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Everafter (Everafter)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  430 ratings  ·  22 reviews

How far would you go to save your lover’s soul? When medical student Valentine Darrow is bitten by a Vampire on her way home to propose to her lover, Alexa Newland, her life becomes a nightmare. She is consumed—both by a craving for human blood, and by an obsession to find her attacker and bring him to justice. Alexa is determined to be everything that Valentine needs, but
Paperback, 230 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Bold Strokes Books (first published October 1st 2009)
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Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
My Rating: 3 stars: Liked it, but I had some issues - recommend(B)

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I will admit I had a tough time getting into this book at first. The story line was interesting - I loved the analytical view of the vampirism - breaking it down into medical terms and biological processes. But I wasn’t emotionally bonding with Val and Alexa.

As Val grew into her new lifestyle as a vampire, her constant concerns over harming Alexa, her never-ending ni
Oh paranormal romance. So. There were actually some interesting things going on here. The problem was that the romance part kind of obliterated everything else. Which, it is a romance book. But I still was hoping the plot part would get a bit more attention. Basically Val gets mugged and changed right at the beginning and then angst, romance, romance, angst, romance, and then in like the last ten pages or so the plot manages to resurface. There was a lot of politics hinted at between the vampire ...more
Francis Franklin
The two main characters are Alexa Newland and Valentine Darrow, and the novel is split in two, the first half narrated by Valentine, the second half narrated by Alexa. The story begins with Valentine preparing to propose to Alexa, but she is assaulted by a vampire who infects her, and she undergoes a gradual transformation. The only way for her to prevent the final step of transformation is to drink the blood of the woman she loves. Since Valentine is studying medicine, her narration is full of ...more
Sierra Wallace
I enjoyed Everafter much more than I thought I would. It was better than Twilight for a vampire novel, which certainly impressed me. The romance was sweet, and also steamy. Nell Stark's writing is hauntingly poetic, but concise enough to be accessible to readers. I find that in more romance novels than I would like it's either all erotica, or all fluffy, and sometimes plot and characters are sacrificed to feature the love/sex. Everafter manages to have an engaging plot and have a wonderful roman ...more
KV Taylor
A little more than 3, actually, maybe 3.25. I enjoyed this and will definitely grab the next one. There were some really wonderful elements in it--my favorite of which was the way the shifter-voice was written*, which I adored. I very much enjoyed following along with Alexa as she made her choice and then gained control of her inner panther. It was difficult reading about Val's experience, which came first, because of course hers was forced and horrifying--but I liked it for that, and that there ...more
Aster Zhen
I read this due to a positive blog review that cited this as the sexy lesbian romance her straight co-workers raved about. Maybe that should've warned me off from the start. The characters were so sappy (particularly Alexa) it made my teeth hurt. I should preface that by saying I have a lot of difficulty finding romance books that I actually enjoy/identify with. Anyway, the first half of everafter from Valentine's perspective flowed well, but once it shifted gears to Alexa's point of view it see ...more
I seriously considered not finishing until about 1/2 way through there was a pivotal scene that made this book more interesting.
The romance side of things was a bit much at times; it completely over-shadowed the action for the most part. A quick read that I ended up enjoying more than I thought I would. I'm glad I gave it a chance as I'm not usually into vampire books and definitely need a break from the paranormal genre for a little bit, though intend to read the sequel at some point.
Debra Todd
Started out pretty good, kept my interest for the most part but started dragging about 2/3rds in. I hate not finishing a book, so I trudged on. Not sure I want to read the next book I. The continuation. If I do, it can wait :)

The following synopsis was borrowed (not my words).

How far would you go to save your lover’s soul? When medical student Valentine Darrow is bitten by a Vampire on her way home to propose to her lover, Alexa Newland, her life becomes a nightmare. She is consumed—both by a c
This book can be summed up in two words: Lesbian Twilight. It mirrors that series almost to a T: incredibly creepy romance, even creepier if you stop to think about it power plays disguised as love, easily suicidal characters, actual plot only as bookends to the "story", page after page after page after page of descriptions about how hot/amazing/perfect the other person is, etc.
I definitely became invested in the two main characters, Valentine and Alexa. The devotion in their relationship was relatable and believable.

Even though some of the plot seemed to easily fall into place, I still loved the story. I'm looking forward to reading the next books in the series to see if more of the mystery behind Val's attack and The Consortium is explained!
This was a delight to read. Valentine and Alexa are already in a committed relationship at the start. Something you don't see in a lot of PNR. As the story progresses you can see how much they love each other. As Valentine struggles with being a vampire Alexa is there to support and help in any way that she can.

I fell in love with these two from the beginning and just couldn't stop reading. This tale was very well written and I can't wait to read the next one.

There is some sex in this book but n
Surprisingly good. The story had good pacing, though the flashbacks at the beginning were a bit confusing (made sense when I noticed it was about the same person).
Would have liked it if the author was a bit more conservative on the erotica, but since it's an integral part of the story (it actually serves a purpose other than fanservice) it bothered me less than it usually does.

One of the better urban-fantasy / vampire novels I've read, especially the fact that there is only one (true) romance go
Lovey dovey fluff.
Rachel Baird
All I can say is WOW! This book has it ALL!!!! :)

Not a bad story...all the usual vampire vs werewolf type angst with a pinch of science thrown in for good measure! I really enjoyed the twists to the standard myths surrounding the paranormal and lets face it the love story's not too hard on the imagination either! I'll definitely be reading the second in the series!
Poorly written + paper thin plotting = DNF. Too many Dire Warnings from the Suspicious Character Who is Obviously Up To Something.
The story of Valentine and Alexi shows what True Love is...
Feb 20, 2011 Tanya rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Tanya by: Amber Keene
A fast and interesting read. I couldn't put it down!
Oct 30, 2012 Flocharda marked it as to-read
Nunca leí nada F/F pero la sinopsis pinta bien¬¬
I loved the entire series. :-)
A new twist on vampires and erotic
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Author of the following lesbian romance novels:
1) Running With the Wind (Bold Strokes Books, 2007)
2) Homecoming (Bold Strokes Books, 2008)

Co-author (with Trinity Tam) of the EVERAFTER paranormal romance series:
1) everafter (2009)
2) nevermore (2010)
3) nightrise (2011)
More about Nell Stark...
The Princess Affair Homecoming nevermore (everafter, #2) nightrise (everafter, #3) Running With the Wind

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