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Product Details

  • Series: Night Owls (Book 1)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (February 25, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425272486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425272480
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 4.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #407,842 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Night Owls is a fast, fun read that kept me turning the pages. Lauren M. Roy delivers a plot that zips, dialogue that zings, and a cast of characters you'll cheer for to the very end. Thumbs up!"—Devon Monk, national bestselling author of Cold Copper

"Filled with great characters and action. Can't wait to read the next one!"—Keri Arthur, New York Times bestselling author of Darkness Splintered

About the Author

Lauren M. Roy started out as an independent bookseller, moved on to Hachette Book Group (where she has been a telephone sales representative for ten years), and is now completing her bookselling hat trick as an author.

She has done some freelance writing for tabletop role-playing games, including Dragon Age, Trail of Cthulhu, and A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying.

Lauren lives in southeastern Massachusetts with her husband, their cats, and the ghosts of houseplants she forgets to water. She is a graduate of Viable Paradise, the science fiction and fantasy writers’ workshop. Night Owls is her first novel. 

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lost in Denver on March 2, 2014
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It took me a little while to realize why reading this book didn't do anything for me. There wasn't anything particularly wrong with it (no editorial issues, no real plot holes, etc.), but the book was just boring. Part of it was that it really didn't give anything new. The characters all had potential but none of them really developed anything resembling a personality (except Elly to a fairly minor degree). The plot was predictable and felt like something that I've seen a hundred times before. There wasn't anything really new about the world that Roy created here, and there weren't any surprises in regards to the plot. It felt like reading a work by someone with solid technical skills who had filled in an urban-fantasy-paint-by-numbers kit. I think that there's a lot that the author COULD do with the world that was created here, but this book just wasn't very engaging.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Anya @ On Starships and Dragonwings on February 25, 2014
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Night Owls by Lauren M. Roy is a new urban fantasy series starring a new take on werewolves (adding in some creepy zombie elements), a couple of awesome heroines, solid friendships and sibling bonds, and an all-around intriguing new world! Night Owls borrows from more traditional fantasy in that it has several characters who all tell the story through multiple points of view, making it a well-rounded book with primary and secondary characters with surprising depth. I’m generally a bit stingy when it comes to urban fantasy since I’m such a fan girl of my favorite series, but Night Owls has managed to convince me to add another UF series to my must-read list! So when is book two coming out???? >.> Make sure to enter the giveaway (US only, sorry!) at the bottom of the post so you can enjoy this new series too!

Note: I received Night Owls from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Night Owls is so much fun! The writing is fast, the characters are witty, the ending left me wanting more. Night Owls definitely captured the addictive quality of the urban fantasy genre.
In the world of Night Owls, there aren’t your typical werewolves. Instead, there are Jackals, which are kind of a mix of werewolves and zombies! I’m suspicious there will be some Egyptian mythology thrown in in the future as we figure out more about Jackals, and I’m freaking pumped :D. I love it when urban fantasy stories manage to take familiar elements and add a new twist to them.
The plot of Night Owls is exciting and interesting. Right from the start we are wondering what is so important about this book that the Jackals are hunting our heroine for. I really enjoyed finding the answers alongside the characters and really never felt things lagged.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gary Henderson on April 6, 2014
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Note: There are some very mild spoilers, but you'll encounter them in the first few chapters. I'm not giving away much.

For a debut novel, this is very strong. One of the better ones I've come across. The premise is simple: Night Owls is a book store in a college town where students hang out until the wee hours. The owner, Val, happens to be a vampire. Not a very old one, but old enough. She's been through a lot, and came to this small town to get away from all the big, hairy problems. To live a quiet life, selling books, collecting rare books, and going about her unlife.

Until circumstances land those big, hairy problems right in her lap. A rare book with dangerous magic in it arrives at the bookstore in the wake of its owner's murder by Jackals, which are kind of like a cross between a vampire and a werewolf, but not as cuddly. Vampires and Jackals hate one another. More like loathe. And in Val's old life, she used to hunt Jackals down and kill them. Now, they want that book. Val's fine with giving it to them, if it will get them to leave her alone.

The problems start when one of her young employees accidentally reads the book . . . and the magic enters him instead of remaining in the book. The Jackals now want the young man, and will stop at nothing to get it.

I enjoyed the book thoroughly. It has good, believable, sympathetic characters who have strengths and weaknesses, and lives that don't seem to have just begun on page 1. The magic is believable and neither over- nor under-powered. The vampire lore is different to an extent that we only brush lightly in this first book. And the Jackals are, as far as I know, Lauren Roy's own invention.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LITERAL ADDICTION on March 3, 2014
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Our Review by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle
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--Actual rating 3.5 Skulls

Night Owls takes place in a semi-closed society. Our heroine, Val, a bookstore owner who used to be a Hunter (and is a vampire), tries to exist quietly with her Renfield Chaz and a group of unlikely allies, a couple of succubi, 2 ex Brotherhood members, and a human until a group of vicious, bloodthirsty Jackals come to town and the entire gang must go on the offensive.

The book was well written, it had delightful characters, interesting world building, fun dialogue, and some cool twists. Did I love it? No. Was it worth the read. Certainly.

Miss Roy deserves kudos for coming into a genre so steeped in material that it is hard to find something unique with exactly that, some new material. She also takes us back to the old days of Urban Fantasy where there really was no romance. It was all about the world, the characters and the story arc.

Even though I personally didn't love it, it was very enjoyable and looks to be an exciting start to a great new urban fantasy series. I'll definitely tune in for book #2.
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