Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Night Reigns (Immortal Guardians #2) by Diane Duvall

Ami isn't much for trusting strangers. She has a hard time trusting anyone. But she's no coward, and she's no pushover in the protection department either. So when she comes across a mysterious warrior taking on eight deranged vampires on his own, she doesn't hesitate to save his bacon. Of course, that was before she realized what one little rescue would get her into . . .

Marcus Grayden has been an immortal protector of humanity for eight hundred years, and at the moment he's not interested in backup. From the moment Ami arrives in his life, he can't deny that she's strong, smart, and extremely skilled at watching his back. But she's also destroying his protective solitude and stirring desires he can't bear to awaken. After all, whatever her secrets — how can she defeat death itself?
Oh this is another swoony read by Diane Duvall. The first was Darkness Dawns (my review linked) and really needs to be read first. This book takes place not long after the first and you are already introduced to several of the characters and their situation. In this book Marcus, a immortal guardian is paired with Ami. This is their story.

So, without spilling the beans of the first book, I will tell you I loved the characters. Marcus was grouchy at first but quickly fell into the sweet bf role we all can swoon over. What I also loved about the first book was that Sarah was an interesting character in herself. I was not disappointed with this book either. I really enjoyed Ami and found her strength despite her fears such a great combination. There is also a twist with her character I wasn't sure I would like at first. I think it just threw me for a fruit loop. However, once more of the pieces were put together, I really enjoyed this twist. No, I'm not telling you what it was *evil laugh* (oh it's been too long), but I will say that it will make the next books very interesting.

I give this book 4 1/2 stars. I think if you love PNR, action, and fun you really need to get into this series. Read in order like I did... *gives smelling salts* because I think it is necessary to piece everything together. No, it's not complicated, just makes more sense. Oh and there is a sort of cliffie in this book. More like the major aspects were solved, but a thread forms that will lead you to the next book. Those I don't mind. :)
I received this book from the author and no compensation for my review was given.

This book is to be published on the 6th. 
Btw, come back on the 2nd for a author post and giveaway!
First book in the series:
Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's handed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control...In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible - when it means forfeiting the world she's always known, and the life he would do anything to protect.
This book inspired a book boyfriend. I wuvs Rowland!


  1. I think if you love PNR, action, and fun you really need to get into this series.

    PNR - not much, action and fun yes, so two out of you think I still qualify?

  2. Grief, you actually read a series in sequence!

  3. Threw you for a fruit loop? You are too adorable Melissa:) And why haven't I read this series yet? I love the grouchy-turned-sweet hero type so I think Marcus and I will need some alone time after he becomes a new book boyfriend:)

  4. I liked the first book but I think I would have enjoyed it more if I could have stopped myself from continually comparing it to the Dark Hunter series. I'm better prepared for the second book and can't wait to start it. Loved the review :-D

  5. First off ,the covers are great! Second, I love reading book from the beginning so that I don;t get confuse, though its good that you can read this one from where it picks off.

    Still, I like how the author pieces things together. Great review!

  6. I didn't know this series (yeah I know it's always like that). It sounds nice, I'm now very intrigued, but so many books I want to read. It's always nice to have some interesting and different characters.

  7. Ooooooo, this one sounds good. Also, let it be noted that I want to lick those book covers. I must add this to my mountain TBR, they sound fabulous!

  8. I am being silly, but I do not like his shirt one bit.

    I think this was the book (1) that you made me put on my wishlist

  9. LOL, I love Fruit Loops and PNR! I'm adding this one!

    Yummy review, Chicky-poo!

  10. @anachronist... Um... probably not.. it's heavy on the R.

    @...Petty... *fans ...Petty* You okay? ;)

    @Jenny...LOL Yes, I actually do say that IRL. And... HEY! I was gonna claim him. :D

    @Paranormal Haven... I can see what you are saying, but I guess it never felt that way to me. I love how we can see the same thing so differently!

    @Savannah... Yes, this one needs to be read from book 1. I think you'd love the romance within them!

    @Melliane... It's a fairly new series. At least there are only 2 books to catch up on! :D

    @Nina... me too!!

    @Jen... Hm... what flavor is it? Oh did I just write that? LOL

    @Blodeuedd... I agree... first one needs much more flesh. Off with the shirt! LOL

    @Kristi... LOL I'm never gonna live that one down, am I? *snicker*

  11. Do you feel better now releasing an evil laugh after holding back for so long??

  12. UM... YES PLEASE! I do believe I'm getting a tad jealous of your man harem... This is why Jenny and I have started our Lick List! Lol! (I need sleep... Soon!)

  13. Sounds like a yummy read! I tend to drift towards PNR books where the female characters are stronger on their own. It drives me nuts when they don't do *anything* besides be the damsel in distress. Going to look up this series.

  14. So it is more PNR than UF, right? likey. Stories that throw you for a loop are the best.

  15. I had to come visit and see what you'd done with the blog for the holidays! Beautiful, I must say. But my oh my, if Marcus' body is any indication, well, I think I like this series! You are such a tease about the twist. Hope the cliffie isn't too big.


  16. Ooo a new author to me! On the wishlist it goes!

  17. Those are 3 of my most favoritist things! Oh and can I say holy hotness---I really love that cover. I am kind of partial to the top on cover models---more to take off LOL


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