Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Phantom Shadows (Immortal Guardians #3) by Dianne Duvall

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...
Oh yes! One of my favorite vampire series is back! This time we get the story of Bastien. I really wanted this story. I mean it's the most annoying, cynical, obnoxious immortal of the bunch! How could I resist? I know wanting to alternately kick the guy's arse and simultaneously aww at his reluctant romance will get to you as well. Plus, Bastien has probably the biggest soft sides of all of them. He constantly worries about the ones he loves having problems because of their association with him. Can I get an awwww? ;)

Not only do we have the romance of Melanie and Bastien, but we also have a lot of action to keep us interested. In fact, these mercenaries they are up against might be human, but they are quite evil. They don't care who or what they have to destroy to obtain their goal. Even in the end I have to question the completeness of that evil. I suspect we will see the ramifications of the immortals fight with these humans in other sinister ways.

I give this book 4 1/2 stars. It's a series I suggest you read in order. It is best that way to get a feel for all the characters. And while this book is complete, several threads remain open including one that I hope gets a happy ending! We also get introduced to a few new characters and I'm anxious about how they will fit in the scheme of things. Oh yea... I want the next ASAP! :D So, if you like romance, action and obnoxious vampires do pick up this series. I think you will enjoy it.
I received this ARC from the author and no compensation for my review was given.
Bloggy note:
Do come back tomorrow for a blog post and giveaway from the author!!

14 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to start this series - I do love a little vampy romance! Thanks for reminding me to add it to my wishlist! :-)

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    1. psst... come back tomorrow... let me just say...

      International! ;)

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  2. Loving the Halloween look to your blog.

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  3. Why have I not heard of this series?! *Facepalm* I love a vampy romance. I'm adding it to my tbr pile. Looking forward to the guest post tomorrow.

    p.s. I'm digging the Halloween look. :)

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    1. WHAT? You haven't? Well, you have now. So good and I think you'll enjoy tomorrow's post. :)

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  4. Trailers are pretty cool! I have not heard of the series but it sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I think you'd have fun with it. Let me just say.. romance! :)

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  5. OOOh Bastien sounds so fun! you know this year I always read my PNR books in disorder, lol it's your fault, you show me the example. I just read le 27th book in a series I didn't know about (yeah 27... it's really a lot).

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    1. BWA HA HA! See what you get when you are around me! *evil plotting look*

      This series is actually better when read in order. ;)

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  6. Obnoxious and evil vamps, awesome! This is new to me, never heard of this series! I will definitely be stopping by to enter tomorrow!

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    1. Oh I think you'd have fun with this series. I think you'll like tomorrow's post.

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  7. Oh Duvall! She is still on my wishlist after your previous awesome reviews

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  8. Oh sounds wonderful, and so glad you were excited and enjoyed. I love the trailer with the earthquaking affects. lol. Thank you!

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