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Nathaniel Taylor was a Christian who thought believers were exempted from "dark times." That was until he entered his own long time in the dark. When he meets Lilly, a young woman in danger, it sends him on a journey to discover the difference between night and day and that during dark times, the light is hidden, not gone.
Paperback, 316 pages
Published February 13th 2013 by AltWit Press (first published July 27th 2011)
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Candy
Feb 22, 2013 Candy rated it it was amazing
I didn't know what to expect out of a Christian Paranormal Romance but I am glad I gave it a chance.It really spoke to me.It helped me see the Light in my own darkness.The Scriptures used were perfect to convey the message in this book.Nathaniel see the world how most of us see it :if we are good then we deserve good and how many Christians see the world:if I follow God then we will not suffer." We forget that even though Job was righteous is God's eyes,he still suffered and he held on to his ...more
Mary Findley
Feb 15, 2013 Mary Findley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's Not About What You Think It's About
I have read one other vampire book, and only one, Dracula, by Bram Stoker. I didn't know this was a vampire book when I started it, but before you dismiss this as a shabby Christian Twilight knockoff, you should know that it's not really about being a vampire. It's more about the old saying, "Did God abandon you, or did you abandon God?"
Nathaniel's been struggling for years in darkness, and, in a sense, the book is a modern allegory of trust and patience
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Abbi
Feb 25, 2013 Abbi rated it liked it
I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this book since the description didn't give me too much to go on but when I was offered a copy for review I figured, "Why not?". So I started in. I will be the first to admit that I was rather shocked by how well this book was written, the characters, the plot, the romance, and the action were all beautifully formed. And I loved how well the author wove the Christian aspects of the story into the plot without making it seemed forced. I don't want to give ...more
Pauline Creeden
Apr 01, 2013 Pauline Creeden rated it it was amazing

When I first picked this up I thought, ugh, not another vampire book, but after reading it, I take that back. Very well plotted with dynamic characters. Can't wait for the sequel.
Contessa
Oct 24, 2011 Contessa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is better than all of the Twilight Saga combined! Compelling story with an old-timey love story feel. Full of plot-twists and descriptive writing.

THE CHARACTERS - Well rounded characters. I fell in love with Nathaniel Taylor from the beginning. Nathaniel's story is that of redemption and a lesson everyone should hear. Lilly is the splitting image of every girl - filled with insecurities but in actuality full of beauty and power. I like how we get insight into both Lilly and Nathaniel
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Jennifer
May 06, 2014 Jennifer rated it really liked it
It started off as a bit weird - how do you combine vampires and Christianity? But as the story progressed, it wasn't the fact that he was a vampire that was important. All of us as believers go through dark times in our life and we ask why. We tend to forget that Jesus warned us that we would have trouble because we believe in Him. It is how we choose to behave during the dark times that either make us more aware of God and His provision or that we blame Him because if we believe in Him we ...more
Lisa
May 19, 2013 Lisa rated it liked it
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I thought the book started off slow but towards the middle it picked up and I found myself enjoying it more. Nathaniel was a great character and while I found Lilly to be a little annoying at first she quickly grew on me. I know the theme of the book was light vs. dark but I found it to be a little heavy handed at times- I thought the point the author was trying to get across could have been more subtle. That didn't stop me from enjoying the book though and I did like how she incorporated ...more
Jan Hall
Jul 07, 2013 Jan Hall rated it really liked it
I had no idea when I started reading this book that it was a Christian Paranormal fiction book. I probably would not have read it if I had. That being said, I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed reading it. I will be looking for more books by this author.
Tiffany
Feb 24, 2013 Tiffany rated it it was amazing
I THINK THIS IS A GOOD NOVEL, THAT EVERYONE CAN RELATE YOU, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE OR WERE GOING THROUGH HARD TIMES IN YOUR LIFE!!!
Carrie Bray
Jun 23, 2013 Carrie Bray rated it it was amazing
gotta go with five stars here I didn't know what kind of monster Nathaniel was till later on. the characters were awesome and the cheeseburger reference had me laughing very hard. great job
Sara Elizabeth Huffman
Before this book came out, I was honored to do a Cover Reveal for this book. The cover really drew me in, and did it’s summary, however, I was still a bit skeptical. I mean, come on, Christian fiction meets vampires? Those are like my two favorite genres, but could they work together? That’s the question I had on my mind when I added The Difference Between Night & Day onto my Kindle Fire. The writing style captured my attention and I was drawn into Nathaniel’s point-of-view. Nathaniel, our ...more
Aaron DeMott
Feb 27, 2013 Aaron DeMott rated it it was amazing
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First, the genre... this is a paranormal (read: 'vampire') romance. But don't let that scare you. For that matter, don't let all the pink scare you either.


