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House of the Rising Sun Audiobook

House of the Rising Sun: Crescent City, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Every vampire has heard rumor of the mythical place where their kind can daywalk. But what no vampire knows is that this City of Eternal Night actually exists.

And its name is New Orleans.

For centuries, the fae have protected the city from vampire infestation. But when the bloodsuckers return, the fragile peace in New Orleans begins to crumble.

Carefree playboy Augustine, and Harlow, a woman searching for answers about her absent father, are dragged into the war. The fate of the city rests on them - and their fae blood that can no longer be denied.

Book one in the brand-new, action-packed urban fantasy Crescent City series, from award-winning, House of Comarre author Kristen Painter!

©2014 Kristen Painter (P)2014 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Gripping, gritty, and imaginative. If you love dangerous males, kick-ass females, and unexpected twists, this is the series for you! Kristen Painter's engaging voice, smart writing, and bold, explosive plot blew me away. Prepare to lose some sleep!" - Larissa Ione, New York Times bestselling author on Blood Rights"A world full of rich potential. Excellent!" - P.C. Cast, New York Times bestselling author on Blood Rights
"Kristen Painter brings a sultry new voice to the vampire genre, one that beckons with quiet passion and intrigue." - L.A. Banks, New York Times bestselling author of The Vampire Huntress Legends series on Blood Rights"I tore through Painter's new series. Best new urban fantasy out there!" - Kresley Cole, New York Times bestselling author on the Crescent City series"Prophecy, curses, and devilish machination combine for a spellbinding debut of dark romance and pulse-pounding adventure." - Library Journal (Starred Review) on Blood Rights"Painter scores with this one. Passion and murder, vampires and courtesans -- original and un-put-downable. Do yourself a favor and read this one." - Patricia Briggs, New York Times bestselling author on Blood Rights
"With the Crescent City series, Painter proves herself a master of Urban Fantasy, creating a darkly gorgeous new world, richly drawn characters, and nonstop action." - Kristen Callihan"Kristen Painter's Blood Rights is dark and rich with layer after delicious layer. This spellbinding series will have you begging for more!" - Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author

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    Kindle Customer LAKEWOOD, WA, United States 02-03-15
    Kindle Customer LAKEWOOD, WA, United States 02-03-15 Member Since 2011
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    "I was on the fence"

    but I was pleasantly surprised to find this novel was really interesting and action packed I'd have liked to see Harlow and augie get to gather but dragging it on makes it that much more delightful I've read a lot and I mean more than 2000+romance ebooks and 300 audio and this is a goodie hurry with audio number 2 please kp ,melissa.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michele 06-14-15
    Michele 06-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "House of the rising sun"

    Great new spin on the paranormal. Narration by a male for so many female voices was sometimes distracting but other than that I thought it has all the makings of a great new series by a great author we all love. 😉I hope you enjoy it!!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    beachgirl 05-20-14
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    "Great story! Excellent narration"
    What made the experience of listening to House of the Rising Sun the most enjoyable?

    great characters, dark magic and mysterious environment .. perfect mix!


    What about Elijah Alexander’s performance did you like?

    The narrator brought the book to life for me … excellent mix of straight narration and regional accents … i can't image this read without invoking the local accents .. it just wouldn't be the same. Well done!


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Gabrielle 05-04-16
    Gabrielle 05-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good good good"

    I'm an "urban fantasy"/ "paranormal Romance" addict! I don't like "smut" but I like steam a little or a lot I also love a good STORY. This was it! Want MORE!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kaye Vista, CA, United States 01-02-15
    Kaye Vista, CA, United States 01-02-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Good start to series"

    Can't wait to listen to the next book. Was glad to see the characters develop and through out the storyline especially Harlow. The narrator was great!

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    Marla S. Lord 03-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Better than I expected!"

    I didn't think that I was going to like this book at first. Glad that I stuck with it.

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    Theresa Hendrickson 01-07-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great!"

    I didn't think I was gonna like it at first, but I really got into the story! I can't wait until the next book of the series comes out!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon CATOOSA, OK, United States 10-11-14
    Sharon CATOOSA, OK, United States 10-11-14 Member Since 2011
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    "I Can't wait for the next book"
    Would you listen to House of the Rising Sun again? Why?

    Yes, I enjoyed the story and the narrator


    What does Elijah Alexander bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice is deep and sexy, it maid me fall in love with the male character, but he didn't trash the voices of the female characters, while doing it.


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    L. Skaar Deerfield, WI 10-25-16
    L. Skaar Deerfield, WI 10-25-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Couldn't Even Listen"

    I really like Kristen Painter books - possibly the narrators have "made" the stories enjoyable for me. I do not even know what this story is about - I only listened to chapter 2 and had to give up. I was so bored by the narrator voice I didn't hear the words.

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    Mike Glendale, AZ, United States 03-22-16
    Mike Glendale, AZ, United States 03-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Before I Ordered This Book I Read a Review"

    The reviewer spoke of wanting to harm Harlowe, now I get it. Vampires finally the bad guys, it gets tiring how perfect books and shows make blood suckers out to be.

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