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Nessy wakes from her unconscious state to find she can no longer remember who she is or her purpose in life. Charles battles to try and tell her as much information as he can about her former life, and eventually submits to telling Nessy her true immortal state. Hera takes Nessy back to the past in the form of the Gulon, where she meets the other Gulon packs who have comeNessy wakes from her unconscious state to find she can no longer remember who she is or her purpose in life. Charles battles to try and tell her as much information as he can about her former life, and eventually submits to telling Nessy her true immortal state. Hera takes Nessy back to the past in the form of the Gulon, where she meets the other Gulon packs who have come to aid them while the covens have gathered hoping to glimpse their new queen and ruler of the underworld, little does Nessy realise that person is her!The continuing threat from the detested sinister Tellis coven fight back with the remaining members and they join forces with another coven that have long since been known for their massacres and barbaric ways for feeding. Nessy has to battle to protect the human race from extinction and to protect her title for the good of races, the immortal race and the mortals that surround her, with Charles and the Gulon they must succeed....

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  • ѦѺ™
    2018-11-15 13:15

    Know where to find the sunrise and sunset times and note how the sky looks at those times, at least once. - Marilyn vos Savant Nessy succumbs into a coma after her battle with Hervidor, her maker. when she awakens, she recalls nothing of who and what she is. Charles and Hera nurse her back to health. slowly she regains her memory and finds out that she now bears the title and the burden of being Queen of the Underworld. Nessy finds herself once more at a crossroad. what remains of the Tellis coven join forces with another evil clan to wrench the title from her in their relentless pursuit to dominate the vampire and human worlds. despite her trepidation and doubts, Nessy remains true to her self - a human-vampire-Gulon with a conscience. she becomes emotional but the vampire and Gulon within her also remind her of her potential and strengths. leadership is never an easy task and i can relate well with Nessy's misgivings when she learns of her new role and what lies ahead. when i got promoted in my job, i felt honored for the recognition of my hard work and value as an employee. the responsibilites, however, tied to the position are a different matter. like Nessy, i experienced and learned that:* not everyone was pleased when i got promoted and i had to prove to those who showed disapproval or resentment that i deserved my position * making choices and exercising good judgment is critical and as much as possible one has to reach a win-win situation for all concerned * listening to others entails doing so with one's heart and not just with one's mind * despite being a leader, one should never forget to be a good follower as well * there are people willing to help and share the burden of leadership and it was selfish of me to carry its weight when i could only do so much * wisdom does stem from experience and it has nothing to do with age * it is not unbecoming of a leader to ask for assistance * help can come from unexpected places and resources * it is indeed lonely at the top if one chooses to isolate oneself * it feels good to get one's feet wet from time to time * smiling at the world even if it does not smile back lightens my spirit * saying thanks and acknowledging everyone for their contribution no matter how small it is makes the workplace more pleasant to be in * building relationships with everyone can go a long long way * sacrifices are sometimes required but not always * maintaining a healthy balance between family and work is important; one should never encroach on the other * when the work is done, it is done - rest and recreation should followSunrise To Sunset is the sequel to Moon Rising which i reviewed last year. this time author Laurie Bowler explores the dilemma faced by a leader confronting a crisis. she talks again about a human condition from a supernatural creature's point of view and manages to drive the truth home.from sunrise to sunset, we may be a leader at our job, club or group but at the end of the day we have to accept the fact that it is just one role among many that we assume. it should never consume us or lead us away from who we really are deep inside. Disclosure of Material Connection: i received a copy of Sunrise To Sunset from the author herself. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

