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Brink of Eternity (Guardians of Ascension #2.5)

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Discover a secret, sensual world of winged vampire warriors—and the women they crave. Meet the Guardians of Ascension....

Elise Jordan ended an intense relationship with her lover Gideon when she could no longer handle their being worlds apart…literally. Elise, a human living on Mortal Earth, just wasn't cut out for a vampire boyfriend from another dimension. Unfortunately,
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Published July 12th 2011 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published May 11th 2011)
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Marta Cox
This author writes passionate seriously sexy stories that leave lovers of paranormal romance simply breathless and this spin off series of books is no exception. Those readers who are familiar with her Ascension series will surely delight in these stories that are clearly a natural progression as the authors world building expands . It's a novel idea to have humanity progress to a second state of consciousness but Ms Roane explains her characters and the second earth they inhabit very well and i ...more
Eva Millien
After years of denying her fledgling powers, Elise Jordan is being called to Ascension and she’ll have to harness all her powers in order to protect herself and build a life with the one man who’s claimed her soul in this captivating paranormal romance.

With a fast paced and smooth flowing plot, this romance has the reader shivering in excitement with lots of suspense, action and romance. The characters are strong and captivating and the reader can’t help but get caught up in the story as Elise b
Roane's series revolves around vampires who start out as psychicly talented humans but then ascend from Mortal Earth to another dimension, Second Earth, and gain fangs and wings. There are two warring factions among the ascended and the 'pretty boy' bad vamps drink humans to death and also kill candidate ascenders who will not join their cause.

Brink of Eternity falls after Roane's first book Ascension, but works pretty well as a standalone short and as an introduction to Roane's world. I actual
When Elise Jordan and her lover Gideon split up, it was mutual but both carried secrets. Elise new who Gideon was, however Gideon had no idea that there was more to Elise than he thought. When Elise has a vision that concerns Gideon's sister, she calls and it changes everything between Gideon and Elise.

Another fantastic read from Caris Roane. Gideon is intense and the desire for Elise is breathtaking and it builds as the story progresses. Love this series.
Jacquie Talento
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review. I for one was happy to read this. It pulled me in and wouldn’t let me go till I finished reading it in one night. If you love vampires, clairvoyants, different world dimensions, aren’t afraid to read what people really want to say and say it, this is the book for you. Between vampires with wings and death vampires, you are in for the ride of your life. Ms. Roane not only entertained us with her writing, but left us with a need ...more
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
I received this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.

I managed to confuse myself a bit with this book because I have recently read Awakening (Rapture's Edge #1) and managed to completely miss the following Reader's Advisory - "Awakening is a paranormal romance novel, a vampire romance with a fantasy edge, of the Rapture’s Edge Series. The series is preceded by two related books: BRINK OF ETERNITY and THE DARKENING. RAPTURE’S EDGE is part of the Guardians of Ascension Saga!
Brink of Eternity was a good read, but for me it wasn't great. There is a lot going on and I felt kind of lost. This should definitely be read in order. I have a feeling since I missed the first book that there was some information that would have helped in understanding things in this book. It's about Elise and Gideon but does talk a little about characters from other books. In the back of the book there was a glossary of terms which did help clear up a bit of the terminology. I felt like there ...more

Discover a secret, sensual world of winged vampire warriors—and the women they crave. Meet the Guardians of Ascension....

Elise Jordan ended an intense relationship with her lover Gideon when she could no longer handle their being worlds apart…literally. Elise, a human living on Mortal Earth, just wasn't cut out for a vampire boyfriend from another dimension. Unfortunately, she never quite got over him—or the explosive passion they shared. But now, after denying her own fledgling powers for yea

Cheryl Sanders
In this multi-dimensional world some humans possess preternatural powers and when those powers reach a certain level, they can choose to ascend to the next dimension. Ascending comes with a lot of physical and geographic changes. When human, Elise Jordan, confesses to ex-boyfriend, Militia Warrior on Second Earth, Gideon, that all those memory wipes he performed on her never worked and she has some very strong preternatural powers, he was extremely upset for all the lies. He thought she was a no ...more
Liloshadow (ReNee)
Sexy...Intriguing...With Great In-Depth Characters...

