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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 & KA Addict
Apr 01, 2013 Dorsey aka Wrath Lover & KA Addict rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Dorsey aka Wrath Lover & KA Addict by: Bookie | The BookChick
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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.

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...more
Jess the Romanceaholic
*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...more
Carey Sabala
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...more
Kate Bond
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...more

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
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....more
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...more
April Wilkerson
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...more
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...more
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.
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.
A-Hersia A
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
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...more
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
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...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
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...more
Amanda Croley
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...more
Audrie Cruz-Sealey
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...more
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...more
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...more
Dec 13, 2012 Diayll rated it 4 of 5 stars
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...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under the Covers

One of these days I’ll learn to read blurbs. This story was previously publisher in the HAUNTED BY YOUR TOUCH anthology, which I’ve had in my TBR for a long while. When short stories previously in anthologies get released individually, I feel it breaths new life into them and hopefully reach a bigger audience. I wasn’t planning on getting to read the full anthology anytime soon but as soon as Jeaniene Frost published the individual novella I was all over...more
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Night's Darkest Embrace is very creative stand alone short story by Jeaniene Frost. The Nocturna world is good enough to have a series of it's own with endless story possibilities.

Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series is one of my absolute favorite series of all time. As well as Jeaniene being one of my top 5 favorite authors. If you enjoy fantasy/paranormal romance books especially with a witty sarcastic heroine and strong alpha males I suggest anything by Jeanine Frost.
Novellas are always tough for me especially if you liked them enough to want more. This novella was one of those cases.

The characters are typical Frost characters except they lack the signature quip which makes the Night Huntress series a delight to read. Mara is a strong and determined female. She lost her cousin to a pureblood and is desperate to find out who did it and seek retribution. She lives in "our" world and travels back and forth to Nocturna, a world were partials (which she is one o...more
Traci (Mad Hatter Reads)
What a terrific quick read! Night's Darkest Embrace is a short novella that was originally published in Haunted By Your Touch, but was recently released on it's own. The story focuses on partial demon, Mara, and her search for the truth in her cousin's disappearance from the realm Nocturna. The clues that Mara uncovers indicates the involvement of Raphael, the ruler of Nocturna, to whom Mara has been drawn since he saved her from the men who kidnapped her cousin.

I'm a huge fan of Jeaniene Frost'...more
Vanessa Booke
Night's Darkest Embrace is a short but steamy novella set in a world called Nocturna. Although, this is not Frosts' typical story featuring the beloved Cat & Bones Frost does introduce us to some steamy Demon characters. I'm not usually a fan of novellas but this one captured my attention because although it's shorter than Frosts' typical novel it definitely does the story justice. There is a lot to grasp within this novella, but I think it does a great job setting things up. I also found th...more
An awesome new novella that Jeaniene Frost has brought us. Very different from her Night Huntress series. So if you are looking for Bones and Cat. They aren’t in this. BUT it does have the same style writing and lots of new characters. Night’s Darkest Embrace is about demons both purebloods and partials, and fallen angels. Their world is another realm called Nocturna.

The two main characters, Raphael and Mara are perfect for each other. They are both very strong characters and even though their r...more
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