#30DaysofThanks2016 Book Day 20: The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter (Audio)

Posted November 20, 2016 by Felicia S in 2016 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Month of Thanks, Reviews / 8 Comments







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.

After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. What she doesn’t know is her groom to be is a 400-year-old vampire.

Hugh Ellingham has only agreed to the set up to make his overbearing grandmother happy. His past means love is no longer an option. Except he never counted on Delaney and falling in love for real.

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

What really stood out about it to me:

Since I did not review this on this blog—I will do it here:

Listened for Fun (Audible/Kindle)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 4.00

Quick Thoughts: Oh what a fun town Nocturne Falls is and now I want to visit. I loved the chemistry between Delaney and Hugh! It was off the charts hot but also totally fun. That is a great combo in my eyes. I can’t wait to visit Nocturne again!

Audio Thoughts: Narrated By B.J. Harrison / Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins

This was my first book narrated by B.J. Harrison and it won’t be my last. This was a pretty good balance of pacing, sound, and characterization. I felt B.J. really got Hugh!

Part of my Read It, Rate It, File It, DONE! Reviews

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About Kristen Painter:


A little about me: I’m a USA Today Best Selling author (thank you, readers!), but before I started writing, I held a crazy mix of other jobs including college English teacher, maitre’d for Wolfgang Puck, personal trainer, and salesperson for Christian Dior Bijoux (their jewelry line).

What else? Well, I have a *slight* shoe addiction and occasionally indulge in an unnecessary handbag. Hah! That was a joke. There is no such thing as an unnecessary handbag. I love make up and jewelry and spa days. Yes, I’m a girly girl. But that doesn’t mean all my heroines are. And speaking of writing…

My forays into writing have been as varied as the jobs I’ve held. I’ve written poetry, articles for magazines, short stories, paranormal romance (my current genre of choice along with cozy mystery),  fantasy romance, contemporary romance, steampunk romance, and urban fantasy. Since writing two urban fantasy series, I’ve now returned to paranormal romance with the Nocturne Falls series. I love being able to write these funny, snarky, sweet books that are filled with great supernatural characters and lots of cats! I’ve gotten to stay in Nocturne Falls for my cozy mystery series, the Jayne Frost mysteries. And I still have several urban fantasy series I’d like to write. I just need to find the time!

I’m also the co-founder of the award-winning writer’s site Romancedivas.com. I tweet at twitter.com/Kristen_Painter and am probably on my Facebook author page way more than I should be. You can find that here: www.facebook.com/KristenPainterAuthor

I live in FL with my retired Air Force husband and a horde of feline dependents. I’m represented by The Knight Agency.

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Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4 / 5
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8 responses to “#30DaysofThanks2016 Book Day 20: The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter (Audio)

  1. Nikki

    I’m so glad you liked this! I love this series, and the spin-off is pretty good, too. Now I may have to listen to it!.