  • Laurie Bowler
    2018-10-24 12:15

    Review taken directly from amazon.com5.0 out of 5 stars Visionary Vampire Novel Verifies Vampires Don't Always Suck, December 21, 2010 By Douglas R. Cobb (Fort Smith, AR USA) - See all my reviews(REAL NAME) This review is from: Sunrise to Sunset (Paperback) Nessy, the half-vampire, half-mortal heroine of Laurie Bowler's Horror/Romance novel, Moon Rising, is back in her stunning and page-turning sequel, Sunrise to Sunset. She starts off the novel having totally lost her memories, except for when she was a mortal. She doesn't even recall who Charles Eaves is, the vampire whom she fell in love with in Moon Rising, who is the head of his coven and who offered her protection from Hervidor's vampire coven, which had kept her imprisoned for hundreds of years. Charles tries to help her regain her memories, but he wants to do it slowly, so as not to cause her to have a relapse by getting too much information overload at one time. But, time's a precious commodity, and Nessy needs to remember whom she is, and that she defeated and killed Hervidor, so she can take her rightful place as the queen of the underworld. Charles Eaves, and Nessy's cousin, the Gulon, Hera, now the leader of his pack, knew that Nessy was special in being half-mortal and half-vampire and in not wanting to sustain her own life by killing any humans; but, even they didn't realize exactly how special she was in the novel Moon Rising. Now, she has become something different, a complete vampire, but with human feelings and emotions, though her blood has turned cold and her heart no longer beats. But, she is also part Gulon, as her father, Abram, was a full-blooded one, and was the leader of the pack before Hera took over at his death. Gulons, for anyone who has not yet read Moon Rising, are creatures who can take the form of humans, but who change to resemble huge cat-like creatures at will. They are creatures who protect and watch over humans, to prevent vampires from attacking them. They will fight against vampires if necessary to defend mortals, and this is why they are often considered to be each other's enemies. Nessy found out in Moon Rising that she could take the shape of a Gulon, and when her memories come back in Sunrise to Sunset, she remembers that a major part of her heritage is that she is also part Gulon, and technically the heir to being the leader of the pack Hera leads. She doesn't want to try to push her cousin aside, though, because he has been so kind to her, and has helped to protect her and save her from Hervidor. While Moon Rising went into exploring Nessy's origins and establishing her as being unique and extremely powerful (though also needing to be protected until she came into her own), Sunrise to Sunset is more about her becoming a sort of leader or savior to both the vampires and the Gulons, and to perhaps finally establishing a bridge between the two enemies, and at least a tentative type of peaceful co-existence. However, to do this, she has to become accepted by both the Gulons and the vampires, and not just Hera's and Eaves' covens, but all of the Gulon and vampire covens. Nessy gets tested in many ways in this sequel, and reading about how she deals with the pressures involved in trying to bring peace to the vampires and the Gulons is very fascinating. When Gulon covens from near and far come together, hearing the rumors that the new queen of the underworld is gathering all of the vampire covens together, also, for a big meeting, Hera and his coven fear that when the two forces meet, the Gulons will attack without bothering to wait for any sort of explanations to be given them. Hera and his coven thus offer Nessy their promise of protection yet again, even against their own kind, if need be, in order to help bring about peace. Why read a book about vampires and Gulons at this time of year, during the Holiday Season, and Christmastime? Hey, novels about vampires are pretty cool no matter what time of the year it is, but one like Laurie Bowler's latest, Sunrise to Sunset, about trying to establish peace, is even more appropriate to this time of the year. If you like plenty of action in your novels, you'll also find that here, so don't think that this novel is all about peace, love, hope, and harmony. I really enjoyed reading Laurie Bowler's new take on the traditional vampire stories, and I think you will, too. Check out Sunrise to Sunset today!

