Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Bitter Fruits (Eden's Fall, #1)” as Want to Read:
Bitter Fruits (Eden's Fall, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Bitter Fruits (Eden's Fall #1)

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  149 Ratings  ·  91 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)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Bitter Fruits, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Bitter Fruits

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
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
Jun 17, 2013 Kelly rated it really liked it
*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
Jun 17, 2013 Jennifer Reposh-Krieger rated it did not like it
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
Jun 13, 2013 Rann rated it liked it
"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
Jun 23, 2013 Mara rated it did not like it
Shelves: pnr, young-adult, dnf, arc
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
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
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
❀ Crystal ✿ -
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
Novel Grounds
Jul 13, 2013 Novel Grounds rated it really liked it
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
Jun 26, 2013 Chechoui rated it did not like it
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
Braxton Cole
Jun 04, 2013 Braxton Cole rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 09, 2013 Daria rated it liked it
**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
Bobbye Hope
May 29, 2013 Bobbye Hope rated it it was amazing
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
Andrea Heltsley
Apr 30, 2015 Andrea Heltsley rated it liked it
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
Susan Elle
Jun 09, 2013 Susan Elle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance

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
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!
Jun 04, 2013 Savanna rated it it was amazing
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 :)
Jun 24, 2013 Sarah rated it it was ok
Check out my review at: Escape by Fiction
The BookChick
My Rating: ❤❤❤❤
VERY GOOD: The characteristics of a 4 heart book include: a great story; I loved the characters; and there was an interesting plot and unique story elements; there may have been a few odd things kept the story from being amazing. I would read it again and I would recommend it to a friend.
Initial Thoughts:
A high octane story full of unexpected twists and turns.

This book provided by the author for an honest review.

My Thoughts:
Bitter Fruits was my first introduction to Sarah Daltry'
Jun 14, 2013 Holly marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
What I read of this wasn't anything new from a vast majority of paranormal YA (er, NA? tbh the main character read younger than college age to me) I've read before, especially years ago when these types of stories were abundant. Girl meets mysterious guy (at a vampire masquerade party, no less) and falls completely under his spell because he's sooo fucking hot. I mean, he's a walking Adonis. And she feels suuuuch a connection to him and honestly how can she feel like she's met him before?? Cue m ...more
Jeannie Zelos
Jun 19, 2013 Jeannie Zelos rated it it was amazing
Bitter Fruits. Sarah Daltry.

ARC supplied by Netgalley.

I love vampire books, and this one sounded just perfect for me – and it was! It had characters I could engage with and empathise, a good “nasty” (actually three of them!), some spicy well written sex scenes, and all wrapped up in a believable and interesting tale. Of course when reading fantasy “believable” is a conceptual phrase and something of an oxymoronic one, but even though normal rules of what can and can't happen need to be put to
Mary Lou Hoffman
Aug 02, 2013 Mary Lou Hoffman rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 18 +
Recommended to Mary Lou by: received from

An ancient curse...
A dangerous love...
Only she can change destiny.

Attending a vampire themed masquerade ball may seem like an odd way to spend an evening, but Nora is sick of frat parties and bars. Meeting Alec was just a bonus. Despite their immediate attraction, Alec is wary, however, of getting too close; when Nora pushes it, she learns that he has secrets that could destroy them both. Is she willing to risk everything for a man she barely knows? How f
Ashley Ferguson
Jun 02, 2014 Ashley Ferguson rated it really liked it
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)
Jun 15, 2013 Jackie (Jackie's Book World) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone :)
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
LIZA fan
Jun 07, 2013 LIZA fan rated it it was ok
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Amy H
Jun 18, 2013 Amy H rated it really liked it
i got this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

ok, i didn't think this book was going to be a smut, but there are some nice sex scenes. nothing to have you drooling over, but it is pretty romantic.

this book is all about mythology. yup, right down to the bible. so if this is not your cup of tea you need to walk away now. nora is a mythology student who is invited to a vampire party. she instantly falls for a guy named Alec who she thinks is taking the vampire game way to seri
Cara Reading
Jun 26, 2013 Cara Reading rated it it was amazing
Please visit the blog for more reviews, author interviews, new releases, etc.

Usually, I've figured a book out two or three chapters in…it is very rare that a book keeps me guessing. I had all sorts of possibilities in my head about what might happen between Caleb, Alec, and Nora but just couldn't pin one down. The ending was within the realm of possibilities I had imagined, but delivered so much more. There were so many twists and turns that I absolutely did not see co
Jun 23, 2013 GEORGIE rated it liked it
Shelves: read-to-review
Find more reviews on What She Reads

Why, why, why Sarah? I'm so torn and frustrated. The story was great but the start of the book... I would say don't get me started but then i won't be doing myself any favours... Right, lets start.

The beginning Nora and her best friend/ college roommate, Scarlett go to this mysterious masquerade ball in a church on their school campus, it is full of Edward Cullen ("Vampire") fanatics, and as soon as Nora and Scarlett enter the church they're separated.

Nora mee
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
Angie's Reading Dungeon
**Copy provided generously by Netgalley**

I didn't know what to expect from this book, the blurb sounded great and intriguing, it was getting rave reviews so when I seen a copy of it on Netgalley I thought why not and hope to be accepted.

The story starts off with Nora and her roommate Scarlett getting ready to go a masquerade ball being held at an old church on campus being held by a group heavily into vampires. It is here that she meets Alec and is instantly drawn to him and ready to find a noo
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Lovers of Paranor...: R2R {213} Bitter Fruits COMPLETED 34 215 Aug 09, 2013 09:45AM  
Modern Good Reads: Bitter Fruits - Vampire Romance 8 65 Jun 03, 2013 08:04AM  
  • Asleep (Fairytale Collection #2)
  • Where My Heart Breaks (A Willoughby Inn Love Story, #1)
  • His Until Midnight
  • Charmeine (The Light-Bearer, #1)
  • Selena's Men (Ravens of War #1)
  • The Nightlife Moscow (The Nightlife, #6)
  • All Wrapped Up (The List, #2)
  • Aiden's Betrayal (Guardians of the Society #1)
  • Soul Stripper (Soul Stripper, #1)
  • Aidan (The Awakening, #1)
  • To Love a Highland Dragon (Dragon Lore, #2)
  • Shifty Business (Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy, #3)
  • A Kiss by Design (Kiss & Tell, #1)
  • Throw a True Blood Party: An Unofficial Guide to Partying with Your Favorite Vamps
  • Romancing His English Rose (Lady Lancaster Garden Society, #2)
  • Getting Real
  • Amuse Bouche (The Winemaker's Dinner, #1.5)
  • Immortal Craving (Immortal Heart, #2)

Other Books in the Series

Eden's Fall (2 books)
  • Immortal Star (Eden's Fall, #2)

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »