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Black Moon. Desiderio di sangue (Riley Jenson Guardian #7)

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Seduction that kills. Pleasure to die for. She just can't resist.... Guardian Riley Jensen always seems to face the worst villains. And this time's no different. For it's no ordinary sorceress who can raise the dead to do her killing. But that's exactly what Riley expects to find at the end of a trail of female corpses used - and discarded - in a bizarre ritual of evil. Wi ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 23rd 2012 by Newton & Compton (first published March 19th 2009)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Mar 22, 2009 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-reads
Half wolf, half vampire and with abilities that are still manifesting, Riley Jenson's work as a Guardian is never boring. Her latest cases involve dead humans and dead vampires. And if that's not enough trouble, it's also coming up on the full moon when her wolf demands sex...and lots of it. Good thing she has her hunky vampire, Quinn, to meet her demands. Of course, nothing is so attractive to her wolf than another wolf, and wouldn't you know it, this case has her running into the same wolf ove ...more
Summer
So Riley is on yet another case of a serial killer. It starts out where she's already failed to catch the killer once and she's determined not to make that mistake again. However, its near the time of the month where the moon is full. In Riley's world that means her body wants to have A LOT of sex. NOW. This makes keeping her mind serious about the case rather difficult. She tries to overcome her urges and follows her instincts to an old building. There she discovers that she's been following a ...more
 Tina (Fantastic Book Review)
So Riley is back at it again, there’s no time for rest and relaxation in her world. This book is another great addition to the series. I always want to hear more about the sexy men in Riley’s life and how the full moon affects her relationships. As for her current lover Quinn, I love how he’s willing to give Riley everything she desires….what a perfect man and how can I find one that’s undead.

Who is this sexy bounty hunter Kye Murphy? If you have been keeping up with the series, he was introduce
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Shera (Book Whispers)
The Riley Jenson series covers a lot of magical creatures. The classic zombie and sorceress(es) are up now! Again the mystery wasn't exactly original here, but that's not where this book is drawing it’s “steam” from. It shows the hard part of the law as humans can get away with harsh disgusting crimes, when supernaturals would be simply put down at the first hint of suspicion. It’s chilling, and more then a bit frustrating as Riley frantically tries to get "proof" to put the bad guys away.

As men
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Ithlilian
The Riley Jensen series has been one of my favorites for a while. Unfortunately, the last few novels haven't wowed me. It's feels like Riley is talking about the same issues in every novel. She will be in grave danger and she will never be happy with Quinn because he's not a werewolf. Her thinking is very one dimensional, and she hasn't grown much as a character from novel one. She is still lusting after random strangers when she has a man at home, and frankly it's starting to get old. The serie ...more
Maria
Nov 10, 2009 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's hard to like a book when you don't really like the main character: Riley Jenson. All she seems to do (from the 1st book all the way through the 4th book - Dangerous Games) is complain, complain, and COMPLAIN about how she doesn't want to be a Guardian, and how she thinks her lover Quinn is too narrow-minded when he doesn't want her to have sex indiscrimmiantly. "Oh, boo-hoo, my boyfriend doens't want me to have sex with other men!" And the sex scenes are not even that good: there's no real ...more
Nichole (Dirrty H)
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Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Half-werewolf, half-vampire, Riley Jenson is a Guardian working for the Directorate which polices the nonhuman races, and she's very good at her job. Even though there's a drug in her system that keeps changing her and they're not sure what it'll do to her, she still strives for what every werewolf wants: a soul mate, and kids.

The kids are beyond her now thanks to the drug in her system, but she's still hoping to one day meet her soul mate - who, sadly, can never be Quinn, her sexy, ancient vam
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Darcy
Apr 15, 2009 Darcy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book, was a little different from the others in the series as for the most part Riley is happy. You gotta love that. I like the twist at the end, but not sure what it will mean for her. I loved seeing more interaction with Riley, Rhoan, and Liander. They are making their little family work. It seems like something is headed her way with her old pack, can't wait to see what happens there.
Cyndi
Oct 11, 2015 Cyndi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aure   `Reading With The Dark`
This was da best in this series!
Melliane
Jun 03, 2015 Melliane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mon avis en Français

My English review

Enchainer directement le tome 6 avec le tome 7 a été un réel plaisir. Bien sûr, on retrouve une nouvelle enquête, de nouveaux meurtres effrayants et ainsi que de nouveaux personnages. Un mélange toujours explosif.

