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  • Rebellious Prince

  • Captured by a Dragon-Shifter, Book 2
  • By: Michelle M. Pillow
  • Narrated by: Connor Brown
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Catshifter Prince Rafe knows that technically he's supposed to be traveling to Earth to find a bride, but he doesn't see the need to rush things. Yeah, yeah, eventually he'll have to marry and set a good example for his people because on his planet females are rare, and they need to have children and blah blah blah. But honestly, catshifters are known to embrace their feral side and it would take a very impressive female to tame his. Then he sees Jenna Kearney and all bets are off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG best book ever wish I could give it 10 stars

  • By Pam louis on 06-22-18

Fun and witty

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I loved this book. I laughed through so much of it. I loved how Rafe and Jenna first met. Michelle really knows how to put a good story together. I like how it has a magical fairytale like setting on the other planet and also is fun and witty, and who could forget steamy?! The clothes they wear are also a hoot. Imagine going back to a time like medieval days. I would love to visit their kingdom.

  • Awaken the Darkness

  • Immortal Guardians Series, Book 8
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

He awakens encapsulated in dirt with no knowledge of how he came to be there. Riddled with injuries, he can remember neither his past nor who he is. Nor can he remember what he is. But surely no mortal man could survive being buried deep beneath the earth. All he knows with certainty is that the soothing voice and presence of the woman moving around above enables him to endure the agony of his wounds. And he will do whatever it takes to be with her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By GSKM in sc on 07-12-18

Loving me some Stanislav

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-18

If you’re new to this series, don’t worry, you can start with any book. However, as the series progresses, there’s an underlying story going on. The author is good about including details that help you understand and stay up to date. That being said, in my personal opinion, if I was starting, this wouldn’t be the one I would start with. Maybe it’s because I’m already so invested in the whole dynamics of all the characters. Dianne has spoiled us so much by always including previous characters and how they interact with one another. And I am obsessed with Seth, the leader. There are always surprises with him and David. In this book, we barely saw them and not until the very end. It was all well worth it though. And the prologue was such a surprise. I almost cried with joy. I love the main character, Stanislav and Susan. And the narrator is so amazing. I feel like I know them.

While looking at a house for sell, Susan here’s a weak voice asking her not to leave and drawing her back. This voice leads her to buy the house. Susan is telepathic, by the way. One night, the voice compels her to dig in the basement. Low and behold, she finds a man. This is Stanislav, an immortal. Find out how she rescues him and about the men who hunt him.

For those who are unfamiliar with the series, Immortal Guardians are like vampires except the virus that causes it doesn’t cause them to go mad like it does vampires. The reason for this is because before being infected, the human was gifted, meaning they possess abilities like precognition, telepathy and so on. This is due to having more DNA or chromosomes. The guardians protect humans by hunting vampires that prey on them. Of course, the author explains all this a lot better than I do lol. I just can’t get enough of this series! And FYI, how’s the time to catch up because you don’t want to miss out on being ready for Seth’s book, which is next!

  • Determined Prince

  • Captured by a Dragon-Shifter, Book 1
  • By: Michelle M. Pillow
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 196

Dragon shifter Prince Kyran has studied the Earth people and is ready to assimilate. Female shifters are all but going extinct on his planet of Qurilixen, and his people are desperate for mates - so much so they're taking matters into their own hands. What better place to capture a woman than Earth? After all, dragon shifters had come from there centuries ago. Surely a human female would be honored to be selected by one as fine and fierce as himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Determined Prince and Just as Determined Rocker

  • By cheri on 06-02-16

Sexy Dragons

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I love Michelle Pillow’s work. She never fails to make me laugh. This book was short but sweet and steamy. When Kyran comes to planet Earth looking for a wife, he isn’t aware of the customs or dress and him and his brothers look like something from the 70s and 80s with their dress attire. I laughed so hard, especially when the dreg (spelling?) species told women he was a dreg queen. There’s a lot packed into this book. I do wish it could’ve been longer but after reading the next one it’s see,s fine because they each make up part of what would be a whole. I listened to the audiobook and this narrator has a really good voice.

