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A Kiss of Ashen Twilight

(Ashen Twilight #1)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  188 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Haunted by dreams of a mysterious yet seductive figure, Ariya awakens to a more dangerous nightmare: a vicious elemental creature nearly wiping out her entire family outside her bedroom doors. Her parents urge her to cross over into the mortal realm and there she is saved from another attack against strange shifter wolves. Her rescuer is Jace Archane, an immortal Nightwalk ...more
Paperback, 326 pages
Published September 16th 2009 by RavenFire Books (first published February 2nd 2009)
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Sep 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
A Kiss of Ashen Twilight tells the story of Ariya, a “sheltered” Aziza fairy living in another realm unknown to others. There is an evil entity that has been terrorizing her and her family and certain tragic circumstances soon force her to escape her once safe haven to what they call the “mortal realm” order to seek safety. She quickly comes to find that there are “other” immortals in this world that she has read/studied about but never truly believed existed.

Jace Archane , a 600 year old “p
Jenni Schell
Jun 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read from Rae Lori and I will be coming back for more. I loved this story. It had so many things that I liked that I'm afraid I would have a mile long review. It had romance, vampires, faeries, werewolves, and just a great story all around. Great job. I cannot wait to read more.
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ariya has been dreaming of this mysterious figure for some time. Her dreams feel so real to her that she often wakes in a panic. Yet, after another one of her mystery man dreams, she awakes to find that the horror has reached into her real world. Her family sacrifices themselves to allow Ariya to escape to the mortal world. But once there, she finds that the evil hunting her as followed her there and is hell bent on devouring her as it did with the rest of her royal fae family. The mortal world ...more
Kenya Wright
Jul 08, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: nobody
Shelves: fairies, vampires
Not exactly my favorite, but it wasn't my worst either. I didn't fall in love with the characters (although I thought Jace was hot and liked the bad boy thing, but why a 600 year old immature and reckless vampire? Not too believable for me!). I didn't care if any of them died which tends to be a pretty bad sign for me as far as liking a book or not.

I felt rushed in learning the rules of this Urban Fantasy world. I would have liked a intro with more INTERESTING dialogue and less descriptions.
Book Review Diva
Mar 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampire
A Kiss of Ashen Twilight by Rae Lori

Rae Lori's "A Kiss of Ashen Twilight" is an exquisite book full love, passion, heroism, and pain. The love story between Jace and Ariya is heart warming and painful at the same time, you will shed tears and become excited as you follow their journey together. Rae Lori's writing is amazing, delivering both tears and sighs of joy to the entranced reader. I was unable to put down the book and I kept wanting to read more and more of it. Within the Shadows of Morta
Patricia Eddy
May 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-copy
***This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.***

A Kiss of Ashen Twilight is the story of a Nightwalker (vampire) Jace and a Fairy (Fae), Ariya. It starts out with Ariya witnessing the death of her parents by an elemental creature-the same creature that killed her sisters. She flees to the mortal realm, Phoenix to be exact, where she's set upon by a pack of wolves who threaten to tear her limb from limb. She's saved by Jace, a Nightwalker royal who has never wanted his birthright
Jan 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Recommended to Phoebe by: CaliGirlRae
Shelves: reviewed
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I received a free copy of this book.

First off, I want to say that I read my share of vampire novels and while I like some of them a lot others just don't do it for me. They tend to be kind of repetitive and I was looking for some new ideas when I started reading this book.

A Kiss of Ashen Twilight is the story of a vampire, Jace, and a fairy, Ariya. They meet after Ariya is attacked in her home realm by an Elemental and she needs to escape to the human world.

I had my troubles to get into the b
Sep 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
What Does A Fairy And A Nightwalker Have In Common? Dare They Fall In Love With An Elder Disapproving? Airya's Family Was Destroyed Since The Elemental Killed Them One By One. For The Safety Of Her People Now That She Was Their Leader She Flees To Earth From Her Realm, She Is Afraid That It Would Find And Kill Her Too! Airya Stepped Down The Street And Tried To Keep A Low Profile, As It Was Never A Good Thing For Mortals To See That Some Fairytale Creatures Were Real! As Soon As She Stepped Acro ...more
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Vampires, Shape Shifters, and Fairies Oh My! I Thought this was pretty good, I liked that they have a immortal leadership (Ashen Twilight House) where each immortal race rules and tries to keep them all in order and away from the eyes of mortals. I also loved Rae Lori's description of her Fantasy world and the historical part as well, took me to a place I could believe.

