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Night's Surrender

(Children of The Night #7)

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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  248 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Aspiring actress Abbey Marie Cordova knows more than most people do about vampires—she was born among them, the only human child in a centuries-old family of the undead, and determined to stay that way. But a chance encounter with dark, mysterious Niccola Desanto rocks her to the core. Nick is a vampire, and he’s the only man who has ever made her feel so beautiful, so che ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 25th 2015 by Zebra
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Marta Cox
Jul 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
It's been quite a while since I read the books in this series so it was with great delight that I realised the heroine Abbey is the daughter of Savannah and Rane who were the main characters in my first book by this author, although technically Nights Pleasure was the third book in this series. It's part of the charm of these books that they each work very well as standalone stories and yet the various characters who connect only serve to enrich the readers pleasure.
Abbey is kind of at a crossro
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Stephanie  G
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Born human among a centuries-old family of vampires, Abbey Marie Cordova is determined to stay that way until a chance encounter with the dark mysterious Niccola Desanto rocks her to her core in this captivating paranormal romance.

The pleasures of the world have lost their appeal, so Nick is in search of the vampire who made him to see if the rumors are true and the reader can’t help but get drawn into the story as one chance encounter rocks the foundations of Nick and Abbey. The chemi
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Kathy Davie
Seventh in the Children of the Night paranormal romance series and revolving around the Cordova-DeLongpre family of vampires and humans. The couple focus is on Abbey Cordova and Nick Desanto. Based in Northern California.

This ARC was sent to me by NetGalley and Zebra for an honest review.

My Take
It's a cozy read and feels like the 1950s with its doting, concerned parents. While it's a fun read, it is not an A-quality read as Ashley doesn't develop the romance smoothly, the writing itself is lacki
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Emily
Abbey Marie Cordova is quickly realizing she will never be an actress. When she goes out to find another job she bumps into Nick. Nick asks her out and she accepts, little does she know that Nick is a vampire. Abbey has been raised in a family of vampires, she is not shocked to hear Nick is one but her family wants her to stay away from Nick. Abbey however knows she wants to be with Nick, but what of her humanity, how long will he stay? Throw in enemies who are out to destroy them, you have a se ...more
Blushing Reader
DNF got through 41% I'm returning this one... the story is hard to follow (this is a 7th book in a series) and the dialogue is not good. ...more
Ali
May 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
This book had my pet peeve of people suddenly declaring their love for each other with no back story- boom, they say I love you out of nowhere. Blech.
Jean Smith
Aug 15, 2015 rated it liked it
A woman worth being mortal for

I was a quarter to half way through this book before I started trying to analyze why it wasn’t appealing to me as much as I had expected it to. I knew it wasn’t because the author’s writing wasn’t great because Amanda Ashley’s writing is just that. I started looking at my own feelings as I read it and what my expectations had become when I read a paranormal romance. I came to realize that I had begun to expect a quicker pace, more action, those do or die moments and
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Dark Faerie Tales
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A chance meeting, a secret, a human surrounded by the supernatural, will there love find a way?

Opening Sentence: “Abbey Marie Cordova stood on the balcony of her small New York apartment.”

The Review:

Abbey is an aspiring actress who has just begun to realize that she just doesn’t have what it takes when a chance meeting with Nick changes everything. She agrees to go out with him, and they have a great date and make another date for the next night
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Beth
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Abbey is at a critical point in her life. Raised as a human in an vampire family, Abbey must decide whether to turn to a vampire or age out past her parents. Abbey has never really considered taking the “Dark Gift” until Nick. Nick makes her feel more alive, beautiful and worth changing for.

The issue, Nick is a 2000 year old vampire who's seen it all and lost most of his zeal for the immortal life until Abbey. Abbey doesn't want to be turned and Nick's only recourse is to find the “cure”.

For a v
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Sultry Steamy Reading
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Unfortunately, I haven't read any of the previous books from this series. I still got the jist of the whole story, though, so I think I am still qualified to review this book. However, I also feel like I would have had a lot more background on the characters, entities, and supernatural world that the author created for this series. Anyway, this isn't my first book from Amanda Ashley, so I, at least,
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JG
Night's Surrender is the seventh book in Amanda Ashley's Children of the Night series but it can fairly be read as a standalone (although if you are a reader who's a stickler for the worldbuilding it would be best to read the first books). The book starts out fairly slow and you actually don't know where the story is headed at first. Its definitely a love story between a human who was raised in the world of vampires and a vampire who has lived centuries but is starting to crave the humanity he h ...more
Janet Robel
Nick and Abbey's story was too neatly wrapped up and the pacing was a little slow. The secondary characters seemed to steal the show for me. I liked the eccentricities of Pearl and Edna. They may have been my favorites. Book seven in the Children of The Night series and still cute enough to read especially if you're following all the books. This may be a light story but it makes for a great afternoon of entertainment. ...more
Renee
Jan 03, 2016 marked it as to-read
A book I can read in a day
Ashley B
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
As much as I did enjoy this book, the pacing was not for me. It seemed to drag most of the time and the action we do see is a page long and not very detailed. In general, the whole story was lacking in details that make a story. Sadly, it was not the main characters that I enjoyed. Nick disappointed me at best. Even though he did show that he loved unconditionally Abbey, his attraction to his sire set even my teeth on edge. At the same time, Abbey was not a strong character, not standing up for ...more
Michelle
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Being the only human in her family of vampires Abbey has felt left out sometimes,like she doesn't belong.Meeting Nick makes her question things-yet he always makes her feel at home.Read on and see what her future holds.Nice fantasy storytelling.Good enough for me to want to read more. ...more
Krystal Lynn Akers
Loved it

I llhave loved every book of amandas. On to the next one and so on!!
I cant get enough of her books
Alberta M. Rappoccio
Awesome

I love how Amanda weaves her tales about her vampires. The characters are enjoyable and the story line is superb!

