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When Passion Lies (The Shadow Keepers #4)

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  497 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
Tiberius is a vampire dedicated to protecting his kind—and the secrets of the shadow world. Now, as his quest to become head of the Alliance draws within reach, a shattering new threat puts him to the ultimate test. It’s a nightmare of grim proportions: a dark plot to bring about the mass extermination of human and shadow alike. And it forces Tiberius to turn to the woman ...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published May 29th 2012 by Bantam (first published May 29th 2011)
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Jul 26, 2012 Sandy rated it really liked it
WHEN PASSION LIES (The Shadow Keepers #4) by J.K.Beck

WHEN PASSION LIES is the 4th book in The Shadow Keepers series by J.K. Beck. Focusing on vampire Tiberius and his mate Caris, When Passion Lies is a story about two vampires who have passionately loved each other for centuries without reservation until the day one is cursed to walk the world feared by humans and Shadow creatures alike. Finding his mate is now transformed into the very being all Shadow creatures fear, Tiberius has no choice but
Jan 05, 2013 Gisela rated it it was amazing
What would you do if you got a second chance with the only person you had ever loved? (And given the fact that Tiberius is an immortal vampire that is a very long time)
What would you do if you got a chance to correct the biggest mistake you've ever made?
And if you were on the other side of this coin? What if you were the person who was betrayed, who's heart got rip from your chest: could you forgive?

This book has by far been my favourite of this series but i think its because we had only seen g
Sep 05, 2012 BJS rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tiberius the vampire leader who had to banish his mate and true love(Caris)for the good of his people.

Loved the inner fight within their selves, Caris believing that Tiberius had forsaken her for the good of his people, then later finding out that Tiberius never stopped loving her and continued to do everything he could to keep her save.

This really was a great story, seeing these to characters come together again.

The 5 stars does not include Midnight (book 3.5 in the series). Even though it's in the back of this book I have not read it yet. I plan on counting that as a book on it's own.
Glynda Roy
Aug 05, 2012 Glynda Roy rated it it was amazing
This is a very good series. When I read her first three books, I couldn't wait for the next installment. They are dark, exciting and romantic. Just my kind.
Nov 13, 2014 Krissys rated it it was amazing
Shelves: featured-books, star
J.k. Beck has done an outstanding job with her shadow keepers. I can't wait to read more of her books!
Tiberius es un amor <3 y Caris es una guerrera regia.
May Mostly Romance
Nov 01, 2012 May Mostly Romance rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
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J. Lynne
Jun 12, 2013 J. Lynne rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This just made three-stars. I don't know what it is, but for some reason I'm not really connecting with this series. I feel like I should love it, but I don't. I read the first book in the series, skimmed the next two and read this one. Something's just missing for me.

In this one, I liked the characters. Caris and Tiberius were engaging and intriguing. The problem? The story. I didn't really get the chance to fall in love with them as a couple. They're already in love. The story is about them f
Joyfully Reviewed
Tiberius and Caris were mates for centuries, which isn’t really a long time for vampires. They fought together and loved together until the night that Caris disappeared and when she returned, she had been changed into something that all vampires feared. Tiberius was torn between his love for Caris and his duty to protect his people. Politics and passion warred in Tiberius, until the gap between those two decisions tore them apart with a deep divide between them. The decision that he made changed ...more
Aug 04, 2015 Tania rated it it was amazing
Shelves: j-k-beck
"When Passion Lies" by J.K. Beck. Book 4 in The Shadow Keepers series.

Loved this story! The main characters of Tiberius and Caris were just meant to be together. The storyline was excellent and the detailed just enough that you could picture exactly what was happening.

Political intrigue, half-breeds, lost love, found love, revenge, scientific experiments and world domination! This book has all of this packed in a story that's a little shorter than your average book. Included at the end of this b
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After the heroine was kidnapped and infected with the werewolf virus, she was banished from her vampire clan and made into a dangerous outcast. The hero suffered greatly with the decision to do this to his mate but it had to be done. She wasn't able to control her change and therefore was a risk to his people. But he never stopped loving her. He should have killed her but never could he bring himself to do so he banished her instead. Despite the heroine's anger at his betrayal, she soon realizes ...more
Shari Hill
Oct 30, 2012 Shari Hill rated it really liked it
I have been hooked on this story from the beginning and this book just keeps me coming back for more.

