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Bitter Fruits (Eden's Fall #1)

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  147 ratings  ·  89 reviews
For fans of dark urban fantasy comes a novel that questions why forbidden fruit is always the most tempting...

A vampire-themed masquerade party isn’t really her scene, but Nora is sick of frat parties and bars. When she meets Alec, the appeal suddenly becomes clear. It’s obvious that they’ve been struck by the same intense mutual attraction, but Alec keeps his distance. In
ebook, 131 pages
Published December 1st 2013 by Escape Publishing (first published June 3rd 2013)
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I'm going to start by saying that I am definitely not the target audience for this book. I see lots of high reviews here, so obviously others have read...and loved...this story.
I did not.
I thought it was a book about a chick who falls for a guy, then gets tempted by another guy. With some paranormal stuff thrown in for good measure. Urban fantasy stuff, you know?
Um, I don't know what this is, but it's not urban fantasy. It sort of dances on the edge of erotica, in my opinion.
Nothing wrong with
*Arc provided kindly through Netgalley*

I was curious about that book when I've read reviews telling that it was a good story with romance, two immortal brothers and a college girl, lots of myths, bites, and love...

The book start with Nora going to a party with her roommate and good friend Scarlet. Then she meet Alec, a mysterious guy with sharp teeth (no kidding?) and start almost immediately to make out with him. I found it a little precipitate but it wasn't bothering me that much.

Then we meet
Jennifer Reposh-Krieger
I received a copy of this book from netgalley and just finished it. This book was not for me. I had many issues with this book and one of the biggest ones was the lack of character development. The book didn't really explain that much and I was not able to connect to Nora, the main character, at all. She seemed like a smart girl but I just felt absolutely no connection to her at all. The back story about the two men in Nora's life also needed to be explained much further. I guess along with no c ...more
"we all have desire for a world beyond us, a freedom from the inhibitions of our routines. The chance to be a part of the stories we derive so much pleasure from in our mundane and boring lives"

There many phrases in this book that I found fantastic and I was really drawn to them. My initial thought about this when reading the first few pages was okay, this is some kind of Vampire Diaries stuff with equal sexiness and angst. I like that this book kept me on the edge of my seat somehow, because so
I understood from the beginning this wasn't going to be a book for me. I cringed at the teenager/"new adult" who was pimping/primping herself at the mirror.

I tried and soldiered on. But at 20% I really could not stomach it any more. The main lady is a college student and I was appalled at her (lack of) thoughts and behaviour. She tried to jump a stranger bones three times for the heck of it. Her room mate started a sex relationship with a professor. One of the guy (clearly there are going to be
Andrea Heltsley
This book looked really promising! I was sooo excited to get approved to review it. I can't say I ended up liking this book though. There were too many elements that just seemed too strange for me. I liked the concept, even the church thing. There was just so much more I didn't. Bitter Fruits fell short of my expectations. I did enjoy the masquerade party though and I'm a huge fan of love triangles so it had those things going for it. Overall, I found myself conflicted about what to rate this, s ...more
Audrey Wilkerson
Wow. I must say that this was in no way the story that I was expecting. At all. I don't even know if I can properly discuss it here without Amazon refusing to publish my review and/or being the Spoiler Queen of North Texas.

So there's this party, that our heroine, Nora, and her roommate, Scarlet, are going to go to. Of course, our dear Nora normally does not dress this way (she's usually pretty casual, ya know?), but it's sort of a dress-up affair put on by some Vampire Club from their college. I
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Lord where to begin with this review. I read the book a week ago and I am still reeling from it. I mean this book has everything in it and it is simply AMAZING! This is one of those books where it is a diamond in the rough and once people start reading it they will not be able to put it down. I mean I could not put it down and I told my family you are on your own because I need some me time! First I have to say that the cover fits the book to a T because as you start reading about Nora and Alec ...more
I was given a free copy (ARC) in exchange of an honest review, thanks to Lovers of Paranormal group.

