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Keeper of the Night (The Keepers: L.A. #1)

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  319 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
In their new Keeper roles, these extraordinary women must balance the fate of the world with their desires…

New Keeper Rhiannon Gryffald has her peacekeeping duties cut out for her—because in Hollywood, it’s hard to tell the actors from the werewolves, bloodsuckers and shape-shifters. Then Rhiannon hears about a string of murders that bear all the hallmarks of a vampire ser
Mass Market Paperback, Harlequin Nocturne #151, 304 pages
Published December 18th 2012 by Harlequin
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Lady Heather
Welcome to a world where Werewolves, Vampires, Shapeshifters, and Elven live among us. Very few Humans know of their existence, that is because the story takes place in LA-LA Land.. also known as Hollywood. The city where everyone wants their 'big break', and where the 'Others' are able to blend in without anyone suspecting a thing.

The Keepers are individuals who are born into their position, and are destined to enforce the Laws of 'The Others', and to ensure peace between the races, and the Hum
Kathie (katmom)
Dec 31, 2012 Kathie (katmom) rated it really liked it
This was fun and an enjoyable way to spend a few hours.

Rhiannon and her cousins are the new Keepers of OTHERS in LA. Rhiannon is the Keeper of the Vampires and her cousins Keepers of the Elven and the Shapeshifters. Each of the women, although human, can take on some of the skills and gifts of their charges.

This was a new way to look at vampires and the supernatural.

The cousins have been thrown into their jobs as Keepers as their fathers have been promoted to the ruling council. Lots of info w
Lisa B.
Dec 09, 2012 Lisa B. rated it really liked it
Traditional Heather Graham.

As we know from the synopsis, this book is about Rhiannon, who is keeper of the vampires. It’s her job to keep everyone on the straight and narrow. Easier said than done, especially in L.A. Plus, she is new to the job and is being tested to see if she can handle her new responsibilities. There are two cousins who are also keepers - Barrie, Keeper of the Shapeshifters and Sailor, Keeper of the Elven.

It’s nice to have a go-to author for when I want to read some thing
Tammy  Zautner
Jan 15, 2013 Tammy Zautner added it
Shelves: dnf
This was a first for me with this author. I did not like this book. The writing style was very different for me and the world they lived in was just as confusing since nothing was very descriptive. I have not read her other Keeper series, so maybe that is why I didn't quite understand what was going on. It was like the author just expected you to know. I think it would of been nice if she had recapped their world a little bit for those of us new to the series. I felt lost and could not connect t ...more
Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
Sep 12, 2014 Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Jan 22, 2013 Sandy rated it liked it
KEEPER OF THE NIGHT (The Keepers: LA #1) by Heather Graham

ABOUT THE BOOK: Released December 2012

In their new Keeper roles, these extraordinary women must balance the fate of the world with their desires…

New Keeper Rhiannon Gryffald has her peacekeeping duties cut out for her—because in Hollywood, it’s hard to tell the actors from the werewolves, bloodsuckers and shape-shifters. Then Rhiannon hears about a string of murders that bear all the hallmarks of a vampire serial killer, and she must conf


New Keeper Rhiannon Gryffald has her peacekeeping duties cut out for her—because in Hollywood, it's hard to tell the actors from the werewolves, bloodsuckers and shape-shifters. Then Rhiannon hears about a string of murders that bear all the hallmarks of a vampire serial killer, and she must confront her greatest challenge yet. Together with Elven detective Brodie McKay, they head to Laurel Canyon, epicenter of the danger, where they uncover a plot that may forever alter the fac
Dec 18, 2012 Jaime rated it it was ok
I really wanted to love this book. It’s a new series that seemed like it would be right up my alley. I even downloaded and read the novella that was on amazon for free. It was a prequel to this series. The novella only sort of introduced me to this world, and it took place in another city (with character’s that were not featured in this book). But hey, it was short and free. There were several inconsistencies in the book, which make sense to me now. I later discovered that this is not actually a ...more
Apr 12, 2013 Krystal rated it it was ok
The world in which you live is not the world you think it is. In fact we live in a world in which Werewolves, Vampires, Shape-shifters, and Elven live among us. Very few humans actually know of their existence thanks to a select few known as Keepers. Keepers are a group of select individuals who are born into their positions; enforcers of the the laws of "The Others" and sworn to keep the peace between all the races.

