Nocturne Falls

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The Vampire's Mail Order Bride Publisher's Summary

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 populating the town know better.

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

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 setup to make his overbearing grandmother happy. In 30 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....

©2015 Kristen Painter (P)2015 Kristen Painter
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  • Book 1

    • The Vampire's Mail Order Bride

    • Nocturne Falls, Book 1
    • By: Kristen Painter
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,619
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,324
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,317

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It!....... It was Clean, Funny, and Sweet!

    • By Cheri on 02-11-16

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  • Book 2

    • The Werewolf Meets His Match

    • Nocturne Falls, Volume 2
    • By: Kristen Painter
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,081
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,074

    Getting arrested wasn't on werewolf Ivy Kincaid's agenda when she arrived in Nocturne Falls, but her life rarely goes according to plan. The upside of spending the night in the local lock-up is finding a hotel room is no longer a worry...but the downside is the man she's come to marry will get his first impression of her behind bars. That's not exactly the way Ivy was hoping to meet her pack's sworn enemy...aka her fiancé.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Story and Performance!

    • By Cheri on 02-14-16

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  • Book 3

    • The Gargoyle Gets His Girl

    • Nocturne Falls, Volume 3
    • By: Kristen Painter
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,840
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,706
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,703

    Willa Iscove, fae jeweler, has her first stalker. Really, he's just one of her lovesick customers. The ring she crafted to help him find new love has backfired, making Willa the object of his affections. In a bid to rid herself of her amorous client, Willa makes a wish in the Nocturne Falls fountain using the piece of opal in her pocket and in doing so, unknowingly conscripts as her guardian the sexy gargoyle on duty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a Must Read Series!

    • By Cheri on 02-29-16

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  • Book 4

    • The Professor Woos the Witch

    • Nocturne Falls, Book 4
    • By: Kristen Painter
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,671
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,539

    Pandora Williams is Nocturne Falls' most successful real estate agent. And least successful witch. Her magic never has the intended outcome, but she's learned to live with that. Mostly. Yes, it sucks, but what can she do? Then a hot new neighbor shows up and suddenly her magic works. Very cool, but very suspect. Especially since he's a total non-believer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't Decide Which Book is My Favorite?

    • By Cheri on 04-05-16

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  • Book 4.5

    • The Witch's Halloween Hero

    • A Nocturne Falls Short
    • By: Kristen Painter
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 909
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 851
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 851

    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 populating the town know better. When a spell goes wrong on the night of Samhain for witch Corette Williams, her only hope is the man she loves, Bartholomew Stanhill. But time is running out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Talk about tugging at the heart strings

    • By Claire on 02-26-17

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  • Book 4.6

    • The Werewolf's Christmas Wish

    • A Nocturne Falls Short
    • By: Kristen Painter
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 975
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 896
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 899

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kristen Painter Never Fells To Deliver!

    • By Cheri on 12-03-16

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  • Book 5

    • The Vampire's Fake Fiancée

    • Nocturne Falls, Book 5
    • By: Kristen Painter
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455

    Sebastian Ellingham isn't known for being a happy vampire. And when his long estranged wife returns expecting to pick up where they left off, things take a sharp turn toward cranky. Sure he's been protecting her for centuries, but her assumption that he's still available (he is) rankles. His answer is to hire a woman to play his fiancée. The lucky victim is Tessa Blythe, sister of one of the town's deputies, librarian in need of a job and, oh yes, reluctant Valkyrie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Match ~ Sebastian and Tessa!

    • By Cheri on 05-16-16

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  • Book 5.5

    • The Vampire's Valentine Surprise

    • A Nocturne Falls Short
    • By: Kristen Painter
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 886
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 831
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 831

    Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. When Delaney Ellingham enters the Nocturne Falls Valentine's Day Bake-Off, she has no idea that an old rival will create such havoc. Her husband, Hugh, and her friends all come to her aid, but even they can't guess the surprise that lies in store.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OMG! Terrific!

    • By Mayd Marian on 12-01-16

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  • Book 6

    • The Shifter Romances the Writer

    • Nocturne Falls, Book 6
    • By: Kristen Painter
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310

    For romance writer Roxy St. James, living in Nocturne Falls also means a fresh start. And as soon as her unbearable ex signs the divorce papers, that new beginning will be a reality. Unfortunately, her ex doesn't seem ready to let her go and the subtle threats he's been making leave her no choice but to confide in her oh-so-handsome neighbor, who just happens to be a deputy with the sheriff's department. But Officer Alex Cruz isn't just the law. He's also a panther shifter, a secret he's sworn to keep.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightfully Cute Romance!

    • By Cheri on 07-08-16

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  • Book 6.5

    • The Vampire's True Love Trials

    • A Nocturne Falls Short
    • By: Kristen Painter
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 871
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 808
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 808

    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. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great short

    • By Dawn on 05-16-17

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  • Book 7

    • The Dragon Finds Forever

    • Nocturne Falls, Book 7
    • By: Kristen Painter
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304

    Monalisa Devlin is a Will O' The Wisp, a rare and potentially dangerous creature. Unfortunately, her greedy father makes sure she lives up to that potential. Monalisa is magically compelled to obey her father's evil commands - until he finally agrees to free her in exchange for one last mission: travel to Nocturne Falls and use her powers to force Ivan Tsvetkov back into the ring.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nocturne Falls is the place to live!