I both liked and didn't like this book. I mostly didn't like Nora, actually. She irritated me to no end with her choices and behaviours. I didn't like how she reacted to Caleb at first. I actually kind of hated her for about half of the book or more. And I was a little sorry for Alec. Although he was a little frustrating at first. Just f@ck me now and shut up, dude!
I liked Caleb a lot, instead, a
Novel Grounds
I signed on for the tour for this book because its Arc reviews Raved and it honestly looked Great. I was not let down at all. Admittedly I was surprised but the book, but it was a fresh take on some myth and I loved it! I couldn’t wait to see where it was going. Two Immortal Men, One Beautiful College student, and An Ancient Curse. It had all the makings for a great book and as I said It delivered.

Nora starts off the book by attending a Vampire Ball with her college Roomate Scarlet. Hello Immort
**I was given this book in exchange for honest review (LoP)**

I wasnt sure Id like this when I first started reading.It took a bit for me to get into it.Who doesnt like vampires? This is just a different spin on it. I gave her 3 stars close to 4. I loved how Ms Daltry worked in the simularities of her characters and that of the bible book genisis. The one emotion that I think is as powerful as love, rears its ugly head. That emotion would be jealousy, even amoung the first family.
The love from N
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Vampires. Masquerades. I was instantly intrigued when I saw this and all over reading Bitter Fruits immediately. I could not wait to read Bitter Fruits. But like the title I was constantly puzzled by what the hell was going on. At times it was as confusing, frustrating and daunting as an episode of True Blood. When Lilith was brought up I could not help but make the connection to the show and also Supernatural which had its own Lillith character.

The story itself was just weird to me. The romanc
Braxton Cole
Bitter Fruits is the story of Nora, a young college student, who gets pulled into an ancient jealousy-fueled feud between two brothers. To make it even neater, they are cursed. That’s what happens when a person is too blinded by jealousy to notice when the mother of all evil decides to put a hex on you. Luckily for Nora, she holds the key to ending the curse that dates back to literally the beginning of mankind.

Sarah Daltry does an excellent job of capturing Nora’s voice. It is difficult enough
Mistik | I ♥ Monster Fkery |

I knew this was NA before I requested it from NetGalley but with good reviews and "bros in throws" it was a go for me, despite my better judgment over NA reads. Well, the heroine certainly acted her age but it was the heros who really killed this one. The heroine trusts him before 10%, they are in love with each other immediately and the explanation for her behavior is something like: oh I don't know why, It just feels right you know...No, I don't know. I missed the connection and why she
College student with low self esteem + sexy vampire + instantly falling in love + sex + life threatening action subplot = the premise here. We have a YA sounding writing with sex added in. It follows the Twilight formula with a drab girl who has a mega hot vampire instantly fall in love with her, but we never understand why. I like paranormal romance, so I thought I'd like this but I just couldn't get into it. I kept slogging through, but it didn't improve. The lack of character development was ...more
Chasity Breeze
Wow!! Bitter Fruits has just become my favorite book and Sarah Daltry has already been one of my favorite people! Her writing talents are outstanding in this incredible story of betrayal, vengence and how true love can affect the very fabric of time. Sarah has done a phenomenal job bringing the characters to life and giving you a real feel of their surroundings. Emotions are high in this story and I found it hard to put down. I actually had to clear my calendar to sit down and read the entire bo ...more
Bobbye Hope
This book was so good! I couldn't put it down! Nora is just a college student going to a vampire themed party when she meets the mysterious, cursed Alec and Caleb. Who holds the key to the curse? You will have to read and find out!!
I really like the author's style of writing! There was just enough romance and mystery to keep the story alive! I gave this book 5 stars because do the love scenes and the plot.
The storyline grabbed me in the first chapter and the ending has me begging for more!
I rece
S.N. Williams
Shannon’s Review
Sarah Daltry’s Bitter Fruits blew me away. It is a great paranormal love story. She really did her research on this book and did it right. So as the synopsis says this is a vampire themed book but with a twist.
Nora is a mythological lover. She is taken a course going through some of a lot myths the majority of us have heard of. She goes to a party which she hates doing and meets Alec. Alec is gorgeous. He is from another time and place. I fell in love with him but his evasivenes
Susan Elle

I just reviewed: 'Bitter Fruits' by Sarah Daltry
"Erotic but not just erotica". This is an erotic paranormal story that has been really well written. It was great to read a book that kept me guessing until the last page. I can usually guess the ending well before the end of the book/film, but in this case the ending was well hidden. For anyone who enjoys paranormal/romance/erotic stories you will love this book. I'm just
Tishia (Paperback Opinion)
Bitter Fruits is the first book in the Eden's Fall series by Sarah Daltry. I received this through a blog tour in exchange for an honest review. I have to say though, that I didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would. It's about a college girl named Nora, who goes to a vampire themed masquerade party and meets a guy she instantly falls for. Actually, she pretty much falls in love with him and wants to have sex with him right away. There is too much insta-love happening.

