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Darkness Rises: Immortal Guardians Series, Book 4 | [Dianne Duvall]

Darkness Rises: Immortal Guardians Series, Book 4

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.
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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

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    daisy PALMYRA, VA, United States 10-07-13
    daisy PALMYRA, VA, United States 10-07-13

    Romantic book-worm

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    "Great book"
    Where does Darkness Rises rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top five


    What other book might you compare Darkness Rises to and why?

    Pleasure of the night. Good story not to raunch


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    Took a bit to adjust. She did a good job


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Ending left un done? With no other books to follow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lr marietta, GA, United States 10-07-13
    Lr marietta, GA, United States 10-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "KEEPS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would totally recommend (and have) this book. I love the storyline, the heroine already kicking vampire butt, not knowing anything about the Immortal Guardian world. I liked the narrator, who brought the story to life, you simply get caught up in all the action, and bond with every character.


    What other book might you compare Darkness Rises to and why?

    I like Christine Feehan Dark series and JD Tyer's Alpha Pack however, Darkness Rises and the other books in the series are so good the character so well developed that you can't wait to read what happens next. I just couldn't stop listening.


    Have you listened to any of Kirsten Potter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've only listen to her performance in this series. Some narrators are made for a particular series. I love how she has brought each and every book in the series to life. I love every character


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Some of the antics and charaters made me laugh, particularly the changing ringtones and the hero trying to use modern day slang.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope it's not a whole year before we get the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julius 10-07-13
    Julius 10-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Such a great series"

    Honestly this is one of if not the best series i've listened to/read. I've tried the Black Dagger Brotherhood and it's kinda weak but seems to be on everyones list as one of the best series to listen to. Maybe it would be better if Robert Petkoff read them, Jim Frandione is terrible. The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost is my favorite series ever. The characters that Mrs. Duvall has created in this series are simply some of the best characters in the paranormal romance/action world and her writing along with Mrs. Potter's narration makes these characters come to life. You can sit there and the images are painted so vividly that you're almost seeing it as if it's a move but so much better. The dynamic between Krysta and Etienne is developed in a way that makes sense and doesn't rush to put them into bed together just to have a sex scene. Krysta starts off strong and she and Etienne become stroner together. As a guy I find some of these series annoying when the male lead is overbearing and Misoynistic and I like that Mrs. Duvall doesn't take that route in her books and have strong female leads. It's almost hard to put into words how well written this series is. I bought Darkness Dawns while it was on sale for $4.95 but outright purchased Night Reigns and Phantom Shadows because I simply could not stop listening. Some Authors of a series become very formulatic but Mrs. Duvall writes in such a way that every book can be a stand alone but complements the series in a way that does not become repetitive or just used to blatently set up the next book in line. That being said I can't wait for the next book in this series. I need to know more about Seth and his "cousins" it's killing me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mari Queens, NY, United States 10-06-13
    Mari Queens, NY, United States 10-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "AHHHHHHHHH! OMG!!!"
    Where does Darkness Rises rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story, the twist, the direction. You can see and feel the evolution of Ms. Duvall and its FABULOUS! Don't know if I can say this is my favorite because DANG! I love them ALL!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Darkness Rises?

    I was talking back to the book! Laughing Out Loud at one part, Awwing at other parts it was just WOW!


    Which character – as performed by Kirsten Potter – was your favorite?

    That's definitely a hard one! Each character pass and present..... well you just "root" for them ALL!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    ******SPOILER ALERT****** the end nuff said.


    Any additional comments?

    Yeah! Must we wait for the next BOOKS! Cause I can easily see 4 more to follow! If NOT MORE! Please Ms. Duvall don't make us wait a YEAR!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Think about this 10-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Good series, but events move too slowly"

    I really like the overall theme of this series, and would be a great series if it would concentrate more on developing the storyline, and advance it further with each episode.
    It's more of a paranormal romance series, getting a couple together with each installment. That gets boring in my book, leaving too many questions unanswered each time about who the Others are, what Seth is up to with his Immortals, what's Ami's real purpose, and just where this series is headed. Like I said, it could be a great series if it would advance the theme of the Immortals more, and concentrate less on the romance. It has some great characters, which I love to catch up on, and quite a bit of humor, but leaves too many loose ends each time, and this episode was just a repeat of the mercenary theme. We could use some new foes, (mercenaries, been there done that.)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly bryant, AR, United States 10-04-13
    Kelly bryant, AR, United States 10-04-13 Member Since 2014
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    "BEST SERIES EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    What did you love best about Darkness Rises?

    Everything!!!!! It has HUMOR, SEXY STEAMY ROMANCE, AND MYSTERY.....


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    LOVE ME SOME SETH ;)


    Which character – as performed by Kirsten Potter – was your favorite?

    ALL=)


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the credit or to just buy..... I have this whole series in my library and listen to them over and over..... Cant wait for the next one, hope dont have to wait as long...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie 12-04-13
    Bonnie 12-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "More IG... Yes!"
    What did you love best about Darkness Rises?

    Strong and spunky heroine with strong and yummy IG. What's not to love!?!?


    What did you like best about this story?

    Really great installment in the series.


    Which character – as performed by Kirsten Potter – was your favorite?

    I initially started the series because ms. Potter was the narrator. Love the way she creates the separate characters. Listening is so much better when you don't have to keep trying to figure out exactly who is saying what.


    Any additional comments?

    Cannot wait for next book in series. There are enough unanswered questions to make you really want to follow the mysteries. Love well rounded listens... Laugh, cry, get mad, lots of sexy steam (very adult!), loving, and the list goes on...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 10-03-13
    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 10-03-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Simply wonderful.."
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    Between borrowing these books from my daughter and buying others and finally buying this audible to see what it was like to read and listen at the same time I read them all and loved every one of them.
    The narrator was fantastic. I could listen to her read all day.
    The characters were wonderful, especially Seth and David.
    I just can't wait until the next book comes out!!!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Evansville, IN, United States 10-15-13
    Judy Evansville, IN, United States 10-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Same story with different names."

    Not sure I will listen to another book in this series. The dialogue is the same in every book, so much so that I can say it as they read it. The book I liked the best in this series is book 2 with Amy but it seems to be the same story every time now with different people. I hope the author shakes it up a bit for the next one.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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