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No Such Thing as Immortality

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I will protect you until the day I die … forever!

A vampire does not have to feel any emotion not of his choosing. And Nathaniel Gray has spent two hundred years choosing not to feel. But when he accidentally runs Rowan Locke off the road, he is inexplicably flooded with everything she’s feeling, and that’s rage, and lots of it.

He is consumed with the need to protect Rowan
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 7th 2013 by Choc Lit (first published November 13th 2012)
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Jill
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it

3.5 stars

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With enhanced senses and hyper-reflexes vampires do not crash their cars into other cars. Even if they are racing recklessly over backroads in the middle of the night with their lights off. Or at least that’s what Nathaniel Gray thought until he crashes into the back of Rowan Locke's car ramming her off the road.

For the first time in nearly two hundred years Nate has no control over his feelings. He's swamped by emotions emanating from Rowan, feeling her anger, her hurt causing pai
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Sorcha O'Dowd
Any new Vampire series released is going to get the inevitable ‘Twilight comparison’, and without thinking about it, whether you are a fan or not of Twilight, these comparisons will knock around in your head as you read.

For me ‘No Such Thing as Immortality’ is 100 times better than Twilight. Not only do the characters show huge emotional depth for acceptable and understandable reasons, rather than just being unreasonably broody, Sarah Tranter’s writing style is fantastic and electric, and I loat
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Rachel
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing

A refreshingly different read from the hugely massive and popular vampire genre.

Now when I read that the male lead's name was Nathaniel Grey, I did moan a little - (50 shades sprang to mind, sorry ladies, but I hated it, and detest feeble female leads) but Nate is nothing like the odious Christian. He is the most human vampire I have met since Bill from True Blood. He thinks, feels, and hurts, and Rowan Locke, the female lead, causes a lot of these feelings and adjustments, which again is compl
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Lizzie Lamb
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A very British vampire novel written by a new writer and published by Choc Lit. It has an absolute cracker of an beginning and I could just imagine it as the opening scenes of a movie. After Nate and Rowan's first meeting we begin to wonder if the car crash is an accident - or are there more scheming, sinister forces at play? Enter aunt Hettie and the plot thickens . . . I think this book works well because one one hand we have the dark lore of the vampire and on the other the 'family' atmospher ...more
Christina
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a vampire novel with a difference – it’s told entirely from the hero’s point of view. And not only is he the hero, he’s also what he himself calls “a monster”, a vampire. Only the reader sees a whole different side to him than the one he normally shows the world. One you can’t help falling in love with, just like the heroine does. I found this a fascinating story, compelling from start to finish and unbelievably poignant. There are villains and evil, magic and mysteries, but through it a ...more
Florentina
I don't know where to start...Gahh I love Nathaniel Gray.....I love all the characters actually, and Rowan is basically someone I would wanna be friends with, her and Nate's relationship is just really lovely, she's so funny and James, he reminds me of Emmeth (in twilight) his so funny, I love the way he and Elizabeths husband teases Nate. It's hilarious haha.

I'm not gonna spoil it for anyone so I'm just gonna say I am so recommending this book to anyone its a MUST READ not TO READ..trust me, y
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Ailhlin
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I found this a really original vampire tale, and I did enjoy it a lot. I liked the characters and it also made me laugh, really hard and probably more than any book in a long, long time.
Celia
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm still reeling from the impact of this amazing book. As seen on our blog - theromaniacgroup.wordpress.com, the Romaniacs are big fans of Sarah Tranter, and we would heartily recommend No Such Thing... as a great page turner.
Nate is a hero to die for, but Rowan isn't ready to die yet. She has no idea what she's getting into when she literally runs into Nate (or vice versa) but he is certainly going to change her world - will it be for better, or worse?
As Rowan and Nate fall head first into a p
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Bea Turvey
Jun 03, 2013 rated it liked it
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Heidi
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After his involvement in a car accident, Nate (a vampire) finds himself emotionally connected to Rowan (a human ). It doesn’t take long before both of them fall deeply in love with each other. None of them are aware of the challenges and danger they will be subjected to.

I thought this book was absolutely amazing! The suspense Sarah created, left me wanting more from the first couple of pages onwards. I really enjoyed the storyline. Although the whole vampire/human love relationship is not entire
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Olivia
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a completely compelling read. I chose it because it's published by Choc Lit and I love their work, but wouldn't necessarily have chosen it otherwise, but I'm so glad I read it. I was hooked from the off with an odd but engaging narrative. The first few chapters I was willing the point of view to change to that of Rowan, but now am glad it didn't as Nate's "charm" definitely worked on me. The story line was fast-paced and intricate and the characterisation brilliant. I genuinely loved it ...more
Laura
Aug 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: vampires, faeries, romance
When vampire Nathaniel Gray suddenly experiences emotions – after two centuries of their absence — he is so overwhelmed that he crashes into a mortal’s car. The victim is Rowan Locke, who becomes mightily pissed at him but with whom Nate falls for. However, the owner of the company Rowan works for has sinister intentions for Rowan, and Nate must protect her while getting her to fall for him, too.

The grammar in this novel is pretty good, which impressed me. Rowan also had qualities that I enjoyed
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Megan Readinginthesunshine
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The cover of No Such Thing As Immortality is stunning. The striking purple is a fantastic contrast to the white rose and I must say, it drew me to the book immediately.

