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Sunrise at Sunset (Sunset Vampire #1)

3.42  ·  Rating Details  ·  793 Ratings  ·  118 Reviews
This 1st edition version has been discontinued and retired.
Paperback, First Edition - Discontinued, 421 pages
Published October 14th 2010 by Rutherford Literary Group (first published September 10th 2010)
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Author Jaz Primo is one of those rare male writers taking a stab at paranormal romance. I state this to say, his gender will not be taken into consideration with this review. Mr. Primo’s work will receive my honest thoughts based on the time I spent with his characters Katrina Rawlings and Caleb Taylor.

To put it mildly, the book had some problems. It reminded me of a bad one night stand where you don’t see the hump on his back until the morning light filters in the room or you reach the 27% poi
Laurie Garrison
Nov 05, 2010 Laurie Garrison rated it it was ok
Here is a different twist, the female is the vampire in the dominant lead and the male is the human as submissive partner. I found it lacking in action, the romance is there, but its more like Katrina is a mother hen that wants to protect Caleb from everything. Caleb is very submissive and as most of you know I don’t like a heroine to roll over and do what she is told to do, I like a little tension added. I liked some aspects of the story, but I found Katrina a very bland vampire with not a lot ...more
Penelope Fletcher
May 16, 2011 Penelope Fletcher rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: People who don't think like me
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Paranormal Reads
Feb 10, 2012 Paranormal Reads rated it it was amazing
Just love this book. A great vampire book. The lead vampire is a tough, take no crap, killing machine who does have a soft side when it comes to her mate. Thats right this vamp is a girl. She falls in love with a mild young man and does whatever she can to protect him. This is an amazing book packed with love,action and unforgettable characters. I like that it has a twist to it that makes it different from other vampire books. Definitely a must read.
Grammy 1
Dec 26, 2010 Grammy 1 rated it it was amazing
Over the past year in my reviewer capacity with The Paranormal Romance Guild, I have read many vampire romances. Along with my hefty TBR pile, vampire stories run rampant in the market place. Jaz Primo’s newest novel, Sunrise at Sunset came across my desk as my last review book of 2010, and I must tell you it is no ordinary vampire story.

Our author has written a fourteen page prologue which introduces us to our story. What was that old line “you hooked me at hello?” Our prologue tells us of a fe
Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
Aug 25, 2011 Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers) rated it really liked it
4 and a half stars...

For me this story is the first one I've read where the female is the vampire and the male is the human, it simply was a breath of fresh air. I became entranced with the prologue, it hooks you and reels you in.
I found myself turning each page with anticipation to find out what was going to happen next. So much danger to keep you on the edge of your seat, heart throbing love, passion that'll have you all gooey inside, we also can't forget some kick ass action.

Each character h
NisyKitty VA
Feb 04, 2011 NisyKitty VA rated it it was amazing
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Kitty Honeycutt
Sep 17, 2011 Kitty Honeycutt rated it it was amazing