I have read the whole Ascension series and this was a great extensive peek into the world of the sometimes mysterious miltia-warriors. But what really surprised me was the emotional depth to it, generally I feel its harder to bring a lot of emotion to a story thats on the shorter side. I loved getting to know Gideon and Elise...they had great in-depth character descriptions, not just concerning their appearance but their personalties as well.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Having not read any of the Guardians of Ascension, this book was a really unique introduction to author's world for me. While there was a little bit of a learning curve, I couldn't put the book down until the very end. I can't wait to read more of this storyline.

Elise and Gideon broke up for good reason. Now that Elise is forced to meet up with him after time apart, both of them are having a little trouble remembering why they stopp
Glynda Roy
I love this series. This is an amazing world of winged "kick-ass" vampires who are the guardians of humans and the second earth. So far," the ascenders" are the the mates to the guardians. They have special talents and powers that allow them to help in the war of good against evil. I am not a good writer, so I cannot write a review worth a hoot. I just know that this is a series you will love if you like vampires and other paranormals.
Ok, besides being a bit physical (is it??? hmmm...) I love the fact that this story has a very sweet twist in the end..and i love how much this book made me wanna read more and more....Caris is a genius. I am sure gonna read the whole series of this very sexy vampires warriors' stories in the future!
Patti Verburg
This book was hard to put down. You can feel yourself getting involved as Elise lets go and figures out the use of her powers and helps Gideon. Everyone of the Guardian Warriors are sexy and fight to keep everyone safe. The book has lots of good and bad vampires and lots of things going on as there are different dimensions involved. You can't help but keep reading as fast as you can to find out what happens next. I received the book for free in return for writing an honest review. The book is so ...more
Maria Itliong
Her series are very enjoyable to read whether it is a paperback or an e-book because it captures our imagination.
Mellissa Monteforte
I have a fondness of the Ascension series and love the concept behind the world created by Ms Roane. Although this is a novella and shorter then the full length books I enjoy that I was able to still get some of the back story of the world. Gideon is a man of pride and I enjoyed seeing him show he can be prideful as well as show vulnerability at same time. I do wish their was more of a look at what Gideon and Elise can do with their powers together but still I enjoyed watching them realize they ...more
Sheila Schwartz
Wow Ms. Roane's books just keep getting better and better! Her use of strong women who are intelligent, witty and down right contrary and Alpha men like Gideon who struggle with understanding such women make this short story an exciting journey for both! Describing the "Ascension" of Elise and her emerging supernatural abilities is a magical experience! Ms. Roane's use of characters from other books makes these books feel so familiar that its wonderful to refresh friendships and read about new o ...more
Sarah ~Book Addict~
~~~Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review.~~~

The Blurb:
Discover a secret, sensual world of winged vampire warriors—and the women they crave. Meet the Guardians of Ascension....

Elise Jordan ended an intense relationship with her lover Gideon when she could no longer handle their being worlds apart…literally. Elise, a human living on Mortal Earth, just wasn't cut out for a vampire boyfriend from another dimension. Unfortunately, she never quite got over him—or the explosive passion they shar
Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance

Phoenix, Arizona & Second Earth

Elise Jordan had ended her intense relationship with Gideon when she could no longer handle their literally being worlds apart. Elise is a human living on Mortal Earth. Having a vampire boyfriend and lover that was from another dimension just wasn’t for her. The problem is that she never got over him nor the passion that exploded between them. For years she has denied her own fledgling powers but that is hard to do with her sup
As far as vampire romances go, this is a new favorite series for me! I've just recently started reading these books but I've become addicted in no time. Once I started that first book I just could not stop reading them! There's just something about a hunky vampire warrior with wings that captures my attention!!!

Caris' World of Ascension is a fascinating new take on vampires for me! It's hard these days to find something new and fresh and this series is both of those for me. This being a novella