Jen Wilson
Mar 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
If I could give it less than a star I would. I have absolutely NO idea how I finished it...maybe by sheer force of will alone. Absolutely terrible. The writing style was so jumpy, the dialogue was crap...she tried to make a 2,000+ year old vampire sound like a country bumpkin, and I just can't even handle how terrible the MFC was. Useless... ...more
Paranormal Romance
Adopted by vampire parents and growing up among immortals, the heroine always felt a bit like an outsider in her own family-though she always felt loved and adored. Privy to her mothers regrets and discouragement over her decision to become a vampire has made the heroine completely against her own transformation. When she meets a beautiful tall vampire one day in a computer store, she becomes seriously attached to the man after one date. And in turn, he becomes just as attached to her. Changed a ...more
Carmella
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest opinion.

Abbey Cordova is a mortal amongst a family of Vampires. Her life is really no different....except that her parents are Vampires. She has been in NY for 5 years with hopes of becoming an actress but now she has figured out that she doesn't have what it may take. As her acting coach told her, she has the talent but not the need to crawl and claw her way to the top- she is too nice. So she is going back home, to California.

A few days before she is
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Kathleen R.
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Overall Stars: 5 STARS

Mystery
Hot Alpha


One man has made her heart jump so fast and made her question whether or not a human lifetime is long enough for love...

Aspiring actress Abbey Marie Cordova knows more than most people do about vampires—she was born among them, the only human child in a centuries-old family of the undead, and determined to stay that way. But a chance encounter with dark, mysterious Niccola Desanto rocks her to the core. Nick is a vampire, and he’s the only man who has ever
...more
Megan
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampire-romance
Book 7 in the Children of the Night series

This was such a fun book! It is not only the story of Abbey Marie Cordova and Nick Desanto, but we get to see many of the characters from the other Children of the Night books. And I’m not talking about one or two scenes where maybe the “older” characters say a little something, but multiple scenes where we get to learn what’s going on with them, what they are thinking and feeling. Brava, Ms. Ashley, you are the first to bring old characters back success
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Katherine Yearwood
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In Amanda Ashley latest edition to her bestselling paranormal romance Series “The Children of the Night” we are introduce to Rane and Savanah’s daughter Abby Marie Cordova. Abby was an aspiring actress who knows more than most people do about vampires since everyone in her family are one, being the only human out of all those vampires she felt left out. However, a chance encounter with dark, mysterious Niccola Desanto takes Abby on an ultimate discovery.

There are sayings “Be careful of what you
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Kae Thomas Hawk
Aug 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Abby knows all about vampires after all her mother and father are ones. She has yet to choose to take the "dark gift". She always thought she would be an actress but has come to realize she just doesn't have the passion for it. And when she makes up her mind to leave acting and New York she runs into Nick. Something about him attracts her, little does she know he is a two thousand year old vampire. But, oh boy her dad sure does when Nick shows up once she moves back home. And when Abby finds out ...more
Brittany
Aug 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2015
The description of this book grabbed at me as I love to read paranormal romance. I was surprised, upon researching the author that I haven't read any in this series prior to my reading this, the last book in the series to date. Even though I didn't have any prior knowledge of the characters or story lines, this book can be a stand alone. Obviously the characters and their significant others, after being mentioned, leave you wanting to know their stories and in doing so prompts you to get your ha ...more
Ingrid Stephanie Jordan
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Title : Night's Surrender
Children of the Night #7
Author : Amanda Ashley
Reviewed by : Stephanie Jordan
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Another phenomenal book in this series by Ms. Ashley. Everyone of her books makes you feel the characters come to life and sit right down next to you.
Abbey Marie Cordova is the human daughter of Rane and Savanah Cordova , from book #4 who are Vampire's in fact the whole family are vampires. Abbey lived in New York trying to be an actress, after awhile she had to ad
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Paula
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Amanda Ashley is one of the first writers with vampires as the main characters that I remember reading in paperback. With that said, Night's Surrender begins by the two main characters contemplating their lives. Nick is a vampire who thinks being human is better, Abby is a want to be actress who fears growing old. I really like this sort of grass is greener on the other side question as we meet these two before they have met each other. Such a normal pondering.

I liked both Nick and Abbey but did
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Helen (Blissfully Bookish Besties)
Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Night's Surrender is the seventh instalment of the Children of The Night series. It can be read as a standalone but to fully appreciate the world that Amanda Ashley has created, I would recommend reading the series in order.

Abbey is the daughter vampires and is at a crossroads in her life - she must choose between becoming a vampire or continuing to age. Nick is a 2000 year old vampire looking for a cure for vampirism. As soon as the two meet, something ignites in both of them that they have not
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Jeannie Zelos
Aug 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Night's Surrender,  Amanda Ashley
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre:  Romance, Sci Fi & Fantasy
I tried the last one in this group and didn’t really get on with it, but it’s a popular series and I wondered if maybe it was just that book, rather than the actual series that was the issue for me. I’m always looking for a fantasy/paranormal string of novels I’ve not yet read so was hoping...but after trying this one I realise that no, sadly this just isn’t a series for me.
Its a personal is
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Steven
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Yet another exciting read from my friend Amanda Ashley. I am always honored when she asks if I'd like to review one of her upcoming novels.

Mandy never fails to amaze me in the newest item in her literary collections. Night's Surrender surpassed all of its predecessors. The story was fast paced, gritty, intriguing, and every character had it's own story within the main storyline. It read like a family reunion of a vampire lineage.

Abbey's story was captivating, in that she was born human within
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