  • Wenj
    2018-10-29 12:59

    Review provided by Black Lagoon Reviews:Sunrise to Sunset is the second novel in Laurie Bowler's quaint paranormal romance series, Moon Rising. Once again, we follow Nessy on her journey to self discovery and true love in a world that is still stacked against her depite the death of her murderous and nefarious maker Hervidor. Now a full fledged vampire with unique DNA allowing her to retain her Gulon heritage as well as her humanity, she still finds herself the oddity among her kind. But, now the situation is made worse by the fact that she is the Queen of the Underworld and thus ruler of the Vampires, and not everyone is happy about this elevation. Covens plotting and manipulating their way closer to usurping her throne adds a nice twist of adventure while the alliance between Vampire and Gulon sparks some interesting controversy amongst the different races. Again, Bowler creates an interesting world with a sort of fairy tale flair that is interesting and unique.The characters are nicely written, with great care given to their thoughts and motivations. However, they still felt a little one dimensional to me and the emotional connection that I hoped would grow in this novel was still oddly lacking. What I did really enjoy about this novel though was the deeper exploration into the Gulon culture and heritage. More is found out about their legends, rules and society and we get to see the various clans coming together and showing the varying attitudes and prejudices about the Vampire race. The bonds created by the allegiance of Gulon and Vampire, united under Nessy, are interesting to see as it is seemingly shrugged off by many as not being a big deal. In fact, despite the animosity between the two cultures, most aren't that perturbed by Nessy's mixed heritage. In fact, her unique mix of Human, Vampire and Gulon seem to unite the covens with a sense of goodwill and hope not seen under her villainous predecessor Hervidor. In truth, I found this novel to be more focused on the growing relationships between the species with little snippets given to the main threat of the attacking Tellis/Cassis covens.The world building is once again nicely done as Bowler explores lots of different angles throughout the novel. From the Gulon society, to what it means to be the Queen of the Vampires and even exploring new ground with addition of witches. The feeling of once again being thrust in to a fairy tale realm instead of a paranormal romance was once again plainly evident. And again the ever expanding of this universe is lovely to see as we explore more and more of the cultural differences between the species.But, once again I also saw things that drew down the novel from what it could have been. Again, the dialogue often takes on an almost simplistic tone with the various characters' voices not being all that different from one another. Also, there is a lot of repetition in both the characters' thoughts and speech and often times the explanations get a bit confusing because they aren't boiled down to the simplest terms. Pacing can be a bit of a problem as well at times which paired with the repetition of thoughts and speech can be monotonous. However, I found that I could look past these things and still enjoy the story.In the end, I found that I really enjoyed this novel more then the previous in the series and am still captivated by the whimsical quality embodied within these pages. Bowler has quite a unique voice as an author, one I am more aptly able to describe using the term 'story teller', a quality that I feel is often over looked and under appreciated in today's literary circles. If you enjoyed Moon Rising then you will certainly adore this adventurous follow up!

  • Raquel Vega-Grieder
    2018-11-02 11:21

    Review Of Sunrise To Sunset By Laurie Bowler Sunrise To Sunset (Moon Rising Book #2) By Laurie BowlerFormat: Kindle Edition File Size: 504 KB Sold by: Amazon Digital Services Language: English ASIN: B004FGLN5QSource: Amazon.Com (link to purchase HERE)Purchase: Smashwords.Com (link to purchase HERE)Blurb:Nessy awakes from her unconscious state, with no memory of who she is or her purpose in life. Charles struggles as he tries to provide her with as much information as he can about herself. Saddened and concerned, he eventually tells her about her former life, and true immortal state. Dismayed, a still unconvinced Hera takes Nessy back to the past in the form of the Gulon. There she meets other Gulons who had come to their aid, along with the covens that were gathered, hoping to glimpse their new queen and ruler of the underworld, little does Nessy realise that person is her!The continued threat and battles from the detested and sinister Tellis coven waged on, as they joined forces with a vicious and blood thirsty coven known for their violent massacres and barbaric ways of feeding, in a desperate attempt to retain possession and control of their once dominance.Nessy has to battle her adversaries in order to protect the human race from extinction. Moreover, she has to protect her title as Queen and ruler of not only vampiredom; but for the good of the immortal race and the mortals. With Charles, Hera and the Gulons, they must succeed despite Nessy’s loss of memory.Laurie has created one heck of a sequel. The continuing plight of Nessy has gotten more sinister and devious. Nessy is in constant danger now that she is Queen of the Underworld. When the book starts off Nessy has no memory of who and what she is. At the end of Moon Rising (book #1) I was shouting omg it can't end this way and now I find I am shouting the same thing only it's more like NOOOO, Nessy has to remember Charles and their love for each other. I find Laurie has brought out some strong feelings in me about her characters. I suffer when they suffer and I want to see the evil covens wiped out almost as much as they do. But I digress....lol, I was talking about how Nessy wakes up with no memory and how she has to learn that she is now Queen of the Underworld and that she is Charles' fiancee as well as having a Gulon cousin Hera. Luckily for us Nessy eventually gains her memory back but only to realize she has to meet all the Vampire Covens who have come to meet their queen as well as come to terms with the fact that some Vampire secs will always be coming after her to claim her title for their own. She will never be safe and will always have to be under constant guard. As if that wasn't enough her cousin has fallen in love with a Vampire from her coven and must now face the possible expulsion from his Gulon family for loving the "enemy". This book was a non-stop, fly by the seat of your pants, omg not again kind of book. It got to the point were I was worried to finish the book because I feared it would be another cliff hanger. Sorry to say, I can't reveal that to you because I want you to expierence that same thrill/fear as I did. It makes the book that much more enjoyable. But I will say I am dying to see what Golden Horizon's has in store for Nessy and her unconventional Coven. On a scale from 1-10 I give this book a BIG 10 and thinks that everyone should get theirselves wrapped up in Nessy's story. If you've read Moon Rising you MUST read Sunrise To Sunset and if you haven't read it, what are you waiting for pick it up and start reading it. I truly believe everyone will enjoy it.Link:http://lauriebowler.com/

