Beyond the Night, Envy Chronicles Book 1 : Envy Chronicles

  • by Colleen Gleason, Joss Ware
  • Narrated by Sebastian Fields
  • Series: Envy Chronicles
  • 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Colleen Gleason, writing as Joss Ware, comes the award-winning paranormal romance series set in a devastated world.
Everything they knew is gone...
From the remnants of devastation, five men emerge with extraordinary new powers. They are humankind's last hope, but they cannot survive this devastated world alone.
When Dr. Elliott Drake emerges from a cave after traveling fifty years through time, the world as he knew it is gone. Cities are overgrown jungles, and what's left of civilization has been repressed by crystal-wearing immortal beings. But even more unsettling: Elliott has acquired an extraordinary ability--the power to heal.
But even that gift, in a world that lacks the technology and infrastructure of his past, is a two-edged sword for Elliott.
Jade Kapiza, who'd been imprisoned by the immortal beings, has been in hiding for years. But now she's determined to help the human race fight back against the control of her captors. She can trust no one...but when Elliott comes into her life, he pushes at her defenses and begins to tear down the walls she's built so carefully.
Yet the mysterious doctor seems to have secrets of his own. Can Jade trust Elliott with her heart, even as they risk their lives to save a band of innocents?
And can Elliott find a new place for himself--a home--in this new, ravaged world?

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What the Critics Say

"Joss Ware's vision of the future is dark, complex, and sharply original." (Nalini Singh)
"Brilliantly conceived and executed." (Library Journal)
"Joss Ware makes even the end of the world sexy!" (Kathryn Smith, USA Today bestselling author)

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Sexy Post Apocalyptic Series With Zombies

Dr. Elliot Drake and his friends were exploring caves in Sedona when the world ended. All of them lost consciousness only to awake and find that fifty years have passed. And they've not aged one bit. That was six months ago. Now they've found a group of teens that may finally lead them to Envy, the largest known society of survivors. Their hope is to find someone who has lived through the event and can explain to them what has happened.

Jade has only ever known this world. When she meets Elliot, nicknamed "Dred," she is sure that he is hiding a dark secret. But she never suspects the truth. Jade has fought to survive this long and she's not planning on stopping long enough to let this man into her heart. In a world where everything seems lost, though, hope may be the one thing they have left.

This is the kind of book that makes you want to rush into the next series installment immediately! Ware has created a captivating world with incredible detail. BEYOND THE NIGHT is a great balance of romance, paranormal, and post-apocalypse zombie-ridden future.

Sebastian Fields was outstanding with the delivery of the story.
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- Lia "I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!"

Way beyond My Expectation

I really enjoyed this book way more than I was expecting. I like romance, dystopian YA, zombies and sci-fi but something about the description just didn’t appeal to me. After reading some of the reviews I decided to give it a try and I am so glad I did. The author did a good job of finding the right balance between world building and actually telling a story. Sometimes writers get caught up in the build-up and a plot becomes boring or stale. She blended the right amount of action, romance and back story. She also threw in enough mystery to make me want to go back for more (there are at least 4 books on Audible). I liked the narrator as well but it took a while to get accustomed to his style of delivery. Overall I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes a mix of sci-fi and romance.
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- Katheryne "Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-09-2013
  • Publisher: Avid Press Audio