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Violet Midnight

(Violet Night Trilogy #1)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  166 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Violet Midnight is out of print as of 3/31/15 due to publisher closing its doors.
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Let the Hunt begin…

Blending in with her college co-eds proves difficult for vampire Hunter, Emma Martin, considering the mystical tattoo on her wrist glows whenever Vamps are near. And after three months of silence, the glow is back wi
Paperback, 254 pages
Published October 2012 by Crescent Moon Press
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Victoria Smith
A kickass heroine and a swoonworthy hero fighting evil Vamps on their college campus...who could ask for more? :D Finished this in 24 hours and just couldn't put it down. The juxtaposition between paranormal elements and the normal college experience I had never seen done like this before and Lynn Rush does it so well. Such a breath of fresh air to the new adult category. Move over contemporary because speculative new adult fiction is here to stay! And good lord the steamy steam between Emma and ...more
Lynn Rush
Mar 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Okay, so I wrote the book, so I have to give it five stars, right? **GIGGLE** But seriously. I really enjoyed writing Jake and Emma's story.

Emma's near and dear to my heart. She's been with me since early on in my writing career. Violet Midnight was the fourth book I ever wrote! There's a long story behind this novel that I'll share one day, but it's seen it's fair share of excitement, for sure.

I'm just glad it's going to make it to the shelves with Crescent Moon Press. They made a beautiful c
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
From the start this story catches you in its thrall, raising your blood flow – your heart rate and your blood pressure with the kick arse action scenes written. It will have you on the edge of your seat gazing into the pages at a vampire – hunter story that is of course is very unique. A romance - paranormal genre with the new adult concept blended throughout, this story is certainly a great start to an engaging new series.

I must say that personally I enjoy a kick ass heroine; Emma is strong,
Oct 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Violet Midnight by Lynn Rush

Violet Midnight is the beginning of new series that I am looking forward to reading; I found I quite enjoyed Lynn Rush’s writing. The plot, characters, and over all flow of the story was written extremely well, I found myself wrapped up in the novel and read it in one afternoon. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series.

So we meet Emma who is attending college by day and fighting vampires by night. She likes to keep a low profile at school and only hanging ou
Louann Carroll
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
After a car accident,in which Emma loses her parents, she wakes to a tattoo on her wrist that glows whenever she's near a vampire. Her eyes change from brown to violet, her skin is unable to be pierced, and she can 'call' objects from her car and they appear in her hands.Not only that, but she doesn't sleep, eat, or drink, and her body temperature falls to an uncomfortable degree.

For two years she's struggled to keep her identity as a vampire hunter secret, a lonely venture that is not conducive
Katie O'Sullivan
Sep 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult
Lynn Rush has a new series about young vampire hunters that grabs your attention from the opening scene and refuses to let go. The action scenes are intense, the heroine is strong and capable, the romance scenes sizzle and none of the vampires sparkle.

This "new adult" book is set on a college campus, but the main characters are all over 21. Vampire Hunter Emma Martin lost her parents in a car crash that left her "marked" with a mysterious tattoo that glows whenever there are vampires (she calls
Amy Turner
Aug 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone!
Damn Lynn Rush for another amazing story! I have got to stop reading new series when they first come out, because I absolutely HATE waiting for the next book to come out to find out what happens next.

We are introduced to a new world of vampires and vampire hunters in Violet Midnight. Emma Martin is a strong young woman dealing with the normal college routine... well, normal except for the detecting and hunting vampires. Emma isn't quite the normal girl she pretends to be. She's strong, she fight
Sarah Marie
Violet Midnight by Lynn Rush

Book 1 in the Violet Night Trilogy

2.75 stars

Emma Martin knows she’s different from other humans. A few years ago she discovered that she’s no longer human, but a vampire hunter. She’s become destined to save humanity and protect those who don’t know about the danger that lurks in the unknown. Jake Cunningham has discovered that he’s destined for something special, too. The attraction between Jake and Emma is undeniable, but Jake’s destiny may be something darker than

Jun 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-for-review
Violet Midnight was fascinating and wow, thanks so much Lynn for sending me an ARC I am so glad I was able to get my hands and eyes on this one! Struggling with this tattoo on her wrist that glows every time vampires are near is making hard for Emma who is a vampire hunter to live a normal life. He mentor and her first love was killed leaving her to figure things out for her self and her BFF Ava can not know she is a hunter. But one night Emma meets a boy named Jake and she is not sure who is mi ...more
Tara Fuller
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Buffy watch out because Emma’s in town. Violet Midnight was compelling and action packed show stopper. From the very first chapter we are thrust into Emma’s world as a vampire hunter and soon after introduced to Jake who is a little newer to the hunting game than she is. I adored both of these characters. Emma is a kick butt heroine and Jake is nothing short of adorable and sexy. We get to see the story through both of their eyes and the chemistry between them sizzles. Something else I love ...more
Jul 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Sorry, Wasteland. I have a new favorite from Rush.

