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Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 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 in town know better.

Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.

Vampire Sebastian Ellingham wants one thing: to marry Tessa Blythe, the Valkyrie he's fallen madly in love with. So meeting her parents seems like the natural thing to do. He's even looking forward to it, until he discovers they've already found her a husband. Now the only way to keep Tessa in his life is to complete a series of tests meant for a very different kind of supernatural. And failing means losing her forever.

©2016 Kristen Painter (P)2017 Kristen Painter

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Another great short

This installment was another great addition to the Nocturne Falls series. As always Kristen Painter and B. J. Harrison team-up create a most entertaining story. As always, I look forward to the next installment.

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Could have been a full novel

It was a short book that was basically an extension of the 5th book in the series. Personally, I think it was a good story and could have held as a full novel if it were longer. I saw several different ways the story could have went.

I definitely thought the parents were being douches, but it had a pleasant ending for me.

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Sebastian, the Lover

A rather short but sweet story on how Sebastian and Tessa showed how perfect they were for each other. I thought I'd be bored because of the challenges, but I enjoyed listening to them.
There's also an additional important event by the end of this book, so keep listening!

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Cute, nice part 2, but still nothing at stake

Cute, turn-your-brain-off, no challenges fun. It was nice to get the rest of Sebastian and Tessa's story, and great to see him moving on after the ex. It was nice to see Tessa truly confident in herself and her man. And I always love the way each story gives us a bit more of the lives of other characters, especially Delaney, the ordinary Nocturne Falls heroine. The story was sweet, a nice bit of frosting on the NF cake.

However, as is often the case in this series, there's nothing at stake. Everything is easily fixed/solved, everyone is really a nice person who wants the happy couple together. Tessa's history and culture always had a lot of potential (both here and in her first book), but it's never realized. I don't mind the lack of challenges so much in other Nocturne Falls stories, but it's disappointing to see the potential for tension and twists not realized. I want parents/friends/family who refuse to accept their child's choice, but are not otherwise villains. I want villains who are not obviously villains, or not obviously guilty party. I want "challenges" the characters can't overcome in 5 minutes. I want the conclusion to not be obvious from the summary. Ms. Painter can do it, I'm sure. The Miss Frost series, and novels like "The Dragon Gets His Girl" give me hope that future NF books and shorts will have more substance than cotton candy.

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Simplistic

Pretty much like the rest of the series. Cute, if a bit simplistic. Good if you’ve read the main line books.

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GOOD

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A wonderful story. A very nice tale to hear in a late afternoon ...


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A cool love story

Not really my genra, but very entertaining. I will definitely order a few more books.

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  • kim
  • Harrisburg, PA, United States
  • 05-12-17

Good story

Love the series and this story but way to short. Looking forward to the novel.

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Cute short story

Cute short story involving Sebastian and his Valkyrie! Sebastian is required to meet her
Parents' expectations before taking the plunge.

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  • Nadina
  • Laval, QC, Canada
  • 04-15-17

love the series

I really love the series this short story really caps off the love story of Sebastian and Tessa. just lived it.

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  • S. Lacey
  • 04-03-17

Brilliant!

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Loved this short following Tess and Sebastian story a few months after the book ended! Such a fun read!