Phantom Shadows (Immortal Guardians #3)
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Bastien on a rampage. BEST THING EVER!!!! My favorite scene in this series so far, will probably remain so even after I read the other ones. THE BEST!
Re read via audio
I totally enjoyed this installment in the Immortal Guardian series. Bastian is a truly tortured soul. Having lived life for 200 years believing something that was not true, he can do nothing right now and has stopped trying. Melanie is the doctor that has always looked at him and seen good when no one else does.
Yes - he fights the attraction some. But is not too hard to come around. I think his downfall into love was sweet. Usually I do not like when the heroi ...more
Bastien may ...more
I liked this book, the heroes were unexpected and I loved the female character (as you may know by now, I love strong, sarcastic characters).
The story was fun and I enjoyed the plot although, true, there was nothing unexpected. Still, it was a fun book to try out :D
Didn’t think I’d like this one as much as I did. I wasn’t necessarily a big fan of Sebastian (he’s the black sheep of the immortal family) and Melanie hasn’t played a big role in the previous books. Having said that, Bastian totally grew on me! Fell in love with both him and Melanie. They’re a great PNR pairing.
In addition to the continuing plot twists in the overall story (again I was completely surprised…hand clapping for Ms. Duvall), I love the dialogue between the characters. Some ...more
Steaminess: HOT HOT HOT
Thumbs Up: 5
Overall: I was left wanting more
Characters: Well Written
Plot: There is war and no one is safe
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Book Boyfriend: Sebastian
SUMMARY (50 words or less)
Okay, it’s been a while since I read this series. I spent the first several chapters trying to reacquaint myself with the series. Still this book was on the move. It m ...more
Another great book from a great series! I have to say that IMO, Dianne has knocked one out of the park with this series. So far I love the characters, the storylines are interesting and engaging in a way that keeps me wanting more and the quality of the stories has been maintained as the series continues!
Melanie is a doctor at the Network (the human network that helps the Immortals). She works with the Vampires they have at their facilities, trying to work with them to keep the madne ...more
The attraction was instant for Melanie, and he sees what everyone doesn’t see in Bastien, compassion and care for others. As for Bastien, he found something in Melanie th ...more
We all love it when the asshole falls in love, and Bastien is an asshole. Still battling with the bitterness of his past, he has major trust issues. He is ostracised by the majority of the Immortals due to his shady history and his more recent past as their enemy, and is an an ...more
Given Bastien's confusion over who he was and ...more
Dr. Melanie Lipton is struggling to find a cure for the madness that eventually attacks all vampires. She befriends the vampires in her care and has always been kind to Bastien. Bastien is ...more
Phantom Shadows was packed with ass-kicking action, good doses of romance and by the Gods I laughed with these immortals!
I enjoyed entering into the world of the Immortal Guardians once again but I have to say I was worried to read this one. The stunt pulled in the last book (yes, Ami, that's with you) kind of freak me out, I didn't like it at all and that made me worried about future books, but I read two pages and all my worries were left behind. All I cared a ...more
This is another series that I have loved right from the very start and have eargerly awaited for this installment to be released! I fully appreciate that it takes time for an author to write a book that is of high quality and for it to be published, but I really wish the process was a lot quicker....Yet again I struggled in places with this one as I racked my brain to remember events or characters of the past. I know that at times we often groan about the amount of background informatio ...more
Fand Bastien/Melanie extrem süß zusammen.
Hoffe es wird mal ein neuer Band übersetzt.
Bastien is almost universally despised by the other Immortals. After all, he was essentially the villain of book 1, but it wasn’t his fault. He truly believed that he was a vampire and that the Immortals were the enemy ...more
In Book Three, the Vampire King is dead but now humans have gotten in on the deal. ...more
(view spoiler)[OK, we get it already. Everyone hates Bastien. Do we have to be reminded of that EVERY.DAMN.TIME there's any sort of gathering. And i don't like him getting his ass kicked so much either. I kinda see w ...more
Hmmm ... so, I really enjoyed the first two books in this series. If you are looking for the intense, ramped up Black Dagger Brotherhood-esque stories? These are not the droids you're looking for. If you want emotionally damaged men, saved by falling in love with good women, with a minimum of relationship angst? BINGO! You have won the gift card to the Friday night buffet at David's house.
Some of the elements that worked in the first two books got a bit tired by round three. I was hear ...more
He is a very interesting guy who use to fight the immortal because a big misunderstanding.
I kind of feeling sorry for him and love his 'don't care' attitude but he is so sweet to his very understanding girl:)
Still multi POV, but since the story continuing from the earlier books, all good!:)
*off to the next book*
Melanie and Bastien had great chem ...more
Unfortunately, this book was not as enjoyable as the first 2 in the series. The plot, and overarching storyline, were great and continue to expand in really interesting, exciting ways. Where the book fell flat (for me) was in the romance department. The romance between Bastien and Melanie just fell flat; there was no passion. Melanie was definitely the pursuer, which in itself isn't a problem for me, but Bastien just seemed to feel.......eh. Almost the entire book, I felt like he liked ...more
I am a huge fan of this series and this books just proves me right! I couldn’t wait to read this book because of his main character: Bastien. Oh, god! What a hero he is! But which is the best part? His behavior wasn’t the one I was expecting!
So, the story is about Bastien and Melanie. He is the bad-boy-immortal-guardian that everyone has a problem with because of his past and she is the doctor who works with the guardians and one of the few pe ...more
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Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series. Her debut novel Darkness Dawns, Book 1, was nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and for Best Paranormal Romance - Vampire by The Romance Reviews. Night Reigns, Book 2, was declared an “utterly addictive” Top Pick by RT Book R...more
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“Really. Well, if you’re in the mood to lick something . . .”
“We can hear you,” Seth called.
“So?” Marcus countered and kissed his wife again.
“So she’s like a daughter to me, jackass.”
“Yeah,” David seconded. “There’s a reason I poured thousands of dollars into soundproofing your bedroom.”
“Hmm.” Marcus sounded thoughtful. “I do believe your family is trying to tell me I should take you to bed.”
“That isn’t what I— oh screw it,” Seth muttered.”
Richart tried without success to choke back a laugh. “Nothing to say?”
A muscle in Bastien’s cheek jumped. “I’m debating over whether or not I should kick Étienne’s ass for seeing Melanie naked.”
Richart burst into laughter.
“It wasn’t real! It was fantasy!” his brother protested.
“I don’t care. She was naked.”
Melanie felt heat bloom in her cheeks and didn’t know why the hell she should feel embarrassed. It wasn’t as if she really were naked. As Étienne had said, they were talking about fantasies he had seen in Bastien’s head.
How hot was it that Bastien was picturing her naked?
I was naked in his thoughts? she asked, unsure if Étienne was still tuning in.
And we were doing . . . ?
Things that would make you blush even more than you are now.
I don’t suppose you could show me, could you?
It doesn’t work that way.
His lips twitched.
Bastien tugged her hand. “I can’t hear what he’s saying to you. Should I kick his ass?”
“As if you could,” Étienne murmured.”