Review: As Twilight Falls by Amanda Ashley

July 14, 2013 Review 0

Review: As Twilight Falls by Amanda Ashley

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 the town’s leader—the mysterious 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 powerful 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.

Title: As Twilight Falls
Author: Amanda Ashley
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Sunlight, A Fire in the Blood
Published by Zebra
Source: Publisher
Published: April 30, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 336
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Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: two-stars
Flames: two-flames

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 …

Favorite quote, Rylan to Kadie: “I had no idea you were such a bloodthirsty little baggage.”

Amanda Ashley

               

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