  • Michele
    2018-10-22 09:01

    I love Sunrise to Sunset!!!I love all the characters and it it's such a beautiful story and captivating.The storyline is unpredictable and fresh. I love the Gulons!One of my favorite things about Laurie's books are the intricate and well written relationships between the characters.I just love her books : D

  • Laurie Bowler
    2018-11-13 15:05

    The stunning page turning sequel to Moon Rising where Nessy's adventures continue. Published with the love and kindness from the most wonderful publishing team anyone could ever ask for, without their help this sequel would not be possible!

  • Laurie Bowler
    2018-10-18 11:23

    As well as Sunrise to Sunset which starts off where Moon Rising ended, there is now Golden Horizons that has concluded the series.The series is as follows:Moon Rising, Sunrise to Sunset, Golden Horizons.Happy ReadingThis review is taken directly from amazon.com, and I wanted to add it to goodreads.5.0 out of 5 stars Visionary Vampire Novel Verifies Vampires Don't Always Suck, December 21, 2010 By Douglas R. Cobb (Fort Smith, AR USA) - See all my reviews(REAL NAME) This review is from: Sunrise to Sunset (Paperback) Nessy, the half-vampire, half-mortal heroine of Laurie Bowler's Horror/Romance novel, Moon Rising, is back in her stunning and page-turning sequel, Sunrise to Sunset. She starts off the novel having totally lost her memories, except for when she was a mortal. She doesn't even recall who Charles Eaves is, the vampire whom she fell in love with in Moon Rising, who is the head of his coven and who offered her protection from Hervidor's vampire coven, which had kept her imprisoned for hundreds of years. Charles tries to help her regain her memories, but he wants to do it slowly, so as not to cause her to have a relapse by getting too much information overload at one time. But, time's a precious commodity, and Nessy needs to remember whom she is, and that she defeated and killed Hervidor, so she can take her rightful place as the queen of the underworld. Charles Eaves, and Nessy's cousin, the Gulon, Hera, now the leader of his pack, knew that Nessy was special in being half-mortal and half-vampire and in not wanting to sustain her own life by killing any humans; but, even they didn't realize exactly how special she was in the novel Moon Rising. Now, she has become something different, a complete vampire, but with human feelings and emotions, though her blood has turned cold and her heart no longer beats. But, she is also part Gulon, as her father, Abram, was a full-blooded one, and was the leader of the pack before Hera took over at his death. Gulons, for anyone who has not yet read Moon Rising, are creatures who can take the form of humans, but who change to resemble huge cat-like creatures at will. They are creatures who protect and watch over humans, to prevent vampires from attacking them. They will fight against vampires if necessary to defend mortals, and this is why they are often considered to be each other's enemies. Nessy found out in Moon Rising that she could take the shape of a Gulon, and when her memories come back in Sunrise to Sunset, she remembers that a major part of her heritage is that she is also part Gulon, and technically the heir to being the leader of the pack Hera leads. She doesn't want to try to push her cousin aside, though, because he has been so kind to her, and has helped to protect her and save her from Hervidor. While Moon Rising went into exploring Nessy's origins and establishing her as being unique and extremely powerful (though also needing to be protected until she came into her own), Sunrise to Sunset is more about her becoming a sort of leader or savior to both the vampires and the Gulons, and to perhaps finally establishing a bridge between the two enemies, and at least a tentative type of peaceful co-existence. However, to do this, she has to become accepted by both the Gulons and the vampires, and not just Hera's and Eaves' covens, but all of the Gulon and vampire covens. Nessy gets tested in many ways in this sequel, and reading about how she deals with the pressures involved in trying to bring peace to the vampires and the Gulons is very fascinating. When Gulon covens from near and far come together, hearing the rumors that the new queen of the underworld is gathering all of the vampire covens together, also, for a big meeting, Hera and his coven fear that when the two forces meet, the Gulons will attack without bothering to wait for any sort of explanations to be given them. Hera and his coven thus offer Nessy their promise of protection yet again, even against their own kind, if need be, in order to help bring about peace. Why read a book about vampires and Gulons at this time of year, during the Holiday Season, and Christmastime? Hey, novels about vampires are pretty cool no matter what time of the year it is, but one like Laurie Bowler's latest, Sunrise to Sunset, about trying to establish peace, is even more appropriate to this time of the year. If you like plenty of action in your novels, you'll also find that here, so don't think that this novel is all about peace, love, hope, and harmony. I really enjoyed reading Laurie Bowler's new take on the traditional vampire stories, and I think you will, too. Check out Sunrise to Sunset today!

