Awaken the Darkness
Book 8, Immortal Guardians
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Return to the "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews), “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly) world of New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians.
He awakens encapsulated in dirt with no knowledge of how he came to be there. Riddled with injuries, he can remember neither his past nor who he is. Nor can he remember what he is. But surely no mortal man could survive being buried deep beneath the earth. All he knows with certainty is that the soothing voice and presence of the woman moving around above enables him to endure the agony of his wounds. And he will do whatever it takes to be with her.
When Susan first sees the old two-story house for sale, such warmth and longing fill her that—against all reason—she makes an offer. It will take years of hard work and money she frankly doesn’t have to fix up the place. So she can’t explain why she bought it. She also can’t explain what compels her to spend hours one night, digging in the basement until she unearths a man. A man who still lives and breathes despite having been buried alive. A man whose intense brown eyes glow amber with pain, declaring him far more than ordinary. Susan knows she should keep her distance. He has no memory and possesses gifts that would make most fear him. But as the two work together to unravel the mystery of his past, she finds herself drawn in by his teasing nature and tender touch. So much so that she loses her heart to him even as they find themselves hunted by unknown enemies who are ruthless in their quest to capture them.
"Fans of terrific paranormal romance have hit the jackpot with Duvall and her electrifying series."
—RT Book Reviews
"Full of fascinating characters, a unique and wonderfully imaginative premise, and scorching hot relationships."
—The Romance Reviews
“Fans of paranormal romance who haven’t discovered this series yet are really missing out on something extraordinary.”
—Long and Short Reviews
“Paranormal romance fans who enjoy series like J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood will definitely want to invest time in the Immortal Guardians series.”
—All Things Urban Fantasy
Loving me some Stanislav
If you’re new to this series, don’t worry, you can start with any book. However, as the series progresses, there’s an underlying story going on. The author is good about including details that help you understand and stay up to date. That being said, in my personal opinion, if I was starting, this wouldn’t be the one I would start with. Maybe it’s because I’m already so invested in the whole dynamics of all the characters. Dianne has spoiled us so much by always including previous characters and how they interact with one another. And I am obsessed with Seth, the leader. There are always surprises with him and David. In this book, we barely saw them and not until the very end. It was all well worth it though. And the prologue was such a surprise. I almost cried with joy. I love the main character, Stanislav and Susan. And the narrator is so amazing. I feel like I know them.
While looking at a house for sell, Susan here’s a weak voice asking her not to leave and drawing her back. This voice leads her to buy the house. Susan is telepathic, by the way. One night, the voice compels her to dig in the basement. Low and behold, she finds a man. This is Stanislav, an immortal. Find out how she rescues him and about the men who hunt him.
For those who are unfamiliar with the series, Immortal Guardians are like vampires except the virus that causes it doesn’t cause them to go mad like it does vampires. The reason for this is because before being infected, the human was gifted, meaning they possess abilities like precognition, telepathy and so on. This is due to having more DNA or chromosomes. The guardians protect humans by hunting vampires that prey on them. Of course, the author explains all this a lot better than I do lol. I just can’t get enough of this series! And FYI, how’s the time to catch up because you don’t want to miss out on being ready for Seth’s book, which is next!
My favorite series.I’m hooked
The Immortal Guardians series and the Gifted ones series are superb. Dianne Duvall created a world that has hooked its fangs on me. I’m so addicted to those amazing heroes and their world. It takes you in a wonderful trill, battle, sizzling romance, true friendship, angst filled page turner rollercoaster ride. Every book in this series is amazing in its own right. This is Stan’s story. I’m so happy he gets his HEA. I read it in one seating, I couldn’t put it down. I recommend the audiobook as well, it is so well narrated that it brings our beloved characters to life in a whole new incredible level. Thanks Ms. Duvall, your books are so amazing that when I read them, I get transported and lost in their world. Coming back to reality when I’m done reading is a sucker punch lol. I can’t wait for the next book.
It just gets better!
Awaken the Darkness is a great book! Diane Duvall series is fantastic’ each book is a stand alone but you will revisit previous characters, and it picks up where the previous book ended. So be best to read them all. What a ride, this has it all: mystery, drama, laughter, romance, action and tears. The book tells us what mystery happen to Stan and his meeting and romance with Susan. I was sad to read the last page, I want more! This definitely a keeper!