Review originally posted at A Date with a Book

With my resolution to read more paranormal romance this year, I chose to read this book for this tour. I am very glad I did. It is very steamy with it’s sex scenes, so if you don’t like that, you may want to steer clear. Very well done, however.

I loved the balance of the war, ascension, and romance, as well as the delivery of information pertinent to the world. I’m not a fan of too much world building, and this was definitely just right. Enough to se
Adria (Romance Reviews)
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I've never read Caris Roane's books before but I must say the idea of winged vampire warriors was intriguing. Brink of Eternity is a Guardians of Eternity novella, however it isn't like any novella I've ever read. While most seem to speed through details and tend to leave this particular reader unsatisfied, this was completely different.

Though it does fall into the novella category, Brink of Eternity has enough details to give readers a taste of
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While I'm not fans of Novella, because sometimes I feel the story too short, not with this one. Sure, Brink of Eternity just have 10 chapters, but it's like Caris Roane can wrap up Gideon and Elise story and left reader satisfied and beg for
In the world of vampires and paranormal romance finding a world that is unique is hard to do, Caris Roane has managed to do that with Brink of Eternity and the The World of Ascension series. This is an in between novella #2.5 in this series.

Gideon is a warrior first and foremost, he plans to devoting his life (eternal as it may be) to helping win the war within the vampire world. He has recently ended a two year affair he had been carrying on with a human, Elise.

Elise had always had to hide her
As with all novellas this story was too short but Caris Roane managed to keep it believable, well as believable as a book about humans who ascend to Second Earth and become Vampires with additional powers can be. But it flows well if not into the direct storyline than at least as an interesting vignette of the earth and what is going on around the war.

Gideon is a Militia Warrior, close to becoming a Warrior of the Blood he has the strength and the power but not the desire. He wants to serve alon
Gideon has promised to uphold his decree to defend Second Earth from the vicious death vampires intent on claiming it. He's a Militia Warrior, and needs to remain focused on the task at hand. Unfortunately, his mind keeps traveling to his ex-girlfriend, Elise. Their breaking up is still quite recent, and he's nursing the hurt in more ways than one. If he's to succeed in fighting the war against the other faction, he'll need to set aside his pain, and the incessant yearning roiling within him.

Sarah (Head Stuck In A Book)

I loved this novella that featured a Militia Warrior instead of a Guardian Of Ascension which is what this series is pretty much based on.
Although this book is numbered #2.5 I think it should be numbered #1.5, Warrior Marcus and Havily are not even together in this novella yet.

But no matter I still enjoyed this and it makes me wonder if eventually Gideon will one day join the Warrior's although he doesn't seem to want to anytime soon.

I loved the appearance of Endelle, I think she's a hoot, with
Jonel Boyko
I am completely intrigued by the twist on a much used genre. Roane’s premise left me breathless. Her vivid descriptions had me walking (or flying) through this world right alongside her characters. I could see and feel everything that they encountered. This story was a very intimate tale between the two main characters that the reader is drawn into. You cannot help but feel the emotions that Roane writes so eloquently about.

This story was so off centre from the bulk of the vampire genre that I
Brink of Eternity is a novella in Caris Roane’s Guardian’s of Ascension series. This was my first introduction into this series and now I am going to have to put Caris Roane’s books on my TBR list. I absolutely loved the idea of a mix of vampire and angel like characters. In this novella you get a peek into the world of the Guardian’s and those that have paranormal powers who may ascend. I loved the levels of Earth and the different Warriors. The story itself really pulled you in and you wanted ...more
This copy was gifted in exchange for an honest review. I am fairly new to Caris Roane's work and am finding it new and refreshing. The story of Elise and Gideon captured my imagination but I would have liked to know more about their past together. The storyline was good, the characters likeable, especially Madame Endelle who brings humour to the story. If this had been a longer read, Elise's powers could have been explored more. I liked this novella and look forward to reading The Darkness.
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