  • King of the Unblessed

  • Realm Immortal, Book 1
  • By: Michelle M. Pillow
  • Narrated by: Ross Pendleton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

Merrick, dark elfin King of Valdis, had once been heir to all that was good - happiness and pleasure his domain. Now, trapped as the ruler of mischief, king of necessary evil, he stands on a precipice of choice. On one side, his estranged brother, now ruler of what should have been Merrick's, and on the other, King Lucien of the Damned. Both would sway him. Damnation is winning.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fun book :)

  • By Amanda on 01-17-14

Where the wild things are

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-18

This was the most enchanting story. I loved how it was like an adult faery story. I could just picture the goblins and other creatures as they were described. They were so funny. They reminded me of the ones in the children’s book Where The Wild Things Are. The king of the Unblessed was so hot. He was so misunderstood. This is a tale of good verses evil and how true love overcomes all in the end. I hope we get a tell of Juliana’s brothers in the future.

If you like audiobooks, this narrator really brings the characters to life. He does the creatures’ voices so well. And gives Merrick a deep sexy voice.

  • Shadow Rider

  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344

Whether it's fast cars or fast women, Stefano Ferraro gets what he wants. When he's not fodder for the paparazzi, he commands Ferraro family businesses - both legitimate and illegitimate. While their criminal activity is simply a rumor yet to be proven, no one knows the real truth. The Ferraros are a family of shadow riders capable of manipulating light and dark, an ability Stefano thought ran in his family alone - until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Brilliant Story -Well Narrated

  • By Douglas on 06-30-16

Vigilante Justice

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-18

I debated on what to rate this. If you’re listening to the audiobook, the narrator is excellent. I couldn’t ask for better. As far as the story, it was about 100 pages too long. I say this because there was so much repetition of the hero stating the same things to the heroine. Mainly how he is such a hard man to live with and the whole caveman thing of being the boss. Of course, I like the whole damsel in distress type stories like Christine Feehan writes, but they are all so much alike. The biggest thing that aggravated me was how much telling there was of describing things and how wordy the feelings were of each other. We get it, move on. I had to skip ahead a lot. But at the same time it was poetic. The heroine got on my nerves a few times but not bad. I really liked her. I would like to see a future book of this couple and see if they have children and how they are. The story concept is wonderful and that part is so good that I would read it again. Especially listen to the audiobook. Fair warning though, there’s a lot of use of the F bomb.

  • Night Unbound

  • Immortal Guardians, Book 5
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,669
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,539

For centuries, Lisette d'Alençon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can't bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians' command. She dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for-and a man she knows has been declared a traitor. Zach is an exile, a loner. He won't defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LEATHER PANTS AND WINGS! HOW COULD YOU GO WRONG!!!

  • By Ms. J on 09-04-14

My favorite one in the series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-18

I just have to say that words just can’t do this justice. Dianne has outdone herself. This is my favorite book in the series so far. Now I sort of understand why Seth was like he was to Bastian. So much is made clear now. We get to see more of who Seth really is. Just a sliver but oh so much more understanding. I’m dying to say more but it would spoil it. This book is about Seth’s “long lost cousin” Zach and Lissette. Zach is like Seth, he isn’t a Guardian. He’s an Other. He has these amazing wings and he stands 6’10” tall. He is so broody and dangerous. Except to Lissette. I loved watching his transformation into a loving being. And I was so happy for Lissette to finally find somebody. Marcus and Ami have their baby. But will they both survive the birth? So much happens in this book. The vampire army thought to be irradiated is bigger and badder than ever. There is also some heartbreaking moments. One thing is for sure, Ms Duvall really does know how to play with ones emotions.

If you like audiobooks, this is the one for you. This is the best narrator I’ve ever listened to. I’ve read this book when it came out and now listened to it. After I finish the series, I’m starting over on it. I just can’t get enough. The narrator really brings the personalities alive. Oh and, I laughed so hard throughout the book. Dianne writes some funny stuff. I feel like I’m part of the Immortal Guardians’ family.

  • Darkness Rises

  • Immortal Guardians Series, Book 4
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,670

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They're back!!!!!

  • By NEW NAME on 10-02-13

Just keeps getting better and better

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-18

This series just keeps getting better and better! I loved Krysta. She is perfect for Etienne. (Spelling?) Dianne is such a talented author. I think one of the things that makes her my favorite is how she always seems to bring in all the characters from the previous books. And there’s always such an intense action packed story throughout. This one was so unique because Krysta can see auras and this helps her fight vampires. Her brother and parents are gifted. Her brother is a healer and in college to be a doctor. I can’t wait to see him in the future. I hope Dianne had more of the parents in future books also.

