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...)


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

    Book two will feature Beth and Nate :)

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

  3. B,

    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. :)


  4. It does look good and hot guys too!

  5. Enter me!

    pocokat AT gmail DOT com

  6. 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 :)

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

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

  9. Please enter me! :)


  10. Sounds good. Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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


  12. 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! :)

  13. 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

  14. Nice review! I'd love to enter

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  15. Michelle
    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 ;)

  16. JuJU
    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

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


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

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

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

    happy valentine's day!

  21. I would love to be entered :)

  22. 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.


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


  24. I want it :) Happy belated Valentines!

  25. Oh, please enter me too :)

    baychriz at gmail dot com

  26. Maija
    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

  27. 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

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

  29. Sounds like a good paranormal romance :)

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

  31. Amused
    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 :)

  32. 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!


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

    Count me in for the giveaway!


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

  35. Would love to win a copy :-) Thanks!

    smaccall @

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

    Such a lovely cover, the red just pops

    Sarah, Onu :)

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

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  38. 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!

  39. Thank you all for entering :D

    The winners are

    ING and Maija

  40. Love the cover looks like a good read.

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



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