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Electric Candle

(The Sleepless City #2)

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3.66  ·  Rating details ·  105 ratings  ·  33 reviews
When a vampire finds his soul mate, the bond is forever. It’s love at first sight. Or is it?

Flint, Ohio Homicide Detective Jonas Forge has been a vampire for nearly two hundred years. He’s fought wars, seen life go from the simple but hard colonial days to the modern high tech world. He’s evolved with the times, adapting with each new era, blending into each new life. The
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ebook, 200 pages
Published April 2014 by Dreamspinner Press
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Sandra
People are calling THAT a HEA?! It's more like a prison sentence, forced to only be attracted to one person who you don't particularly care for. Yippie.

Well, let's start at the beginning. There are several reasons including poor character development, shitty mystery plot, and cheesy banter that I know I would not have been a fan of this book even if I had been reading it. So if you liked book 1, maybe ignore me, because you'll probably like this too. Many other people seem to have liked it. But
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Relly
Jul 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Better

3.5

I enjoyed this one more than the first.
I actually really liked that Forge struggled with his feelings due to Declan. In a number of paranormal it is just accepted that even if a person has a partner once their soul mate comes into the picture the original person is left behind. I enjoyed that Forge put up a fight and tried to keep what he had with Declan alive and not let Blair in.
I liked the mystery aspect to all of this and want to see it solved.
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GayListBookReviews
Sep 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
B+

Another fantastic installment in The Sleepless City series. I enjoyed this book so much. It fulfilled most of the unfinished promises from Shades of Sepia and left some more ready and awaiting the next book. These authors did a fabulous job of creating a fun and seamless joint effort of continuity and diversity in each book,

These guys are in a mess. I felt so bad for all three men. It was no one's fault that the two men who had spent centuries together were not meant to be soul bonded. They'd
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Ulysses Dietz
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Although the second of the "Sleepless City" series, "Electric Candle" is by a different author, Elizabeth Noble, and thus can stand alone.

As an author of gay vampire romance myself, I am always intrigued to see how other authors reshape the vampire ethos of "Dracula" to suit the modern world. Noble has done a clever job of it, offering us a houseful of vampires, along with werewolves, a ghost and assorted other entities. With faint echoes of television series like "Being Human," Noble shows us
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Alexis Woods
Nothing like starting a series in the middle... although in this case, its was particularly bizarre as I'd already read Ms. Noble's Vampire Guard series. These books are the lead up, which means, back to book one for me and then right on through. :)
Caroline Brand
REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE

Anyone who knows me well knows I am a little anal when it comes to reading a book series.
You have to read them in order
You have to read them ALL within a few days of each other
I sob when I have to wait for a WIP to finish the series

After saying all that I read Electric Candle which is obviously Book 2 The Sleepless City Series without having read Book 1 and lived to tell the tale! In my opinion it made perfect sense but knowing the characters as I do now I will
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Blue Bayou .
Apr 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Really?
Damnit.
So again the story is good and I can feel it working up to some serious shit going down in Flint, OHIO. ( I was humming 'Bloodbuzz Ohio' the whole book)
The romance: I no more believed that Blaine and Forge were 'soul-bonded' then I believe Brittney Spears and that dude she married in Vegas and divorced 28 hours later were 'soul-bonded'.
Forge has been getting benefits from Declan for as Papa Smurf would say 'a long damn time'.
He meets his soul-bond-mate person and proceeds to
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Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
Why had I never heard of this series?
It's pretty good. Might have been better if I read book 1 first. But I enjoyed it.

I usually don't have issues with soul mates. Usually it's love at first sniff, or something. But this time, it was a smidgen off for me. It sounded more like being forced into it. But, they seemed to resolve their feelings towards it. Just didn't seem fair, that a couple who loved each other be forced apart.

And Blair does NOT seem like he is 30 years old. Yeah, I get that he's a
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Dana
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
The narrator was good, the only problem was that after listening to book 1 of this series with a different narrator, I had a voice for these characters in my head and having them changed threw me off a little bit.

I liked this story alot. At first it doesn't seem like the deaths being investigated by Jonas Forge have anything to do with the deaths that happened in book 1. They killed the man responsible after all. But as the body count rises and they discover that the victims were all robbed of
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Rachel Emily
Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the mystery of what was behind the series of deaths going on very much, I thought that was engaging and interesting. I loved Blair and his introduction in this story, and I really liked him as a character. I don't know if I loved Blair and Forge together since they both seemed so reluctant (mostly Forge) to want the soul bonding. And their relationship didn't seem HEA honestly, more of a HFN, so I'm glad I have more to read with these guys to see what happens next.
Lori S.
Better than Shades of Sepia (though on second reading and with the weight of the rest of the series behind it, a better read than before).

3.5 stars Like the previous book, better with repeated listenings, except I'm not a fan of the narrator. However, since the only way to read this book is to listen to it anymore, I will stand by my uptick on the story itself.
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
This review can be found at The Blogger Girls review site.

4.5 stars

After being a vampire for a few centuries, Forge is more than happy with his life and doesn’t expect, or want, to find his soul mate. So, when he’s investigating a string of murders, the last thing he expects is to follow a stranger and end up saving his soul mate… who just happens to be another vampire and a man he’s known for years but never met. Blair had no idea soul mates existed and not exactly sure how to handle the news,
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Morgan  Skye
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
We met Forge in book one, Shades of Sepia. (Review here: http://thebloggergirls.com/2014/11/11...) He is another, really old, vampire who is friends with Simon. He has a lover, Declan, and though they aren’t mates, they’re happy with each other.

