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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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A satisfying short story.

This was a bite size (see what I did there?) visit into the world of Nocturne Falls.

Vampire Sebastian Ellingham wants to marry his beloved Valkyrie Tessa Blythe but her parents throw a huge spanner in the works. If Sebastian wants to marry her and not lose her to an arranged marriage then he has to take on trials. The problem is that these challenges are designed with Valkyries and Beserkers. not Vampires.

This was a quick listen but Kristen Painter fitted an awful lot into The Vampires True Love Trials.

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short but sweet

You need to read this after book 6 in the series so you understand what's going on. It's short but fun and it's nice to see more of this couple.

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Brilliant!

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

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  • Dawn
  • 16-05-17

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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  • Caroline Carnivorous
  • 25-01-20

A little disappointing

We already meet Tessa and Sebastian again, which I was excited about, but I was a little disappointed with this short. They already went through stuff in their own book, and now they face even more obstacles. I just feel it wasn't necessary, and could have been done so much better. I would rather have gotten to know them more.

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  • Desarae
  • 10-11-19

Short but good

These books are quick to get through.

Disappointed the author never said what the other challenges are or what Gunther did for his third.

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  • Product Reviewer CJ
  • 20-08-19

A Fun Story!

Love the short stories from Nocturne Falls! They are easy to listen to and fun stories. Can't want to listen to the next!

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  • Gina&Penni
  • 24-07-19

Cute!

What a cute short story from an amazing series!! Love this author and narrator! Can’t wait for the next one!

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  • Razztjazz
  • 01-07-19

Nice little love story

I liked this little love story. It's a cozy short story about her family. It's sweet and cute.

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  • Lexy
  • 14-01-19

Tests of Love

Sebastian and Tessa are ready to take their relationship to the next level. But first they need her parents approval; which is tricky since they already arranged a marriage for her.
Together they get through the trials, and show their love is stronger than anything that tries to tear them apart.

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  • sudie mask
  • 02-12-18

Another treat

These books are almost better than chocolate. Kristen Painter is a talent not to be missed

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  • Chaiya Wimber
  • 19-04-21

bored

the ending is very anticlimactic. cute, but not worth the credit. I love a lot of her other books for the town and characters, but this left me dissatisfied.

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  • Jill
  • 12-04-21

4.25 stars

The Vampire's True Love Trials is a short story novella and book 6.5 of the Nocturne Falls series. In this book, Sebastian Ellingham and Tessa Blythe get engaged, but Tessa's parents have other plans in mind for their daughter's hand in marriage. Sebastian is forced to undergo a series of tests that were intended for Berserkers to complete, not Vampires. These tests are not stacked in Sebastian's favor, in fact they may be created with the intention that he will fail and be forced away from Tessa, maybe even permanently.

I love this series. I love all of these books and the characters. I recommend them all.

The narration is good. It is the same narrator for the entire series and he has a bunch of voices in his repertoire.