  • Juli Rahel
    2018-11-02 15:13

    For everyone who hasn't read my review of Moon Rising, I gave it four stars. This, Sunrise to Sunset, it the sequel, in which we witness all of Nessy's adventures, now that she has woken up from being transformed into a real vampire, instead of the Gulon/human/vampire-mix she was in MR. But wait, she still is unique. This book only makes you want more. Read the reviews for both books and enter the giveaway!Nessy awakes from her unconscious state, with no memory of who she is or her purpose in life. Charles struggles as he tries to provide her with as much information as he can about herself. Saddened and concerned, he eventually tells her about her former life, and true immortal state. Dismayed, a still unconvinced Hera takes Nessy back to the past in the form of the Gulon. There she meets other Gulons who had come to their aid, along with the covens that were gathered, hoping to glimpse their new queen and ruler of the underworld, little does Nessy realise that person is her!The continued threat and battles from the detested and sinister Tellis coven waged on, as they joined forces with a vicious and blood thirsty coven known for their violent massacres and barbaric ways of feeding, in a desperate attempt to retain possession and control of their once dominance. Nessy has to battle her adversaries in order to protect the human race from extinction. Moreover, she has to protect her title as Queen and ruler of not only vampiredom; but for the good of the immortal race and the mortals. With Charles, Hera and the Gulons, they must succeed despite Nessy’s loss of memory.I took this summary from Laurie's website, because after reading my own I was afraid to give away to much of the story! I really liked Moon Rising and was really exited to read its sequel! I really liked the introduction of new characters! Especially Carter, who is turned into a vampire halfway through the book. His reaction to all his new powers would be mine! The introduction of the Cassis-coven was also really good. It is the complete opposite to the Eaves-coven. They are gross, cruel and don't clean up after their kills. This boo kwas a real opportunity for Nessy to grow, although I still feel as if Charles is making a lot of decisions for her. The relationship between Hera and Melody (Charles' niece) is heart-warming and shows a different side of the Gulon. They were always very friendly and understanding and now that the others packs have been introduced you can see a different, stricter side. I felt as if Laurie had to many good ideas for one book, causing some confusion at times. A lot of things are happening, which is good because the pace needs to be high if you want to keep everyone interested, but sometimes it all happened to fast, leading to me being confused about what time it was in the book and making it seem chaotic. As I mentioned above I think Nessy needs to be a little more independent, but I can see why the author wrote her the way she is. She just woke up and there isn't a lot of time to explain everything and instruct her. A scene I really enjoyed was the scene where Charles and nessy were at the beach and simply enjoyed the sea. This leads me to something else:I really like the fact that Nessy is part human, part vampire and part Gulon and that her DNA keeps on changing. It is something new that I haven't read in other vampire-books and makes it original. I give this book 4 Stars!!!I did like this book and the only thing that kept me from giving it 4 Universes is that it was too much for one book. If you introduce too much characters and name them before you really know them that leads to some confusion, at least with me! How do you feel about the book??

