Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year.
The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better.
Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.
Sebastian Ellingham isn't known for being a happy vampire. And when his long estranged wife returns expecting to pick up where they left off, things take a sharp turn toward cranky. Sure he's been protecting her for centuries, but her assumption that he's still available (he is) rankles.
His answer is to hire a woman to play his fiancée. The lucky victim is Tessa Blythe, sister of one of the town's deputies, librarian in need of a job and, oh yes, reluctant Valkyrie. Playing along with Sebastian is all about the end game: earning the position of Dean of Library Studies at the local private academy.
When unexpected sparks fly between them, they agree to mutually deny the attraction. Fate, however, has other plans....
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Vampires and Valkyries
I've read this book before and loved it. Listening to it made it even better. I'm not one to listen or reread books but this is one author that I'll have to say her work gets better every time you hear it. I take such delight in her books. Sebastian is my favorite of the Ellingham brothers. The heroine, Tessa, is wonderful also. I'm not going to spoil it but I can't wait until they have children. I hope that's in the plans for the future. I was so hoping that Elenora would get to lay hands on Evangeline. That would've been one fight I would buy tickets to. I want more of this couple. And I would also like to know what happened with Evangeline.
This is the best narrator I've ever heard. It's amazing how he can do any voice no matter the accent or if they are male or female.