Unfortunately for Rhiannon Gryffald, she and her cousins Barrie (a journalist) a
Lena Loneson
Jun 04, 2013 Lena Loneson rated it liked it
Keeper of the Night was an odd one for me, and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. I enjoy Graham's writing a lot. It's smooth and flows well, so I never feel like I'm working at reading her novels. I enjoyed simply reading this book, but I did feel a bit unfulfilled.

The Keepers premise is an interesting one: humans that look after supernatural beings, and take on some of their characteristics. So a vampire Keeper can somewhat become a vampire. A shifter Keeper can turn into a caterpillar, i
Keeper of the Night is the first book in The Keepers: L.A. series. The series is about three cousins; Rhiannon, Barrie, and Sailor. They are humans who are tasked with watching over the others (vampires, werewolves, etc.). Each woman is Keeper to a certain group of others. In Keeper of the Night, Rhiannon Gryffald, keeper of the vampires, teams up with detective Brodie McKay, who happens to be elven, to stop a murderer who drains their victims of blood.

First of all, I have to mention that I am
Julie G
Feb 05, 2013 Julie G rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
Just as her band gets an offer to tour, Rhiannon Gryffald is called to take her place as an L.A. Keeper. With her two cousins, she is a peacekeeper for the community of Others living undetected among Hollywood's humans.

An inconvenient interruption in Rhiannon's musical career, when bodies start turning up - drained of blood - things become much more difficult. Suddenly, she is forced to investigate her vampire charges, determine if one of them is killing humans, and try to protect her cousins.

Eliza Leone
Sep 12, 2014 Eliza Leone rated it liked it
A light romance within a deep paranormal world.

Series: Yes, The Keepers: LA 1
Characters: Rhiannon and Brodie
Setting: Modern day, Hollywood California
Sexual Themes: Yes

Rhiannon is a young woman with a destiny, a destiny to follow in her Father's footsteps as the Keeper of the vampires for her region. When bodies begin piling up around the city she and an Other detective must team up to stop whoever is responsible. Desperate to prove herself and to protect her family, Rhiannon and her cousins inve
Jan 11, 2013 Angela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Angela by: netgalley
I'm not to sure how I feel about this series. In all honestly, I haven't read The Keeper series, which this is a spin-off of, but I didn't feel as if I needed to considering this was suppose to be a new series written by three different authors. It started with a prequel novella that takes place in Las Vegas and whose characters have nothing to do with the new series, which confused me considering the series is called The Keepers:L.A. not The Keepers:Las Vegas. Anyway, I found myself liking the ...more
This review can also be found on Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell-blog.

Blame it on bouncing back from a five star book or blame it on taste differences in writing styles, but this book simply wasn’t for me.

I haven’t read the other The Keepers-series Graham co-authored with Alexandra Sokoloff and Deborah Leblanc, but I did like the paranormal world presented here. The set up was unfortunately—or fortunately depending on your point of view—delivered in an infodump prologue and it actually made me curio
*I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Keeper of the Night is the first in a series focusing on three cousins who inherited from their fathers the role as Keepers of supernatural species. That's because, in the alternate world presented in this book, not only are supernatural species real (vampires, warewolves, shapeshifters, elves, etc.) but these species are perfectly integrated in our society (although pretending to be humans). This first book focus on Rhiannon
Traci (Mad Hatter Reads)
The Keepers: L.A. series is a follow up to The Keepers Trilogy (Heather Graham, Alexandra Sokoloff, and Deborah Leblanc). The Keepers: L.A. consists of three individual books by Heather Graham, Alexandra Sokoloff, and Harley Jane Kozak and follows the three Gryffald cousins who are the new Vampire, Elven, and Shape-Shifter Keepers in L.A.

Keeper of the Night by Heather Graham is the first of trilogy and focuses on Rhiannon Griffald, a musician and the new Vampire Keeper of Laurel Canyon. A Keepe
Jan 28, 2013 Kimberly rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Review featured on

So the plot for this story is interesting. Rhiannon is a Keeper (babysitter/judge) for the vampires. She is new to the job with her 2 cousins. She barely gets to LA and vampire murders start happening. Brodie is a copy (and Elvan) who is working the case and they team up.

Sounds interesting right? And it sorta is except the writing of the story almost seems like it is written for YA (except the minor love scenes). This is the first in a new series but it f
Jan 01, 2013 Shirley rated it liked it
Don’t let my rating sway you. Honestly. I think I said the same thing in my review of The Gatekeeper, but the same statement applies here. I love the premise and the characters are interesting as well. I can’t quite put my finger on why this series isn’t grabbing me, but even so, I’m not ready to give up on it.

