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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra - Kensington; Original edition (Jan. 27 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082178062X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821780626
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 2.6 x 17.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #598,921 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rather thin vampire story Jan. 28 2009
By Helen Hancox - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
'Night's Pleasure' is part of a series by this author but this is the first that I've read. However Amanda Ashley provided the reader with enough information to always know what was going on without force-feeding acres of backstory in one go. In this book we meet Vampire Rane Cordova who has cut himself off from his family and made his living as a magician. When he realises the same young woman has been coming to his magic performances for years he strikes up a conversation with her which eventually leads to more.

Savanah Gentry might think she's just a trainee journalist out to get a story on the amazing magician but her family has a few secrets that will soon come out. When Savanah discovers that the world is rather different than she expected, that Vampires not only exist but may be trying to kill her, she has to decide whether to take up her family's mantle against the evil creatures or whether she and Rane can make something together.

Although there were some elements of danger in this book those aspects of the plot were generally resolved within a couple of pages. This is not a nail-biting, tense thriller as we wait to see if Savanah will survive; instead it appears to be aiming to be the gradual unfolding of a love story between mortal and Vampire. Unfortunately the author's skill with characterisation and pacing wasn't enough to lift this book above fairly mediocre. Rane and Savanah somehow felt like ciphers - we understood their fears and confusions but never really felt them with them. Amanda Ashley's writing style is also fairly plain and the paucity of subclauses in her writing makes it feel rather disjoint at times. The premise of this story was fairly good but the execution was rather a disappointment.

Originally published for Curled Up With A Good Book © Helen Hancox 2008
I was pleasantly surprised Feb. 9 2009
By Rachel P. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Rane and his twin brother Rafe are unique, not only because they are twins, but also because they are natural born vampires - in that their father was a vampire before they were conceived. Rane has been in a self imposed exile from his family for years. He is pretending to be a magician and has been for years, using his vampire abilities to mystify the audiences who come to see him. He feels unworthy of his family, that is until he meets Savanah Gentry and his world is turned upside down.

Savanah Gentry has a nose for news, well she better given she s a reporter. But she finds more than she bargained for when she meets the mysterious Santoro the Magnificent. Now if she survives she may have found the man of her dreams.

In this continuation of the Night's vampire series the focus shifts to Rane Cordova ans the mortal woman who steals his heart. Once again Amanda Ashley has produced an interesting and unique story that mixes romance, intrigue and suspense into one exciting read. I am truly looking forward to the next book.

Although this story is part of a series it is very easy to read and does not, like its predecessors, rely on the stories before it to propel the story forward. I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised to pick up this book and be able to dive right in with no heavy reference to the earlier stories. This book can stand on its own as well as being part of a great series.

Reviewed at Bitten by Books Paranormal Fiction Review Site by Cassie
LOVED IT!!! Jan. 15 2010
By CoolPolly - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book was absolutely may favorite and i was sad to finish it because i couldnt stop myself from reading it! I absolutely fell in love with the main steamy incredibly sexy vampire "Rane Cordova" I couldnt stop reciting his name and reading some pages at least 3 times over. This book lead me to run out and literally search for the night series immediately! I loved the characters and the plot is absolutely captivating and full of steamy romance and adventure and some nice action both romantically and adventurous. The book was truly amazing from beginning to finish and had me bugging my family and friends to read it for themselves so i would definitely recommend buying it along with the rest of the series which i find thouroughly just as pleasing. I truly lost myself in this story page after page and had to stop reading just to say "wow". It is a sexy timeless vampire romance and will leave you wanting more and it is a great last addition to the night series which i would say is BANG! You cant help but fall in love with this story if your realy into some nice steamy vampire romance. The plot is quite amazing and it is an exciting read!
Sort of misses the mark for a vampire fan Feb. 19 2009
By Dollar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is my first Amanda Ashley book, and I hope it won't influence me to be the last. First, I must say that Ms. Ashley is an excellent writer. Her mechanics are sound and her story is well written. That being said, I was disappointed in the vampires of her story. It's hard to get behind a hero who steals blood from the heroine and then changes her memory so that she won't remember. The story line has the potential to be very good, but the battle with the big evil werewolf lasts only a few pages and then is anticlimactically over. The villain is vanquished a bit too easily and his part is minimized in favor of Rane and Savannah's over-told romance. Much of the book is spent with Rane and Savannah playing house. Savannah is contstantly afraid that Rane is going to hurt her by drinking too much blood, and Rane's actions don't set her mind at ease. All in all, this is an okay story. They overcome their fears and angst with each other. However, for a good vampire story, you are better off reading JR Ward, Lara Adrian, Christine Feehan or Jenna Maclaine.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Poor Story, Decent Characters July 17 2009
By S Smith - Published on Amazon.com
I only finished this story a few minutes ago, but immediately had to come in here an warn people away from it. It's actually a 2.5 book, but I ended up disliking it more than I liked it. The thing is that the hero and heroine are written wonderfully. Their relationship is interesting if you ignore their back stories. I had trouble getting past the mass murderer aspect of the hero's character. The heroine's Dad did find a trail of dead bodies following him and it wasn't just old or sick people he killed, but the young and healthy. Not that young and healthy people deserve to live and the sick and elderly deserve to die, but it seems like he stole more from the young-uns than those who've already had some sort of life. Also, the vampire queen renamed the daughter when the heroine wants to name that daughter after her awesome kick-butt mother. It's like the book was tolerable until the last few chapter when the heroine just game up on defending humanity and ignoring her vampire hunter heritage for a guy (granted, he was a romance novel guy).

I liked that the heroine was descended from vampire hunters and was actually wanting her to kick some butt, but that really doesn't reflect the gentle character the author creates. The thing is that I hate, hate, hate the way the vampires are treated as good guys. THEY ARE VILLANS. The definition of a vampire is that it steals blood or lifeforce from its victims, often killing and terrorising them. I'll admit to reading books that softpedal this and enjoying them, but this isn't one since the author makes a point of telling us of the hero's long history of indiscriminate murder for which he shows no remorse. He only stops because he doesn't want to offend his girlfriend.

It remind me of a question from the Twilight boardgame we played at our family reunion last weekend (yes we are really dorks). One of the questions was, would you like to be a vampire?(the player had to guess what the majority said) Maybe this book is for people who would say yes. IDK, I said no since I grow faint at the sight of blood and would have no tolerance for all the angst and causing direct harm to others.

So this book was a bad choice for me, it was an impulsive checkout from the library and I'm not going to read anymore books from this author since there are so many authors whose characters and story I like that there's no need to waste time on a crapshoot.


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