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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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-02-15

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.

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  • Michele
  • 14-06-15

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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!!!!

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  • beachgirl
  • 20-05-14

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!

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  • Gabrielle
  • 04-05-16

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!!!

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  • Lisa B.
  • 28-11-17

Vampires and Fae

Years ago I read this book before I knew anything about posting ireviews. Now that I’ve listened to the audiobook, I’m writing the review for both. This is one of my favorite books. Well, Kristen is one of my favorite authors. Harlow is in trouble and needs her mom’s help. She would also like to know the identity of her father. This is what keeps her away from her mother Olivia. Harlow can read things when she touches them. She wears gloves all the time. Her mom Olivia is a very famous movie star from the past. When vampires murder her, Harlow’s priorities change. Now she is on the hunt for the killer. There’s so much I want to say but I don’t want to ruin any of it.

The narrator is so amazing that words just can’t describe. He hits all the different accents of New Orleans. Can’t wait to hear him again.

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  • L. Skaar
  • 25-10-16

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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  • Marla S. Lord
  • 21-03-16

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
  • 07-01-15

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!

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  • Kaye
  • 02-01-15

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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  • Sharon
  • 11-10-14

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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