy to listen to

What character would you cut from The Vampire's Mail Order Bride?

the old girlfriend. no purpose

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  • IMEE B
  • Queensland Australia
  • 29-08-2016

Fascinating

This is a new take of vampire/werewolves/human and other supernatural stories. It's mesmerising, addictive and thrilling and witty that equaled to a great story. The narrative is excellent and pulls you and immersed you in the life of the characters and feels their emotions. Thank you Kristen and B. J for an amazing book. I would have want more realistic intimate scenes (we are all adult after all) xx

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  • Mrs S
  • 01-12-2015

Amusing

If you could sum up The Vampire's Mail Order Bride in three words, what would they be?

Very amusing indeed

What other book might you compare The Vampire's Mail Order Bride to, and why?

Some of Katie Mcallister books same kind of humor and adventure.

What about B.J. Harrison’s performance did you like?

Good speed of reading, and good voices.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really, all good , all the normal ups and downs in an adventure.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this book it kept my interest all the was through and I will be listening to the next one as soon as it comes out in audio.

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  • S. Lacey
  • 17-04-2016

Excellent

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I really enjoyed this book! It was my first time reading anything by this author and I loved it. The characters were easy to love and the story as engaging! I didn't want to put it down! I will definitely be picking up the next in the series when it comes out! I love the idea of Nocturne Falls, it sounds like an awesome place to live! Loved the audiobook of the novel as well, I adored hearing Hugh's British nobility accent!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-01-2017

Satisfactory Read

I read a lot and feel this is nearly but not quite a Molly Harper book 'look-a like'. It may well be me, but, I couldn't feel the humour or the strength of passion in Kristen's writing.
I didn't expect erotica but I didn't feel romance and connection.

I will give a thumbs up to the narrator BJ Harrison good job well done.

Would I recommend this book?
Yes I would but say that it is more a Young Adults book but readable.

I did like the first chapter of the next book in the series which we heard at the end of Vampire Mail Order Bride. I may purchase that next one especially, if it is on special offer.

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  • Simon
  • 22-06-2016

hmmm, where is the Passion?

I have many Audio books and although some of my Audible books are not Romance/Happy Ever After/Sexy and Passion filled,
I expected this book and series to have the passion and erotica..

I have to admit the story was nice with funny and sweet moments but there is no sex, passion or love making beyond a kiss followed by the next day!!!

This book would have probably received a four star rating if the author had written above a PG (Parental Guidance) rating!😟




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  • *Flora*
  • 11-11-2018

An Engaging Start To This Cozy Paranormal Romance

Kristen Painter is a new-to-me author but someone who I will definitely read more of. I loved her writing style, finding this book very easy to read. I enjoyed all the characters that Ms Painter created, the town of Nocturne Falls was inspired and I loved the plot and its twists and turns that we were taken on.

I downloaded the Audible version of this book and was impressed with B.J. Harrison's performance; the pace of his narration was just right and I enjoyed his vocal variances for the dialogue.

There is absolutely no offensive content within these pages - language, violence or sex - and so I can recommend it to lovers of charming, paranormal romance tales that enjoy a sprinkling of humour and a happily ever after ending of any age.

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  • N. Mahoney
  • 23-03-2018

I love a good supernatural cozy mystery.. got one!

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 and all.

I think Delaney is a wonderful character and Hugh is charming and sweet. Their budding romance runs into a small problem when the mob boss that Delaney is on the run from tracks her down, however being surrounded by supernatural friends has it’s plus side.

This is a fun, well written, supernatural, cozy mystery. The first of the Nocturne Falls series.

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  • S. Sahota
  • 24-11-2017

Brilliance and enriching

Loved It, best ever can't wait for next one, superb voice over and narrative, taken magically to another world with danger and romance.

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  • Sigrid K.
  • 13-09-2017

In large parts horrible

This is a bubbly and humorous book that did show some promise early on. However a lot of the humor was not funny and the main female lead was cross and annoying at times, specially in the second half of the book.
A special note goes to the scene where she is comforting the male lead of his guilt over the loss of first wife and children. Paraphrasing it was of the lines of "you should not feel guilty, have you considered the death of your wife and children was your wife's fault?"
Shortly after the guy did in fact come to the same conclusion, what a relief! His previous losses were indeed because his first wife was a weakling and now he had a strong amazing replacement.
The second half there was one genuine laugh... when the woman mentions the situation was like a bad romance novel... that she did not want to read!

I have to get over my compulsion to finish books I do not enjoy... felt a bit like I imagine the religious practice to whip ones back with branches.

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  • debra paling
  • 13-04-2017

fun

very funny and a good listen. I will be getting the next book . soon

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  • Diamond
  • 21-02-2017

Fun

I couldn't put it down specially as I couldn't pick up my previous book & took me ages to finish. I finished this one in record time and I even found some chapters hilarious 😂 well worth reading 👍🏼