    • By LOYL-00 on 03-28-17

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  • Book 8

    • The Vampire's Accidental Wife

    • Nocturne Falls, Book 8
    • By: Kristen Painter
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 836
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 767
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 765

    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 populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This series is addictive

    • By janet on 06-18-17

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  • Book 9

    • The Reaper Rescues the Genie

    • Nocturne Falls, Book 9
    • By: Kristen Painter
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464

    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 populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all. Death is what grim reaper Lucien Dupree knows best. Or rather, he did until his reaping powers became tragically unreliable. Now he’s living in a self-imposed exile to keep humanity safe. Sure, it’s a lonely existence, but it’s the best thing for everyone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AWESOME!

    • By D. H. on 07-31-18

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  • Book 10

    • The Detective Wins the Witch

    • Nocturne Falls, Book 10
    • By: Kristen Painter
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346

    Private investigator Wyatt West finds his job a little tedious most days, but that changes when he meets a bewitching blonde florist who needs a favor in the way of a wedding date. There's definitely something magical about her, but little does he know just how correct that first impression is. Single mom Marigold Williams finds herself instantly attracted to Wyatt but doesn't dare tell this handsome human that she's a witch and things in Nocturne Falls are a little spookier than he suspects. He’s just a nice guy who’s offered to be her plus one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Nocturne Falls Book

    • By Michele M. Harris on 08-25-18

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    • The Truth About Cats and Wolves

    • A Nocturne Falls Universe story
    • By: Alethea Kontis
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312

    Like many paranormals of Greek descent, Kai Xanthopoulos will not know her true nature until her young powers fully manifest. Unlike her parents - and much to the dismay of her stray cat best friend - Kai has chosen not to spend the rest of her life at the diner in Nocturne Falls. She takes a job at Delaney's Delectables instead, a decision that puts her directly in the path of a fugitive werewolf that could change her destiny....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Please more audio NFU!

    • By Dragonscar on 06-24-17

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    • The Vampire Bounty Hunter's Unexpected Catch

    • A Nocturne Falls Universe Story
    • By: Larissa Emerald
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 137

    Vampire bounty hunter Nathaniel Newburg follows his mark into Nocturne Falls, a place where it's easy for anyone to hide and blend in. At first it seems as though he has his prey cornered, only to confront a beautiful feline-shifter, Camille Nahuel, instead. She dances around the floor with sultry steps, instructing a ballroom class, and dances around his heart even faster. Oh, tango, the game is on. Can Nathaniel control his annoyance long enough to finish his job and save his love?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • very disappointed

    • By Gina on 10-14-17

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    • Reaping the Immortal

    • A Nocturne Falls Universe Story
    • By: Pamela Labud
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 191

    Holly Dent is one overworked Reaper. After receiving orders from the Reaper's Guild, she's arrived in the beautiful Nocturne Falls for her next assignment - to assist the passing of one Max Hyland. She quickly realizes he's devilishly handsome, wickedly charming, and immortal. Immune to her magic, he has only one real power - not dying! Careful with his heart, Max is resigned to remaining alone for all eternity - until the beautiful Reaper appears on his doorstep. Even though she's bent on helping him pass from this life to the next, he can't help wanting to learn more about her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • short fast and one that really worked

    • By JEAN on 11-25-17

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    • Magic's Song

    • A Nocturne Falls Universe Story
    • By: Sela Carsen
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    Trick Scanlon is introduced to town when a playful horse nearly drowns him. Saved by a mermaid's song, he's just looking for a place to catch his breath. He never expects to be so drawn to his beautiful savior. Daria Don't-Call-Me-a-Mermaid Czernovitch has changed so much her stalker won't ever find her. She has great friends - witches, gargoyles, and fairies - and she feels safe...until a former Army Ranger turned country music star pulls her into his spotlight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magic's Song Review

    • By Jessica A. on 06-22-18

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    • The Witch Rescues Her Werewolf

    • A Nocturne Falls Universe Story
    • By: Cate Dean
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    Harrison Grey has always been clumsy and has been the star of many jokes since he tripped over his first branch. Now, as the owner of a shop selling interesting keepsakes to the tourists, he can at least go about his day without embarrassing himself. Until he tumbles at the feet of a beautiful new resident. Her humor, and her acceptance, restore his belief in himself. When he learns of her recent loss, he helps her find the person she can be, with or without magic.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I tried to like it.... but the plot timeline..

    • By QueenBee Debbie of SheMakesTheRules on 09-25-17

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    • Close Encounters of the Alien Kind

    • A Nocturne Falls Universe Story
    • By: Fiona Roarke
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 134

    Pilot. Guard. Prisoner. All three are crashed in the Georgia woods, lost on a world where extraterrestrials are the stuff of science fiction. Blending into the human world is doable, if dangerous. But what if the locals are far from human themselves, with secrets of their own?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love Nocturne Falls

    • By Nicole Renee on 08-06-18

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