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The Vampire's Priceless Treasure

Nocturne Falls, Book 11
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
Series: Nocturne Falls, Book 11
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
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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.

Half-reaper, half-vampire Kora Dupree has made big changes in her life. She’s on good terms with her previously estranged father and taken on all kinds of adult responsibilities. But when an opportunity to find out the truth about her late mother comes along, she can’t resist pursuing it. Even when it means returning to her somewhat dubious ways. 

Vampire Greyson Garrett knows the bad but beautiful Kora is up to something. He’s wise to her games. After all, her father has hired Greyson numerous times to save Kora from all the sticky situations she’s gotten herself into. If she were just…better-behaved he could see himself falling for her. Hard. 

Even though Kora promises she’s changed, Greyson has his doubts. So much so that he follows her one fateful night and gets pulled into her latest scheme. It’s not like he hasn’t been here before, but this time he swears it’s her last chance to prove she’s different. 

Kora’s new adventure sends them on a treasure hunt that takes them all over the globe, and in the course of their travels, they realize how good things are when they work together. But will that all change when the adventure is over? Are they really in love? Or just addicted to the rush?

©2019 Kristen Painter (P)2019 Kristen Painter

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Brilliant!!

I've been waiting ages for Greyson to get his book! I loved it, especially the fact that he was matched with Kora! I had thought that it would be great if he and Kora ended up as a couple and I'd really wanted to get her POV on her past and family. She did a lot of growing since we first met her in Luciens book!

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Nocturne Falls has lost its sparkle

Story: this wasn't a bad book, and maybe if I hadn't listened to all the other books in the series I might not have been so disappointed. The story line should have been interesting - half-reaper, half -vampire Kora on a mysterious quest that takes her to a lot of different locations, with Greyson at her side to help. It just didn't hold my interest. I'm can't quite put my finger on why but it didn't manage to convince me to care what happened and in fact I stopped listening before the end. I loved Nocturne Falls but I feel like maybe the series has run its course because this just didn't hit the mark for me. I've been listening to Kristen's new series Shadowvale and I think it was a good plan to move onto something different.

Characters: they just weren't that interesting. I didn't much like Kora, I found her antics tedious and her supposed development from brat to decent person unconvincing. It just ended up making her seem dull. Grayson was just bland and didn't seem to have much personality really.

Romance: just not really convincing. They didn't seem to gel particularly and not in a way that set off fireworks between them. There was no sparkle here.

Setting: this moved around a lot but I never really felt like I had actually arrived in any of the locations, they weren't well described or made interesting, despite being places that I know to be fascinating.

Steaminess: as per the author's usual: nothing explicit.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-11-19

SWEET!!

I LOVE THIS SERIES SOOO MUCH!! THEY ARE THE SWEETEST STORIES! EXCITING, FUN, HEART WARMING AND I ALWAYS WANT MORE!!! B.J. HARRISON IS THE ONLY ONE MEANT TO READ THEM TOO, HE'S AWESOME!

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  • A. Schmitt
  • 10-12-19

Nocturn Falls

I really have enjoyed all the Nocturn Falls stories!! I am really not interested in the graphic details of sex scenes and these stories fill that bill while giving me cute and funny romances. I could see these as a TV Series.

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  • jjthor
  • 03-12-19

Fun to listen to.

I love this series! So good to pass the time with old and new friends! I’m so glad Greyson finally got his chance at happiness. The story had a really good story line with plenty of action and adventure the chance to change and a romance threaded throughout the cat named waffles made a nice touch!! So looking forward to more B.J. Harrison did a wonderful job narrating this book made is so enjoyable to listen to.

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  • Rachel M
  • 24-01-20

Another great Nocturne Falls story

Grayson and Cora could not be any more different and they have a troubled history. But they Chase a mystery across Europe and Russia and discover that there hidden depths to the other. A Fun and interesting story.

