Review: The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls #1) by Kristen Painter

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Nocturne Falls #1
Kristen Painter
Paranormal Romance - Vampires - Supernaturals
Sugar Skull Books
June 1, 2015


Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better.

Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.

After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. She finds her groom-to-be living in a town that celebrates Halloween every day. Weird. But not as weird as what she doesn’t know. Her groom-to-be is a 400-year-old vampire.

Hugh Ellingham has only agreed to the arranged set up to make his overbearing grandmother happy. In thirty days, whatever bridezilla shows up at his door will be escorted right back out. His past means love is no longer an option. Not if the woman’s going to have a future. Except he never counted on Delaney and falling in love for real.

Too bad both of them are keeping some mighty big secrets...



The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride was a fun, quick, and quirky read. It’s a light and fluffy PNR that mixes a little romance and humor. I loved the humor, the set up for the plot, world, and characters.

I was looking for something light-hearted and funny to read. I have to say this fit the bill.

I enjoyed all the characters and the town was just as fun, with it being Halloween all the time. Nocturnal Falls is a town where supernaturals hide in plain sight. With so many different supernaturals living in one place, things are bound to get interesting. Delaney was a fun character. Her life takes a turn when she saw something she shouldn’t and ends up in a most unlike place. I liked that she spouts chocolate facts when she gets nervous. Hugh was also a fun character. He humors his grandmother, but ends up falling for the women who shows up on his door steep.

What I Didn’t Like

I felt that Delaney and Hugh jumped into bed a little to fast. (Sex happens behind closed doors)

I wasn’t found of Hugh’s x-girlfriend Piper. That women was a B***H and the author kinda portrayed her as a future alcoholic.

The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride is a fun read, a sweet romance, and with plenty of fun characters to keep you entertained. The author had me laughing a lot. I most defiantly plan on pick up others in this series.

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

6 comments on “Review: The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls #1) by Kristen Painter

  1. Thanks for the review – I have met Kristen several times, but never read her books. I thought she was all dark UF and PNR. This sounds really cute.
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    • It was very cute, light, and funny. I enjoyed it and I’m trying to get my library to pick up others in the series, so I can read more of them.

  2. I have this ebook freebie. I’ve read some stuff from this author in the past. She is hit or miss for me. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I might try it one day. Great review.
    Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons recently posted…Gator’s Challenge Audiobook by Eve Langlais (REVIEW)My Profile

    • It was my first time with this author and I was glad that I enjoyed it. I’ve read reviews on some of there other stuff, but this book was just what I needed – light, fluffy, and funny read.

  3. Audible keeps suggesting this to me. Did you listen or read? I’m definitely keeping this in mind for when I need something good fun!
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    • I read it. I’m not much of an audio person. The only books I’ve listened to where the Harry Potter series. Great for road trip. ^_^
      The first book The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride is FREE. I’d like to see my library pick up some others in the series, so I can try them. I’m trying to not purchasing anymore since I have way to many I have bought, but haven’t read yet.