I'm not much for long reviews, so I'll list three things I absolutely loved about this novel:

1. Jake and Emma's relationship. Their feelings for each other grew with each passing page, and it didn't seem forced. They share an easy camaraderie and work well as a team.

2. The action. Hello. My favorite part of Lynn Rush novels.

3. The original mythos—complex, yet easy to get absorbed in. Well done!

I'm ready for the sequel! :)
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fun, very quick read and loads to love in the first novel of Rush's new series. The heroine is engaging and able to do some pretty cool things. Add in a hunky hero, who is slowly coming into his own abilities and the two make a kickass vampire killing team. Rush's writing is tight and fast paced; her characters believable. Can't wait to read Book 2!
Aug 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
This review originally appeared on Books, Bones & Buffy.

It’s not hard to imagine Buffy the Vampire Slayer while reading this inventive vampire tale. The girl on the cover even sort of looks like Buffy. But Emma, the vampire slayer in Violet Midnight, has skills that would put Buffy to shame. Known as a Hunter, Emma has been hunting and killing “Vamps” (as she refers to them) for the past two years, since she woke up from an accident with a tattoo on her wrist that glows whenever the creatures ar
Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
Original review here:

Violet Midnight follows a young woman named Emma. She has been chosen to be a Hunter. She hunts and destroys vampires. She is the only one of her kind, so she tries her best to make sure no one knows of her special powers and the things that go bump in the night. One day she while being forced to go on a party with her best friend Ava, she meets a guy named Jake. Emma does her best to avoid
Home. Love. Books.
Nov 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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I'm a little biased, because I already liked Lynn Rush's writing long before I picked up this book. I'm not sure how she does it, but there is never really a point in any of her books I've read where the story lags. The pace is always right on point and they suck you in to the point where you want to read the book in one sitting, and then get made you don't have the next book in the series in front of you to read.
This b
Oct 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a very creative New Adult Novel! The story was quite suspenseful and just really intriguing! Emma is in College in Arizona, and for the past two years, she has been a hunter. In the first chapter, you imagine her in action, and that kiss ass scene, and pretty much a lot of others like it would be pretty cool to see on screen, just mentioning :) But anyway, after a car crash that killed her parents, Emma experiences a new self, one that is super strong, but cannot eat/drink, and sleep, b ...more
Shy The WidowMaker
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read the summary on this book and just knew I had to read it as it sounded so amazing. I have to say I was not disappointed. This books jumps you right into the action and it was a promising start to what will be a great series. We start off by meeting Emma who we quickly learn is a Hunter as the book starts us off with her fighting some vampires. I have to say that I loved the concept of Emma being a Hunter. It made her so strong and fierce and she was unstoppable. She was such a powerhouse a ...more
When Jake and Emma meet at a college frat party, they are instantly drawn to each other and quickly realize they have a lot more than their attraction for each other in common. Two years ago they both woke up on opposite side of the country with weird tattoos on their wrists and no memory of how they got there. While Emma quickly found Gabriel, a man open to fate and willing to help her research her tattoo and the meaning behind it, Jake moved from state to state, having much less luck in discov ...more
Danielle (Bookwhoreblog) Perez
I read this book with Book Whore online book club. The one thing that I enjoy about book club is I am often exposed to books I would normally not read. I have been a little out of touch with the paranormal romance world recently and have been hiding in the world of historical romance. So when I was presented with the opportunity to host book club with a paranormal romance book I jumped on board, happy to say hello again to the mythical world of PNR.

Emma and Jake are two similar characters who ar
Apr 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-devour
I was lucky enough to receive an e-ARC of Violet Midnight by Lynn Rush and it was everything I hope it would be!

