Nightfall (Vampire Romances #2)
by Norah Wilson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 28th, 2011
Aiden Afflack (a vampire) is as charming, sexy and easy-going as he is gorgeous. Unless you happen to be a rogue vampire, in which case he’s apt to be the last thing you see. Sam Shea is a wildly successful nature photographer whose prescient dreams lead her to some of the worlds most turbulent, awe-inspiring weather phenomena.
When their paths cross and Aiden discovers that his proximity to Sam warps her psychic power, causing her to hone in on vampire violence instead of violent weather, he knows he’s found a priceless tool in his fight to rid the world of rogues.
Sam has a deep-rooted aversion to having her powers exploited, but once her eyes have been opened to the lives she can help save, she can’t withhold her cooperation. But she can deny Aiden the other thing he wants from her, which makes her unique among women. And absolutely irresistible to Aiden!
This second installment in Wilson’s Vampire Romances series tells the story of Aiden and Sam. This novel could be read out of order, however, The Merzetti Effect (Book #1) does most of the story world building for the series so I recommend reading that one first.
Nightfall may not be as action packed as The Merzetti Effect, however it is first-rate in its own merit. It’s a very well written Paranormal Romance that delivers believable characters, evokes emotion and provides a well-planned backstory. It’s a little on the lighter side of PNR, however it still packs a punch with its steamy passion and the struggles these two lovers have to find a common ground in their relationship.
Hired by Delano Bowen, who we met in The Merzetti Effect, Aiden is one of many vampires who hunt and kill rogue vampires. Sam is a very successful photographer who is psychically drawn to violent phenomena. Normally the violence is weather-related; however recently, she is drawn to violence in the form of vampire attacks.
Thinking her latest vision is sending her to another violent natural occurrence, Sam unwittingly shows up at the site of a vampire attack. Here she meets Aiden who quickly realizes she has a psychic gift that can aid in his mission and he proceeds to convince her to help. They work together as a team to find as many rogue vampires they can and save many victims from death.
Their working relationship quickly escalates to a game of seduction. Aiden is quite a playboy that never allows himself to have a serious relationship. Sam is very independent and focused on her career and not her love life. They are both instantly attracted to each other; however, Sam knows Aiden’s type and tries her best to avoid his advances. After facing life and death situations, they discover more about each other (and themselves) and their relationship grows deeper.
Despite all the hunter’s efforts, the threat of rogue vampires is growing to new levels. The rogues are starting to organize and are working together in packs instead of on their own. I’m interested to see how this will be developed in the series.
I enjoyed this novel as a follow up to The Merzetti Effect and found the characters to be well developed and the story well delivered. The idea of a larger rogue threat is interesting and I am definitely looking forward to reading more from the Vampire Romances series.
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