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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

Critic Reviews

"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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  • CAROLYN
  • Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • 12-07-12

AN ADDICTIVE PULSE POUNDING PARANORMAL TALE

Loved each and every book so far but I advise listening to them in order to get the most out of the Immortal Guardians and each of their adventures.

Bastien is a hunky, 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 that has me begging Ms Duvall for more more more please.

Worth a credit? Yes definately and if you liked Lords of The Underworld and/or The Black Dagger Brotherhood then I'm sure you'll think so too (but if you haven't heard of these books before.... firstly, where have you been? and then secondly, check them out ASAP!!).

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Wendy
  • HAWKINSVILLE, GA, United States
  • 11-03-12

Another Great Book!

Would you listen to Phantom Shadows again? Why?

Yes! I really like the charaters and story line.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think my avorite character is Seth! I can't wait to see how his story plays out.

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

Yes. She is very good.

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

I enjoyed it alot. It was a great listen.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Phantom Shadows - I Loved it

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, this series was very good, made me laugh, cry and sigh.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sebastien and Melanie. I loved Melanie's assertiveness, you usually do not read that in the heroines, but she was a refreshing character. As for Bastien, almost every one loves the bad boy, and an underdog to boot, what's not to love.

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

Yes, it made me laugh many times and close to tearing up a time or two.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Things aren't always what they seem

Where does Phantom Shadows rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love this series so this installment is in my top 5 series

What did you like best about this story?

The sense of family and the underlying thread of loyalty between ALL of them regardless of circumstances, they stick together. I really enjoy how Dianne Duvall infuses humor into intense situations too

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

I love how she portrays Seth. She is a very talented narrator and nails the accent and brings him to life for me.

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

When the decision to transform Melanie came into play. And why Bastien wanted Roland to do it.

Any additional comments?

Another fantastic installment in this series. Definitely worth picking up if you are a fan of the PNR/UF genre. The story is engaging and the narration is awesome.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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LOVED this book!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dr. Lipton

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

Sebastian

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

laughed out loud several times

Any additional comments?

So sad I have to wait till October for the next book!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Donna
  • Pennsburg, PA, United States
  • 11-18-12

Done and waiting for Book 4!!!

Phantom Shadows was as good as the rest of the books in the series. Bastien is one of my favorites and was happy his story was told. I love the Immortal Guardians and am looking forward to the next books in the series. Kirsten Potter as always gives each character his/her due. Wonderful... Start with book 1. =]

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Melanie and Sebastián

This series is turning out to be pretty good. It's a totally different spin on vampires. I really like the characters. It has plenty of action and the romance is sweet with a little spice. Strong female characters that can "kick butt".

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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AGAIN I SAY AWESOME!!

I love this series. If you have any questions about it check out my other reviews. I've listened to all of the series and loved every minute.
In this story Bastien, the bad guy from book one, an Immortal who thought he was a vampire is trying to help keep a few of his men from book one from going insane from the vampire virus. Bastien has a lot of issues, he doesn't feel like he fits in with the other Immortals, there's too much rivalry from his past for the comfort of the others. However, Dr. Melanie Lipton sees through his brash attitude to the sensitive man underneath the bluster. Bastien fights his attraction to Melanie but she won't have it. Their story is really sweet. There's plenty of stuff going on with the other characters as well. You will want to listen to it all at once.
I recommend this for adults only. Worth the cash or credit.

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  • Tracy T
  • Jacksonville, FL USA
  • 09-30-13

Love this series!

I love this series and am so excited the next book comes out on audible tomorrow. I was so glad Bastian got matched with Melanie it was a great pair. The narrator does a great job no complaints there at all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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GET THIS BOOK!

What did you love best about Phantom Shadows?

There are so many things I loved best about this book--the love story, the action, the humor, great narration, it's just SUCH a great paranormal series I can't believe it took me so long to finally listen to it. I had Darkness Dawns in my library forever before I listened to it, once I had, I immediately bought the next two in the series and Phantom Shadows has to be the best so far, I can't wait for the next one!

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

So far, I haven't read/listened to any series that I can compare to Phantom Shadows, although I'd like to find one that I can get into as much as I have this series.

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

The primary male immortal leads from each book are definitely my favorites--I could listen to the world according to Bastian, Roland and Marcus all day long.

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

Twilight meets X-MEN and then some!

Any additional comments?

Love this book and the series! Well worth a credit or an outright purchase.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful