Night Rising (Vampire Babylon #1)
Stuntwoman Dawn Madison hasn't been on the best of terms with her father since her movie star mother died. Still, he is her dad, and when he vanishes while inve ...more
The characters in the book in particular were very thorough and the way in which the they developed was fascinating to watch. They grew closer and found out very important secrets about themselves, which helped me as a ...more
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Dawn Madison is a stuntwoman laying low after a humiliating “incident” on the job. When she is contacted with the news that her father, Frank, has gone missing while investigating the sighting of a child actor that was supposed to be dead, she is drawn into a supernatural world she never knew existed.
Night Rising is just a fun, sexy ride of a novel. Dawn is tough and resilient, yes, but she’s also broken, and feels lik ...more
Working with his odd colleagues at Limpet & Associates, she discovers an erotic and bloody underground society made up of creatures she thought existed only on the sc ...more
I will skip the plot recap because it was wierd, but not in an interesting way, and I'm not really sure what the point was.
Essentially, the main character is a stunt woman who returns to Hollywood to search for her missing alcoholic father with the help of his former PI coworkers. The catch is that the PI form he worked for specializes in paranormal investigations and it looks like her father made have ...more
Dawn is an excellent, real character with an attitude to boot. I knew I'd like her because Chris writes fantastic heroines. But don't get me wrong, even the secondary characters are interest ...more
Its definitely a worth while read, with lost of action, adventure and the occasion sexual scene!
There are three members of L&A. Limpet himself whom Dawn only knows as ‘the Voice’ since he’s never seen. Kiko Daniels: a little person with the dream of being a star ...more
Unfortunately, among other problems, the main character is unlikable. The ways the author tried to show us how damaged she is, at times made it seem like she had borderline personality disorder - asking questions as if someone had asked (I didn't) then answering them in defensive, hateful ways. At times, it was just absurd - SHE had to tell ...more
I plan to reread the ser ...more
Disclaimer: I DNF Night Rising with about 4 hours left in the audio.
I've had theVampire Babylon series on my radar for a few years now, even before I started blogging. I ran across the series in one of my Shelfari groups back in 2010. I marked it as "s0me day" series to read. Once I saw that the series was released on audio and narrated by one of my favorite narrators, Khristine Hvam, I knew I had to finally try Night Rising.
Thebest part of Night Rising was...more
There was one thing that I absolutely loved about this book: the tone changed from serious, funny, sarcastic, happy, sad, whatever, but you get my point. The book didn't seem...hmm...monotone during the course of the book. It was alive wit ...more
Author Chris Marie Green has created a very confusing book. The bones of this story are very good. Our angry heroine ...more
I gave this book four stars because it was difficult to get through the first 60 or 70 pages (which is less pages than any Anne Rice book where you have to get through at least the first 150 pages):O). The author spends a lot of time on 'world building' in the beginning - it is always necessary to give the reader some background and ...more
The plot is weak at p ...more
That said, it took me a bit to like the main character, Dawn. Her daddy and mommy issues bugged me at first, but I realized I couldn't really hold that against her and I moved on. Glad I did.
The premise of the story, especially the vampire lore, was unique. It's part of why I love reading paranormal/supernatural books. Each one has a new bead on the lore.
The grit and grime of Hollywood added ...more
And wow, was I disappointed. The first few pages in and I wanted the author to get her narratorial voice sorted out. She doesn't distinguish clearly between Dawn (or any other character's thoughts) and the general omnipotent narrator. Powering through that, and there were some potential ...more
Have enjoyed other books by same author.
I am glad I did. Starts off with some intros to some of the main characters.
Then it quickly builds in mystery and unique ideas.
We are introduced with many different layers to the mysteries. Chris seems very good, at keeping us guessing.
Not to mention, laying the ground work, for more secrets to be revealed later.
Not your usual vamp doings.
You like urban fantasy .. Give this one a chance!!
Looking forward to the second b ...more
It took me two tries to read this book, and this second time where I finally forced myself to finish it, I still don't like it. It's boring, and extremely confusingly written (maybe I'm just too dumb to follow the plot, idk). Not only that, NOTHING HAPPENS! I'm not even kidding! This book's plot could have been wr ...more