Night Rising by Chris Marie GreenNight Rising by Chris Marie Green

Night Rising

byChris Marie Green

Paperback | February 6, 2007

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In this first book of an all-new trilogy, life proves stranger than the movies when a Hollywood underground coven of vampires comes to light-and gets targeted by the tough-as-nails daughter of a sexy screen siren.

Stuntwoman Dawn Madison hasn't been on the best of terms with her father since her movie star mother died. Still, he is her dad, and when he vanishes while investigating the bizarre sighting-caught on film-of a supposedly long-dead child star, she comes home to Tinseltown to join the search for him. Working with his odd colleagues, she discovers an erotic and bloody underground society made up of creatures she thought existed only on the screen.
Chris Marie Green, former school teacher turned full-time writer, gets out of the office by taking long trips to places such as Japan, Italy, and New Orleans. When she’s not causing international incidents, she enjoys practicing yoga, taking part in fangirl movie and TV program analysis, and writing romance novels under the name Crysta...
Title:Night RisingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.28 × 5.55 × 0.94 inPublished:February 6, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0441014674

ISBN - 13:9780441014675

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Just Didn't Do Anything For Me Despite loving progressive or "modern" heroines, there was little in this novel that kept me reading. I kept waiing for that hook, or that one moment that would have me saying, "OK, for this I'll check out the other books, get a better sense of the characters or author." The biggest issue I have was mostly the story itself. I felt as if there was such little actual content, that the novel might have better served as a short story or summed up in a prologue to a continuing novel. So much time was spent on the "erotic" scenes with the disembodied voice, that an actual plot kept taking a backseat. Or rather, it was stretched out to accomodate the sensuous play. For some this might be enticing, but I always prefer an actual story to go along with it. I need something more to keep reading. There was also tons of build up and mystery, but no satisfaction. We're given so many hints about what might be, and how suspicious everyone is... but none of those worries are assauged or come to life. Again, this lends itself to my whole "prologue" theory or at the very least an less-than-clever sales pitch. I also didn't find myself too crazy about any of the characters, with the exception of maybe Kiko. He's the only one who actually seemed natural or to have any personality whatsoever. Everyone else just comes off as egotistical or arrogant. All in all, I wasn't a fan and it's not something I'm going to continue reading.
Date published: 2009-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating I visit the bookseller websites on a fairly frequent basis. I obtain information on my favourite authors and the current books available for purchase. I had come across Chris Marie Green’s name before and noted that she authored paranormals. I currently read a lot of the genre. I saw the first book, “Night Rising” (it is a series – “Vampire Babylon") and thought this looks interesting, perhaps I will buy it and see if I enjoy this author. I was hooked. It is the same and yet different from other paranormals. Of course there are vampires and other eerie creatures. However, what got me hooked was the interaction between the employees of Limpet Associates Private Detective Agency: Dawn, (the stuntwoman/vampire slayer), Kiko (clairvoyant, little person/wannabe actor), Brezi (described as an “M” for her creation of vampire slaying gadgets) and the mysterious Voice (boss, Limpet Associates). There were times when I put the book down, only to pick it up again because I was fascinated by the plot and was compelled to continue reading. I needed to find out what was happening in their world. I finished ”Night Rising” and went searching for Book #2, “Midnight Reign”. I am three-quarters of the way through. If I continue to be hooked on this series I will purchase Book #3, “Break of Dawn”, Book #4. “A Drop of Red”. For clarification purposes, all of these books are currently available with of course the exception of Book #5, "The Path of Razors" due out in August of this year. My understanding, at this time, is Book 5 will be the conclusion of the series. These books are a ‘little pricey’ for a paperback but definitely worth it. If you are looking for a steamy paranormal, and I don’t have any objection to steamy novels, this is not it. There is ‘sex’ in the novel but it is quite mild compared to some other paranormals and I would say takes somewhat of a 'backseat'. There is definitely a physical attraction between Dawn and the Voice (this is explored through some 'mind sex') which I suspect will be expanded on in this series. However, if you are looking for a good read, this series is one that you should consider purchasing.
Date published: 2009-03-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nothing to extraordinary All and all this wasn't a bad book, but I've read better and it didn't blow me off my seat as other books have in the past. There was nothing that kept me gripped and there was no real mystery in this novel, safe for the question of what happened to Dawn's father. When the next book in this series becomes available I will most likely pick it up, but I will not hold my breath for the next, since I didn't find this story amazing or gripping.
Date published: 2009-03-10