Emma Martin is doing the best she can but sometimes it's hard. Trying to balance college and killing the undead is beyond tiring. Good thing, she didn’t sleep anymore. Not ever since her strange glowing tattoo appeared and marked her a Hunter. Now she has no need for food or sleep and with a personal vendetta against the filthy bloodsuckers, she only lives for ridding the world of all

I received Violet Midnight in return for a honest review as part of the Violet Midnight Tour at Bewitching Book Tours. Emma Martin's life changed forever the night she lost her parents, she was welcomed into a new world she didn't know existed. Hey eyes went from brown to Violet, she has a tattoo on her wrist that glows when a vampire is near, her skin in tough unable to be pierced, and she can call objects from her car truck. She has no idea how or why her, but with help from another hun
Jaime Arkin
Violet Midnight is book one in the Violet Night series from Lynn Rush. This was my first foray into Rush's writing and I wasn't disappointed.

Emma Martin finds it a bit hard to blend in with her fellow students on campus these days. She's got a glowing tattoo and unimaginable powers and... well, she hunts vampires. Think Buffy with violet eyes and a tattoo that tells her when one is near.

When she's discovered by the handsome Jake Cunningham they have an instant connection and he divulges some in
Sarah Oxford
I wanted to like this, which I know is a daft thing to say because I'd never read a book wanting to not like it! But being a new adult book and a paranormal romance it really appealed to me. I love NA and I love PNR so surely this would be great right?!

I'm sorry to say that it just didn't do anything for me. I don't think the writing style suited me. It felt jumpy and quick and too much seemed to be assumed in the conversations and relationships. I didn't engage with the romance as I couldn't en
Sep 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Violet Midnight was a quick and fun read. It kind of took me back to my childhood days of watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer. You have this kick ass girl dusting vamps with little effort and a handsome college boy just trying to figure everything out.

Emma is a hunter who has lost everyone she has ever loved with the exception of her best friend. She has all these awesome powers but no idea how she got them. She simply woke up two years ago with a tattoo that glows when vamps are near and all the
Fantastic start to a new series. I was hooked from the beginning. The story is full of great characters, believable settings and plenty of action with a touch of romance.

Emma is not your typical college student. After a terrible accident she wakes up with a mysterious tattoo that glows whenever a vampire is near. She also has new abilities that help her not only fight but kill the vampires she runs across.

Jake is new in town and at the school. And he also has a mysterious tattoo that appeared 2
Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Violet Midnight is the start to a really cool new series. I was a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in high school so as soon as the book jumps right into a scene where the main character calls a cross bow out of thin air and kills a vampire, I knew I would like this book.

Emma is freakin' awesome. She is a hunter, although since she is one of a kind I don't really know how everyone knows to call her the hunter, but the name isn't really too important. What is important is that she kicks butt
Jan 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Violet Midnight is full of mystery and high anticipation. We are introduced to Emma who knows she isn't like others. Having went through some serious changes after a family accident, she has never been the same. The tattoo on her wrist proves this. Furthermore, the glow that comes from it when certain people are around has alerted her that there are other beings beyond human.

Emma knows nobody else like her. She has learned not to get close to others, fearing that they will find out about her.
Sep 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
I liked the way that this book started out showing us immediately what Emma was capable of doing. It also showed her loyalty to her friends and her willingness to take on the role that has been thrust upon her. Unfortunately, this role has also kept her pretty isolated and not willing to let anyone in completely.

Then she meets Jake. She is immediately drawn to him and they soon discover that they share some similarities in what they have been going through the past two years. Together they sta
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Violet Midnight had me on the first page. I love kickass heroines who fight vampires. I refused to put this down because I wanted to know what happened to Emma and Jake. There was a connection between them and you cant help but sizzle with Jake. I love that Emma and Jake have tattoos that glow.

It is set in college with Emma, who lost her parents in a crash. This is where the tattoo appeared, which glows when vampires are around. How cool is that?! But Jake’s marks are different and soon they di
Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review to come.

But initial feelings after I read the book -

To begin with this book reminded me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer - i liked that idea, except the story got so wrapt up in Jake and Emma's romance then it became sort of a cliche story.. The book definitely dipped – there were times when it was like yes this is a good book – fantastic plot and all.. Then other times it was OMG Jake and Emma again (I'll be commenting again on that in my proper review ;) ).. There were definitely some clich
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New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author, Lynn Rush, is a full-time writer, wife, and trail runner living in the Sonoran Desert, despite her fear of rattle snakes. Known as #TheRunningWriter, Lynn can’t resist posting epic sunrise pictures while running in the desert with her trail sisters, even if she has to occasionally hop a scorpion.

When she’s not running or writing, she’s watching movies

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Violet Night Trilogy (3 books)
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  • Violet Storm (Violet Night, #3)

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