The book kicks off to a fast-paced start as the characters come crashing into the story…literally. Vampire best-friends Nathaniel (Nate) and James are racing each other in their cars on a dark night, sharing some hilarious banter and enjoying being competitive. Nate is distracted for a split second – and crashes into the back of R
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Sharon Booth
Jan 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Vampires eh? You’ve gotta love ‘em. Well, no, actually. I never loved them. In fact, they terrified the c**p out of me. When I was young, many, many moons ago, I remember being paralysed with fear watching the old Bela Lugosi black and white Dracula films. And have you ever been round The Dracula Experience in Whitby? Dear God, my sister-in-law and I were too petrified to move as a chilling voice warned us not to dawdle as something may be behind us, but not to run either, “for to run implies a ...more
Hywela
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing

First of all I have to confess I am not a 'fan' of vampire romances. I've never quite been able to understand the attraction of a blood-sucking member of the 'undead'. However, the words 'I will protect you until the day I die...forever.' were enough to make me curious to read this novel - and I am so glad I did.

Nathanial Gray, ‘Nate', may be a vampire, but he and his little family group have sworn off feeding on human blood and instead live off the blood of animals - and blood pudding! If that
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Carly
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
No Such Thing as Immortality is a brilliant debut from Sarah Tranter that I thoroughly enjoyed! I really like Sarah's easy way of writing and I very easily fell into it.

The storyline is full of action, emotion, romance, intrigue and is peppered with mystery to keep you guessing. I was very interested and I think there is definitely more to this than just your typical vampire tale. Otherworldly beings are introduced and a lot of twists and turns will keep you fully engaged right up until the very
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Robyn Koshel
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing



This book has been on my wish list for some months now, and it was worth every moment of my waiting. No such thing as immortality is a beautifully crafted adult vampire love story.

A car crash is what starts it all- and hooks you in. I found I couldn’t put down the book down. Nate is so overprotective at times, he behaves like a mother hen, but it is that fierce loyalty that makes him such an exceptional character.

The thing that impressed me about No such thing as immortality is the portrayal a
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Sara Palacios
Feb 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was provided with a copy of No Such Thing as Immortality by Sarah Tranter in exchange for an honest review.

No Such Thing as Immortality is a vampire tale. A vampire does not have to feel any emotion not of his choosing. And Nathaniel Gray has spent two hundred years choosing not to feel. But when he accidentally runs Rowan Locke off the road, he is inexplicably flooded with everything she’s feeling, and that’s rage, and lots of it. He has an uncontrollable need to want to protect her and is co
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Sue
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored Nathaniel Gray, the 250 year old vampire, from Derbyshire.

Quirky? Yes.

Humourous? Most definitely.

Intense? Oh yes.

Sexy? Hell, yes!

The supporting cast were great too, each with their own personality traits, Elizabeth was very sweet but had hidden depths and James' dry sense of humour really made me laugh at times.

Nate and Rowan had a great relationship, very intense and the chemistry between the two sizzled right off the page.

Sarah Tranter has a very distinctive style of writi
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Laura
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you've ever wondered what goes on inside a vampire's head, this is the book for you.
The first in a trilogy is told entirely from Nathaniel Gray's point of view; a 200 year old vampire, with Austenesque ways, living in the modern world. He doesn't turn into a bat, and there's definitely no hanging around where the plot's concerned - it's pedal to the metal at the word go, but, as with all great stories, the pace varies, with moments of high tension, conversations filled with warm humour, and t
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Joanna Gawn
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Right from the start, Nate and Rowan are a scintillating combination - one so cool and intense, the other so fiery. It's a wonder one doesn't melt the other!

The additional contrast between the immortal earl (yummy!) and the sassy, modern woman is hilarious at times, making the book a fun read as well as a compelling one.

Nate's family is a story in itself. They form a great cast of support characters, each with their own hopes and dreams and fears; I'd love to meet them again.
Loads of drama, tons
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Dawn
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
I absolutely loved this book! Highly recommend to anyone who has read and enjoyed the Sookie Southern Vampire series. I say that because it has the same quirky, sexy, mystery feel only this time we get the story from the point of view of the Vampire Nate. The story flowed nicely, the characters were well developed and I loved them all. The ending leaves you wanting sooooo much more. Can't wait for the next book.
Lisa Bergin
Jan 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Really enjoyed this book. Firstly it was a nice change to have the story told from the man's point of view. And unlike a lot of vampire based stories it was neither overly violent or unnecessarily gratuitous. I found it overall very sweet with some lovely touches of humour
Pamela
A terrific vampire story like no other.

Sharon Goddard
Jun 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Nathaniel is such lovely character in a true Mr Darcy style.
Emily
Jul 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: women
Recommended to Emily by: free ebook on Amazon
This was a very enjoyable read. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Makhda
Surprisingly good!
Can't wait for the next book! ;)
MJ
Sep 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, 2018-library
2.5

I almost ditched it in the first few chapters, but held out, and it did get more interesting. It wasn't too bad, but I did get the feeling (repeatedly) that I'd miss a book in a series or something... From what I can see, I haven't. There's just some stuff 'I should just know'. It's not all packaged together quite as neatly as it could be, so there are questions left hanging about. And the 'world' rulz annoyed me for the most part, but that could have just been how they were/n't explained qui
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Wendy Hansen
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
For a book about vampires, it is boring. To much about Nate and Rowan's feelings. I honestly think half of the book describes what he is thinking. Not enough action. It was passed 80% of the book, before there was some action and that wasn't even exciting. I honestly don't understand all the good reviews.
Marnee
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
this book wasn't horrible but I didn't enjoy it either, it was a little annoying. I didn't really enjoy any of the characters either. Not to my taste at all but others might find it good.
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Formerly a political researcher, lobbyist and Public Relations professional, I moved from London nine years ago to settle in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside where I now live with my husband and two boys.

No such thing as … immortality is the first in the No Such Thing paranormal romance trilogy, and is my debut novel
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