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Until the Sun Falls from the Sky

(The Three #1)

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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  20,761 ratings  ·  1,638 reviews
Leah Buchanan’s family has been in service to vampires for five centuries. Even so, Leah wants nothing to do with her family’s legacy. But when she’s summoned to her Selection by the Vampire Dominion, under familial pressure, she has no choice but to go.

Lucien has been living under the strict edicts of the Vampire Dominion for centuries but he’s tired of these ancient law
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Kindle Edition, 513 pages
Published February 22nd 2012 by Kristen Ashley
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Eva You think she's acting like 25? To me it's more like 15. I mean, spit balls? Come on, the last time I did that, I was thirteen.
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You think she's acting like 25? To me it's more like 15. I mean, spit balls? Come on, the last time I did that, I was thirteen.
The first time it was mentioned she was 40, I was shocked. I was sure it was a mistake, but no. She really is.
This was just one of many things in the book, that didn't really make sense. That Lucien was a jerk didn't help either. But what can you expect from an 800+ years old guy who is attracted to a perpetual teenager?(less)

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Candace
It has been a while since I read a vampire story, but 'Until the Sun Falls from the Sky' was just what I needed. This story puts a different spin on the "vampire and human fall in love" trope. This one took a little time to warm up to, but in the end it was well worth it.

In Kristen Ashley's 'The Three' series, human and supernatural beings have coexisted for centuries. A war fought centuries earlier resulted in some rules to keep vampires in check and to keep both species alive. This has helped
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
Feel like hanging out with Lucien for some reason...2/21/16...
Book Funk? Re-read. 10/17/15

5++++ Fantasy Stars


“If you give me you, Lucien, then I promise. I’ll give you me.”


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“I love you, Leah. I’ve loved you for twenty years and I’ll love you for eternity. My beautiful Leah, listen closely. What I say is pure truth. And on this truth, you have my vow.”


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“You love me. I love you. We’re connected. What we have is beautiful and that’s all it’ll ever be. For eternity. Until the end of days. Until the
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Aestas Book Blog


“For eternity. Until the end of days. Until the sun falls from the sky.”

Woww. Now that’s how you write a f**king awesome paranormal romance!!!

Smokin’ hot and steamy! Original world-building! Strong characters! Page-turning writing! This book has it all!

“All. Fucking. Mine. ” he whispered fiercely.

In this world, vampires always have a chosen concubine (either male or female depending on the preference) in their lives who serve to feed them blood for a few years at a time until they a
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Sláinte Wanderlust
Nov 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
The book gif-review style, i aim for no spoilers so i might not make complete sense unless you have read the book :)
This is Lucian at the start of the book

This is Leah

I am actually pretty convinced that Leah is actually a teenager, she certainly acted like one throughout most of the book.
This is Leah after she has been choosen & is living with him



This is Lucian




Then loads things happen which make me seriously pissed.. so I'm thinking maybe..

but I'm like...

Lucien is all ...


And god only kno
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
1.5 I hate Lucien Stars

SPOILERS AND A RANT


I was so lookin forward to reading this book a bunch of friends told me it was great and I went into reading it with high expectations ....... The story plot is great 3 power couples destine to change the world. I liked Leah she was sassy, had a mind of her own. The problem I have with this book is Solely Lucien Aka Assclown!!!!

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He single handedly ruined the book for me. There was nothing to like about him and so many things to hate
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I think the wr
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Christy
Nov 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!

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So Kristen Ashley can write paranormal too! Not that I ever doubted her. A different take than what you normally think of when you hear about ‘vampires’. Lucien isn't your typical vampire. And Leah... well, she's not the typical concubine.
“Mine,” he declared.
“Never,” she returned.
His mouth moved to her ear and he murmured, “We’ll see.”

Leah Buchanan comes from a long line of concubines. She is summoned to be chosen to serve Lucien when she is forty years old. It is strange for her
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Catarina
4 Falling Stars.

Leah comes from a long line of successful concubines, and now, for the first time she was called for a Selection. An event where vampires choose a concubine. But for some reason all eyes are on her and she senses everybody knows something she should know. Until Lucien arrives and marks her as his Master. But their relationship since the beginning isn’t the traditional between a Master and a Concubine. Pretty much because there are feelings between them and Lucien was waiting for
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Kristen
2 to 2 1/2 stars

I'm exhausted and still trying to come to terms with the fact I did not like this book like I thought I would. While I'll admit the last 30% somewhat redeemed this story and hero for me, it was not enough to make it one of my favorite Kristen Ashley books.

