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Phantom Shadows: Immortal Guardians, Book 3 | [Dianne Duvall]

Phantom Shadows: Immortal Guardians, Book 3

Dr. Melanie Lipton is no stranger to the supernatural. She knows immortals better than they know themselves, right down to their stubborn little genes. So although a handsome rogue immortal seems suspicious to her colleagues, Sebastien Newcombe intrigues Melanie. His history is checkered, his scars are impressive, and his ideas are daring. But it's not his ideas that have Melanie fighting off surges of desire.... Bastien is used to being the bad guy. In fact, he can't remember the last time he had an ally he could trust. But Melanie is different....
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Publisher's Summary

Dr. Melanie Lipton is no stranger to the supernatural. She knows immortals better than they know themselves, right down to their stubborn little genes. So although a handsome rogue immortal seems suspicious to her colleagues, Sebastien Newcombe intrigues Melanie. His history is checkered, his scars are impressive, and his ideas are daring. But it's not his ideas that have Melanie fighting off surges of desire....

Bastien is used to being the bad guy. In fact, he can't remember the last time he had an ally he could trust. But Melanie is different - and under her calm, professional exterior he senses a passion beyond anything in his centuries of experience. Giving in to temptation is out of the question - he can't put her in danger. But she isn't asking him....

©2012 Dianne Duvall (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Both characters have realistic and very human emotions, lending them significant relatability. Duvall uses recurring characters from previous titles to continue building her intriguing paranormal world with increasing flair and writerly skill." (Publishers Weekly)

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    marzie Roanoke, TX, United States 03-18-13
    marzie Roanoke, TX, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very interesting"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes. I liked Melanie being the doctor and having a purpose of her own it made a good lead into the action


    What did you like best about this story?

    That Sebastian was disliked by everyone and didnt care


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

    Sebastian was believable


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Time heals all wounds


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    Netfilly 03-11-13
    Netfilly 03-11-13 Member Since 2008

    Love anything about shifters and lycanthropy. Paranormal romance is my thing! best escape and entertainment I can imagine! :]

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    "Really Enjoying this entire series!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Phantom Shadows to be better than the print version?

    I don't read.... But i can say i am adoring the narration and the entire series!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really like the heroines in this series. They are practical and realistic women. They are alot like me! Melanie is awesome and i adore her right along with Aimee and Sarah from the previous two installments.


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    GREAT NARRATION!!! Wonderful performance! Really good with all the voices and accents etc.


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

    I have laughed out loud more than once. I have smiled and grimaced and really been a part of this world whilst listening. This whole series is one that once i start a book, i can't stop and have to listen straight through... :]


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to get the next one!!! I want to be an Immortal Gaurdian! (or the girlfriend to one, at the very least!)....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer ANAHEIM, CA, United States 03-10-13
    Amazon Customer ANAHEIM, CA, United States 03-10-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Series"

    I have really enjoyed getting to know the characters in this series. I like how we get to know Sebastian better in this book. Things that were hinted about in the first books we revisit in this book. Highly recommend all of the books in this series.

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    Lr marietta, GA, United States 03-05-13
    Lr marietta, GA, United States 03-05-13 Member Since 2008
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    "LOVE THE IMMORTALS"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I have already listen to it twice. I like where the storyline is going


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Just as good as the first two, love all the characters


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Yes, this is the best


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Yes, I loved when they tracked down the bad guy and Amy was able to get her revenge.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michaela Lumberton, Texas, United States 02-12-13
    Michaela Lumberton, Texas, United States 02-12-13
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    "A wonderful paranormal romance"
    What made the experience of listening to Phantom Shadows the most enjoyable?

    There is so much drama,suspense and action in every chapter! This is a very moving love story between Bastian and Melanie.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bastian. Who doesnt love a wounded soul?


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    I thought Kirsten Potter did a great job. Loved her voice!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Fast paced romance and danger


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys paranormal romance. I am smitten with her stories and characters. The stories will not disappoint!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Hutchinson, MN, United States 02-11-13
    Kim Hutchinson, MN, United States 02-11-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Good book and loved the way it was read."

    I loved the book and the reader. It had action and love senses that were hot and I love hot. And at times I had to laugh at the way the main lady talked to her new lover. He was like a man from the 1800's and had no problem telling her just how he wanted to make her feel good. And she had no trouble keeping him on his toes and making him feel like she thought he was no big deal and she could take him or leave him. But her body told him different. Well going forward in the book things change and the twists and turns kept me into the book and I loved it. I'll wait for the next book to come out. I read the first two as this was the third in the series. But I can't really remember them so I'm going back to read them all over again. I love to laugh and feel the HOT togetherness in these books along with action that has you holding your breath one minute and laughing the next. I would pay a credit for it.

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    LaurelOlivia 02-06-13 Member Since 2011

    LauralOlivia

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    "A Decadent pleasure, you must."
    What made the experience of listening to Phantom Shadows the most enjoyable?

    There was a story line that branched off. The characters are developed and the interactions between them are humorous and endearing. You feel vested in all relationships and their interactions. The romance is believable and sensual.


    What other book might you compare Phantom Shadows to and why?

    Her other books, Night Reigns, same author. They are good but Jeanine Frost is better. The story makes you want more.


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    She did all the characters very well. You feel vested. She brings them to life.


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

    I actually did listen in one day. After trying some other books with disappointment I have listen to all her books several times. It makes for a clean house.


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    Kevin LONDON MILLS, IL, United States 01-24-13
    Kevin LONDON MILLS, IL, United States 01-24-13 Member Since 2012

    Dutchman

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    "Excellent Book"

    This is another one of those Romance novels that could easily carry it's weight in another Genera. It's has enough depth of plot, story, and character development to stand on it's own. Add that to the steamy scenes and it's an awesome book.

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    Mary STAFFORD, VA, United States 01-08-13
    Mary STAFFORD, VA, United States 01-08-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Immortal Guardians Rock"

    I was so glad to have the third installment, loved each and every book so far but you need to listen to them in order to keep up with the story line and each of their adventures.

    Sabstien is handsome, misunderstood Immortal who's still brooding on delusions from decades past which has led him to be the most disliked Immortal and is alienated by his fellow Guardians, and that of course just makes us like and root for him - the hurting underdog - all the more. This book contains an action packed storyline that's full of suspense, intrigue, passion and humour.

    If you liked Lords of The Underworld and/or The Black Dagger Brotherhood you will definately like these.

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    Julie 01-02-13
    Julie 01-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Can't wait for book #4!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Phantom Shadows to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because of Kristen Potter. She is my new favorite narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Flow from one book to another is flawless. Love the character development throughout the series.


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    Appreciated the voice inflection and emotion conveyed. Very easy to determine character speaking and follow conversations. Narrator becomes a part of the story. Loved the fact that she was able to convey in voice the exact character and personality of each person.


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

    I'm a sucker for romance, good triumphing over evil and a happy ending. This series has it all.


    Any additional comments?

    Diane Duvall and Kristen Potter are a perfect partnership!

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