First, let's get the inevitable Twilight comparison out of the way. Yeah, romance, vampires, people will compare it. First, good news--no sparkling. The vampires in this book are unique enough (I'd say how, but it's kind of a plot twist at the end), but still a lot closer to 'traditional' vampire lore.


The romance in this is sweet, with only a
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George McVey
Feb 14, 2013 George McVey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nathaniel Taylor was a Christian who thought believers were exempted from "dark times." That was until he entered his own long time in the dark. When he meets Lilly, a young woman in danger, it sends him on a journey to discover the difference between night and day and that during dark times, the Light is hidden, not gone.

Ms. Lee has crafted what I would have to call the Christian version of Twilight. A Christian Vampire who thinks he has been cursed and forgotten by God. Meet’s a young lady who
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Lynn Worton
Mar 05, 2013 Lynn Worton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fantastic paranormal romance! I loved it!

Nathaniel Taylor is a fascinating character. He is a vampire with a difference - he has managed to keep his Christian values even after his change. I loved this character very much. He was an enigma in the beginning, and I wondered what made him tick. However, as I began to understand him, I felt proud to know him. He is a loving and caring man, who has had to face living with a terrible affliction.

Lilly Vaughn is also a fantastic character. She
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Val
Jul 11, 2013 Val rated it liked it
This is a Christian, clean romance. While I don’t normally read Christian literature that is too preachy, I enjoyed this book, primarily because it was well written and had a story beyond the lesson in the book. This review contains one or two spoilers integral to a review, but the plot of the story is not ruined.

The story follows a (very old) young man named Nathaniel who is always awake at nights, patrolling the town and keeping people safe. He comes across a young woman named Lilly, who seems
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Marcy
Feb 26, 2013 Marcy rated it really liked it
This book deals with how Christians deal with their lives when they go through 'dark times' and how just because we are Christians we are not exempt of those times, when Christ himself suffered even more than we ever will.

*SPOILER ALERT*
Nathaniel is the main character of this story and he's a vampire who was a Christian before he was changed. In his new nature he still tries to act like a Christian, controlling his anger. However, he has a hard time dealing with what he has become and his faith
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Melanie
Jun 19, 2013 Melanie rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars: Nathaniel works as a security guard and is highly successful because he's a monster (translation: vampire). Crime rate drops whenever he's around. He meets Lilly one night as she's out roaming the streets and she intrigues him. She's quirky and mysterious and he enjoys getting to know her but tries not to become interested in her because he feels she deserves someone human. He becomes her security guard for a while (without her knowing) and tries to leave but circumstances keep ...more
J.L. Mbewe
Feb 18, 2013 J.L. Mbewe rated it really liked it
Nathaniel is a monster. Just like us. Except we can hide it better. Unfortunately for him, he’s a vampire which makes it a whole lot harder to exercise self-control. He’s also a Christian with a skewed view of God until he meets Lilly who has her own monsters and is a little different than most young women he knows.

The characters. They live on. I really liked Nathaniel, but who wouldn’t? He wears leather, drives a Harley, has super powers of sorts, and he’s a gentleman. When we first go into Lil
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Sheila Hollinghead
A Christian story about vampires? Is that possible? Yes, Melissa Turner Lee has accomplished it. The premise of The Difference Between Night and Day was intriguing and the characters interesting. The mysterious Lilly, so sweet and full of surprises, kept me turning virtual pages.

There were a couple of problems I encountered. For several chapters we were in Nathaniel’s point of view and then switched to Lilly’s. To avoid discombobulating readers, Lilly’s POV should have begun earlier.
The other p
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Kristy Centeno
Jun 28, 2013 Kristy Centeno rated it really liked it
I’m going to keep this review short but to the point.
I really enjoyed the dynamic storyline in this book. It’s full of suspense and adventure, which kept me interested and turning from page to page.
The romance is sweet and completely believable. The interaction between the main characters is so down to earth, so human (and yes, I’m aware that Nathaniel is a vampire), but he’s such an easy character to fall in love with.
Though Paranormal Christian wasn’t a genre I ever thought I’d like, I’m so gl
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Rachel
Apr 28, 2016 Rachel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Tammy Hudson
Nov 30, 2013 Tammy Hudson rated it liked it
I did not care for this book. It was a struggle to get though. The whole vampire christian thing just Didn't do it for me. I know this is fiction, but it really bothered me. I felt this was like the Twilight series but just a christian them.
Becky
Oct 30, 2014 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. I got it free for my nook. I've never heard of a paranormal Christian novel.
Ariella
Nov 21, 2013 Ariella rated it it was amazing
I love the book. The characters are great. It's not same vampire book like the others. The plots and twist are amazing.
Katie
Not a lot happened. It was just okay. Didn't really feel attached to any of the characters. Christian paranormal romance, though... interesting.
Melissa
Apr 05, 2013 Melissa rated it it was ok
Received this book for free for Kindle. It's basically a "Christian" version of Twilight. Not very original or engaging.
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