The First

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A Child's Days Summary

A prequel to the vampire series "The Firsts"...A Novella that takes a step back to see where the heroine of Forbidden Days came from.

Punk took care of her drug, sex, and alcohol addicted mother as well as she could. Their dismal apartments were always spic and span after Mother's "parties" because Punk wanted to please her mother and she had a natural sense for order. All she really wanted was for her mother to love her, but no matter how hard she tried, Mother looked at her like she was a monster. And she knew why...it was because of her bizarre talents. Punk knew she was different, she just didn't know why.

This novella is a prequel to the Vampire Series "The Firsts" and tells the story of the troubled childhood of that book's heroine. It is a dark tale that details some of what she went through with her mother, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and made a living providing sex for men. We learn later that there are reasons that her mother is so troubled, but this novella is mostly the child's story as seen from that point of view. It is harsh at times, but true to her journey that begins, as a successful woman, in the first book of the series, Forbidden Days.

It is an introduction to new readers, and a special glimpse into the past for those who already know this Bestselling series.

©2015 Teresa C. Butts (P)2015 Teresa C. Butts
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  • Book 0.5

    • A Child's Days

    • By: C.L. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Natalie Duke
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    This novella is a prequel to the Vampire Series "The Firsts" and tells the story of the troubled childhood of that book's heroine. It is a dark tale that details some of what she went through with her mother, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and made a living providing sex for men. It is harsh at times, but true to her journey that begins, as a successful woman, in the first book of the series, Forbidden Days.

    Regular price: £6.79

  • Book 1

    • Forbidden Days

    • The Firsts, Book 1
    • By: C. L. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Pyper Down
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Life has been harsh, but after a horrible childhood, Park was finally content with her life. Her beautiful home sat on the edge of the Pacific Ocean in Los Angeles, she had her dream job, and good friends she trusted. Then she's abducted, car-jacked by a stunningly sexy man who she realizes is dangerously crazy... he thinks he's a vampire. Park plays along until she can escape, until she discovers that there are things out there people like her never knew existed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mildly Entertaining, Yet Rather Dry.

    • By Rich Barker on 03-04-15

    Regular price: £24.19

  • Book 2

    • Endless Days

    • The Firsts, Book 2
    • By: C. L. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Pyper Down
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Cherise wanted a quiet, normal life... something she had never had. After a traumatic loss, she decided she needed serenity, so she moved halfway across the world to the American states, to a beautiful, quaint village in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. And there, with fresh air, tall trees, and lovely neighbors, she opened a little patisserie, and settled into a wonderful, normal life. Her family had already told her she couldn't run from her destiny. Turns out, they were right.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing

    • By Tracy Stevens on 04-12-14

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 3

    • Longest Days

    • The Firsts, Book 3
    • By: C.L. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Natalie Duke
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Daniel had been a mercenary longer than his soul could take. On that final job, looking down at the face of an angel whose death he'd been responsible for, he knew he was done. And although he hadn't pulled the trigger on the bullets that took her life, he felt like he had. He'd buried her in a hidden grave in the Canadian woods so no one would desecrate her lovely body.

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 4

    • Darkened Days

    • The Firsts, Book 4
    • By: C.L. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Pyper Down
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Jacob had searched for her for two months. Taken by rogue vampires, Starla had disappeared without a trace. An innocent, sweet girl from a remote Alaskan town, the human friend of a powerful first blood vampire, she had no idea the vampire world existed. Now, a lead sends him to Paris, to a cadre of young vampires that run the city at night, breaking rules and risking the vampire community's sacred covenant for secrecy.

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 5

    • Final Days

    • The Firsts, Book 5
    • By: C. L. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Pyper Down
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Love at first sight doesn't exist...right? So how could Alisa explain the instant intense attraction to a man she collided with on a lovely night in Paris at a streetside cafe? She was dying, a diagnosis that left her with perhaps three years left in her life...maybe that was why. Whatever it was, she wanted him and there was no reason not to take this beautiful man and find pleasure she has never known. This journey she was on was a final trip to places she had always loved in this world.