Rhiannon is a strong female lead character and Brodie is a great Alpha male. They connect well and the relationship isn’t rushed. I like the connection that they have, so what is keeping m
Book Chatter-Cath
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Sadly, Keeper of the Night did not meet my expectations of a decent read at-all.

Long winded, over complicated, rambling sentences of incoherent musings, thoughts, and feelings that go on-and-on until all you want to do is throw the book against a wall (I didn't though because it was on my Kindle!).
This book held great promise with an interesting blurb, but that's where it ended.

The prologue made me cringe with its overly preachy telling of
Dec 15, 2012 GONZA rated it did not like it
It was really hard to read this book, I do not really know why, the plot was interesting enough and I usually really like elves and sups too.
All this stuff about Keepers was not so clear and the heroine and her cousins were not such interesting characters, IMHO of course.
Anyway It had probably all the problems that come along with the first book in a new series, and as a multiple writers series I do not know if I'll give it another chance in March. Let's wait and see.

E' stata veramente dura fin
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Aug 03, 2014 Rachel- Goodbye Borders rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2014
The first half of this book was an exercise in frustration. Rhiannon is the vampire Keeper. She's new and while she knew she'd inherit this role/job from her father, it happened much sooner than she anticipated. Someone is murdering people and it's either a vampire doing it, or someone making it look like a vampire. There even might be more then one. The major players want her to solve/find out who is doing it (but not help her in any way and they decide to deliberately keep things from her).
Nicki Markus
Dec 04, 2012 Nicki Markus rated it liked it
Shelves: read-paranormal
On the whole, I enjoyed this book more than the prequel, The Gatekeeper. As a longer novel, it had a little more grunt and there was more time for Ms Graham to develop the plot and the characters.

The storyline kept my interest even though it didn't feel like anything I hadn't read before. The characters were okay; although, I would have liked a little more depth in their personalities as at times they came across a little stereotypical and bland.

Still, this is a good general paranormal romance f
Aug 15, 2013 Mel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read The Gatekeeper a prequel novella to The Keepers: L.A. series and kinda liked it so I thought I'd give Keeper of the Night a shot. Unfortunately, Keeper of the Night did not work for me. I felt lost from early on and thought I was missing something. I looked to see if this was a spin-off series but couldn't tell. I'm not sure if I missed a prior series for world-building or if there just wasn't enough back story going in but I didn't care for Keeper of the Night and only read six chapters ...more
Anne Barwell
Mar 06, 2013 Anne Barwell rated it liked it
Shelves: library
3.5 and I hovered between rating it up to 4 stars as there aren't half star options.

I enjoyed the set up and the story but some of the execution of it made me think 'seriously'? There was a lot of repetition about the 3 Keepers being young and experienced and beautiful, and the sex scenes were very purple prose.

I did like the main male character, Brodie, and I would have liked to have seen more of Adam and Tony. Perhaps in later books in the series? As this series is written by different author
Cathy Beckett
Sep 08, 2013 Cathy Beckett rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-books-read
First book in a four book series. The lead off author Heather Graham did not disappoint.

Rhiannon Gryffeld is the new vampire Keeper. It is her job to keep the thriving vampire community in Los Angeles in line. The problem is she has only been the Keeper for a week when all hell breaks loose.

Brodie McKay, undercover cop, is Elven. He is trying to find a vampire serial killer before he can kill again. Brodie, aka Mac Brodie, is working as an actor in a musical called Vampire Rampage. He contacts R
Jan 01, 2013 Jeanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book free from Netgalley to review. I have always liked Heather Graham's stories and this wasn't any different. I found the book intriguing and I am interested in following up with the others in this series. The characters were well rounded and meshed well together. I really liked this book!
Feb 10, 2013 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
My review is posted at the Just A Reader book review blog.
Sep 11, 2013 Lee rated it it was ok
Weak plot. I didn't like one of the main characters. In fact really disliked to the point of not wanting to read the next book in the series.
Mar 05, 2015 Mary rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, 2015
This was a good book, the story was engaging and was a fast fun read. Very easy writing style.

Highly recommend this book, nice way to pass away some time.

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Also published as Heather Graham Pozzessere and Shannon Drake.

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some tria
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