  • Digitalenviromentalist
    2018-10-28 13:17

    This is my first free softcopy from GoodReads giveaways. This is also my first read about vampire lives. Initially, I got excited about having it for free with the condition of writing a review for it. I dont expect a grandeur plot considering this is a sequel of Bowler's novel, Moon Rising. But I am still hoping that Sunrise to Sunset will stand as its own merit to provide us the continuing saga of Nessy's new life: half-Gulon-half-vampire adventures. After awaken from unconsciousness, Nessy realizes that she could not remember anything about herself. With the help of her cousin, Hera and boyfriend Charles, she managed to regain her strength and memory, consequently discovered her identity. Her past life is recurring and blends with her present life as recounted by herself. With the new role in the communities of covens and Gulons, she confides that taking responsibilities in the protection of these different conflicting groups of the underworld is causing chaos and even brings bewilderment about her future. Then again, she also enjoying this acquired “dual” identity - exploring what her DNA is leading to, even it will risk her own life.The story is different from the normal vampire love story. It deviated from the traditional type of the underworld battles between blooding-sucking vampires and werewolves. And for me, this is something original, however, there are few things that I am bit disappointed as the way the story was written.Firstly, even though this is a stand-alone novel, a “prologue” seems necessary to allow readers (who haven’t read Moon Rising) understand the premise of Nessy’s adventures – highlighting some of the significant events that lead to the Sunrise to Sunset’s plot. Secondly, having it in a “first-person” narration/dialogue, the author deprived her readers to fully acquaint with other main characters like Hera and Charles. It is like I am reading a ”autobiography” of Nessy or a "memoir" of a vampire! Finally, there are few typo/grammatical errors that need editing/proofreading, including repetitive descriptions and dialogues as well as inconsistencies in time setting towards the end of the book. For instance, one chapter describes the sun is rising and suddenly the next/succeeding chapter is already night time. DESPITE THESE minor discrepancies, the author brings very relevant and important lessons to be learned that we could relate to our real lives. Some of them are something to do with companionship, leadership, friendship, love, trust, loyalty, confidence and risk-taking. Being a leader does not only mean taking authority and power, but it also allowing ourselves to listen from our peers and act not for our own glory/gratification but for the welfare of the many. Building relationships and connections requires personal commitment and hardworks, and not an overnight affair. "Our ways were beyond the marital boundaries that existed for humans. Our love for the chosen mate was like an elastic band, no matter how much it stretched, or was twisted, it would always remain" - Nessy

