Krysta is used to getting the drop on vampires. Her "special abilities" aren't much, but the plan is simple - she plays helpless pretty young thing to lure them in. Then her shoto swords come out and it's bye-bye, bloodsucker. Until one night she finds herself with an unexpected ally. He's a vampire, all right, but different. Mysterious. Handsome. And more interested in saving her skin than draining it. Etienne has been an Immortal Guardian for two hundred years-long enough to know that Krysta is special. He can't stop thinking about her long legs, even more than her short swords. Then he discovers the vamps she's exterminating have friends in high places, and the Guardians are in danger, too. He'll have to accept Krysta's help to save them. The stakes for a mortal are high. But the cost to his heart might be higher . . .
©2013 Leslie Duvall (P)2013 Tantor
Etienne has always been one of me favorite characters. Krysta brings the modern world to the group and Etienne handles it well. True he isn't as old as some of the others but the connection is electric.
Exciting adventures, and great story! But I really enjoyed the humor.
Zack and Amy
Yes, and actually I listened to it twice!
Better than many
When you find out Zack isn't the bad guy
yes, she is very good at character development
I laughed out loud several times. Way to much mush in this one, didn't fit in well with the storyline. In the middle of a battle, turn to each other "I love you" really!
I really enjoy this series. It has a good plot that draws you, but the romance just did not fit in as well as the first 3 books.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
I never read the print version, but I loved the audio edition.
Darkness Dawns is of a similar formula for the story.
When Christa and Shawn take Ettienne to meet their parents.
Yes, but it took two.
The Story and character's are very good I found myself wanting all the Series
For me it's never just one character I want to get to know them all
The book was well read by her for me I love Audio books to listen to in the car or sometimes just lay in bed and ether read a book or listen to one
Sit don't move from your set you may miss some thing
great writer great story line
I didn't read the print version
Krista = )
She's great! I'd seek out other audiobooks narrated by her = )
The end! I couldn't believe that the story was over = ( I'm ready for the next book, like right now!
I love the narration and the story line was hotter than ever! What a great series = ) I’m anticipating what’s to come since it left off at such an interesting plot point…
The action and excitement, the books flows smoothly and constantly moves forward.
Etienne of course! The french accent for one *grin* his sweet personality and he is loveable
yes of course!
AKA The Geeky Blogger
Read from October 26 to 27, 2013
Listened for Fun/Read for Review (Audible/Edelweiss)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.75
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Darkness Rises is my favorite in the series so far!
Story Thoughts: I want to start by saying that I have been WAITING for Darkness Rises for a LONG time! Pretty much the second I finished Phantom Shadows I was chomping at the bit to get a hold of this book. I was not disappointed. I was surprised how much I loved the direction that Darkness Rises took the Immortal Guardians. It seem the situation is changing and our guardians are having to adjust. Plus the more special humans that join the ranks the better. I really liked the mix of action and romance in this one too. Krysta and Etienne had an amazing connection!
Character Thoughts: LOVED Krysta! I really thought in the beginning she was going to be to "off-putting" but after learning her back story, it just fit. She was strong and was really good at what she does. Etienne has always been fantastic! It was nice to get a whole book for him. I loved seeing all the other Guardians/Wives/Seconds we have come to love. Specifically little sister and angel boy! I can't wait to see where that goes :)
Narrated By Kirsten Potter / Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
I love Kirsten! She is one of my favorite narrators. Her pacing, timing, and emotions are always pretty spot-on with the characters of the Immortal Guardians. Heck, I even had this book to read and chose to listen to it.
Final Thoughts: When is the next one? *sigh*
I love discovering new stories while driving or working in the barn, reading voraciously since I could walk. There is no genre, just magic
Wish audible was set up to notify us when new books from an author we like is available. I'll buy all her books, especially if she keeps this narrator
Love this paranormal romance series AND ever-after means ever after. I would like to make a request... Ms. Dianne would you please write more than one a year. With a touch of crazy in-love stocking they made their gifts work in harmony. However, there was a climax without an ending.
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