From the moment Katrina meets Caleb she felt the need to protect him. At the time he was little more than a child. Over the years she has kept tabs on him making sure his life is comfortable. She has discreetly maneuvered every aspect in order to keep him safe. After losing touch for quite a few years she can't help but seek him out again with the need to see him at least one more time and be sure that the boy that once saved her life, has become the man she alwa
Khalia Hades
Mar 26, 2012 Khalia Hades rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
I've been reading supernatural romance for years now, and they all share a common theme - the tough guy or alpha male sweeping the girl off her feet. Sunrise at Sunset finally sets a woman in the powerful role of 'alpha'.
Sunrise also felt very real and believable to me. Where some novels seem to forget real world rules, Jaz Primo makes you believe you could be living next door to a Caleb or even a Katrina and never know it!
Finally, I really enjoyed the mix of adventure and romance in the book. T
Jul 05, 2011 Frances rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal romance fans
Shelves: owned, paranormal
I really enjoyed this book. It was different in that the lead vampire is a dominant female and the lead male is a submissive male. The lead vampire attempts suicide and is saved my a human child. Years later when the child is an adult they meet up again. Sparks are flying. Wow. That one I had not seen before. This book has it all.. suspense, drama, action and romance. Pick it up. Good job on being different Jaz Primo. I am looking forward to reading book 2, A Bloody London Sunset.
Mar 20, 2011 Debra rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: To everyone
I don't know how to start. I liked this book a whole lot! It is well written and flowed so nice. The characters are wonderful,especially Kat and Caleb. Kat is a female vampire that is so in love with Caleb and he is so in love with her, but he does fear her at times. When an old enemy of Kat's appears with vengeance on her mind, Caleb is in danger and Kat is more than able to handle the problem. I can't wait for the next book!!!
I'm still in the process of reading this, it has been different then the others I have read. I didn't feel that the two main characters had a good connection, there was a lot of "mind" speaking. And Caleb was somewhat of a sissy for a man, even though he was human. I guess I'm accustomed to the make being the vampire and the woman being the human.
Oct 20, 2010 Cecilia rated it it was amazing
AMAZING ! Must read . You will become hooked as soon as you read the prologe ! The style of writing, the characters, the settings , are all very interesting. The book is full of suspense , passion, and thrilling ! I can't wait for the next book to come out !!! Trust me you will not want to put it down once you have started reading the book !
J-J lover of books
Jun 18, 2012 J-J lover of books rated it really liked it
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Oct 21, 2011 Nora rated it really liked it
Sunrise at Sunset
Jaz Primo
It was nice to come across yet another author who writes in my favorite genre, the paranormal, and uses my favorite character, the vampire. I was very intrigued with this book and it was easy to get into. I did find it a bit frustrating on two counts though. One, although as the reader the book does hint to a sexual relationship between Caleb and Katrina, but never goes into detail about the passion they share. The only clue they ever made love was that they held each
Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale
Jan 12, 2011 Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale rated it really liked it
Ok first off all I have to say is wow. I was honestly pleasantly surprised at how much I loved this book. Now I have to admit in all honesty that when I first picked up this book I had my reservations. I wasn't used to Jaz's writing style and I quickly cast aside the book because at the time I couldn't get into it and now I feel horrible for thinking I couldn't enjoy this book because it was amazing. I started this book then I put it down about 60 pages into it because I didn't connect with Katr ...more
Sep 09, 2011 Nathiel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hi everyone :)
As you might know I'm participating in the Romancing Your Dark Side Tour, for me it's really exciting as it's my first and I hope to do allot more^^ So my first book is this one. I LOVED it.
I love it when the alpha is the female I mean come one we can't always be the one getting rescued, us girls can kick ass to right?? Of course :)
Jaz is really good at writing the story from a female alpha POV. Katrina is strong and protective of Caleb but also loving and feminine, and as most alp
Aug 11, 2012 Ashley rated it liked it
Shelves: on-my-kindle
I wasn't sure at all how I felt about this book until nearly halfway through. For one, it was loooooonnnng and the beginning was boring. I only kept reading because it wasn't so bad that I felt the need to put it down. I felt the romance between Caleb and Katrina a little off putting. She met him when he was 8 years old, killed his abusive father in front of him then hypnotized him to not remember it, then 18 years later enrolls in a college course he's teaching and falls for him after looking a ...more
Nikki McCarver
Feb 08, 2012 Nikki McCarver rated it really liked it
We begin with Katrina being weary of life. After a couple hundred years, I could honestly say I understand. She was ready for her final sunset. The sun was one of the things she missed most about being a human. When she was human, the morning sunrise always brought the promise of a better day. Now it was just the signal for her to come inside. But something happens to Katrina as she waits out in the sunlight for the first time in decades. And with that split-second decision, she meets someone wh ...more
Glenn Bullion
Mar 01, 2011 Glenn Bullion rated it really liked it
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Jennifer (Books&Barks)
Aug 08, 2011 Jennifer (Books&Barks) rated it really liked it
If you’re looking for a different kind of vampire book, look no further than Jaz Primo’s Sunrise At Sunset. Don’t go into this novel expecting to find a toe-curling, good looking, bad boy vampire heartthrob. You won’t find that here. Instead you’ll find Katrina Rawlings, a centuries old alpha vampire who’s tired of living and ready to face the sunrise for a final time. Katrina isn’t sure what she has to live for anymore. Money isn’t hard to come by, but as others have said before, money doesn’t ...more
Ana Lucía
Jul 29, 2011 Ana Lucía rated it really liked it
Sunrise at Sunset is a refreshing change on the typical vampire story. Here the female leader -Katrina- is the tough vampire, and the male character -Caleb- is the one who needs protection, even though he didn’t want it and tried to defend himself. I liked the change of roles, but I found him too soft for a man and Katrina was way too overprotective of him. Maybe somewhere in the middle for both characters would have been a little better.

