Tempted

A House of Night Novel

House of Night Novels (Volume 6 of 12)

P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast

St. Martin's Griffin

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So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break.  Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang.  Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions.  Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings.  Aphrodite’s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal.  Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn’t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her.  Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul?  Find out in the next spectacular installment in the House of Night Series, Tempted

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TEMPTED (Chapter 1)

Zoey

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 Priestess, shimmer so that everything around me seemed touched by our Goddess. I looked at the moonlight-bathed circle that stood in front of Mary's Grotto, the place of power where not long ago Spirit, Blood, Earth, Humanity, and Night had been personified and then had joined to triumph over hatred and darkness.

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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.

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Praise for 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
 
Praise for The House of Night:

 

“Move over, Stephenie Meyer.” –People on Hunted

“Zoey Redbird's first-person adventures take on added danger and importance in the latest House of Night release. Forced by circumstance to grow up quickly, Zoey's emotional and spiritual evolution is fascinating. The Cast duo breathes life and vibrancy into the characters and makes each one an integral part of the saga. Awesome and unforgettable as always!” --Romantic Times (4.5 stars) on Hunted

“The Cast duo has done it again!  These ladies appear to be an unstoppable force within the world of YA literature… Teenage readers will be drawn to Zoey’s everyday, angst-riddled life.  Not only does she need to save the world, Zoey needs to solve some major vampyre/human boy drama.  These stories are surreal, yet shockingly accurate when it comes to teenagers and their lives.” –TeensReadToo.com (5 stars) on Hunted 

“Teenage issues can seem like life or death, but in this haunting series, House of Night, that’s really the case. Through Zoey’s eyes readers are led into a world that’s getting more complicated by the minute, where friends and enemies can switch positions in a heartbeat. The remarkable Cast duo continues to build a world that you won’t soon forget!” –Romantic Times (4.5 stars) on Chosen

This highly addicting series offers a unique twist on the standard vampyre story....These books will have the reader laughing hysterically and sobbing unreservedly –sometimes all at once.”
VOYA on both Marked and Betrayed
 
Marked is one of the best coming of age stories to come out of Oklahoma since S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. It teaches about the beauty of being a social outcast, friendship, and finding your own inner spirituality.” –The Beltane Papers
 
“Readers will identify with many of the characters, especially the protagonist.” –Library Journal on Marked

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About the Author

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. With her daughter Kristin Cast, she is the author of the House of Night novels, including Awakened, Burned and Hunted. Cast was born in the Midwest, and as a girl fell in love with mythology. After high school, she joined the U.S. Air Force, then taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. Cast’s novels are New York Times bestsellers and have been awarded the Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and the Laurel Wreath. Ms. Cast lives in Oklahoma, where she is a member of the Oklahoma Writers' Hall of Fame.  She splits her time between her ranch and midtown Tulsa where she has a home just down the street from the House of Night... 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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Tempted
A House of Night Novel
P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
October 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312567484
ISBN10: 0312567480
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$17.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
October 2009
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427207975
ISBN10: 1427207976
Audio
5 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches, Audio Run Time: 11:00
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$17.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
October 2009
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427207982
ISBN10: 1427207984
Audio Run Time: 11:00
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$8.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
July 2013
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9781250046987
ISBN10: 125004698X
Young Adult Fiction
4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 352 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$9.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
May 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312609382
ISBN10: 0312609388
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$9.99

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e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
October 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429983488
ISBN10: 1429983485
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$9.99
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