Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Phantom Shadows

Title ~ Phantom Shadows
Series ~ Immortal Guardians, #3
Author ~ Dianne Duvall
Publisher ~ Zebra
Published ~ 2 October 2012
Genres ~ Paranormal/Romance/Urban Fantasy

My Rating ~ 5 out of 5

Sebastien Newcombe still had a hard time believing he was an Immortal Guardian and not a vampire. He was used to doing things his way and he was a bit of a smart ass, so he was having a hard time fitting into the ranks. Of course, leading a vampire uprising, kidnapping Sarah and trying to kill Roland not to mention the fact that he had killed Ewen, a beloved Guardian, many years previously certainly didn’t help his popularity. He was hated among his own kind and the vampires called him Bastien the Betrayer because he joined the Guardians. He was alone. Or so he thought.

Dr. Melanie Lipton had worked for the Network since graduating medical school. She was trying desperately to find a cure for the vampire virus, so that those infected wouldn't go mad and have to be destroyed. She worked closely with two vampires that had once served under Bastien, so when he came to visit she was in close proximity to him and his yummy body. But more than that she saw how he cared about these vampires and how he wanted them to get better. Unlike the Immortal Guardians who had been destroying vampires for millennia, Bastien felt they could be saved. At least, until the madness overtook their reason and he, more than any Guardian, wanted Melanie to find a cure.

Bastien is fighting his attraction to Melanie because he doesn’t feel worthy of her, but Melanie isn’t going to have any of that. She wants to explore their attraction. She believes he’s an honorable man which means she’ll have to use her intellect and feminine wiles to get her way. Which stubborn person will win this battle? It’ll be fun to see!

Can I say how much I love this series? I do!! The story flows smoothly, the plot is engaging, the characters interesting. I love the interaction between all of the characters and it’s like sitting around with a bunch of friends as they pick and tease each other. Some things get solved and other mysteries pop up. I can’t wait for the next installment in the series! I’m hoping it’s Richart’s book.

*Many thanks to Kensington for providing a review copy. Please see disclaimer page.

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