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“Gracie C. McKeever (c) June 2011
“I think I'm in love with the Immortals. Roland is my hero and Sarah is my heroine. Great story with thrills and chills and a good love story to match. Going to read it again.”Alice D wrote this review Friday, March 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the first book in the Immortal Guardians series. It was so much fun to read this book. My first thought was that it resembled a lot the dark-hunter series and it was so good.
Roland is a great character, he may be too serious for his own good, but I love him just like that. And Saran, well, she's the perfect heroine for him.
In this book, a new world was presented to me and it's one world I intend to visit everytime there's a new book and revisit when rereading a book.”
“This novel is utterly compelling and truly unique! Dianne Duvall introduces a neat version of vampire lore that is still completely believable, and does so in a simple enough way as to easily understand it all, yet complex enough to stay interesting. There are laugh out loud funny moments, heart-pounding action sequences, and steamy, but sweetly sensual sex.
The characters, oh the characters! You can’t help but fall for every single character, each having that special something that draws you in. While still able to have a little fun here and there, everyone behaved like adults and for the first time in a really long time, there’s tension and conflict, but none of the characters ever make me want to smack them upside the head for being stupidly stubborn in fighting a situation or for simply not opening their mouth and talking out something irking them.
Overall, the book is well written and well-paced, grabbing the reader’s interest right from the very first page and never letting go. It’ll have you reading well into the night unable to put it down. The best part is there’s no cliffhanger ending! However, you are left with a question burning in your mind, making you down right twitch in anticipation for the next book…I would know *twitch*.
My first 4-star review, this story has easily climbed into my favorites list and refuses to budge. I literally can’t find anything in it to complain about. You’ll find everything you’re looking for in a paranormal romance within the pages, and I will recommend this to anyone who enjoys the genre. My (signed *squee*) copy now resides on my “Precious” shelf along with some of my other favorites!”
“I love the world Dianne Duvall has created. For me this was a nonstop stay up till 2:30 a.m. to finish book. If you love vampires this is one book you have to read.”Tara wrote this review Wednesday, March 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Sarah Bingham is a music teacher at UNC-Chapel Hill. Roland is an Immortal Guardian protecting innocents from vampires. Their paths cross one very early morning when Roland is staked to the ground in a remote area by enemies who torture him while they wait for the sun to come up and burn him to ash. Sarah, out before sunrise to beat the heat, is digging up a place for her vegetable garden in a field adjacent to her home when she hears a loud commotion. After sneaking up in the trees to see what’s going on and witnessing the torture of a naked man she decides she doesn’t have time to go home to phone 911. Taking her shovel firmly in hand she whacks the bad guys in the head, unties Roland and helps him to her house thus saving his life. And that’s just the beginning.
From the very first pages I loved this book. The characters are well-fleshed and interesting, the writing flows smoothly, the plot unrolls at just the right speed and there’s humor, action and sexual heat aplenty. A big plus for me is that this book is set in North Carolina, not far from where I live. I can count on one hand, maybe two, the number of books I’ve read that are set in North Carolina.
Roland and the other Immortal Guardians are HOT, interesting, honorable, strong and yummy. Sarah is no shrinking violet and is gutsy and quick thinking even when she’s scared. Even secondary characters are well-fleshed. I very much look forward to continuing the series and with so many interesting characters I hope this series will be around a very long time”
“it was amazing
It's good but not great. Regardless, I did actually enjoy the book.
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 necessarily a bad thing (for me at least but, I'm a bit of a hippie). It's 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.”
“zero stars. Blatant knock off of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters. ”Stephanie S wrote this review Sunday, July 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A good story, though the end got a bit sappy. 3.5”Corryn V wrote this review Friday, April 20, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was good but there were a lot of lame parts to it , and i ended up liking the other characters more then the 2 main ones , their story was good but i felt like the others were more interesting, Sarah was kinda of annoying for some of the book and Roland was bit cheesey , there were parts that really made me laugh but for the most part this book was just ok . i do plan on reading the next book .”sammie wrote this review Monday, March 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Think this is just another boring book about immortals beings finding a lifetime mate and fighting for it? Think again, it was all of that but so much more...
Roland is a 937 year old immortal who's been spurned the people he considered closest to him and because of it he tried to isolate himself from everything and everybody unless it was needed. 937 years, hell even 1/3 of that is a helluva lot of time to lonely so I was happy that Sarah came into his life that day and saved him from more things than just the sun's rays.
At first I thought it was pretty cliché that Sarah saved Roland and within less than a few days they were equally and fully smitten with each other but I got over that little tidbit and their story ending up turning into something that seemed more real and relate-able.
Every book has it's own battles and in this one it was a couple of things: the fact that someone was hell bent on killing Roland, because of his love for Sarah a huge target was placed on her back and not to mention the fact that he was immortal and Sarah was clearly not at the time... In the end though everything out fine and not in a cheesy predictable way either and I appreciated that.
I must admit that this book was very different from all of the urban fantasy books that I've read to date. Even though we were dealing with immortals and vampires and all the blood and fangs, it still felt to me like a modern day love story that could happen to any of us.
That fact alone is why this book was so great, I was whisked in from the first line and I was kept intrigued throughout the entirety of the book. For the first book of a series and I believe the first published book by Dianne Duvall on this level, it was a great one and I can tell she will be one of the authors to look out for in the future.
I'm looking forward eagerly to reading the rest of the series...”