September 1, 2014

RELEASE DAY REVIEW: We Own the Night by Kristen Strassel

We'd love for you to join us in celebrating the release of We Own the Night (Night Songs Collection #3) by Kristen Strassel! Check out the excerpt and giveaway below!

Title: We Own the Night (The Night Songs Collection #3)
Author: Kristen Strassel
Age: NA
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: September 1, 2014
Cover designer: Designs by Hang Le

Callie Chabot would stop at nothing to save her ex-boyfriend Blade Bennett from the clutches of vampire clan leader Talis de Rancourt, even if means becoming immortal herself. What she doesn’t know is that Blade has already defeated Talis, and he’s waiting for Callie in the afterlife.

Now Callie only has her creator, Tristan Trevosier, to turn to for guidance. But he’s too wrapped up in the debauchery of the Las Vegas rock scene to give a damn about the particulars of being undead. That’s enough to drive Callie crazy on its own, but female vampires are automatic clan leaders.

Not only does Callie have no idea how to wrangle a vampire clan, but her would-be followers have more to gain from her failure. They instead choose to follow Blade—and he’s hell-bent on making Callie pay for her bad decisions. Since he took out the existing clan leader, that automatically puts him at the helm of what should be Callie’s new clan.

That’s when seasoned rogue vampire, Cash Logan, shows up, shrouded in magic and mystery. No one is sure which side Cash is on, but Callie needs to take a chance on the one vampire who is willing to give her the answers she needs, no matter how dark and frightening they may be. Callie must trust her instincts and form alliances that may backfire. Cash shows Callie that playing nice is no longer an option, and that fixing her wrongs won’t always make everything right.

To take control of her clan, Callie must look to her rival to discover exactly what makes her a leader.

This is by far my favorite book of the series. We get back to Callie, Tristan, and Immortal Dilemma. Blade had taken down the Vampire leader Talis and he believes he's now the clan leader but unbeknownst to him, Callie has begun her descent into the underworld and everyone knows women vampires are always leaders. So a battle, of sorts, ensues.

Callie can only rely on Tristan to guide her but he's too busy being a vamp-whore and partying it up that he can offer her no valuable assistance.

While Callie is busy trying to figure out how to take charge of a vampire clan that could care less whether she makes it or not, Blade is taking over and acts as though he deserves this leadership. Then almost magically we meet Cash, the hundreds of years old vampire, things begin to look up for Callie. With Cash's magic and all his knowledge there's no way Blade can defeat her and lead the clan.

Between Blade and Cash, Callie realizes she will have to fight fire with fire and that being nice, reasonable, and full of regret will get her no where in this life. Callie has to dig deep and become monstrous to control her clan.

Will Tristan ever wake up and realize how much he's needed to help Callie? Can Callie be reigning vampire queen and take complete control? You will have to read to find out and believe me, you want to read this!!

Book provided by Wordsmith Publicity for honest review.


I heard the door open softly, but I didn’t turn towards Tristan. He slipped under the blankets and pressed his body against me, draping his arm around my stomach. I didn’t say anything, but I snuggled against him.

“So many nights, I carried you in here and watched you sleep until I almost burned myself with the sunrise.” He murmured, playing with a curl of my hair. “I miss that.”

“That feels good,” I said softly. “I used to hate it when I woke up in here, alone. Now this is where I come to get away from you.”

“There are things I can’t explain to you about this world, but you’ll understand it once it happens to you,” Tristan continued twirling my hair between his fingers, and I wrestled with consciousness. “I know it drives you crazy.”

I turned towards him, resting my head in the nook on his shoulder. “What do you know about Cash?”

“Not much.”

Shouldn’t Tristan know something about the other vampires in town? Maybe that was asking too much. It’s not like they handed out an updated directory every year. “Do you think that’s a good thing or a bad thing?”

“I’m sure we’re going to find out.” Something about the way he said it, he seemed a million miles away.

Before I had a chance to ask anything else about Cash, our lips met and we were speaking a whole other language. Tristan pulled me in close, his fingers so tangled in my hair I thought we may have to stay like this forever. My hands found their way down to his ass, his hips grinding against me in a way there was no question what he was thinking about.

I couldn’t think anymore tonight. And I just didn’t care.
2 ebook winners, 2 signed paperback winners

Because the Night
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Night Moves
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The Prequel to The Night Songs Collection
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Kristen shares a birthday with Steven Tyler and Diana Ross. She spends each day striving to be half as fabulous as they are. She’s worn many hats, none as flattering as her cowboy hat: banker, retail manager, fledgling web designer, world’s worst cocktail waitress, panty slinger, now makeup artist and author. She loves sunshine, live music, the middle of nowhere, and finding new things to put in her house. 


  1. Thanks, Shannon, for the great review!

  2. I loved this book! I really really want a signed paperback!! Lol

  3. I haven't read this series but it does look interesting.


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