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As Twilight Falls: Morgan's Creek #1

Amanda Ashley

ISBN 9781420130393
Publish Date 4/30/2013
Format Paperback
Categories Zebra, Paranormal
List Price: $7.99

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“A master of her craft.” —Maggie Shayne

Photographing ghost towns across the American West, Kadie Andrews takes a wrong turn and ends up in Morgan Creek—a spot that isn’t on the map. It’s a quaint little place, but there’s something off about its complacent residents. And when twilight falls, it takes on a truly sinister air…

Unable to run, or to find any way out, Kadie finds herself a prisoner, hunted for her blood. Still more disturbing, her spirit and beauty have captured the attention of master vampire Rylan Saintcrow. When he looks into her eyes, she can see his hunger. When he takes her in his arms, she can feel his power. When he presses his lips against hers, she can taste his need. Saintcrow may be the most compelling creature she’s ever imagined, but Kadie knows in her heart that he is also a man. A man who needs a woman. To want him, desire him, crave him. To be his willing prisoner—for all eternity…

“A classic vampire tale of sensual, spine-tingling suspense.”   —Christine Feehan on Desire After Dark

About Amanda Ashley:

Amanda Ashley is one of those rare birds—a California native. She's lived in Southern California her whole life and, except for the earthquakes, she loves it. She shares a home with her husband, as well as an adorable Pomeranian named Lady, a wild house sparrow named Tweety, and a tortoise who remains nameless. Amanda and her alter ego, Madeline, have written 60 books. Not bad for someone who started writing just for the fun of it. Her books have made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. You can get a sneak peek at her next book on her website

Average Customer Review

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Customer Review

3.5 Stars for a classic vampire tale. (Sunday, July 14, 2013)
Reviewer: Toni S.

What if vampires were relegated to live in a town to follow certain rules and were not allowed to leave? Some might think it would be a good plan to keep humans safe, but what of the human in the town. As Twilight Falls tell one such story.

Driving into Morgan Creek was a simple mistake on Kadie’s part. One wrong turn, low on gas and late at night were just a few of her problems. From the moment she ventures into the town she knows something is off. The vibes she gets are off the charts wrong and the sudden appearance of Darrick does nothing to ease her feelings.

It doesn’t take long for Kadie to realize she is trapped in Morgan Creek and the residents don’t hold back on letting her know what is expected of her. They also fill her in on the mysterious head vampire, Rylan Saintcrow. Luckily he hasn’t been seen in a long while, because the women he takes interest in disappear forever.

Suddenly awake after decades of rest, Rylan is drawn to a new presence in town. From the moment Kadie enters his territory, he knows he wants her for his own. Even Darrick’s claim on the girl will not stop him from having her.

Things have changed in his town since he went to ground. The vampires are restless and the humans are not content. He never cared about the human’s happiness before Kadie, but now he is seeing things differently. Times have changed and now he must change too.

As Twilight Falls was a good story. Ms. Ashley has built a unique town and interesting characters. While it was not perfect for me it was a nice change in my usual paranormal reading material. The novel is more storytelling and sweet romance and less erotic than my normal reads. This will interest many readers. I can’t quite put my finger what was missing from the novel to make it great for me, but as a whole, the story was nicely written.

Another very important point for this book, it reads as a standalone novel. The story is wrapped up and complete, with a nice ending that leaves you gratified. What a wonderful change in the world of serial novels.

Pick up As Twilight Falls if you enjoy standalone novels, unique paranormal storytelling, romance that focuses on the relationship more than the bed play and the writings of Amanda Ashley. She has written an enjoyable classic vampire novel.

As Twilight Falls (Thursday, July 11, 2013)
Reviewer: The Jeep Diva

While on a ghost town hunting photography trip Kadie finds herself in the odd town of Morgan Creek. It is a ghost town. There are very few inhabitants and even fewer modern amenities. There is a reason for all of this and she soon finds it is a fate that she does not want. It’s a fate filled with the things that go bump in the night in the form of vampires. I’m also positive that it was the way the town perimeter functioned that put the first taste of dislike in my thoughts. I’m fine with the suspension of belief that is required for fantasy and paranormal books. This aspect of the world was a little too unbelievable.
As Twilight Falls is one of those books that had plenty of interesting concepts but just overall fell flat for me the reader. Sadly the hero Rylan is the typical vampire that we’ve read entirely too many times. He’s older than time, extremely wealthy, beyond handsome, and has grown so bored with life that he has taken to underground hibernation and does not want to be disturbed. The moment he smells the sweet innocent Kadie he wants to wake, find her, and possess her.
To keep pace with the hero Kadie fell just as flat. She’s young and naïve, and overly compassionately human. At first I thought her Stockholm Syndrome feeling towards Rylan were spot on. When her thoughts of attraction to him started surfacing while thinking him a monster I was required to suspend more belief into this world than I cared to. Her family situation once revealed became predictable and I instantly knew exactly where that was headed.
This was obviously just not a book for me. I’ve read a couple of novellas from Ashley in anthologies that I absolutely loved. I loved one so much that even four years later I remember the hero. So …

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