Riley se voit confier une affaire mettant en scène des jeunes filles assassinées et des zombies dont on ne comprend pas vraiment l’existence ou même leur but. C’est déjà une affaire assez compliquée en elle-même mais quand à présent des vampires sont
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Chiara Cilli
May 02, 2014 Chiara Cilli rated it it was amazing
E' inutile, non c'è niente da fare: Keri Arthur è e rimarrà la scrittrice migliore dell'intera galassia! Il suo stile è sensazionale, riesce a trascinarti letteralmente dentro la storia :woot: Le scene d'azione sono incredibili e non so che altro aggiungere per far capire quanto ammiri questa donna! Keri è il mio idolo :wub: Ma analizziamo meglio il settimo capitolo di questa serie sexy e inimitabile:

Finalmente Riley e Quinn hanno un rapporto stabile - e qui non potrei essere più contenta -, ma
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Lunasea
This is another six star, if not seven star book. Keri Arthur is easily one of my top five favorite authors, maybe even in the top three. Hers is the one universe I want to live most in. Riley is one of the few characters I want to be. She is one of the authors I MUST get the day the book comes out. I even call the bookstore to make sure they got it for me. She's on my list of books I gave the bookstore to get for me.

Now that I've gotten the gushing out of the way, to this book specifically. Don
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Dorri
Oct 05, 2009 Dorri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: smut, fantasy-urban
In the seventh installment of Keri Arthur's Guardian novels, we find Riley accepting her new role as a Guarding of the Directorate and as a lover to the still mysterious Quinn. Trying to live in the now, Riley is focusing on the case involving zombies. Someones raising them and using them to kill teenage girls, which leads Riley to a shape-shifting sorceress and a small batch of zombies. All of which put Riley in the deep end, until Kye, a werewolf mercenary and general pain in the tush, shows u ...more
Leah
Jan 29, 2013 Leah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of paranormal romance, fans of Riley Jenson series
Rating: 2.5 of 5

My enjoyment of Deadly Desire was definitely hindered by two things: one, I hadn't read any of the previous six books in the Riley Jenson Guardian series; and two, I'm not what you'd call a fan of "paranormal romance."

I bought this book on impulse years ago, not realizing it was the seventh in a series, thinking I might find a story and characters I liked as much as those in Laurell K. Hamilton's books. (Entertainment being the number one reason anyone would read these types of b
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Melanie
The month of March has been very busy for me, so I have had to take a Riley break! I picked up this installment, and was still pleasantly surprised, but I found myself wanting this series to be over. I am not sure if it’s because a lot of series I’ve read over the years have been releasing their next book, or what, but I am excited to be done with this series. I love Riley, don’t get me wrong, but her books are all starting to feel the same to me. And now this soul mate stuff is getting to be a ...more
ThatEzi  (Oh My Shelves)
3.5 stars.
I don't know I both liked and disliked this one. Finally Riley and Quinn have come together after a couple of books on the outs. It's seems like they are finally on the path of happy and bam (punch to the gut), Kye Murphy comes to town.

We first saw him in book 5, Embraced by Darkness, as enforcer to the Pack Alpha that Riley and Rhoan don't acknowledge. He is here as a bounty hunty and they are hunting witches who are raising up zombies to murder teenage girls.

