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Mini-Review: The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls #1) by Kristen Painter

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Hello Fellow Book Lovers. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter. The first book in her light paranormal romance series, Nocturne Falls.

Sometimes, when I read a book I don’t write a full review. I just write a paragraph or two to publish on Amazon and Goodreads; especially if it’s a book with thousands of reviews already. But I want to build up my blog to be THE place to go to for paranormal romance fans, so I should really post those smaller reviews on here too, right?

What’s The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride about?

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Mini-Review: The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls #1) by Kristen PainterMy Rating:
Title: The Vampire's Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter
Series: Nocturne Falls #1
Published by Kristen Painter, Self-Published on 1 June, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance (PNR)
Formats Available: Kindle with Narration, eBook, Audiobook, Paperback
No. of Pages: 370
Length: 8 hours 47 minutes

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year.

After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. She finds her groom-to-be living in a town that celebrates Halloween every day. Weird. But not as weird as what she doesn’t know. Her groom-to-be is a 400-year-old vampire.

Hugh Ellingham has only agreed to the arranged set up to make his overbearing grandmother happy. In thirty days, whatever bridezilla shows up at his door will be escorted right back out. His past means love is no longer an option. Not if the woman’s going to have a future. Except he never counted on Delaney and falling in love for real.

Too bad both of them are keeping some mighty big secrets...


Source: Bought
Purchase Links:Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US ¦ Audible

I read back The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride back in October 2018. Only a year later posting my thoughts on my book blog! Ha!Ha!

What did I like about The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride?

An Engaging Start To This Cosy Paranormal Romance

Kristen Painter is a new-to-me author but someone who I will definitely read more of. I loved her writing style. This book’s very easy to read and I enjoyed meeting all the characters that Ms Painter created. The town of Nocturne Falls was inspired. Plus, I loved the plot, its twists and turns and the adventure we were taken on.

I downloaded the Audible version of this book and was impressed with B.J. Harrison’s performance. The pace of his narration was just right and I enjoyed his vocal variances for the dialogue.

There is absolutely no offensive content within these pages – language, violence or sex. Therefore, I can recommend it to lovers of charming, paranormal romance tales that enjoy a sprinkling of humour and a happily ever after ending of any age.

Keep reading to find out more about this series and its author.

Nocturne Falls

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year. The tourists think it’s all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs and all.

Books in the Series

  • The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls #1) (2015)
  • The Werewolf Meets His Match (Nocturne Falls #2) (2015)
  • The Gargoyle Gets His Girl (Nocturne Falls #3) (2015)
  • The Professor Woos The Witch (Nocturne Falls #4) (2015)
  • The Witch’s Halloween Hero (Nocturne Falls #4.5) (2016)
  • The Werewolf’s Christmas Wish (Nocturne Falls #4.6) (2016)
  • The Vampire’s Fake Fiancee (Nocturne Falls #5) (2016)
  • The Vampire’s Valentine Surprise (Nocturne Falls #5.5) (2016)
  • The Shifter Romances The Writer (Nocturne Falls #6) (2016)
  • The Vampire’s True Love Trials (Nocturne Falls #6.5) (2017)
  • The Dragon Finds Forever (Nocturne Falls #7) (2017)
  • The Vampire’s Accidental Wife (Nocturne Falls #8) (2017)
  • The Reaper Rescues The Genie (Nocturne Falls #9) (2018)
  • The Detective Wins The Witch (Nocturne Falls #10) (2018)
  • The Vampire’s Priceless Treasure (Nocturne Falls #11) (2019)
  • The Werewolf Dates The Deputy (Nocturne Falls #12) (2020)

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About Kristen Painter

Author - Kristen Painter

Kristen Painter likes to balance her obsessions with shoes and cats by making the lives of her characters miserable and surprising her readers with interesting twists. She currently writes award-winning paranormal romance and cozy mysteries. The former college English teacher can often be found on Twitter, Facebook (where she loves to interact with readers) and her blog.

She's also the co-founder of the award-winning writer’s site Romancedivas.com.

Kristen lives in FL with her retired Air Force husband and a horde of feline dependents.

About B.J. Harrison

Narrator - B.J. Harrison

It started when he did Muppet impressions at a talent show. He was 8. He killed it. BJ later became a scenic artist and sculptor for TV and film, where for 20 years, he listened to audiobooks every day.

In 2007, when his Classic Tales Podcast hit the scene, BJ Harrison wowed audiences with his voicing skills. Now, over 580 audiobooks later, he continues to impress critics and listeners alike. From eldritch witches to young ingénues, from marble-mouthed gangsters to Shakespearean Danes, BJ has an astounding array of character voices, dialects, and accents at his fingertips.

He still does a mean Swedish Chef, but nowadays it only comes out when he’s banging pots around in the kitchen. Or cooking.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my mini-review. I hope I’ve sparked your interest and will add this fun paranormal romance to your TBR pile.

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You can find Kristen Painter on my favourite authors’ page. Check out the other amazing authors I love too.

Bye for now,

Flora x

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About Author

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

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