Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Shadows Strike by Dianne Duvall


Series: Immortal Guardians #6
320 p.
Publisher: Zebra
Published: 8/25/15
Source: From author for review
The Immortal Guardians protect the innocent in secret. Sometimes the secret gets out... 
U.S. law enforcement agent Heather Lane can read minds. But not the future. The dream of battle and blood that recurs every night must be a fluke, some obscure terror from her own mind. What its significance might be, she can’t guess: an attack from seven psychotic vampires at once, only separated from nightmare by an eighth very different immortal. A handsome, brave man fighting at her side, a man she misses when she wakes. 
Then the dream comes true. Heather is flung into a war between predators and protectors of humanity, the man from her dreams beside her again. Except now that she’s awake, she isn’t sure she can trust Ethan, or the shadow organization he represents. The U.S. military doesn’t trust either of them. But against an onslaught of evil like the one that’s coming, it will take everything they have just to survive...
My thoughts:

Ah Ethan's story! This is one of my favorite urban fantasy, paranormal romance series and I was happy to read Ethan and Heather's story. It is one that is a sort of an insta-love in a way, but the reasons were fully explained and it made sense. So, in this case it didn't bother me at all. In fact, the characters themselves explored this insta-attraction / love openly.

Ethan makes a great swoony character. He loves and appreciates strong women and Heather is a great heroine who takes to this new world with aplomb. They make a great couple and a fun one to read. Yes, there is plenty of humor with the romance in the banter between the two characters. And while you could read these books out of order, it makes more sense to get them in order. You get a better sense of the characters and the overall arc within the series. We do move further along the arc and even get new characters. Oh I do hope this series doesn't end. We have so many other immortals to explore. ;)

I don't want to say too much about this book for fear that I'll reveal more of the book than the blurb above. I will say that I give this book 5 stars and highly recommend the series to those that love PNR with a UF kick.

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25 comments:

  1. Not just one vampire but seven psychotic vampires? Having a rest from the whole supernatural thing but I'll be sure to make a note of this.

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    1. This is a PNR/UF so a lot of supernatural things in it. Just so you know... ;)

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  2. SO EXCITED FOR THIS MELISSA!!!!! One of my favorite series for sure, even though I've fallen behind. I feel a binge read coming on... :)

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    1. Oh I would totally binge on these books!! FUN! and RAWR! LOL

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  3. I haven't found a new PNR series or UF series in awhile so it looks like I'll have to dive into this since I definitely love me some swoon. Great review, Melissa! :)

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    1. Oh and this one combines them nicely. I think you'd have fun here.

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  4. Glad this turned out to be worth the wait! Love it when that happens!

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    1. Me too! But then this wasn't much of a gamble, I've loved the other books. :)

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  5. Second positive review I've read on this in the last few days! I'll have to check it ou. Great review!

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    1. It is just one of those fun series. You so need to try it.

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  6. Whoa - 5 stars!! I'm impressed - I'll check it out.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  7. Five stars! I am convinced. I have seen some awesome reviews for this one, so now I have to try it

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  8. I've seen a few great reviews around for this author...I may have to check her out!

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  9. I love PNR and UF. I just "discovered" this series this week. Why haven't I met this series before?!?!

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    1. Depends on how you want to see it. To me it was a good blend of both.

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  11. A guy who appreciate a strong woman, and there's humor? Now you're talking my language.

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  12. I loved this and Ethan was adorable.

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  13. *hangs head* How have I not read these yet? I need some swoony.

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  14. When hear one of your fav UF series, I am all over it!

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  15. I read the and reviewed it as 5 stars as well. This is one of my favorite series also. Glad you loved it :)

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