Since so much has already been said about this story, Lisa P's review was spot on and not only captured my emotions and feeling about this book but about the heroine as well. Sure, at times she was immature, but considering th
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Fans of the paranormal romance genre are painfully aware that vampires have been done to death, and it’s hard to find a unique take on their world. They’re always immortal, tormented, domineering, powerful man-whores, and hey, some are even sparkly vegetarians… but the bottom line - they’re always the same and that gets old. Fortunately Kristen Ashley has created a unique world where vampires were once free to be what and who they are, until they were forced into hiding their true natures. Thank
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Sofija
Jul 05, 2012 rated it did not like it
WARNING! This review contains a lot of quotes from the book. I’ll need them to explain why I felt certain way. I don’t know how spoilery they are (actually I think some of them might be very spoilery). I also should warn you that is very long review. I never highlighted so much is any other book and I need to vent it all out. But if you are sensitive about hero being abusive and consider reading this book, forget about spoilers and read my review anyway!

I love Kristen Ashley books. They are my g
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Wendy
4,5

After reading all the mixed reviews, I got a bit worried about reading this one. I can honestly say, I'm glad I took the chance.

While I can understand that some people absolutely hated the hero, I did not.

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Of course I agree that he was a freaking asshole...a lot of the time, but he was also a badass vampire. He wasn't some regular alpha guy. He was a highly respected vampire, who was over 800 years old. He was of a different species, born in different times, living a different kind of life, with
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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Nov 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
4.5 BLOODY DELICIOUS LUCIEN STARS


HOLY ALPHA MALE HOTNESS, KA HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!!!!!!

Seriously, Kristen Ashley is the best, most kick ass author!! This book was fantastic. Just plain freaking terrific . I love her and her books. Until the Sun Falls from the Sky has it all, sex, angst, alpha males, a strong female lead and a flipping terrific plot. There were no dull moments, I was completely captivated and entranced. The thing about KA books that I love are the details in her writing. She has a
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Maida»-(¯`v´¯)-»

5 Pet & Mighty Vampire Lucien Hearts!!! :D <3

“If you give me you, Lucien, then I promise. I’ll give you me.”

This was simply amazing!! LOVED it! Lucien was an asshole at times, but the love between him and Leah is heartbreakingly sweet. Not to mention, I was in love with his uber alpha self. ;P KA really writes PNR fabulously!

Fave Quotes:

“I love you, Leah. I’ve loved you for twenty years and I’ll love you for eternity. My beautiful Leah, listen closely. What I say is pure truth. And on thi
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• Lisa •
Nov 01, 2013 rated it liked it
3 MAYBE 4 ALPHA-VAMP STARS.



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I'm well aware by now that Kristen Ashley writes some of the best alpha males, so when Anna my book friend waved this under my book nose it instantly got my attention. KA always delivers on the story lines for my reading taste and with the added unpredictability of a paranormal romance I knew I'd be in for a reading treat and I wasn't that far wrong, this story was both entertaining and sexy and although I didn't crown this with the full out five stars, I'm more than g
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Anna
Holy cataclysmic 5 blood-sucking stars !!!!



I've been waiting to have you since I knew you existed. But I've been waiting for someone like you for five fucking centuries


and all the millions and billions of beings on the planet through time, he had to find her. Through all of his centuries and sometimes millennia of living, he had to search out his one true love, the other half of him and bind himself to her

S-WOOOOOOOON - FAINT !!!! This is a story that a hopeless romantic like me .... D
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boogenhagen
Jan 22, 2013 rated it did not like it
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Jacqueline's Reads
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-books
4 Oh my Lucien Stars

I need this. I’ve been craving for a paranormal book and this is my first from KA. It had everything I wanted in a paranormal and KA read.

Alpha male Check

Strong and suborn Heroine Check

Hero chasing the Heroine Check

Crazy steamy scenes! Double Check

Leah is part of the Buchannan clan. She’s kind of like noble blood within the vampire world, even though she is human. In this world, humans are concubines for the vampires. So the vampires use the human to feed and in return
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Jill
Feb 24, 2012 rated it liked it

Until the sun falls from the sky. The words of the Ancient Claiming Ceremony hit his brain.[...]If they had five years or five hundred, Leah would never bore him. He knew this in that instant right to the depths of his soul.

Leah Buchanan at forty years old has been called to the Selection. She, like her family for centuries, has been brought up to serve the vampire nation. Her mother and aunts before her have been concubines, used as a source of fresh blood for feeding by vampires. She has no de
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Blacky *Romance Addict*
Oh my oh my oh my!

5+++ stars for this one!

KA has shown the ability to create a world for every genre, and this one was so great, I want more, NOW!! The book had me hooked, I couldn't put it down for a minute :) This is a different vampire world, a bit altered from all the others we see in movies and novels, but I liked it, the explanations came gradually through the book, it was not dumped in one chapter and it was not overwhelming at any point.

For one, I liked the fact that they are real vampi
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Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

Well, I'm in quite the pickle here folks. Big, big conundrum... big...HUGE! How the hell do you rate a romance book where you loved the hero, liked the plot, but hated the heroine?!? Hmmmm? What the hell do I do?