  • Chris Chetwynd
    2018-11-12 11:03

    I was looking forward to reading Sunrise to Sunset after being mightily impressed by its predecessor, Moon Rising. I must say I was not disappointed.The story continues with Nessy becoming the Queen of the underworld having defeated the previous ruler, Hervidor. The story revolves around Nessy's struggle to deal with her new found position and the pressure it puts on the people she loves and the trouble it brings. Nessy also has to struggle with who she is, still retaining her human feelings as well as the traits of both Vampire and Gulon.As with her previous books, the author's strength with descriptive writing and her imagination shine through in this book. In fact, Sunrise to Sunset seems to take her writing to the next level. The beautiful descriptive writing paints a thorough picture of the world the characters inhabit and the emotions that the characters feel are extremely well portrayed. The way Nessy is torn between different emotions and the choices she has to make really draw the reader in and it's hard not to feel for her difficult position.The world that the author created in Moon Rising, has been futher expanded, showing the wider view of the world as a whole as the different Covens and the Gulon packs descend on her small corner of the world. The plots and subterfuge of some of the other Covens as they try to take Nessy's title keep the reader in suspense and the uneasiness of the Gulons to join forces with the Vampire Covens that support Nessy is well writen.Each character in the book is well thought out and in some cases you cannot help but feel for them and the predicements that they face. You'll find yourself willing the characters to be ok and this extends to some of the new characters, Carter in particular, who provides an excellent source of humour, possibly even matching the humour provided by Hera who has his own choices to make that draws the reader in as you feel for him as he makes his difficult decision.All in all this book was a cracking read, difficult to put down and pulling you into the deep dark world that the author has so beautifully created. I am eagerly looking forward to reading the next sequel, Golden Horizons, when it is released to see what is in store for the characters I have become very attached to.

  • Sheila
    2018-10-19 14:25

    Laurie Bowler adds another novel to the vampires-in-love genre with Sunrise to Sunset. Like other vampire tales, this novel is long, filling 312 pages before Nessy finally finds a way to live with her divided nature and avoid “dim-witted” moves. The author includes new twists on old legends, with ancient enemies of vampires being the more feline Gulon rather than traditional werewolves. And there are modern touches with scientific investigation of DNA conducted by a cold-handed man.The story opens with Nessy awaking from sickness, her memories lost and a curious burning in her throat. The author uses fractured sentences, portraying the protagonist’s confusion as strangers she feels for but can’t quite remember whisper urgently in her ears. All too soon however, or too suddenly, memory returns and introspection leads to repeated scenes that fill dreams and are then described in detail to the audience. Nessy has a backstory that’s revealed in memory and conversation, and an age that’s never quite made clear. At one point a young man comments that “you might have called it betrothed… back in your time” when talking of his girlfriend, though the events he describes are “a very long time ago,” suggesting even girlfriend is an outdated term.The author conveys much of the tale through rapid conversation, though awkward phrasing and repetition slow things down, while Nessy’s mercurial nature, blamed on DNA, makes her seem oddly unreliable as a narrator. My analytical side remains unconvinced of DNA that “kept evolving itself,” but the plot includes some nice characterization as rules of coven clash with care for villager and friend; strangers die and loyalties are tested; battles, and hormones, rage; and plans are laid aside leading to a final, wild confrontation. It might be interesting to see where Nessy’s DNA takes her in later books of the series, or better still, to start reading with book 1, Moon Rising, before reading book 2.Disclosure: I received an ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Rachel
    2018-11-05 12:00

    I have read the first in this series Moon Rising and left a review on that one too. Although I dont come on here often neither do I leave reviews for loads of other people thats simply because I am intrigued by Laurie Bowler's writing talents and I am always constantly reading the books that this author creates in between the usual daily life routine.Sunrise to Sunset is just as intriguing as Moon Rising, and I felt myself instantly drawn into the storyline, and the imaginative creation of the world that is created inside this book. I will say that Moon Rising must be read first, on reflection of this if I were to try and read Sunrise to Sunset without reading the first in the series it may come across a little baffling and you most likely wotn enjoy the story as much as it is possible.Nessy is an amazing character that I hope will find her inner strength and courage in future books to be able to stand her ground against the men in her life and the different mixed heritage that she has, also there is scope for the author to develop upon the ever changing DNA that Nessy seems to have developed, this could make an more interesting development towarsd this side of the story.I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I am hanging on the edge of my seat (not literally) eagerly awaiting the next installement of the Moon Rising series. If you dont read these books then you really must give them a try and get a feel for the story.All the books are written in firts hand experience whihc is exciting and I feel pulls you further into the book for a great comfortable and exciting journey of your life. I loved the way there was more talking in this book and the descriptions were explored into the lives and heritage of both vampires and Gulons.A definite must read but not before reading Moon Rising first!