  • Phantom Shadows

  • Immortal Guardians, Book 3
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,888

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....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • AN ADDICTIVE PULSE POUNDING PARANORMAL TALE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 12-07-12

Very disappointed

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-18

**SPOILER ALERT**

I hate tow write anything negative about this series. It is one of only two or three series I actually reread. And Dianne is my favorite author. Her writing is so intense and full of emotion, yet at the same time she is able to deliver the funniest scenes. I had read this book way back when it came out and I didn’t know about writing reviews. This one is my least favorite. I was so disappointed with how the other immortals treated Sebastian. Of course, Seth did save him from execution. But he still wasn’t very kind. If I were him and Melanie, I would’ve wanted to leave. There wasn’t many scenes of Bastian and Melanie in the bedroom. But there was so much action with hunting Emrys and the mercenaries. We see a lot of Cliff. I LOVE his character and hope he is saved and gets his own book. What really disappointed me was how this book seemed more about Ami. Of course, I was happy to see more about her. And I do like her character. But Seth almost kills Bastian for using her after the network is attacked by the mercenaries. They couldn’t reach Seth and Marcus had okayed it and was with her. Plus she can kick ass. Then what happens? Seth turns right around and uses Ami for the same thing because she is the only one who can track Emrys with her gifts. He didn’t even apologize to Marcus or act like it was hypocritical. Seems like this annoyed me more the second time around listening to the audiobook. Plus, it’s getting annoying how they’re all “protect Ami”. Like they don’t care if anyone else dies. These are supposed to be like Seth’s children and he’s acting like they are nothing to him compared to Ami. Why doesn’t Marcus and Ami have their own place? I would be pissed if I were them. I know she needs protecting and has a unique situation. After what she went through, I can understand why. But the relationship between her and Seth and David is getting ridiculous. And at the end when she thinks she is infected by the virus, Seth almost kills Marcus because David and him and Darnell assume Marcus bit her and Seth won’t even believe Ami when she says he didn’t. Marcus isn’t even breathing any more and David has to heal him. Does anyone apologize? No, they start raising hell again at him because he didn’t use condoms. Thinking him stupid. WTH? And if they only like organic stuff because they can taste each individual ingredient and additives, including in chocolate that isn’t organic, why does Marcus have a stash of lollipops? Ok, sorry to rant. I still recommend this series and even this book. Because any author who can evoke this much emotion in a reader, be it good or annoyed, is a good author. It means I care lol. Trust me, the rest of the books are worth getting upset over this one. There are big treats in store. We meet Zach in this book. He’s a winged being like Seth. I can’t help but think they are angels. And what’s up with the sacred place Seth goes to? He even let Ami in on that and his secret I assume. Yet, he doesn’t trust Bastian even at the end of the book. More than he did but seems he would shed little tears if he died. I feel like we will know in the end why Seth does what he does. If you like audiobooks, try theses in that form. This is one of the best narrators. Don’t listen while driving because the intense action will make you drive too fast lol.

  • Night Reigns

  • Immortal Guardians Series #2
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,390

In the second installment of Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians series, when Marcus Grayden's grief over the loss of the woman he loved causes him to become reckless, he is assigned a new Second, who proves to be immensely distracting. Contains mature themes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It...

  • By Olette on 12-04-11

Marcus and Ami

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-18

What can I say? I just can’t get enough of Dianne’s books. No matter how many time I read them, they only get better each time. I also love the audiobooks. If you haven’t tried them, please do. The narrator is so amazing. I love how well she does the accents.

Marcus is almost as crotchety as Rowland lol. He has lived so long all alone. When Seth orders him to take a second, he is so upset. And to beat all, it’s a human woman. One he finds himself drawn to more and more. But Ami has some shocking secrets all her own. We also see a glimpse into more about Seth during one scene.

  • Darkness Dawns

  • Immortal Guardians Series #1
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,382

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...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luscious, Enthralling & Sensual w/o being porn

  • By Linda on 08-16-11

My favorite series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-18

When this book first came out, I read it. Now I thought I would try the audiobook. It’s even better the second time! The narrator is perfect for it and can do the best accents for the males. I usually never reread books but this is one I will cherish for a lifetime. Dianne brings her own unique blend to vampires and immortal guardians. She is also great at adding humor. I laughed so hard throughout the whole thing.