I thought all characters great. I liked all the action and mystery behind the elemental. I thought Jace and Ariya were good to
The Charmer: Lets Talk About Books
I read book 2 before book 1 b/c I borrowed it and when you are borrowin that's the way it is. I enjoyed book 1 better than book 2. It was more interestin. I'm interested in book 3, but I only hope it's better than #2. Rae Lori loaned this book to me on Amazon, and if she's on goodreads, Thank you. I don't leave reviews on Amazon, only on here.
Cindy Edwards
Apr 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A Kiss of Ahen Twilight. Good book. I had a hard time getting into it but when I did I found myself loving it. Full of everything I love to read.
Michelle A
Jan 17, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Mish mash story

What started out as an interesting premise, several paranormal species coexisting in Houses, quickly became a wandering mish mash story. The was very little character development, so their words and actions felt like they had multiple personality disorder. The H and h had a hot and cold relationship, but somehow managed to bond forever?
Glad I got a free copy, sad I kept reading, hoping it would get better.
Book Sp(l)ot
Mar 13, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, 2009-release, series
In A Kiss of Ashen Twilight, Ariya is a faery, one of the princesses of Aziza the royal family. After an attack on her family drives her out of her realm, seeking safety she looks for protection within the Ashen Twilight House and with Jace Archane.

Jace is the nephew of the vampire leader of the house (the House of Blood, a part of the Ashen Twilght House. A vampire for hundreds of years, Jace has his life-the hunt, the secrecy-figured out...Ariya's the last thing he needs. But when a mysteriou
Jamee Pritchard
Dec 27, 2011 rated it liked it
This paranormal romance is a good start to the series. The characters are strong and the plot is fast-paced. My attention was held from start to finish. The author, Rae Lori, really did her homework, including bits of Scottish history within the plot as well as some vampire, werewolf, and fairy lore. There were some slow spots in the book, the majority of them the flashbacks to the past, but they are needed to allow the reader to understand the history and evolution of the main and secondary cha ...more
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wow this has a little bit of every paranormal element in it. There is a lot of action and intrigue in it. Along with a nice romance and sex. Jace and Ariya are great together. He is a sexy vampire and she is a faire. If you love paranormal romances with intrigue and passion, the this first book in the series is for you.
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really tried to like this book. I love the idea but there was no immersing myself in this story. There were a lot of dull details. I didn't care if the main characters or the myriad interchangeable minor characters lived or died. I got about 60% of the way and gave up.
If I were an aficionado of vampire novels, I'd give this novel 4 or 5 stars for its extraordinarily imaginative plot and characters, and its "page-turner" quality. Those who enjoy thrilling novels about vampires and other immortals, combined with paranormal romance, would love this book.
Jul 13, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not horrible, but wouldn't read more of the series.
Jul 06, 2010 rated it liked it
See my blog for the review.
Apr 19, 2010 rated it liked it
This was really good; very interesting twist.
Nov 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Not bad. Was very entertaining.
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Martha Bryce
Jun 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great characters, nice flow to the plot. Good paranormal romance
Feb 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Hard to get into not sure if I will continue with series.
janie love
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Mahogany SilverRain
An amazing book with awesome detail and history! I loved the characters and Rae is an excellent writer. I took my time with this story and truly loved it from start to finish!
May 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I Think This Book Is Amazingly Wonderful, Its Enticing, Passionable, & Centered I Am Already On Chapter 2 ...Reading The Boo From My Kindle & Im So Excited Tha It Is Really Getting Good Right Now
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Throughout her writing career, Rae has written comic book and film related articles which have appeared in online publications such as Comic Stack, Suite101, CinemaGap and Dark Moon Rising. As a result, her alma mater's English course chose one of her articles as an example for how to write an article. She also served as editor and contributing writer of her school newsletter. For her contribution ...more

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