As a result, Forge is not really too psyched to find his soul mate when he meets Blair, the missing computer guru he’s been working with online for years. It turns out Blair is a recent (5 years) vampire and has never been taught how to be a vampire.

Blair
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Terry
Apr 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Flint Ohio is where our story takes place. It is a nice town where human and supernatural people, vampires and werewolves, live together without a problem. Although, if you’re planning a vacation any time soon you may want to avoid Flint Ohio. There is a serial killer on the loose.

Spring time in Flint Ohio *sighs* love is in the air as well as the pollen. Both of these things are causing Jonas Forge a little discomfort. Jonas or Forge as his friends call him live in Boggs Castle along with
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Tina
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Electric Candle by author Elizabeth Noble has to be my favorite book I have read of Ms. Noble's so far. Really beautiful character connection, and I loved the humor that is sprinkled in as well. I will say two negatives I guess you would call them, I felt there was a ton of story I was missing. But I am reading book two of The Sleepless City, so I think that is more my fault for not reading the first book. So read this series in order. The ending well, not a winner for me. I felt like the ...more
Stephanie   GooglyEyes
I will say I'm still a bit biased on all these guys as I've read Code Name: Jack Rabbit first.

That being said, I felt bad for Jonas and Blaire. For different reasons, of course.
Blaire was basically "raped" and made into a vampire 5 years ago, and was left barely remembering the occurrence and completely abandoned by his maker. Having no real knowledge on being one, he decides all the folklore was true and lived his life accordingly. Basically, he was alone for 5 years and his only interactions
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Andrea Goodell
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I’ve been looking at this book/cover for ages now so when the audio came up I jumped. Having not read or listened to the first one I was a little concerned but knew I had time if I needed to go back. Which I didn’t. I’m guessing they made references to book 1 and the paring off throughout this book but it never took away from the story.

I found Forge a very entertaining character, for being so old and that clueless and yet incredibly smart and protective. Unfortunately, Blair started getting on
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Kara
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, paranormal
I really loved this book!


You have Blair who is lost on what he his and unsure on what he was feeling. I did feel bad for him because of him having to compete with someone who was not there. I really loved his character.



Then there was Forge who did not want anything to do with Blair at first because of Declan and not wanting a soul mate. Honestly he kind of made me mad in some parts of the book with the way he treated Blair. But once he stops fighting it... It was so sweet the way he treated
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CB
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: misc-book
This is the second book in a 4 book series about 3 couples. The first 3 books are each about a separate couple and it's own full romance; however, they all live together in a "castle" in a town off Lake Erie, so their stories are vastly intertwined. You really do need to read them in order and read all 4 if you want to solve the ultimate mystery going on in the background of the stories.

All the MC's are great (although calling one character Jonas and Forge gets confusing), they are a little (or
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Inked Reads
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
FiveStars
You have Blair who is lost on what he his and unsure on what he was feeling. I did feel bad for him because of him having to compete with someone who was not there. I really loved his character.

Then there was Forge who did not want anything to do with Blair at first because of Declan and not wanting a soul mate. Honestly he kind of made me mad in some parts of the book with the way he treated Blair. But once he stops fighting it... It was so sweet the way he treated Blair and how much
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Suze
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Suze by: Won on PBA
Jonas Forge is nearly 250 years old, and whilst his best friend with benefits is nearing 300, they are missing that vital spark. Enter Blair, who sparks things up in Forge's soul but here is also a mysterious stranger in town.
The book has a nice comic touch - a vampire with hay fever, poking fun a 'accepted' vampiric traits. This was more evident in the first half of the book, when Forge and Blair are still working out the rules of a soul bonding. The bad guys have been slightly identified and
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Andrea
Apr 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
2nd read 9/15/2015

The blurb accurately describes the book but it can’t come close to describing the quality of the writing, the strength of the story and the uniqueness of the characters. There is a vampire scene that has to be the funniest I’ve ever read and I’m still visualizing it. Hot but no sex overload and I like it that way. There’s a HEA for the main characters and, even though this can be read as a stand-alone, the first book, Shades of Sepia is equally good and I recommend buying it.
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Kazza
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, paranormal, arc
I thought that Electric Candle was a nice addition to the series and, even though written by another author to Shades of Sepia, it was a smooth transition with an expansion on the world building, the characters, and a good mystery.

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Debbie
Jun 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the characters, the housemates were all fabulous. I realized though, after I'd put the book down, that there was no conclusion to who/whatever was killing and the reason behind it. I read this as a standalone, so maybe that was part of the issue, and we'll have the answer in the next book. Hopefully. I'd love to see a Lucas and Declan story.
~RMG
Apr 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Good series so far. Really liked the smooth transition between books, especially since they're each written by different authors.
Libbsmm
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
b. binaohan
This took me forever to finish because the central conceit of 'I don't want a soulmate because of some sad reason' just wasn't very engaging.
Arlene
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wonderful second book,love this series.
Elisa Rolle
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
2014 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)
Angel Pedroza
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I ripped through this book in one sitting it was that good. I am enjoying this series very much.
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