  • Lunamoth
    2018-10-17 09:13

    Sunrise to Sunset starts off where Moon Rising left off, Hervidor is dead and now Nessy is the the Queen of the Underworld. However, she cannot remember anything! She wakes up with Charles and Hera but she can only remember Hera at first. It takes a chunk of the story for Nessy to remember everything but im glad she did, I would have been devastated if she completely forgot Charles!Nessy is now full vampire, but also Gulon as well. This is an intrigueing development and it was interesting to learn that her DNA kept evolving about itself. The tension of the Gulon and vampire group was realistic, and made even more so with the background knowledge that Hera has fallen in love with a vampire from Nessys coven. I kept wondering, are they going to find out? What will happen? That bit of suspence was what kept me glued to the book. The introduction of new charactors as well as old favorites was a good choice, and I really liked the introduction of the witches. Adding more elements into the mix. The danger is also still in the book as a rival group (The Cassis) vie for Nessys title. The action really dosnt hit until later in the book, but it is worth getting to, to see the vampires fighting between each other brings excitement to the novel.The only thing i would say that brought the book a bit low was the tone and wording. The sentances are simplistic and the characters all speak in one tone. It makes it a bit boring and Nessys thoughts can be monotone, but they are easily looked over if you are wiling to. If you have not read Moon Rising, I urge you too, and the next next book after Sunrise to Sunset (Golden Horizans) is soon to follow!

  • Samual Jackson
    2018-11-07 15:21

    This is an amazing sequel, one that I received as a present from a work colleague. I loved every minute of the adventure, after reading Nessy's first story in Moon Rising I was keen to discover the remainder. I do not feel this book can be read as a stand alone story and that Moon Rising must be read first, because of the referrals from the characters and the many hints into Nessy's back ground, so Moon Rising provides much of this detail and makes the storyline easier to understand.I liked the new character's introduced and the subtle introduction of witchcraft (who are also vampires) into the story, so much can be said about the story but it would ruin the story and the manu secrets involved. The charaterisation has been tremendously developed, their feelings are captured and individualised along with the different voices that can be heard when reading the pages of the book.A fully enjoyable read from this sequel, and I cannot wait to read more of Laurie Bowler's books considering this is the only books that I read to do with vampires, they are descriptive and I feel instantly pulled in between the pages.

  • Book_warmer
    2018-11-03 12:15

    I have finally gotten around to reading this sequel to Moon Rising and I can say I was not dissapointed. The story had developed massively and from reading this I can see the Bowler's skills have improved greatly to a scal where I can safely say the story draws you into it and is full of romance, love, battles, friendship and Nessy simply finding herself once again.Bowler has explored the orgins and the deeper characterisation in this book which I thoroughly enjoyed reading about and has explored the Gulon heritage in more detail than the first of this series Moon Rising. I enjoyed the read. Bowler has great talent as a story teller, the book bites back (excuse the pun).

  • Schwana
    2018-11-11 17:17

    OMG! I really liked this story. I was not sure what was happening at first, cause I felt that I was coming in at a half-way point. Once I got to reading the story I really got into it and when I finally was able to finish the book I wanted to read more. I keep thinking about the characters and the choices that the Heroine made and I could see why she made them. Her character was past I would have liked to know more about, and perhaps the other characters too. I still enjoyed the book and appreciated the depth and honesty of the lead character. I am ready for the next installment. :-)

  • Rachel
    2018-10-17 17:26

    The continuation of Nessy;s story written from her perspective, This is another from this author I have read via my kindle and one I have thoroughly enjoyed the changes within the plot were unexpected but incredibly fun to read.A good storyline with strong characters and a great sequel to Moon Rising.

  • Matt
    2018-11-12 10:20

    This was a book that I won on goodreads first read. It had a good story line, however I was did not like the writing style and it completely put me off the book.

  • Jenny needham
    2018-11-16 13:08

    review link http://madsheepno1.blogspot.com/2011/...

  • Nelson Cunha
    2018-11-15 16:21

    What a great book... even better than moon rising, glad I read moon rising first as the sory is so coooool..This is a must have book... Laurie has out did herself this time I think..5 stars..