• The Goodnight Kiss

  • The Unseelie Court, Book 1
  • By: Gwen Rivers
  • Narrated by: Kate Marcin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An unremembered past. A deadly power. A destiny she never saw coming.... 

Nic Rutherford is tired of feigning a normal life. She’d rather embrace her strange ability to track local predators and kill them with a kiss. And when her best friend dies, she demands a secretive werewolf help her cross the veil to bring the dead girl back. 

When her shifter partner reveals the truth behind Nic’s forgotten history, she pushes further into the treacherous Fae realm. But when she trains with the Wild Hunt warriors, she may be signing a magical contract with deathly consequences.... 

Will Nic unlock the mystery of her former life, or will sinister forces swallow her soul forever? 

The Goodnight Kiss is the first darkly violent book in the Unseelie Court urban fantasy series. If you like vigilante justice, relentless heroes, and graphic scenes, then you’ll love Gwen Rivers’ thrilling and explicit tale.

Buy The Goodnight Kiss to embrace the darkness today!

©2018 Jennifer L Hart (P)2018 Jennifer L Hart

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A fantastic exciting storyline!

Perfect for fans of fantasy with a completely original story. The MC isn’t a whiny typical heroine and I loved her steely attitude. I can’t wait for more. I also enjoyed the narration it flowed perfectly.

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LOVE 💘love 💘love 💘

Holy crap. I love fantasy and sci-fi books. I always have. But after reading a lot of them, I sometimes I notice there's a lot of similarities and repeating ideas,plots, and details. But this book has to be one of the most original fantasy book I've ever read/listened to. I would LOVE an opportunity to listen and review the next book! Oh and the narrator was amazing. I actually thought there were two narrators at one point because her male voice was awesome. I tried to do the male voice and it was aweful. My husband was cracking up! But anyway, this is a fabulous book and I highly recommended!

This audiobook was given to me at my request.(Thanx Story Origin). I am providing a honest and voluntary review.

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The Unseelie Court

I really enjoyed this book. I love the way Jennifer mixed up the shifter, Faerie and Gods in this story. It kept me listening long past when I should have been getting ready for bed....it has that just one more chapter type of story!

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Great Folklore

it kept me interested and entertained, a good choice for my long drive. Really enjoyed all the folklore.

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Awesome

This was an awesome book I enjoyed it and once I started I couldn't stop and I can't wait to start the other book. The whole storyline was just great and the performance drew me right in.

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A deadly kiss...

Wow what can I say about “The Last Kiss” it was a very interesting listening to it. A few unexpected but overall I recommend it. The main female character is a strong girl but at times her past life hunts her and gives her doubts. Can’ Say much without spoiling it for you. You just have to listen to it for yourselves. The narrator did a great gob of bringing the book to life. I can’t wait to listen to the next next book of the series.

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Riveting!

I could not stop listening. I will definitely read more Gwen Rivers books. Great narration.

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16 year old rules the world

What a fun read! A twisted version of fairy hill and its queen. I enjoyed the twists and turns in this fairy tale of love, loss and the fairy world. Who’s running the show? A 16 year old with kisses that could kill and good intentions. There’s so much going on in the book that your constantly doubting who’s good and who’s evil and if anyone’s going to make it. I love the main character and her stance in life and her pure determination when she sets her mind to it. It’s a wonderful listen that will wrap you up in magic and plot twists and won’t let you go! The narrator took on a huge task with the wide arrange of characters and I feel like she did so well!

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Wow

I really enjoyed this book.... author created a captivating world. Storyline was well written and strong characters. I was sucked in and hope to read the next book soon. Narrator did a great job and the pace was perfect. I was not disappointed. I can honestly recommend this.

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The Goodnight Kiss

This was such a great story and the narration was great. I didn’t get lost at all in the story or bored of listening. I definitely wasn’t expecting the twists at the end. Holy moly! Can’t wait to start book 2.

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  • trufriends
  • 09-08-20

goodnight kiss

Nic as the "gift" of killing with just a kiss, she learns she is the queen of The Unseelie Court.

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  • Fred Jones
  • 09-02-20

A Great story perfectly narrated

I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
I really loved this story, the plot is intelligent and the writing excellent. It is interesting to watch the main character discover her past and develop as a person. The Fae characters are great and well described. I have always been interested in the Norse and Fae legends and it does not disappoint. The final climax is both heart-breaking and uplifting and leaves enough open for the next book. The narrator is superb.
I have already bought the next books in the series. Highly Recommended

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  • Linda
  • 05-30-20

Great book!

This was a fantastic book, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have not heard a book of this genre so good for a long time. It contains a lot of fantasy creatures and they are well imagined. It reminds me of the Merry Gentry series by Laurell k Hamilton, except there is no sexual content. Recommended.

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  • Debbie McLean
  • 03-12-20

fantastic

so well written and narrated, this is a brilliant young adult series. I'm just away to listen to the next book xxxxx

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  • Sara B
  • 02-09-20

Fascinating

The Goodnight Kiss, the first book in The Unseelie Court, is a brilliantly written YA fantasy romance. The storyline is enchanting, fantastical, and utterly fascinating with components of Celtic, Norse, and Greek mythology. The characters were well-developed, fabulous, and captivating. Kate Marcin did an outstanding job with the narration, she captured the nuances of the characters, bringing them to life. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Bluelokie
  • 02-03-20

Fantastic!

I received a free review copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving a review.

The Goodnight Kiss had me intrigued from start to finish, it was a fantastic audiobook filled with action, adventure, mystery, a bit of romance and a fair few twists. The whole story was brought to life with the narration as was each individual character which made this audiobook a one sitting listen, I could not press stop and had to finish in one day. I really liked the concept of this story and look forward to listening to or reading the rest of The Unseelie Court series.

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer, The Flock VIP)
  • 01-04-20

Perfect start to the series

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Nic Rutherford is sick of pretending to be normal all she wants is to embrace her strange gift of hunting down local predators and killing them with a kiss. When Aidan comes into her life things start to get mysterious and Nic starts having strange dreams then her best friend Sarah dies and things go from bad to worse.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening and this is my first book by Gwen Rivers and the narrator Kate Marcin who did a great job at all the voices .

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  • Ian Rider
  • 10-08-19

Brilliant 1st book.

I was given a free code for this book, where by I promised to leave an honest and voluntary review on audible once I'm done.

I have to say I did enjoy this book, Jennifer L Hart has masterfully written this 1st instalment, it's gripping, entertaining and keeps you engaged. Kate Marcin's narration only compliments this book. The whole experience is compelling.
I am deffinatly going to get the rest in this amazing serise.

10/10 easy 5 star.