I found the story slow paced at times and I would’ve liked
Cristina Boncea
Katrina is a vampire that wanted to kill herself by exposing to sunlight when little kid Caleb saved her life by bringing to her the blood supplies she needed.
Even though Katrina erased this memory from his mind, over the years she kept thinking of his innocence and was interested in him.
She decided to become one of his stundents at the University where he was teaching history and so they got to go on dates together. They were falling in love even if Caleb had a girlfriend. After his gi
Jamie Magee
Sep 16, 2011 Jamie Magee rated it it was amazing
I’ve always been a major people analyzer. This habit of mine is undoubtedly used as I read novels. Without a doubt Jaz Primo offers a story that allows me to relish in a fantastic sea of personalities. The story begins with a gripping prologue that introduces the main characters Caleb and Katrina. Katrina first meets Caleb as small child. Both characters are facing indescribable dark points in their lives. As fate would have it their encounter changes the course of their paths forever. When the ...more
Jennifer Moody
Dec 26, 2011 Jennifer Moody rated it it was amazing
Katrina is a vampire, she kills and eats humans. When she was trying to kill herself at sunrise she changed her mind and ran into a garage where she met Caleb a little boy who wasnt afraid of her. Caleb helped Katrina by calling someone to drop off a package, Caleb called her an angel. After Caleb helped Katrina she erased his mind so that he would forget what she was and go on with his life.
Throughout the years Katrina kept an eye on Caleb and his mom to make sure that they were doing ok One da
Cynthia Cene
Jan 20, 2011 Cynthia Cene rated it really liked it
I usually try to rush through most prologues in books because they don't hold my attention. But once I started reading this prologue I was hooked. It's not that often that the first thing you read is a vampire trying to commit suicide and then running into a little angel.

This book is about a strong minded female vampire, Katrina, who knows she should leave the human male, Caleb, that saved her alone but can't. And in turn puts Caleb's life in danger. She does everything that she can to protect
Mar 24, 2011 Melanie rated it it was ok
Where to start ?
I really wanted to like this book the blurb had so much promise for it but it just didnt deliver for me, the latter part of the book redeemed it a little but i dont think i would read the sequel when i was reading it, i just wanted it to be over and it went on and on.
I did not like the main character Katrina at all, she was cold, demanding and a bully. The male lead was Caleb and he was so wimpish and submissive, just a victim. I get that with the role reversal being Katrina was
Jennifer Treviño
I enjoyed this book! Jaz Primo has a clever way of mixing up "the norm" & making you want to see what's to come. Throughout the book I had mixed emotions about the alpha vampire Katrina. The author did a great job giving her very common feminine traits, & while it definitely made sense for her role it had me wanting to scream to her at times "If you'd just voice your thoughts rather than holding them in people might have a chance to show you their potential! Give 'em a chance!" LOLz I al ...more
Oct 05, 2011 Katrina rated it liked it
Sunrise at sunset is yes another vampire tale( saying this in a good way as Vamps are my favourite to read ) but one in which Jaz has woven his own tale. Katrina meets Caleb after deciding she no longer wishes to die, her little angel saves her and they form a bond. Katrina goes through Calebs life keeping an eye on him and protecting him, she never anticipated years later to fall in love with him or having an attraction so magnetic.

There love blooms and Katrina thinks that life is all rosey un
Dawn Cripps
Aug 16, 2011 Dawn Cripps rated it really liked it
I would just like to start by saying, I feel so lucky to be picked by these great authors to write reviews on their books. My reviews are based on my opinion and my opinion only. Do not let my opinion keep you from reading any book. The best way to know if you like a book is to read it for yourself. With that said let's get on with the review.

About the book: We vampires are focused and tend to shape our own realities. My name is Katrina Rawlings, and I am a vampire. I declare that with neither p
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Jaz lives in the Great American Midwest where he writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and young adult literature. He’s a history aficionado, Doctor Who fanatic, “pun-master”, an all-around fan of vampires, and a caregiver to the w
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