Then, soon after, she
Iris (Paranormal Cravings Book Reviews)
DNF - I don't understand all the 5 star ratings !?
Without the sudden sexual acts a 100% YA book. Needs some more editing. The way the schoolgirl jumps in to bed with her vamp is a little drastic in the overall YA setting and lack of world building or basic character description is very disappointing.

This is only the opinion of one reader, don't let it stop you to read it and form your own opinion!
Lizzie Andrews
After reading this book I believe that the Eden's Fall series is off to a great start! I was impressed with the old bible story reinvented and told with a twist. I thought it was unique and not a lot of authors even want to go there, but Sarah Daltry did and I thought she nailed it.

I read a few other reviews on the book after I finished it (what can I say, I hate spoilers) and I honestly couldn't see what other reviewers were writing about. Nora's character is extremely well developed. I felt
I LOVED this book!!! It pulled me in right from the start! the storyline was great and I was always in the edge of my seat. I really really loved the characters in this book and in all honestly it would make one incredible movie. Can't wait for y'all to read it :)
Dee Price
When Nora meets brothers Alec and Caleb at an off-campus party, she immediately becomes drawn to both men. These brothers are carrying a whole bunch of baggage and guilt and their secrets might just be the death of them all.

OK I'm giving this 2 stars, instead of 1, because I loved Nora's wit and the personality of Caleb and Alec but this book was sooo confusing. This book talked about Cain and Able, Lilith, other bibilical themes, vampires, and some other creatures they never identified. To top
Heather SexywaysofReading
Nora meets Alec at a party at a church one night. She is instantly drawn to him. Alec has a secret that he is hiding from Nora. Every time they get hot and heavy, Alec stops them. Not allowing them to get past kissing.
Nora is so attracted to Alec. Her body is aching for him and still Alec won't allow each other to go further. After finally giving herself to Alec. Now she is involved in a war she wasn't expecting. And Attracted to an immortal. On top of that His brother Caleb she has this magnet
Karen Weiseman muller
This is the first book of this kind I have EVER read. I honestly didn't think I would enjoy it simply because the whole Urban Fantasy genre doesn't excite me. While all I have to say is, I will no longer pass over this genre.
Sure it is nice to have a book with a little smut in it, but the story line in this book is what kept me reading, to the point that I really didn't want to put it down.
Nora the main female character is amazing. Sure there are somethings that happen that make you question her
Check out my review at: Escape by Fiction
Laura Greenwood
Review forthcoming on http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-live...

Title: Bitter Fruits
Series: Eden's Fall (#1)
Author: Sarah Daltry
From: Netgalley
Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance, Erotica
Release Date: 1st December 2013
Challenges: 2015 Reading Assignment, COYER Summer Scavenger Hunt, 2015 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

When Nora goes to a Vampire Masquerade as something different to do, the last thing that she expects is to meet the mysterious Alec, or his brothe
Ashley Ferguson
I usually am not a huge fan of vampire romance books. The only vampire books I really get excited about are ones like Buffy where the vampires are the ones being killed or ones where there are vampires that are a new take on a classic horror creature. So I was really pleasantly surprised when I actually enjoyed this book!

The romance in this book is a main plot point, but it's messy and complicated. Oh, and very steamy. Definitely 18+. Nora is torn between two men - Alec and Caleb - and feels i
Jackie (Jackie's Book World)
Review can also be seen at my blog:Jackie's Book World :)

*ARC provided by Netgalley*

This is not your typical vampire love story...

I was really eager to read this book from the very first time that I read the synopsis. It sounded like a book that I would typically read. The very beginning immediately caught my attention, the way the author started the book was interesting and it left me wondering more of the characters. Needless to say, I felt that the very first chapters were a bit too rushed
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