Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control...
In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible---when it means forfeiting the world she's always known, and the life he would do anything to protect.
©2011 Dianne Duvall (P)2011 Tantor
"This is a strong start in what looks to be a thrilling and chilling new paranormal series. Fantastic!" (Romantic Times)
Only if they weren't easily offended by bad language and some political/environmental stances. Overall the book was pretty good, not great, but good. I have read other vampire romance series that I enjoyed more. For me the biggest turn off was the foul language, particularly the F word. Also, the sex scenes were more graphic than passionate which was disappointing.
the most interesting aspect was the view point taken on Vampires. The least was how predictable the plot was for the main characters.
Her performance was great.
The book is okay, not great and not horrible.
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Overall pretty good book. I can't rave about it, but it's a good plot, good narration. I could have used a little more grit though. Apparently I liked it enough to put book #2 on my wish list. :)
While patiently (impatiently) waiting on my standard authors I came across this series.
Sound interesting so I used a credit and purchased it, it was definately worth the credit.
Hot male hero and a strong female charactor. Lots of humor, which i enjoy.
I am a big fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Midnight Breeds and Dark Hunters and I like this new series. I will be purchasing the following books.
I am a Trubie from Philly!! As you can see Eric is my fav, swoon!!! I love all Philly Teams, and sports!! And my favorite past time is reading.
I have listened to this story twice in a week and will listen again!! I fell in love with the characters the fist time I read this book. The accents are crazy awesome!!
The fact that everyone considered Roland Anti-Social, and I'm a little anti-social. I can identify with him on that.
Seth is hands down my favorite, the accent that Kirsten gives him is terrific!!! She is the reason I chose this series in the first place.
If I could have listened in one sitting it would have been done. But, with my schedule I had to break it up.
This book, and series is worth getting. Kirsten is an awesome preformer, and Dianne has a great series. This book really surprised me, I did not think I would love it as much as I did. I'm so glad I picked it up, and took a listen. You should too.
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Reminds me of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, but totally different world. Good job Dianne Duvall, you have a new fan!
I really enjoyed this book....I love looking at things at a different angle. And this series had a different I idea of vampirism. I look forward to listening to the rest of the series.
I really love this narrator -- she really made the book for me. The book checked the boxes that I look to check when I'm reading/listening to a romance novel: I liked the female lead and found her both intelligent and believable; the world the author created is both intriguing and adheres to a reasonable set of rules; the romance is sexy and I wait for it impatiently!
I still give this book full marks, but I have to say -- a band of Prius-driving immortal guardians of mankind who consume, exclusively, organic produce and chicken? Come on! I'm down with this sort of doctrine in real life but to have these two lead characters connect over a delicious organic goat cheese pizza? I don't know, it just isn't very manly I guess. A bit silly. It's a relatively minimally present theme in the story so I'm not THAT bothered by it.
Contrary to what my headline states, I did actually enjoy this. It's a paranormal romance and as such, it follows the formula all too well. Unless this is your first foray into the land of PnR, you know basic storyline.
"Loner/surly supernatural creature meets plain jane and they fall madly in love. Snarky humor, angst, bad guys to defeat, personal issues to overcome, and of course a happily ever after (or at least a happily for now)."
However, that doesn't mean that it is a bad formula. It's all in the execution, not the skeleton. Damsel (mostly) wasn't in distress and she does some rescuing of her own. The good guy vampires are unbelievably hot alpha-males but all organic and eco-conscious. That's not a bad thing for me but, I'm a bit of a hippie so its all in your perception. I did like our heroine although she's not in my top ten favorites or anything.
It was good enough though that I bought the second and the third in the series although not so good that I've read them yet.
I enjoyed this story from start to finish. I loved the characters! I mean who doesn’t love a tortured hero???? In my opinion the humor mixed with the drama was just the right touch. I gave this book 5 stars overall!
Everthing about it. I thought she did an excellent job!
When Roland healed Sarah's head injury and took her pain on himself.
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