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Monday, September 26

Nocturne by Syrie James

August 2nd 2011, Vanguard Press
288 pages, Paperback
FSB Associates
Adult Fiction

Humans and Demons and Elves

When Nicole Whitcomb's car runs off a Colorado mountain road during a blinding snowstorm, she is saved from death by a handsome, fascinating, and enigmatic stranger.

Snowbound with him for days in his beautiful home high in the Rockies, she finds herself powerfully attracted to him. But there are things about him that mystify her, filling her with apprehension.

Who is Michael Tyler? Why does he live alone in such a secluded spot and guard his private life so carefully? What secret--or secrets--is he hiding?

Nicole has secrets of her own and a past she is running from--but Michael understands her better than anyone she has ever known. Soon, she is falling as deeply in love with him as he is with her--a profoundly meaningful experience that is destined to change their lives forever.

As the sexual tension between them builds, however, the clues mount up. When Nicole learns her host's terrifying secret, there is nowhere for her to run but into the blizzard raging outside, and Michael may be the only one who can save her life.
  Cover Review:

Beautiful snowy cover and I adore the bloody snow.You can find a rewarding career working for publishers creating eye catching book covers like this with this graphic design college.


This is a artistic and beautiful love story (not romance) much like the character of Michael. I didn’t fall in love with Nicole. This was primarily due to the fact that she was hiding so much of herself until the end. It was great character development, but left me just being meh about her.

The love story is at the center of this book and could have easily been simply a contemporary love story with both parties having dark secrets from their past. The tale of Michael’s past was on of my favorite parts of this book.

The book built a great foundation for love through admiration, trust and honesty. This happened mostly from Michael’s side, but at the very end we finally got to touch on Nicole’s truth.
This is a love story, but is not a romance. A heartbreakingly beautiful love story at that.



  1. ReflectionsofabookaholicSeptember 26, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    So what is the difference between a love story and a romance.  I see that you emphasize it but I'm not  quite sure I get it.

  2. Love story but not romance? Oh how curious!! That alone makes me want to read it!

  3. That's an interesting distinction, that it's a love story but not a romance. But since I like my romances with some romance I guess this one not for me.

  4. Oh it has steamy steamy romance. Romance novels have a specific definition from RWA (Romance Writers Association) and this doesn't follow it.