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  • MS57
  • 21-01-20

Loved it

I loved this book. It is one of my favorite from Nocturne Falls. Great plot, The treasure hunt was exciting, and filled with a little bit of history. The banter between Greyson and Kora was fun. Just enough romance without getting too mushy. Greyson is one of my favorite character. Hope we see more of him.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-01-20

love this serise

I love the series, and BJ Harris performance when it comes to voice narrating. with this book I feel that he didn't do the Scottish brogue of Grayson Garrett Justice. he barely even used it maybe , three to five times in the whole book he actually talked in the accent.

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  • Marla
  • 05-01-20

If you like an adventure as in the movie National Treasure ............

It’s about time Greyson got the girl. He also had a fun adventure in getting her. This book is entertaining and romantic. B. J. Harrison brings K. Painters characters alive. I can’t wait for these two, Cora & Greyson, to have another adventure.

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  • Wynne
  • 21-12-19

Vampire Jones & the Last Crusade with Less Luster

I have been devouring the audibles of this series and Miss Frost. I should also note that you should read/listen to Miss Frost Chill's a Cheater BEFORE this book as pretty immediately in the beginning some spoilers were revealed about that story line I did not know about. I was pretty disappointed in this volume as I really enjoyed Greyson from the Miss Frost series and was sad when he made a very sudden and quick departure from that story line. It had felt too abrupt and more to do with just wanting to get characters to certain plot points than an organic departure. I had appreciated Greyson's practical, direct, yet flirtatious character as well as his position within Nocturne Falls social structure. He was interesting working for the head vamps but also taking job from the local reaper. He was independent and capable, able to move within different circles. We also have Kora who is half-vamp and half-reaper and only recently had a change of heart and attitude.

The two are thrown together in what feels like a thinly veiled supernatural version on Indiana Jones the Last Crusade. They globe trot, get in and out of danger searching for clues and artifacts, and are even chased by a brotherhood. Yet there is not much life to the excitement and not just because we are dealing with undead. Greyson comes off as lackluster and as I know is typical in these stories does an about face in character to be completely head over heels for Kora in a way that lands flat. I don't buy their romance it feels contrived. I wanted to like the story and the fun but I have noticed a trend in Painter's tales where I never feel remotely grounded in the environments she is placing her characters. I feel like I am watching actors on an empty stage. So things feel flat, less rich, and less realistic. I have a harder time being swept away in the story when I am never really sure where I am other than whatever item they are interacting with.

This is light, easy listen, with some fun flavor. But there was not a single moment I felt even a hint of tension. It is also hard to build up how powerful certain groups are yet easily over powered. I mean if you are a fan of the series and don't mind any of these issues than I am sure you will be satisfied with this installment. But I had hoped Greyson would get more. I also find it so odd when in the middle of decisions that could determine massive racial war characters are wondering if their romantic interest would like and accept them. So that every conflict no matter how large the fallout for huge groups of individuals would be gets centered on the potential of this budding romantic partnership. I know that is supposed to be apart of this fantasy romantic theme but I feel really bored with this trope when I don't feel like the characters interactions have created the depth of such devotion and fervor.

Happy endings for all, no foul language for those that dislike that, PG romance, and adventures that take the characters all over the world and interacting with different kinds of supernaturals. I was also let down this time by the narration. I typically love B.J. Harrison but Greyson (whose voice in Miss Frost series is the ONLY voice I enjoy) is barely noticeable and at times there isn't even an accent. There was not much to distinguish some of the other characters voices either, which did not help the feeling of the story being a little lackluster overall.

Again for fans of the series and those that listen to both this and Miss Frost I am sure you will enjoy the listen. Lots of things that are fun and light. But for me I was disappointed overall and had wanted more for the male character and felt this was more going through the motions, with reveals and endings that were predictable and not satisfying.

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  • Amanda
  • 19-12-19

So much love

This is a great book and so sweet I am so glad Greyson finally found his happy :)

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  • wjpjr
  • 16-12-19

Happy to be back in Nocturne Falls

So happy to get another Nocturne Falls story set all over the world from Kristen Painter. I always enjoy listening to her stories and was especially happy to see Grayson get his happily ever after. This story made me smile. Ms Painter writes stories with just the right amount of romance and excitement.