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 6

    • Days of Redemption

    • The Firsts ,Book 6
    • By: C. L. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Pyper Down
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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    Life is what happens when you're making other plans. Boy did it! Lauren graduated top of her class, ready for her career in genetic research. But when she was presented with the opportunity to study the most amazing thing she'd ever seen, a virus that completely rewrites human DNA, altering someone to become a Vampire, she couldn't refuse. When she realized that the research society were actually the villains, that the Vampires were not evil, or undead, she helps them destroy the lab where she worked.

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 7

    • Shattered Days

    • The Firsts, Book 7
    • By: C.L. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Pyper Down
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    He'd never really be all right again, but it was what he deserved after the war. He was broken; he knew it. Life messed you up, and all that was left to do was the best you can to survive. Yeah, he was messed up, but so was she, worse than he could ever imagine. Any chance that two people so shattered could help each other to heal and learn to love? Especially when one is human - and one is not.

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 8

    • Hard Days Night

    • The Firsts, Book 8
    • By: C.L. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Pyper Down
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    My name is Mal. I'm a cop in Los Angeles. I can tell you, I thought I'd seen everything.... Turns out I was wrong. One night, on a forced vacation, watching a sunset on a lovely beach, I intercepted a call for a homicide. It wasn't my jurisdiction, but I decided to respond until the locals could get there. I secured the scene on a lonely stretch of road near the ocean where a naked man had been shot in the head. God, the man was perfect. Big, sexy...I had to stop myself from touching him and contaminating the crime scene.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great story! looking forward to the next!

    • By Kate Challinor on 16-09-15

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 9

    • Day by Days

    • The Firsts, Book 9
    • By: C.L. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Pyper Down
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    On a stormy night, by a violent sea, Donovan meets a stunning woman who touches something in him he would have sworn died a long time ago. One night of incredible sex leaves him wanting more. But she's disappeared, and he has no idea who she is or how to find her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, characters and narration.

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-11-15

    Regular price: £24.19

  • Book 9.5

    • Once Upon a Midnight...

    • The Firsts
    • By: C.L. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Pyper Down
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Christmas in Chicago is a beautiful time of the year - but not for Merry, who has been kidnapped and locked in a dark room with only a friendly, sexy voice for company. He's been kidnapped, too, but the difference is, he knows why. The story continues as the first bloods decide to celebrate Christmas for the first time in centuries for the first blood children. From Africa, to Iceland, to France, the children of the moon and the children of the sun come together to show appreciation for family and friends newly found and yet to be.

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 10

    • Daydream Believer

    • The Firsts, Book 10
    • By: C. L. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Pyper Down
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Zach had been searching for an adventure worthy of a vampire. In the harsh beauty of a Siberian lake, he found it. An ancient burial site brings mystery and danger to vampires who have walked this world for over 1,000 years. As he surveys the stunning, icy landscape and considers his next adventure, the woman he'd left two years ago, a magnificent older vampire, has finally decided that she loves him...hasn't she?

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 11

    • The Days Fly

    • The Firsts, Book 11
    • By: C.L. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Pyper Down
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    You'd think that remaining young and beautiful forever would be wonderful, wouldn't you? For Sarah, it really wasn't. She'd been blood-bonded for nearly 100 years to a powerful vampire, where taking small sips of his blood daily kept his blood-bonds healthy and young. While she was like family to him, there comes a time in a human beings life when just existing isn't enough. There needed to be purpose and achievement and something to strive for.

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 12

    • Another Day

    • The Firsts, Book 12
    • By: C.L. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Natalie Duke
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Xavier, a thousand-year-old vampire, was missing. It shouldn't have been possible for someone to hold him, but he was gone. His brother, Koen, has come to New York City, where one of the vampire's enemies has been found, to search for Xavier. They need to stop Claude, who remains a threat, but first, where is Xavier?

    Regular price: £24.19

  • Book 13

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  • Book 14

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