Tempted A House of Night Novel

House of Night Novels

P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast

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352 Pages



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A New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Series

Dark secrets and unspoken suspicions come between Zoey and Stevie Rae, putting their friendship—and the House of Night—at risk.

After Zoey Redbird and her gang have banished Kalona and Neferet from Tulsa, you'd think they'd catch a break. But with Zoey and her sexy warrior Stark both recovering from a brush with death, and the fledglings struggling to deal with the fallout from Neferet's reign of terror, a break is just not in the forecast. Zoey is haunted by her confusing yet elemental connection with A-ya, the ancient Cherokee maiden who was the only human able to tempt Kalona's body and soul. How will A-ya's pull on her affect Zoey's ability to resist the dangerously seductive immortal?

Meanwhile, Stevie Rae, with her super redvamp powers, always thought she could handle the stuff she's been keeping from her BFF. But the mysterious, threatening force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading. Stevie Rae won't confide where she's been and what she's doing, and Zoey is beginning to wonder just how much she can trust the person she always thought would have her back.

Will their choices destroy them and will darkness consume the House of Night? Find out in the next spectacular installment in the House of Night Series, Tempted.


Praise for Tempted

"Cast and Cast pull out all the stops and take this story to shattering new heights with devastating consequences!"—Romantic Times (4 ½ stars)

"P. C. and Kristin Cast have made an absolutely amazing [YA] series. The visuals offered by this fantastic duo are entertaining and imaginative, with nonstop action . . . This is easily a [YA] series that can entertain adults with action, hot Vampyres, true friendship, budding romance, a Loving Goddess, and a twist of the unexpected."—HowlingGoodBooks.com (5 stars)

"I loved every one of the books in the [House of Night] series. Tempted is my definite favorite . . . This book had me ripping through the pages."—Teen review on Flamingnet.com

"'Passion, lust, need, hunger, and pain' fill the pages of this tale of Zoey Redbird, the new-and-still learning-the-ropes High Priestess of the House of Night. Zoey has her hands full coping with three guys—Heath, friend since childhood and human blood bank; Stark, newly pledged as her Warrior, a guardian with a bond so tight he can sense her emotions; and possessive Eric who gets summarily dumped in the beginning pages. If that is not enough guy trouble, she is also trying to cope with the disturbingly strong feelings she has for the fallen angel Kalona with whom she had a relationship in a previous life. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is acting weird and secretive . . . with good reason. Stevie Rae is still hoping that the hidden red fledglings will find their humanity and choose good over evil. And, unimaginably, she has saved the life of a Raven Mocker, one of the mutant offspring of Kalona and the women he raped, and hidden him in the tunnels beneath Tulsa. Fans of the vampire genre will enjoy this sixth installment of the House of Night series."—Children's Literature

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TEMPTED (Chapter 1)

The night sky over Tulsa was alight with a magical crescent moon. Its brilliance made the ice that coated the city, and the Benedictine Abbey where we'd just had our showdown with a fallen immortal and a rogue High...

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  • Tempted - P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast - House of Night Series

    A book trailer for Tempted, the sixth volume in the House of Night series by PC and Kristin Cast.

  • Tempted by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast's young adult fantasy novel Tempted, narrated by Cassandra Morris. Dark secrets and unspoken suspicions come between Zoey and Stevie Rae, putting their friendship -- and the House of Night -- at risk. After Zoey Redbird and her gang have banished Kalona and Neferet, the fallen High Priestess, from Tulsa, you'd think they'd catch a break.



  • P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast

  • P.C. Cast is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author, as well as an experienced speaker and teacher. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious Prism, Daphne du Maurier, Affaire de Coeur, and other awards. She lives and teaches in Oklahoma.

    Her daughter, Kristin Cast, has won awards for her poetry and journalism. She also lives in Oklahoma, where she attends college in Tulsa.

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