Beyond The Night: Envy Chronicles, Book 1 by Colleen GleasonBeyond The Night: Envy Chronicles, Book 1 by Colleen Gleason

Beyond The Night: Envy Chronicles, Book 1

byColleen Gleason

Mass Market Paperback | January 12, 2010

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“Dark, sexy, and captivating, Beyond the Night mixes intense romance with white-knuckle action.”
New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost<_o3a_p>


Joss Ware is an author to be seriously reckoned with in the popular realm of paranormal romance—a must-read for fans of Suzanne Brockmann, Alyssa Day, Lara Adrien, and J.R. Ward. Her electrifying debut, Beyond the Night, begins a remarkable series that transports readers to a time fifty years after the end of the world—and follows a small band of exceptional men and the extraordinary women who join them in their desperate struggle for survival. A stunning combination of non-stop adventure and sizzling passion, Beyond the Night is high-concept romance that will literally take your breath away.<_o3a_p>

Colleen Gleason is an award-winning,New York Timesbestselling author. She has written more than two dozen novels in a variety of genres, including the internationally bestselling Gardella Vampire Hunters series and the young adult steampunk Stoker & Holmes books. Her novels have been translated into a number of different languages. She...
Title:Beyond The Night: Envy Chronicles, Book 1Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1 inPublished:January 12, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061734012

ISBN - 13:9780061734014


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unique The first in a series of men who find themselves waking up 50 years in the future to a post apocalyptic world where everything is different. I found the story to be a well told unique one. The only criticisms I had were the first couple to chapters in I was wondering whether this of the first book or if I had missed something, the author starts the series 6 months in the future. And (sorry for the spoilers) I found the sex scene with the corpse of the acquaintance I just accidentally killed in the bathroom, a little hard to believe. Talk about a mood killer. Other than that very good and I look forward to reading the rest of the series. 70/1000
Date published: 2010-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great start to a great series I quite enjoyed this book and thought it was a great start to a very interesting series. Five men stepped out of a cave to discover it's 50 years since they went into the cave and they've been in some kind of suspended animation. The world they reenter is an entirely different one than the one they left!! There has been some kind of event of apocalyptic proportion and everything they knew is gone. They've slowly made their way to the town of Envy, which they discover used to be Las Vegas. Most of the earth's population died and earthquakes and devastating storms changed the entire geography of the world. All the states on the west coast are gone and the Pacific Ocean is at the doorstep of Envy. As if that weren't bad enough, there are these zombie like, flesh eating creatures called gangas that while slow and stupid, are still very dangerous to the unsuspecting. This book is centered on Dr. Elliot Drake or Dred as he's called by his friends. He was a doctor in his former life and once he emerged from the caves in Sedona along with his friends, he has an added talent, the ability to take on himself, the injury or disease of those he is trying to help. But it comes at a cost. Either he must then touch someone else and 'pass it on' or whatever it is, becomes magnified in himself. Elliot is smitten with Jade, a 'runner'. Because communication is broken down although there is a resistance/underground trying to restore it, there is still a need for someone to travel between settlements and Jade is one of those travelers. Jade is reluctant at first to get involved with Elliot as she's overcome a horrible past and doesn't want to be under any man's thumb. But still there is a very strong attraction between the two. It seems like I've barely scratched the surface of what's going on in this fascinating series. I loved, loved, loved Jade. She is strong and brave and dedicated to establishing connections and fighting against an even bigger threat than the gangas. She everything admirable in a heroine. Elliot, for me - and I emphasize for me, was more on the bland side. He's the kind who wears a white hat and is more along the beta kind of hero than the alpha. But those readers who enjoy this kind of hero will probably enjoy his character a lot more than I did. I thought the world building was excellent and the author really managed to make me 'feel' what life is like for those few who survived. While my grade isn't all that high, that's more because of my lack of connection to the hero. But certainly I enjoyed this book enough to keep reading!!
Date published: 2010-03-15

Editorial Reviews

?Dark, sexy, and captivating, BEYOND THE NIGHT mixes intense romance with white-knuckle action. Joss Ware?s post-apocalyptic world is filled with paranormal danger and compelling, original characters. I can?t wait for the next in the series!?(- NYT Bestselling author Jeaniene Frost)