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)
I found this book to be a great listen, well performed, with a well written story line. I enjoyed this very much and am waiting for the next in this series. If you like Nallini Singh's series, you will like this one as well.
Yes, this book is well written, and very hard to put down. I didn't want the story to stop, when I realized that this was the First Book of the series and there wasn't another one to follow at the moment, It saddened me.
I can't just pick one of the characters, because I really thought they all were good. They finsihed each other, lets just say that.
Yes, Her story reading was very well rounded with all characters, and I liked the way she could separate each of them so well, very believable.
I laughed a few times, but didn't cry. Some of the storylines, were just really funny.
When will Book 2 of this series be released? I can't wait.
I bought this book because of "L"'s review, she knows her stuff. this was a great read, great narration too. Can't wait for more from Dianne Duvall.
This book was very good and so was the second in this series. I am looking forward to the 3rd book coming out in October.
I read this as an ebook and liked it...kinda'. I planned to read the next in the series when it was released because I was interested in the secondary characters--not the overall arc. When it did release, I wasn't motivated to purchase it anymore.
I got this audio book on sale for $4.95. At that price I thought I would give it another try. I just couldn't finish it. Once again, the H/h didn't hold my attention when other characters were introduced. I wish I could trust the author enough to take a chance on the next book, but I can't. It's really too bad, because once again I want to know more about the other characters.
I need more ears!
I love me some hot paranormal sexy time, but I found myself fast-forwarding through the awkwardly narrated "hard buds," and "heated core" of this one. I tend to think it would have been better if I'd read the book myself. The reader, Kirsten Potter, comes across as a bit breathy and over-heated from start to finish on every one of the racy passages, not allowing the action to build, so to speak. Otherwise she's a good narrator.
The action sequences are well done, and the premise is entertaining, but I guess I'm a little in the middle on this one. I'm kind of tired of the over the top gorgeous male and equally stunning female character meme -- boring. Whatever happened to character development? (He's sad and damaged from betrayal 900 years ago? Really?) (She's a vegan, bible quoting, hardcore gun owner whose celebate? Huh.)
It's the genre I guess, still it feels like a lazy cop out. Not sure I'd buy another one in this series.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
Dianne Duvall wrote a book unlike any I have ever listened to before. When you start litening you think its probably along the typical vampire story line. What happens next is quickly expanded by Sarah who while putting in her organic veggie garden, took on the rescue of a man being steaked to the gound from the vampires. Who goes to a rescue with a shovel? Kirsten Potter is a supreme narrator and her voice gives the characters flesh and bone. The outstanding job she does brings the story to fullness and wraps the characters around you. I am so looking forward to the next installment and pray there will be many more. I started listening and didn't want to pull away from the book, trying to listen to the whole in one sitteing. The mixture of humor, suspense and romance was perfect. I give this two thumbs up.
I really liked the way the way Roman, Sarah, Bastian, Seth and the rest of the cast of characters were all brought to lilfe. From the humor of the sexual tension to the suspense of not knowing when the villin would show up Kristen Potter did a wonderful job.
The way she put the voice inflections into each character creating major players at the start.
NEVER STOP DREAMING! !
I wasn't sure about this new series, but now I can say, I like IT! I will be reading the entire series. I would recommend this series.
If you are new to this series, and as this is the first book that is likely the case, I want to take the time to say this is a great group of books. To date I have read the first three but this one remains my favorite. This book is full of action, on the battlefield, in the bedroom, in the shower . . . . . The protagonists are well developed characters. The male is prickly, a loaner and paranoid the female is tiny, tough and smart. The author does an excellent job of explaining paranormal elements without heading into Michale Crichton territory, not that there is anything wrong with that, but might have been a little much for this book. The secondary cast of characters is strong and gives the author many leads for new stories that will intrigue her readers. The narration was well done and wasn't distracting.
I am a book junkie...I read and enjoy a variety of stories, so please don't "define me" by one book or review! :)
This story is a good example of well-done (supernatural) paranormal romance if you like to "escape" with this kind of thing. I enjoyed the characters, Roland and Sara, and the relationship that grew between them. The other characters were good and did help "flesh-out" the meat of the story. The drama and the action was engrossing and compelling. The writing is well done, I feel the story is well-paced and plotted.
The narration was well done. I recommend this one!
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