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Night's Gift (Night's Vampire #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  41 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Virginia has never had it easy. After her life is torn apart, she moves to a small town with the hope of starting over. She settles in and starts learning to enjoy a slower pace of life. Then, one evening she decides to take a walk to check out a mysterious mansion at the end of her block. Curiosity may have killed the cat, but because of it Virginia is about to make a ter ...more
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Published January 26th 2011 by
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Apr 08, 2011 rated it liked it
I would have given this book 2.5 stars, actually. The beginning of the book started off, just all right for me. It was okay..not great. The style of the writing seemed lacking somehow, almost juvenile. As the story unfolded, it got more interesting and towards the end, I couldn't wait to find out what happens to Virginia. I sound like an American Idol judge, here. Started off 'iffy' but picked up and ended well.

I bought this book because I love a good vampire story. I also spent some of my youth
Sally Wolf
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Virginia always had a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time and the night she stumbled onto Count Basarab's porch was no exception. Drawn to the window by an unknown force Virginia peeps in to see two individuals in an argument. Frightened she tries to flee but is knocked unconscious by a statue. She awakes to find herself being watched by a beautiful woman. Who informs her that her fate is now to be determined by the Count. After several unsuccessful attempts to escape Virginia ...more
Stacey Mosley
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Night's Gift

Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour

Marys richly textured characters immediately draw you into their world and hold you captivated in a a fantasy of real and genuine human emotions. So fluidly you follow Virginia, as if a shadow in the room, through her fears of the world around and as the fears in her heart collide. Captivating you and leaving you wanting more ~ thankfully Mary lets us continue to follow this family through Books 2 and three: Night's Children and Night's return!
Laurel Malialis
I enjoyed reading this book, the story-line was very interesting and the characters I felt were believable in their setting. It took me a while to warm up to the story as I don't normally read vampire books but I won this book in a giveaway and I felt it wouldn't hurt to try. I'm glad I gave it a shot as it turned out to be very entertaining. I enjoyed the spin on vampire lineage and how the author tells about the history of Basarab.
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Vampire stories are not my favourite type of books to read. I received a free copy of this book from the Goodreads First Reads program. Thanks for sending me this book. I enjoyed reading this. The story is captivating and it’s hard to put this book down. I would definitely check out other books in the series. I have recommended this book to my friends. Nice book!
Jun 01, 2012 rated it liked it
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Virginia feels that she is all alone in the world. Her parents are gone and she just threw out her cheating boyfriend. Needing a new start she moves from Toronto to Brantford, starts a new job, hopes to enrol in college classes and get her life back on track. Everything seems to be going well until she is out for a late evening stroll and her curiousity gets the better of her. The old (seemingly deserted) mansion at the end of the street is beckoning. She just wants to take a peek through the wi ...more
Carolyn Vaningen schroeder
May 14, 2014 rated it did not like it
Although I like the fact that this book is local, and I enjoy stories of the supernatural, I am disappointed with this book. I purchased it at the recommendation of the book store clerk and I definitely need to go back and chat with her.

This writer can't seem to decide which decade or era the characters are living in. The main character Virginia speaks and thinks as if were the early 1900's, using such phrases as, "scared out of my wits" and calling herself a, "foolish little trollop!", but the
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads. I found this book a little hard to get into but probably because its not my usual style of book. There were some good story ideas in the book and I will probably read the rest of the trilogy because I really want to find out what will happen next! There are some unanswered questions I have that will probably be revealed in the other two books, I'm hoping!
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
Although I didn't like how she submits to her fate so easily in the beginning she comes back fighting strong as she learns the engaging tale of the vampire's story. I did enjoy most of all the authors wonderful history lesson on how the vampires came to be and the resulting affects through history that are recognizable to the reader. I really enjoyed the ending!! But I won't go on and ruin it for anyone :)
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Report cards regularly trumpeted Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour as a daydreamer. Teachers felt if she paid more attention in class, her marks would be better. Little did they know what was going on in her mind. From a young age, all Mary wanted to do was write, and write she did. Through elementary school, high school, and into her early 20's she wrote poetry, short stories, plays, and songs. For a time, ...more
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Night's Vampire (3 books)
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  • Night's Return (Night's Vampire Trilogy #3)