Typical Riley, being arou
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Lori
Oct 05, 2009 Lori rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, ebooks
Pretty ok addition to the series. Not as good as the last two books but for different reasons than the first four. I like to see Riley growing as a character, doing things like wearing sneakers to work instead of stilettos and trying to be--for the most part--a one man gal. What strikes me most about this book is just how boring Quinn has become. He's lost his teeth. Not literally, but... he's a char with a lot of depth and while I have been annoyed in the past by some of his poor choices I also ...more
I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com)
This one was a little slow in the beginning, but it got much better at the end. I enjoyed all the little surprises that Keri Arthur threw in regarding Riley. Riley has come a long way since those first books--although her "wolf" is craving the free loving lifestyle she was so comfortable with, her heart is leaning towards being with one man. Of course, she wouldn't be Riley if she was that forthcoming with her lover--so she always keeps her options open.

Although I am glad that Riley has finally
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Susan
Feb 09, 2011 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Riley has finally faced the fact that she can never leave the Directorate, especially with affects of ARCI-23 in her body. In book 7, she is on the hunt for someone whose raising zombies and killing off vampires. During her encounter with some gruesome hellhounds, she is saved by Kye, a bounty hunter who loves to kill for profit.

She finally take her next steps in exploring her relationship with Quinn, but making sure that this sexy vampire, fully understands that she is still looking for her sou
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Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus
Dec 15, 2009 Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus by: Heidi
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Stupid Shiny Volvo Driver
A very nice sequel in this series. Still... so many things not resolved and lots of questions left unanswered. In the previous books, Quinn was either a huge part of her life and after we found out he's so much more than just your everyday vamp, he disappeared for a while. He's a major love interest in this book, but not much more. He's off doing his own thing and when they are together, of course they are in bed, which is all great, but Keri begins the lovemaking scenes and where she would have ...more
Laura
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Seduction that kills. Pleasure to die for. She just can’t resist . . .
Guardian Riley Jenson always seems to face the worst villains. And this time’s no different. For it’s no ordinary sorceress who can raise the dead to do her killing. But that’ s exactly what Riley expects to find at the end of a trail of female corpses used—and discarded—in a bizarre ritual of evil. With pressure mounting to catch one fiend, another series of brutal slayings shocks the vampire world of her lover,
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Pat aka Tygyr
Riley is assigned by the Directorate to investigate the murder of young human women. She senses magic at each scene. Now Vampires are being murdered and the same magic traces are at those scenes as well. The Full Moon is playing havoc with her needs. She and Quinn (Vampire) are being exclusive. But she has been getting weak and having some dizziness. Just part of her werewolf/vampire genetics? Is Quinn taking too much blood? An unwanted complication in her investigation is a werewolf - Kye. He h ...more
Kat Klein
Once again, we've got an action packed mystery, full of dark magic, zombies and serial killers. In this one, the two killers seem to be linked. And someone is taking out vampires seemingly while their powerless to resist their own deaths.

Add in Kye Murphy, the sexy werewolf who was Patrin's bodyguard is back, and getting in Riley's way... not to mention stirring her hormones, and things're getting hot for Riley, in spite of her desire to give vampire lover Quinn a real chance.

This one had some
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J.W.
Wow, just WOW

I love these books. A very guilty pleasure and the story is just getting better and better.

Rileys abilities are growing, and going, into some scary areas.

This time facing off against sorceresses/zombies/hellhounds

Quinn...I adore Quinn, I have since book 1, he can do no wrong in my eyes BUT
Kye is just as exhilarating, sexy, brooding.

If I could have two soulmates, these are who Id want
Brenda
Feb 28, 2014 Brenda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am in a love hate relationship with this series. The story line around the "sex" part is a very good storyline, as I have mentioned before I try to stay away from "erotic" material, its just not my cup of tea, but the story surrounding the "erotic sex" parts, is intriguing and I should say that the sex scene while graphic, are not raunchy, if it were I would be closing it for sure..now the first couple books in the series, the sex was more rape, but that is my opinion, you may see it different ...more
Courtney
Jul 29, 2009 Courtney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I continue to enjoy this series as it goes along and the ending to this particular book has only left me anxiously waiting the next one. Very very good writing and I don't find that the sex is overdone as it often can be in these paranormal need-sex-or-die stories. I like it.
Amber
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Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson, Guardian series, has now written more than 25 books. She's received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards, and recently won RT's Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives in Melbourne with her daughter and two crazy dogs
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