Tiberius -- Vampire dedicated to protecting his kind and the shadow world safe, who despite it all still longs for one he let go years before.

Caris -- the "hybrid" (not by her choice-oops spoiler alert), has been living a life amongst the weren, hating Tiberius for pushing her away after what happened to her.

A kidnapping, murder, upcoming Alliance election brings Caris & Tiberius back togethe
Aug 30, 2012 Cindyg rated it really liked it
It's been along time between books but I was surprised that I was able to remember things about Tiberius and Caris.
Of course they weren't involved, instead it seemed like they were enemies.
I liked Tiberius; he's older than dirt which means he stronger then most, he loves with all his being and he loyal to a fault.
I liked Caris; she driven, strong, intelligent and determined.
I was so glad these two reconnected and didn't fight their feelings for one another. They just went with it, it felt right
Apr 10, 2014 Ashley rated it really liked it
Abosolutely love the story of Caris and Tiberous!
R. C.
Aug 08, 2012 R. C. rated it liked it
Shelves: dtbs-i-have
This was my least favorite of the series thus far. Not a lot of action and much of it read like more of a detective caper than a gritty vampire romance. As always, there was some steamy romance, but I just wasn't feeling it the way I have with the previous 3 books, and the ending seemed rushed.

I enjoyed the various side characters, although, at times, it was quite confusing trying to keep up with who was who. I do hope that the side characters' storylines continue to be explored in future instal
Oct 24, 2014 Karen added it
This book was going to be a make or break book in the series for me. I liked the first 2, but the last one was missing something. As I read this one I found my mind wandering and I kept putting it down to clean around the house, it just couldn't keep my attention. I found Tiberius to be cold, Caris blah, couldn't see why they would want the other, then they had the hold betrayal to get past. After 90 pages I realized I didn't care how things worked out with them. In the end this one wasn't for m ...more
Pamela Saylor
Jan 27, 2014 Pamela Saylor rated it liked it
Had a hard time getting into this book. Had to stop at page 96 and start all over from the beginning because I lost tract of the story. I think it was more me then the book
Kate Murray
I really enjoyed this book. The books before Tiberious seemed like an untouchable hardass politician, but this book really showed you the real "man" behind everything. I loved the story of him and Caris. I also like the extra little novella afterward of when Tiberous first met Caris.
Angel Ruess
Nov 16, 2014 Angel Ruess rated it really liked it
One of my favorites in the series. Tiberius and Caris were both interesting and a bit of a mystery so it was fun diving into both of their heads. I was a bit disappointed in the ending, but understand why it had to be that way. I hope to see more of them in the future.
May 28, 2013 Lisa rated it it was ok
Not my favorite book of hers. The others in the series had alot more action this just had a lot of inter monologue. It has a short story at the end of it about the characters, I didn't read it because I disliked the book that much. :(
Jun 21, 2012 Tamran rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Done!! Took me a while cuz I've had so much going on. But I enjoyed this book :-) I like this series. Both characters were strong & held my attention. This author has surely grown on me. I enjoy the world & how it all works.
Amanda (The Literary Hoarders)
Aug 03, 2012 Amanda (The Literary Hoarders) rated it really liked it
I have to say this is my fave out of the entire series so far. This story has been in the making since the first book and I just love Caris she was witty and strong after all she endured. Nothing but goodness about this book :)
Jul 29, 2012 Pamela rated it liked it
Rated 3.5
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Oct 31, 2011 Jen rated it liked it
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Tiberius and Caris

3.5 stars

Full review to come on Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

Aug 16, 2012 Robin rated it really liked it
Good book. I've enjoyed all the books in this series so far. They aren't real deep but still enjoyable and well above fluff.

Nov 12, 2012 Mskychick rated it really liked it
100 pages of this less than 400 page book are previews of other JK Beck books. I feel cheated
Story is 3-1/2 stars
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See my review of "When Passion Lies" by J.K. Beck on the Romance Reviews page in June 2012!
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Julia A. Beck was born in Mountainview, California, USA on 1965. Her father was an aeronautical engineer, and her mother worked as a secretary. She grew up in Austin, Texas, where she attended Lyndon Baines Johnson High School, graduating as valedictorian of her class. She went on to the University of Texas, where she received a bachelor's degree in communications (radio-television-film). Afterwar ...more
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