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Night Realm [Kindle Edition]

Darren G. Burton
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Night Realm is a Paranormal Detective novel set on Australia's Gold Coast. It is the story of private detective, Ryan Fox. When he meets the beautiful Selena Thorne, Ryan’s life takes a detour into a dark world he thought only existed in folklore and in the minds of movie producers. Selena hires Ryan to acquire the unusual research of scientist, Doctor Marlon Becker. Becker is a hematologist and an expert in blood disorders. When Ryan discovers what the focus of Becker’s research is, it puts a whole new spin on things.

Chelsea, Ryan's teenage sister, meets Travis and she soon realizes there is something very different about this attractive and mysterious new boy in town. A relationship quickly develops .No sooner has Chelsea fallen for Travis when she learns he’s not actually what he seems.

Meanwhile, Homicide Detective David Marks investigates a spate of strange murders, where victims appear to have had every drop of blood drained from their bodies, with the only apparent injuries being two puncture wounds on the throat. With no solid leads on a suspect and more people dying every few days, Marks is getting nowhere fast in his quest to apprehend the killer.

As the story unfolds the lives of the characters - both human and vampire - come together in a gripping climax where not everyone comes out alive, and not everything goes as planned.

Editorial Reviews


"Night Realm is a fantastic new take on vampires and I enjoyed every minute of it! I was ready for my next vampire fix and was going to pick up the next "Sookie Stackhouse" book when I came across Night Realm. A fantastic story that definitely kept me hooked." - Kym Hare (Undead Passion)

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Read the sequel:
Night Realm 2: Scarlett Dawn

Product Details

  • File Size: 495 KB
  • Print Length: 287 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477558780
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0085ZJE72
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,548,457 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It Sucked Me In June 26, 2013
By Jill
Format:Kindle Edition
+I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author's writing is very detailed, which made this an easy to process read. It had a good amount of drama without trying too hard in a genre which, in my opinion, is the case a lot of the time.

+I felt attached to a few of the characters, which helped keep me emotionally invested in the story. I wanted to know what happens!

+Normally, I dislike books that constantly flip between points of view. But with Night Realm, I felt that each switch transitioned smoothly, thanks to the use of *** to differentiate. I found these switches easy to follow, & think it helped to make me so tied to the characters.

+I liked that it was set in Australia. Thanks to the author's descriptions, the landscape in which this was told was very beautiful, a great back drop.

-I did find a few grammatical mistakes, & a few times throughout, the sentences seemed a bit too short & choppy.

All in all, I give this a 4/5 star rating. Night Realm is a gripping novel that left me asking- is there going to be another book? I would recommend to vampire fans who like their fanged creatures on the non-sparkly side.

-Thank you to Darren G. Burton & Giveaways group for the free copy-
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Night Realm June 4, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
We all know vampires are not real, I hope. The book really holds your attention and draws you in this out its length. Q
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Lynxie
Format:Kindle Edition
bookshelves: indie-review-copies, smashwords-review, aussie-authors, 2-star-review, editing-required, indie-author, paranormal, ya
Recommended for: serious vampire fans
Read from June 17 to 20, 2013 -- I own a copy, read count: 1

Night Realm is a paranormal, young adult-ish book that incorporates a crime/detective story in too. The criminal side of the story was quite well researched and I thought it was believable, although not too intricately written. I would have liked to see more of that side of the story.

The paranormal side of the story leaves little to the imagination. It is much the same as any other vampire book, if you've read Twilight or Vampire Diaries you'll likely know just about everything there is to know about being a vampire in this book (alas - they don't sparkle).

The side stories and characters were flat, it was fairly obvious that they were created and introduced for the purpose of being killed or used in some way in the story. While the main character (Ryan) was fairly developed, his sister Chelsea, left quite a bit to be desired. Her thought processes seemed scattered and some of them completely out of character, or the character I created from my understanding of Darren's writing at least.

I had issues with the haphazard way in which Travis (Chelsea's mysterious boyfriend) was willing to do as Chelsea asked after such a short period in time of them being together. This 'Oh, I've just met you but I will die for you, you must be my soul mate' crap that's cropping up in young adult books these days is seriously insane!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Murder, romance and vampires, what more can you ask for? Ryan Fox is a private detective. He lives with his little sister Chelsea, but all is not loving in this family as she blames Ryan for the death of their parents. Ryan agrees to work a case for Selena Thorne, the owner of a nightclub, after meeting her during the course of another investigation. But Selena has secrets of her own to hide. In the meantime, Chelsea meets Travis, a mysterious newcomer to town. They both become enamoured with each other right away, but Travis has his own secrets that he quickly shares with Chelsea. In the meantime there are murders taking place all through Australia that have police baffled since the victims are drained of all their blood. How all these stories come together in the end you need to read on further to find out.

I really enjoyed this book. The romance was light, and the mystery of how these characters all fit together kept me going for some time until they all started melding together. The book also ended on a good note with an interesting twist. There is a sequel, but there was in no way any kind of cliffhanger which is refreshing in this world of cliffhanger sequels that seems to be flooding the marketplace lately.
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4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD STORY THAT CAPTURES YOUR INTEREST RIGHT AWAY. January 20, 2015
Format:Kindle Edition

I was not aware that I was reviewing a galley with only 25 page count until I got to the last page.

This is a good book and I was interested almost immediately. I normally don't like vampire stories but, this one kept me interested. The characters were developing and if anything there was too much information about their lives which made the book drag at times.

I was left hanging, so I will have to go get the full story to find out what happens. Unfortunately, I am uncomfortable recommending a book I couldn't finish but based upon the information I have now, I would recommend this book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice mystery November 12, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Murders are happening in the town that Detective David Marks is in and they have similarities of two puncture wounds in the neck. Ryan is a PI working for Selena and has been assigned to find out what Dr. Becker is researching. His sister, Chelsea, has met Travis and he's different from the guys she's dated in the past. With a vampire running around who only cares about what he wants, is anyone safe? I liked the mystery involved in this and how so many characters' lives intertwined. I would definitely recommend this story.
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I have been a writer for about 30 years, having written numerous full length works of fiction and non-fiction, as well as many short stories.

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