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Night's Darkest Embrace

4.02  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,868 Ratings  ·  135 Reviews
Enter the dark realm of Nocturna in Jeaniene Frost's redhot tale, where blisteringly sexy Raphael dominates the demons of a lawless dimension and tries to help a beautiful young woman avenge her cousin's disappearance. Originally appeared in the Haunted By Your Touch anthology.
ebook, 100 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by Pocket Star
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Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover and KA Addict ❤️
Jul 31, 2016 Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover and KA Addict ❤️ rated it really liked it
Recommended to Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover and KA Addict ❤️ by: The BookChick
This is a very different world from the Night Huntress, Night Huntress World, & the Night Prince books. JF takes us to a lawless realm where humans are partial demons who can cross over from our world to Nocturna, a world where pureblood demon's, partial demon's, and fallen angels exist.

Short novella but worth the read if your a fan of Jeaniene Frost.

Actual Rating: 2.5
It is a short entertaining read. I liked it.

As always with Jeaniene Frost 's books, I wanted to know what was going to happen next all the time, but there were moments that went too long and it seemed like we were never getting there.

I know it is a short story, but I wish we could have had more about Rafael so I could have been able to connect more with him and his feelings towards Mara.

Jeaniene Frost is a great story teller, she always keeps me entertained. I will keep read
Laura the Highland Hussy
Review posted on Demon Lover's Books & More

Mara is a Partial demon (and really? They’re called “partials” or “purebloods” there couldn’t be a better name?) and when we first enter the scene, Mara is ready to dive through a portal to Nocturna, the world where Partials live and purebloods hunt them. Purebloods survive by sucking the life essence out of partials, and the younger, the better. Partials hunt Purebloods if they come into their territory, but it's the Fallen who really hunt Pureblo
Jess the Romanceaholic
Nov 27, 2012 Jess the Romanceaholic rated it it was amazing
*Note: This story first appeared in the Haunted By Your Touch Anthology, and is therefore technically a reissue.

Expected Release Date: November 13, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Pocket Star
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Gift from the Publisher
Part of a Series: No
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Steamy
Pet Peeves: Too Stupid To Live Moment
Favorite Tropes: Fated To Be Mated, Fallen Angels

I think readers who are new to Jeanine Frost will p
Carey Sabala
Nov 13, 2012 Carey Sabala rated it it was amazing
This novella was originally in the anthology Haunted By Your Touch and has now been released as a standalone story. It's actually a wonderful story that I remember very well and could easily be turned into a series. It's fun, fast-paced and has great characters. The world is very rich and very visual for being a novella. I did reread it because I love Jeaniene Frost and it's still just as delightful.
The story revolves around a young woman named Mara, who on one fateful night of teenage rebellio
Kate Bond
Mar 30, 2013 Kate Bond rated it liked it
Look. At. That. Cover. It is. SO EMBARRASSING.

And I feel like an idiot for having complaints about this thing, because it's a fucking paranormal romance NOVELLA. I mean, really, what did I expect?

But I do have a few complaints. Like, why did Frost feel the need to specify how many bullets it takes to kill people who are different %s demon? Does aim not count at all? Do Purebloods just automatically die once that third bullet makes impact? What about buckshot, then? Does it count as lots of tiny
Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
Good story with demons, half and full-blooded, as well as fallen angels. Some names made it too easy to figure out what kind of creature their character was, though

This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog (un)Conventional Bookviews
Apr 20, 2014 Sandra rated it did not like it
Read it in the Haunted By Your Touch anthology. I was disappointed by the story, didn't enjoy it at all, and not because it wan't about Cat & Bones.

Just really didn't like the world that Ms Frost created, no redeeming features, just really depressing.
Annette  Dahl "Old Vicarious Reader"
I was so excited when I found this book on, and because I love Jeaniene Frost I was eager to get into this story. The author’s writing was excellent, and I enjoyed the characters very much. It was the storyline I had trouble wrapping my mind around.

With this story I felt like I was running a complex equation through my pea sized brain trying to figure out who was who, and what they were. Perhaps it's because I consider myself adept in anything concerning the Fallen, Angels, and the W
Dec 07, 2012 Stephanie rated it really liked it

A Candle in Nocturna's Eternal Darkness — A E-Short from Jeaniene Frost

Night's Darkest Embrace
by Jeaniene Frost
Pocket/Simon and Schuster 11/13/12
100 pages
Originally appeared in the Haunted By Your Touch anthology. Not related to the Night Huntress universe. Now in an E-Novella Format.
Blogger purchase. Twice!

