Monday, 14 February 2011

Review and giveaway: A Night of Secrets - Lori Brighton

Genre: Historical paranormal romance
Pages: ebook 189
Published: February 2011

Grayson Bellamont has spent years on the Continent, fighting a war he cares nothing for. It is only while in the chaos of battle that he can hide what he truly is, a Vampire. Returning to England, he finds his sister murdered and his seven-year-old niece missing. All over the country Vampires are mysteriously dying. Grayson sets out to uncover the truth and locate his niece before it's too late. All leads point to Meg James, a Vicar's daughter. Instinct tells him Meg is innocent, but the clues he uncovers warn she's guilty. One thing is clear, Meg awakens a warmth inside of him he thought long dead and Grayson is torn between a sense of duty and his desires.

Vowing to honor a promise, Meg concocts a lie to keep a stranger's child safe. She had no idea that protecting the child would mean putting her own life in danger. When Grayson arrives asking questions, Meg's unease flares. Who is this mysterious man who seems to appear and disappear as quickly as a spirit? A man with strength like no other? As he pushes ever closer, taking over her senses with his touch, his kiss and his unexpected honor, she realizes she has even more to lose. Meg is falling in love with Grayson, but will he believe her when the truth will condemn the one person he trusts the most?

It's the story of Meg, a nice Vicar's daughter, who is more than tempted than a mysterious stranger moves in next door. A hot neighbour. Grayson is a vampire who is hunting for clues about his missing niece and that leads him to Meg, but can she be a killer?  

My thoughts: 
Meg was nice and sweet, Grayson was very tempting, but a bit of an idiot sometimes too. But who can blame him, everything does point to Meg being a killer, and having killed more than once.

This is not only the story about him wanting answers, because soon there is a body and a murder mystery. Which introduces a man I loathed, did he have nothing better to do than accuse innocent women? A bit of a semi-bad guy and a total ass.

There is also the romance, because Grayson lusts after her, even if she is only a human, and he believes she might have killed. And she, well who could say no to him. Passion promised too.

A negative thing would be that Grayson could be a bit hasty in his conclusions sometimes, but then again even though he let her know that he thought she might have done something, he still protected her too. Poor guy, he was very conflicted. So he redeemed himself in wanting to save her.

Recommendation and final thoughts:
A nice historical paranormal romance. Murder, mystery, romance and vampires. When I finished the book I also had a wish, Meg has a certain friend, and I would love for that friend to get a HEA.

Reason for reading:
I got to borrow an e-reader and what better book to try it with.

Oh hot!

 Let's make this one super easy.

Open to ALL
2 winners get an e-copy of A night of Secrets
Ends February 21st

Yes that is it! Just tell me if you wanna enter.

And the winner of the contest last week is:


Congrats :D

+ a new winner

Carol T (buddy...)


Lori Brighton said...

Thanks for the review! And to let you know...

Book two will feature Beth and Nate :)

Blodeuedd said...

Hihi, ok I do admit I had hoped that would be the case :D

Michelle Greathouse said...


No need to enter me in the contest - just wanted to stop by and say I'm glad you're having fun with that e-reader. :)


serendipity_viv said...

It does look good and hot guys too!

PoCoKat said...

Enter me!

pocokat AT gmail DOT com

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I'm not entering bc my TBR pile is too big, but what a fabulous sounding book and a great review! Lori Brighton is genius :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

That is a hot cover. Happy Valentine's Day :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

oooh, historical + paranormals, how awesome!! no need to enter me, though b/c I don't have an ereader :)

Anonymous said...

Please enter me! :)


donnas said...

Sounds good. Thanks for the chance!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Anachronist said...

I am entering, I have nothing to lose. Nice review!


Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I'm not entering since I have this on my tbr, but now I can't wait to get to it! Sounds good and I'm glad that it looks like you'll get your wish for book 2! :)

Anonymous said...

Please enter me into this contest! It sounds like a story I would love!

Thank you for the great contest.

user1123 AT comcast DOT net

Reading Mind / The Loyal Book said...

Nice review! I'd love to enter

aliasgirl at libero dot it

Blodeuedd said...

Having a blast, and feeling a bit sad that I must return it soon. Will miss my new buddy

I just love the red :)

Good luck!

Don't I know about that, lol, I am supposed to be reading books that have been sitting on my shelf for I? Now, had to have some new ebooks ;)

Blodeuedd said...

Thanks :D

Lacey and Donnas, Reading Mind
You're in!

Lol, good luck! And happy Friendship Day to you, as we say here in Finland :)

Glad you are like it :)

I am very happy about that, Beth, poor Beth, but at least there is hope now

Maija said...

I'd like to win this one!

Yvonne said...

Sounds great. I'd love to be entered into this one.


Staci said... need to save your $$ and get that will love it! Glad you enjoyed reading this one on a reader!

DCMetroreader said...

Sounds like a fun way to break in the borrowed e-reader!

vvb32 reads said...

yes! love to read lori's latest.
vvb32 at

happy valentine's day!

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered :)

Ing said...

I like that despite his doubts he still wanted to save her. Too cute! Great review Blodeuedd! I've never read Lori's book before but would definitely love to give it a try.

Thanks for the giveaway and review.


Houston A.W. Knight said...

Hey honey just stoping over to visit and see what happening here...wonderful post.


host said...

I want it :) Happy belated Valentines!

Unknown said...

Oh, please enter me too :)

baychriz at gmail dot com

Blodeuedd said...

Good luck :)

Best of luck :)

I know! I want it so much, I am practically drooling over it

It sure was :) And made me want that reader

Thank you Velvet :D

Blodeuedd said...

Lacey :)

Thank you Ing
Even though she was all sweet and nice, the things did point to her. So I am glad he still wanted her :)

Hi Hawk
*Hugs* nice to see ya here. Happy Valentine's Day

Thanks Host

You're in

Amused said...

Oh this looks like a fun book to try an e-reader out with!

The Bookworm said...

Sounds like a good paranormal romance :)

Unknown said...

ooooh a Historical with Paranormal touch... cool! Great review hon, still dont think Im into the Historical thing LOL

Blodeuedd said...

It sure was :) Aww the e-reader, I want to keep it

We will drag you over to the dark side one day ;)

Naiad That is was :)

Book of Secrets said...

A naughty Vicar's daughter, huh? *grins* Very nice review! I am a big fan of the historical & paranormal combination, so please enter me in the contest!


VampFanGirl said...

Wow! I'm lovin' this cover. And really, it does sound like a read that has it all.

Count me in for the giveaway!


Unknown said...

Awesome contest , count me in : onutzyk_93@yahoo(dot)com

Bookwyrm369 said...

Would love to win a copy :-) Thanks!

smaccall @

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, yes indeed, those are sure fun. Good luck!

Such a lovely cover, the red just pops

Sarah, Onu :)

Amanda from Novel Addiction said...

Enter me, please!

booklover0226 said...

Another book for my must have list; I look forward in reading it.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Great review! I'm happy to hear that you are enjoying your eReader and this does sound like an amazing to book to start off with! I have yet to read a Historical PARANORMAL Romance! I love my Historical Romance and I love my Paranormal Romance but I really do want to read a mixture of the two! I would love to enter!

Thanks for this great giveaway opportunity!

Blodeuedd said...

Thank you all for entering :D

The winners are

ING and Maija

Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) said...

Gah, I just love that cover =)

loveangel132 said...

Love the cover looks like a good read.

winnie said...

Thanks for the post and giveaway! Please count me in!



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