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Leah....oh Leah. Leah is 40 years old....40 YEARS OLD PEOPLE....yet she behaves and speaks like an annoying, frustrating, stubborn and obnoxious teenager! I understand that she's not a big fan of this whole concubine business, but when your first task is to sit through Vampire Studies to
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Jacqueline
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Celebrating the start of my Christmas jollies with a KA re-read. This is how I party.


I wasn't sure I fancied this series, mainly because I find vampire stories can get a little too complicated with all of the rules and legends vamps have to abide by, but it was a KA and a couple of reviewers mentioned alphas so I decided to go for it.

Flip me this was good. It had all of the usual elements that make for an absorbing KA read - the reluctant woman won over by the protective, hawt, alpha, the jeopar
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AJ
So we all know that Kristen Ashley can write sensational romance stories. The question is – can she write paranormal romance? I am happy to report that the answer to that question is a resounding HELL YEAH!!!

6 huge starts!


I FREAKING LOVE THIS BOOK!! Seriously, it was insta-love from chapter 1, and I was hooked the whole way through. It’s quite long, but at no point did it drag, or did I skip over anything – if anything, it’s the opposite!! I went back to read bits of it a second time so I could
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Dee Montoya
**** 4 Mighty Vampire Lucien ****

Kristen Ashley can write paranormal, hot-Alpha Male paranormal, Loved it!!!


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Leah Buchanan comes from a very important family of vampire concubines, these women serve the dark creatures with their blood and their bodies to keep their master's fed and always satisfied. Leah hates the idea of belonging to a Vampire in exchange of luxury and protection, she doesn't understand this concept; something that has been a tradition between humans and vampires for over f
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Jennifer Kyle
”I’m in love with you, Mighty Vampire Lucien.”

Kristen Ashley’s book one of the Three Series is just Blood-Suckingly Awesome!

Leah Buchanan comes from a long line of vampire concubines. Yep, vampire concubines. They provide feedings to their master in exchange they receive protection and financial stability for their lives. Leah however isn’t interested in following this family tradition and keeps herself out of Selections for twenty years.

When her latest break up leaves her open to her invitat
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Vallsykes
1 1/2 stars
Here is 85% of this story:
1. Mortal concubine meets Big Bad Master Vampire and refuses him
2. Master Vampire both trumps concubine’s refusal and challenges existing vampire law
3. couple and sex, sex and couple, w/a few intrusions by meddling family members and green-eyed monsters

So, after trudging through that (seriously the longest I’ve ever taken to read a (KA) book in a while(LOL), finally the story lends purpose when the Master Vampire sets precedence for all vampires alike, wheth
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Rachael*Caribbean*girl*bibliophile
Spoilers ahead, 1.5*



This review is as rambling as the book 😂




I decided to do a reread of this series because it's some of KA's books that I read in my pre Goodreads days so I didn't write a review. Getting through this book is torturous

Leah is a 40 year old woman who acts like a squealing,stubborn , hormonal teenager
Lucian is a manipulative, arrogant vampire who's of course dominant and has to have his own way
He's been feeding and being intimate with Leah but in a fit of pique because she objects
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Vintage
H is 822; h is 40.

Reading this gross “romance” as the Epstein sex scandal plays out adds a different perspective.

In the universe this is set in the heroine’s female line has essentially pledged themselves as concubines to vampires for generations. The vampires can marry and have mates, but use the concubines as a life source and sex. OK, so they are mistresses. The upside to being a vampire’s side piece is you get taken care of for the rest of your life and your looks improve from the bloodsuck
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Alexis *Reality Bites*
Spoiler Free Review
4.5 STARS
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Series: Book#1 in The Three Series

When Lucien refers to Leah as Life, I melted into a puddle it was one of the most romantic, most sexiest, most incredible usage of that word I have read.

"I can hear it, And see it. He's marked your every movement. Even the slightest movement you've made Leah, he's marked it. His heart is beating in tandem with yours exactly. Everyone knows, every vampire here that is, they can all hear it,
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Splage
Put another tally in my "Love It" column of the Kristen Ashley books that are wonderful. Once again all the elements I have listed again and again with every KA book I have read as positive hot buttons where present in this story.

This is a paranormal story with a bossy, alpha vampire, Lucien , who is over 800 years old. The heroine is his chosen concubine, Leah. He chose her and has been waiting for her for 20 years, and she has spent her time avoiding him and looking for every loop hole in the
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Stacie
Reread 7/12/20
🖤❤🖤❤

Reread #3 maybe 4 June 2017

Still love!! This was my first ever KA book. I'm so happy I stumbled across it almost almost 4 years ago. I then went on a Kristen Ashley binge. 😊
I'll be on to another reread of With Everything I Am very soon. Probably the end of this week. Maybe. Happy reading!!

Original review October 2013

I absolutely loved this book!! Leah and Lucien have a wonderful story. Leah truly holds her own as a female lead. Not just against Lucien, but as a character in the
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Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!).

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends a
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“Don’t try me,” Lucian warned in my head.
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