Nocturna is a realm where it's always night, in Jeaniene Frost’s red-hot tale. Raphael, a very sexy partially demonic male
Feb 21, 2016 Jujubee rated it really liked it
Oh, Rafael, you naughty demon! This is a re-read for me. Love this early Jeanine Frost PNR with an old west style backdrop for her dark multi-dementional demon world. Maybe one day JF will revisit Nocturna? I loved about mommy dearest LOL
Claire (_Book Huntress)
not too impressed with the legnth of the book! AND it finishes at 70% which is very decieving- the remaining amount is a taster of another book coming out!

the ending is too abrupt like she cudnt be assed to continue writing and because of the fact that it was so short, it left alot to be desired regarding the back ground and build up into a relationship for the couple

her 'description' of nocturna (the other world for immortals or demons) wasnt to my taste.

However I enjoyed the story as a whol
Jan 05, 2013 Kayla rated it it was amazing
Wow! Great book! Jeaniene Frost always creates excellent, kickass heroines and this book did not disappoint. I see a future new series coming on. :)

Mara is a partial demon. Mara lost her (cousin?) years ago in the demon realm of Nocturnana (sp?). Pureblood demons feed off the essence of Partial demons. Then there are The Fallen demons with wings that feed off of Purebloods. (Whew!) So Mara returns the the demon realm to seek revenge for her cousin. Only problem is Mara doesn't know who to trust.
Dec 07, 2012 Jinger rated it it was amazing
oh my goodness, I knew there was a reason I loved Jeaniene Frost! *jumping up and down furiously clapping hands while squealing with delight*

even though this was a short novella, I simply loved it! the writing was her usual quirky sense of humor with a wonderfully smexy hunk thrown in to drool over. I also loved the new world of Nocturna that she created. I really hope she makes a series out of this, because it has the potential to be just as fun, exciting, hormonally charged, and emotionally w
Andy Wilkerson
Nov 15, 2012 Andy Wilkerson rated it it was ok
I'm a huge fan of mostly everything that Frost has put out to date. This was a very quick and easy read, but there were a lot of details involved in the set up of the world and characters that made the beginning kind of boring and difficult to get into. Also the relationship went from hot/cold to absolutely on in less than 2 pages and it was just very rushed feeling. The ending was very anti-climactic and….well that’s it I think. : )

I will continue to read everything Frosts writes, but if you a
Kari Chapman
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Fanny Roswita Ria
Ini novel pertama dastan tertipis yang pernah gw baca, dengan jumlah halaman tdk sampai 200 lembar plus tulisan yg dikategorikan tergolong besar maka gw lahap ini novel dalam waktu 2 jam.

Raphael, penjaga nocturne selama 2 abad, kembali diganggu kesibukannya oleh Mara, seorang blasteran alias setengah darah murni, yang setelah dewasa kembali ke kawasan ini untuk mencari Darah murni yang membunuh sepupu terkasihnya, Gloria. Dulu sekali, diumur 16 tahun, Mara dan Gloria datang ke Nocturne krn Drew
Nov 13, 2012 Megan rated it it was amazing
I originally read this story in the Haunted by Your Touch Anthology, and I loved it. It has a whole new realm of Demons and Fallen Angels, and I would love to read more about Mara and Rafael in the future.
Apr 25, 2014 AL rated it it was amazing
This book was just FANTASTIC. Of course it is. It's Jeaniene Frost! This short story is about Fallen, Pureblood and Partials. Fallen (angels) feed on Pureblood and Pureblood demon feed on Partial demon (half human and half demon). The couple in this book was exciting to read. Mara who is Partial went back to Nocturna to revenge her cousin's death, Gloria who was taken by a Pureblood when they were just teens. Mara met Rafael who everyone thought was Partial and then was doubt he was Pureblood wh ...more
Aug 20, 2014 Robin rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014, urban-fantasy
As a teenager, Partial Demons Mara and her cousin, Gloria, find an opening into the demon realm of Nocturna. While in Nocturna they are met by Purebloods who kill Gloria. Mara is nearly killed when she is rescued by Raphael, the leader of Nocturna. He sends Mara home, telling her not to cross into Nocturna until he is an adult. Now twenty years old, Mara is back in Nocturna, seeking revenge against the Purebloods who killed her cousin.

