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House of the Rising Sun

By: Kristen Painter
Narrated by: Elijah Alexander
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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

Critic reviews

"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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Addicting!!

I binged on this series all day, and it was such a addicting read. The story takes place in New Orleans and I can’t think of a better place for the book to take place. It was wonderful being able to get lost in the world of NOLA with the descriptions of the places the characters visited. There are a lot of things at play in this book and different paranormal groups wants to play a bid at running the city. It’s hard to see who can be trusted and who are the villains.
The characters are captivating, especially Augustine. I loved his character! We meet Harlow, which I wasn’t a big fan of her. She is selfish and comes off as a brat at the the beginning but midway through the book her character matures. I really enjoyed the story telling. It was captivating, mysterious, and I loved the fighting scenes.
I listened to the audiobook, which I highly recommend. The narrator did a wonderful job portraying all of the characters. It was easy to follow along and the voices were distinguished and unique to tell which character was speaking. Truly brought the book alive for me.

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I wasn't sure but I'm happy I did

This book needs nothing... I can say it maybe my new favorite book!! The voice actor is new to me and I can see me looking for more of his work..

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Interesting story. New series for me.

Enjoyed the story, but felt like I was left hanging at the end with the father.

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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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Could have been better

This book was well written but it lacked chemistry and charisma. I also felt as though the author made a bad choice by setting it in 2068. There wasn't much in the story to sell it as a futuristic novel.

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great back drop and performance

enjoyed the story and the narration. excellent performance, already moving onto the next book in the series

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