This was an interesting story with lots of action and mystery
Rabid Reader
Nov 04, 2015 Rabid Reader rated it really liked it
An enjoyable story that originally appeared in the anthology "Haunted By Your Touch." There are some interesting ideas in this novella and the characters are very appealing. The story is set in Nocturna, a parallel realm that demons, fallen angles and partial demons inhabit. It's kind of a paranormal Wild West, which I thought added a tinge of humour to a story that is a mix of romance, mystery and the supernatural. Even though there is not the same depth to the story as the authors other works, ...more
Dec 12, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it
Hm.. what can I say? When I was asked to review this I jumped at the chance. I just saw the title and the author and didn't even try to find the blurb of what it is about. So, instead of reading a new short by Jeaniene Frost, I re-read this short. However, since I enjoyed it the first time so much... I didn't mind that at all.

This is what I said when I reviewed the anthology, Haunted by Your Touch:
Oh what can I say. I LOVED the short story from Jeaniene Frost. If she develops it into another ser
Dark Faerie Tales
Feb 13, 2013 Dark Faerie Tales rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: Mara must go back to Nocturna in order to avenge her cousin’s death in a land ruled by a hero or villain.

Opening Sentence: The sun’s rays slipped further behind the Bed, Bath & Beyond sign across the parking lot.

The Review:

E-books can be hit or miss. The author has such a short time to set up a world, characters, motivations and get the reader hooked. Ms. Frost knows how to make this medium work. The first few pages I was lost but once
All Things Urban Fantasy
Feb 13, 2013 All Things Urban Fantasy rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

I worry when reading anything less than a full length novel that I won’t feel satisfied with a conclusion that comes sooner than I’d like. This wasn’t the case with NIGHT’S DARKEST EMBRACE. Frost’s story was a lovely little romp through a brand new universe, one I wouldn’t mind revisiting in the future.

The world Frost has created, in which part demons can move between dimensions, is a large departure from her Night Huntress world, but that doesn’t make
Amanda Croley
Nov 16, 2012 Amanda Croley rated it really liked it
Geez I love Jeaniene Frost.. I don't think anything she writes could be less than fabulous! Mara is a Partial, part human and part demon. The line up goes as follows: Fallen Angels who mate with humans make and feed off of --> Purebloods who mate with humans make and feed from --> Partials who mate with humans make more diluted Partials and they aren't required to feed from anyone. Only the Fallen look different, and only because of their wings. The other two look exactly the same. As a Pa ...more
Cocktails and Books
I love Jeaniene Frost because she's able to create such strong female leads in each of the books she writes. Whether they are a full length story or a novella, she managed to capture their strength of character as well as their need to ensure that good always wins at the end of the day.

With NIGHT'S DARK EMBRACE, Mara is no different. She's determined to avenge the death of the cousin, Gloria, at the hands of a Pureblood (pureblooded demon). To do that, she's willing to go into the realm of Noctu
Audrie Cruz-Sealey
Nov 15, 2012 Audrie Cruz-Sealey rated it liked it
This is a new world that Jeaniene has created. Nocturna is a different dimension where pureblood demons, partial demons and Fallen Angels dwell.

Now you have to take a moment to understand the food chain, Purebloods feed on the spirits of partials and the fallen feed on the spirits of purebloods.

Mara is a partial that lives in our world but she found the opening to Nocturna when she was young. She crossed over with her cousin Gloria, who was also a partial. They were enamored with this world and
Night's Darkest Embrace - Jeaniene Frost I wasn't sure how this Novella will be.. new world in 100 pages and a story to be told in it too?

I read Night Huntress Series so I was familiar with Frost's writing and looking forward to see who/how the heroine is going to be. Cat (from the Night Huntress) is a very strong character. has a lot to say about everything, stubborn and knows how to kick ass!
Well, Mara has the same traits which is always nice to read in a romance [ in my opinion :) ]

I loved ho
Dec 20, 2012 Andrea rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
Full review can be seen at Seductive Musings.

Let’s get something straight before I even begin, I love Jeaniene Frost. I think her Night Huntress, World Huntress, and Night Prince series are all fantastic. If she writes it, I want to read it.

Night’s Darkest Embrace isn’t related to any of her previous series. It has the same great writing and similar components but takes place in a completely different world. This is a world filled with humans and different levels of demons. There are ancient fal
Dec 13, 2012 Diayll rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Frost Fans, Fans of Hot Romance, Fans of Demons
Originally Reviewed At: Mother/Gamer/Writer
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Controllers
Review Source: Publisher for Honest Review
Reviewer: Me

Mercy, mercy, mercy…*fans self*

Where to begin with this exotic, enticing, thrilling tale of destined lovers. First off let me say, I absolutely loved Night’s Darkest Embrace. It’s a fun quick read with a heat meter off the charts. I was immediately drawn to these characters in just a few short chapters and once I got a taste of the delicious specimen known as Rafael, I
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